Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community

Learning Community is the key to success.

Learn from our experts. Learn from each other.

We established the Raffa Learning Community as one more contribution to the nonprofit field. We offer complimentary and fee-based training seminars in accounting, technology, human resources and more. The series of classes are specifically designed to keep you on top of the industry's leading trends, government regulations and new technologies. We offer year-round classes, roundtables, panels and forums on comprehensive and diverse topics presented by both internal and external subject matter experts. Additionally, we offer CPE credit for both Group Live and Group Internet seminars.

We hope you will join us for breakfast or lunch and take advantage of our great educational offerings!

Access to Raffa Learning Community seminars is available through Live Meeting as a courtesy to Raffa clients and/or out-of-state attendees. To attend a seminar via Live Meeting, simply register online and we will send you all of the details needed to participate remotely in our sessions.

Browse our current listings, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter​ to stay up-to-date on upcoming Learning Community events.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 1/29/2019 Objectively Evaluating Your Retirement Plan

    ​Reviewing best practices and historical trends for Nonprofit Retirement Plans.

    ​Reviewing best practices and historical trends for Nonprofit Retirement Plans.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/29/2019 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: John McAuliffe, Raffa Wealth Management
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 3/26/2019 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: 3/26/2019 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
  • 3/27/2019 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: 3/27/2019 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
  • 5/1/2019 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: 5/1/2019 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
  • 5/7/2019 IT Security 101 - Self Defense in the Internet Age

    ​With the ever-increasing threat of viruses, security breaches, and cyber theft, it is important to understand the basics of network and internet secu...

    ​With the ever-increasing threat of viruses, security breaches, and cyber theft, it is important to understand the basics of network and internet security. In this session, you will learn how to pass the security portion of your audit and how to protect your hardware. We will also discuss security in the cloud and Privacy Laws.

    This class is beneficial to IT, Operations, and Administrative professionals.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/7/2019 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: Information Technology;Business Management & Organization
"I would say Raffa is doing well by providing their clients the opportunity for professional development, information sharing and networking, and overall business improvement. Thank you for these seminars!"

Meredith Graham,  Director of Finance, American College of Nurse Midwives