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May 2015, Volume 32, No. 5
NPCC Annual Meeting Wrap-up
Financial Management: Budgeting & Reforecasting
NPRA Guidance
Value of Volunteers
FMLA Leave Expanded
State of the Sector
Handbooks (members-only)
Collaborations Survey Results
Nonprofit Pulse Survey Results
Collaboration Tools
Consulting Grants
Funding Maps
New NPCC Members
Space Ads
Workshop Calendar

April 2015, Volume 32, No. 4
Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Inside Management
Audit Committees
Grants Gateway Changes
.ngo Now Available
NYC Bar Nonprofit Institute
Getting Organized
Uniform Grant Guidance
Rooftop Conference
CRE Rising Fund
Google AdWord Training
Operations Conference


NPCC Annual Meeting Wrap-up

NPCC held its annual meeting on March 23 at the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan with over 300 members, vendor representatives and guests attending.

Chairman’s Report

Ian J. Benjamin, in his first address as chair of the NPCC board, welcomed the members and attendees and thanked the staff and board, including former directors Jon Small and Peter Swords who were also present. He also acknowledged special guests, including Fran Barrett and keynote speaker, Earl Lewis with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Benjamin noted that NPCC has over 1,430 nonprofit members, each of whom plays many important roles in every aspect New York’s civic and cultural life. NPCC strives to serve as all of these disparate voices as a cohesive voice for the entire nonprofit sector. We exist to serve all nonprofits in the five boroughs as well as Long Island and Westchester County, by advocating for sensible laws and regulations, foremost among our numerous services.

Ian Benjamin, Jon Small, Peter Swords, John Craig, and Michael Clark
Photo: © Tina Buckman

NPCC is in a period of transition, Benjamin said, and acknowledged John E. Craig, Jr., who for 28 years served as chairman of the board and recently stepped down. He also acknowledged Marcia Brown who left NPCC last fall after serving as director of programs, as well as de facto CFO and deputy director, for over 19 years. And, Michael Clark announced to the board last year that he would be leaving NPCC this coming fall after serving as executive director for over 10 years.

Benjamin noted that while change is never easy, members should expect that NPCC will emerge stronger than ever. He thanked all the members for their support and expressed his desire to work with them in the coming years.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Charlene Laniewski reported on the finances for NPCC’s fiscal year 2014, October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. NPCC received an unqualified opinion from the CPA firm Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly, LLP in their examination of the organization’s financial records.

During FY ’14, the organization had an 81 percent program expense ratio; and ended the year with an $8,0000 increase in net assets. NPCC has more than $1.4 million in investments, and 11 months in operating reserves. Overall, she noted the organization is financially sound and able to carry out its programs.

The audited financial statements are available at

Board Elections

Merble Reagon, reporting on behalf of the Governance and Nominating Committee, explained that the following nominees for the NPCC board were presented to and unanimously approved by the full NPCC board at its meeting in February 2015. In order to achieve future numerical parity, there were three staggered classes of nominees of one- , two- and three-year terms.

Currently serving board members re-nominated to the NPCC board: Robert Acton, Cause Strategy Partners; Victoria Bailey, Theatre Development Fund; Richard Burns, Funding Exchange; Bernell K. Grier, Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.; Pat Kozu, Ascend; Antoinette (Toni) La Belle, Growth Philanthropy Network/Social Impact Exchange; Charlene Laniewski, KPMG; Karen Pearl, God’s Love We Deliver; and, Sarah (BJ) Sung, Con Edison.

Newly nominated to serve on the NPCC board:

Diana Davenport is the vice president, administration for the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. She is a member of the board and co-chair of the membership committee for Philanthropy New York. She also serves as chair of the Selection Committee for the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

Larry Lee is executive director of the New York Asian Women’s Center, the largest Asian American domestic violence agency in the country; a premier human trafficking serving agency; and, a national model for sexual assault services. He is the founder of the first Mandarin and English dual language and dual culture public school in the nation. He has been honored as a leading New Yorker; a top social worker; and outstanding Hunter College alumnus.

JoAnn D. Smith has been at the helm of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County as president and CEO since 2005, responsible for fulfilling the agency’s mission of providing quality, affordable healthcare and information to the people in her community, as well as leadership for advocacy efforts to preserve reproductive rights. She is the board vice-chair of Family Planning Advocates of New York State, and serves on the boards of the Health & Welfare Council of Nassau County and the New York State Affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the electoral arm of all the Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York State, as well as Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc.

Richard Souto is the chief operating officer of Harlem RBI overseeing their operations and infrastructure departments. He was previously executive director of New Heights Youth, and associate executive director of Groundwork, Inc. He has been an adjunct professor at the Milano Graduate School for Management and Urban Policy of the New School University and a frequent speaker on various aspects of nonprofit management.

Stephanie Thomas, president of Stetwin Consulting, has over 20 years of professional fundraising experience. Prior to launching Stetwin Consulting, she served as president of Susan Ulin Associates Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in event management for nonprofit organizations. She was coordinator of institutional giving for the American Red Cross in Greater New York and prospect researcher for the United Negro College Fund’s Campaign 2000. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City board and chair of the group’s nominating committee. She also sits on the committee on directorship for the International Association of Fundraising Professionals and a member of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards selection committee.

Eileen Torres has been the BronxWorks chief executive officer since May 2014. She started at BronxWorks as assistant to the executive director in 1995 and became General Counsel in 2003, overseeing human resources, training, information technology, and other aspects of administration. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Bronx Non-Profits as well as the board of the Human Services Council.

Jo-Ann Yoo is the executive director of the Asian American Federation, a pan-Asian organization representing a network of community service agencies in the Northeast working in the fields of health and human services, education, economic development, civic participation, and social justice. Prior to the Federation, she was director of community building and organizing and special assistant to the executive director at Asian Americans for Equality. At the New York Immigration Coalition she served as the administrative and special projects director. She was a member of the first cohort of New York City Coro’s New American Leaders Program.

A motion was forwarded, seconded and a hand vote was conducted to elect the individuals to the NPCC board.

President’s Report

Michael Clark acknowledged that NPCC is only as strong as you—the members—make it. As president and executive director since 2005, he thanked the members for sticking together through some very hard times.

He provided a few highlights of the past year, and noted that all can be found in the annual report at

Of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, now entering its ninth year, he thanked the funders and the partner organizations, particularly New York Community Trust, Philanthropy New York and the Clark and Altman foundations. He noted that the Awards program is not only about prizes and prestige, but at its heart is about improvement. In its eight years, over 2,200 nonprofits have made over 3,900 improvements to their organizations because of the program’s guidance.

Clark also noted that NPCC’s Government Relations committee has seen an incredible amount of activity this year. He noted that NPCC remains happy with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, though admittedly it still has some finessing to be done to fine tune it. He thanked the prestigious group of lawyers that tirelessly work with government and legislators, and in particular Bob Vanni who staffs the committee for NPCC.

Clark added hat he is very proud of the staff and the board and said that it has been “An enormous pleasure to serve as NPCC’s executive director for the past 10 years.”

Ian Benjamin then presented Michael Clark with a plaque commemorating his service as executive director, recognizing his pioneering efforts in developing tracking and measurement standards; his emphasis on good governance; his creativity in launching the Nonprofit Excellence Awards; his work with government and legislature; and acknowledging his remaining months as NPCC’s executive director and president.

John E. Craig, Jr., was presented with a commemorative bowl inscribed with thanks for his service. Ian Benjamin cited Craig’s dedication as NPCC’s chairman for 28 years, as well as heading the investment committee and his service on numerous other New York nonprofit boards. Noting that NPCC’s raison d'être of protecting the nonprofit sector, particularly its founding issue of saving the property tax exemption for nonprofits, Craig has helped thousands of nonprofits, saved millions of dollars for the sector, and provided guidance and counsel to hundreds of executive directors, leaving the sector so much stronger and better than it was 28 years ago. The NPCC board presented a resolution conveying its highest admiration and gratitude for his remarkable and invaluable contribution and appointed John E. Craig as board chairman emeritus.

John Craig noted that he was deeply touched. When NPCC started, he didn’t realize how critical this organization would become. He acknowledged his fellow founding board members, Howard Dresner, John Temple Swing, as well as Jon Small and Peter Swords. Craig also thanked Ian Benjamin and board members Bobby Watts and Karen Pearl as they guide NPCC though all of its transitions. And, he acknowledged the board members and foundations who help keep NPCC humming.


Financial Management: Budgeting & Reforecasting

Sal Virgadaula and Ken Hafner with Kiwi Partners recently discussed the importance of budgeting and reforecasting an organization’s financial activities for an NPCC audience.

Preparing a budget enables an organization to set program and operational goals which keeps the organization focused on its annual goals. It provides the organization control over revenue and expenses.

A budget provides accountability for managers as they develop and maintain their respective budgets. It allows management to work together as a team, and gives people ownership of their department or division.

It’s important to prepare a calendarized budget for the coming year and to track it regularly. It is your blueprint for the coming year and should help guide the organization.

Ideally, you should start the budget process about four months in advance of the next fiscal year. It’s a process and will take a few iterations before completing. The upcoming budget is based on year-to-date results of your current fiscal year, so some fiscal assumptions will have to be made.

Determine which staff members should be part of the process. This team will include program and operations managers, development staff, and anyone who has input into the organization’s revenues and expenses.

Create a timeline to determine the process for preparing the budget. Document the timeline to keep all managers on track with their specific deadlines.

Develop worksheets, templates and budget tools to assist the team in their preparation of the budget. Take time in creating these tools to help make the process go smoothly. If you give your staff good tools and show how to use them, you’ll get better input from them.

Calendarize your budget so you estimate when income will be expected and when expenses will occur. Be realistic in projecting revenue; don’t artificially inflate revenue to cover up a projected deficit.

Based on the timeline, collect all the budget templates from the program and operations managers and consolidate them into one budget. Remind staff not to modify the templates so you can combine them without problems.

If revisions are necessary, program and operation managers will need to look for areas to cut and/or expand revenue to meet goals.

Upon approval of the finance/budget committee, the budget will then be presented to the full board for its approval. After the board approves the budget, you then input the budget into the finance software.

Reforecasting allows reporting on unexpected changes – either negative or positive – during the fiscal year that will materially affect the approved budget. Should a material change occur during the fiscal year, generally a 10% deviation from the original budget, reforecasting will allow management to present a more accurate budget.

When presenting a reforecast budget, keep the original budget along side so that the changes are easily seen between the two budgets.

Templates & Worksheets
Kiwi has made available for NPCC members four sample spreadsheets for their annual budget preparation.

The Budget Template can be used to budget revenue and expenses of the organization and is at

The Budget Timeline Template can be used to help track the annual budget process and is at

The Combined Budget Template can be used to present the full budget by combining each of the individual program/department budget templates. It’s at

The Salary and Benefits Budget Template can be used to budget personnel expenses related to each employee, including salaries, payroll taxes, health insurance, dental insurance, and pension. It is at

Kiwi Partners is an accounting and HR firm offering a range of services including accounting from full to partial or special needs, review of practices, interim CFOs, and more for all size nonprofits, from start-up to large, established groups. They can be reached at 212-532-7171 or visit their site at



NPRA Guidance

The New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau has released three new documents offering guidance on the Nonprofit Revitalization Act. Internal Controls and Financial Accountability for Not-for-Profit Boards, offering general information concerning internal controls for the protection and oversight of charitable assets, is at; Conflicts of Interest Policies has guidance for those drafting or revising such a policy, and is at; and, advice on whistleblower policies is at


Value of Volunteers

Independent Sector research has found that the 2014 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $23.07, a 52¢ increase from the 2013 estimate. This figure provides one way to measure the impact individuals make with each hour they give, but is not necessarily to be used on an organization’s financial statement unless the volunteer is providing specialized services that the nonprofit would have paid for had the services not been donated. IS also has a state-level breakdown for valuing volunteer time.

Go to


FMLA Leave Expanded

The U.S. Labor Department has published a rule change to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States vs. Windsor. Workers in legal, same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live, will now have the same rights as those in opposite-sex marriages to federal job-protected leave under the FMLA to care for a spouse with a serious health condition.

More is at Jackson Lewis has a memo at


State of the Sector

Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2015 State of the Sector survey results are now available. The seventh annual survey includes 5,451 respondents showing some indications of recovery from economic turmoil. Yet as nonprofits raise their sights from the focus on short-term crisis, many are confronting the troubling reality that current practices cannot sustain organizations in the long-term or meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Some 76% of nonprofits reported an increase in demand for services and 52% could not meet demand, the third year in a row that more than half of nonprofits couldn’t meet demand. Of those who reported that they could not meet demand, 71% said that client needs go unmet when they can’t provide services. But, some good news: 47% ended 2014 with a surplus, the highest in the history of the survey.

In addition to the results, the NFF Survey Analyzer allows users to parse the data that cut across sub-sectors, budget size, geography and other dimensions. The results are at


Collaborations Survey Results

The Bridgespan Group and The Lodestar Foundation surveyed 237 nonprofit CEOs and 101 foundation officers in 2014 on their participation in four common forms of formal collaboration: associations (including coalitions and community collaboratives), joint programs, shared support functions, and mergers (including subsidiary relationships). The survey uncovered details about their participation, as well as the barriers that block results.

It can be downloaded for free at


Nonprofit Pulse Survey Results

Marks Paneth has released the results of its first Nonprofit Pulse leadership survey. The survey asked CEOs, executive directors, CFOs and board members about issues including challenges, fraud and risk, board issues and more. The results are available at


Collaboration Tools

When board members and staff are spread across multiple locations, it’s not easy to work on budgets, documents, prepare for meetings, or evaluate pending grant proposals.

Idealware has released a new paper, A Few Good Tools: Board Portals and Other Ways to Collaborate, discussing how software can bridge geographic gaps and make collaboration easier. Read it at


Consulting Grants

PennPAC is seeking nonprofit applicants for its Fall 2015 season of consulting grants in New York City. PennPAC’s University of Pennsylvania alumni volunteer teams provide eight week, project-based, strategic consulting engagements customized to meet an organization’s needs. Applications are due by May 26 and projects commence in October 2015. More information about PennPAC and applications are at


Funding Maps

Foundation Center’s Foundation Maps Professional 2.0 is a data visualization platform that illustrates the distribution and purposes of funding through maps and charts, and now incorporates two new features since its launch last October.

It now shows who is funding what and where around the world, helping funders and nonprofits to understand the philanthropic landscape and to acquire the insights that inform strategic decision making. A free 30-day trial of Foundation Maps can be accessed at


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Applications are due Friday, May 1 at 10am.

The 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards program — produced by NPCC, The Trust and Philanthropy New York, and sponsored by WNYC — teaches, recognizes and encourages outstanding management practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. The Awards program gives organizations a free 360-degree review of their management strategies in eight nationally-recognized key performance areas.

Winning organizations receive $60,000 in cash awards and tuition scholarships for Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. Winners will be honored at a special Awards Presentation in November 2015.

Applications are due Friday, May 1 at 10am. The application and more information are at Read about past winners, Selection Committee members, and more at

See our Workshop Calendar for a list of clinics that prospective applicants are encouraged to attend to get insight on the process and answer any questions.


Inside Management

What does it take to achieve excellence in Overall Management for Results? We’ve compiled 20 (of many) excellent practices from past winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

Take a look and see how your practices stack up compared with these stellar groups at our new Awards blog — Inside Management — at

We post new content each week, including tips on what our Selection Committee looks for in an application, perspectives from finalists and winners, panelists’ thoughts, materials from our Pathways to Excellence workshops, semi-finalists, and scads more.

Be sure to subscribe to Inside Management. Click the “follow” tab that’ll pop up on the bottom right of the page so that you are notified each time the site is updated, which we’ll be doing weekly.


Audit Committees

The New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau has issued Audit Committees and the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, offering guidance about establishing an audit committee, hiring an independent CPA, the role of the audit committee or board in overseeing an organization’s finances, and more. It is at



Grants Gateway Changes

New York State’s Nonprofit Coordination Unit has made changes to the Grants Gateway system. Nonprofits that are prequalified will no longer lose this status when they update their documents. Two new statuses have been added: prequalified/open, and prequalified/in review. If a prequalified organization opens its document vault to upload new documents before the old ones expire, it will be placed in the prequalified/open status. Once new documents are submitted and under review, the organization will be in the prequalified/in review status. Grant applications received from nonprofits in either of the new statuses at the application due date will be eligible for State agency review.

Nonprofits that allow documents in their vault to expire will lose their prequalified status and will be placed in a new document vault expired status. State agencies will not review grant applications submitted by nonprofits in this status.

Trainings on these changes will be available on a regular basis. See the schedule at For assistance, contact or 518-474-5595. Read more at


.ngo Now Available

Nonprofits can now register for website addresses with the new domain name .ngo, available only to active, independent, nonpolitical nonprofits that meet eligibility requirements. For more, go to

Read RoundTable Technology’s post on why you may or may not want to reserve another domain name at


NYC Bar Nonprofit Institute

The New York City Bar Association will present “Nonprofit Law in the Age of the Revitalization Act” on Wednesday, April 29. The full-day conference will provide an overview of developments in nonprofit law with a focus on the Act, which went into effect last July. Sessions include: related party transactions and conflicts of interest; board governance and committee structure; compensation; charitable solicitations; auditing and accounting issues (and the role of audit committees); IRS updates, new procedures relating to mergers, dissolutions and sales; the enforcement and regulatory authority of the Attorney General; whistleblower policies and employment practices; and ethics issues. The program will be of interest to in-house counsel for nonprofit organizations, those who advise them, and nonprofit executives. The cost is $599 with a 50% discount for attorneys working for government, public interest organizations, full-time students and full-time academics.

For more information, go to or to and click “upcoming programs.”


Getting Organized

Lawyers Alliance for New York has published the sixth edition of Getting Organized, a manual for nonprofit managers and attorneys representing organizations. Topics include: reporting requirements for groups; rules for federal tax-exempt groups; organizing and operating a nonprofit; the powers of a nonprofit, and more. The guide incorporates the significant legal and practical developments in state and federal law related to nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt organizations since the last edition. This edition contains step-by-step instructions with legal commentary and extensive appendices with sample forms and resources. Print copies are $100; a site license PDF is $200. Order at


Uniform Grant Guidance

McGladrey has an overview of the new Uniform Grant Guidance to help public sector entities understand the new regulations and developments since the initial issuance of the Guidance. The Uniform Grant Guidance streamlines requirements from eight different federal grant circulars into one set of guidance. A joint interim final rule was issued in December 2014 to incorporate implementing regulations by all the federal awarding agencies for the Guidance. Download the article at



Rooftop Conference

The Rooftops Conference NYC 2015 will be held Friday, April 24 at New York Law School on West Broadway in Manhattan. The fifth annual symposium for the nonprofit sector focuses on the role of real estate — owned or leased — and the operations, financial performance, and achievement of mission by nonprofits of all sizes and types. The Conference is a forum for discussion and a chance to interact with peers in the social sector and the real estate industry. Panelists will explore themes illustrating how executives, staff, and board members can collaborate in addressing real estate and space needs in achieving their organizations’ core objectives. There is no charge for nonprofit board or staff members. Register at  Program details are at

Rooftops Project publications for nonprofits offer essays and insights, guides, project descriptions, and more at


CRE Rising Fund

CRE has a new initiative — The CRE Rising Fund — offering pro bono consulting services to small, dynamic nonprofits in New York City. Priority will be given to organizations that seek to focus on transformation, organizational growth, or partnership development to meet an important need in the community they serve. Applicants may be a single nonprofit organization or a network, collaborative or coalition. Organizations must have an annual organizational budget between $250,000 and $1 million and work in the Bronx or Queens. Awards will be made to three eligible nonprofits.

Applications are due May 1. Go to


Google AdWord Training

Need help in unlocking $120,000 in Google advertising? Whole Whale is offering a new online training for Google AdWords. Google AdWords Grant for Nonprofits helps bring traffic to your website and amplifies your digital impact. Whole Whale’s training will show you how to apply strategies specific for nonprofits to use AdWords that drive impact, walk you through the grant application process, and show you the nuances of working within a grant account. Learn how to get a grant, maximize it, and optimize the grant for impact in this course designed for all levels of users.

The course is $249, but is available to NPCC members for a 50% discount. Get the code and URL at



Operations Conference

Join New York Nonprofit Press for its inaugural Nonprofit Operations Conference to learn how to streamline processes and operations and strive for efficiency and effectiveness. The full day conference offers a view of what goes into making for successful operations and will bring together board members, executive directors and chief financial officers to discuss how to streamline processes and make smart choices. Topics will include leading and managing; assessing the real estate process; human resources challenges; efficiently reporting outcome instead of input; finance strategies; tech talk; and, managing risk, overhead and failure. It will be held Tuesday, June 2 from 8am to 5pm. Tickets are $25. Go to



Andy Goodman’s Storytelling as Best Practice debuted in 2003 and for this seventh edition he has completely redesigned it, organized the articles into three sections, added more stories and provided an index.

Most organizations have stories that can help people understand what they do, how they do it, and why they’re worthy of support. This booklet can help you improve how you tell those stories to create a more cohesive culture internally to engage more people in your work.

It’s available for $17.50 at



RoundTable Technology invites NPCC members to TechBoost for Nonprofits, a one-day tech intensive by Centre for Social Innovation and Tech Impact, on April 23 from 8:30am to 5pm at Centre for Social Innovation on West 26th Street in Manhattan.

The workshop is designed for non-IT nonprofit leaders and decision makers with the goal of providing a concrete understanding of strategic technology planning so that leaders can own, replicate and plan their technology decisions and projects. The cost is $100. RoundTable is offering NPCC members a 25% discount for reservations made before April 7. The discount code is at Visit for the program schedule, facilitator profiles, and registration info.


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Welcome New NPCC Members

new 501(c)(3) members joined between February 21 - April 29, 2015

Ample Table for Everyone  •  Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP)  •  Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse  •  Broome Art Foundation/ Center for Italian Modern Art  •  Children’s Cord Blood Bank and Research Foundation  •  Dance Theatre Etcetera, Inc.  •  Dramatists Guild Fund  •  Freshkills Park Alliance  •  GirlTrek  •  Governors Island Alliance, Inc.  •  Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Inc.  •  Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc.  •  KEEPS Inc.  •  Math4Science  •  Media Masters Alliance  •  Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, Inc.  •  The Destina Foundation, Inc.  •  The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation  •  The Hart Island Project  •  The New York Korean Performing Arts Center, Inc.  •  The Riding with Us Foundation, Inc.  •  Treadwell Farms Historic District Association, Inc.  •  unite4: good foundation  •  UpBeat NYC  •  We The World  •  Women in Sovereign Entities  •  Worldwide Ferry Safety Association  •  Yaldeinu School Inc

see the complete list of NPCC members at

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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 1,500 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 for more information on NPCC membership.

Board Officers: Ian J. Benjamin, chair; Michael Clark, 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, Bernell Grier, 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 : Michael Clark, president
Melkis Alvarez-Baez, director of programs
Danielle Penabad, membership & outreach director
Constance Ferber, program associate
Kristen Jones, executive coordinator
Robert J. Vanni, senior consultant, Government Relations

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