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DECEMBER 2016
Tell Us How You Really Feel
To meet the needs of the sector and our constituents we count on your opinions and feedback!
All workshops are held at NPCC unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 13
10:30am - 12:00pm

Thursday, January 12
9:30am - 11:30am

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .
D on 't forget to RSVP for the

Get a sneak peek at NPCC's strategic goals for 2017 and beyond. We want you to be the first to know where we are going and we want your thoughts about how we get there.

Meet the staff, enjoy light refreshments, and network with fellow members!
 

INSIDE NPCC
The 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Winners Are...
The 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Presentation and Best Practices Workshop  was held Friday, December 2 nd  at the New York Academy of Medicine.  The event is one of the largest nonprofit regional gatherings and this year was no different. Over 350 attendees enjoyed Networking Breakfast sessions sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Your Part-Time Controller, LLC, and Empower Retirement followed by the Best Practices Workshop which included a panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Thomas, CFRE, NPCC Board member and President of Stetwin Consulting. During the Awards Presentation Lorie Slutsky, President of the New York Community Trust, announced the Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize winners:

Jewish Board
Gold Prize

Neighbors Link
Silver Prize

Per Scholas
Bronze Prize

Cash prizes and scholarships for the  Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise  will be awarded to the three winners. The three runner-ups New York City Outward Bound Schools New York Peace Institute , and  The Children's Aid Society  -  also received over $31,000 in scholarships to the Columbia Programs.

Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of this year's awards and to all who attended.  Click  here to read full press release .

If your organization is considering applying for the 2017 cycle, take the readiness assessment.
"We know that strong nonprofits change the world. And we support you."


The election has impacted each of us, and all of us collectively, in myriad ways, but there is one universal truth: the future of our country, and  our work, will change  over the next four years, though it  may not be clear at this moment how . Nonprofits are the conduits, the connectors, and the heart of communities. We help those most vulnerable. We create and share culture. We educate. We care for the health and well-being of New Yorkers. So we must prepare for change. Click here to continue reading the President's message.
INSIDE NONPROFITS
Nonprofit Revitalization Act Amendments Signed Into Law
On November 28, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law Amendments designed to improve the 2013 Nonprofit Revitalization Act . These improvements focus on related  party transactions, independent directors, conflicts of interest and Board Committee structure and roles . The changes go into effect on May 27, 2017, 180 days after the Governor signed the law, except for the amendment to NPCL § 713(f), relating to the chair of the board, which is effective on January 1, 2017.  NPCC worked with our partner, the Lawyers Alliance of New York, to support these changes which we believe give nonprofits more clarity about nonprofit regulation.
New Overtime Regulations ON HOLD
On November 22nd Federal Judge Amos L. Mazzant III temporarily blocked the implementation of the new  Overtime Final Rule , originally set to begin on December 1, 2016. In this case, the Judge found that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority in adding a salary test to the existing duties test when determining eligibility for overtime. No date has been announced for a full ruling or when the hold will be lifted; however, on December 1, 2016 the US Department of Labor filed an appeal of the temporary injunction.

Prior to this ruling, NPCC - in partnership with  Lawyers Alliance of New York - created an O vertime Regulations Flowchart to provide guidance on the federal regulations. We will keep you posted on new developments as they come. Click here to view and download .
New Fee for 2017 CFC Participants
The federal Office of Personnel Management announced November 9 that all organizations seeking to participate in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will be required to pay a non-refundable upfront fee, in addition to a listing fee and a distribution fee assessed against contributions. This new fee which applies to any nonprofit that is not affiliated with a fund has been met with pushback by many including United Way and Maryland Nonprofits.  Click here to read more .
Nonprofits and Financial Difficulty Aiding Overseas
Some charities that help refugees from Syria and the Middle East are having a hard time finding banks that will work with them. Due to federal regulations designed to stop money laundering and covert financing of terrorism, banks are finding it more beneficial to close accounts than to work with some charities. In some cases, banks are severing ties without warning or giving the charity a chance to appeal.  Click here to read more .
Early #GivingTuesday 2016 Estimates Show Record Breaking Numbers
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, the season is off to a great start. According to Blackbaud, there was a 31% increase compared to last year in the number of nonprofits receiving gifts, as of 9 a.m. Giving volume was up 7% compared last year, as of 11 a.m.

A recent article in the Nonprofit Quarterly, however, cautions against assuming all giving will be up and notes that much of the increased giving may have gone to advocacy groups, post-election.  Click here to read more .
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Nonprofit Leaders' Webinar
Tuesday, December 6th 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 7th  1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Funders Leaders' Webinar
Wednesday, December 14th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Nonprofit Finance Fund is offering special webinars to help nonprofit leaders and funders talk openly and plan proactively in response to concerns voiced in the post-election period about the uncertain funding and policy landscape. These webinars are free of charge and will be recorded. Click here for more information and to register.
Thursday, December 15
8:00am - 6:00pm

Learn more about the latest Salesforce announcements and products, including Einstein, Commerce Cloud, Quip, Lightning, and more at the Salesforce World Tour in New York on December 15. Find out how you can connect with your customers in a whole new way. Access the speakers, sessions, keynotes, and more - for FREE. Click here to register.
Thursday, December 15
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Hosted by RoundTable Technology, learn about cost saving options for your organization's internet and voice services. Click here to register.
January 18th, 2017 8:00am - 5:30pm
Pace University - Schimmel Center

NYN Media's first Nonprofit BoardCon will bring together board members and senior executives at an all-day conference to discuss best practices and strategies for nonprofit boards. Learn from senior executives of New York's nonprofit sector, check out what their exhibitors have to offer, and enter to win raffle prizes.  Early bird tickets are extended until December 15th. Click here to RSVP.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Looking for a fundraising opportunity for your organization? Yankee Stadium is currently looking for nonprofits to work their concessions stands. The stand makes for a great opportunity for fundraising for any number of organizations, as the nonprofit earns 10% of the sales of the stand. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Jaclyn Darigo (HR Manager, Yankee Stadium) at 646-977-8498 or jaclyn.darigo@legends.net.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
* Ivy Enrichment Fund
* East Egg Project Management
* En Foco, Inc.
* Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, Inc.
* I am My Sister
* iEARN-USA
* Kundiman, Inc
* Musicians Foundation, Inc.
* New York Wins, Inc.
* Women's Heart Alliance (A Project of Tides Center)
RESOURCES

This study - conducted by the Charities Regulation and Oversight Project at Columbia Law School and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute - is the first systematic analysis of state-level oversight and regulation of US charities. It has three components:
- a legal analysis of laws pertaining to charities in 56 US jurisdictions;
- a survey of state and territory offices with oversight, regulatory, and enforcement authority over charities;
- and interviews with officials in over two-thirds of those offices. Click here to view full report.
POSTINGS & ADS
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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  hnameri@npccny.org .
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 kjones@npccny.org.

Board Officers: 
Ian J. Benjamin, Chair
Vice Chair: Robert Acton
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

Copyright © 2016 Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. New York Nonprofits is published twelve times a year. Select articles may be reprinted in print form (they may not be printed in any medium other than print form) with the express permission of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.