MAY 2019

All trainings will be held at NPCC in May. Starting June 1, all trainings will be held at our new location.
Tues., May 7
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This fun, interactive workshop on grammar and style in the nonprofit workplace is designed to help individuals improve their own writing and move their organizations toward using standard style guidelines.
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This workshop will cover what outcome measurement is (and what it is not), offering practical steps you can take right away.
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This workshop will assist organizations in developing multi-year financial projections as part of a their long-term planning process.
1-2 p.m.

This session will provide valuable advice for developing your major gift pipeline through a more aggressive and disciplined approach to prospect identification and engagement. 

The  Declaration of Nonprofit Rights is NPCC's bold vision for a powerful nonprofit sector. It is NPCC's north star, the guiding principles that form the basis of our worldview of the sector's needs and potentials, and in turn, guide our day-to-day public policy work to meet those needs and potential.  The Declaration lays out four principles of rights and responsibilities:
  • We have a right to sustainable resources and a responsibility to serve our communities well.
  • We have a right to engage in advocacy and a responsibility to share our expertise.
  • We have a right to be fairly treated as a workforce and a responsibility to champion equity.
  • We have a right to be powerful forces of change and a responsibility to advance the future of all communities.
Be a Part of NPCC's Declaration! 
Tell us why you think these principles are important! We want to know why you support NPCC's Declaration of Nonprofit Rights , and the principles of sustainability , advocacy , equity , and power.

Download and fill out the sign at   Take a picture of you (and your colleagues!) with the sign, and post it on Twitter with the hashtag #NPCCDeclaration. (And tag @npccny .)  We'll be sharing tagged photos in our Facebook album . We can't wait to hear, and share, what you stand for.

Take Our 2019 Salary Survey and Get the Final Report for Free!
NPCC's 2019 Salary Survey is out, and we need your help by filling it out! The more responses we get, the more comprehensive the results will be.   This survey will result in our 2019 Salary Report, and released to better inform and assist our NYC-area based nonprofit community in assessing salary scales.  Why should you care about taking this survey? Here's why:
  • Contribute to the research across the NYC-area on salary comps
  • Be counted in the assessment of current NYC-area nonprofit salaries
  • Be guaranteed to get a FREE digital copy of the report (valued at $250) that will help you plan and will help your Board meet its fiduciary responsibilities
  • Get a coupon for one FREE job post on NPCC's Job Board!

 Take the survey online, or download the PDF version to fill out before completing it online. 

Graduation is Near! Use NPCC's Job Board to Connect With Nonprofit Talent!
Graduation is right around the corner, and that means an influx of nonprofit job-seekers in the area. Don't wait to post your jobs using NPCC's Job Board. It's only $25 per post for NPCC members, and $75 for non-members!

Our Job Board lets you search across every area of the nonprofit sector!  No job is too small or too big. We have nonprofit job postings from entry- to senior-level, and everything in between!  Our Job Board is exclusively for nonprofit job postings in NYC, Long Island, and Westchester.  Post on NPCC's Job Board!
Important Changes to NPCC's D&O Insurance Program
In case you missed it, here's information about NPCC's new insurance Member Vendor Partner (MVP) Lamb Insurance Services. If you have already renewed with our previous program administrators, Alliant (formally Crystal & Co.), or if you are in the process of a renewal, please reach out to Membership Manager Taina Sanon at To help us facilitate the transition, current members who receive their D&O insurance through NPCC should fill out a short form online, and we will get back to you within one business day.
Register for Upcoming NPCC Learning Labs!

Need help designing a 
communications strategy? Do you want to improve your branding? Register today for our
Communications Learning Lab starting June 13 through July 25. Deadline to register is May 17. Learn more.

Need help designing a fundraising plan? Do you want to perfect your elevator pitch? Don't miss our Fundraising Learning Lab starting August 1 through September 5. Deadline to register is July 19. Learn more.
New to NPCC? Join Us at Our Member Orientation on June 5!
Are  you a new or long-term NPCC member who wants to know what your NPCC membership can do for you?  Come to NPCC's Spring Member Orientation and learn about all the ways we can help you and your nonprofit thrive, including our events and networking opportunities, a robust cost-savings program, and trainings. Get your questions answered and network with NPCC staff and your fellow members! This event is free to attend for members. Register now.
Featuring Referral Center Vendor: Triumph International Consulting
Danette O'Connell has been helping for-profits and nonprofits grow since 2004 with Tri umph International Consulting, as a Finance and Operations Executive specializing in international business. With her entrepreneurial divergent thinking, she is able to generate unforeseen revenues and growth opportunities, increase margins, optimize technology and improve processes and procedures for maximum efficiency. Exclusively for NPCC members, Danette provides members with free consultations and a 25% off her consulting fee.  Learn more.
Ban on Employer Drug Testing; Intro 1445/19
The NYC Council passed legislation that would prohibit New York City employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to testing for the presence of any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, in such prospective employee's system as a condition of employment. Exceptions are provided for safety and security sensitive jobs, and those tied to a federal or state contract or grant.
City Council passed sweeping legislation on Thursday that will require substantial reductions of fossil-fuel consumption in buildings 25,000 square feet or larger. Read more from Crain's New York Business.
IRS Waiver of UBIT Transportation Tax Penalties
The IRS released IRS Notice 2018-100,  which provides for waiver of tax penalties for nonprofits that failed to submit quarterly estimated tax payments for the new tax on transportation benefits. To claim the waiver under this notice, the tax-exempt organization must write "Notice 2018-100" on the top of its Form 990-T.
Congress returned on April 29th, and we are still calling for repeal the unrelated business income tax on nonprofit transportation benefits. Multiple measures have been introduced (S. 632/H.R. 1545 - Lankford-Coons/Walker-Suozzi; HR 1223 - Clyburn; HR 513 - Conaway), and regulations have been proposed ( IRS Notice 2018-99 ); however action for repeal must still be taken. In addition, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is expected to introduce a bill soon that would (1) repeal the siloing UBIT provision ; (2) extend the Family Leave Tax Credit from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to nonprofits; and (3) remove a tax on volunteer mileage reimbursement.
.Org Domain Names Update
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is proposing to remove caps and permit unlimited price hikes on .org domain name registrations and renewals. The National Council of Nonprofits has submitted comments in opposition to the proposed increase of costs for nonprofit internet presence.
Budget and Spending Priorities
The Budget Control Act of 2011 requires the discretionary spending levels to drop by $125 billion in Fiscal Year 2020. Without bipartisan agreement to raise the caps, spending for defense would drop $71 billion and nondefense spending, affecting many programs serviced by nonprofits, would drop $54 billion from current levels. President Trump proposed keeping the lower caps but increasing defense spending by $96 billion. House Democrats are proposing increasing the caps by $17 billion for defense and $34 billion for nondefense. Senate Republicans are sticking with the lower caps for now, but calling for a negotiated solution.

Bill Would Require Online 990 Filings
The U.S. House of Representative passed the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (H.R. 1957), a
bipartisan bill to reorganize the Internal Revenue Service's customer services, enforcement procedures, management of information technology, and use of electronic systems. One provision would require virtually all nonprofits to file their Form 990s electronically. The bill would also make permanent the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance matching grant program through which nonprofits and other organizations help underserved taxpayers file their taxes. The Senate is now considering the bill.
The IRS to No Longer Send "List of Parent and Subsidiary Accounts"
From our friends at Venable LLP : "[To] reduce its administrative burdens, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will no longer send "central" organizations that hold group tax exemptions a yearly roster of each affiliated "subordinate" organization covered by the group ruling. This roster, also known as the "List of Parent and Subsidiary Accounts," served as a filing reminder and as a simple way to keep the IRS' records of the subordinates included on a group exemption accurate and up-to-date. While every central organization's obligation to file an annual group exemption information update with the IRS remains unchanged, any nonprofit that holds or is covered by a group exemption should consider taking a more proactive role in completing the update and keeping its tax-exempt status intact, without relying on receiving a reminder from the IRS.
Updates from the U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor published proposed rules for determining a "regular rate," the base hourly rate that is used for calculating time-and-a-half overtime pay. A Fact Sheet is available. Comments to in the rulemaking docket RIN 1235-AA24 by May 28, 2019. The DOL also issued a letter regarding optional employee volunteer program and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Court Ruling on Website Accessibility
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided in Robles v. Domino's Pizza, LLC that organizations' websites (including nonprofits' websites) may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they are inaccessible to consumers with visual, auditory, or other disabilities.
IRS Issues New Guidance for Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments
Our friends at Sax LLP have the following information on Opportunity Zones : The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") established the Qualified Opportunity Zone ("QOZ") program to encourage investment in economically distressed and low-income communities across the United States, District of Columbia and U.S. possessions. Qualified Opportunity Zone investments allow for temporary deferral of inclusion in gross income for capital gains invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund ("QOF") and the permanent exclusion of capital gains from the sale or exchange of an investment in the QOF. While proposed regulations were originally issued in October 2018, taxpayers were left with many unanswered questions.  In response to this uncertainty, the IRS issued new proposed regulations on April 17, 2019 to provide further guidance to address various issues.
NPCC is Moving to the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
Starting June 1, 2019, all NPCC trainings, including workshops, panels, and forums, will be held at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice.  NPCC will be joining  Philanthropy New York  and the U nited Nations Foundation  as tenants at the  Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice , located at the foundation's landmark headquarters building on East 43rd Street. If you have questions about NPCC's move, contact Chief Operations Officer Melkis Alvarez-Baez at
Congratulations to NPCC Board Chair Ian J. Benjamin on His Retirement
NPCC Board Chair Ian J. Benjamin has recently retired  from RSM US LLP, where he led the  Northeast Nonprofit accounting and consulting practice. Ian will continue to serve the nonprofit community in his role at NPCC, and as consultant to nonprofits and their boards on accounting management and governance matters and as interim executive director. Ian  has  more than 40 years experience advising boards of directors and senior management at nonprofit organizations. He  is a Past President of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in Manhattan and a former Board member of Governance Matters and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Learn more about NPCC's Board of Directors.
Join Us in Saying Bon Voyage to Knowledge Director Constance Ferber
NPCC's Knowledge Director, Constance Ferber, will be leaving NPCC at the end this month to embark on new adventures in Paris! The team wishes Constance the very best as she sets off for an exciting summer of travel and exploring the world. Constance joined NPCC in 2013 as Executive and Board Coordinator and became Program Coordinator in 2014. In her current role as Knowledge Director, Constance oversees NPCC's use of data, outcomes measures, and reports and resources on sector surveys and assessments. Prior to NPCC, Constance worked for CRS in their Health & HIV unit. We will miss Constance but are comforted by the fact that she is leaving NPCC much stronger, smarter, and more techy than she found us. To join NPCC in wishing her a farewell, drop her a line at
NPCC Celebrates Work Anniversaries for Aaron Covarrubias and Kelly McLain  
We're pleased to celebrate the work anniversaries of two NPCC team members: Aaron Covarrubias, Education & Training Manager, and Kelly McLain, Communications Manager. Kelly join the team in April 2018, and Aaron joined NPCC in May 2018. Learn more about our staff.
NPCC Member F.Y. Eye Launches Rebrand and Redesigned Website
NPCC member organization F.Y. Eye unveiled a new logo and website at The sweeping rebrand and redesigned site features an interactive map with impress  ion data of F.Y. Eye's signature Digital PSA Network™, a user-friendly PSA Gallery, and enriched content areas to help its nonprofit and government clients develop and deliver campaigns that inspire positive change. The new look marries the grit and charm of old New York with the energy, optimism and youthful fervor of today's New York.  The new site also highlights F.Y. Eye's vast network of clients and partners- New York's nonprofit community that serves the most vulnerable. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website, to sign up for F.Y. Eye's newsletter and to connect to explore ways to work together.  F.Y. Eye is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to build public awareness about New York's important social, civic and educational programs by delivering high-quality, low-cost public service announcements throughout NYC and beyond.

Digital Nonprofits Grant for WordPress Website and Google Advertising
Applications are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis
Presented by: Bigwave Media

Apply for funding of up to $10,000 to cover the project management, design, build, content overview, training and launch of a new mobile optimised "WordPress" website with content management tool.The Non-Profits Grant offers organizations financial assistance for website creation or re-design up to the value of $10,000, all the details can be found on their website.  The Digital Non-Profits Grant is suited to those Non-Profits organizations who have an on-going digital marketing budget to continually promote their cause and increase their support via donations. Your annual income should exceed $150,000 to directly benefit.  Alongside this, as premium Google partner, we offer the Google Grant for Non-Profits which is for free Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising up to the value of $120,000 per annum specifically for Non-Profit organizations, the details can be found on their website.
PennPAC Accepting Applications for P ro-Bono Consulting Support
Application deadline: Fri., May 24, 2019

Get help addressing a current strategic issue and strengthen the effectiveness of your organization.  PennPAC's teams of University of Pennsylvania alumni-volunteers are ready to tap into their intellectual and business acumen to help your nonprofit thrive. PennPAC is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 consulting grants to NYC-based nonprofits.  Applications will be accepted through May 24, 2019. Projects launch in October 2019 and run for 8 to 10 weeks.  Since 2011, PennPAC has worked with over 100 nonprofit clients to create a realistic 8 to 10-week project plan with well-defined steps and concludes with a final set of recommendations that can immediately be put to work. Their projects typically address key areas such as: strategic growth planning; marketing strategy; communications/messaging strategy; earned income/funding strategy.  For additional details, visit their website: . For more information, contact Emily Judd at

Platforms like Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Candid (formerly GuideStar)
are populated with information nonprofits report on themselves, but there is now a movement to obtain feedback directly from the beneficiaries of a nonprofit to get a full, 360-degree view of an organization's impact.  This new method is called the Organization Self-Reflection Framework which will be published on donor facing platforms before Giving Tuesday this year. Please join Sax's Nonprofit Group and a panel of nonprofit leaders on Tuesday, May 7 to get a first-hand look at the new proposed feedback reporting process. Register online. For questions or more information, please contact Jessica Peralta at

The State of Grantseeking Reports spotlight recent developments in funding so your organization can be more strategic in its grantseeking.  This webinar will reflect just-published information on grants, grantseeking, and trends. It will assist you in planning for 2019 - 2020 and in managing the expectations of your stakeholders - board members, donors, and the community at large. It will serve as a valuable tool for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future.  Median award sizes by organizational budget and mission will be included - benchmarks you can really use to establish your own grantseeking goals.  Join Ellen C. Mowrer, president and COO of GrantStation, and Kevin Peters, its senior research specialist and technical associate, for this fast-paced, data-rich webinar that also covers trends and free resources. Learn more and register.
The Staten Island Not for Profit Association's 9th Annual Nonprofit Conference
Monday, May 13, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Presented by The  Staten Island Not for Profit Association
Hilton Garden Inn of Staten Island 
$115 for non-members, $82 for SINFPA members

The only full-day event in Staten Island specifically focused on improving the capacity of the nonprofit sector, the conference brings together nearly 200 area nonprofit staff, leaders and volunteers and features morning & afternoon keynote speakers; five distinct program tracks; workshops, breakout groups and networking sessions; and a vendor arena highlighting services and information to help nonprofit organizations. Register here.   For more information, please contact Gary Bernstein at
Coro's 2019-2020 Leadership New York Application Opens May 13, Deadline June 17
Coro is New York City's premier civic leadership training organization and a community of more than 2,500 alumni in business, government, nonprofit and schools who are shaping the future of our city.  Working within an unparalleled network of engaged civic leaders, Coro's Leadership New York (LNY) participants develop the skills to get things done in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. For over 30 years, LNY presents participants-professionals who are deeply immersed in the city's social, political, and economic issues-with challenges designed to push them to explore all aspects of an issue and navigate varying stakeholder interests. The program uses intellectual resilience and inquiry-based leadership training methods practiced by business executives and leading nonprofits. The program challenges mid-career professionals from across non-profit, public and private sectors to explore critical issues facing New York City and develop new ways to lead change in their communities and organizations.  Learn more on Coro's website.

- Billion Oyster Project
- International Women's Health Coalition

- The Physical Plant

- Coast2Coast Books, LLC
- Prestige Employee Administrators, Inc.
Use this template to budget the revenue and expenses of your organization. Use one template for each program/department. This template was provided and developed by Kiwi Partners and is available to NPCC members only. If this resource is useful to you, don't miss our  Multi-Year Financial Planning and Strategy workshop on May 21!

A Nonprofit Guide to Outsourcing
Nonprofit outsourcing differs from the common understanding of outsourcing in the business sector. The key objective for nonprofit outsourcing is to become a more effective organization (not only to save money). This guide provides guidance on selecting and working with outsourcing vendors, pricing, contracting with vendors, and evaluating outsourcing success.

We've all heard that giving feedback is good for organizational culture; it sparks reactivity and innovation; it encourages growth both personally and professionally and creates a positive work environment. Conversely not giving feedback has the opposite effect, it stifles creativity, innovation, growth, and it can create a toxic work environment. This article provides helpful tips for managers and colleagues around providing feedback.

Strategies for Receiving Feedback Well
Just as it is important to provide constructive feedback, it is equally as important to understand how to receive feedback well. At the end of the day, feedback is only effective if it is absorbed and applied by the person receiving feedback. Effective feedback can help you grow, improve working relationships, and generate new ideas. This article suggests tools and strategies to consider when receiving feedback. 

These resources and more are found in the Knowledge Center, NPCC's library of relevant resources, tools, templates, and reports on nonprofit management topics.
Questions? Use Our HelpLine!
The HelpLine is a resource for NPCC members to ask questions and receive personalized responses from the NPCC staff. Nonprofit professionals are able to inquire about referrals, information resources, and NPCC initiatives. Receive customized and reliable assistance for all nonprofit management questions with just a few clicks. Need help logging in to The Community to access the HelpLine? We have resources for that!
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). Archived issues are available for download on NPCC's website.
Editor: Kelly McLain, NPCC Communications Manager.  For information or questions about the e-newsletter, 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 1,700 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 about NPCC membership, visit our website or email:

Board Officers: 
Chair: Ian J. Benjamin
Vice Chair: Robert Acton
Treasurer: Charlene Laniewski
Secretary: Karen Pearl

Board Members: Diana Davenport, Cammie Erickson, Michelle Henry, Ronda Kotelchuck, Patricia Kozu, Roland Lewis, Jarrett Lucas, Carolyn McLaughlin, Kamesh Moola,  Tuhina De O'Connor,  Karen Pearl, Angela Sung Pinsky, Emily Smith, Richard Souto, Sarah (BJ) Sung, Mariko Tada, Stephanie Thomas, Eileen Torres, Bobby Tran, 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 © 2019 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.