Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar Series

We are excited to offer a new opportunity for nonprofit education in our region! We will now be holding an ongoing Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar Series, which will feature 1-hour, single-topic seminars on a host of topics to help nonprofit professionals, volunteers and more build capacity for their respective organizations. We are excited to take on this new endeavor as our ongoing mission to provide support and help build strong nonprofits in our community. 

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, 2021 workshops will be held as webinars, via Zoom.

Next Seminar Opportunity


“Practices for Cattaraugus Gives Success: From your peers,"moderated by Kirk Windus, CRCF communications and fund development manger. Panelists from Empire Animal Rescue Society, YMCA of the Twin Tiers and Olean City School District Foundation

September 24

Noon - 1 p.m.

This session will feature panelists from nonprofits who have found success through Cattaraugus Gives. Learn to maximize your giving day marketing efforts from your peers.

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“Agency Endowments 101," led by Karen Buchheit, CRCF Executive Director with Skip Wilday, CRCF board president

Are you a board member or staff member at a nonprofit who cares about the future of your organization and its long-term stability? If so, you will want to learn how an endowment fund can help provide for your nonprofit’s future and leave a lasting legacy. This webinar will cover how to establish, manage and grow your endowment.

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“Maximize Your Catchafire Membership,” led by Katie Pieri, Western New York Nonprofit Support Group, and Tyler Manley, Catchafire

The Western New York Nonprofit Support Group, in collaboration with 8 additional funders, have joined together to bring over 600 nonprofits across the region access to skills-based volunteers as a way to off-set costs and navigate through the pandemic with support from Catchafire.

The Catchafire platform brings a level of flexibility, offering over 150 pre-scoped projects and ask an expert calls. During this session, Katie and Tyler will highlight the different ways to utilize your Catchafire membership and also provide you an opportunity to hear from your local colleagues about how they have interacted with the platform.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussion to assist your organization in leveraging the Catchafire platform for maximum benefit.   

April 9, Noon - 1 p.m.

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