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January 2016, Volume 33 No. 1
NPCC Newsletter Going Paperless March 2016
Retirement Plan
Government Grants Information Service
Leadership Conference
Charitable Giving Laws
NPCL Revisions
IRS Withdraws Proposal
Violence Training Vetoed
Paid Sick Leave Tools
Gender Discrimination
Volunteer Impact
Diversify Your Workforce
Editorial Training
SSIR Discount for NPCC Members
New Voter Engagement

New NPCC Members
Space Ads
Workshop Calendar

December 2015, Volume 32, No. 12
Nonprofit Excellence Award
New Retirement Plan & Meeting
Minimum Wage Increase
NYS Woman’s Equality Agenda Signed
Communication Tools
Facts & Figures
Leadership Awards
CRM Guide
Take Care NY
Audited Financial Statements Video
A Fair Wage


 

NPCC Newsletter Going Paperless March 2016

NPCC’s monthly newsletter, New York Nonprofits, will be going paperless in March 2016. If you are not yet receiving this newsletter by email, go to http://bit.ly/NPCCenews to sign up. Please have each staff and board member wishing to receive the newsletter sign up.

 

Retirement Plan

Our new program with Nationwide offers ERISA 403(b) and/or 401(k) retirement plans to all NPCC 501(c)(3) members with discounted pricing for nearly all sizes and types of nonprofits (meeting certain first year minimum balance requirements). The Nationwide program is a mutual fund platform featuring more than 1,200 funds from multiple fund families. NPCC’s existing retirement programs with MetLife will continue.

In addition to the program with Nationwide, NPCC will offer two separate ERISA 3(16) fiduciary services, one through Pentegra and another through 401K SAFE.

Read more about the plan at www.npccny.org/info/NewRetirementProgram.htm. For detailed information contact Mark Rubinstein at MetLife at 212-578-7802 or mrubinstein@metlife.com.

 

Government Grants Information Service

If your organization is thinking about pursuing government funding opportunities, you should subscribe to our free Government Grants Information Service (GGIS), which provides a valuable fundraising resource for New York’s nonprofits. Staff and board of NPCC 501(c)(3) members are welcome to subscribe to GGIS to receive federal, state and city notices about funding opportunities in over 66 funding areas. Even organizations that already receive government funding are welcome to subscribe and may find the service useful.

During 2015, 925 grant announcements were sent to over 800 subscribers. Results from our 2015 survey indicate that 21% of organizations using GGIS rated it “good;” 42% rated it “very good,” and 36% rated it “excellent.” (One respondent rated it “fair.”)

Thirty-two organizations reported that they had been awarded a government grant or contract that they heard about through GGIS. Of those 32, 22 noted more than $11 million in grants directly attributed to receiving GGIS notices. Subscribers reported grants ranging from $10,000 to $1,260,000 from New York City, State, and Federal agencies, including NYC’s DYCD and Education, the State Health Department, USAID, Homeland Security, and the National Endowment for the Arts among others.

Subscribers note that GGIS helps save time, contributes to the research processes, increases awareness of funding possibilities and streamlines their prospecting processes. While some twenty percent of respondents indicated that they had not applied for any government funding, many noted they find the GGIS alerts helpful in keeping an eye on what’s happening in the funding arena. Comments included: “This has been an excellent resource for us. We have discovered grants and opportunities that we were not previously aware of”; “Great tool”; “The service is great. You help us stay abreast and we really appreciate that”; “Alerts our grant writer to new areas”; “GGIS is very helpful to us. We don’t have the time/budget/connections to identify promising federal grants, and GGIS has connected us with two perfect funding opportunities”; “The GGIS is fantastic and super helpful”; “The GGIS is a great way to find out about opportunities without constantly scouring multiple websites”.

NPCC members — staff or board, with no limit to the number allowed — can subscribe to GGIS for no additional cost at www.npccny.org/grants.htm.

 

 

Leadership Conference

Become enlightened and energized with your nonprofit peers from across the nation. Registration is now open for National Nonprofit Leadership Conference created by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in collaboration with twelve other nonprofit organizations across the U.S. The conference, April 20-22 in McLean, VA, will motivate, inspire and guide nonprofit organizations from throughout the nation to best practices in leadership, governance, finance, technology and much more.

The conference is geared toward C-suite executives and other senior nonprofit managers, board members and volunteers. NPCC members qualify for the member rate of $499 (a $300 savings). Information about the conference including the agenda, workshop sessions and speakers is at http://bit.ly/1LYGs3g.

 

Charitable Giving Laws

President Obama signed into law on December 18, 2015 the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) that includes provisions affecting charitable giving.

Three charitable giving incentives are restored and made permanent in the tax portion of the extensive law. These provisions will, among other things: allow people who are 70½ years or older to donate up to $100,000 to a charity directly from their IRA without treating the distribution as taxable income; expand the types of corporate entities that qualify for a tax deduction when they donate food for charity. They also will make accounting changes to make the tax treatment of gifts of food more generous, and allow landowners to reduce their taxable income by giving up development rights on their property.

Read more at http://bit.ly/1OY7PMM and at http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20151214/R121515.006.xml.

 

NPCL Revisions

On December 11, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed the third of three bills that amend the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and modify the New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. Changes include the definitions of “entire board,” “independent director,” as well as clarifications in the definitions of quorums and committee structures.

Lawyers Alliance for New York has a memo at http://bit.ly/1UFdCev.

 

IRS Withdraws Proposal

The Internal Revenue Service has withdrawn a controversial rule proposed last September that would have created an alternative method of substantiating charitable donations of $250 or more. The proposed rule, an alternative to the “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” requirement, would have permitted charities to file a new information return each year, listing donors who gave contributions of more than $250 along with their taxpayer identification numbers or Social Security numbers.

 

Violence Training Vetoed

On November 20, 2015, Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation (A07721) that would have required nonprofits that receive 50 percent of their funding from government sources to offer workplace violence training and assessment protection programs.

Nixon Peabody has a memo at www.nixonpeabody.com/Cuomo_vetoes_proposed_NY_nonprofit_workplace_bill. The legislation is at http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A07721.

 

Paid Sick Leave Tools

NYC’s Department of Consumers Affairs has new tools and forms for employers to use for the paid sick leave law, implemented in 2014. The tools including Excel spreadsheets to help keep track of employees’ hours worked and sick leave used and automatically calculate accruals and end-of-the-year carryover of sick leave and sample forms.

Go to www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/about/paid-sick-leave-employers.page.

 

Gender Discrimination

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has released guidelines to protect against discrimination of individuals on the basis of gender identity. Unlawful gender-based discrimination is prohibited in the areas of employment, public accommodations and housing. The Commission can impose civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct. Guidelines and definitions are at www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/law/gender-identity-legalguidance.shtml.

 

Volunteer Impact

The New York Cares Volunteer Impact Program (VIP) is an 8-week, intensive training program offered for both new and experienced volunteer managers. The program, comprised of a combination of online and in-class learning, allows participants to build critical volunteer management skills, and develop a customized action plan to put best practices into action at their organization. In the beginner track, participants master the concepts of volunteer management and learn best practices to increase volunteer engagement. In the advanced track, participants work to strategically match volunteers to their organization’s mission and use data to measure their impact. The cost of the program is $200 per organization, which covers participation in one of the VIP tracks for up to two members of each organization.

The enrollment deadline is March 4. For more information or to register, visit www.newyorkcares.org/vip-program.

 

Diversify Your Workforce

The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) is New York State’s vocational rehabilitation agency for legally blind New Yorkers seeking to enter, reenter or remain in the workforce. NYSCB recruits, pre-screens and trains qualified individuals who can become a valuable and productive part of your workforce.

NYSCB provides information, support and direct assistance at no cost throughout the hiring process, and afterwards, including customized assessment and training, on-the-job training, coaching, and more. In addition, NYSCB can provide information to help you retain an employee with newly diagnosed or advancing vision loss; provide training and information for your staff on working with a blind colleague; and provide assistance to workers that have a family member who is blind.

For more information contact Susan Loeb at NYSCB at 212-383-1985 or susan.loeb@ocfs.ny.gov.

 

Editorial Training

The NPR Editorial Training team in the NPR newsroom has created a website to help you hone your storytelling craft, learn new techniques, and better understand new social media platform. It offers articles and tips on how to create audio content, social media best practices, how to create visually interesting content, and tips for translating content into digital spaces. It’s at http://training.npr.org.

 

SSIR Discount for NPCC Members

The Stanford Social Innovation Review provides practical research, best practices, insights, and ideas about achieving social change for nonprofit, government and business sector leaders. NPCC members are eligible to receive a discounted subscription — both for new and renewing SSIR subscribers for $39.95 a year, a 20% savings. Subscribe at http://bit.ly/1Zj1HcT.

 

New Voter Engagement

Nonprofit VOTE has released Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout, a study that evaluated the potential of nonprofit service providers and community based organizations to increase voting among their clients and constituents in the 2014 midterm election. The evaluation tracked over 28,800 individuals who registered to vote or signed a pledge to vote at 129 nonprofits in nine states. It’s at http://bit.ly/1ITxji7.

 

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NPCC Newsletter Going Paperless March 2016

NPCC’s monthly newsletter, New York Nonprofits, will be going paperless in March 2016. If you are not yet receiving this newsletter by email, go to http://bit.ly/NPCCenews to sign up. Please have each staff and board member wishing to receive the newsletter sign up.

 

NPCC values the feedback of its members in order to shape more responsive programs and services. Please give us your opinions about your organization's experience with NPCC.

 

Three nonprofit groups have been awarded prizes for the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which include a total of $60,000 in prizes as well as tuition scholarships for the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

Gold Prize winner New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.

Silver Prize winner America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.

Bronze Prize winner BRC helps people reclaim lives lost by restoring hope and dignity and offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.

The announcement of the prizes for the three organizations was made at a best practices workshop, Awards presentation and reception held at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 18.

A selection committee of 34 nonprofit management experts chose the three winners from a group of six finalists following an intensive application and vetting process that identifies excellent and replicable management practices among nonprofits.

The Awards recognize outstanding management practices in eight key performance areas identified by thousands of nonprofit leaders across the country. The eight areas of excellence are: management focus on results; strong governance; excellent financial management; diversity and culturally competent organizational practices; enlightened human resources; model IT practices; effective communications; and, exemplary fundraising and resource development.

NPCC created the Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2007 and serves as the program’s tax-exempt manager, in collaboration with The New York Community Trust and Philanthropy New York. WNYC sponsors the program, which is also supported by The Clark Foundation, Ford Foundation, RSM US LLP, and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. Read more about the Awards, including the winning organization’s management strategies, the Selection Committee members, past winners, and the Award’s guiding document, Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, at http://npexcellence.fcny.org. And, watch NY1’s Errol Louis interview the winners at http://bit.ly/1lyQzqN.

 

New Retirement Plan & Meeting

Our new program with Nationwide offers ERISA 403(b) and/or 401(k) retirement plans to all NPCC 501(c)(3) members with discounted pricing for nearly all sizes and types of nonprofits (meeting certain first year minimum balance requirements). The Nationwide program is a mutual fund platform featuring more than 1,200 funds from multiple fund families. NPCC’s existing retirement programs with MetLife will continue.

In addition to the program with Nationwide, NPCC will offer two separate ERISA 3(16) fiduciary services, one through Pentegra and another through 401K SAFE.

Read more about the plan at www.npccny.org/info/NewRetirementProgram.htm. For detailed information on the new NPCC program or on each of the providers, please contact Mark Rubinstein at MetLife at 212-578-7802 or mrubinstein@metlife.com.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 8:30-11am, NPCC will sponsor a workshop, Retirement Plan Management: Understanding your Fiduciary Responsibility through the Eyes of a Former DOL Senior Investigator. David Donaldson, president and CEO of ERISA Smart, will walk participants through plan management challenges, pitfalls, and best practices. See NPCC's workshop calendar to register and for details.

 

 

Minimum Wage Increase

New York State’s minimum wage will increase to $9.00 per hour as of December 31, 2015. Required postings and more information are at www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/minwage.shtm.

 

NYS Woman’s Equality Agenda Signed

Governor Cuomo signed a series of bills on October 21, 2015 entitled the “Women’s Equality Agenda” that amend New York State’s equal pay, sex discrimination, harassment and other laws to provide additional protections for women in and outside the workplace. Among other changes, the amendments broaden the definition of “equal work” for equal pay, add “familial” status as a protected class, require employers to accommodate pregnant workers, authorize treble damages for willful violations, provide sex discrimination plaintiffs with a new right to attorneys’ fees, and apply the law’s prohibition on sexual harassment to all employers regardless of size. The amendments take effect on January 19, 2016.

Some details are available at http://on.ny.gov/1SMI8T6. Jackson Lewis has a memo at http://bit.ly/1MaI7mE. Ogletree Deakins has a memo at http://bit.ly/1RCW4hv. Proskauer has a memo at www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=445750.

 

Communication Tools

Communications on policy issues for 501(c)(3) organizations, especially in an election year, can be a complex task. What you can and can’t say on issues that affect your community and relate to your mission often requires careful navigation of federal tax law rules. Alliance for Justice has created two new tools to simplify how an organization can develop effective nonpartisan communications. The “Lobbying Flowchart” goes step-by-step through whether or not a piece of communication constitutes “direct lobbying,” “grassroots lobbying,” or is not lobbying at all (however, it does not cover situations for communications that take place in a candidate election context).

A fact-sheet to help nonprofits determine how to comment when candidates make untrue or inflammatory statements about immigrants or immigrants’ rights. These tools and more are at http://bit.ly/1NJFObc.

 

 

Facts & Figures

Urban Institute has released The Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2015 reporting on trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities and findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering.

Highlights of this edition, presenting data from 2003 to 2013, include: 1.41 million nonprofits were registered with the IRS in 2013, an increase of 2.8 percent from 2003; the nonprofit sector contributed an estimated $905.9 billion to the US economy in 2013, composing 5.4 percent of the country’s gross domestic product; and over 25 percent of U.S. adults volunteered with an organization in 2014, contributing an estimated 8.7 billion hours

The findings can be downloaded for free at www.urban.org/research/publication/nonprofit-sector-brief-2015-public-charities-giving-and-volunteering.

 

Leadership Awards

Nominations for Independent Sector’s 2016 Gardner Leadership Award recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the sector are open until February 1, 2016. Submit your nominee and read about the award at http://independentsector.org/gardner_leadership_award.

The 2016 NGen Award nominations are also open through February 1. If you know of an exemplary leader and innovator under the age of 40 who should receive recognition for her or his transformative work in the nonprofit sector nominate them at http://independentsector.org/ngen.

IS will recognize both NGen and Gardner awardees at their 2016 Conference in Washington, DC, November 16-18, 2016.

 

CRM Guide

Many nonprofits have adopted the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) approach—the all-in-one database strategy. But an all-in-one constituent database is not for everyone. If you need to keep tabs on multiple kinds of complex data, you’re not likely to find a single system to fill all your needs. And if there’s not much overlap between constituent groups, there may not be enough of an upside to a single database to make it worth your while. Idealware’s new workbook, Will All Your Constituents Fit Into One System?, offers a framework to answer the question with worksheets to walk you through the process. It also has a directory of consultants experienced in helping nonprofits select and implement CRMs. Download it for free at http://bit.ly/1lN4qsT.

 

Take Care NY

Community Resource Exchange is working with the NYC Department of Health to facilitate 28 community consultations in neighborhoods in all five boroughs to engage the community in NYC’s Take Care New York (TCNY/2020). The meetings will provide an opportunity for community residents to hear about the City’s health equity agenda as well as an opportunity for DOHMH to learn from community members about local health priorities.

The schedule of consultations is at http://on.nyc.gov/1m97PTk. More about TCNY/2020 is at www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/about/tcny.shtml.

 

Audited Financial Statements Video

FMA recently published a video on the Wallace Foundation’s StrongNonprofit’s site explaining the components of nonprofit audited financial statements and key indicators of financial health and performance. The half-hour video explores the balance sheet, income statement, cash flows, and then delves into a sample statement to see how it should be read. Ideal for those new to nonprofit finances, it’s at http://bit.ly/1GYFIQe.

 

A Fair Wage

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Fiscal Policy Institute and the Human Services Council have released a report, A Fair Wage For Human Services Workers. It calls for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 per hour for all in New York State, including human services workers, and to amend government human services contracts to fund the wage increase. It’s at http://bit.ly/1IVofUn.

 

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A Message from NPCC’s New President, Sharon Stapel

I am delighted to be joining the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee as the new President! As someone who spent the past seven years running a direct service nonprofit, I know too well the challenges we can face as nonprofit leaders. I also know that NPCC is a critical resource in meeting those challenges. I am excited to work with the phenomenal NPCC team to continue to bring you the high quality existing programs at NPCC and to find new ways to support your work through innovative, relevant and accessible program development. To that end, you’ll be hearing from me a lot over the next few months and I want to hear from you - I want to know what you think, what you need and how NPCC can be a good partner in this work. I also want to meet as many of you as possible and we’ll be creating opportunities for me to do that over the next few months. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at sstapel@npccny.org.

As we all know, nonprofits are integral to healthy communities and we at NPCC want to do what we can to keep our communities - and our nonprofits - strong. I look forward to our work together.

Please join us for an open house and reception on Thursday, December 17 from 5-7pm and meet Sharon Stapel and hear from our staff. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/19411812253.

 

Employees as Board Chairs

On October 26, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (A7641/S5738 which amends Sec. 713(f) of the Not-for-Profit Revitalization Law) that changes the effective date of the prohibition on nonprofit employees serving as chairperson of their board of directors from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017. The enactment date has been delayed to 2017 to give the legislature more time to study the implications of this prohibition. The legislation can be found at http://bit.ly/20y8jlV.

 

Fair Chance Act — “Ban the Box”

Effective October 27, the New York City Fair Chance Act restricts when most employers can make inquiries about a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made and imposes additional obligations on employers that choose to revoke the offer.

The New York City Commission on Human Rights is responsible for enforcing the provisions and has published a Fact Sheet and a model Employee Notice that employers can use to comply with the law. Go to www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/coverage/fair-chance.shtml.

 


On Wednesday, November 18 from 8:30am-12:30pm three winners selected from the six finalists will participate in a Best Practices Workshop sharing their management strengths and the strategies that led to their selection. The workshop will be moderated by Stephanie Thomas, president of Stetwin Consulting and NPCC board member. The presentation of the Awards and a reception will follow. Register at www.npccny.org/workshop.htm.  

 

IS: Threads Report

Independent Sector has released Threads: Insights From The Charitable Community with findings from their 15 community conversations recently held around the country with nonprofit leaders. The report begins with the societal-level challenges facing the country and then delves into the challenges facing the sector and suggested solutions to these challenges. Download it at www.independentsector.org/uploads/ThreadsReport.pdf.

 

Commuter Benefit Law

On October 20, 2014, Mayor de Blasio signed Intro 295-A into law that requires for-profit and nonprofit employers with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City to offer a commuter savings program. The law will take effect January 1, 2016. The law gives employers a six-month grace period—to July 1—to begin offering a commuter benefits program. Employers will not be subject to penalties for violations that take place before July 1.

A commuter benefit program helps employees lower their monthly expenses by using pre-tax income to pay for their commute and helps employers save by reducing payroll taxes it owes. NPCC offers its members access to the TransitChek programs which makes it easy for employers to help employees take advantage of these tax savings while remaining fully compliant with IRS regulations. Plus, NPCC’s partnership with TransitChek extends a 15% discount off of the processing fee. More about our program is at www.npccny.org/info/transitchek.htm.

Read more about the new law at www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/about/pre-tax-transit-benefits-law.page and the FAQs at www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/about/commuter-benefits-FAQs.page.

 

Lawyers Alliance Memos

Lawyers Alliance for New York has two new memos to assist nonprofit employers in complying with new New York City laws. The Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits most employers from requesting, or relying upon, the consumer credit history of an applicant or employee for employment purposes, including hiring and compensation decisions. New York City’s Fair Chance Act prohibits most private employers from inquiring about applicants’ (and employees’) criminal histories until after a conditional job offer has been made. The memos are at www.lawyersalliance.org/news_legal_alerts.php#4.

 

Leadership Training

Coro New York Leadership Center seeks future leaders who are committed to bringing about change in New York City. Using the city as a classroom, 50 Fellows learn through interactions with private, public, and nonprofit decision-makers, and work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance and leadership skills. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2016. Tuition is $5,500 for approximately 175 hours of leadership development training coaching and more. Read more at http://coronewyork.org/coro-programs/leadership-new-york.

 

 

Managing IT Security Risks

Joshua Peskay of RoundTable Technology will offer a webinar on managing three critical IT security risks—hacking, botnets and ransomware—on Thursday, November 12 from 2-3pm. Following clear advice from international pop hit, 99 Red Balloons, this workshop will guide you through a methodology and toolset to move from anxiety to action. While you can’t eliminate risk, there are many practical steps you can take to better understand and manage those risks. You will leave this webinar with the ability to identify your biggest security risks, steps you can take and tools you can use to assess and address those risks, and much more. Register at bit.ly/1G3tW6F.

 

Office 365 for Nonprofits

In combination with Microsoft and Tech Impact, TechSoup is hosting a seminar on Office 365 for Nonprofits on Wednesday, November 11 from 9:30am-4pm in midtown Manhattan. They’ll discuss what the cloud-based Office 365 for Nonprofits is, how it can benefit an organization, what it takes to implement it, resources available, and more. Register for the free session at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-nonprofit-event-in-new-york-city-microsoft-office-365-for-nonprofits-tickets-18748316720.

 

Brooke W. Mahoney Award

The Brooke W. Mahoney Award recognizes the outstanding work done by a board of directors as it dedicates time and resources to achieving its organization’s unique mission and awards a $5,000 prize. The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the metro area. There is no entry fee. The application deadline is December 4. Go to http://vcg.org/applications-open-2016-brooke-awards.

 

Tech Outcomes

Idealware’s new guide, Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons From Large Nonprofits, demystifies the outcomes management process and guides nonprofits through the questions they need to ask as they consider the strategy and technology behind how they measure outcomes. Six case studies show how organizations developed approaches to outcomes and how others can learn from their processes. It’s at http://idealware.org/reports/technologies-and-practices-managing-outcomes-lessons-large-nonprofits.

 

PennPAC Volunteers

PennPAC’s University of Pennsylvania alumni volunteers are seeking nonprofit applicants for its Spring 2016 roster of NYC consulting grants. PennPAC’s six person teams provide 8-10 week, project based, strategic consulting engagements customized to meet your business needs. Applications are due by December 4. More information is at www.pennpac.org.

 

Junior Boards

BoardAssist has launched a new junior board matching service. Whether your junior board is an established one or needs to be built from scratch, BoardAssist wants to help.  Read more about BoardAssist at www.boardassist.org and read BoardAssist’s blog post on managing your junior board efficiently at http://boardassist.org/blog. BoardAssist’s new junior board product is offered free of charge to the New York nonprofit community. For more information, contact Cynthia Remec at cr@boardassist.org.

 

New Board Service

The Alumni Board Connect program, a free matching service connecting University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni interested in serving on nonprofit boards with organizations looking to recruit new members, has expanded its program to include New York City nonprofits. Applications are due December 7. Go to http://research.chicagobooth.edu/sei/nonprofits/alumni-board-connect.

 

 

Nonprofit Leaders Fieldbook

Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Fieldbook on Strategies and Action was recently published by Community Resource Exchange in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership. It explores the issues facing nonprofit leaders and offers tips and resources for enhancing on-the-job development, supervision, staffing, stakeholder ties, and strategy and management. The 85-page book draws on publications and research from CCL and offers solutions for executives grappling with rising demand for services and shrinking resources. It is available at http://solutions.ccl.org/books for $20.

 

Accounting Courses

NPCC members are eligible to receive a discount on Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) courses from FMA taught by instructors with extensive nonprofit financial backgrounds. Fees include seven online sessions or three days of in-person training, course materials, certification exam and certification fee. NPCC members will receive a discounted course rate of $700 (regular course rates for the in-person CNAP program are $975). The discounted rate for the online CNAP program is $550 (regularly $775). Members should go to www.npccny.org/members_only/FMA.htm for the discount code and register for an upcoming CNAP course at www.fmaonline.net/cnap.

 

 

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Welcome New NPCC Members

new 501(c)(3) members joined between October 6 - December 8, 2015

Classroom Inc. • Dance Project of Washington Heights, Inc. • Docs for Tots • Empirical Resolution Inc. • Global Alliance for Surgical Obstetric Trauma and Anesthesia Care • Harlem Pride, Inc. • One Spirit Learning Alliance • Opportunity Music Project • OWASP Foundation - New York Chapter • Resonanz • SAJA Group, Inc • Simasoh-Nani International, Inc. • Theatre of the Oppressed NYC • The Calyx Institute • Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch 

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

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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 more than 1,400 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: Ian J. Benjamin, chair; Sharon Stapel, president; vice chairs: Robert Acton, Joyce M. Bove, Richard Burns, Gregory Cohen, Barbara Schatz; Charlene Laniewski, treasurer; Merble Reagon, secretary.

Board Members: Victoria Bailey, Diana Davenport, Leslie Goldman, Ronda Kotelchuck, Patricia Kozu, Antoinette La Belle, Larry Lee, Sheila Lewandowski, Roland Lewis, Carolyn McLaughlin, Karen Pearl, Michael Seltzer, Emily Smith, JoAnn D. Smith, Richard Souto, Sarah (BJ) Sung, Stephanie Thomas, Eileen Torres, G. Robert Watts, Jo-Ann Yoo.
Peter Swords, Esq., president emeritus
Jonathan A. Small, Esq., president emeritus
John E. Craig, Jr. chairman emeritus

Staff & Consultants : Sharon Stapel, president
Melkis Alvarez-Baez, director of programs
Danielle Penabad, membership & outreach director
Constance Ferber, program coordinator
Kristen Jones, executive & board coordinator
Robert J. Vanni, senior consultant, Government Relations

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