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.

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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
"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