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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 10/18/2018 Time & Expense Best Practices Featuring Nexonia

    ​Join Raffa and Nexonia for an educational webinar where we will discuss the business challenges and compliance issues facing Nonprofit & NGO's re...

    Join Raffa and Nexonia for an educational webinar where we will discuss the business challenges and compliance issues facing Nonprofit & NGO's relating to timekeeping and expense management. This will include a live demonstration of the Nexonia Timesheet & Expense solution. 

    *Attendees will enjoy a $10 Starbucks gift card, courtesy of Nexonia.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/18/2018 1:00 PM EST
    • Presenter: Jeremy Taro, Raffa
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
    • Course Update Date: 10/10/2018
    • Course Review Date: 10/10/2018
    • Course Review By: Seth Zarny
  • 10/24/2018 Deploying Technology at Your Nonprofit

    ​Technology can be a powerful tool at your nonprofit to analyze donors, scale your impact, or improve your constituent experience. Hiring and managing...

    ​Technology can be a powerful tool at your nonprofit to analyze donors, scale your impact, or improve your constituent experience. Hiring and managing a development team can provide you a massive advantage in your space, and allow you to reach so many more lives. However, managing this team can be time consuming, expensive, and require a huge learning curve to leverage appropriately. In this session, learn how to effectively deploying technology at your nonprofit, via contracted or in-house work.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/24/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Neil Shah, CEO, Aspire
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 10/25/2018 2018 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results for Retirement Plans

    ​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer:• How do other nonprofits invest their reserv...

    ​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer:
    • How do other nonprofits invest their reserves?
    • Are our investment policies “normal”? and
    • Is our investment performance in-line with similar organizations?
     
    Specifically, the presentation will cover the following:
    • How do nonprofits approach retirement saving for their staff?
    • How much do nonprofits match for employee contributions?
    • How much are nonprofits paying their retirement plan provider – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/25/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: John McAuliffe, Operations Associate
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 11/8/2018 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: 11/8/2018 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
  • 11/13/2018 FROM IN-HOUSE TO POWERHOUSE: Taking Creative Departments to the Next Level of Creativity, Productivity, and Performance

    ​Turn an under-performing in-house creative department into a creative powerhouse! This two-hour workshop teaches non-profit executives and communicat...

    ​Turn an under-performing in-house creative department into a creative powerhouse! This two-hour workshop teaches non-profit executives and communication leaders how to optimize work with in-house creative teams. Learn to manage and motivate staff designers; identify weaknesses and build on strengths; develop staff skills through mentoring; and institute processes that infuse the workplace with creative spirit and organizational direction.

    Reimagine your organization from the inside out! By maximizing your team’s creative potential you will succeed in better expressing your organization’s vision, communicating its vital messages, and building lasting connections with the people who matter most.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 11/13/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Polina Pinchevsky, RoundPeg
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
"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