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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 1/23/2018 2018 Survival Guide for Nonprofit Finance Teams

    The demands on nonprofit finance teams have continued to increase. You must create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governan...

    The demands on nonprofit finance teams have continued to increase. You must create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governance of the organization, and drive strategic focus—all while improving productivity.   Learn how Sage Intacct enables nonprofits to:

    • Support separate, balanced sets of books required for fund accounting
    • Distribute responsibilities to contributors and managers
    • Track general vs. restricted dollars , balance and close each fund, contract or grant independently
    • Take advantage of the cloud to eliminate IT costs and headaches.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/23/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 1/23/2018 *HOT TOPIC: WEBINAR ONLY - Tax Reform: Key Changes and New Provisions

    Congress has approved H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, significantly altering the U.S. tax code. Join us to learn more about what the new legislation...

    Congress has approved H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, significantly altering the U.S. tax code. Join us to learn more about what the new legislation means for individuals and businesses, including corporations and pass through entities.

    This WEBINAR is an overview about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act alters the U.S. tax code for individuals and businesses.

    For more in-depth information and personal engagement with our team, we welcome you to join us on Tuesday, January 30th from 9-11am at our Rockville Location, 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Level Conference Room, Rockville, MD  20850.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/23/2018 10:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 1.00
    • Presenter: Mitra Mamdouhi, Partner
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Taxes
  • 1/25/2018 Introduction to PCI and HIPAA Compliance

    ​Does your organization take credit card information? Do you store personal information on your staff, clients or donors? Raffa can help you avoid the...

    ​Does your organization take credit card information? Do you store personal information on your staff, clients or donors? Raffa can help you avoid the pitfalls and penalties that can come from storing these privacy related items in unsecured ways.

    PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a set of requirements designed to ensure that all companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. This applies to essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).   HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations in healthcare, and anyone with access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment or operations.   Come learn the basics of these industry regulations, including who they apply to, the requirements for compliance, and the penalties for noncompliance.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/25/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Nate Solloway
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 1/30/2018 *NEW Rockville Location--HOT TOPIC: Tax Reform: Key Changes and New Provisions

    Congress has approved H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, significantly altering the U.S. tax code. Join us to learn more about what the new legislation...

    Congress has approved H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, significantly altering the U.S. tax code. Join us to learn more about what the new legislation means for individuals and businesses, including corporations and pass through entities.

    Join us for a conversation about how tax reform impacts individuals and businesses, including corporations and pass through entities.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/30/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Mitra Mamdouhi, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Taxes
  • 1/31/2018 *WEBINAR ONLY: NONPROFIT EXCLUSIVE - Tax Reform Update for Nonprofits

    Join us to learn more about how tax reform impacts nonprofits across the industry.  By Congress approving the H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it signifi...

    Join us to learn more about how tax reform impacts nonprofits across the industry.  By Congress approving the H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it significantly alters the U.S. tax code.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/31/2018 10:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 1.00
    • Presenter: Frank Smith, Partner
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Taxes
"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