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This year's theme is "The Power of People." Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Please visit us at www.YourNPP.org

Stay tuned - official Nonprofit Day 2017 website will be released SOON!


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 02, 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 Deb Thompson of Strategy Solutions for "Strategic Planning Boot Camp: Important 'How Tos' to Develop and Implement Your Strategic Plan" on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

    Effective planning is a cornerstone for high-functioning organizations but often we don’t know where or how to start the process. Deb Thompson, Founder and CEO of Strategy Solutions, will guide you through the process of developing and implementing a strategic plan for your organization. Join us and learn the elements that make up an effective plan, the potential barriers to creating that plan, and strategies to engage your board and staff in the implementation of your plan.

    In this boot camp, the participant will learn how to:

    1. Assess the effectiveness of their organization’s current strategic planning efforts
    2. Facilitate the critical elements of the strategic planning process
    3. Identify the barriers to effective planning and implementation as well as strategies to engage board and staff to ensure plan success

    This offering is appropriate for Executive Directors, administrative leadership, and Board members.

    The level of learning is intermediate.

    • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    • 8:00 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 representatives from Maher Duessel - Certified Public Accountants for the “Top Ten Tips for Nonprofits in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year” on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

    This workshop will grant attendees with 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits!

    The waters can often be murky for nonprofit organizations in regards to finance and funding. We need to do what we can to be prepared and knowledgeable with relevant and available information. Be a step ahead of the game and learn from our friends at Maher Duessel!

    In this session, the following topics will be addressed:

    1. Financial Reporting Changes including compliance with the New Lease Accounting Standard and ASU 2016-14
    2. Uniform Guidance Compliance
    3. 990 Filing Compliance
    4. Cyber Security Risks
    5. Employee Benefit Plan Audit Risks
    6. Fraud Risks
    7. Employer Tax Reporting Risks
    8. Donor Relation Risks
    9. Multi-State Filings
    10. Mergers and Acquisitions

    At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees would have been given action steps to achieve success surrounding these 3 key session themes:

    1. Changes/Updates in Financial, Compliance and Tax Reporting: How to be in compliance with the latest changes in financial reporting requirements for non-profits including compliance with the New Lease Accounting Standard, ASU 2016-14 (the new Financial Reporting Standard), Uniform Guidance regulations, and IRS Form 990 updates.
    2. Non-Profit Risk Areas: Best Practices to implement for various non-profit risk areas including cyber security, employee benefit plans, fraud, employer tax reporting, and donor relations.
    3. What’s Next for My Non-Profit: Considerations for Multi-State Filing Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

    This workshop is appropriate for Executive Directors, Finance Directors, and Board Members involved in financial oversight/compliance.

    The level of learning for this workshop is intermediate – a background in accounting/financial compliance is required.

    8:00-8:30 Registration

    8:30-10:30 Program

    10:30-11:00 Questions/Seminar Evaluation Completion

    Space is limited, reserve your spot today. Come hungry - breakfast will be provided! 

    • Wednesday, August 23, 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 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

    Choose this session option and save! This inaugural session will be offered for $55 per person. 

    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!

    • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    • Thursday, November 16, 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 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. Wednesday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    2. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    3. Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    4. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    5. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
    6. Thursday, November 16, 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. 
    • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 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 Wednesday, September 13 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM and Thursday, September 14 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 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 option includes 2 sessions: the registrant must attend both.

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

    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502
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    Please join Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership, on September 14, 2017, for "Starting a Nonprofit" from 9:00 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.


    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 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 Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 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!

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