Member Programs & Services

NPCC is proud to offer an extensive range of member programs and services. For details, see the descriptions below and contact the appropriate staff member if you have further questions.


Member Programs & Services

Advocacy & Government Watch
Insurance Services
Nonprofit Outsourcing Clearinghouse
SkillsBuilders
The Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Government Grants Information Service
Legal Assistance on Employment and Labor Relations Issues
MetLife Retirement Plan
Unemployment Services Trust
Staples: Office Supplies
Paychex: Payroll Processing
TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program
ReadyTalk - Telephone & Web Conferencing
Jitasa: Finance, Accounting & Bookkeeping Services
FMA Institute
Background Checking Service: Coeus Global
The Chronicle of Philanthropy Subscription
Crain's New York Business Subscription
Stanford Social Innovation Review
BoardSource
Theatre Development Fund Subscription
Conference room rental
NPCC Member Mailing Labels
Health insurance information and referrals
Workshops and roundtables for nonprofit managers
Monthly newsletter
Active website and information databank
Online member directory listing

Who Does What? Database


 

Advocacy & Government Watch

NPCC keeps its members informed of legislative news and advocates for them and for the nonprofit community as a whole. We monitor governmental actions on the city, state and federal level to ensure that the needs of New York nonprofit organizations are recognized. Click here to read about NPCC's current government activities.

 

Insurance Services

A new property and casualty insurance program offers insurance at affordable pricing to all sizes and types of NPCC member nonprofits as well as regular access to two brokers who are familiar with nonprofit needs and issues. Crystal & Co., Inc. and Northeast Agencies, Inc. have collaborated to bring NPCC members coverage and service of the highest quality along with competitive pricing for coverage of: property, business interruption and crime; general liability; automobile liability and physical damage; workers’ compensation and employer’s liability; and umbrella/excess liability coverage. To obtain a quote, click here. For more information, contact senior account executive Lisa Williams at lisa.williams@crystalnea.com or 877-319-6568, extension 2977.

Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance
NPCC offers members a low-cost comprehensive policy for Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. Coverage is afforded to the organization itself, its directors, officers, employees, trustees, committee members and volunteers at all locations. Coverage includes full employment practices liability, publishers liability and defense cost coverage for specifically listed IRS Code violations, including excessive compensation. Crystal & Co., Inc. is the program administrator. To obtain a quote, click here. To read more about D&O coverage, read Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (http://www.npccny.org/info/oi2.htm) in NPCC's Information Databank on this subject. For more information, call Marcia Brown at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 227.

 

 

Nonprofit Outsourcing Clearinghouse

NPCC has launched its new database of outsourced service providers as part of the Nonprofit Outsourcing Clearinghouse program (NOC) providing in-depth information on a variety of vendors serving nonprofits within the metro-New York area in:  bookkeeping and financial management, IT, human resources, purchasing, legal services, fundraising, marketing and communications, and risk management. The database makes it easy to compare vendors on numerous items such as price, types of clients and available services. The database is at https://noc.npccny.org/noc.

We encourage all qualified vendors serving nonprofits within the New York City area to apply to participate in the database. To complete a vendor application go to https://noc.npccny.org/noc/vendors/application. Many of the vendors are providing special discounts to NPCC members, so be sure to check out the database at http://noc.npccny.org. If you have any questions, contact Marcia Brown at 212-502-4191, extension 227 or mbrown@npccny.org

A Nonprofit Guide to Outsourcing, designed to help nonprofits think about the possibilities of outsourcing and offers points to consider when entering into an outsourcing arrangement, is at www.npccny.org/info/outsourcing.pdf.

 

SkillsBuilders

NPCC’s SkillsBuilders training and support programs are designed to transfer practical management skills to leaders of small and mid-sized nonprofits and to track measurable improvements in the participating organizations. It makes available practical training and support by top providers in management areas such as marketing and communications, financial management and outcome management at greatly reduced cost. Three pilot programs have launched: Managing for Results: Outcomes Management for Smaller Nonprofits, Basic Finances, and Basic Fundraising for Smaller Nonprofits. SkillsBuilders offers intensive training and support in nonprofit management areas where these services are not affordable or appropriately structured for small and mid-sized organizations. The goal is to develop low-cost strategies that help managers build stronger organizations. Results of the training and support provided are tracked as part of the program. Click here to read more about this program.

 

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are presented by NPCC, The New York Community Trust and Philanthropy New York, sponsored by New York Magazine and WNYC. The Awards illuminate the difficult and complex elements of successful management that enable nonprofits to excel at their missions, and by doing so, recognize the enormously important roles played by thousands of New York’s nonprofits in improving our lives and communities. Now in its seventh year, the program is designed to teach, recognize and encourage outstanding management practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. The program helps nonprofit leaders by spotlighting excellent management practices that enable nonprofits to better serve their communities and achieve their missions. This is an opportunity for an organization to tell all New Yorkers — and the world — what its organization accomplishes. All 501(c)(3) nonprofits based in the New York City, Long Island and Westchester County are eligible to apply. Read more at http://npexcellence.fcny.org or www.npccny.org/info/awards.htm.

 

Government Grants Information Service

NPCC members receive automated emails providing information on government funding opportunities in their areas of interest soon after they appear in government registries. The system helps members identify new sources of funding and greatly extends the time available for proposal preparation and the development of collaborative grant applications. Click here to read more about this program.

 

Legal Assistance on Employment and Labor Relations

Labor relations attorneys offer their services to NPCC members at a reduced cost, including guidance on questions about labor, employment law, and employee benefits; review, preparation, or revision of an employee manual; and an on-site labor relations audit to determine if appropriate policies, procedures, records, documents and forms are in place and utilized. For more information, call Marcia Brown at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 227.

 

MetLife ResourcesRetirement Benefits Program. NPCC, in conjunction with MetLife, sponsors a comprehensive retirement benefits program for its members. Two primary types of plans are offered: a 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) and a Simplified Employer Pension Plan (SEPP). In addition, MetLife provides complete record keeping and, where required, plan documents, IRS reporting information and ERISA compliance services for a very low cost. For more information, call Marcia Brown at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 227 or click on the MetLife icon above.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company  (MetLife), New York, NY 10166.  Securities products offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI) member NASD/SIPC, New York, NY 10166. MetLife and MSI are affiliates. MetLife Resources is a division of MetLife.

 

Unemployment Services Trust. NPCC has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 2011 to help members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofits. Founded by nonprofits for nonprofits, UST is a grantor Trust, owned by its members, that has spent the past 30 years helping members carefully manage their claims costs through ongoing education, expert claims management, and reserve building. Nonprofits have the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a federal law that lets them opt out of the state unemployment tax and only pay the dollar-for-dollar costs of benefits paid to their former employees. For organizations with 10 or more employees, this can mean thousands of dollars in savings. For more information, contact one of UST’s Unemployment Cost Advisors at 888-249-4788 or fill out a complimentary Savings Evaluation at www.chooseust.org/request-a-savings-quote. Not quite ready to fill out a Savings Evaluation or talk to a Cost Advisor? Sign up for an upcoming webinar at www.chooseust.org/webinars and learn more about the alternatives available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

 

Staples Discounts On Office Supplies & More. Through Staples Advantage, NPCC offers its members an office supply program with extremely competitive prices, easy ordering, free next day delivery, and award-winning customer service. Staples Advantage provides deep discounts on thousands of brand-name supplies; average discounts on supplies are typically 45% off manufacturers’ suggested list prices. In addition, savings are available on all Staples Advantage services, including: furniture and design solutions; custom printing services and forms management; digital copy services; promotional and ad specialty products; janitorial and breakroom supplies; and custom stamps, badges, and nameplates. Staples Advantage strives to make it easy and cost efficient for our members. To help reduce costs, you are encouraged to consolidate your orders whenever possible. Ordering less frequently and consolidating small orders into larger ones enables you to avoid higher administrative cost associated with each transaction. NPCC members may click here for enrollment information: www.npccny.org/members_only/staples.htm.

 

Paychex Save On Payroll Processing. Paychex will process your payroll, pay your payroll taxes and file your returns to the appropriate governmental agencies as well as provide services like direct deposit and check signing. They assume the responsibility for accuracy and timeliness. Payroll processing services are offered at a significant discount off their regular rates. For more information, call Josh Taylor at Paychex at 212-239-9400, extension 42082 or jwtaylor@paychex.com.

 

TransitCenter TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program can save both your organization and your employees' money. By allowing employees to set aside a portion of their pre-tax salary to pay for commuting costs, your company can save money by reducing the overall payroll taxes it owes. Go to www.npccny.org/info/transitchek.htm to read more or contact Alex Four-Rosenbaum at 646-839-1905 or Alex.FourRosenbaum@wageworks.com.

 

ReadyTalk Using ReadyTalk, NPCC members can host audio teleconferences for as low as 3.9 cents per person per minute and web conferencing for just 7 cents per person per minute. There are no set-up fees; you will be billed every month just for the number of minutes you use. ReadyTalk offers reservationless and toll-free teleconferencing, meaning you won’t need to schedule a call. Your account is available 24 hours a day, 7 days week with free technical support and training. Audio conferences can hold up to 96 participants and a web interface allows you to access a log of who was on the call. Also available for additional fees is a web conferencing feature where your organization can host “webinars” complete with slides and the ability to share documents over the internet to all participating callers, and you can record the conference calls or webinars. This service is made possible through NPCC’s membership in the National Council of Nonprofits. For details on the plan or to sign up, visit http://meet.readytalk.com/NCN-states. If you have any questions, contact our ReadyTalk representative Quincy Johnston at 800-843-9166 or 303-209-1758 or quincy.johnston@readytalk.com or Danielle Penabad at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 230.

 

Finance, Accounting & Bookkeeping Services. NPCC member service with Jitasa (formerly Easy Office) offers finance, accounting and bookkeeping services tailored to the needs of nonprofits. Their mission is to improve the operational efficiency and financial accountability of nonprofit organizations. If it feels impossible to be efficient and accountable in your operations and still run your programs, Jitasa offers a solution: you can outsource basic bookkeeping functions like recording cash receipts and cash disbursements. You can also have them design and compile financial statements, track your grants, and prepare your Form 990. The objective? To help you get your financial house in order; to provide timely and useful financial information to your staff and board; to demonstrate to key personnel how to read, interpret and make use of the financial information that flows through your office every day. And, to save money. Jitasa offers its services to NPCC members at a deeply discounted price. To learn more about Jitasa’s services contact Susan Lentini at susan.lentini@jitasa.is or 917-363-8396.

 


Fiscal Management Associates offers NPCC members the chance to tap into FMA’s resources and expertise to improve financial functions and skills through the CNAP courses and through the FMA Institute courses. NPCC members are eligible to receive up $285 off the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) In-person & Online Courses. Additionally, NPCC members are eligible to receive 25% off all FMA Institute Nonprofit Financial Management Courses. To read more, click here.

 

Background Checking Service
Through the National Council of Nonprofits, NPCC members are eligible to receive a screening and background checking service through Coeus Global. Coeus background checking services for nonprofits are comprehensive, in full compliance with state and federal regulations, and offer among the lowest price available for background checking. Coeus Global is experienced in providing background checking for nonprofits. For more, go to www.coeusglobal.com/council_main or contact Danielle Penabad at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 230 or dpenabad@npccny.org.

 

Chronicle of PhilanthropyNPCC members can order a one-year print subscription (20 issues) to The Chronicle of Philanthropy for the reduced subscription price of $53 rather than $75. Or, members can subscribe to their digital edition for just $40. The offer applies to renewals as well as new subscriptions. To enroll, click here.

 

NPCC members who are not current subscribers to Crain’s New York Business are eligible to receive a free six-month subscription. Crain’s provides news, features and information about New York business, from corporate and nonprofit business people and companies to politics from the New York City to Albany. The free subscription offer also includes password access to the Crain’s website at www.crainsny.com, where, in addition to special web-only features, each week’s issue is available in its entirety, and early—on Sunday before the issue hits the newsstands. The offer is valid for NPCC members, including those in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is not available to current subscribers to Crain’s or to those organizations whose subscription has expired within the last three months. At the end of the six month trial period, you will be offered a full year subscription at a discounted rate of $39.95 (the regular subscription rate is $69.95). To take advantage of this offer, contact Danielle Penabad at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 230 or dpenabad@npccny.org.

 

Stanford Social Innovation ReviewMembers are eligible to receive a discounted subscription to the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Review provides nonprofit organizations with practical research, best practices and provocative insights. SSIR is an award-winning, quarterly journal that is the preeminent forum for the discussion of innovation solutions to social problems. SSIR provides leaders in the nonprofit, government, and business sectors with new and useful ideas about achieving social change. The Review is offered to new and renewing subscribers who are NPCC members for $39.95 a year, a 20% savings off the cover price. To subscribe, click here.

 

BoardSource NPCC members are eligible for a one-time discount to individual BoardSource membership: $79 instead of the regular rate of $99. BoardSource is a nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits build strong and effective boards through Board Member magazine and other publications, e-newsletters, trainings and forums. To read more and enroll, please go to www.npccny.org/members_only/boardsource.htm.

 

Theatre Development Fund offers full-time employees of NPCC member organizations the opportunity to enjoy the wide variety of productions available through its Membership Program. As an NPCC member, you and your full-time staff are eligible to receive $10 off a first year’s annual TDF membership fee (normally $30). Join more than 90,000 theatre lovers who get the best deals through TDF with daily offerings to hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance productions. TDF ticket prices range from $9 to $45 per ticket. TDF’s goal is to make the performing arts affordable for theatre lovers who couldn’t normally afford full-price and even more traditional discount prices. Read more about TDF at www.tdf.org. To join and receive the discount, go to www.npccny.org/members_only/TDF.htm.

 

Conference Room Rental

Members can take advantage of NPCC's conference room for meetings, workshops or retreats. Available for weekday rental on a half-day or full-day basis, the room can seat up to 35 people. The location is accessible to all transportation; the room is quiet, comfortable and light-filled. For more information, call Alison Kincaid at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 224.

 

NPCC Member Mailing Labels

NPCC members may order mailing labels of organizational members so that they may announce new program initiatives, job openings, special events, and other such professional items to their peers. Labels are available in hard copy. Click here to download an order form in Word. Or, click here to download an order form in PDF format. For more information, call Danielle Penabad at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 230.

 

Health insurance information and referrals

NPCC keeps members informed about health insurance trends and policies through its workshops, research, and writing. We can direct you to insurance personnel knowledgeable about the health care needs of nonprofits. For more information, call Marcia Brown at NPCC at 212-502-4191, extension 227.

 

Workshops and Roundtables

NPCC members can attend meetings on a wide variety of topics such as financial management, technology, and personnel practices. Meetings are free to all organizational members. Click here to see the listing of upcoming workshops and roundtables.

 

Information Resources

NPCC's monthly newsletter provides information on current government relations issues; up-to-date directors' tips; real estate listings; and publications, websites and other resources of value to nonprofits.

NPCC maintains an active website and information databank covering a wide variety of management issues.

The NPCC online member directory provides a link to a member's website.

NPCC maintains a database -- Who Does What? -- of nonprofit organizations that offer resources from board governance to volunteer management as well as twelve other topic areas.


March 3, 2014