WORKSHOP CALENDAR

October 9 (Thursday)  9:30am—12noon
Your Board Members Can Raise Money: Empowering your Board Members to be Successful Askers
How can we motivate our board members to increase donations?  Gregory Cohen, senior associate at Cause Effective will instruct participants on: how to set goals that stimulate and measure progress; how to sharpen your case for support; how to identify priority targets for personal attention; and, who should be the asker. Participants will learn the basic steps in making a face-to-face ask and will complete a practice ask. This workshop is co-sponsored by Citi Community Development and NPCC, and will help build the capacity of community development nonprofits that serve low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The workshop will be held at RXR Realty, 68 South Service Road, Melville, Long Island.

October 15 (Wednesday)  8:30am—12:30pm
How to Keep Your Nonprofit in Compliance
Breakfast and Welcome: 8:30—9am
Part I: 9—10:30am
Still have questions about recent changes to New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law? Don’t miss this panel discussion on the Nonprofit Revitalization Act. You’ll learn actions nonprofits need to take to be in compliance with the terms of the Act.  Moderator: Robert J. Vanni, senior consultant for Government Relations, NPCC. Panelists: Barbara Schatz, clinical professor of law, Columbia Law School; David Lowden, special counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; and, Linda Manley, legal director, Lawyers Alliance for New York.
Part II: 10:45am—12:30pm
Need guidance on New York lobby laws and tips on how to engage with newly elected officials? Don’t miss this session on nonprofits and lobbying. You’ll learn how to comply with New York State and City lobby laws; how to register and report lobbying activities; practical tips on how to engage with elected officials; and why it’s important for nonprofits to engage with government.  Presenter: Michelle Jackson, general counsel, Human Services Council. Both sessions will be held at UJA, 130 East 59th Street, New York, NY. Hosted by NPCC and Human Services Council, Sponsored by Unemployment Services Trust. 

October 21 (Tuesday)  10am—12noon
NYS Workers’ Compensation Rules
Co-sponsored by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Lawyers Alliance for New York, NPCC and Holland and Knight LLP, this workshop will cover essential information about workers compensation insurance including: the definition of workers compensation insurance and how it differs from disability insurance; which nonprofits must carry workers’ comp and disability coverage; exemptions available to nonprofits; the rules for groups with employees in NY but headquarters elsewhere; how to obtain coverage;  penalties for not complying; and how premium rates are determined. Speaker: Richard G. Liskov, partner, Holland & Knight LLP.

October 22 (Wednesday)  10am—12:30pm
Your Board Members Can Raise Money:  Empowering your Board Members to be Successful Askers
How can we motivate our board members to increase donations? Gregory Cohen, senior associate at Cause Effective, will instruct participants on: how to set goals that stimulate and measure progress; how to sharpen your case for support; how to identify priority targets for personal attention; and who should be the asker. All participants will learn the basic steps in making a face-to-face ask and will complete a practice ask. This workshop is co-sponsored by Citi Community Development, NPCC, CT Association of Nonprofits and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and will help build the capacity of community development nonprofits that serve low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The meeting will be held at Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT.

November 12 (Wednesday)  10am—12noon
Overcoming Fundraising Complacency on Long-Standing Boards of Directors
Rekindle the spirit of fundraising among your board, including adding new fundraising enthusiasts and losing the fundraising-shy “old guard” without losing friends. Learn how to assess your board’s fundraising strengths and weaknesses, and dramatically shift its fundraising culture. Even if your board has gone years without embracing its fundraising duties, with the right strategies you can raise their sights and boost their abilities to enthusiastically turn friends and fans into year-round supporters. Presenter: Gregory Cohen, senior associate, Cause Effective.

November 13 (Thursday)  9:30—11:30am
Financial Managers Workshop: Accounting and Reporting Requirements under the Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Led by CPA Karen Kowgios, this workshop will review the accounting and reporting requirementsunder theNonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and compare them to IRS requirements. As time permits we’ll open the session to questions from those attending. Please email the topic you are interested in to Danielle Penabad at dpenabad@npccny.org.

November 20 (Thursday)  2—5:30pm
2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation
The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards honor outstanding management and governance practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. Join us as this year’s three winners participate in a Best Practices Workshop to share their management strengths and detail the strategies that led to their selection. The Awards Presentation and a reception will follow. The event will be held at Citi, 399 Park Avenue, 12th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY.


Registration is Required: Click on the workshop title above to register. Attendance may be limited to one person per 501(c)(3) member organization. By registering for a workshop you are making a firm commitment to attend. If you must cancel, please provide at least 48 hours notice so that someone else can take your place. Meetings begin and end on time so please plan your travel and schedules accordingly. If a workshop is marked as sold out, members may still sign up for a wait list in the event that a seat becomes available.

Unless noted otherwise, workshops are open only to NPCC's 501(c)(3) members and are held at NPCC's office at 135 West 36th Street, 15th Floor (between Broadway and 7th Avenue), New York NY, 10018. NPCC is a scent-free environment. Please do not use scented products when attending a meeting.