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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  • 5/29/2018 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: WEBINAR ONLY - 2018 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results & Analysis Webinar

    ​​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer: • How do other nonprofits invest their rese...

    ​​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer: • How do other nonprofits invest their reserves?

    • Are our investment policies “normal”? and

     • Is our investment performance in-line with similar organizations?

     

    Specifically, the presentation will cover the following:

    • How do nonprofits segment total cash assets among short and longer term objectives?

    • How much risk do nonprofits take with longer term investments?

    • How much do nonprofits pay for investment services?

    • How much are nonprofits earning from their investments – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/29/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President, Raffa Wealth Management
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
    • Course Review Date: 4/20/2018
  • 5/30/2018 Building a Great Workplace - A Special Focus on Social Organizations

    If you’re not actively creating an environment tailored to your employees, you’re missing an opportunity to attract and retain top talent for your com...

    If you’re not actively creating an environment tailored to your employees, you’re missing an opportunity to attract and retain top talent for your company. The talent market is saturated with organizations with competitive compensation doing great things for the world - what sets your organization apart?

    This seminar will highlight key actions you can take at every stage of an employee lifecycle (Attract & Recruit, Retain & Engage, Prepare for Exit) to build a great place to work for every employee at your organization.

    *These links are for the Advance Preparation recommended reading for this seminar:
    1. New Year, New Rules-3 Ways to Keep Your Millennials in 2017
    2. Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition
    3. How to Use Pre-boarding to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention
    4. The Hiring Post
    5. Can We Salvage the Interview Process
    6. The Anatomy of An Amazing Start-up Culture
    7. OK Engaging the Nonprofit Workforce Report
    8. Employee Engagement Drivers Growth
    9. Planning Succession

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/30/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Neil Shah, Raffa
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 5/31/2018 A New Look for Nonprofits: ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities

    ​It has been more than two decades since the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the FASB) has significantly overhauled the financial statement pres...

    ​It has been more than two decades since the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the FASB) has significantly overhauled the financial statement presentation of nonprofit organizations. This course will focus on the specific requirements of ASU 2016-14 in regards to the presentation of nonprofit financial statements. A substantial portion of the course will also provide guidance on how best to implement the standard with specific examples offered to course participants, as well as some additional time to share and discuss implementation strategies with course participants.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/31/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Eric Glantz, Raffa Audit Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Auditing
  • 6/5/2018 IT Security 101 - Self Defense in the Internet Age

    Companies and individuals alike are hit with cyber-attacks at astonishing rates, to the tune of thousands per minute.  If the current trend continues,...

    Companies and individuals alike are hit with cyber-attacks at astonishing rates, to the tune of thousands per minute.  If the current trend continues, cyber crime will be more profitable than the trade of all major illegal drugs combined, in just three short years.   In this seminar, we will review simple measures every person can take to protect yourself and your organization against being a victim. During this fun and informative event, Raffa will discuss:

    • the most common methods of cyberattacks
    • how to recognize them
    • what to do when a breach happens

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/5/2018 12:30 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Nate Solloway
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, 6th Floor Conference Room
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 6/6/2018 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: WEBINAR ONLY - 2018 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results & Analysis Webinar

    Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer: • How do other nonprofits invest their rese...

    Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer:

    • How do other nonprofits invest their reserves?

    • Are our investment policies “normal”? and

    • Is our investment performance in-line with similar organizations?

     

    Specifically, the presentation will cover the following:

    • How do nonprofits segment total cash assets among short and longer term objectives?

    • How much risk do nonprofits take with longer term investments?

    • How much do nonprofits pay for investment services?

    • How much are nonprofits earning from their investments – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/6/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President, Raffa Wealth Management
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, 6th Floor Conference Room
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
"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