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 04/18/2017

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.

Compelling Copy

Presented by: Erin Yates, Administrative Assistant with The Nonprofit Partnership
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 PM

Click here for information and registration.

Developing Your Professional Persona: Online

Presented by: Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership
Thursday, May 11, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 AM

Click here for information and registration.

Gearing Up for Erie Gives 2017: Session 1

Presented by: Adam C. Bratton, The Nonprofit Partnership
Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 AM

Click here for information and registration.

Nonprofit Accounting: Changes in the Presentation of Financial Statements

Presented by: Vincent Halupczynski and Matthew Zinna of BKD, LLP
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Click here for information and registration.

The Journey 101 - Foundational Leadership Training

Registration is closed for this event.

Event dates include:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017

8:30 - 10:30 AM

More information here.

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

Click here for information and registration.


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

The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros - Wild Apricot
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


How To Get More Likes, Comments and Shares on Your Facebook Page Update - CharityHowTo
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How To Write a Grant Budget That Tells Your Application's Story - CharityHowTo
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How To Create Winning Fundraising Calls to Action That Motivate Donors To Give (Online and Off-Line) - CharityHowTo
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle - What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? - CharityHowTo
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fundraising 101: The Campaign Feasibility Assessment - Can You Do it on Your Own? - CharityHowTo
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Secrets Behind People-Powered Campaigns - Blackbaud
Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Awesome Ask: How to Approach Your Donors for Gifts in a Way That's Comfortable and Effective! - CharityHowTo
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How To Start Your Fundraising With Little Or No Budget For Small Nonprofits - CharityHowTo
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017