Issue April 2016
Welcome to the new NPCC New York Nonprofits newsletter!
Your monthly newsletter is now paperless! All your important news and resources are still here but now in a convenient and user-friendly interface.  Where are the old issues? Don't worry, you can still view previous articles and old issues through our brand new website by clicking the 'NEWS' tab.


Wednesday, April 13th
9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday, April 19th
9:30am - 11:30am

Thursday, April 21st
10:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 4th
9:30am - 11:30am

Thursday, May 12th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thursday, May 26th
9:30am - 11:30am

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here.

Did you attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members? Tell us what you think!

Take NPCC's first-ever Needs Assessment Survey and help us understand what more we can be doing for our nonprofit members and the sector as a whole.  This will inform what we can offer as we seek to find new ways to support you, your organization and it's mission.

By participating, you will help NPCC to be a better champion for you - we want to meet your needs, address your concerns and strengthen your voice so that we can support the nonprofit sector and the community we all serve in NYC.   Click here to begin survey!

NPCC Launches Revamped Application for Nonprofit Excellence Awards
It takes more than passion to achieve your mission - it takes strong management.  NPCC is excited to announce the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards produced by NPCC in collaboration with The Trust and Philanthropy New York, and sponsored by WNYC.  

Now in its tenth year, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program teaches, recognizes, and encourages outstanding management practices among the New York City area's large and diverse nonprofit community. More than a chance for prize money, the Awards process is a unique opportunity for nonprofits to improve their management practices. Organizations that go through this process engage in 360-degree review of their management strategies in Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence

The 2016 Awards application process has been revamped and streamlined to be more accessbile to all nonprofits. The process now begins with a quick application readiness assessment. If your organization is considering applying, join us at one of our upcoming Application Clinics to learn more about these and other improvements to this year's application and selection processes. Click on one of the dates below to register to attend a clinic near you!  
· Friday, April 15, 2016  - NPCC, Manhattan
·  Wednesday, April 20, 2016  - Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island
·  Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Hostos Workforce Center, Bronx
·  Friday, April 22, 2016 - WEBINAR
·  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - NPCC, Manhattan
·  Friday, May 6, 2016 - Warner Library, Tarrytown, Westchester

2016 Annual Meeting of Members & Panel Discussion
NPCC held its Annual Meeting of Members at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the JPMorgan Chase offices at 4 MetroTech, in Downtown Brooklyn with 231 members, vendor representatives and honored guests in attendance. This year's meeting kicked off a sector conversation on diversity and inclusion and how it engenders nonprofit excellence with a p anel discussion moderated by New York Women's Foundation's Ana Oliveira and featuring Janessa Cox, Head Of Diversity & Inclusion of AB; Clarence Patton, Founder of the Pipeline Project and Tanya Odom, Global Consultant and Leadership Coach.

We also welcomed newly elected board member, Tuhina De O'Connor, Director of Development, Partnership for Palliative Care.  Click here to read more.

Risk Management Report Released in Wake of FEGS Closing
This new report by SeaChange Capital Partners and Oliver Wyman on Risk Management for Nonprofits includes a comprehensive, bottom-up financial analysis of NYC's nonprofit sector. It also lays out concrete steps that nonprofits can take to reduce their risk of failure.  Click here to read more.

First Lady of New York Announces Initiative to Address Mental Health
On March 23rd First Lady of NY Chirlane McCray held a press conference to formally announce 14 new partnerships created with community-based organizations to provide mental health support throughout the 5 boroughs.  The Connections To Care initiative, part of the ThriveNYC mental health action plan, will potenitally reach 40,000 New Yorkers over the next 5 years.  Click here to read more.

2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Gold Winner Raises over $700,000! 
New York Common Pantry held its annual ' Fill The Bag ' Benefit and raised a whopping $712,000. The funds raised will help feed an average 2,000 families every week this year.  Click here to read more.
#PATH2EXCEL Workshops
To cap off the 2015 Awards, NPCC is offering a series of Pathways to Excellence workshops to share best practices of past winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The series is dedicated to sharing practices and strategies that work to achieve management excellence. 

Each Pathways workshop is based on one of the   Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence   and will showcase panelists from our roster of 29 winning organizations over the last nine years, and a member of the 2015  Selection Committee   as moderator. The workshops will feature a panel discussion, a practical exercise specific to each topic and an interactive question and answer session. Keep an eye on our workshop calendar for upcoming sessions.

For organizations considering applying for the 2016 Awards
, these workshops present an opportunity to hear about the management practices and strategies that led to each winner's selection.

April 8, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
April 22, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

May 18, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Nonprofits employ more individuals than the construction, transportation, publishing, and utilities industries combined. This is why it is so important to ensure your voice is heard! 
· Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
· Custom Collaborative
The Mission-Infused Nonprofit CFO
Written by Russ Pomeranz, finance expert and member of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee, this white paper addresses the need for alignment between mission and finance for organizational success.

From now until Tuesday, November 8, 2016, politics will be inescapably in the air-and in the workplace. Employees will be talking, sometimes arguing, and sometimes participating in one campaign or another. Nonprofits should take note of what they may be required to do or prohibited from doing about their employees' desire to participate in the electoral process.

Announcing the 4th Annual Nonprofit Consultants Institute
May 3rd & 4th, 2016
Nonprofit Consultants Institute
The Nonprofit Consultants Institute is a two-day, highly interactive course that will provide concrete tools and practical knowledge needed to build and sustain a successful consulting practice. The Institute will educate, inspire, and support consultants dedicated to the highest professional and ethical standards.
CRE Announces 2nd Year of 'Rising Fund'
Community Resource Exchange (CRE) is pleased to announce the second year of the CRE Rising Fund, which will provide pro bono consulting services for up to five small, dynamic organizations in the Bronx and Queens. The CRE Rising Fund was developed out of CRE's mission to serve nonprofit organizations that have deep roots in their communities and who are working to fight poverty and advance opportunity. 
For more information and to apply, click here.

Donation Do's & Don'ts: Events, In-Kind Contributions and Confusing Issues
Better Business Bureau
Wednesday April, 20th
This program will reveal how executives can successfully address common donation issues, and will also include best practice tips.
New York Nonprofits is a monthly publication of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. (NPCC).
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Board Officers: 
Ian J. Benjamin, Chair
Vice Chairs: Robert Acton, Joyce M. Bove, Richard Burns, Gregory Cohen, Barbara Schatz
Treasurer: Charlene Laniewski
Secretary: Merble Reagon

Board Members: Victoria Bailey, Diana Davenport, Leslie Goldman, Ronda Kotelchuck, Patricia Kozu, Antoinette La Belle, Larry Lee, Sheila Lewandowski, Roland Lewis, Carolyn McLaughlin,  Tuhina De O'Connor,  Karen Pearl, Michael Seltzer, Emily Smith, JoAnn D. Smith, Richard Souto, Sarah (BJ) Sung, Stephanie Thomas, Eileen Torres, G. Robert Watts, Jo-Ann Yoo; Sharon Stapel, President ex oficio
Michael Clark, President Emeritus |  Jonathan A. Small, Esq., President Emeritus |  Peter Swords, Esq., President Emeritus |  John E. Craig, Jr., Cha irman Emeritus

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