Seminars for Non-Profit Leaders


Institute for Non-profits

An Educational Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland

You may register for individual classes or the full Certificate in Non-profit Sustainability. The full Certificate requires completion of four core courses (totaling 24 classroom hours) and at least 14 hours of elective classes.

Thanks to Orange & Rockland Utilities for sponsoring these seminars. Their generous support allows us to offer these classes at low cost to Rockland’s non-profit community!

Registration: Please pre-register at least one week in advance for any class by completing the attached form and mailing/faxing it, with payment, to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980. All classes will be held at this address.

The $10 course fee covers both sessions of the Core Seminars. Participants must attend both sessions of each seminar for credit.

If you registered and find you’re unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Refunds will be made until the day before the class is scheduled.

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Seminar/Registration Questions? Please contact Jennifer Strianese, Administrative Assistant
845-429-7085 x117

Questions about the Institute for Non-profits? Contact Suzanne Barclay at  845-429-7085 ext 107 or 

2019 Seminars Being Offered:


  • The (Social) Medium is the Message: Taking Basics to Beyond
    Tuesday, March 5, 8:30 - 10:30 AM
    Instructor: Charlie Pane of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland
  • Introduction to Finding Grants through the Foundation Center
    Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 - 10:30 AM
    Instructor: Susan Shiroma of the Foundation Center
  • The Mission is the Message: Getting Creative to Communicate Your Value
    Monday, April 8, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Instructor: Charlie Pane of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland
  • FASBY Old and New: What You Need to Know
    Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Instructor: Donalee Berard of Berard and Associates
  • Talk Less, Smile More: A Guide to an Effective Stewardship Program to Engage and Recognize Donors
    Thursday, May 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Instructor: Maddy Schiering of Sheer Strategy
  • NYCON on Fund Development
    Date TBD
    Instructor: New York Council on Nonprofits

We offer INP Certificate Credit for select RDC Programs

All courses take place at CCE Rockland’s Education Center at 10 Patriot Hills Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980.

Last updated February 15, 2019