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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 11/29/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: 7 Steps a Nonprofit Should Follow When Creating a For Profit Arm for Your Nonprofit

    Nonprofits are increasingly looking to create for profit sister companies to accomplish their goals of social change. In this seminar, we will lay out...

    Nonprofits are increasingly looking to create for profit sister companies to accomplish their goals of social change. In this seminar, we will lay out both the seven key strategy questions every social enterprise and nonprofit should consider when setting up a for profit arm.

    We’ll also go through a seven step legal and accounting check list your organization should work through as you actually set up your subsidiary organization. This seminar pairs up Rich Tafel, the Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors who works primarily with impact investors and for profit ventures with Aaron Fox Raffa’s Senior Tax Manager who has helped hundreds of nonprofits navigate the accounting and legal issues.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 11/29/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Rich Tafel, Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Accounting
  • 11/30/2017 Accounting Systems Seminar Featuring Sage Intacct

    ​Are you ready to transition your accounting system to a modern cloud based platform that delivers business process automation while providing you wit...

    ​Are you ready to transition your accounting system to a modern cloud based platform that delivers business process automation while providing you with robust financial reporting and analytics to manage your operations? The Raffa Technology team invites you to our educational seminar reviewing the powerful web based accounting software Intacct. This presentation will focus on the key business drivers for cloud based accounting system and provide you with best practices for evaluating and implementing the right solution for your organization.​

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 11/30/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications;Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 9/15/2017
    • Course Review Date: 10/5/2017
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead, Raffa Senior Manager
  • 12/6/2017 The Top 5 GovCon Compliance Issues for 2018

    Government contractors are under more scrutiny by the DCAA to effectively manage their contracts and stay compliant in a very competitive environment....

    Government contractors are under more scrutiny by the DCAA to effectively manage their contracts and stay compliant in a very competitive environment.  The challenge for government contractors is adhering to the DCAA regulatory environment while maintaining profitability on your contracts.  Understanding the regulatory environment is critical to running profitable contracts that comply with the changing landscape of the DCAA, FAR and CAS regulations. 

    Join the Raffa Technology team for an update on the regulatory landscape and the best practices for keeping your organization DCAA compliant along with a presentation of JAMIS software.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 12/6/2017 9:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Glenn Anstead, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
    • Course Update Date: 11/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 11/7/2017
    • Course Review By: Buu-Linh Tran, Senior Manager
  • 12/12/2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Web Based Accounting Systems Seminar

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is the next generation of intelligent business applications in the cloud. Microsoft 365 unifies CRM and ERP capa...

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is the next generation of intelligent business applications in the cloud. Microsoft 365 unifies CRM and ERP capabilities by delivering new purpose-built applications to help manage specific business functions, including Sales, Customer Services, Field Server, Operations, Marketing, Project Service Automation and Financials. Designed to be personalized, enable greater productivity, deliver deeper insights and adapt to business needs, Dynamics 365 applications help businesses accelerate digital transformation to meet the changing needs of customers and capture the new business opportunities of tomorrow. Join the Raffa Technology team for an overview of the latest ERP solution from Microsoft. ​

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 12/12/2017 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: Computer Software & Applications;Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 10/5/2017
    • Course Review Date: 10/5/2017
    • Course Review By: Buu-Linh Tran, Senior Manager
  • 12/14/2017 Mid Market ERP Software Comparison Seminar

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the lateset technolog...

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the lateset technology trends and software enhancements. They will walk you through best practices for evaluating software while providing you with an overview of leading solutions (Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft D365 and JAMIS). This is one of their popular sessions and are well attended by industry executives in Nonprofits and Professional Services firms. ​

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 12/14/2017 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;Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 10/5/2017
    • Course Review Date: 10/5/2017
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
"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