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Please note: The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are currently closed to the public. All programming is currently being held virtually. 

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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.

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Upcoming learning opportunities with The Nonprofit Partnership -->

    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Please join Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for "Starting a Nonprofit" from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - virtually!

    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.


    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Get to know the Standards for Excellence® with Strategy Solutions, Inc.… with a twist!

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions, Inc. for the 2021 Standards for Excellence® Boot Camp – a three-part intensive throughout the month of May.

    What are the Standards for Excellence®, you ask? According to The Standards for Excellence Institute®, the Standards® were "established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations." Sounds like the right step on the path to an excellent nonprofit, to us!

    This Boot Camp will provide a framework to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. Each session will be interactive -- there will be the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Please join us for all three sessions if you are able!


    1. Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Leadership – Board, Staff and Volunteers + Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
    2. Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Resource Development + Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy
    3. Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Finance and Operations + Legal Compliance and Ethics


    BONUS! You will receive access to a plethora of useful resources. These resources will help you with the practical nature of the Standards® - aka the important meat and potatoes of it all!


    Strategy Solutions has been leading these important discussions for The Nonprofit Partnership's audience for quite some time now. See what past attendees have to say:

    "The Standards for Excellence® Series has proved invaluable for us at Goodell Gardens & Homestead. I can't say enough about how valuable these courses have been to help us figure out the next steps toward becoming a well-run organization. The educational packets provided give you everything you need to assess your organization and develop policies to help meet the standards. If you haven't attended this series, you're missing out."

    - Amber Wellington, Executive Director with Goodell Gardens & Homestead

    "The Standards for Excellence® provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to have a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. ServErie has benefited from the Standards courses offered by Strategy Solution through the NPP. We are continually learning best practices through the resources that are given at each class. No matter how well established your nonprofit is, these courses will bring you up to date on accountability, transparency, and effectiveness as an organization. Strategy Solutions does a well-organized and fabulous presentation at each of the classes."

    - Loretta Nelson, Board Member with ServErie

    • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Elizabeth Scott, PhD, CEO/President and Founder with Brighter Strategies, for The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture on Monday, May 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM!

    Did you miss Dr. Scott's first presentation of The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture during Celebrate Nonprofits Week 2020? Now's your chance to catch the encore!

    We all know that the best-laid plans can go astray, and many of us have seen this played out in an organizational context. We struggle to translate theory and knowledge into the practice of inspiring people, to help our organizations realize a larger impact in the community, or to facilitate change with an eye toward improved performance.

    Many change efforts fail, one of the primary reasons being that organizational culture isn’t considered. Culture—the shared values, beliefs, and norms that guide an organization—is different in any context; however there are some common characteristics of any effective and engaged culture.

    Brighter Strategies recently conducted a nonprofit culture study to explore the DNA of a highly engaged culture – Elizabeth can’t wait to share the findings with you!

    During this workshop, you will explore the DNA of a highly engaged culture and leave with tools to proactively cultivate change within your organization. Register now!

    A little more about Elizabeth...

    Elizabeth Scott, PhD, founder of Brighter Strategies, provides thought leadership and high value organizational development consulting in support of a stronger social sector.

    Liz has provided training and consulting services in strategic planning, process-improvement, and human capital development for over 170 nonprofits and associations and has facilitated over 25 Board of Director retreats. She has been a Baldrige examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a certified Standard of Excellence consultant.

    In addition to managing the practice, Liz holds a faculty position at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches in the Business Psychology department.

    Liz holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Organizational Sciences from The George Washington University, as well as a second master’s and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. 

    Learn more about Brighter Strategies here.

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Get to know the Standards for Excellence® with Strategy Solutions, Inc.… with a twist!

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions, Inc. for the 2021 Standards for Excellence® Boot Camp – a three-part intensive throughout the month of May.

    What are the Standards for Excellence®, you ask? According to The Standards for Excellence Institute®, the Standards® were "established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations." Sounds like the right step on the path to an excellent nonprofit, to us!

    This Boot Camp will provide a framework to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. Each session will be interactive -- there will be the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Please join us for all three sessions if you are able!


    1. Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Leadership – Board, Staff and Volunteers + Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
    2. Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Resource Development + Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy
    3. Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Finance and Operations + Legal Compliance and Ethics


    BONUS! You will receive access to a plethora of useful resources. These resources will help you with the practical nature of the Standards® - aka the important meat and potatoes of it all!


    Strategy Solutions has been leading these important discussions for The Nonprofit Partnership's audience for quite some time now. See what a past attendee has to say:

    "The Standards for Excellence® Series has proved invaluable for us at Goodell Gardens & Homestead. I can't say enough about how valuable these courses have been to help us figure out the next steps toward becoming a well-run organization. The educational packets provided give you everything you need to assess your organization and develop policies to help meet the standards. If you haven't attended this series, you're missing out."

    - Amber Wellington, Executive Director with Goodell Gardens & Homestead

    "The Standards for Excellence® provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to have a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. ServErie has benefited from the Standards courses offered by Strategy Solution through the NPP. We are continually learning best practices through the resources that are given at each class. No matter how well established your nonprofit is, these courses will bring you up to date on accountability, transparency, and effectiveness as an organization. Strategy Solutions does a well-organized and fabulous presentation at each of the classes."

    - Loretta Nelson, Board Member with ServErie

    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Get to know the Standards for Excellence® with Strategy Solutions, Inc.… with a twist!

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions, Inc. for the 2021 Standards for Excellence® Boot Camp – a three-part intensive throughout the month of May.

    What are the Standards for Excellence®, you ask? According to The Standards for Excellence Institute®, the Standards® were "established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations." Sounds like the right step on the path to an excellent nonprofit, to us!

    This Boot Camp will provide a framework to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. Each session will be interactive -- there will be the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Please join us for all three sessions if you are able!


    1. Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Leadership – Board, Staff and Volunteers + Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
    2. Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Resource Development + Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy
    3. Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Finance and Operations + Legal Compliance and Ethics


    BONUS! You will receive access to a plethora of useful resources. These resources will help you with the practical nature of the Standards® - aka the important meat and potatoes of it all!


    Strategy Solutions has been leading these important discussions for The Nonprofit Partnership's audience for quite some time now. See what a past attendee has to say:

    "The Standards for Excellence® Series has proved invaluable for us at Goodell Gardens & Homestead. I can't say enough about how valuable these courses have been to help us figure out the next steps toward becoming a well-run organization. The educational packets provided give you everything you need to assess your organization and develop policies to help meet the standards. If you haven't attended this series, you're missing out."

    - Amber Wellington, Executive Director with Goodell Gardens & Homestead

    "The Standards for Excellence® provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to have a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. ServErie has benefited from the Standards courses offered by Strategy Solution through the NPP. We are continually learning best practices through the resources that are given at each class. No matter how well established your nonprofit is, these courses will bring you up to date on accountability, transparency, and effectiveness as an organization. Strategy Solutions does a well-organized and fabulous presentation at each of the classes."

    - Loretta Nelson, Board Member with ServErie

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and OpenedEyes as we continue important conversations surrounding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion throughout 2021!

    It doesn’t matter where you are on the DEI spectrum. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is. It doesn’t matter your sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nonprofit employee starting out or the leader that has been at the helm for years. All are welcome and encouraged to join in the conversation.

    Bi-monthly discussion groups will surround a specific topic each month and will cover the following:

    • Quick content review (what are we talking about, anyways?!)
    • Local/national current events, related to the topic
    • Activity time! Let’s put these ideas into action.
    • Questions / group sharing – we’re here for the dialogue!

    Engagement via video/audio is strongly encouraged.

    Note: recordings of these sessions will not be shared due to attendee sharing and conversation. Please plan to virtually attend on the day and time if registering. Thank you!

    October Discussion - Thursday, October 7th at 9:30 AM 
    Topic focus: EquityRegister for the last discussion group of 2021!


    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, November 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Learning Management System + In-person Wrap Up Session at The Nonprofit Partnership (609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502)
    Register

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and an array of guest presenters for Governance Gateway: Board Member Training!

    This online training opportunity is brought to you by our friends at Maher Duessel – learn more about them here.



    Governance Gateway has been revamped 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! Please plan to join us In Real Life for a wrap-up session on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM at The Nonprofit Partnership – we will take this time to review major points from the course and answer any lingering questions you may have. There may even be lunch (which is our favorite part)!

    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 attendees 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 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 PA 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, Out-going President with The Erie Community Foundation
    • Emma Kieran, Principal with Pilot Peak Consulting
    • Marcus Atkinson, Principal with M. Atkinson & Association and Board Member with The Nonprofit Partnership
    • 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

    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 info@yournpp.org if you intend to send a check – the mail can be slow and we don’t want you waiting on course access!

    Registration will close a week in advance of the live meeting to allow everyone time to consume the content. All registrants are strongly encouraged to join us for the live meeting – maximize your learning! Please direct any questions to info@yournpp.org.

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and OpenedEyes as we continue important conversations surrounding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion throughout 2021!

    It doesn’t matter where you are on the DEI spectrum. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is. It doesn’t matter your sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nonprofit employee starting out or the leader that has been at the helm for years. All are welcome and encouraged to join in the conversation.

    Bi-monthly discussion groups will surround a specific topic each month and will cover the following:

    • Quick content review (what are we talking about, anyways?!)
    • Local/national current events, related to the topic
    • Activity time! Let’s put these ideas into action.
    • Questions / group sharing – we’re here for the dialogue!

    Engagement via video/audio is strongly encouraged.

    Note: recordings of these sessions will not be shared due to attendee sharing and conversation. Please plan to virtually attend on the day and time if registering. Thank you!

    December Discussion - Thursday, December 2nd at 9:30 AM 
    Topic focus: Stretch your allyship muscle



    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.

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