The Nonprofit Partnership

The Nonprofit Partnership Events

The Nonprofit Partnership's workshops for nonprofit board members and agency staff provide educational opportunities regarding governance issues, nonprofit trends, and best practices. These sessions offer opportunities to stay current with everything new in the fields of management, governance, fund development, marketing, and community engagement.

Download the 2017 6 Month Calendar of Events here.
- Updated on 03/01/2017

Please visit our Membership Portal @ to register for events.

All training sessions will be held at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy - 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502, space permitting.
Note - parking is currently only available on Walnut and 6th Street.

Questions, concerns? Contact Ellen Kehl, Member Services Manager via email or phone - (814) 240-2490 ext. 5.

Apps, Tools & Resources

Presented by: Ellen Kehl, Member Services Manager with The Nonprofit Partnership
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

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Understanding PA's EITC/OSTC Programs: What They Can Do for Your Nonprofit

Presented by: James L. O’Donnell, Director of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development – Tax Credit Division
Thursday, March 30, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

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Please note - registration for this event is full. Please visit the link above to sign up for the "waitlist." Those on the wailist will be sent a link to watch the live stream of the event on 3/30.

StrengthsCafe - Building An Asset Mindset

Presented by: Michael Brand
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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The Myths and Realities of the Fundraising Board: How to Position Your Board for Success

Presented by: Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 AM

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Technology Planning Primer for Nonprofits

Presented by: Cindy Leonard, Consulting Team Leader with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University
Thursday, April 20, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 PM

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The Journey 101 - Foundational Leadership Training

Please join The Nonprofit Partnership and Andy Kerr of Andy Kerr Coaching for "The Journey 101 - Foundational Leadership Training." This series is comprised of 6 sessions that will take place between late April and June 2017.

The curriculum for this course is derived from John Maxwell's The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. These texts are included in the price of the course.

This is a new, members-only event. Space is limited - register today!

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Webinars on Walnut

Webinars are a great educational tool for the workplace. You can learn from experts and industry leaders from across the country without ever having to leave the comfort of your office chair. But what’s the one drawback to a webinar? We are often alone at our desks, learning from a distant voice with little chance to actively engage with the speaker or our peers.

The Nonprofit Partnership wants to fix that.

Our new series, Webinars on Walnut, creates an opportunity for nonprofit professionals to come together, enjoy a coffee, learn from experts around the country, and share perspectives and questions with those around the table.

On a regular basis, we will screen webinars from industry authorities like Firespring, CharityHowTo, and 4Good for you to enjoy with other Erie-area professionals. After each webinar is over, attendees will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the topics that were explored and any questions that may remain.

Upcoming Webinars on Walnut session offering:
7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) with CharityHowTo
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Information and registration:

Please note - these webinars are in-person sessions!


In addition to the events sponsored by The Nonprofit Partnership listed above, you may find value in some of these choice webinars:

Previously recorded: Making the Most of Your 990: A Red Flag Guide for Nonprofits - Nonprofit Quarterly

The Guiding Principles Webinar Series from PANO:
Mission, Strategy and Evaluation - January 18, 2017
Leadership Part 1: Board - February 8, 2017
Leadership Part 2: Staff, Volunteers and Legal Compliance and Ethics - March 1, 2017
Finance and Operations - March 22, 2017
Resource Development - April 12, 2017
Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy - May 3, 2017

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Creating a Collaborative Board Culture - BoardSource
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue - 4Good
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Nonprofit, Charity, or NGO - Nonprofit Tech for Good
Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement - VolunteerMatch
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Measure It! Turning Data into Dollars - BoardSource
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

One Brand...Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications - 4Good
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Create a Newsletter That Motivates Donors to Give and Give Again: The Proven Formula for Success - CharityHowTo
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Instagram for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Instagram for Raising Awareness and Money for Your Cause - CharityHowTo
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes - VolunteerMatch
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders - 4Good
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Conduct a Successful Board Retreat - BoardSource
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money - 4Good
Wednesday, May 3, 2017