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 21 classroom hours) and at least 14 hours of elective classes.

Thanks to KeyBank, United Way of Rockland, and 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.

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

Questions about the Institute for Non-profits? Call 845-429-7085

2016 Seminars Being Offered (additional classes are being developed for late spring and fall.)

Core Seminars for INP

Financial Management in a Non-profit Business*

  • Dates:Thursdays September 15th and September 22nd from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Instructor:Donalee Berard of Berard & Associates, CPAs, Suffern, NY

Human Resources in a Non-profit Business

  • Dates: :Thursdays October 6th and October13th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Instructor:Devora Lindeman, Esq. – Partner at Greenwald Doherty LLP, Orangeburg, NY

*For Core Seminars, you must attend both sessions in order to obtain credit hours towards a certificate in Non-Profit Sustainability.

Elective Seminars for INP 

Strengthening your County Contract Agency Grant Application

  • Date: June 15, 2016 from 8:30-10:00am
  • Instructor: Phyllis Morena, Consultant specializing in Board and community development
  • This class is being offered for free thanks to support from Key Bank and Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.

How To Involve Young People in your Board of Directors

  • Date: June 20, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Instructors: Nicole Laible, Environmental Management Assistant at Rockland County Division of Environment Resources; Ryan O’Gorman, Director of Residence Life at Dominican College; and Nicole Videla Assistant Director, Career Advisor at Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • This class is being offered for free thanks to support from Key Bank and Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.

Fostering Good Communication in the Workplace

  • Date: Thursday, July 28 from 8:30- 10:00am
  • Instructor:

    Kathy Jaffe Mediation Services, LLC, Pomona, NY is a Founding Partner of a full time mediation practice, with 22 years of experience facilitating negotiations between parties on issues involving, divorce, same-sex unions, family, stepfamilies, elder care, and community and workplace disputes including ADA and EEOC issues.

Cutting Edge Board Communication

  • DATE: September 26, 2016 from 5:30 -6:30 pm
  •  Instructor: Nicole Videla of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

For Registration Form click HERE!

For Seminar Descriptions Click HERE!

Last updated September 7, 2016