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Upcoming events with npp

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Nonprofit Partnership - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 5

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and an array of nonprofit professionals for The Fundraising Focus: Developing Your Career in Development on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM!

    Join us to hear from and converse with various professionals in the development field. We’ll touch on:

    • How their careers have evolved in the fundraising profession
    • To CFRE, or to not CFRE (that is the question)
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals and peer networking

    A little more about The Fundraising Focus: A Forum For Development Professionals...

    The goal of The Fundraising Focus is to provide fundraisers with an opportunity to learn, network, and share experiences and ideas with each other. We understand that fundraisers often feel isolated and we hope that this time for discussion and fellowship will expand your skill set, as well as your network.

    Whether you have years under your fundraising belt or you are new to the field, don’t miss out on The Fundraising Focus!

    Please note: this is a members-only event. Light lunch will be provided. Space is limited!

    • Monday, June 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online or at The Nonprofit Partnership @ 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Kim Hill, MS, BSN - Founder/Director with Mindfulness Strategies - for Nonprofit Maintenance: Mindfulness Edition on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    This is a hybrid event. There are limited spaces available in-person or you can choose to join us online. 

    Kim Hill is an internationally recognized Trained Mindfulness Facilitator from UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Join Kim for an overview of mindfulness and why it's so important.

    We'll touch on:

    • What is Mindfulness
    • Why Practice Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness effects on the brain and body
    • Science of Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness at work
    Mindfulness has transformed from the imagery of hippies and flowers to successful and happy employees. Let's learn why and how!

    More about Kim:

    Kim is an Erie native and has worked in the field of wellness her entire career.  She is currently a mindfulness facilitator with over 40 years of teaching experience. 

    Kim received her Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF) certification from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior in 2018 and has been an active certified member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association since that time. She currently run Mindfulness Strategies, a consulting firm that provides mindfulness training and programming to businesses, schools, universities, and other organizations. 

    Prior to running Mindfulness Strategies, Kim taught health and physical education at the grade school, high school and college level. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University, her masters in Wellness for the University of Michigan and BSN in Nursing from Villa College. She’s a certified trainer for Play Like A Champion Today, a national educational program developed for athletes, coaches, parents, at the University of Notre Dame. She’s a former Swimming and Tennis Coach.

    Currently Kim is a member of the National Ski Patrol and does volunteer work for Outdoor Emergency Response.
    • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Yehl Ballroom in the Waldon Campus Center - Gannon University

    You are invited to celebrate excellence in the nonprofit sector at the 2022 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Luncheon!

    The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are in their third year but we haven't been able to celebrate in-person due to the pandemic. Thankfully, we now have that opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to recognize the people and organizations who do so much to create healthy and strong communities. 

    • When? Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (during Celebrate Nonprofits Week, of course)
    • Where? Yehl Ballroom in the Waldron Campus Center at Gannon University
    • Who? Nonprofit Excellence Awards honorees, friends, supporters and community friends + anyone who enjoys celebrating nonprofits and eating lunch

    Join us as we celebrate past award recipients and 2022 honorees in the following categories:

    1. Charles H. Bracken Award in Nonprofit Governance
    2. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    3. Nonprofit of the Year
    4. Best Place to Work
    5. CEO of the Year

    • Cost: $45 per ticket, which includes lunch
    • Itinerary:
      • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration, networking and lunch
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Awards program
    • Parking: Paid street parking + ramps, as noted on this map
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online OR at The Nonprofit Partnership - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and The Erie Community Foundation for Year Twelve with a Twist: Erie Gives 2022 on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM to talk all things Erie Gives!

    We’ll cover:

    • New & exciting updates for 2022. Incentives, anyone?
    • Important reminders
    • How the Foundation plans to promote Erie Gives and what you can do, too
    • Any questions you may have

    This session will be hybrid in nature. Attendees can choose to join in-person (limited spaces available) or online.

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • Tuesday, April 11, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Learning Management System (LMS) + Zoom

    You are invited to partake in Governance Gateway: Board Member Training with The Nonprofit Partnership and an array of guest presenters!

    This training opportunity is brought to you by the experts at Maher Duessel – learn more about them here.

    Governance Gateway was formatted with your busy schedule in mind. Access our various course segments through our online learning management system (LMS) at a time that best suits you. Within the LMS, you will be able to access custom videos (4+ hours’ worth of content!), readings, supplemental materials, downloads, quizzes and more.

    But don’t fret – we won’t leave you hanging in the virtual world all by your lonesome! We will host quarterly wrap up sessions – live via the Zoom platform. We will take this time to review major points from the course and to answer any lingering questions you may have. Regardless of when you access your private online learning portal, we’ll have an opportunity for you to connect and maximize your learning.

    A little more about the content of the training:

    Governance Gateway will offer new and established Board members with the opportunity to learn about foundational best practices in nonprofit governance. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the sector, the basic tenets of governance, and their individual roles and responsibilities as nonprofit leaders. Governance Gateway is a powerful resource for any Board member wishing to enhance their understanding of their duty to their organization, the sector, and the community. This training is great for Executive Directors, too!

    Session segments include:

    • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
    • Basics of Governance
    • Individual Board Member Roles & Responsibilities
    • Setting Strategic Direction
    • Ensuring Necessary Resources
    • Providing Oversight
    • The Board-CEO Partnership
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion + the Board
    • Elements of a High-Functioning Board

    Educational content is brought to you by:

    • Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership
    • Susan Loucks, Principal with Susan Loucks Consulting
    • Jenny Weigold Geertson, Vice President, Client & Community Relations - Northwestern Pennsylvania Market, PNC Financial Services, Inc. and Board Member with The Nonprofit Partnership
    • Debra Thompson, Founder and President with Strategy Solutions, Inc.
    • Tom Tupitza, President with Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. and Board Member with The Nonprofit Partnership
    • Diane Edelstein, CPA, Senior Partnership with Maher Duessel
    • Matthew Zinna, CPA, Partner with McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP
    • Thomas P. Richter, Jr., (T.J.), Principal, Vice-President and Treasurer with Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Agency
    • Mike Batchelor, President with the Pennsylvania Community Foundation Association
    • Emma Kieran, Principal with Pilot Peak Consulting
    • Marcus Atkinson, Principal with M. Atkinson & Associates
    • Chanel Cook, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Board Member with The Nonprofit Partnership
    • Mike Robb, Executive Director with the Alliance for Nonprofit Resources
    • Tim Hunter, President & CEO with McInnes Rolled Rings
    • Robert T. Lipps, Attorney & CPA, Co-Founder and Principal Advisor with The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence

    Pricing and logistics:

    • Member pricing: $90 per registrant
    • Non-member pricing: $125 per registrant
    • Associate members: please email Ellen for more information

    Please note: The Nonprofit Partnership is happy to provide discounted pricing for large groups. Please email us to discuss.

    Registrants will be granted access to the online learning management system when their registration is finalized and their payment is received. Payment can be made online (an invoice will be automatically generated through the registration process) or by check. Please email if you intend to send a check – the mail can be slow and we don’t want you waiting on course access!

    All registrants are strongly encouraged to join for one quarterly wrap-up session. You can choose a wrap-up session that makes sense for your schedule. Completing the training in the spring? The June session would be a good pick! Please direct any questions to

    Wrap-up session date options include:

    1. Thursday, June 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    2. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    3. Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    4. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Participants are encouraged to take advantage of office hours with NPP Executive Director, Adam Bratton. Office hours are a time to ask questions, clarify what is presented in the online course, or just vent about the weather and spouses. Click here to access Adam’s calendly.

    Please reach out with any questions you may have. We know this is a lot of information! We are happy to clarify anything further.

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online OR The Nonprofit Partnership at 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions for Getting to Know the Standards for Excellence: Legal Compliance and Ethics on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM!

    This is a hybrid event. Attendees can choose to join in-person OR online.

    The Standards for Excellence® series provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. The code builds upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations and provides an outstanding “how to guide” to achieve excellence within your nonprofit.

    This session will provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence® with a specific focus on Legal Compliance and Ethics. Topics to be covered include:

    • Maintaining Legal Compliance
    • Required Public Disclosures
    • Reporting Misconduct and Whistleblower Protection
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Ethics

    As of June 1, 2021, The Nonprofit Partnership is instituting an attendance policy for virtual programming. If you register for a free virtual program, do not attend, and do not cancel your registration at least 24 hours in advance of the program, you will be issued an invoice for $15.00. Learn more about the attendance policy here.

    • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online OR @ The Nonprofit Partnership - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

    Please join Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 for Starting a Nonprofit - online OR in-person!

    Are you interested in starting a nonprofit but don’t know where to begin? Join us for this session as we review concepts and information related to establishing a nonprofit, including the legal and technical requirements for starting a nonprofit at the state and federal levels.

    The learning objectives for this session include:

    1. Understanding the legal and technical requirements for starting a nonprofit, both at the state and federal level
    2. Understanding the ongoing requirements for maintaining nonprofit status
    3. Understanding the community’s expectations of a nonprofit and opportunities for pursuing a mission without forming a nonprofit

    This session is appropriate for someone who is interested in learning more about the process and requirements for starting a nonprofit organization.

    The level of learning for this workshop is beginner.

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The Nonprofit Partnership at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

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