Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community

Learning Community is the key to success.

Learn from our experts. Learn from each other.

We established the Raffa Learning Community as one more contribution to the nonprofit field. We offer complimentary and fee-based training seminars in accounting, technology, human resources and more. The series of classes are specifically designed to keep you on top of the industry's leading trends, government regulations and new technologies. We offer year-round classes, roundtables, panels and forums on comprehensive and diverse topics presented by both internal and external subject matter experts. Additionally, we offer CPE credit for both Group Live and Group Internet seminars.

We hope you will join us for breakfast or lunch and take advantage of our great educational offerings!

Access to Raffa Learning Community seminars is available through Live Meeting as a courtesy to Raffa clients and/or out-of-state attendees. To attend a seminar via Live Meeting, simply register online and we will send you all of the details needed to participate remotely in our sessions.

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  • 9/20/2017 *WEBINAR ONLY*NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: A Framework for Strengthening Your Nonprofit’s Investment Reserve Policies

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s invol...

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s involved. Through his work on the Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI), Dennis Gogarty of Raffa Wealth Management has developed an easy-to-follow investment policy framework which will assist nonprofits in developing or strengthening their organization’s policy and procedures.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/20/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 1.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Nonprofit Investing
  • 9/21/2017 Socially Responsible Investing Inside Your Organization's Retirement Plan

    ​This presentation is geared toward administrators of retirement plans in both non-profits and for-profit organizations. This session will discuss the...

    ​This presentation is geared toward administrators of retirement plans in both non-profits and for-profit organizations. This session will discuss the following: establishing Environmental Social Governance funds as factors, defining sustainability and sustainable investments, and understanding impact investing.   In preparation for this event please feel free to peruse UN's Sustainable Development Goals web page (optional)

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/21/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kenneth L. St. Amand, II, VP Client Portfolio Manager @ Mirova
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Finance
  • 9/21/2017 *SPECIAL EVENT* Nonprofit Advocacy in the Age of Trump

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level nonprofit executives. ​ Everything about the 2016 election and now the new Trump Administration has been...

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level nonprofit executives. ​

    Everything about the 2016 election and now the new Trump Administration has been asymmetrical. As a result non profit leaders are challenged in their response and advocacy strategies going forward.

    Tom Sheridan was recently featured in the NY Times discussing this unique problem and we’ve invited him to share a more in-depth analysis of the challenges for non profits in the Trump age as well as outlining successful strategies to confront losses or gain opportunity.

    Tom has  run many of the most successful public interest movements of the past two decades spanning health, poverty, civil rights and international development. This roundtable is a chance to hear an unvarnished analysis of what’s at stake and explore a series of innovative ideas Tom is using to not only survive but thrive in challenging times.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/21/2017 2:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Tom Sheridan, The Sheridan Group
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Snacks
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Nonprofit Strategic Planning
  • 9/26/2017 Mid Market ERP & Accounting Systems Update

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market ERP accounting software and update you on the latest techno...

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market ERP accounting software and update you on the latest technology trends and software enhancements.  They will walk you through best practices for evaluating software while providing you with an overview of industry leading solutions from Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and JAMIS. 

    This is one of our most popular seminars that are well attended by industry executives in the field of accounting and technology.  This is a great opportunity to network, collaborate and learn from your peers.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/26/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Systems
    • Course Update Date: 8/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 8/10/2017
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
  • 9/28/2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations - Come See What's New

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations is the next generation of intelligent business applications delivered in the cloud.  Microsoft 365...

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations is the next generation of intelligent business applications delivered in the cloud.  Microsoft 365 unifies CRM and ERP capabilities by delivering new purpose-built applications to help manage specific business functions, including Sales, Customer Services, Field Server, Operations, Marketing, Project Service Automation and Financials.  Designed to be personalized, enable greater productivity, deliver deeper insights and adapt to business needs, Dynamics 365 applications help businesses accelerate digital transformation to meet the changing needs of customers and capture the new business opportunities of tomorrow. 

    Join the Raffa Technology team for an overview of the latest cloud ERP solution from Microsoft.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/28/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Systems
    • Course Update Date: 8/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 8/10/2017
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
"I would say Raffa is doing well by providing their clients the opportunity for professional development, information sharing and networking, and overall business improvement. Thank you for these seminars!"

Meredith Graham,  Director of Finance, American College of Nurse Midwives