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Ahead of the Curve: A Dialogue on Reopening and Reimagining Our Physical Footprint

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT



The reopening of offices is a complicated process that balances public health, organizational culture, staff wellness, and the adaptation of physical spaces. Join the Ahead of the Curve collaborative for a discussion of reopening nonprofit offices and reimagining our use of space. We will hear from a panel of organizations sharing their experiences with reopening including continued public health concerns, changes to the physical layout of offices, how staff are involved in the decision-making process, and the continuing role of working remotely. Utilizing Zoom breakout rooms, we will create spaces for small groups to discuss and share their resources, ideas, and concerns. Presenters will include: Cause Effective, Support Center, and others TBD.

Please note that this interactive session will utilize Zoom breakout rooms to allow for small group discussions.  This works best when you have the ability to share video and audio and access the video and audio of others.   Resources to be distributed include this guide prepared by the Center for Nonprofits in NJ.

Please indicate the breakout room of interest to you once you register:

  1. Physical and operational changes to our space

  2. Decision-making around reopening our space

  3. Navigating continued remote operations


Paul G. Wolf, Co-founder, and President, Denham Wolf Paul is an established leader in the field of real estate, with more than 30 years of development, brokerage, and nonprofit consulting experience. Paul’s expertise is shaped by a breadth and depth of experience in New York City real estate and is proven by his strong record of realizing complex projects. As a principal of Denham Wolf, Paul has provided strategic guidance and technical expertise for a range of arts, cultural, community development, healthcare, social service, and educational organizations in New York City. Prior to co-founding Denham Wolf in 1998, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He currently serves on the board of the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics.

Linda Czipo, President and CEO, NJ Center for Non-profits Linda Czipo is the President and CEO of the Center for Non-Profits. Linda’s non-profit sector experience spans over 30 years and includes expertise in public policy, compliance, and management issues. She writes and speaks frequently to the media, non-profit, philanthropic and business leaders, and government officials regarding the size, strength, economic and social contributions of New Jersey’s non-profit sector and current and emerging trends facing the non-profit community; and has successfully mobilized broad-based coalitions of non-profits around numerous advocacy issues. An experienced researcher and analyst, she has conducted many of the Center’s projects documenting the size, scope, economic and social contributions, and emerging issues/trends of the non-profit community.

Shyla Rivera, Director of Operations, Cause Effective Shyla Rivera joined Cause Effective as Office Manager in 2012 and became Director of Operations in 2017. She directs the full range of Cause Effective’s operations, HR, finance, technology, and administration, as well as providing administrative support to programming and fundraising, and serves as the board liaison. She has over 20 years of experience in office management and administrative support and has worked at Rainforest Alliance, American Cancer Society, and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Shyla holds an Associate degree from Katherine Gibbs School, a BS from SUNY Empire State College in Human Resource Management and she is currently pursuing an Executive MS in Human Resource Management at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.


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Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email Operations Associate, Gabriela Barria, at [email protected].


August 13, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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