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 02/01/2017

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.

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

Expect the Unexpected: Don't Let Your Day Ruin Your Life!

Presented by: Mary Machuga, Certified HeartMath Coach and Trainer
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

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Creating Your Professional Persona

Presented by: Jonathan Rilling, VP of Development with Erie Homes for Children and Adults
Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 AM

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Next Steps with The Giving Pledge: It's ALL About Philanthropy!

Presented by: Christopher Kelly, Vice President/Planned Giving Product Specialist with PNC Institutional Asset Management in conjunction with Susannah Weis Frigon CFP®, Vice President, Investor Relations & Donor Stewardship with The Erie Community Foundation
Thursday, March 16, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 AM

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Board: Govern Thyself

Presented by: Tom Tupitza, Knox Law
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 AM

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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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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.

Stay tuned for the next Webinars on Walnut series offering!


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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Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas - Association of Fundraising Professionals
Monday, February 27, 2017

Creating a Fundraising Board - Foundation Center
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nonprofit 911: Seven Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan - Network For Good
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Amazingly Successful Events! How to Recruit, Orient & Manage Event Volunteers - A Step by Step Guide - CharityHowTo
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


Business Management Essentials for Nonprofits: Further Your Mission by Tending to Your Business Needs - 4Good
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions - 4Good
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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