Training and Events

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Fall 2020

November 10, 2020

US Nonprofits: Best Practices for Global Mission Delivery

9:00-10:30 AM (VIRTUAL)

During this 90 minute, virtual workshop, Laura Solomon, Esq. and Cindy Bergvall, CPA will highlight key considerations for US Based nonprofits operating abroad.

American nonprofits operating abroad must be careful to understand the laws of each country in which they operate, how to comply with such laws, the risks of noncompliance, and how to best protect their employees and volunteers on the ground. Further, there are special IRS rules affecting charities that engage in activities in foreign countries.

There is no fee for this workshop, however, registration is required.


Gold Sponsor : Bookminders 

Catalyst NPU-Our nonprofit university-style was held virtually August 17-18, 2020

Recordings are available for each session.  To inquire about a specific workshop recording, please contact Liz Vibber at or 215-343-2727.

August 17, 2020 EST
Session 1Session 2
9:00-10:00 amFor White Folks in Nonprofits and the Rest of Y’all: How to Start the Conversation
About Diversity--Jael Chambers, Cultured Enuf
Financial Leadership: Communicating the Financial Information that Matters-
Gregg Indictor, Your Part-Time Controller
10:30-11:30 amHow to Make Your Website Work for Your Nonprofit-Donna Botti, Delos Inc.Managing Emotions to Leverage Differences-Keith Willis, Coach to Achieve
1:30-2:30 pmManaging Projects & Teams in a Remote Setting- Dave Hollander, PMO SynergiesSuccess Secrets of Effective Nonprofit Board Members-Lisa Verges, Lisa Verges Consulting
3:00-4:00 pmCreating a Sustainable Volunteer Program-Karen Smith, Volunteer Center of the Lehigh ValleyWorking Together: From Collaborations to Mergers-Cindy Bergvall, Bee, Bergvall & Co.
August 18, 2020 EST
Session 1Session 2
9:00-10:00 amUnderstanding Nonprofit Financial Statements-Amy O’Connor, BookmindersC-19 Fundraising for Arts, Cultural & Environmental Nonprofits-Valerie Jones, Valerie M. Jones Associates
10:30-11:30 amEmpowered Leadership: Bringing our Best Selves or our Stressed Selves to Work-
We Can Choose-Alvina Peat, Williams-Peat Associates
Overcoming Barriers to Fundraising Success-Chad Barger, CFRE, Productive Fundraising
1:30-2:30 pmEmployment Issues for Nonprofits-Patricia Collins, Esq, AMM LawGoverning in a Crisis-Liz Vibber, Catalyst center for Nonprofit Management
3:00-4:00 pmThe Impact of Equitable Development-
Frank Robinson, Kairos Development Group
Creating a Culture of Accountability-Ken Byler, Higher Ground Consulting

May 7, 2020

Board Boot Camp: Governing in a Crisis


4:30-6:00 PM

During this 60 minute session we will cover the roles and responsibilities of board members as well as discuss best practices that can be activated in addressing a crisis.  We will keep the call open for an additional 30 minutes for Q&A and to give participants a chance to connect and share.

CCNM Around Town


The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer a series of one and two hour training sessions for busy Boards.  Note we are happy to provide virtual training options for your board!  Contact us for more information-

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: