November 18 (Wednesday)  8:30am—12:30pm
2015 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 panel will be moderated by Stephanie Thomas, president of Stetwin Consulting and NPCC board member. The Awards Presentation and a reception will follow. The event will be held at CUNY Graduate Center Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

December 2 (Wednesday)  9:30—11am
Advocacy & Lobbying for Nonprofits
Nonprofits play a vital role in advocating for social issues and informing and influencing public policy. Yet many nonprofit executives are unclear about the laws surrounding lobbying and political activity. Join us for a seminar that will help you to learn about what is and what is not considered lobbying, how much lobbying a public charity can do, and what your organization needs to do to protect its tax status while engaging in these activities. Presenters: John Bennett and Kevin Roe, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.  This session is co-sponsored by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Foundation Center, NPCC, Human Services Council and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.  The session will be held at The Foundation Center at 32 Old Slip, New York, NY. 

December 10 (Thursday)  9:30—11am
Establishing a Banking Relationship: How to Look Your Best
A lot more goes into a loan decision then just financial information. Learn how to package your organization to reduce your loan rate and improve you loan terms. What kind of financial information are banks looking for? Who should you bring to the meeting with the bank? What should you wear? How should you present your institution? Should you offer a bank your operating relationship in exchange for a great loan? Learn the answer to these questionsand more by attending this interactive discussion led by Paula Park, senior relationship manager at BankUnited.

December 15 (Tuesday)  9:30—11:30am
Navigating the Charitable Solicitation Regulation Maze
Nonprofit organizations that solicit charitable donations regionally or nationally are faced with a multitude of state regulatory obligations. Even with the advent of the Unified Registration Statement, the supplemental information required by many states makes navigating the maze of financial and compliance reporting requirements under state solicitation laws a daunting experience for nonprofits. This workshop will help participants untangle the process of charitable state registration and understand how more recent forms of solicitation, including on line fundraising, cause-marketing, and text messaging are regulated. Cliff Perlman is partner at Perlman and Perlman LLP, which has been providing nonprofits with fundraising registration and compliance services in the United States for over fifty years.

Registration is Required: Click on a 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.