• April 12, 2018
    • June 28, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Westchester Community College, Gateway Center Room 209, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
    • 1

    A 12 Week Course in Partnership with WCC

    Need to up your digital design game? This project based, hands-on design course begins with a brief introduction to design theory and best practices.  From there, participants will transition to the “big three” of the industry standard graphic design software:

    1. Adobe Photoshop (April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd)
    2. Illustrator (May 10th, May 17th, May 24th)
    3. InDesign (May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th)
    Not only will we teach how to use each of these platforms, you’ll also learn which tool is the right tool for the right job. You will learn to edit and enhance images in Photoshop, create digital content in Illustrator and how to layout and design utilizing InDesign for print or the web. There will be assignments each week to reinforce the skills covered in class.  

    But wait, there’s more!

    You’ll also learn how Adobe Bridge can improve your workflows across the Adobe tool set and increase productivity. Participants will finish the program by applying skills learned and building applicable projects they may find valuable to their organization.

    Jump start your creativity and enhance your job skills by registering today!

    Instructor: Tara Framer, Chief Creative, Tara Framer Design

    Tara Framer is an award-winning designer, writer and consultant specializing in logo design, branding systems, digital marketing, web design, printed collateral and promotions. 

    Tara founded Tara Framer Design in 2002, after working for over 20 years in design management at such companies as Chase Manhattan Bank, Scholastic, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Now, she works primarily for non-profits and green businesses nationwide as a creative resource, writer and presenter. 

    In addition to her work as a design professional, Tara has taught at various universities and colleges in the New York area.


    • Registrants are encourage to attend all 12 sessions. There may be an opportunity for partial participation. If interested, please email Dyiamond Grant at dgrant@npwestchester.org
    • Cancellation Policy: We require at least 7 days cancellation notice prior to the event date for a full refund of the registration fee.
    • 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 10% match. 

    In partnership with

    • April 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • PKF O'Connor Davies, 500 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528
    • 5

    Five Steps to Designing Investment Policy and Finding Your Investment “Comfort Zone”

    Designing a proper investment policy for your organization can be difficult if you don’t know where to start.  But it doesn’t need to be.  By following five basic steps, you can develop and implement a prudent and customized investment policy for your organizational finances that align with your nonprofit’s objectives.  Todd Rebori, a principal at New York-based Registered Investment Advisor, AtwoB, will walk you through a five-step approach to finding your investment “comfort zone” and implementing an investment policy and process with confidence.  The seminar will cover:

    Step 1:  Choosing the Right Partner – Fiduciary vs. Non-Fiduciary Advisory Models
    Step 2:  Adopting Your Investment Philosophy – “Control the Controllable”
    Step 3:  Finding Your Investment “Comfort Zone” – Balancing Risk and Reward
    Step 4:  Designing Your Investment Policy – A Portfolio-Based Approach
    Step 5:  From Plan to Action - Investment Implementation and Monitoring

      Please join us on April 24th if you are interested in learning more about designing a customized investment approach to serve the distinctive needs of your organization.

      About Todd Rebori and AtwoB

      Todd Rebori, Chartered Financial Analyst®, is a principal at AtwoB (www.today2b.com) and has been working in the wealth and asset management industry for 17 years.  Todd and Michael Tom, the founding partners of AtwoB, established the business to provide integrated investment, financial, and tax planning services to a broad-based demographic of families and institutions that are typically underserved by the wealth management industry.  They have followed-through on their pursuit by strategically building a diverse base of clients across generations with different investment and financial planning needs while providing the individualized attention that they believe each client deserves.

      Todd was previously the Chief Investment Officer at Clarfeld Financial Advisors, a premier wealth management firm in Tarrytown, NY.  At Clarfeld, Todd was responsible for setting the firm’s overall investment policy and portfolio strategy, conducting asset class and manager research, and broadly communicating the firm’s investment outlook to the firm’s high net worth client base.  Before joining Clarfeld in 2008, Todd spent six years at Brown Brothers Harriman as a fixed income portfolio manager and product manager where he was responsible for managing portfolios for large and mid-sized institutions and positioning the firm’s fixed income offerings in a competitive institutional marketplace.  Todd earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. 

      Sponsored by:

      • April 25, 2018
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Westchester Library System, 570 Taxter Road, Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523
      • 13

      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
      • 0
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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

        Cancellation Policy: We require at least 7 days cancellation notice prior to the event date for a full refund of the registration fee.

        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.

        • May 15, 2018
        • May 22, 2018
        • 2 sessions
        • Westchester Community College, Gateway Center, Room 110, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
        • 10

        A Two Day Seminar in Partnership with Westchester Community College

        Nonprofits rely on sound financial management and processes to ensure the viability of their organizations. Despite the importance of this, many nonprofit professionals don’t have sufficient training in how to manage financial information to complement their extensive program knowledge and experience.

        The purpose of Fundamentals of Financial Management for Nonprofit Managers is to provide participants with an understanding of the:

        • Basics of nonprofit financial management
        • The relationship between financial management and their ongoing program responsibilities
        • Stories that financial reports tell to illustrate the impact of their services

        This two-day program will cover five key topics:

        1. Financial Management of Nonprofits - the components of nonprofit accounting including functional reporting, restricted income and accrual accounting
        2. Budgeting – purpose of budgets, relationship to strategic plans, types of budgets, how to budget, and indirect cost budgets.   Participants will be asked to prepare a budget for presentation and discussion in the second day of the workshop.
        3. Financial Reports –stories told by budget comparison reports, balance sheets and cash flow projections. 
        4. Internal Controls – components of internal controls:  strategic planning, budgeting, control procedures, and ongoing analysis of financial and program results. 
        5. Annual Audits and Reviews

        Instructor: Tonia Papke, Consultant, Support Center, President of MDI Consulting.  

        Tonia Papke has thirty years of international and domestic experience in the areas of financial analysis and management, design and installation of accounting systems, strategic and business planning, investment policy statements, and outsourced CFO services. 

        In 2001, she founded MDI Consulting – providing financial and operational services to New York and New Jersey nonprofit organizations.  Over the last fourteen years, she has served as part-time or interim CFO to more than two-dozen nonprofits and has been hired to create and implement strong internal controls, install nonprofit fund accounting systems, create financial reporting systems, and develop investment policy statements. Currently, she works with six nonprofits that protect and revitalize the environment, feed the hungry, house the homeless, protect the powerless, and support grass roots political action. 

        Tonia is also on the Leadership Council of the Support Center – formerly known as the Support Center for Nonprofit Management.


        • Registrants must attend BOTH days. 
        • Cancellation Policy: We require at least 7 days cancellation notice prior to the event date for a full refund of the registration fee.
        • 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

      @ 2017 Nonprofit Association of Westchester, Inc. 

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