Membership Portal




Join The Nonprofit Partnership for Nonprofit Day 2018 on Thursday, October 18, 2018! This year, will convene to learn what it takes to not only survive - but thrive within our organizations.

View full conference details and register today at www.NonprofitDay2018.org!



MEMBERS! Interested in a one on one Foundation Directory Online session with The Nonprofit Partnership's Executive Director, Adam C. Bratton? 

Click here for details and current offering availability!

MEMBERS! Interested in a one on one Canva Catchall session with The Nonprofit Partnership's Member Services Manager, Ellen Kehl? 

Click here for details and current offering availability!

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 7
    Register

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership for a new series geared towards nonprofit marketing and communications professionals: Midday Marketing Meet-Up. The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for these professionals to come together to learn, share stories and struggles, enjoy lunch, and more!

    We’ve found that some of the best learning opportunities come from connecting with one another. Whether your title includes “marketing” or “communications” or you were just given the task of marketing and communications under “…and other duties as assigned,” this is a forum for you.

    “So You Think You Can Brand?”

    Our next gathering, “So You Think You Can Brand?,” will be led by Joelyn Bush, Director of Marketing & Communications with United Way of Erie County.

    A carefully managed and well-implemented brand identity system helps carry United Way's brand message to the entire Erie County community. In fact, United Way's brand is recognized by nearly 90% of the general public. But, how do you capitalize on that? From brand guidelines and logo placement variations to color choice and typography, Joelyn will share tips and best practices for strengthening brand recognition and your organization's identity.

    By accurately and consistently implementing a brand identity system, you protect the equity of your organization's brand and make your brand positioning stronger. Attendees will learn about the power of a consistent voice, brandmark, typography, color palette and other visual elements and ways to manage communication materials better.

    Light lunch to be provided. This is a members-only event. Space is limited – sign up today!

    *Please note – this round-table forum is for individuals that currently have marketing and communications responsibilities.

    A little more about Joelyn…

    Joelyn is an Erie native and speech communications graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her current position as Marketing & Communications Director at United Way of Erie County, Joelyn held positions at the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and the Erie Community Foundation. 

    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 8
    Register

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership for "2018 State of Nonprofits: Enterprise Management Best Practices" with PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM!

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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! After the webinar, there will be moderated discussion among attendees. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the start time.

    Webinar - 2018 State of Nonprofits: Enterprise Management Best Practices

    This webinar will be introduced by Todd Swanson, Market Leader for PNC's IAM Group. 

    From the host:

    Your organization has a mission to fulfill. PNC is here to help you invest in it.

    More and more nonprofit organizations are reconsidering and repositioning their 
    strategic planning to help sustain the continued success of their mission.

    Attend this exclusive webinar featuring PNC’s nonprofit and investment specialists to 
    help prepare your firm for the current state of nonprofits.


    Join us to learn:

    • How to increase fundraising effectiveness and donor engagement
    • The importance of a set spending policy and the five different types of spending rules
    • What to consider when thinking about active vs passive management in an investment portfolio


    A question and answer session will follow the formal presentation.

    Moderator:



    Alistair Jessiman, CFA®
    Managing Executive


    Alistair is executive vice president and managing executive of PNC Institutional Asset Management®. He is responsible for PNC’s institutional mandate, mutual fund, Outsourced Chief Investment Officer/advisory, and retirement asset 
    management businesses. 

    Speakers:

      Henri L. Cancio-Fitzgerald, CTFA, CAP
    Nonprofit Solutions Director


    Henri helps direct the overall strategy in providing solutions for nonprofit clients and also leads PNC’s Endowment & Foundation National Practice Group which produces thought leadership and assists nonprofit clients in addressing their distinct investment, operational, distribution and capital preservation challenges.


      Caleb D. Croquart, CTFA
    National Investment Director


    Caleb is the National Investment Director responsible for oversight and leadership of investment professionals and ensuring consistent delivery of investment advice and open architecture platform solutions.


      Amanda Agati, CFA®
    Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Strategist


    Amanda oversees all investment strategy-related activities for the Institutional Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Hawthorn (ultra-high-net-worth) businesses. She helps lead the team that establishes overall strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance of client portfolios, manages the evolution of investment processes, provides thought leadership on key investment issues, and is the author of numerous publications. 


    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 10
    Register

    Please join Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership, on Thursday, October 25, 2018, for "Starting a Nonprofit" from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

    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 geared towards people who are interested in starting nonprofits.

    The level of learning for this workshop is beginner.


    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    Register

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership's Executive Director, Adam Bratton, for “Cross Your T's & Dot Your I's: Essential Policies and Procedures for Nonprofits” on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

    While not very exciting and often overlooked, policies and procedures are an extremely important component in the management of any nonprofit organization. Taken individually or collectively, policies and procedures are an effective guide to management and governance; a reference for ethical decision-making; and a protective tool to guard against waste, fraud and abuse. When properly referenced and used, policies and procedures become a shared understanding of the priorities and principles that are important to an organization.

    The learning objectives for this workshop include:

    1. To gain an understanding of why policies and procedures are important in the management of a nonprofit organization.
    2. To review, understand and receive examples of the most highly utilized policies and procedures.
    3. To learn the steps that can help you quickly create and implement policies and procedures for your organization.

    The devil is in the details - make sure your organization's T's & I's are in order!


    • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    Register

    About the series...

    The Standards for Excellence® provide a framework for achieving a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. The Standards® build upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations and provide an outstanding step-by-step guide to achieving excellence within your nonprofit. These guidelines consist of 6 principles, which are described in-depth during 6 individual sessions:

    • Session 1, January 17, 2018: Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
    • Session 2, March 21, 2018: Leadership - Board, Staff and Volunteers
    • Session 3, May 16, 2018: Legal Compliance and Ethics
    • Session 4, July 18, 2018: Finance and Operations
    • Session 5, September 19, 2018: Resource Development
    • Session 6, November 21, 2018: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

    Each session includes an overview of The Standards®; a self-assessment to determine how well your organization is performing; a list of the policies that an organization should have in place; and examples of those policies and best practices that your organization should follow related to each topic area. These sessions will be highly interactive and will offer the opportunity for participants to share information and ask questions. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but encouraged.

    About Session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy...

    Join The Nonprofit Partnership and Strategy Solutions for the sixth installment of the "Getting to Know the Standards for Excellence®” series: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

    This workshop provides an overview of the Standards for Excellence® with a specific focus on Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy.

    Nonprofits should represent the interests of the people they serve through public education and public policy advocacy, as well as by encouraging board members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders to participate in the public affairs of the community. When appropriate to advance the organization’s mission, nonprofits should engage in promoting public participation in community affairs and elections. As such, they should communicate in an effective manner to educate, inform and engage the public.

    Topics covered include:

    • Educating and Engaging the Public
    • Advancing the Mission Through Public Policy and Advocacy
    • Engaging in Lobbying and Political Activity

    Learning objectives for this session include:

    1. Provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence® and how they benefit nonprofits
    2. Learn best practices within specific functions (specifically regarding session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy) to educate your staff and board regarding their roles and responsibilities to achieve excellence
    3. Assess your current practice within each functional area (specifically regarding session 6: Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy) and identify practical and easily-implemented strategies to improve your operations

    Executive Directors, Board Chairs, and emerging leaders are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

    This particular session is appropriate for Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Marketing or Community Relations Committee Chairs, Marketing, Outreach and Advocacy staff.

    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
    • 15
    Register

    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for "Governance Gateway: Nonprofit Board Training" on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software