As the holiday season approaches, we want to thank you for all that you do for the New York communities and celebrate your success!
On  Monday, December 18 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, enjoy light refreshments and food with NPCC staff and colleagues.  Click here to RSVP .
All workshops are held at NPCC unless otherwise noted.
Thurs., December 7, 2017
9:30am - 11:30am
Area of ExcellenceInformation Technology

As in-house infrastructure ages and bandwidth costs continue to fall, nonprofit organizations are in a great position to take advantage of cloud technology. What functions should move to the cloud? How will security needs be addressed?

During the session we will discuss a broad range of cloud computing trends. We will review different designs and provide examples of how some agencies are working in a hybrid or full cloud environment. This will be an interactive session catering to specific questions attendees have about cloud computing, including ballpark costs.   Click here to register .
Wed., January 17, 2018
9:30am - 11:30am
Area of Excellence:
Financial Management

The drivers of real estate projects are diverse: an upcoming lease expiration, a shift in mission, new leadership, evolving physical needs, and more. Coupled with the difficulties of securing affordable space, many nonprofits struggle to determine the right next move for their real estate. In this workshop, professionals from Denham Wolf will provide a nonprofit-specific overview of leasing and acquisition in New York City, including key differences in timing, financial impact, and extent of site control. To help illustrate these differences, the decision making process of two recent case studies will be mapped out using a live Excel model.  Click here to register .
Thurs., January 18, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Area of Excellence:
Information Technology

Information Security & Privacy (also known as Cyber Liability) insurance is quickly becoming one of the most important and sought after coverages in the insurance marketplace. As recent claims studies have suggested that nonprofits represent the third most breached sector, it is important for all nonprofits, small and large, to understand their cyber security risks and the utilization of a cyber-policy as a method of risk transfer.

The presentation will provide a background to the variety of cyber risks - from extortion to privacy law - that all nonprofits face and shed light on the potential claims that may arise for those nonprofits that suffer a breach. The presentation will also describe the basic coverages afforded under a Cyber Liability policy. Lastly, we will introduce our NPCC Cyber Liability program. Click here to register.
Wed., January 24, 2018
9:30am - 11:30am
Area of Excellence:
Results & Impact

Strategic planning is one of the most important management tools successful organizations can employ. But organizations often feel the pressure to take on strategic planning before they are ready. Or they believe a strategic plan will solve all their current challenges when an alternative might be more suitable. How do you know your organization is ready to take on a strategic planning project? What can you do to prepare your organization for a successful strategic planning process? What alternatives do you have if you're not ready? This interactive workshop will explore these questions and provide attendees with the tools to assess their organization's readiness for strategic planning.  Click here to register .
Thurs., January 25, 2018
9:30am - 11:30am
Area of Excellence:
Fundraising & Resource Development

How can you make sure the time you spend of fundraising is being invested most wisely? How can you assure that your daily choices on how to spend your time will add-up to achieving your nonprofit's fundraising goals. This session will help executive directors and development directors align their limited time and resources to get the greatest fundraising impact both immediate and in the long-term.  Click here to register .
To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .
The Gathering, The Field
Sun., January 14, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm and 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Gathering is a forum for intergenerational black female artists to support one another and to advocate for greater cultural equity and acknowledgement in contemporary dance. The Field is leading workshops on self-producing as well as how to engage communities in and through your work in a thoughtful, inclusive way. Included with admission to The Gathering 2018. Click here for more information.
Wed., January 17, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906, New York, NY 10038

In FY17 NYSCA awarded 1,926 grants to 1,229 artists and organizations totaling $41,287,075. If you are considering applying in 2018, join The Field's Deputy Director Shawn René Graham for information on eligibility, tips on writing a competitive application, and guidelines for applying as a 501(c)(3) or a with fiscal sponsor. Attendance is strongly encouraged if you are a first-time applicant. Space is limited. Free for Members of The Field and NPCC. Click here to register.
Wed., January 24, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
36 Battery Pl, New York, NY
$30 - 150

This year's Nonprofit BoardCon will be focused on the collaboration of staff and boardroom. Discussions include board responsibilities, diversity and inclusion, governance practices, and fiduciary responsibility.  Click here for more information and registration.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Thurs., February 15 - 
Fri., February 16, 2018
Stanford, CA
Early Bird tickets available through December 8, 2017; Livestream tickets available for purchase
Save $75 as an NPCC member using code NPCC18

This year's Data on Purpose will be a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, examining some of the larger forces for good and ill shaping public discourse and action (from click-tivism to cyber-hate, from movement-building to fake news), and presenting emerging technologies and tools that can make the work of social innovation more efficient and effective.  Click here for more information and registration.
April 11 -  13, 2018
New Orleans, LA
NPCC members get a special discount of $300

NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network will hold its annual Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans from April 11 - 13, 2018. With more than 100 practical and accessible sessions, a bustling exhibit hall, career center, and lots of opportunities to network, the conference is a great opportunity to level up your skills. This event is guaranteed to be friendly, supportive, and fun-be sure to check it out!  Click here for more details .
Notice of Public Hearing from the NYC Commission on Human Rights
On Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30pm, The New York City Commission on public hearing is hosting a public hearing at the CUNY School of Law on sexual harassment in the workplace. Representatives from diverse industries, both advocates and workers, will have the opportunity to share experiences, provide input on policy change and government response, and direct the public discourse on this issue. The public hearing, co-sponsored by the NY Women's Foundation, will have a panel of six commissioners who will be listening to the testimony and asking questions. Click here for more information.
TAKE ACTION: Protect Public Trust In America's Charitable Nonprofits
The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have passed separate versions of tax reform. The difference between the bills must be negotiated in what's called a conference committee made up of a dozen or more Representatives and Senators who will be named soon. We need your help in convincing all in Congress, and particularly the "tax conferees," to preserve nonprofit non-partisanship  and to reject any changes to the Johnson Amendment .

Each bill contains multiple provisions that would harm the ability of charitable nonprofits to advance our missions. The most damaging is Section 5201 of the House-passed bill; it would radically change the longstanding, vital protection in law for non-partisanship  of charitable, religious, and philanthropic organizations, known as the Johnson Amendment. Section 5201 would allow political operatives to pressure those organizations to endorse or oppose candidates for public office, and powerful donors to exert even more pressure by giving or threatening to withhold charitable contributions to get the organizations to endorse or oppose candidates the donors prefer. The proposed change would also make political donations - for the first time ever - tax-deductible when funneled through charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations. This provision is NOT in the Senate bill.
All people have a vested interest in preserving the independence and non-partisanship  of the charitable and philanthropic sectors. We urge you to immediately take one or more of these steps .
Step One : Call your Representative and Senators (Capitol switchboard: 202-225-3121) and deliver this important message:
"I'm a constituent and I'm calling in opposition to a very harmful provision in the tax bill that would weaken the Johnson Amendment and politicize charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations against our wishes. The harmful provision is Section 5201 of the House-passed tax bill that is now in a conference committee with the Senate. It is imperative that Senator/Representative [NAME] reach out to every member of the conference committee and tell them the Johnson Amendment language in the House bill must be stripped from the final bill. Thank you."
Step Two Send this message as an Action Alert  to your board members, employees, volunteers, and the people you serve and encourage them to join you in speaking up to preserve the independence and non-partisanship  of the charitable, religious, and philanthropic sectors. 
Step Three : Send tweets. Find your Representative and Senators and send direct messages to their Twitter handles. Make use of those 280 characters to let them know how politicizing charitable nonprofits would affect your organizations' ability to serve the community. Include the period at the start to send directly to your elected officials. Here are some sample tweets:

.[Senator/Representative twitter handle] Tell the tax conferees to strip House Sec. 5201 #JohnsonAmendment language from the final #GOPTaxBill. This provision unacceptably politicizes charitable #nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations and would make political donations tax-deductible.

Your voice matters! Join us in taking a stand for a strong and vibrant nonprofit community.
Temporary Protected Status for Haitians to End July 2019
The Trump Administration will be ending the Temporary Status program, which currently protects approximately 60,000 Haitians, according to the announcement made by Homeland Security on November 20. Haiti has struggled to recover from the earthquake that hit in January 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The program will terminate in July 2019 to allow for people to make arrangements to return to Haiti or risk deportation.
Judge Rules Against DOJ Attempt to Withhold Sanctuary City Funding
On November 15, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can't withhold money from the state of Philadelphia for refusing to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said Philadelphia proved that withholding the grant money would cause irreparable damage, as part of it is used for emergency local matters. Click here to read more.
Government Shutdown?
Government funding, extended to December 6th through a deal made by legislators in October, is set to shut down this week unless Congress acts. Reports of a two-week extension are circulating. If the government shuts down, nonprofits will have to be prepared for delayed payments on grants, delayed payments on benefits to community members, and other services the government provides.
Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission would revoke its 2015 rules mandating net neutrality, potentially setting off a wave of price hikes and limiting internet innovation, if a draft proposal from the FCC Chairman is adopted next month. Many have expressed concern on behalf of smaller organizations, including nonprofits, that costs, internet access, and streaming services could establish an unfair internet class system.
Census 2020
Tribal, state, and local governments have until the December 15, 2017 deadline to register for the Local Update Census Addresses (LUCA) operation and review the U.S. Census Bureau's residential address list for their jurisdictions for the 2020 Census. All active, functioning governments are eligible to submit comments, including federally recognized tribes, states, counties, cities, and townships.
All Three Winners Recognized with the Gold Prize at Historic 2017 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Event
NPCC held its 11th annual New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Presentation & Best Practices Workshop on Friday, December 1 to recognize the exceptional management practices of three winning organizations: Brooklyn Community Services, Children's Aid, and Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC).

At this year's event, the winners engaged in a moderated panel discussion to share with attendees their excellent, innovative, and replicable practices that led to their selection. Afterwards, the prizes were revealed and for the first time in the history of the Awards program, all three winners were awarded the Gold Prize! Along with the cash prize, each winner earned scholarships to Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

Brooklyn Community Services

Children's Aid

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)

Runners up -  Chicken & Egg Pictures Food Bank for New York City , and Girl Be Heard - were also recognized and received Columbia Business School Scholarships.

The Awards program gives applicants the unique opportunity to identify areas for growth and recognize achievement by engaging in a 360-degree review process of their management practices with a 29-member selection committee providing expert feedback. Throughout the nine-month selection process, applicants individually learn and replicable and innovative management practices are shared with the entire nonprofit sector.

To view photographs of the event, visit the NPCC Facebook page.  To read the full announcement, click here.

Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists!
How Can We Better Help You? Let Us Know!
We are so proud to have you as part of the NPCC family! NPCC wants to know how we can better support your hard work and help meet your organization's needs in 2018. Tell us how we can improve our current programs by filling out our annual Membership Satisfaction Survey! It will only take 5 minutes and will enable us to serve you better over the next year. Deadline is January 15, 2018. Click here to begin.
Check Out Your New Education & Training Calendar!
Last month we launched the new Annual Education & Training Calendar so that you and your team can plan your professional development throughout 2018 by knowledge level and Area of Excellence. As an NPCC member, you have access to more than  50 free workshops and forums each year that teach your staff about impact, governance, finance, diversity, human resources , information technology, communications, and fundraising development.

Take full advantage of your membership and check it out!
Exercise Your Nonprofit's Unemployment Insurance Tax Exemption for 2018
Last year, more than 2,100 nonprofits saved $27.8 million on their unemployment claims costs.  By federal law, 501(c)(3)s are allowed to opt-out of the state unemployment tax system, and instead only reimburse the state if and when they have an actual unemployment claim, dollar-for-dollar.  For nonprofits who have lower claims than what they pay in state unemployment taxes, this unique tax alternative can help organizations save up to 60% on UI costs-which is funding that can be redirected toward mission-driven initiatives and the communities in which we serve.
A dedicated partner of NPCC since 2011, UST has been able to help nonprofit organizations lower their unemployment and HR costs through dedicated administrative support, expert claims advice, a live HR hotline, online training courses and outplacement services. In 2016 alone, participating NPCC agencies saved $95,960 by utilizing the UST program. However, time is running out to benchmark your nonprofit's unemployment costs.
If you're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with 10+ employees, you must submit your FREE unemployment cost analysis by December 15 in order to meet the NY state deadline for 2018 enrollment. Use priority code 2017NPCC-E to expedite your request.
Foundation Directory Online - New Benefit for NPCC Members
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) makes your foundation fundraising easier - and more effective. Accelerate your grant seeking activities with FDO . You can now:
  • Identify funding sources more quickly than ever
  • Understand funding patterns and insights through interactive visualizations
  • Build your prospect network, and
  • Win the funding to support your mission 
Tap into FDO's ever-growing source of 140,000+ funders, 7 million+ grants, and 500,000+ recipients today. Members of NPCC can now take advantage of one of the following special offers:
  1. 10% discount on new Annual FDO Essential subscriptions with code: NCNESS10
  2. 25% discount on new Annual FDO Professional subscriptions with code: NCNPRO25. - Discount will reduce to 20% after August 30, 2018
  3. 20% discount on new Biennial subscriptions to FDO Professional subscriptions with code: NCNBPRO20
Valid from September 8, 2017 to August 30, 2018. Please note, the discounts are for new subscriptions only and not available for month-to-month option. Click here to subscribe to FDO.
Coming January 1, 2018: New York Paid Family Leave
Starting January 1, almost all employees who work for private employers in New York will have access to Paid Family Leave (PFL) -- an employee-funded insurance policy that provides job-protected time off to bond with a new child, care for a sick family member, or help relieve pressures when a family member is called to active military service abroad. Benefits phase in over four years. In 2018, employees can take up to eight weeks of time off at 50% of their average weekly wage (AWW), capped at 50% of the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW). By 2021, employees will be able to take up to 12 weeks at 67% of their AWW, capped at 67% of the SAWW.

Private employers are required to obtain PFL coverage (which is generally a rider on their disability insurance policy) and public employers may choose to opt in. Nonprofit organizations are not exempt; however, some classes of employees at nonprofit religious, charitable or education institutions may be exempt (e.g., executive officers, volunteers, clergy, and those engaged in a professional or teaching capacity). Nonprofit employers may voluntarily cover these exempt classes of employees for both disability and PFL benefits. If a nonprofit employer has previously elected to cover an exempt class of employees for disability benefits, those employees will automatically be included in the PFL policy. More information about voluntarily covering exempt employees is provided in Workers' Compensation Law section 212.

For detailed information on PFL, including implementation resources for employers, visit
Announcements From The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
MOCS has announced some important updates in an effort to strengthen their partnership between New York City and the human service nonprofit sub-sector. MOCS oversees New York City procurement and works with City agencies, vendors and community-based organizations to ensure that the contracting process is fair, efficient, transparent and cost-effective. NPCC is a member of the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee, which brings together human services nonprofits, deputy mayors and MOCS.

Advance/Recoupment Policies
Effective July 1, 2017, the City provides at least a 25% advance across all registered human service contracts with recoupment during the last six months of the operating budget. Visit the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee web page for more information.

Digital Audits
All certified public accountants (CPAs) hired by City agencies, or auditors authorized by City agencies to conduct audits of human service contracts, must collect documents during the audit planning exclusively through the HHS Accelerator Document Vault.  For instructions on how to upload and share documents within HHS Accelerator pursuant to the new digital audit policy, please watch the  Digital Audit Policy Video .

VENDEX is now online!
VENDEX is now online with the launch of New York City's Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal ( PASSPort). You will be required to submit your organization's VENDEX package online for upcoming contract award(s) and/or future contracting opportunities with the City. MOCS encourages all providers to file their VENDEX packages early and register for PASSPort training sessions. Nearly 6,000 vendors and providers have already created PASSPort accounts and initiated the filing process.

Discretionary Award Tracker
You can track the status of your organization's City Council discretionary awards through the Award Tracker, which  is updated monthly, with the most recent update on October 24, 2017.
Preapproved 403b Plans for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know
In March 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began issuing advisory and opinion letters to the first preapproved retirement programs described in I.R.C. § 403(b). Learn from our friends at Venable LLP everything you need to know about preapproved 403b Plans for your nonprofit including the advantages and pitfalls.  Click here to continue .
Do You Offer A 403(b) Retirement Plan? You May Want To Consider "Fiduciary Outsourcing"
Many nonprofit organizations provide 403(b) retirement plans to employees, a valuable benefit. But sponsorship of such plans entails the assumption of substantial responsibilities to administer them properly-far from a simple task.

The Plan Document which establishes a 403(b) is typically more than 100 pages long, and goes into great detail about the proper handling of each small aspect of the plan. At the end of this article is a list of 50 distinct mandated tasks which must be addressed, in many cases on specific timetables. Clearly, significant attention and resources must be devoted to this effort.

Issues of potential legal liability must also be considered. The Plan Document must specify one or more "Named Fiduciaries" responsible for managing the plan. For self-administered plans (which are typical) those are usually financial or operating officers or other staff members. Participants in retirement plans are able to file lawsuits if they believe mismanagement has occurred, and audits by the Department of Labor can result in similar actions. Not only can the penalties assessed in such litigation be extremely substantial, but the Named Fiduciaries can be personally liable in many cases! For this reason, fiduciary insurance policies are available.   Click here to continue .

This information was assembled by Jon Goldfarb from an NPCC forum presented by Tom Flemming of Empower, Neal Weaver of Leafhouse, and Michael Wyant of Pentegra.
MEMBER FEATURE Highlights Work of Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services

In a piece by Alex Gladu, Good Shepherd Services' executive director and activist Sr. Paulette LoMonaco shares the importance of service and civic engagement of millennials. Click here to read more.

Meet Your New Membership Manager, Taïna Sanon!
Taïna Sanon joined NPCC in October 2017 as the Membership Manager and works closely with NPCC's Chief Program Officer, Tiloma Jayasinghe, to strategize, envision and implement membership programming and services according to NPCC's strategic plan goals. Prior to joining the NPCC team, Taïna worked for Free Arts NYC and the Brooklyn Historical Society. She is passionate about community building and being a connector for individuals and organizations who want to network and collaborate in order to become stronger as a whole. Taïna holds a degree from NYU's Stern School of Business. Meet Taïna at our Winter Open House on Monday, December 18!
Coro New York Leadership Center

Do you want to lead change more effectively? Build community and shift organizational culture? Increase communication and collaboration across differences? Coro Partners , a new initiative from  Coro New York Leadership Center , offers change management consulting for clients and leadership development experiences for their teams. The Coro Partners approach is experiential and collaborative, and every engagement is custom-designe d. Click here to view the brochureFor more information, contact Meredith Cornelius , Manager of Training and Consulting, at
The White House Fellows
Deadline: January 10, 2018

The application for the 2018-2019 White House Fellowship is now open. The White House Fellowship offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal Government on a strictly non-partisan basis. Selected individuals spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as full-time, paid government employees aiding Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. The Fellowship program year will begin in August 2018 and conclude in August 2019. Click here for more information and to apply.
City and State NY
Thurs., December 7, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

Front Page Roundtable: Disaster Management will convene leaders across industry sectors including government, advocacy, business and media to examine New York's policy on public safety, security, resiliency, intelligence, counter-terrorism and emergency management. Given the recent natural disasters in Texas and Puerto Rico, violence in Las Vegas, and again another terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan, this event will focus broadly on Disaster Management.

This event will feature 4 top government leaders - Jainey Bavishi,  Director of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Mayor's Office;  Senator Tom Croci,  Chair, Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection;  Joseph W. Pfeifer,  Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, FDNY; and  Council Member Mark Treyger,  Chair, Committee on Recovery and Resiliency of New York - to sit in a "Fireside Chat" format with the editorial team at City & State and a leading NY industry trade publication. The most important topics will be addressed openly and interactively over breakfast for an exclusive group of leading decision-makers, business leaders, policy analysts, advocacy groups and journalists.  Click here to register .
Thurs., December 7, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
113 West 60th Street, South Lounge, New York, NY 10023

The panel, Nonprofit Leadership: The Challenge to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion, organized by the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders will present the research data, discuss the causes for the disparity, and question common assumptions as well as explore new paradigms to bring race equity and inclusion to the nonprofit sector. 
Click here to register .
Thurs., December 7, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), New York, NY

The next Speaker of the New York City Council has an essential in ensuring that New York City women and non-binary New Yorkers thrive. Learn how Speaker candidates can continue moving policy to lift communities while building on the legacy of leadership before them. 
Click here to register .
Grantspace, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, NPCC, Human Services Council
Tues., December 12, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am (check-in 9:15am)
32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

Nonprofits play a vital role in advocating for social issues as well as informing and influencing public policy. Many nonprofit executives are unclear about laws surrounding lobbying and political activity. In the face of our current social and political climate where a rapid response is often required, it's important for nonprofits to stay abreast of regulations around advocacy and lobbying.

Join us for a seminar where skilled attorneys will help you learn about:
  • what is and what is not considered lobbying;
  • how much lobbying a public charity can do;
  • what the federal tax rules related to advocacy and lobbying are; and
  • what your organization needs to do to protect its tax status while engaging in these activities.
John N. Bennett, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Kevin E. Roe, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
September 7, 2018 - May 20, 2019
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Few leaders are fully prepared to become the CEO of a nonprofit organization, regardless of their previous experience.  The Great Leaders Program is an executive certificate program; participants successfully completing the program will be awarded a Certificate in Executive Leadership from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.  This program is designed to produce knowledgeable, tested leaders who aspire to executive positions in the nonprofit sector.  This is a 10-month, on-campus, one-Monday-night-a-week, intensive program, designed to prepare the next generation of nonprofit CEOs and other C-suite executives who work with them.  Click here for more information .
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- A Sister's Hand
- Denare Youth, Inc.
- Foundation for the Advancement of Society Ltd.
- Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, Inc.
- Man Up! Inc.
- New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment
- Seniors Helping Seniors
- The Bronx Neighborhood Housing Services CDC, Inc.
A/B Testing Guide: How To Do It and What To Test
Mail Chimp, Whole Whale

Benchmarks and demographic data help to give an idea of what kinds of messaging audiences will respond to but you can never really know unless you test. A/B testing, also known as split testing, is when you send 2 versions of an email to a segment of your audience and track which one gets the most opens or clicks. Whichever one wins is sent to the rest of your list. If the process sounds tedious, many email marketing services like MailChimp have automated it to make it easy - even for email beginners. Whether you are just dipping your toes into this tool or looking to dive deeper, here is a testing guide to answer all your questions.  Click here to learn more .
Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund - Call for Proposals
Cause Effective
Deadline: December 6, 2017

Grants of up to $45,000 are available to minority-led and serving community-based organizations for capacity-building activities including fundraising planning, new donor development, and all aspects of board governance including recruitment, leadership development, committee effectiveness and clarification of board-staff roles. The application is due December 6, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply.
Community Progress Makers Fund
Citi Foundation
Deadline: December 18, 2017

The Citi Foundation has announced the expansion of the Community Progress Makers Fund, through an investment of an additional $20 million in leading nonprofit organizations across six U.S. cities. Building upon the success of the first 40 Community Progress Makers, the Fund will provide unrestricted grant funding to community-based organizations working to tackle longstanding urban economic challenges for low-income residents. Two-year core operating support grants of up to $500,000 each will be available to nonprofits in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Community Progress. The deadline to apply is December 18, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit .
NYC Food Waste Fair Microgrant Program
The Foundation for New York's Strongest, Inc.
Deadline: January 8, 2018

Over the summer, the Foundation for New York's Strongest hosted the inaugural  N.Y.C. Food Waste Fair. Through ticket sales and sponsorship for that event, which comprised an array of vendor displays and panel discussions, the nonprofit raised around $100,000, $50,000 of which was earmarked for the incentive program  for small local businesses.  The $50,000 will be allocated out in microgrants totaling no more than $2,000 for individual small business applicants, and $5,000 should a group of businesses in a neighborhood decide to work together on a proposal and apply collectively. Click here for more information and to apply.
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 8, 2018, 2:00pm

Public Health Solutions (PHS), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV), announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP). NYC DOHMH is seeking appropriately qualified contractors to establish programs that provide Medical Case Management (Care Coordination) Services for individuals who are HIV-infected and meet the eligibility criteria for services. For more information and associated documents, click here.
Do you need to rent a meeting, office or event space? Do you have space to rent? NPCC connects you through our Space Ads. These Ads are solely for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with office space available, those seeking space, or those with meeting or conference space for rent in the New York City area.

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 1,750 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.
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Board Officers: 
Ian J. Benjamin, Chair
Vice Chair: Robert Acton
Treasurer: Charlene Laniewski
Secretary: Merble Reagon

Board Members: Victoria Bailey, Richard Burns, Esq., Greg Cohen, 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, Richard Souto, Sarah (BJ) Sung, Stephanie Thomas, Eileen Torres, Jo-Ann Yoo; Sharon Stapel, President ex officio
Michael Clark, President Emeritus |  Jonathan A. Small, Esq., President Emeritus |  Peter Swords, Esq., President Emeritus |  John E. Craig, Jr., Cha irman Emeritus

Copyright © 2017 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.