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Tuesday, August 16th
9:30am - 11:30am

This workshop will be presented by Paula T. Edgar Esq. Principal of PGE, LLC ­ a boutique coaching, speaking and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.
Wednesday, September 21st
10:00am - 11:30am

#GivingTuesday 2016 is 2 months away on 11/29, and it's important to start planning early. This webinar will kick-off the countdown to #GivingTuesday 2016 by teaching participants how to maximize the next few months and lay the foundation for a successful day of giving. We'll share the 10 most important things to do to create an empathetic, engaged, and responsive community that is ready to support you on the biggest giving day of the year, and provide the tools needed to walk away feeling confident about starting to plan for your 2016 #GivingTuesday campaign.

Tuesday, September 27
9:30am - 11:30am

Succession Planning is a process that involves assessing the current market, strengths and weaknesses, and leadership on staff at the organization. In Succession Planning, organizations determine a thoughtful strategy for an eventual leadership transition, ensuring there are robust systems in place at the staff level and board level to support this process and minimize disruption in service. The workshop will walk participants through the development of a succession plan.

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .
We are looking for dynamic and talented people to join the NPCC family! Check out the listings below:

Development Coordinator
The Coordinator is responsible for helping achieve the organization's ambitious fundraising goals to support NPCC programs, services, and operations. The position includes fund development, relationship cultivation, information and data management, and grant writing. Click here for full listing.

Programs Manager
The Manager will work closely with NPCC's Deputy Director to strategize, vision and implement NPCC's programs, in addition to managing NPCC's Nonprofit Excellence Awards, coordinating training and education programs, providing substantive answers for NPCC's Information & Referral Program, managing data related to programs outcomes, and generally supporting NPCC's programs work. Click here for full listing.
NPCC is Announcing Semifinalists for the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards This Week!

NPCC will be announcing the semifinalists for this year's New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards this week. Six of these organizations will be selected as finalists in early October. Three will be selected as winners and announced in late November.

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are now in their 10th year and were created to teach, recognize, and encourage outstanding management practices among New York's large and diverse nonprofit community. Stay tuned and look out for a press release and announcement on NPCC's Facebook, and Twitter pages!

Visit to learn more about the program.

SB8160 and What It Could Mean For 501(c)(3)s
In the next few months, Governor Cuomo is likely to sign SB8160, a bill affecting nonprofit advocacy organizations. The bill would require 501(c)(3) organizations that provide support (cash or in kind) to 501(c)(4) organizations for purposes other than lobbying to disclose their donors and subject others to strict campaign finance rules. For example, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides pro bono legal services, management training, or other non-lobbying support to a 501(c)(4) that is over a certain value may have to disclose all of its donors as a result. This bill is likely to have many unintended consequences on 501(c)(3)s who may work with those advocacy organizations.

NPCC wants to find out what, if any, consequence this bill might have on your organization. This survey is 5 questions long and should take no more than 10 minutes to fill out. Your responses will be used in the aggregate and your organization name and information will remain confidential. Individual responses will not be disclosed without permissionClick here to take the survey.

Charities Will Now Pay A Little Less To Apply For 501(c)(3) Status
The user fee to process the Form 1023-EZ, which is the application for recognition under 501(c)(3) status, has been decreased from $400 to $275 as of July 1, 2016.  Click here to read more via IRS.GOV.

Re-Launch of the NYC Benchmarking Help Center
The New York City Benchmarking Help Center supports property owners in complying with Local Law 84 of 2009 (LL84), a mandate requiring all buildings larger than 50,000 square feet (or groups of buildings within a single property that together are larger than 100,000 square feet) to submit annual energy and water benchmarking reports. The Help Center offers a free, one-stop shop for LL84 information and support with dedicated full-time staff to help improve data quality so data can be better used to make cost saving, energy efficiency decisions. If building owners have questions about deadlines, whether or not a property is covered, how to gather energy and water data, or how to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool, the Help Center is available to assist. For those that still need to comply with LL84 for 2016, the third deadline to avoid a violation and $500 penalty is coming up on November 1st! If you have any questions, email the LL84 Benchmarking Help Center at, call 212-566-LL84, or visit

New Rules and New Form for Organizations Seeking 501(c)(4) Status
On July 8th, the IRS issued new rules and a new electronic form for groups that wish to operate under 501(c)(4) status. The new Form 8976 must be submitted within 60 days of the organization's establishment. The new rules are clear for social welfare and local association groups but a bit blurry for groups involved in lobbying and political activity. Click here for more information.

The NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color recently announced its Fall 2016 Request for Proposals. The Fund seeks proposals around young women's voice and leadership and advancing systemic shifts. The deadline for submitting proposals is August 14, 2016, 11:59 pm. Click here to learn more.

Harvard Business School Club of New York

The Social Innovation Fellowships are presented biennially to leaders of non-profit organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia). Recipients of the 2016 Fellowships will receive a grant payable to their non-profit organization ($20,000 US dollars or equivalent depending on their location) to cover airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with an international trip/s (proposed by each applicant) to visit and research best practice social innovation in their field. Applications close on 9 September 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.

Human Services Council
Wednesday, August 17th 8:30am - 12:00pm

The proposed new FASB standards represent the most significant changes in not-for-profit reporting rules since 1993.

Richard Cole, CPA and Supervising Project Manager at FASB, joined by Sibi Thomas, CPA, Partner and John D'Amico, CPA, Director from Marks Paneth LLP, will be presenting on these new proposed changes and address their effect on financial reporting.  Click here to register.

Harvard Business School Club of New York

If you are a New York area nonprofit that could benefit from a team of Harvard Business School alumni consultants, good news! Community Partners, part of Harvard Business School Club of NY, may be able to help. Community Partners assembles teams of volunteer teams to support non-profit organizations in two ways:
- 3-4 month consulting projects
- high-impact single evening 2-hour brainstorming/visioning sessions.

Teams have worked with over 100 nonprofits in the last three years, tackling a range of business challenges including strategic and expansion planning, marketing, finance, governance, metrics, sustainability, organizational development and operations. For more information contact Click here to apply for this program .

- Al Amana International, Inc.
- Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, Inc.
- Free To Run
- Gibney Dance
- Love Hallie Foundation
- Matriculate
- SOS EB Kids Corp
- New York Aikido Club d/b/a Bond Street Dojo
- Wikimedia New York City
- While We Are Still Here-A Project of New York Live Arts
- Women's Refugee Commission

This helpful guide provides tips on protecting your brand externally as well as within your organization. Learn about controlling account access, provisioning, protocol and how to minimize social media crises.


Employee turnover is costly. Not to mention the lost productivity, lost time, and effort of recruiting and training new employees. So what's making your employees quit?  This white paper from UST reveals the top six reasons employees in the sector quit-based on a survey of over 1,300 nonprofit organization employees last year.
Space Ads  are solely for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with office space available (full-time occupancy only), those seeking office space, or those with meeting or conference space for rent in the New York City area.

Click here to view the latest listings or to post one of your own!

New York Nonprofits is a monthly publication of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. (NPCC).
Editor: Heysha Nameri, Communications Coordinator.  For information or questions about the enewsletter email .
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 more than 1,400 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.
For more information email Membership manager, Kristen Jones at

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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