Training and Events

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2023 Everence Development Conference

Liz Vibber, MS -Director Bee, Bergvall & Co. & Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management

October 4, 2023 at 3 pm 

The key to an active and engaged Board of Directors is to leverage the talent of your board members, while maximizing their available time. Ensure your board understands your needs as an organization, their roles and responsibilities. We will discuss the difficult conversations around prioritizing recruitment, clarifying expectations, and most importantly, around fundraising and giving. Eliminate difficult board member behavior and streamline meetings.

For information on the conference and registration:  2023 Everence Development Conference

Book it Right, Track it Right, Report it Right

Cindy Bergvall, CPA -Director Bee, Bergvall & Co. & Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management
Liz Vibber, MS, – Director, Bee, Bergvall & Co. &  Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management

Hosted by: Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

October 17 & October 24, 2023 at 1pm EST

Offered in two parts, this workshop will address critical aspects to ensure your fundraising program is managing and tracking revenues and expenses correctly.

Session I—Clarifying the Finances of your Fundraising Program, Cindy Bergvall, CPA

  • gain a clear understanding of critical concepts surrounding fundraising expenses, including their definition and proper allocation
  • learn the optimal methods for accounting special events to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • uncover strategies to appropriately categorize administration and program expenses for accurate financial tracking

Session II—Managing the Reporting of your Fundraising Program, Liz Vibber

  • discuss the disclosures necessary for fundraising solicitations, ensuring you remain compliant and transparent
  • navigate the complex landscape of reporting revenue;  distinguishing between program and fundraising revenue

Join us and empower yourself with the expertise to implement sound fundraising practices.

Participants may register for one or both sessions.

Join us and empower yourself with the expertise to implement sound fundraising practices.

For information on the workshop, visit: Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Tuesdays, October 24th-November 28th at 5:30 PM (Virtual)  $99

Presented by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County, and led by the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management, Leaders on Board provides a six-week interactive training program that covers the topics needed to be prepared to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.

According to BoardSource, serving on a nonprofit board of directors is a powerful way to grow personal and build professional expertise. Individuals who serve on a board have the opportunity to cultivate new skill sets as leaders. Through their service, they also expand their network of peers, professionals, community leaders, and thought leaders, which provides new avenues for development, outreach, influence, and mentorship.

Upon completing the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to meet with area nonprofit executives to look for a potential board match. In addition, a board mentoring option allows those completing the program to continue to seek advice and support.

Topics to be covered in the six-week interactive training program include:

  • Basic Governance – Role of the Board/Vital Role of Engagement – CEO & Board
  • Understanding Strategic Planning
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising for Boards
  • Financial Oversight for Boards
  • Measuring Impact and Outcomes
  • Finding the Right Fit

Members and nonmembers are welcome.    For more information contact


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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.

Liz Vibber, MS, – Director, Bee, Bergvall & Co. &  Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management


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: