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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  • 9/6/2018 ASC 606 - FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Standard

    ​This course will provide an overview of ASC 606 and how it impacts nonprofit organizations’ typical revenue sources.

    ​This course will provide an overview of ASC 606 and how it impacts nonprofit organizations’ typical revenue sources.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/6/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Eric Glantz, Raffa Audit Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Auditing
  • 9/11/2018 How to Accelerate the Accounting Month-end Close

    ​In today’s accounting environment, there is mounting pressure to run leaner while becoming more effective than ever. Meeting deadlines, reviewing or ...

    ​In today’s accounting environment, there is mounting pressure to run leaner while becoming more effective than ever. Meeting deadlines, reviewing or preparing reconciliations and providing support requires new approaches to mitigating errors and compromising the integrity of your SOFP and SOA. It doesn’t have to be that way.

    Join nonprofit industry leader Raffa, PC and BlackLine to discover a simpler way to perform your reconciliation process that allows you to focus on analysis, risk mitigation, and value creation for your organization.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/11/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dan Maffey, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, 6th Floor Conference Room
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study:
  • 9/12/2018 The Changing Role of Today's CIO

    Not every organization can afford to have a full time CIO on staff.  But someone will be fulfilling the role, even without the title. This seminar wil...

    Not every organization can afford to have a full time CIO on staff.  But someone will be fulfilling the role, even without the title. This seminar will help you understand the role a CIO fulfills within your organization, the areas you may not be addressing without a CIO, the risks and opportunities mitigated by the presence of a CIO, and the new world of outsourced IT.

    Additionally, we will discuss if your organization can thrive without the latest technology, whether your IT team is doing what they should be, how your IT infrastructure measures up to best practices, and what technology you may be missing out on.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/12/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Business Management & Organization;Information Technology
  • 9/13/2018 IT Essentials: Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity

    For most organizations, IT security is a necessity, and no longer considered a requirement only for high-profile companies.  Many organizations now re...

    For most organizations, IT security is a necessity, and no longer considered a requirement only for high-profile companies.  Many organizations now realize that if a hack or data threat hasn't happened yet, they will be a target in the near future.  In response to this ever present threat, many businesses and organizations have developed a Disaster Recovery Strategy. 

    At Raffa, we believe that business continuity is just as valuable as disaster recovery.  In this seminar we will define both terns, and review the contents of both good disaster recovery and business continuity plans.  We’ll also compare and contrast the two, and help you decide what strategy works best for your business.   We will also discuss:   1.       The standards of data backup in 2017 2.      Designing a network with disaster recovery in mind 3.      Continuity planning for disasters large and small 4.      Current trends in business continuity and services   This seminar is beneficial to IT, Operations, and Administrative professionals.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/13/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, 6th Floor Conference Room
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Business Management & Organization;Information Technology
  • 9/13/2018 Managing Growth for Government Contractors

    Growing your business can be exciting, but with growth comes increased complexity and new headaches. Effectively responding to the day-to-day demands ...

    Growing your business can be exciting, but with growth comes increased complexity and new headaches. Effectively responding to the day-to-day demands of a growing company is one of the great challenges facing federal contractors as they move from small business status to competing with larger companies. Successful growth requires careful attention to the people, infrastructure, and systems.  Join Raffa Technology and Greenhouse Consulting to learn how they help small to mid-sized organizations create the right conditions for grwoth and well-being.  

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/13/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • Presenter: Glenn Anstead, Raffa Partner
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Management Services
    • Course Update Date: 8/13/2018
    • Course Review Date: 8/13/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
  • 9/20/2018 Mid Market ERP Accounting System Comparison Seminar

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a reveiw of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the latest enhancemen...

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a reveiw of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the latest enhancements . They will walk you through best practices for evaluating software while providing you with an overview of the leading solutions (Sage Intacct, JAMIS, Microsoft Dynaimcs 365, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics SL). ​This is one of their leading sessions and are well attended by industry executives in Nonprofts and Professional Services firms.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/20/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
    • Course Update Date: 8/6/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
  • 9/20/2018 *NEW Rockville Location -- Taking HR to New Heights

    Focus on the technologies that are available to HR professionals to help maximize efficiencies.

    Focus on the technologies that are available to HR professionals to help maximize efficiencies.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/20/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Matt Roberts, Director of Raffa Group Benefits
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 9/25/2018 Sage Intacct Accounting Software for Nonprofits

    The demands on nonprofit finance teams have continued to increase. You must create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governan...

    The demands on nonprofit finance teams have continued to increase. You must create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governance of the organization, and drive strategic focus—all while improving productivity.  Wondering how you can survive in this challenging environment?  Join the Raffa Technology team for an overview of Sage Intacct while they real life examples of how it has transformed our clients operations.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/25/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
    • Course Update Date: 8/6/2018
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
  • 9/26/2018 Federal Funding - What You Don't Know Can HURT You!

    The OMB Uniform Guidance proposes a more fair and equitable treatment of nonprofits providing services under programs funded by the federal government...

    The OMB Uniform Guidance proposes a more fair and equitable treatment of nonprofits providing services under programs funded by the federal government.  This requires every nonprofit earning federal funds, either directly or indirectly, to take actions to ensure compliance.  Join Raffa as we illustrate steps to create a culture of compliance and sustainability in the federally funded marketplace.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/26/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
    • Course Update Date: 8/6/2018
  • 10/10/2018 Cloud ERP for Government Contractors featuring JAMIS Prime ERP

    JAMIS Prime ERP is designed around the demanding needs of government contractors in today's competitive and cost sensitive environment. In this presen...

    JAMIS Prime ERP is designed around the demanding needs of government contractors in today's competitive and cost sensitive environment. In this presentation, Raffa Technology will walk through all of the key features that make JAMIS Prime a world class project ERP system for your government contracting organization.  The focus of the presentation will be in these key areas:

    • DCAA Compliance​
    • Project Accounting & Contract Management
    • Time & Expense
    • Financial Reporting and Business Intelligence

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/10/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 8/6/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
"You're very in tune with what the nonprofit field needs. Your topics are always 
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