Issue July 2016
Welcome to NPCC's New York Nonprofits newsletter!
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Thursday, July 21st
9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, July 26th
9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday, July 26th
12:00pm - 12:30pm

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .

In conversations about boards, we inevitably gravitate towards the "F" words - finance and fundraising. But an effective board's role and responsibilities go far beyond a fiduciary one. At the "Pathways to Excellence in Governance," a panel discussion moderated by Ann Marie Thigpen, America Needs You and Graham Windham discussed major components of board governance and shared their best practices in  five areas under the umbrella of governance. Click to read more .

Nonprofit Excellence Awards Applicant Pool in a Nutshell

The 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards are underway in partnership with The Trust and Philanthropy New York, sponsored by WNYC, and supported by The Clark Foundation and RSM US.
The Awards provide applicants with an in-depth review of their management practices in Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence that are nationally-recognized. The expert Selection Committee is working hard to evaluate this year's applicant organizations. These 58 organizations are eligible to learn from the Selection Committees' detailed feedback, and winners will receive $60,000 in prizes, scholarships for the Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, mentions on WNYC...and let's not forget bragging rights! Ten semifinalists will be announced early next month. This year's applicants represent the broader New York nonprofit community, varying in mission and size, from all counties across the five New York City boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester. Our infographic shows a detailed breakdown of the pool. Click here to view infographic.

Diverse Boards: Moving Beyond Rhetoric Panel - Recap
On Tuesday June 21, NPCC and Philanthropy New York held a joint panel titled "Diverse Boards: Moving Beyond Rhetoric." This panel delved deeper into the diversity and inclusion conversation that was featured during NPCC's Annual Meeting this past March. The goal of this panel was to move beyond the rhetoric and the understanding that diversity and inclusion are important for a board, and for the institution at large, and engage key stakeholders in tangible methods and practices on how to actually build inclusive and diverse practices into their organizations.

This panel was moderated by Tanya Odom, featured opening conversation between NPCC's President, Sharon Stapel, and Philanthropy New York's President, Ronna Brown, and a panel discussion with Kimberly Harris of America Needs You and Jamie Mayer, a board member of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Click here to read full recap.

Nonprofits Could Soon Be Exempt From Donor Disclosure
Introduced in April by  Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois, the bill amends Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the requirement of donor information (e.g. name, address) in annual returns.
"There is no reason we should require charities to expend valuable resources to compile and send any more information than the IRS needs to do its job. We're not changing the law, just eliminating the requirement to file an extra form the IRS doesn't need anyway." -Rep. Peter Roskam
NY Women's Foundation Announces 'The Young Women's Initiative'
Started in New York City, with the New York City Council, the Young Women's Initiative, is the nation's first-ever cross-sector campaign that will close the disparities that young women of color experience and ensure equal opportunity. Created with the leadership of young women of color and community leaders at the center, it brings together other advocates, researchers, policy experts, philanthropy, and government. Click here to full announcement by President and CEO of NYWF, Ana Oliveira.

New York Nonprofit's 2nd annual 40 Under 40 celebrates 40 Rising Stars in the nonprofit world under the age of 40. Congratulations to the stars at NPCC Member Organizations:
- Marc Climaco, Ford Foundation- FUNDER
- Kevin Douglas, United Neighborhood Houses
- Kimberly A. Harris, America Needs You
- Joshua Hoffman, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
- Mike Hollis, Services for the UnderServed
- Kelly Lennon-Martucc, Henry Street Settlement
- Katie Leonberger, Community Resource Exchange
- Jess Lopez, New York Cares
- William Miller, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
- Sarah Nannery, Goodwill Industries NYNJ
- Jill Poklemba, The Fortune Society
- Alexis R. Posey, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
- Kristina Reintamm, Brooklyn Community Services
- Alex Rodriguez, United Way of New York City
- Amanda Saake, Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery, The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies
- Jose Luis Sanchez, Citymeals on Wheels

CRE Announces 2016 CRE Rising Fund Awardees
Community Resource Exchange (CRE) announced the five nonprofit awardees of the CRE Rising Fund, a pro bono consulting initiative now in its second year. The awardees cover a broad range of impact areas,  from services for Muslim women  and children and the LGBQT community, to entrepreneurship and emerging technology  education programs. Each  will each receive customized consulting services from CRE to  strengthen their organizations and serve their communities more effectively.  The consultation projects will kick off in July, starting with a needs assessment period  between CRE and the awardee. Click here to view press release.

On June 15th, UJA Federation held their annual Summerfest Concert featuring The Fray and  recognized Stacy Hoffman of Great Neck, NY, with the prestigious Robert S. Boas Award for philanthropic and community leadership. The event raised over $2 Million to support programs like Supplies for Success, which provides backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 10,000 children. (h/t NYN BUZZ)

Vivian Nixon and CCF Helps Women With Criminal Convictions Get A Second Chance
Featured in, Vivian Nixon shares her experience as Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship - an organization that helped her when she left prison. CCF's academic program helps previously incarcerated women to attend and graduate college. Click here to read full feature in
Accessible and Inclusive Restrooms

Two important resources offering best practices that ensure that ALL employees, including transgender staff, have access to appropriate restroom facilities.

2015 Nonprofit Compensation Report

The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. This authoritative report gives nonprofits the information they need to establish appropriate compensation and demonstrate to grantmakers, oversight agencies, and individual donors that the salaries and benefits they offer are justified. Click here to view full report.

New Budgeting and Fiscal Management Tools at

FMA and The Wallace Foundation have worked together for several years to develop and maintain a suite of fiscal and operational tools for nonprofits. Check out this free resource for all nonprofits with worksheets, templates, a program-based budget builder, and more!  Click here to visit .


This survey is to help investment advisors at Meritam understand the challenges that nonprofits face in investing their endowments and other financial assets. All responses are confidential. The survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here to begin survey.

- American Friends of the Royal Naval Museum Inc.
- Da African Village
- New American Leaders Project
- Rockaway Youth Task Force
- The Art Students League of New York
- The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.
Monday, July 11
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Whether or not your nonprofit has in-house lawyers, the complex array of today's legal, financial, and other risks as well as opportunities for new growth and revenue streams requires the use of outside counsel. The breadth and depth of outside legal experience is simply not a luxury most nonprofits can do without. But not every engagement of outside counsel is the same, and there are countless tricks of the trade that can create much more value for your organization in these engagements.

For those interested in competing for an opportunity to serve at the highest levels of government, consider submitting an application to become a White House Fellow. White House Fellowships offer exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Founded in 1964, the President's Commission on White House Fellowships is the nation's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. After a competitive application process, selected individuals spend a year in Washington, DC working as a full-time, paid Fellow to Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. Applications are due in January of each year, and those selected begin serving as Fellows the following September. To learn more,  click here.

Pro Bono Partnership & Jackson Lewis
Sept 23, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Join Pro Bono Partnership and Jackson Lewis PC for this one-day, in-depth review of the employment laws and regulations affecting human resources management. Topics include risk management, discrimination, hiring process, and more. Click here for more information and to register.

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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