Training and Events

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October 16, 2018

Board Boot Camp

Location: Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
4:30 PM-8:00 PM
$35 pp first person; $15 pp for each additional from same organization

The Board Boot Camp program has been designed for both new and experienced board members to learn or refresh their skills on being an effective nonprofit board member.  This does not happen by accident, but rather by thoughtful and consistent attention to the role of board members in your organization.

We focus on skills effective board members possess.  By structuring the evening into two tracks, we are able to direct the discussion at the appropriate level for each group.

Freshman Track ~ for individuals who have served for less than two years on a nonprofit board and are interested in learning about the more general duties of board members.

Advanced Track ~ for individuals who have experience serving for many years or on a variety of boards and are looking to gain insight on the tools used by more mature boards.

4:30-5:00 pm Registration & Light Refreshments

5:00-5:40 pm General Duties of All Board Members

5:45-6:25 pm Freshman Session–Understanding Strategic Planning;  Advanced Session–Advanced Strategic Planning

6:25-6:35 pm Break

6:35-7:15 pm Freshman Session–Fundamentals of Fundraising;  Advanced Session–Understanding Data and Finances as a Key to Capacity Building

7:15-7:55 pm Freshman Session–Financial Oversight for Boards;  Advanced Session–The Vital Role of Engagement-CEO & Board

8:00 pm Adjourn


October 24, 2018

Measuring Your Mission

Cindy Bergvall, CPA Bee, Bergvall & Co./Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management
Jessica Borger, Maternity Care Coalition

Location: Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
3805 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
There is no charge for the seminar, but registration is required.

Measure how your different projects, initiatives and programs contribute to your organization’s goals and make an impact.


November 7, 2018

Pump Up the Volume

Sarah Larson, Furia Rubel Communications
Todd Hurley, Penn Community Bank

Location: Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
3805 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA
12:30 PM-4:00 PM
There is no charge for the seminar, but registration is required.

Harnessing the power of relationship development in person and online, to amplify your organization’s message and become a rock star advocate for your organization.


CCNM Around Town

September 13, 2018

Nonprofit Learning Lab

Location: International House
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 18974
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Turning Data into Action: Unleash the Transformative Power of Numbers, Cindy Bergvall, CPA


September 17, 2018

Social Media for Nonprofits Panel of Experts

Location: Giusseppes Pizza ad Family Restaurant
1380 W Street Rd, Warminster, PA, 18974
6:00PM – 9:30PM

In collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, the Social Media for Nonprofits Expert Panelists will share tips, tricks, and best practices. Aside from discussing #GivingTuesday , the expertise that will be shared on social media is transferable to for profit businesses, so the discussions will be appealing to everyone.

Each panelist will share their successes, as well as some of their failures, on different platforms and techniques that include:

  • LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+
  • Pinterest, Podcasts, Video, Blogging and more!
  • Discussions will also include how to get Board and organization members engaged in liking and sharing an organization’s social media content.



The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer a series of one and two hour training sessions for busy Boards.

Our training professionals are able to attend your regular Board meetings and conduct mini-trainings in a variety of areas. Popular topics include:

  • Strategic Thinking for Boards
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Board’s Role in a Development Plan
  • Understanding your Financial Statements

Allow us customize any topic to suit the needs of your Board. Trainings are 1 -2 hours in length and include handout materials. For more information, please contact Liz Vibber, 215-343-2727 or e-mail: