Issue June 2016
Welcome to the new NPCC New York Nonprofits newsletter! And you can print it!
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#PATH2EXCEL Workshops
T hese workshops present an opportunity to hear about the management practices and strategies that led to past Nonprofit Excellence Awards winners' selection.

Friday June 17, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, June 14th
9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, June 22nd
9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, June 28th
9:30am - 11:30am
Thursday, July 21st
9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, July 26th
12:00pm - 12:30pm

To see our full workshop calendar,  click here .

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US Department of Labor Publishes New Overtime Rule and What It Means For Nonprofit Sector
President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced that the Department of Labor's final rule on overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act will automatically extend overtime pay eligibility to potentially 4.2 million workers. The rule will entitle most salaried white collar workers earning less than $913 a week ($47,476 a year) to overtime pay - including most, if not all, NY nonprofits. 
Here are the facts:
  • Effective Date: This final rule will become effective December 1, 2016.
  • Future Increases: Automatically increased every 3 years, starting in 2020, by a mechanism we haven't learned yet.
  • Threshold salary (the salary amount at which the FLSA can apply): employees earning less than $47,476 per year may be entitled to overtime pay. 
  • Duties Test: This is defined by statute, but it is important to remember that white collar employees can be exempt from overtime only if their jobs meet all three of the "duties" tests for executive, administrative, or professional employees. In addition to receiving a salary at or above the new thresholds, each exempted employee must also exercise the job duties of those categories and be paid on a salaried basis.
Have questions about the new Overtime Rule? You may qualify for free legal assistance: call the Lawyers Alliance of New York's hotline at 212-219-1800 ext 250. 

Click here to read  NPCC's Overtime Fact Sheet .
Don't Lose Your Exempt Status!
The Form 990-N is the e-postcard for small, tax exempt organizations and submitted annually online. Prior to February 2016, the forms were accepted through the Urban Institute web portal. Click here to read more.

Investing in Nonprofits - and our Infrastructure
The Hewlett foundation commissioned a study from 2004-2012 by the Foundation Center which found that funding for nonprofit infrastructure did not keep pace with overall giving by US foundations and funding for infrastructure was less than 1% of total giving. The data from the study also showed 9% in all nonprofit infrastructure funding between 2004-2012 compared to 79% rise in funding for philanthropy-specific infrastructure. 

The problem of weak and waning funding led to the signing of the "Investing in Infrastructure" letter. While the letter expresses gratitude to the foundations who have invested thus far, it is also a push to all foundations to follow suit and consider earmarking "at least 1% of their grant making budgets to support the infrastructure upon which the nonprofit sector is built." Click here to read full letter.

Blueprint For Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care
Now Available
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health announced the release of the first compendium of state-based activities to implement the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care ( National CLAS Standards).

The Standards are for advancing equity, improving quality, and eliminating health disparities by providing a blueprint for health care organizations (nonprofit included) to implement. Click here to read full compendium available in the NPCC Information Databank.

New York City Parks Sees First Syringe Dropbox

Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP) unveiled the first syringe drop-box in a New York City Park. Shaped like a daisy, the unit will help keep parks safe and clean for all while providing drug users a place to drop their used needles.  The drop-box will be piloted for the next six months to measure changes in cleanliness and safety. This initiative, developed in conjunction with New York State Department of Health and approved by New York City Parks is designed to improve park safety by making syringe disposal available on an as-needed basis. Manhattan Community Board 12 approved the initiative.

2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey Results
In partnership with Guidestar

In 2016, Nonprofit HR found that nonprofit hiring is accelerating while corporate hiring remains stagnant. However, most nonprofits lack the recruitment, engagement and retention strategies they need to attract and sustain top talent.  Click here to download report.

Responding To Emergencies: A Guide for Organizations & Businesses
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

During an emergency, government resources may be strained, leading to service gaps. Employees, clients and community members may turn to local organizations for support. This kit provided by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has quick guidelines about how to help your community prepare for and respond to an emergency. Click here to download full guide.  Also available in NPCC Information Databank for quick reference.

Experienced Professionals Helping New York City Nonprofits
Gray Matters

Does your New York City based non-profit want to improve fundraising, meet or refine strategic goals or strengthen your board? These are some the challenges Gray Matters has tackled for hundreds of clients during the past fifteen years. Their members enthusiastically apply years of professional experience to provide pro bono consulting that also extends to business management, legal issues, facilities management, human resources and marketing. Typically, they are long term partners in their clients' success. To learn more, visit their website To make a request, email
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- Addie Mae Collins Community Service
- Culture For One (A Project of Forestdale)
- Leeway School
- Roots and Wings
- Skody Scot & Company, CPAs
- The Seward Park Conservancy, Inc
- The W Connection
- The Writing Revolution
- Ways of Peace Community Resources
Thursday, June 16 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Each year Giving USA, the annual report on philanthropy, researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and published by Giving USA Foundation, reports in depth on the very latest trends in giving. The report covers whether giving is up or down over the past year; and what types of donations (corporate, foundation, individual, bequest) have increased or decreased. It digs down to show the amounts of money going to each major nonprofit field receiving the contributions and looks at the trends.
Join Nonprofit Quarterly for an in-depth presentation of findings and ask your own questions of Patrick Rooney, co-author of the study and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy which does the research for the report.

Wednesday, June 22
9:00am to 12:00pm
Alumni House at Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

Every program designed to serve people needs evaluation that is meaningful and engaging. Exceptional evaluation not only proves the value of the program to stakeholders, but also improves the program effect among those it is intended to serve. It can be powerful and formative for any organization, an act of true leadership. In this workshop from the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, participants will learn how to use two practical tools - the Heart-Triangle (a model to illustrate features of human impact) and the Evaluation Windows (a model to design a balanced and meaningful data-gathering approach). Email Diane Wunderlich at to reserve your spot.

New York Council for the Humanities

The New York Council for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults which make time for thinking deeply about one thing (choose from 13 themes), over time, from a variety of perspectives. In each of the Council's reading and discussion programs, participants read a series of thematically linked texts over the course of 4, 5, 6 sessions. At each session, they come together with others in their community to discuss a text in conversation facilitated by a trained local scholar. Any tax-exempt organization in New York State can host a reading program. Applications are due Friday June 24, 2016.
For more information, click here.

The Intersector Project is looking for cross-sector projects (involving government, business, and non-profit partners) for its new pro-bono initiative, Intersector Support -- a unique combination of expert facilitation, mediation, and project advisory services that aims to improve the efficacy of your collaboration. The Intersector Project is piloting the initiative pro-bono this summer with up to three projects only. For more information, please click here .

Don't miss the next #NPCCWorkshop on June 14th at 9:30am!
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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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