Upcoming Trainings by Month

Workshops, Webinars, and Forums Organized by Month

PRACTICING EXCELLENCE: Nonprofit New York hosts more than 45 in-person workshops, forums, and online webinars as part of our training programming. Nonprofit New York’s training program is designed to give participants a firm grasp of the fundamental concepts within each of our Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence. We believe that the stronger organizations are in these eight nationally recognized management areas, the more likely they are to be healthy, sustainable, and able to adapt to changing times. Whether you are part of a new organization, new in your role, or a seasoned professional looking to brush up on current best practices, our trainings will provide you with the tips, tools, and resources that will help you and your organization become as effective as possible.

Nonprofit New York’s educational programming allows nonprofits to engage in holistic learning, feedback, practice, and growth, and includes:

  • The module-based Learning Labs program, for deeper dives into each Key Area,
  • the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which offers applicants a 360º review of organizational practices,
  • The inaugural Best Nonprofit Conference, an all-day conference showcasing innovative and replicable best practices.

All workshops and webinars are FREE for Nonprofit New York members and are open to non-members at the following ticket prices:

  • Webinar: $25
  • 2-3 Hour Workshop: $50
  • Half-Day (4 Hour) Workshop: $75

Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence: The Fundamentals


September 2019

  • The Human Rights Law 101 presentation provides an overview of the New York City Commission of Human Rights and its mandate to implement the City’s Human Rights Law. The session will cover rights and responsibilities under the law, one of the broadest anti-discrimination law in the country, and the requirements and process for filing complaints. Protections against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as discriminatory harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement are covered. Managers, supervisors, human resources staff should attend this workshop to acquire knowledge about protections and obligations under the Human Rights Law, which should be helpful in implementing best practices in the workplace or when working with the public.
  • Presented by Vanessa Ramos and Franck D. Joseph II of NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • Area of Excellence: Governance
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  • Nonprofits often take a messianic view toward the arrival of new board members. They hope new arrivals will bring fresh energy, ideas, adn networks to break the cycle of "been there, done that" that can pervade meetings of long-standing boards of directors. Learn how to assure that our newest board members act as our allies for change, right from the start, raising the bar for board engagement instead of settling in at the lowest common denominator. At this workshop, we will share strategies for firing up new recruits and integrating them into the board team to make their enthusiastic willingness to take action infectious.
  • Presented by Greg Cohen of Cause Effective
  • Area of Excellence: Governance
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  • Facility operating costs, including rent, can generate significant financial strain for a nonprofit. For most organizations that lease, these costs are second only to the organization’s human resources, making effective management of facility operating costs essential to a nonprofit’s success. In this workshop, Denham Wolf’s acquisition experts will provide a snapshot of the commercial real estate market in New York City and share nonprofit-specific strategies for navigating the market effectively. Nonprofit professionals who have previously participated in a commercial site search – and who have subsequently reviewed a term sheet, space program, capital budget, and/or other real estate-related documents – will have the greatest opportunity to derive actionable insights from this workshop. The content presented will be most relevant for organizations that are considering a relocation or expansion within the next three years.
  • Presented by Lauren Davis and Christopher D. Turner of Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
  • Area of Excellence: Financial Management
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