Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community

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Complimentary Classes

​​​​​Raffa strives to Do More by empowering those we serve and by building capacity in the nonprofit community.

As part of our social responsibility commitment we provide high quality, complimentary continuing professional development classes throughout the year to our clients and also to the nonprofit community at large.  As a courtesy to our clients and to nonprofits attending out-of state, we can provide remote access to most our complimentary live sessions via GoToWebinar upon request. 
 
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  • 6/7/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: WEBINAR ONLY - 2017 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results & Analysis Presentation

    Now in its fifth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation will cover the following: • How do nonprofits segment total cash ass...

    Now in its fifth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation will cover the following:

    • How do nonprofits segment total cash assets among short and longer term objectives?

    • How much risk do nonprofits take with longer term investments?

    • How much do nonprofits pay for investment services?

    • How much are nonprofits earning from their investments – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/7/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, RWM
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
  • 6/15/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Craft Your Story: Strategic Communications Advice from the Experts

    It all starts with a great story-Yours. This session will explore what it takes to create a communications program that is engaging and connects to yo...

    It all starts with a great story-Yours. This session will explore what it takes to create a communications program that is engaging and connects to your core audience.

    In this session we will look at core communication issues every facing every organization:

    • How do we create meaningful engagement with your audience-members/readers/key influencers?

    • What is the right platform to use to reach our audience?

    • What action do we want them to take once we find them?

    • Should there be just one message?

     • What story is our organization trying to tell?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/15/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: James Byles, President, Washingtonian Custom Media
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 6/20/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: WEBINAR ONLY - Visionary Leadership: How Leaders Create Lasting Impact that Matters

    ​​1. Change Leadership - What it Takes to Succeed with New Initiatives2. Influencing Others - Creating Communication so People Get It and Spread It3. ...

    ​​1. Change Leadership - What it Takes to Succeed with New Initiatives
    2. Influencing Others - Creating Communication so People Get It and Spread It
    3. The Most Powerful Change: You - Transforming Yourself as a Leader

    About Seth Kahan:
    Widely recognized as being on the forefront of visionary leadership and trusted advisor to over 100 CEOs, Seth is a sought-after business strategy specialist, a respected thought leader and convener on Grand Challenges and the author of the business bestsellers, Getting Change Right, and Getting Innovation Right. His next three books are Grand Challenge: How Leaders Grow their Businesses by Addressing the World’s Most Intractable Problems, Getting Association Strategy Right, and Strategic Foresight: How Leaders Identify and Exploit Emerging Trends.  Seth’s proven results working with CEO’s to achieve their large-scale change, innovation, growth and strategies, have earned him the designation of Thought-leader and Exemplar in Change Leadership by the Society for Advancement of Consulting®. His clients include president of the World Bank, director of the Peace Corps, senior managers at Royal Dutch Shell and over 100 nonprofit CEOs. He is a regular contributor to CEO Update.  Seth has served as a board member for the American Geophysical Union, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, and the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Seth founded Visionary Leadership as the umbrella organization under which he works with visionary leaders, helping them achieve remarkable results that transform the world and grow their organizations.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/20/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Kahan, Visionary Leadership
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
  • 6/22/2017 Retirement Reality: A Modern Approach to 401(k) and 403(b) Plan Design

    Understanding the mechanics that can help you make your organization’s retirement plan work better for the benefit of all your employees: • The new r...

    Understanding the mechanics that can help you make your organization’s retirement plan work better for the benefit of all your employees:

    • The new retirement reality-saving enough for longer life.

    • Understanding participant math-how much will participants need and what other sources of income will there be.

    • Enhancing plan features-how to design your plan to achieve better results for your employees.

    • Adapting investment menus-Are you and your employees appropriately invested?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/22/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Ed Gimenez, CFP®, AIF®, Director of Retirement Plan Services
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 6/27/2017 Time for an IT Assessment

    One thing's for sure, there are many choices when it comes to hardware, software and everything in between. How can you know if you have the right inf...

    One thing's for sure, there are many choices when it comes to hardware, software and everything in between. How can you know if you have the right infrastructure for moving forward? Many organizations have an IT Assessment done as their organizations grow to determine the best strategic plan for moving forward. 
    We will discuss:  

    • IT Internal Controls
    • Disaster Recovery 
    • Software Audit Trails 
    • Protecting Sensitive Data

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/27/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Nate Solloway, Manager
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 6/29/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture: How To Proactively & Successfully Cultivate Change Within Your Organization

    This seminar is perfect for, but not limited to Executive Directors, Presidents & CEOs, COOs, and HR Directors. We all know that the best-laid pl...

    This seminar is perfect for, but not limited to Executive Directors, Presidents & CEOs, COOs, and HR Directors.

    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.

    We also know from the research (Harvard Business Review, June 2000) that approximately 70 percent of 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. During this workshop, you will explore the DNA of a highly engaged culture and leave with tools to proactively cultivate change within your organization.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/29/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Linda Klonsky, Ph.D.
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 9/19/2017 *NEW Rockville Location -- *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: LinkedIn for Nonprofits - Optimizing LinkedIn to Attract Donors, Contributors, Board Members, Share Your Vision and Drive Visibility

    Whether you are a nonprofit organization, business professional, an entrepreneur, small business owner, or developing your company’s social media stra...

    Whether you are a nonprofit organization, business professional, an entrepreneur, small business owner, or developing your company’s social media strategy, LinkedIn is a virtual goldmine, offering endless opportunities.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/19/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kelly T. Leonard, CEO, Taylor-Leonard Corporation
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
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