Training and Events

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Board Boot Camp-virtual

Hosted by Interagency Council of Norristown (ICN)

June 10, 2021
9:00-11:00 Am
$25 pp (Note: Scholarships are available for the first 20 ICN members who register [1 per 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.

During this modified 2-hour workshop, we will focus on the critical best practices that guide a highly effective and efficient board of directors.  By structuring the morning into two tracks, we are able to direct the discussion at the appropriate level for each group.

All ParticipantsFreshmanAdvanced
Foundational Governance
Basics of FundraisingHarnessing the Impact of Data
Building Blocks of FinanceStrategic Thinking

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.

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Shortly after registering, participants will receive a separate e-mail with scholarship or payment information.

Nonprofit Finance Forum 2021-virtual

Cindy Bergvall, CPA

June 17, 2021
9:00-11:00 Am

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8:30 AMAmerican Rescue Plan Highlights for Nonprofits
* Paycheck Protection Program and Forgiveness
* Employee Retention Credit
* COBRA notifications
9:30 AMNonprofit Standards Update
* Presentation and disclosure for donated items
* Leases
* Revenue recognition-contracts with customers
* Disclosures for collections
10:00 AMReady for Action
* Agile Financial Management

There is no charge for the workshop but registration is required.

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Summer 2021-Hold the Date

Catalyst NPU-Our nonprofit university-style event will be held virtually

August 16-17, 2021

We would like to invite you to share your specialized knowledge at this year’s conference.

For more information, please contact Liz Vibber at or 215-343-2727.


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WATCH NOW Board Boot Camp: Governing in a Crisis

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

Virtual Standards for Excellence Implementation

Series of six workshops offered June-August (CCNM presenting workshop 4)

July 14, 2021: Finance and Operations (presented by Cindy Bergvall, CPA)

  • Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring
  • Internal controls and Financial Policies
  • Personnel Policies
  • Administrative Policies
  • Risk Management and Insurance

For information on the full series, visit:


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: