Wednesday, January 9, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.


Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge Room 1

Information Technology

With Jason Hutchins

An organization’s Board of Directors is held responsible and made accountable for the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission, garner and properly manage its assets, and ensuring that the organization has the plan for and the resources to sustain its work. Although the Board may delegate to and work in partnership with the executive leadership of the organization,   oftentimes, staff at all levels, including managers and directors, are unsure of the value of an effective Board of Directors and the critical role the board has in the organization’s success.

This course will address the major role, responsibilities, and functions of effective nonprofit Board of Directors  and how Board and staff work together to make certain that the organization is effective in fulfilling its mission and has a viable, sustained future.

This Garden City event is only open to those who have registered for the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn marketplace trends, best practices, and information on how to take advantage of opportunities in Information Technology (IT) available to nonprofits.  All of which will help them as managers within their departments, areas, and organizations.

The class will develop a practical knowledge of how cloud computing is changing the workplace.


  • The Value of Information Technology, including:
  • Creativity – project approach and experimentation;
  • Compliance – The budget and financial reporting; Auditors; Grants management & reporting;
  • Efficiency – Productivity and business processes;
  • Effectiveness – Measuring what works and what doesn’t; and
  • Budgeting – Making investments
    • Conducting an IT audit for your department, area or organization to ensure there are adequate financial and human resources to meet current and anticipated technology needs.
    • Using IT to increase productivity: timely, accurate, and relevant information that facilitates our work.
    • Cyber security awareness.
    • Systems and software: What makes sense for our team and organization.
    • Additional resources.

Jason Hutchins, President (Managing Principal) founded Nonprofit Solutions Network in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology. Jason prides himself on providing technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financials challenges of nonprofits. He leads a diverse full-time multilingual staff and provides services citywide.     

With his broad IT background and distinctive approach, Jason has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including The Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York, New York Cares, United Way of New York City and Vera Institute of Justice.  

A leader in nonprofit capacity building, Jason sits on the executive board of New York Technical Assistance Providers (NYTAP) and is a member of Nonprofit Resource Group.  Jason writes and presents on a variety of IT related topics for such organizations as Youth, I.N.C. and Ventureneer.  Most recently, Jason graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, funded by Goldman Sachs.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Diane Wunderlich
Program Coordinator
Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Adelphi University
School of Social Work, Room 240
p – 516.877.4415
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Continuing Education and Professional Development
School of Social Work, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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