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.


July 2014, Volume 31, No. 7
Government Watch: State Interest Payments & OMB Uniform Guidance
New Member Service: RoundTable Technology
Nonprofit Revitalization Act Status at Year End
Exempt Org Resources
NYS Comptroller Report
Social Media for Beginners (members-only)
Jitasa Special Offer
The Funding Network
Storytelling for Nonprofits
Get on Board: Long Island
Consider the Cloud
Pro Bono Consulting
Coro Leadership NY

New NPCC Members
Space Ads
Workshop Calendar

June 2014, Volume 31, No. 6
Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Update: Government Watch: Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Revised COBRA Notices Available
Government Contracting Report
FCC & Net Neutrality
NTEE Revision Draft
Facilities Management Program
BoardSource Awards
Health Guide
NTEN Tech Academy
NPCC Staff Changes
Amazon Smile


 

Government Watch

State Interest Payments

NPCC has expressed its support for legislation designed to ensure prompt payments for interest due to nonprofits that have State grants or contracts. The legislation (S6482/A8964) was passed by the Senate and the Assembly. NPCC has urged Governor Cuomo to sign it.

It would require the payment of interest on late payments owed to nonprofits and public benefit corporations under State contracts within thirty days of the date the payment is required under the contract.

Late payment of contract fees and the late approval of contracts put resource-short nonprofits in a situation where in order to meet contract obligations, they must “finance” the projects until the State reimburses them. When remittances are late or contract approvals delayed, the manner of “financing” the cost of continued service falls to the nonprofits, who are forced to either obtain bridge loans at commercial interest rates, invade reserves, or decrease other services and/or staff and necessary indirect costs. This results in a negative impact on the efficient and planned operation of the nonprofits and more seriously, diminishes services to New Yorkers. The bill would aid the situation by incentivizing prompt contracting and payment of legally mandated interest for late payment. Further, the bill will enhance and reinforce the strides made under the Grants Gateway program to regularize and reduce the burdens on nonprofits engaged in contracting with the State, as well as incentivize State agencies to implement the Grant Gateway procedures.

The legislation is at http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg.

OMB Uniform Guidance

The December 2013 release of new grant guidance by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (at http://1.usa.gov/1iz4V0i) overhauls the federal grantmaking process in order to ensure consistency across governments and the entities to which they provide funds. There are three areas of importance to nonprofits:

1. Cost Allocation: The guidance specifies more costs that are directly reimbursable and clarifies definitions and cost allocation rules.

2. Audit Threshold: The guidance raises the threshold for single audits to $750,000 from $500,000, reducing administrative costs for both nonprofit entities and government agencies.

3. Reimbursement for Indirect Costs. The guidance explicitly requires that pass-through entities (typically states and local governments receiving federal funds) and all federal agencies reimburse a nonprofit’s indirect costs by applying the nonprofit’s federally negotiated indirect rate, if one exists. If a nonprofit already has a negotiated rate with a federal agency, the agency is required to honor it.   

If a nonprofit doesn’t have a negotiated rate, the nonprofit can either negotiate a rate with the government agency providing the grant, or elect the default rate of 10 percent of their modified total direct costs. However, filing for a negotiated rate is an extremely complicated matter; it requires a great deal of technical skill and wherewithal.

David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy with the National Council of Nonprofits, notes that the new guidance is an opportunity to help undo the “overhead myth” that has long besieged nonprofits. Normal administrative costs for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations are between 25 and 35 percent. Nonprofits have typically been reimbursed at much lower rates and OMB’s guidance should rectify this discrepancy. “All our lives we’ve been told to keep overhead low to the point that many nonprofits are not sustainable.”

The new OMB Uniform Guidance creates a promise for nonprofits, but if states and local governments don’t follow it or if nonprofits don’t know about it, it will be worthless. As of now, states and other pass-through entities have not determined how they intend to comply with the new requirement. It is expected that forthcoming guidance from OMB will address this and other issues.

Pass-through entities may simply ignore the guidance or take actions to avoid complying, or they may misinterpret the guidance. Thompson notes that there already are attempts some take to avoid existing payment rules. For example, a particular State has been known to cut checks on time as required by its laws, but fails to put them in the mail for several months. The next six months are an opportunity to get rules in place so these types of manipulations cannot occur.

Thompson notes that the changes brought by the OMB Uniform Guidance will not expand the total amount of money available for nonprofits. And, if a contract’s performance requirements remain the same, the 10% reimbursement rate for overhead does no good unless a nonprofit negotiates for fewer deliverables.

A set of FAQs by the Council on Financial Assistance Reform, established by OMB to implement guidance, is at http://1.usa.gov/1kw84Vk. By the end of August another set of FAQs may be released. The implementation date of the Uniform Guidance is expected to be December 26, 2014. Thompson notes that the nonprofit community has a six-month window of opportunity to ask questions, raise issues and concerns, and get their own practices in order. NPCC members with government contracts or grants can send questions and comments to him at dthompson@councilofnonprofits.org so that he can follow up and work to ensure that the promise of the new OMB Guidance results in appropriate government actions and interpretations, and more sustainable nonprofits.

 

New Member Service: RoundTable Technology

NPCC is pleased to announce a new member service in collaboration with RoundTable Technology.

Starting July 1, RoundTable will offer NPCC members a variety of free and discounted services including: a free technology assessment and a report of their findings and recommendations; a free website and social media assessment and a report of findings and recommendations; and, free assistance applying for Google For Nonprofits and/or Office 365 for Nonprofits. In addition to these free services, NPCC members are eligible for discounted pricing on a variety of antivirus, security, backup and cloud services from RoundTable’s experts.

If your organization is interested in securing one or more of these services with RoundTable, please complete an application at www.roundtabletechnology.com/npcc

RoundTable provides nonprofit organizations with a wide range of technology services from basic troubleshooting to strategic planning and fully managed IT services. Read more at www.roundtabletechnology.com. If you have questions, contact Danielle Penabad at 212-502-4191 extension 230 or at dpenabad@npccny.org.

 

Nonprofit Revitalization Act Status at Year End

The following are the results of actions taken by the New York State Legislature on bills related to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (NPRA) that NPCC’s Government Relations Committee has been tracking.

1) S7341/A9600 failed to pass. The bill would have delayed the effective date of certain sections of the NPRA until March 31, 2015. This means NPRA will become effective July 1, 2014, as originally enacted.

2) S7340/A9599 passed both houses of the State Legislature. If signed into law by the Governor, this bill requires the State to develop procedures to ensure that any nonprofit that has already pre-qualified and registered under the Grants Gateway will not be disqualified from applying for or receiving State grants or contracts if it incorporates the requirements of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act in its application by January 1, 2015.

3) S7799A/A10027A passed both houses of the State Legislature. If signed into law by the Governor, this bill would delay until January 1, 2016, (instead of January 1, 2015) the provision of NPRA that prohibits employees of a nonprofit from serving as chair of the nonprofit’s board.

4) S6482/A8964 passed both houses of the State Legislature. If signed into law by the Governor, this bill provides that nonprofits and public benefit corporations shall be entitled to all prompt contracting interest from the State agency within 30 days of the time of the first payment. (See story on page 1.)

Several other bills that NPCC has been following that would have amended or impacted NPRA also failed to pass.

Members can download from NPCC’s website a sample whistleblower policy (required of an organization with 20 or more employees and annual revenue exceeding $1 million in its previous fiscal year) at www.npccny.org/members_only/Whistleblower_Policy.doc and a checklist of items for consideration in reviewing its by-laws at www.npccny.org/members_only/ByLawsChecklist.doc. Lawyers Alliance for New York has a memo at http://bit.ly/1qbWa2f and FAQs at http://bit.ly/1qOlPSg.

 

Exempt Org Resources

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has just launched an online resource for information and insight on the legal issues impacting nonprofit organizations. The site is designed to keep the nonprofit, tax-exempt organization community up-to-date on legal developments, changing regulations and good practices.

It includes a blog, memos, alerts and a section on the Nonprofit Revitalization Act. It’s at http://exemptorgresource.com.

 

NYS Comptroller Report

New York State government agencies failed to live up to the state’s prompt contracting law 87 percent of the time in 2013, up from 78 percent in 2012, according to the New York Comptroller’s 2013 Prompt Contracting Report. The report found that while state agencies report that penalty interest could have been assessed for late contracting associated with 3,409 contracts, they paid interest in only 716 cases (21 percent of the contracts eligible for interest payments), down from 38 percent in 2012.

The Comptroller urges state agencies to prioritize prompt contracting and prompt payment and recommends that interest payments be included in a nonprofit’s first payment once the contract is executed. He also repeats past calls for streamlined state agency contracting processes and greater utilization of multi-year contracts. Since 2007, the Prompt Contracting Law requires the State Comptroller report annually on agency adherence to the law. The report is at www.osc.state.ny.us/contracts/reports/2013/pcl_report.pdf.

 

Jitasa Special Offer

Jitasa has created The Nonprofit Accounting Support Center offering unlimited phone and email support from their nonprofit accounting specialists. The new service is in addition to their finance, accounting and bookkeeping services where members can outsource basic bookkeeping functions like recording cash receipts and cash disbursements as well as complex tasks like designing and compiling financial statements, tracking grants, and preparing the Form 990.

The Support Center puts the knowledge and expertise of Jitasa’s nonprofit accountants a phone call or email away. Whether it is conducting indepth research, explaining or demonstrating a nonprofit accounting concept, or providing a best practice templates, they can help. To find out more and take advantage of the free 30 day trial, go to www.jitasa.is/support-center-trial and select NPCC in the “how did you hear” question. You can then start calling and emailing with your nonprofit accounting questions.

In addition, NPCC members that purchase the Support Center service after the trial period will get unlimited support for 33% off the $90 monthly retail price (the code for NPCC members to use to receive the discount is at www.npccny.org/members_only/jitasa.htm). For more about Jitasa’s services, call 855-865-4408 or email sales@jitasa.is.

 

The Funding Network

Through live crowd funding events, The Funding Network (TFN) brings together donors and community members to help organizations make a real and positive difference in the world. Since its launch 10 years ago, TFN has matched more than 5,000 donors with more than 600 projects around the world. In November 2013, TFN launched in the U.S. TFN funds projects that aim to: address issues of inequality and disadvantage; create advocacy/campaigning/disseminations; change attitudes, behavior, laws and public policy, and more.

On October 14, TFN USA/NY will hold its 3rd live event at which three candidates selected by the TFN committee will be supported. Organizations with an annual budget below $350,000 are preferred, but larger organizations will be considered. Applications are due August 4. Go to www.tfn-usa.org/about-us/non-profit-projects.

 

Storytelling for Nonprofits

Network for Good has released Storytelling for Nonprofits, a free guide offering lessons in building the elements of a great story; choosing the best, most effective stories to tell; incorporating powerful visuals; using emotion and a sense of urgency to motivate audiences; and telling your story through different vehicles such as social media. Download it at http://learn.networkforgood.org/storytelling-guide.html.

 

Get on Board: Long Island

Is your nonprofit organization looking for candidates to serve on its board, or are you an individual who wants to serve on the board of a Long Island nonprofit organization? Get on Board, from the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University, is a free recruitment and matching service, which connects nonprofit boards with individuals seeking an opportunity to serve. To participate, nonprofits must be located in and serving one or more communities within Nassau County or Suffolk County. Submit an application at http://bit.ly/1ol4r48.

 

Consider the Cloud

Idealware’s Should Your Organization Consider The Cloud is a series of nine easy-to-understand worksheets that help you define your software and security needs and weigh them against the benefits and weaknesses of the cloud. The workbook will help define your cost, security, and functionality priorities, and help determine if the cloud is a good cultural fit for your organization, if your existing technology will complement the cloud, and if it would be a worthwhile investment to make the switch.

The workbook is free at http://bit.ly/1m97mO2.

 

Pro Bono Consulting

Gray Matters, a group of retired and semi-retired senior executives, provides a range of consulting services to NYC-based nonprofit organizations at no charge. Services provided by Gray Matters range from legal and property use advice, to marketing and public relations, board and staffing issues, to finance and strategic planning, among others. Organizations need not have a specific problem to use Gray Matters. Gray Matters volunteers have provided professional services to more than four dozen organizations, the length of involvement with an organization has ranged from one or two meetings to several years. To find out more or to contact Gray Matters, visit www.graymattersnyc.org.

 

Coro Leadership NY

Coro Leadership New York, a nine-month, part time program that challenges professionals from diverse sectors, backgrounds and perspectives to explore current public policy issues and cultivate leadership skills to create change, is seeking applications for its Leadership New York 26. Fifty successful mid-career professionals are selected to participate each year. Applicants must live or work in New York City, have a minimum of seven years of professional work experience, be passionate and curious about developing new leadership skills germane to problem solving in New York, and interested in civic engagement.

Tuition is $5,400 for approximately 160 hours of leadership development training, individual and small group coaching, travel, lodging and meals at the opening retreat, and access to Coro alumni and cross-program events. Limited scholarships are available.

The application deadline is Friday, July 18. More information is at www.coronewyork.org/corony/programs/lny.

 

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Nonprofit Excellence Awards

NPCC received 77 qualified applications for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, a jump of 25% over the number received last year. The groups represent a wide range of nonprofits including human services, arts and culture, education, and youth development. The size of organizations varied as well—about a quarter reported budgets of less than $1 million dollars, with roughly the same at the $10-million-dollar-plus mark. Applications came from all five boroughs and the suburbs, and this year drew three times as many from Long Island and twice as many from Brooklyn and Queens. Moe Yousuf with Henry Street Settlement noted that their application is “Easily the single most comprehensive document detailing our organization’s management and we’ve shared the proposal across our organization for that reason.”

“We’re extremely pleased with the number and variety of applications we received this year,” said Michael Clark, president of NPCC. “Every participating organization benefits because of the intensive review they’re given. Our selection panel of nonprofit professionals act as consultants, giving applicants the chance to step back and take stock of their strengths and areas that require more attention, and lending guidance in the incredibly difficult task of running an organization.” “There’s a direct relationship between helping nonprofits hone their management skills and teaching effective management to the wider nonprofit community,” said Lorie Slutsky, president of The New York Community Trust. “Raising the bar for these organizations benefits New York’s nonprofit sector as a whole.”

In early August, 10 semifinalists will be chosen and invited to submit a second application. Six finalists will be announced in early October and visited by the program’s selection committee. In November, three winning organizations will be honored at an Awards presentation. Winners will receive cash awards of $30,000, $20,000 and $10,000, respectively. They will also be recognized in programming on WNYC, which co-sponsors the program, and receive tuition scholarships for the Programs in Social Enterprise in Executive Education at Columbia Business School. All applicants receive a 360-degree review with detailed feedback about their organization’s management practices. “This program presents applicants with a terrific opportunity to improve their management, share best practices, and learn from other organizations,” said Ronna Brown, president of Philanthropy New York.

In the past several months, NPCC presented eight Pathways to Excellence workshops sharing practices and strategies from previous winning organizations. The workshops are based on Eight Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, including: results; governance; financial management; human resources; technology; communication; fundraising; and diversity. The workshop materials can be accessed at http://npexcellence.fcny.org/npea/workshops.

 

Government Watch: Nonprofit Revitalization Act Update

July 1, 2014 is the effective date for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (NPRA or the Act), signed into law by Governor Cuomo in December 2013. On May 20, 2014, the Governor signed into law a bill (S6249/A9177) making chapter amendments to the Act. While chapter amendments clean up and clarify issues and inconsistencies, they do not make substantive changes to the original legislation. The need for these chapter amendments was agreed to by the Governor and the legislature when the original legislation was signed last December.

Lately there has been a flurry of legislative activity surrounding the Act, including S4783A/A2120, S5115/A2118 and S5315/A7726, and A9600/S7341. These bills seek to amend different sections and create additional burdens or delay implementation of certain sections of the Act until 2015. NPCC along with the Human Services Council of New York, Lawyers Alliance for New York, UJA-Federation of New York, and United Way of New York State are not in favor of these bills nor of delaying the implementation date of the legislation and have stated so to Assemblymen Ranzenhofer and Brennan, Senator Marcellino, and others. We believe that it is important to allow the NPRA to take effect before additional amendments are adopted. Once the nonprofit sector and government regulators have had a chance to operate pursuant to the NPRA, all parties will have a much better feel for whether any of the additional measures are necessary.

Another bill (S07340/A09599) has been introduced to allow nonprofits already prequalified with the State’s Grants Gateway (the new system for State grants and contract seekers) to assure that they will not be disqualified if their by-laws or other documents are not revised by July 1. This bill has not yet been scheduled for a vote. Meanwhile, the State has announced that it will allow nonprofits already prequalified for the Grants Gateway a grace period of 90 days so that they will not be disqualified from applying for State grants if the groups do not have their revised documents (by-laws, whistleblower and conflict of interest policies) finalized by July 1, 2014.

At this point, NPCC has no information as to the progress these bills may make or of the likelihood that they will be acted upon in this legislative session which ends June 30. We will continue to monitor them. NPCC is proceeding as if the existing legislation will become law July 1, 2014, and is taking steps to comply with the law.

 

Revised COBRA Notices Available

The U.S. Department of Labor has a new model COBRA notice and a new model election COBRA notice that reflect that coverage is available in the public health insurance exchanges (the “marketplace”) and have information on special enrollment rights and periods in the Marketplace. The notice informs the former employee that s/he may want to investigate other coverage options that may be better or less expensive that the COBRA continuation coverage offered by the organization. The notices can be downloaded at www.dol.gov/ebsa/compliance_assistance.html.

 

Government Contracting Report

Urban Institute has published National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles, a report on the status of contract payments to nonprofits by state governments across the nation offering data on contracting practices for the nation and individual states. The report is at www.urban.org/publications/412949.html.

The National Council of Nonprofits released Toward Common Sense Contracting: What Taxpayers Deserve, a report that examines the causes and consequences of five recurring problem areas that involve billions of dollars. The report connects data from the Urban Institute with the experiences of front-line nonprofits delivering services on behalf of governments at all levels. The full report is at http://bit.ly/Tz57Zi.

 

FCC & Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has issued proposed rules that would allow ISPs (internet service providers) to charge certain content providers a fee in exchange for sending some content over faster “lanes” on the internet. Currently, all content is sent at the same speed. The issue of speed delivery, included in the principles of an open net, often described as “net neutrality,” and the proposed regulations are raising concern of those who wish the net to remain neutral and not become a two-tiered system.

The Federal Communications Commission will consider public comments on the issue of an open internet. The proposed rules ask questions about how best to ensure the internet remains an open platform for innovation and expression. For background, see a New York Times article at http://nyti.ms/1prH3pc and another at http://nyti.ms/1iXkzri. The FCC has a page about the open internet at www.fcc.gov/guides/open-internet.

The FCC’s proposed rule, Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, is at http://fcc.us/1iQi7yl. Comments (for proceeding number 14-28) are due September 10.

 

NTEE Revision Draft

The Foundation Center along with the Council on Foundations, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, GuideStar, National Center for Charitable Statistics and others is requesting comments on their initial draft of revising the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE), the taxonomic system used by the IRS and others to classify the work of the sector. The goal is to create a more comprehensive coding system that accurately reflects the work of the social sector and serves as a useful tool for all organizations.

Comments are due June 30. Go to http://bit.ly/ScE8S7.

 

Facilities Management Program

New York Nonprofit Press is hosting a conference on June 12 at Baruch College devoted to nonprofit human services facilities management. The half-day conference is geared toward facilities and operations managers, CFO, COOs, EDs and anyone who manages fiscal plant assets. There will be networking opportunities to interact with vendors and peers and two panel sessions. The cost is $25. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/facilities-day-tickets-11376781259.

 

BoardSource Awards

BoardSource is sponsoring the 2014 Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards in recognition of the critical role that boards play in overseeing their 501(c)(3) organizations’ missions, finances, and strategic directions. Presented as part of the 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum on October 9 and 10 in Washington, DC, the awards include a $15,000 grand prize and two $3,000 honorable mentions. All three awards come with a one-year single-board organizational membership in BoardSource, two Forum registrations, and two nights’ lodging for two at the Washington Hilton. The application deadline is June 27. Go to www.boardsource.org/eweb/blf-2014/prudential-leadership-awards.htm. Organizations do not have to be BoardSource members to apply. But remember: a discount is offered to NPCC members when they join BoardSource. See www.npccny.org/member.htm.

 

Health Guide

A new consumer health insurance guide was recently published by MB&CC that explores the fundamental concepts governing the health insurance industry and some of the most common sources of health coverage. It includes a glossary of the basic terminology, the standard provisions of health plans and links to other resources. Go to http://bit.ly/1maRqZY.

 

NTEN Tech Academy

NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Academy is an eight-week training that builds technology readiness and leadership. Guided by experts and thought leaders from the nonprofit technology sector, the NTA is delivered through on-demand and weekly collaborative web conferences, worksheets, and resources for each topic, and regular discussions to ensure opportunities to learn, connect, and put the concepts to use.

The cost is $275 for individuals whose nonprofit operating budget is between $2-5 million and $375 for budgets greater than $5 million. It’s free to qualifying nonprofits with budgets up to $2 million. Applications are due July 8 for the cohort that begins August 12.

Application information and more details are at www.nten.org/nta.

 

NPCC Staff Changes

Constance Ferber has been promoted to the position of administrative director for NPCC replacing Alison Kincaid who has departed for Pittsburgh. Our new executive coordinator is Kristen Jones. Welcome Kristen, congratulations Constance and, of course, congratulations Alison, who gave NPCC five terrific years of service. We are thrilled to have Kristen on NPCC’s staff and look forward to working with her. Kristen’s email is kjones@npccny.org.

In other NPCC staff news, Marcia Brown will be on a two month leave through August. In her absence, members should contact either Melkis Alvarez or Danielle Penabad if they have any questions.

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a program rolled out last November that enables shoppers to donate 0.5% of their purchases to any 501(c)(3) in the GuideStar database, but the nonprofit must register with Amazon in order to receive the funds. If nonprofits do not register and fund are not claimed within one year, the funds will be distributed to other nonprofits. Go to https://smile.amazon.com.

 

Welcome New NPCC Members

new 501(c)(3) members joined between May 1 - June 30, 2014

Bridge to Life  •  Brooklyn Ice Inc  •  CEKPET  •  City Growers Inc.  •  Crutches4Kids  •  GP Dementia Services New York Inc.  •  Harlem Seeds  •  HelpUsAdopt.org  •  Kids to Save the Planet Inc. DBA StudentKind, Inc.  •  Making Books Sing  •  New York Legal Assistance Group  •  New York Shakespeare Exchange  •  PennPAC  •  PortSide New York  •  Reprieve US  •  Rondo Young Artist Festival  •  Trees New York  •  Turkish Philanthropy Funds  •  Tusk USA Inc.  •  Ziegfeld Club

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

New York Nonprofits
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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 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, Richard Burns, Gregory Cohen, Barbara Schatz; Charlene Laniewski, treasurer; Merble Reagon, secretary.

Board Members: Victoria Bailey, Joyce M. Bove, Miriam Buhl, 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
Marcia Brown, director of programs
Danielle Penabad, membership & outreach director
Melkis Alvarez-Baez, associate director, special projects
Constance Ferber, administrative director
Kristen Jones, executive coordinator
Robert J. Vanni, senior consultant, Government Relations

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