• March 01, 2018
    • March 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Westchester Community College, Gateway Center, Room 209, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
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    A Two Day Seminar in Partnership with Westchester Community College

    Employees at nonprofits need to be on top of their game. Often while working at a nonprofit, one has to be a jack-of-all trades. Knowing current design trends and industry standard software can boost your value as well as increase the visibility of your organization.

    This immersive 2-day course will cover leading industry software tools. Starting with design theory and best practices, you’ll learn the essentials of digital graphic design for print and web. 

    Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn the basics of the Adobe Creative Suite to create, edit or enhance your digital projects for the web, social media or print.  This hands-on class will finish with projects to compliment your digital and social media marketing and presence on the web.

    Sign up today and enhance the skills you need to create and enhance digital content for your organization.

    Coffee and lunch will be provided.

    Wondering whether this course or the Applied Digital Graphic Design Featuring Adobe Creative Cloud is the right course for you, contact Jim Irvine at 914-606-6658.


    • Registrants must attend BOTH days. 
    • While most of the costs associated with this course are covered by a grant from SUNY with an additional subsidy from NPW, a small fee covers the required match. 

    In partnership with Westchester Community College

    • April 10, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523

    Join a lively discussion with County Executive George Latimer and your colleagues on pressing issues facing nonprofits.  Bring your ideas on how nonprofits can work in partnership with government and business to achieve a thriving Westchester.

    Coffee and Registration: 8:30AM-9AM
    Program: 9AM-10AM

    • April 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • TBA

    More information to come.

    • April 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • TBA

    More information to come.

    • April 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • PKF O'Connor Davies, 500 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528

    More information to come.

    Sponsored by:

    • April 25, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Westchester Library System, 570 Taxter Road, Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523
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    Nobody—not even an experienced grant writer—can write a proposal alone. There’s a lot to do before you’re ready to sit down and write. Successful grant writing teams can produce better proposals. They provide:  multiple viewpoints, pooled talents, staff and possible community buy-in, and shared resources. And, grant writing teams can share the workload to meet deadlines.

    Join Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson and Nonprofit Westchester for a panel discussion on grant writing as a collaborative team. Panelists include three successful grant writing teams: 

    1.  Nonprofit agency and independent grant consultant/contractor;
    2. Non Profit agency and in-house grant writer; and, 
    3. Two nonprofit agencies or grant writers that collaborated on a grant application. Gain tips on what makes an excellent grant writer-nonprofit agency relationship, how best to work with your grant writer; and, how to merge grant teams across agencies.


    In-house grant writer and client team:
    Saqib Alta, Deputy Executive Director, Hudson Valley Community Services
    Adie Shore, Director of Grants, CQI & Data, Hudson Valley Community Services

    Grant consultant and client:
    Jackie Ross, Development Director, Christ the King Preparatory School
    Sheldon Bart, LAPA Fundraising Senior Grant Officer

    Two grant writers/agencies that collaborated on a grant:
    Kiron Dawkins, Regional Director of the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP)
    Judie Eisenberg, Founder and President of Proposal Pro 

    Moderator: Joanne Stewart, MBA, President Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson
    President, Goodworks Advisory Group, LLC

    • May 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Westchester Community College, Gateway Center, Room 209, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
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    A Half-Day Seminar in Partnership with Westchester Community College

    Even the best presenters – those with no fear about talking in front of an audience – can reduce the impact of their talks by using PowerPoint slides that:

    • Include more information than the eye can take in
    • Are difficult to read because of their design and the size of the font
    • Use a repetitive template or format with text only
    • Contain too much text and are short on visuals like pictures,  charts and graphs

    When using slides with these characteristics, presenters often spend more time facing the slide and reading what is on it than on making eye contact and interacting with the audience.  The audience members are often unable to read what is on the slide or understand or how it is contributing to the goals of the presentation.

    This program will provide you with tips for designing readable and impactful PowerPoint slides that address the issues listed above.  It will demonstrate some of the ways to add variety to the material you present and to how to present it.  It will not cover the technical basics on working with the PowerPoint software.  However, you will leave with a better understanding on how to take advantage of this software to enhance the message you are presenting to your audience.

    Participants are encouraged to bring samples of presentations they have made.  There will be time in the program to look them over and incorporate some of the suggestions into their own presentation material.

    Instructor: Mike Matera, Professional Development Consultant, Westchester Community College

    Mike is an instructor for Westchester Community College Professional Development Center classes, delivered primarily in corporate and professional settings. He is also a specialist in the Wordpress Web publishing system - providing training & tutoring both in-person and online.

      In partnership with Westchester Community College

      Please note that there is a small fee to attend this seminar, which covers 10% of the cost. The remainder of the cost is covered by a grant from the State University of New York.

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