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Join us for Nonprofit Day on Tuesday, October 24, 2017! 

Visit www.NonprofitDay2017.org today to learn more and register!

This year, we will celebrate The Power of People. Don't miss out on the region's largest nonprofit networking and learning event. See you soon!

Can't make it to Nonprofit Day but still want in on the fun? Join us for the Pre-Conference Networking Event on Monday, October 23! Register here.


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 14

    Join us for "The Big Diff - Writing for Digital" with Bloomerang on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM!

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    Webinars are a great educational tool for the workplace. You can learn from experts and industry leaders from across the country without ever having to leave the comfort of your office chair. But what’s the one drawback to a webinar? We are often alone at our desks, learning from a distant voice with little chance to actively engage with the speaker or our peers.

    The Nonprofit Partnership wants to fix that.

    Our series, Webinars on Walnut, creates an opportunity for nonprofit professionals to come together, enjoy a coffee, learn from experts around the country, and share perspectives and questions with those around the table.

    Please note - this session will take place in person at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy!

    WEBINAR: The Big Diff - Writing for Digital with Tom Ahern and Bloomerang

    From the host: 

    Digital is different. For one thing, it can move and speak (video). For another, it’s action-oriented: people click a lot; they read very little. Tom Ahern will cover today’s best practices in this ever-evolving world.

    Tom Ahern is considered one of North America’s leading authorities on donor communications.

    Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops on the techniques of (and psychology behind) effective fundraising communications. He is the author of four well-received books: on donor newsletters (2005); How to Write Fundraising Materials That Make More Money (2007); Keep Your Donors, a book about donor retention methods co-authored with Simone Joyaux (2007); and Seeing Through a Donor’s Eyes (2009).

    Tom works with dozens of clients nationwide every year. They include brand names like the Sierra Club and Save the Children, as well as hospitals, universities, foundations, and local charities. He specializes in bequest marketing; donor communications evaluations; direct mail; newsletter interventions; and case statements for big-ticket campaigns.

    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Greg Deemer, President of Bayfront Benefit Solutions, for "Time for a Check Up: Health Care Q&A" on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

    The health care debate in our nation’s capital seems to be a never-ending discussion. And while the debate rages on, the needs of nonprofits to plan for the future and provide the best health insurance solutions for their staff is immediate and ever-present.

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Greg Deemer, President of Bayfront Benefit Solutions, to learn about the available health care options for your organization & staff. Greg will walk you through the basics of group health insurance vs. individual plans and the outlook of the health insurance renewal season. He will also briefly touch upon Medicare and answer your inquiries.

    If you are planning for a new fiscal year, have questions, or just don’t know where to start, join Greg and NPP as we explore this important issue.

    The learning objectives for this session include:

    1. Gain an understanding of the difference between group health plans and individual health plans; walk away from the session with an inkling towards which is best for your nonprofit
    2. Learn what is upcoming on the horizon of the health insurance renewal season and feel better prepared to face the imminent future of health insurance
    3. Get your questions answered and learn from others

    This session is appropriate for nonprofit HR professionals, Executive leadership, and those with their hand in the health insurance pot of the organization.

    The workshop lies between beginner and intermediate. Greg will answer questions of a wide sphere but a basic understanding of the health insurance realm is necessary.


    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    NEW SERIES!

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for "The Art & Science of Fundraising," a new fundraising course opportunity that will take place between October and December of 2017.

    The participant will...

    • Understand the history, trends, and ethics of the fundraising profession
    • Learn how to create, implement, and advance a fundraising program
    • Understand the importance and traits of the relationship building process in fundraising
    • Learn how to create a culture of philanthropy within an organization
    • Implement practical, hands-on learning including mock asks, case studies, and plan development
    • Develop a network of peers in the fundraising and nonprofit profession
    • And more!

    Session 1: Introduction to Fundraising- Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Session 2: Creating a Fundraising Program- Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Session 3: Building Relationships- Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Session 4: Making the Ask- Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Session 5: Developing a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Program- Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Session 6: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy- Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    All sessions will run from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

    This course will be led by Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership and longtime fundraising professional. Guest speakers include: Linda Hackshaw, CEO with The Sight Center of NWPA; Jonathan Rilling, VP of Marketing, Advancement, & Communications with Erie Homes for Children and Adults; Ted Wood, President of Ted Wood & Associates; Nicole Reitzell, Development Director with the Erie Zoo; and Susannah Weis Frigon, CFP®, VP, Investor Relations & Donor Stewardship with The Erie Community Foundation.

    Cost is $300/attendee. Additional attendees from the same organization will receive a $50 discount. Cost includes course materials and light breakfast. Act now - space is limited for this members-only event.

    Make-up opportunities will be available for missed sessions. This course is wonderful for fundraising professionals of all sorts, especially those new to the development field and Executive Directors with a responsibility to fundraising.

    Please note: to receive the special discount when signing up multiple people from the same organization, please enter the additional attendees as GUESTS to receive the $50 discount. Please let us assist you if there are any questions or concerns.

    Payment is required before the start of the event. There will be no refunds due to cancellations/no shows. 

    • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 10


    New series!

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Andy Kerr of Andy Kerr Coaching for "The Journey Leadership Training: Growing in Your Leadership Series." This series is comprised of 6 sessions that will take place between September and November of 2017. 

    The participant will...

    • Maximize their leadership potential and effectiveness
    • Ignite a deeper commitment to personal growth and development
    • Gain increased awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses
    • Learn to foster a growth culture within their organization


    The curriculum for this course is derived from John Maxwell's The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The book and participant's guide are included in the registration fee, as well as light breakfast. 

    This course is wonderful for leaders at all stages. There are no prerequisites for this training opportunity. 

    Please note - if the registrant cannot attend one of the sessions, Andy will be available for individual consultation. 

    Session dates and times:

    1. Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    2. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    3. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    4. Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    5. Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    6. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    Please note: to receive the special discount when signing up multiple people from the same organization, please enter the additional attendees as GUESTS to receive the $50 discount. Please let us assist you if there are any questions or concerns. 

    Payment is required before the start of the event. There will be no refunds due to cancellations/no shows. 
    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut Street, Erie, PA 16502

    Join us the evening before the 17th annual Nonprofit Day conference for a networking reception! This event is open to all - you do not need to be a member of The Nonprofit Partnership or an attendee of Nonprofit Day to register. We'll see you on Monday, October 23!


    Please note: if registering for the Nonprofit Day conference, you can add this event on to your ticket and pay for everything at once. Nonprofit Day registration can be completed at www.NonprofitDay2017.org. Please contact Ellen Kehl with any questions. Email: ekehl@yournpp.org, Phone: 814.240.2490 ext. 5.

    • Thursday, December 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for "Governance Gateway: Nonprofit Board Training" on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

    The Governance Gateway training will provide Board members, new and established, 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.  This training will be a powerful resource for any Board member wishing to enhance their understanding of their duty to their organization, the sector, and the community.

    Topics to be covered include:

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


    This interactive training will be led by Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership.  Adam has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including service on numerous Boards.  Adam regularly speaks and trains on nonprofit governance and has obtained a Certificate in Board Consulting from BoardSource, the preeminent authority on nonprofit Board governance.  

    This is a members-only training offering. Space is limited - sign up today!

    Payment is required before the start of the event. There will be no refunds due to cancellations/no shows. 

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

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