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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 3/8/2018 Sage Intacct - The Cloud ERP Difference

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

    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 systems and provide you with best practices for evaluating and implementing the right solution for your organization. ​

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/8/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 1/3/2018
    • Course Review Date: 1/3/2018
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
  • 3/13/2018 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 us as we illustrate steps to create a culture of compliance and sustainability in the federally funded marketplace.

      Agenda          
    • Let’s examine some Common Single Audit Findings
    • What steps are necessary to avoid audit findings?
    • Are you at risk?
    • Landscape is changing for federally funded entities (competition from commercial contractors)
    • Is your system working for you, or are you working outside your system?
    • Is your system adequate to comply with the Uniform Guidance requirements?
    • Can your current system be updated for compliance?
    • Guidelines for selecting and implementing your next system.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/13/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Glenn Anstead - Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
    • Course Update Date: 2/8/2018
    • Course Review Date: 2/14/2018
    • Course Review By: Seth Zarny
  • 3/14/2018 *NEW Rockville Location--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: 3/14/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology;Management Services
  • 3/15/2018 *NEW Rockville Location -- FOR-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE - Benefit Trends: Evaluating Consumer-Based Models

    We will be examining the following: • Factors driving health care costs • Employer options to reduce these costs and the necessary employee commun...

    We will be examining the following:

    • Factors driving health care costs

    • Employer options to reduce these costs and the necessary employee communication and resources that should accompany any move to consumer driven health plans (CDHPs).

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/15/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Matt Roberts, Director of Raffa Group Benefits, RFSI
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Finance
  • 3/20/2018 *NEW Northern Virginia Location -- B Corp 101: Build a Better Business Workshop

    Learn about Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and how becoming one can improve your business. This will be an interactive workshop wit...

    Learn about Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and how becoming one can improve your business. This will be an interactive workshop with discussion among participants.  B Local Mid-Atlantic is a group of Certified B Corps from DC, Maryland, VA and beyond working to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good. We're a community that helps business people act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact through meaningful relationships.   ​Participants are asked to complete the *B Impact Quick Assessment* prior to the event.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/20/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Mark Frieden, Founder & President, Crossbow Strategies
    • Location: American College of Radiology - 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191
    • Meal: Lunch
    • 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