New York Nonprofits is the monthly newsletter of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. Select articles are available only to NPCC members. To receive a print edition of New York Nonprofits, join us at www.npccny.org/howto.htm.


November 2014, Volume 31, No. 11
Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation
Audit Survey Results Available
Sample Conflict of Interest Policy
NYC Exempt Property Tax Filing
Nonprofit Sector Brief
Overhead Myth Campaign
Allowable Deductions From Employee Wages
Google for Nonprofits
PennPAC Consultants
Dollar a Day
Intranet Competition
Assess Before You Express
Taproot+
Stand for Your Mission
Defining the Right Data

New NPCC Members
Space Ads
Workshop Calendar

October 2014, Volume 31, No. 10
New NPCC Board Chair
Reflections on the Indispensable Role of NPCC by our retiring Board Chair, John E. Craig, Jr.
Nonprofit Excellence Awards Finalists Announced
Nonprofit Coordination at NY State DOB
New OMB FAQs
EO 38 Memo
ACA Changes for 2015
New Advising Nonprofits Edition
SmartBrief from BoardSource
IT: Passwords (members only)
Effective Campaigns
Bad Meetings?
Pro Bono Day NYC
Benchmark Study
High Performing Initiative
FMA Courses Discount for NPCC
AFP Long Island Meeting
Free Energy Assessments
Brooke Mahoney Award
Salesforce NGO Connect
CultureAID


 

Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, November 20 from 2-5:30pm for the Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Representatives from the three winning organizations will participate in a workshop interview and share their management strengths and the strategies and practices that led to their selection. The interview will be moderated by Carolyn McLaughlin, NPCC board member and retired executive director of BronxWorks. The presentation of the awards and a reception will follow the workshop.

The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards encourage excellent management and governance practices by nonprofits and honor management excellence in the New York City area’s large and diverse nonprofit community. Now in its eighth year, the Awards program is produced by NPCC, The New York Community Trust and Philanthropy New York, and sponsored by WNYC.

The ten semifinalists and the six finalists are listed at neawards.tumblr.com along with posts from the selection committee panelists and highlights of the nonprofit applicants. More about the awards including Eight Areas of Nonprofit Excellence are at www.npccny.org/info/awards.htm and at npexcellence.fcny.org.

The event will be held at Citi, 399 Park Avenue in the 12th floor auditorium. All are welcome to attend the event, although there is a limit of two individuals per organization. Reservations are required. Go to npccny.org/workshop.htm to register.

 

Audit Survey Results Available

NPCC has released the results of its first-ever survey of what nonprofits reported they paid for their most recent certified financial report from CPA firms. We received 288 complete responses that are included in the survey results.

An audited financial statement can say much about your organization. It’s often one of the first documents that foundations, corporate funders, and some individual donors ask for, along with the IRS Form 990.

Many thanks to the members who completed the survey. We greatly appreciate your providing this illuminating data.

The results are at www.npccny.org/members_only/AuditSurveyResults2014.pdf.

 

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy

NPCC’s Government Relations Committee has crafted a sample Conflict of Interest policy that members can download and revise as needed.

New York State’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 requires that every New York not-for-profit corporation, education corporation, religious corporation and charitable trust adopt a conflict of interest policy that complies with the requirements of the Act.

A New York charitable corporation’s conflict of interest policy must include, at a minimum: a definition of the circumstances that constitute a conflict of interest; the procedures for disclosing a conflict to the audit committee or, if there is no audit committee, the board of directors; a requirement that the person with the conflict not be present at or participate in board or committee deliberations or voting on the matter giving rise to the conflict; a prohibition against any attempt by the person with the conflict to influence improperly the deliberation or voting on the matter giving rise to the conflict; a requirement that the existence and resolution of the conflict be documented in the organization’s records, including the minutes of any meeting at which the conflict was discussed or voted on; and, procedures for disclosing, addressing and documenting related party transactions.

The sample policy is at www.npccny.org/members_only/Sample_Conflict_of_Interest_Policy.doc.

 

NYC Exempt Property Tax Filing

New York City nonprofits that own property are required to annually file with the city in order to maintain the tax-exempt status of their properties. A property’s not-for-profit exemption benefit falls into one of three categories: fully exempt, partially exempt or a contemplated use exemption. Recipients of not-for-profit exemptions must complete the renewal form to annually certify the use of the property.

The deadline for filing is January 5, 2015. NYC Finance began mailing letters to in mid-September. If you didn’t receive yours or are filing for property tax exemption for the first time, the forms and more information are at www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/property_tax_reduc_non_profit.shtml.

 

Nonprofit Sector Brief

The Urban Institute has released the 2014 edition of The Nonprofit Sector in Brief, a compilation of the most recent data available on the nonprofit sector, including the number and finances of 501(c)(3)s, findings on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, and estimates on volunteering. It is available for free at urban.org/center/cnp/almanac/sector-in-brief.cfm.

 

Overhead Myth Campaign

In 2013, GuideStar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator began a campaign to end the overhead myth—the false conception that financial ratios are the only indicator of nonprofit performance. They’ve now released a second letter with a set of steps that nonprofits can take to move beyond this myth, and help focus donors’ attention on what really matters: your organization’s efforts to make the world a better place.  Read more, join the pledge, and share your thoughts at http://overheadmyth.com.

 

Allowable Deductions From Employee Wages

Lawyers Alliance for New York has released a new memo discussing the final regulations issued by the New York Commissioner of Labor on what expenses an employer is permitted to deduct from an employee’s wages.

It’s at http://bit.ly/1s90QpD.

 

Google for Nonprofits

The Google for Nonprofits program offers a suite of tools that are free to U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits for mail, calendar and document management. Other programs include AdWords to drive more traffic to your website; Analytics to help you learn how people find your website and what they do once they’re there; YouTube, where you can share your organization’s story; OneToday, their new social micro-donation app; and Earth/Geo for maps and satellite images to help visualize your organization’s cause. There also are other tools such as Forms and Sites, Voice, and Translate that groups can use.

More information, including videos, is at www.google.com/nonprofits.

 

PennPAC Consultants

PennPAC is seeking nonprofit applicants for its Spring 2015 season of consulting grants in New York City. Their six-person teams provide 8-10 week, project based, strategic consulting engagements. PennPAC’s University of Pennsylvania alumni volunteers perform engagements customized to meet a nonprofit’s needs. Applications are due by December 3 for projects starting in early March 2015.  Contact nonprofits@pennpac.org with any questions. Applications and more information are at www.pennpac.org.

 

Dollar a Day

Kickstarter’s founder and others have started a new nonprofit, Dollar a Day, where donors contribute $30 per month, or $1 per day to a nonprofit. They select innovative and high impact nonprofits with track records in education, health, economic development, arts and culture, environment, and human rights, and highlight one organization a day on their website.

More information is at https://dollaraday.co. The FAQs at https://dollaraday.co/faq include instructions on how to nominate a nonprofit.

 

Intranet Competition

Interact Intranet, an intranet software provider, is running its third annual nonprofit competition where one nonprofit will be provided with a $60,000-value intranet, including consulting and training. There is no charge to enter. The application deadline is November 28. Details are at www.interact-intranet.com/nonprofit-competition.

 

Assess Before You Express

Spitfire Strategies has released SmartScan, a free online resource to help nonprofits assess their communications practices in four areas: identity and branding; communications planning; best practices such as storytelling, media relations, and use of social media; and measurement of impact.

Users can pick one or more combinations of the modules to help review their organization. Go to www.spitfiresmartscan.org.

 

Taproot+

Taproot Foundation has launched Taproot+, a site that allows nonprofits to post descriptions of the short-term projects for which they are seeking pro bono assistance in executing, and “skilled” volunteers can peruse the listings. Taproot will help define and clarify projects which are generally supposed to occur within a 4-6 week time frame, and include everything from business development, design, media relations, human resources, to videography.

Go to https://taprootplus.org.

 

Stand for Your Mission

The Stand for Your Mission campaign is a challenge to nonprofit decision-makers to stand up for the organizations they believe in by actively representing their organization’s mission and values, and creating public will for positive social change. The goals of the campaign are to: bring about a sustainable shift in the understanding and expectations around board engagement in advocacy; move advocacy from an ancillary to a key board leadership role; and strengthen the nonprofit sector’s ability to advance the public good.

Read more at standforyourmission.org.

 

Defining the Right Data

NTEN’s Getting Started With Data-Driven Decision Making will help you think about how to use data to help your organization. An NTEN report on how nonprofits use data found that although some rely heavily on data, others do very little to measure their work or use it to inform other decisions.

If your organization hasn’t started measuring anything yet, it may not be as difficult as you fear. The workbook will help guide you in: figuring out what metrics are the right ones that will be useful but not require a ton of time to collect and understand; thinking through who will use the data; and, how to define and communicate data in order for your organization to make decisions.

It’s at www.nten.org/research/2013-data-workbook-download.

 

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New NPCC Board Chair

NPCC is delighted to announce that Ian J. Benjamin has been named to succeed John E. Craig, Jr. as chair of the NPCC board of directors, effective December 1, 2014. At its regular meeting on September 17, the NPCC board of directors unanimously elected Mr. Benjamin as the new chair.

Mr. Craig has served as NPCC’s board chair for the past 28 years. In addition to departing NPCC’s board December 1, he will also leave his current position at The Commonwealth Fund at the end of 2014 after 33 years of service there. Mr. Craig informed the board of his intention to depart earlier this year, and a Transition Committee has been considering his successor.

Ian J. Benjamin, CPA, who will assume the role of the NPCC board chair on December 1, 2014, is a partner at McGladrey LLP where he leads the Not-for-Profit, Education and Healthcare Services Practice and Employee Benefit Plans Practice in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of McGladrey’s National Leadership Team for nonprofits and has over 30 years of experience serving nonprofit and higher education organizations. Benjamin advises boards of directors, CEOs and CFOs on matters such as government audits, OMB Circular A-133 audits, governance reviews, bond offerings, organization changes such as mergers and the implementation of new auditing standards. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in law from the University of Kent, England.

“It’s an honor to be elected as the incoming NPCC chair,” said Benjamin. “I’ve been a member of the NPCC board for over 10 years and a vice president since March 2009. It’s a privilege to move into this new role and continue serving alongside this dedicated board and committee. John Craig has been instrumental to the success of NPCC, and I will strive to continue building the relationships and groundwork he set forth.”

 

Reflections on the Indispensable Role of NPCC
by our retiring Board Chair,
John E. Craig, Jr.

It has been a great privilege to serve as chair of the NPCC board for the past 28 years. I have been extremely fortunate in having worked with three outstanding presidents-executive directors over these years: first Peter Swords (1986-2000), then Jon Small (2000-2005), and, for the last 10 years, Michael Clark. No organization is stronger than its CEO, and NPCC is no exception. Peter, Jon, and Michael took the helm at different points in NPCC’s evolution, and each has proven to be just what the organization needed to take it to the next level of mission and performance.

Many will remember that NPCC arose out of the late Mayor Ed Koch’s mid-1980s effort to levy property taxes on the City’s nonprofit sector. The Mayor mistakenly thought that there were a lot of rich nonprofits with properties off the tax rolls. Thanks to the committee of nonprofit leaders that was formed to educate him, the Mayor quickly learned that this was not the case. More importantly, he came around to appreciating the vital role that nonprofits play in our City, and indeed became a strong ally of the sector.

The committee that was born from that experience had the good sense to realize that New York nonprofits need a standing capacity to defend the sector when misguided regulatory or legislative actions threaten it as a whole. Thus, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York was formed. Early on, we recognized the need to be prepared to play not just defense when threatened, but offense as well—working with political and regulatory leaders to promote a healthier environment for nonprofits and with the media to enhance appreciation of nonprofits’ major contribution to the City’s economy and culture.

As NPCC’s membership grew, we increasingly discovered infrastructure gaps that particularly handicapped smaller nonprofits—for example, problems in getting affordable directors and officers liability insurance and pension plans for employees, weak purchasing power in the market for office supplies, and big information gaps regarding reliable vendors for a wide range of services. This led to the development of the robust set of services that NPCC now provides to its 1,400 members. I should add that none of this would have happened without the extraordinary knowledge, creativity, and skill of Marcia Brown, who served as NPCC’s director of programs from 1995 until just recently.

Over the last three decades, NPCC has more than proved its worth to the nonprofit sector and to the City as a whole. Our Government Relations Committee is peopled with the most knowledgeable and able lawyers in the City focused on nonprofit matters; the services we provide to organizations—at no charge—are essential infrastructure that would otherwise be missing; and programs like the annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards are beacons for learning and achieving.

Looking forward, the need for NPCC is as great as ever: budgets of nonprofits will continue to be threatened by a still slow economy and the uncertain fiscal shape of governments; at the same time, growing inequality in our society is placing more demands on nonprofits. Fortunately, it’s likely that more and more young people are going to be drawn to the nonprofit sector, by the opportunity to improve society and their communities and by the scarcity of jobs in the for-profit sector. As more nonprofits appear, NPCC is going to be needed increasingly as a clearing house on best practices and the go-to place for how to get things done. And the sector will always be vulnerable to well-intentioned but misguided regulatory initiatives that could cause the sector harm. More positively, NPCC will continue to be an essential voice in the development of policies aimed at improving the accountability and performance of the nonprofit sector.

In addition to its staff and Government Relations Committee, NPCC’s other great strength is its board—some of the best nonprofit leaders in the City. I find it gratifying that someone of Ian Benjamin’s experience and standing will now lead our highly engaged and hard-working board.

If NPCC has a weakness, it is that it provides what economists call a “public good”: services from which society at large and every nonprofit in the City benefit, whether they contribute to the organization’s support or not. My hope is that we can continue to grow our dues-paying membership and attract more support from foundations and other sponsors (including individuals) with the ability to help underwrite a public good like NPCC.

I step down as Chair of NPCC with enormous satisfaction for having been present at its creation and then participating in its development into the very strong organization that it is today. This is a unique organization—indeed an indispensable one—performing a unique role that is likely to grow in the coming years.

 

Nonprofit Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Six nonprofits have been named as finalists in the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. They are: Bowery Residents’ Committee, Community Access, Graham Windham, Leake & Watts, Row New York, and, Washington Heights CORNER Project.

Join us on Thursday, November 20 from 2-5:30pm for the Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation as three winners participate in a workshop moderated by Carolyn McLaughlin sharing their management strengths and the strategies that led to their selection. The presentation of the awards and a reception will follow. The event will be held at Citi, 399 Park Avenue, 12th Floor Auditorium. Register at www.npccny.org/workshop.htm.

The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards honor outstanding management and governance practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. Read more about the Awards at www.npccny.org/info/awards.htm and http://neawards.tumblr.com.

 

Columbia Business School is Proud to be a Sponsor of the
Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Behind every great cause is a great leader. Nonprofit organizations such as yours face greater complexity today than ever before, and with even more limited financial resources. This is why Columbia Business School Executive Education is proud to sponsor the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards and awards tuition scholarships to their Programs in Social Enterprise.

Learn more about the Columbia programs…

 

Nonprofit Coordination at NY State DOB

New York State has created a new unit within the Division of Budget (DOB) that will focus on nonprofit issues. The new entity, which will report to Fran Barrett, Governor Cuomo’s InterAgency Coordinator for Not-for-Profit Services, will deal with compliance issues, late payment and late contract issues, and the implementation of the new Federal OMB guidance on reimbursements to nonprofits. New York Nonprofit Press has the story at www.nynp.biz/index.php/breaking-news/22200-state-forms-nonprofit-coordinating-unit-at-dob.

 

New OMB FAQs

The federal government has taken steps to deliver on its recent promise that nonprofits will be paid the true costs for performing work on behalf of governments. The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards has released another set of answers to frequently asked questions on the guidance for entities that receive federal funds that was released last December. It’s at http://1.usa.gov/1qjegTT.

OMB removes much of the grey area in the mandate that pass-through entities (typically state and local governments) using federal funds must pay federally negotiated rates for indirect cost or, if such a rate doesn’t exist, pay at least a 10 percent rate to eligible nonprofits. The FAQs also provide preemptive instructions on what governments may not do to avoid complying with federal grantmaking reforms that take effect in December. See the September 2 special edition of the National Council of Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Advocacy Matters for a brief analysis of the FAQs and related information at http://bit.ly/1wgl4RM.

 

EO 38 Memo

Lawyers Alliance for New York has released a new memo on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 38, which limits the amount of compensation certain organizations may pay their executives with state funds. The first round of reports and waivers are due in December. Read more at http://bit.ly/1rTSfe0.

 

ACA Changes for 2015

Starting in 2015, large employers (those with more than 50 employees who work the equivalent of full-time as defined by the Affordable Care Act) will have to report to the IRS whether or not they offer health coverage to their employees. The IRS has released a draft of the Form 1095-C that will be used for this purpose and welcomes comments. It’s at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/f1095c—dft.pdf.

Read more about the Act at www.npccny.org/info/hdi19.htm and at www.councilofnonprofits.org/resources/resources-topic/affordable-care-act-and-nonprofits and about New York’s exchange at www.npccny.org/info/hdi20.htm and at nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

 

New Advising Nonprofits Edition

Lawyers Alliance has released the sixth edition of Advising Nonprofits, a comprehensive guide to legal issues encountered by New York nonprofit staff, board members, and the attorneys who advise them. The publication provides practical information to help navigate the legal and regulatory environment. The guide has been substantially updated since the 2013 edition to reflect New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act, which became effective on July 1, 2014. The guide costs $100 and is available at www.lawyersalliance.org/publications.php.

 

 

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SmartBrief from BoardSource

BoardSource now offers a daily alert of the news and trends affecting nonprofit leaders on governance and management. Sign up for free at http://bit.ly/1otzLf8.

NPCC members are eligible for a one-time discount to BoardSource membership: $79 instead of the regular rate of $99. BoardSource helps nonprofits build strong and effective boards through their publications, trainings and forums. Read more at www.npccny.org/member.htm.

 

Effective Campaigns

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Spitfire Strategies has released Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners offering guidance, lessons from experts, and advice on creating effective campaigns of all types, including policy, issue or corporate campaigns. The six-stage process asks questions to help guide users to create effective campaigns. The tool can help with other types of campaigns, like fundraising or long-term perception change campaigns. Go to http://planningtowin.org.

 

Bad Meetings?

The Bridgespan Group has published an article, Unproductive Meetings? Maybe It’s Your Agenda, discussing how poorly run and managed meetings waste staff time and your organization’s money when you consider lost hours of productivity. Communications expert Andy Goodman offers some tips on how you can make your meetings a success. It’s at http://bit.ly/1raSAUq.

 

Pro Bono Day NYC

On October 23, Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose will return for a second year with an expanded program that connects nonprofit organizations with free, skilled pro bono service opportunities from business professionals across the city.

The day will feature panels, workshops and trainings with a kick-off breakfast at Citi Auditorium with keynote speaker, Rich Buery, New York Deputy Mayor. Attendees will include nonprofit and business professionals, NYC-based Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms, and grant-making foundations. Read more at http://probonodaynyc.org.

 

Benchmark Study

NTEN has published the 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study, which analyzes the numbers from 53 nonprofit organizations on online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. The report looks at data and metrics on email open rate for advocacy, fundraising, and newsletter emails; funds raised; list churn; and website engagement and social media.

Read a summary of the findings and download the full report for free at www.nten.org/blog/2014/04/ 09/report-release-the-2014-nonprofit-benchmarks-study.

 

High Performing Initiative

Community Resource Exchange’s High Performing Managers Initiative (HPMI) supports the professional development of middle managers of Staten Island nonprofit organizations. HPMI consists of a series of highly interactive issue days in which participants explore relevant management topics interspersed with action-learning sessions (small peer exchange groups), that deepen learning and provide support for application assignments that are participant driven. CRE also provides the opportunity for self-reflection and input about management practices via a 360° feedback instrument.

Sixteen middle managers will be selected to participate. Participants must commit to eight sessions over eight months to engage in the program. The per participant cost to attend is $350 for Staten Island Not For Profit Association members and $500 for non-members. The application deadline is October 15. More information is at http://crenyc.org/sihpmi2014.

 

FMA Courses Discount for NPCC

FMA is offering NPCC members discounts on registration fees for two of their upcoming trainings on Excel and Quickbooks.

Using QuickBooks as a Small Nonprofit will include two one-hour online sessions, December 9 and 16 from 2-3pm, with practical tips and guidelines for using QuickBooks to meet nonprofit financial reporting needs for smaller nonprofits. It will include structuring the chart of accounts; managing the tracking and release of temporarily restricted net assets; and, tips to maximize system use, including importing and exporting data, using memorized transactions, generating financial reports, and customizing available data security features. Between sessions, participants will be asked to identify changes that need to be made to increase the functionality of their QuickBooks system and develop an initial action plan for change.  NPCC members are eligible to receive 30% off the regular fee of $149 (reduced to $104.30).

Excel for Nonprofits: Operational Excellence through Data Analysis will be October 28 and 29 from 9am to 3pm each day at FMA’s Park Avenue South office. This course introduces practical tools immediately applicable to your day-to-day work and provides analytical insights and best-practices. You will learn: how to maximize short-cuts, create views and other tips to navigate Excel; important Excel functions and how they can help improve quality and accuracy; how to collect and format data in an easy to manage, replicable, and efficient way; and how to create pivot tables and other visually appealing charts and reports. NPCC members will receive 30% off the regular fee of $745, to make the total $556.50.

The registration links and discount codes are at www.npccny.org/members_only/FMA.htm.

 

AFP Long Island Meeting

The Long Island chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is holding Philanthropy Day 2014 on Friday, November 14 at the Huntington Hilton in Melville. The all-day conference is where fundraising professionals, volunteers, board members, executive directors, business leaders and community activists gather to hone their fundraising skills and celebrate leaders in fundraising and philanthropy. The cost for a non-AFPLI member is $365, through November 11. Some scholarships may be available.

The day offers workshop sessions with industry professionals; access to the resource advisory center; networking and career opportunities; an awards luncheon; and a post-conference social event. More information and a registration form are at www.philanthropyday.org.

 

Free Energy Assessments

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority offers no-cost energy assessments for nonprofit organizations and small businesses throughout New York State. A team of energy efficiency experts identify cost-effective, energy-saving opportunities (for example, lighting, heating equipment, motors, thermostats, insulation) to help make informed energy efficiency decisions and save money. The assessments identify improvements that can yield substantial savings, as well as available incentives and low-interest financing opportunities to reduce the cost of implementing the improvements. Organizations with 10 full-time equivalent employees or fewer are eligible for the free program.

Contact TRC, the regional program contractor, at 518-688-3136 or lgiannini@trcsolutions.com. Full details are at www.nyserda.ny.gov/small-commercial-energy-assessment.

 

Brooke Mahoney Award

Nominations for this year’s Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership are open through December 8. The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the tri-state area including the Hudson Valley and Long Island. There is no entry fee. Nonprofits of any size, structure, and program service area are encouraged to apply for the $5,000 prize. Organizations do not need to register on boardnetUSA nor be members of VCG Governance Matters to apply.

Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/PH7JM38 or to www.vcg.org for more information.

 

Salesforce NGO Connect

The Salesforce.com Foundation has launched NGO Connect, a new app that helps nonprofits connect with their constituents in a new way on the Salesforce platform. The app should allow users to get a complete picture of funders, campaigns and supporters; streamline event planning and execution; recruit, track and manage volunteers; and, measure impact and report in real-time on fundraising and program effectiveness.

Eligible 501(c)3 organizations can receive up to 10 licenses of Sales Cloud Enterprise Edition at no cost (valued at $15,000 per year) through Salesforce’s Power of Us program. The first two licenses of the new NGO Connect are available for free to eligible 501(3)(c) nonprofit organizations. See www.salesforcefoundation.org/power-of-us for details.

More information is at www.salesforcefoundation.org/introducing-ngo-connect and www.salesforcefoundation.org/nonprofit-product-overview.

 

CultureAID

New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Office of Emergency Management have launched CultureAID Disaster Response and Recovery Network, a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community before, during, and after disasters and to help prepare for the next potential disaster by sharing resources and best practices about emergency preparedness throughout the year. There is no cost to participate in the network. Cultural organizations, artists and others are welcome to join at www.cultureaidnyc.com.

 

Welcome New NPCC Members

new 501(c)(3) members joined between July 1 - September 30, 2014

Academy of Medical and Public  •  Health Services  •  Big Initiatives Inc.  •  Brooklyn Lifelong Learning, Inc.  •  Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission  •  CHIP International, Inc.  •  Congregation Beth Elohim  •  Discover Outdoors Foundation  •  FamilyKind  •  Friends of Brooklyn Community Board 9, Inc.  •  Friends of the East River Esplanade  •  Good Neighbors of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Inc.  •  Grameen PrimaCare  •  Green Beetz Inc.  •  Institute of Jewish Spirituality  •  Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy  •  LFA International Inc. DBA Library for All  •  Lilac Preservation Project  •  Long Island City Partnership, Inc.  •  MAPP International Productions  •  Mentoring In Medicine Inc  •  National CARES Mentoring Movement  •  Navy League New York Council  •  NCBW Community Services Fund  •  New Direction Services, Inc.  •  New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy  •  Not Another Child Inc.  •  One Brooklyn Fund, Inc  •  Pride Live Nation  •  Refugee Solidarity Network  •  Shantideva Meditation Center  •  Sinfonietta of Riverdale  •  Society of Voice Arts and Sciences  •  Students for Service  •  Suffolk Perinatal Coalition  •  TENET NYC Inc.  •  The Art of Problem Solving Foundation  •  The Bridge, Inc.  •  The Duke of Edinburghs International Award USA  •  The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation  •  Vines NY  •  Yes She Can Incorporated

see the complete list of NPCC members at www.npccny.org/memberlist.htm

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Select articles may be reprinted in print form only (they may not be reprinted in any medium other than print) with the express permission of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.

New York Nonprofits is a monthly publication of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. (NPCC). NPCC was established in 1984 to help nonprofits meet common challenges and problems, to serve as a meeting ground, and to strengthen the nonprofit sector as a whole. NPCC has nearly 1,600 members in the New York metropolitan area, ranging from all volunteer groups to major institutions.

Membership in NPCC provides a place where your voice is heard and adds to the collective voice of the nonprofit community.

Dues for 501(c)(3) nonprofits (that are not grantmakers) are based upon the organization's annual operating budget, and are as follows:

Operating Budget . . . . . . . . . Dues
$0 - $124,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 35
$125,000 - $249,999 . . . . . . . . . $ 100
$250,000 - $499,999 . . . . . . . . . $ 250
$500,000 - $749,999 . . . . . . . . . $ 350
$750,000 - $999,999 . . . . . . . . . $ 475
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999 . . . . . . .$ 675
$5,000,000 - $9,999,999 . . . . . .$1,200
$10,000,000 + . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500

Grantmaking Member . . . . .$3,000 (requested)
. . . $1,500 (minimum)

The following memberships are for those who are not affiliated with a 501(c)(3) organization:

Corporate Member . . . . .$3,000 (requested)
. . . . $1,500 (minimum)
Individual Sustainer . . . . . . . . $1,000
Individual Member . . . . . . . . .$100
Student Member . . . . . . . . . .$15 (with valid, current ID)

Please visit www.npccny.org/howto.htm for more information on NPCC membership.

Board Officers: John Craig, chair; Michael Clark, president; vice chairs: Robert Acton, Ian J. Benjamin, Joyce M. Bove, Richard Burns, Gregory Cohen, Barbara Schatz; Charlene Laniewski, treasurer; Merble Reagon, secretary.

Board Members: Victoria Bailey, Leslie Goldman, Bernell Grier, Ronda Kotelchuck, Patricia Kozu, Antoinette La Belle, Sheila Lewandowski, Roland Lewis, Carolyn McLaughlin, Cao K. O, Stephanie Palmer, Karen Pearl, Michael Seltzer, Emily Smith, Sarah Sung, Bobby Watts.

Staff & Consultants : Michael Clark, president
Peter Swords, Esq., president emeritus
Jonathan A. Small, Esq., president emeritus
Melkis Alvarez-Baez, director of programs
Danielle Penabad, membership & outreach director
Constance Ferber, administrative director
Kristen Jones, executive coordinator
Nilanjan Bhattacharya, development associate
Robert J. Vanni, senior consultant, Government Relations

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