Welcome to NPCC's New York Nonprofits newsletter!
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Join us for the premier nonprofit management and  leadership event of the season: the 10th Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards .

Sponsoring this milestone year
provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the area's diverse nonprofit community,  display your brand, and show your company's support for hundreds of community causes.

Tuesday, October 11
9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday, October 18
9:30am - 11:30am
COFCCA, 254 West 31st St. (between 7th and 8th Ave), 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Friday, October 21
8:15am - 12:00pm
Union League Club , 38 East 37th St., Lincoln Room

Friday, October 28
9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday, November 1
9:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday, November 2
9:30am - 11:30am

Friday, November 4
9:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday, November 9
9:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday, November 15
9:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday, November 16
9:30am - 11:30am

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .
Space 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.

Do you have an available listing or looking for a meeting/event space.
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J oin us for this year's Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation as we present the three winners of the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.  Click here to RSVP !
Meet the 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee

On December 2nd, three nonprofits from among 11 semifinalists will find out which prize - Gold, Silver or Bronze - they've won in the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards . The program's expert 33-member Selection Committee is responsible for making the decision and, before that, for choosing the semifinalists and finalists from this year's pool of 58 applicant organizations.
In the six months leading up to the Awards Presentation, Committee members have reviewed and scored the applicants. During this  three-step judging process , they provide detailed feedback to the organizations about their management strengths and weaknesses. Individually, Committee members volunteer 80 to 100 hours a year to this process. We look for experts with experience running nonprofits, supporting or funding nonprofits, and consulting with or advising nonprofits on their management practices. As such, the members of the Committee are nonprofit leaders (including past winners), consultants, capacity builders, and funders. Click here to read more.
2016 Needs Assessment Report Summary
NPCC launched its first-ever needs assessment survey in April, 2016. The goal of this effort was to gain a baseline understanding of the common management challenges New York City-area nonprofits are facing and to understand what more we can do to support the sector. As a leader in nonprofit management and capacity-building strategies, NPCC must stay abreast of these trends and needs. The results from this assessment will guide NPCC's strategic programming decisions as well as help NPCC identify trends relating to policy, government regulations, and nonprofit management--issues that affect all nonprofits, regardless of size, age, or mission.  Below are some interesting facts and key findings from this year's survey. Stay tuned for the release of the full report summary this week!

Click on the image below to view the key findings (.pdf format).

Lawsuits Filed to Block New Overtime Regulations
Two lawsuits have been filed against the updated overtime rule under the FLSA and aim to block the new rule changes. The plaintiffs say the Labor Department ignored evidence when drafting the new rule and the threshold is too high to satisfy salary/wage requirements. Click here to read more.
Ahead of the Curve Symposium Recap
On September 28, 2016, nonprofits and capacity builders came together at the Ahead of the Curve Symposium to talk about risk and risk management and to begin to define the approaches and tools that would best serve the nonprofit sector. NPCC was proud to be an organizer and collaborator of this conference and will be holding a training on risk management on Friday, October 21 - Managing Financial & Legal Risk in Nonprofit Organizations.

Resources that can help your nonprofit address risk will be updated here: 
Mayor Bill de Blasio Recently Announced Creation of Nonprofit Resiliency Committee
The newly formed committee is charged with identifying, designing, and launching solutions to support the sector in the areas of administrative processes, service and program design, and organizational infrastructure. 

The Committee will be co-chaired by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery. The Mayor's Office of Contract Services will help coordinate the Committee with support from the Mayor's Office of Operations and Office of Management and Budget.

Sharon Stapel, NPCC President, as well as many of our member organizations are part of the Committee. Click here to read full press release.
Employers May Be Banned From Asking Prior Salary History
A bill in the City Council of New York City would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history. Introduced by  New York City Public Advocate Letitia James,  Int. 1253  states when employers rely on salary histories to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap. Adopting measures like this bill can reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by prior salary levels and help break the cycle of gender pay inequity. Click here to read more.
Get Your Organization Ready for #NYGivesDay!
On November 29, 2016, nonprofit organizations all over the state of New York will come together to hold a statewide day of giving. This day will be a unique opportunity to highlight how we can work together and build a stronger sense of community.

New York Gives Day has been established by The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and United Way of New York State (UWNYS) to unite the state around providing increased support for local nonprofit organizations. This 24-hour online event, called New York Gives Day (#NYGivesDay) builds on the success of #GivingTuesday.  This year NPCC joins New York Gives Day as a Network Leader.  Experience with such days of giving shows that when participation increases, donors have more choices and overall giving to nonprofits increases.

New York Gives Day will provide better access for smaller nonprofits to participate. The technology platform, provided by GiveGab, will ensure that every nonprofit will have an easy-to-use online giving option that can be leveraged on Giving Tuesday and year round to connect with supporters. Click here to learn more and register your organization for #NYGivesDay.

Deputy Director Melkis Alvarez-Baez Celebrates 5 Years at NPCC!

Melkis Alvarez-Baez joined NPCC in September 2011 as Associate Director for Special Programs, became Director of Programs in 2014, and Deputy Director in 2016. As Deputy Director, Melkis oversees all of NPCC's programs and member services. Prior to NPCC, Melkis worked with Advocates for Children of New York, a nonprofit working to protect every child's right to an education. Melkis is a member of Job Path's Board of Directors and Program Committee Chair of Advocates for Children's Junior Board. Melkis has served as a Team Leader for the New York Women's Foundation's Grants Advisory Committee. Melkis is a graduate of Harvard College and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
Julie Floch, a leader in nonprofit accounting and finance, died on Friday after a years-long battle with cancer. Floch was the partner in charge of accounting and consulting at  EisnerAmper's  Not-For-Profit-Services Group and served on the NPCC Government Relations Council for several years.

"She was a towering member of the New York nonprofit community and will be sorely missed," says Ian Benjamin, NPCC Board Chair.

"Julie was such a knowledgeable, wise and generous colleague. Her sophistication about the financial affairs of non-profits was a gift to all of us who work in the sector. We at the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee and the Government Relations Council will miss her greatly," says Barbara Schatz, NPCC Board Member.

We at NPCC are thankful to Julie Floch for her incomparable work and service to nonprofits.
* Archaic Smile
* Mission Center
*The Advocacy Institute (A Project of the Center for Popular Democracy)
* Gemiluth Chessed of Greater New York
* Checkmating Dementia
* Non-Stop Media
* The Radical Age Movement
* Virunga Fund
* Lifting Lives
* Emma's Torch (A Project of Social Good Fund)
* Sari Dienes Foundation

Today's nonprofits are increasingly aspiring to "speak the language" of real estate. Denham Wolf's Key Terminology booklet compiles words and phrases that are frequently heard throughout the course of a real estate project in New York City, including several that are commonly misused or misunderstood. Click here to view presentation .

Lehman College, CUNY

Nonprofit leaders are invited to complete this online survey to give insight on dispositions of leaders and provide valuable strategies for improving leadership training. All data collected will remain confidential and the survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Participants need to be in the Human Services field and have a budget of $3M or more annually.  Click here to participate .

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Looking for a fundraising opportunity for your organization? Yankee Stadium is currently looking for a nonprofit to work a concessions stand for October to December. 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 [email protected].
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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  [email protected] .
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.

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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, 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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