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.

Wednesday, September 21
10:00am - 11:30am

#GivingTuesday 2016 is 2 months away on 11/29, and it's important to start planning early. This webinar will kick-off the countdown to #GivingTuesday 2016 by teaching participants how to maximize the next few months and lay the foundation for a successful day of giving. We'll share the 10 most important things to do to create an empathetic, engaged, and responsive community that is ready to support you on the biggest giving day of the year, and provide the tools needed to walk away feeling confident about starting to plan for your 2016 #GivingTuesday campaign.

Tuesday, September 27
9:30am - 11:30am

Succession planning is a process that involves assessing the current market, strengths and weaknesses, and leadership on staff at the organization. In Succession Planning, organizations determine a thoughtful strategy for an eventual leadership transition, ensuring there are robust systems in place at the staff level and board level to support this process and minimize disruption in service. The workshop will walk participants through the development of a succession plan.

Friday, September 30
9:30am - 11:30am

The FASB issued Accounting Standards Update which will affect all nonprofits. The update focuses on enhancing the quality of the information provided to users of financial statements by increasing their transparency, usefulness and comparability. 

Key Takeaways:
- Insights into the changes to the current reporting model
- Understanding the costs and benefits of applying the new changes
- How the changes translate to what we see in our audited financial statements
- How and what to prepare for the annual financial audit.

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .
Equipment & Furniture
Capital One has offered to donate any equipment being replaced to NPCC members. Machines can be used for your own office or be sold to generate revenue for your organization. All available equipment has been tested and is in working order. In order to receive the equipment, your organization would need to be able to pick it up at a local Capital One branch. The bank branches are on a scheduled renovation, so the equipment will not all be available at one time. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to:
Andre Wright
Project Manager
Branch Delivery and Technology Cell: (630) 390-0184
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.

Click here to view the latest listings.

2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation, Friday December 2nd!

Join 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. Winners will be selected from the below 11 semifinalists.

During the event, the 3 winners will discuss their management strengths and detail the strategies and practices that led to their selection. The Best Practices Workshop will be moderated by Stephanie Thomas, NPCC Board Member and Founder of Stetwin Consulting. A networking breakfast will precede the Best Practices Workshop; the Awards Presentation and a reception will follow.  Click here to RSVP !

Nonprofits and the OMB Uniform Guidance: Steps You Can Take To Secure Appropriate Indirect Cost Reimbursements

NPCC's newest tool, " How to Get More Money from Existing Grants to Cover Costs" helps your organization to take advantage of the OMB Uniform Guidance, allowing organizations to include indirect costs in their grant applications. A joint effort of NPCC, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the Human Services Council of New York, this infographic outlines the steps your organization should take to ensure you are properly reimbursed for indirect cost rates through government grants in accordance with federal regulations.   Click here to view the full infographic.

For the First Time in 20 Years New FASB Standards Adopted
On August 18, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new update intended to simplify and improve how a nonprofit classifies its assets, investments, expenses, resources and cash flows. You may know FASB from your accountant or auditor - these are the standards that dictate accounting practices and therefore the way your organization tracks its financial position. The purpose of the Update is to make more transparent to donors and the general public the financial situation of nonprofit organizations. The rules will go into effect for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and for financial statements reporting for less than a year (e.g., interim periods within fiscal years) beginning after December 15, 2018. Click here read more .

Join us on September 30th for a workshop on these updates and how they impact your organization's financial reporting. Click here to register.
Disaster Preparedness Report Released, HSC
The Human Services Council, Baruch College and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a joint disaster management report. This report evaluates community preparedness by New York City human services organizations, when faced by disasters and makes recommendations to improve the human services sector's community emergency readiness.

When compared to a 2013 report, the 2016 survey results indicate that human services organizations have increased their levels of preparation to maintain operations during an event and to provide community assistance. While many organizations have developed plans and trained their staff, work remains to be done on other key operational steps required to ensure that such plans can be effectively implemented. Click here to read full report .
Meet the New Members of the NPCC Team!
Matthew Cheng joined NPCC in August as Development Coordinator. In this position he coordinates NPCC's fundraising efforts by cultivating and maintaining relationships with the corporations, foundations and individuals that support NPCC's programs. Matthew holds his M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and plays the violin with the Queer Urban Orchestra.

Joseph Taylor joined NPCC in August. In his role as Programs Manager, he oversees training and education programming, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and data related to programs outcomes. He previously served as Program Manager at the School of Government at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, he spent six years at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, where he was the Supportive Housing Assistance Manager. Joe earned a B.A. from Albion College and M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise
Focused on learning that produces results, the non-degree programs in social enterprise at Columbia Business School Executive Education cover all the major areas of your nonprofit organization, providing you with actionable skills that you can use both immediately and over the long term. Whatever challenge you are facing, they'll help you find a solution so that you can give more to your organization - more impact, more cross-functional planning, more reach. Click here to learn more .

MAZii's Ambassadorship Program
The purpose of the MaZii Ambassadorship program is to create and maintain a community that reliably delivers an experience that engages in intergenerational communication. Ambassadors engage in and facilitate growth by developing ideas and executing leadership as a member of one of the Ambassador committees.  Click here to learn more and apply  or call 718-492-6960.

Nonprofit Leadership Dispositions Survey
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.  Click here to participate .

Fall 2016 State of Grantseeking™ Survey
The Fall 2016 State of Grantseeking™ is the 13th semi-annual informal survey of nonprofits conducted by GrantStation to reveal the current state of grantseeking in the United States. The resulting reports and webinars are free and spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking.   Click here to participate .

2nd Annual Nonprofit MarkCon
Thursday, September 15 th 8:00am to 5:30pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

NYN Media is presenting the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon. This event will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand.

Discussions include:
  • Secrets to Implementing a Positive Rebrand or Brand Transformation
  • Keys to Success in Digital Marketing
  • How Important is Mobile Marketing and Communications?
  • Creating and Marketing a Successful Event and more.

Human Resources Boot Camp for New York Nonprofits
Friday, September 23rd8:30am to 4:00pm
Jackson Lewis PC, 58 South Service Rd, Ste 250, Melville, NY 

Pro Bono Partnership and Jackson Lewis PC are presenting a one-day, in-depth review of the employment laws and regulations affecting human resources management.

Topics include:
  • Risk Management
  • Discrimination / Harassment Prevention
  • Hiring Process
  • Wage-Hour Compliance, including information on FLSA Overtime Rules changes
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Performance Management / Discipline / Terminations
  • Employee Handbooks

Volunteer Impact Program (VIP) Enrollment Now Open
New York Cares

The New York Cares Volunteer Impact Program (VIP) is an 8 week, intensive training program offered for both new and experienced volunteer managers. The program, comprised of a combination of online and in class learning, allows participants to build critical volunteer management skills, and develop a customized action plan to put best practices into action at their organization. In the beginner track, participants master the concepts of volunteer management and learn best practices to increase volunteer engagement. In the advanced track, participants work to strategically match volunteers to their organization's mission and use data to measure their impact. The cost of the program is $200 per organization, which covers participation in one of the VIP tracks for up to two members of each organization. Classes for both VIP tracks begin in early September. Click here for more information.
* Van Alen Institute
* Martin Luther King Jr.
    Concert Series, Inc.
* Young Starr Movement, Inc.
* Mental Health Association
    of Westchester
* Neighbors Link Corp
    (Northern Westchester)
* New York Peace Institute
* Part of the Solution (POTS)
* Pathways to Apprenticeship, Inc.
* Catholic Migration Services
* The Harold Hunter Foundation
Do you have a project that needs to get done but no one in your organization with the time to do it? Think about using the experience and ability of highly skilled encore talent - people in midlife and beyond who have completed management-level primary careers and now want to transition to work in the nonprofit sector. The Pace Encore Transition Program has over 100 alumni, many of whom would be ready willing and able to help your organization further its mission and goals. For more information contact .

Are you a nonprofit leader who wants to recruit talented, motivated board candidates o r a volunteer interested in supporting an important cause by serving on a nonprofit board?  If you answered "yes", then charitySTRONG is for you.

charitySTRONG offers to two new online programs, onBOARD and DirectorsU, to connect nonprofit leaders with skilled board candidates and to provide a wealth of training resources.  For more information, visit

In July 2016 Meritam Investment Advisors launched a survey to get a better understand of the challenges that nonprofits face in investing endowments and other financial assets The result of the survey suggest that there is an opportunity to improve the investment process so nonprofits can better the capital they've worked so hard to raise. Click here to view the results and presentation .

Become a sponsor for the 2016 #NPExcel10 Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation!
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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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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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