October 2019 Newsletter

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
- Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)
- College Boarding Pass Inc.
- Federation of Indigenous Women of Nepal in America 
- NYC Family Enterprise Center
MEMBER
 ORIENTATION
Join us at our Member Orientation on Oct. 30 and  get your questions answered, network, and enjoy refreshments.  It's free to attend! RSVP today.
HelpLine
Have Questions? Use Our HelpLine!

The HelpLine is a resource for Nonprofit New York members to get quick, personalized assistance from our team. 
JOB BOARD
Use our Job Board to Connect with Nonprofit Talent

Nonprofit New York has expanded Job Board listings to last 45 days to give you the extra time you need to find the right candidate. It's only $25 per post for Nonprofit New York 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.  
SPACE ADS
Do you need to rent a meeting, office or event space? Do you have space to rent? Check out Nonprofit New York's   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.
Upcoming Changes to Stay Connected and Keep You Informed
Next month, we're launching some exciting changes to how we connect with you! You'll be able to tell us what content you want to hear about. We'll also be rolling out a fresh member newsletter, a new policy newsletter, and more. Stay tuned!
INSIDE NONPROFIT NEW YORK
Nonprofit New York and Lawyers Alliance for New York Win Against Unnecessary Regulation
A federal court has struck down an unconstitutional law, finding that a "substantial number" of its applications "are likely to result in interference with the rights to freely associate and speak." The law would have required a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to publicly disclose its donors if it makes a contribution to certain other nonprofits that engage in a significant amount of lobbying in New York. While the government claimed the law was intended to shed light on campaign financing, the law would have required donor disclosure even if there was no campaign financing or lobbying involved. 
Read the full press release.
Our 2019 Nonprofit Salary Survey Report is Here!
Use our Salary Report to check that you pay and get paid wages that are fair, competitive, and equitable. If not, use the Report to make necessary adjustments. 

The Report is based on salary data from more than 400 nonprofits in NYC, Long Island, and Westchester and features numerous positions including those in admin, financial management, HR, programs, technology, and more.  It's FREE for members and available for purchase for non-members ($250).  Download/purchase the report today.
Help us Improve our Member Vendor Partner Program
Help shape Nonprofit New York's cost-savings program! Take this quick survey and give us feedback on the services and resources we provide to our members. 
Get Started on Your D&O Insurance Renewal Today
We've heard from several of you about starting your renewal process for D&O Insurance. If you haven't yet reached out to us, please do so ASAP.  We need to hear from you to switch you over to Lamb Insurance Services.  Email   npny@lambis.com  to get started!   Learn more.
We're YOUR Advocate. Tell Us Which Issues Affect You!
Join us Thurs., Oct. 10 at 11 am for an online forum to tell us what issues matter to you. We've drafted our policy platform to begin to put our Declaration of Nonprofit Rights into action. Sign up for the forum and tell us which issues affect you. All members are welcome to attend.
In Case You Missed It: Online Forum about the Closure of NYCharities.org
Missed our online forum in September about the close of NYCharities.org? Check out our webinar recording to catch up on what we know, what to do if your organization has been affected, and alternate vendor programs. Watch the recording here. As an update to NYCharities.org, the Attorney General's Office announced on Oct. 4 that it was suing NYCharities.org for the missing funds.
Get Tickets to the Best Nonprofit Conference Before They Sell Out!

Can the Conference Help with your Professional Development? Apply for a Scholarship!
Nonprofit New York is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships  to attend the  Best Nonprofit Conference ! To apply, please take five minutes t fill out our application .

Thank you to our Supporters:
Thank you to our Nonprofit Excellence Awards supporter:
Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School's   Programs in Social Enterprise   focus  on helping nonprofit leaders acquire and hone the skills needed to deliver more impact to their organization. In four weeklong modules, executives attending the   Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals  gain strategic and refined management and leadership skills to help them develop actionable plans for their organizations. The one-week  Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals  offers rising nonprofit leaders training in strategic management skills, including planning and implementing change, negotiation, and self-awareness.  For more information, contact Lan To, Associate Director of Programs in Social Enterprise, at  execed.pse@gsb.columbia.edu  or 212-853-2387. 
INSIDE NYC NONPROFITS
Nonprofit Lobbying Training Opportunity
Nonprofit New York, HSC, and Candid are co-hosting a lobbying training on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 2:30-5 p.m.  This training will cover the nuts and bolts of the City and State lobby laws, including recent updates, what constitutes lobbying, and when and how lobbying should be reported. Find out whether your organization has engaged in "lobbying activity" and, if so, what you need to do to comply with the law.  In addition, the training will cover the rules governing nonprofits and electoral activity, which will be of particular importance this year. Participants will learn what kinds of electoral activity nonprofits may engage in and what activities are prohibited. Register here.
CITY NEWS
Mayor's Report says Nonprofits are Critical to City Services
New York City released the Mayor's Management Report (MMR) for FY19. The MMR serves as the City's report card and is mandated by the City Charter. Nonprofits are referenced close to 40 times as critical partners, contractors, and service providers in meeting the City's diverse service targets for city planning and land use, economic development, arts and cultural services, tech sector development, housing and homelessness, neighborhood safety, workforce development, youth services and employment, child welfare, veterans services, design and construction, and emergency planning and preparedness.
Census 2020 Outreach Funding Announced
NYC Census 2020, the City Council, and City University of New York (CUNY) announced the New York City Complete Count Fund, which is comprised of $19 million to fund organizations conducting outreach in hard-to-count communities.  Applications are open through Oct. 15, with two informational webinars scheduled. 
Anti-Discrimination Protections for Freelancers and Independent Contractors
The City Council passed Intro. 136 , a bill that would protect freelance workers and independent contractors from discrimination and harassment, and helps to clarify which workers are protected by the City Human Rights Law. The bill extends anti-discrimination protections to now explicitly cover freelancers and independent contractors.
STATEWIDE NEWS
Annual Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Approaching
The state's annual anti-sexual harassment training for employees deadline is Oct. 9, 2019. All employers in New York State are
required to provide sexual harassment training for employees that include or exceed the minimum standards set forth by the state. The City's deadline for employers to provide anti-sexual harassment training is Dec. 31, 2019.

New York Nonprofits Can Help Get Out The Vote
Did you know that as of Oct. 26, 2019, New Yorkers have nine days to vote early? Tell your constituents and learn more at Let New York Vote Coalition .
SHIELD Act Requires New Data Privacy Requirements
The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security ( SHIELD ) Act ( S.5575B / A.5635 ), which was signed in July, imposes stronger obligations on businesses - including nonprofits - handing private data to notify affected consumers when there is a security breach. The new law broadens the scope of information covered under notification law to include biometric information, email address and corresponding passwords and security questions, updates requirements organizations must follow when private information has been breached, extends the notification requirement to any person with private information of a New York resident, expands the definition of a data breach to include unauthorized access to private information, and creates reasonable data security requirements depending on the size of a business.
NATIONAL NEWS
Update for Certain Nonprofits' Donor Disclosure Requirements
The IRS issued further 
proposed regulations clarifying donor reporting requirements applicable to 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations, in response to a federal judge overturning a 2018 rule change (as reported by Nonprofit New York in the September E-news). Affected organizations can again stop disclosing donors, and penalties against nonprofits to the IRS will be waived. The regulations incorporate the existing exception from having to file an annual return for certain organizations that normally have gross receipts of $50,000 or less (Revenue Procedure 2011-15), and relief from requirements to report contributor names and addresses on annual returns filed by certain organizations (Revenue Procedure 2018-38). The proposed regulations do not change filing requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations, who are required to keep contributor information and make it available to the IRS upon request. Some view the new rules as facilitating "dark money" in politics, which prompted Montana and New Jersey to challenge the rules in federal court.
Final Ruling on Overtime Pay
The U.S. Department of Labor announced on September 24th a final ruling on the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt certain employees from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. Federally, the new "standard salary level" for exempt employees will be equivalent to $35,568 effective Jan. 1, 2020. New York City has a much higher salary threshold for exempt employees. For employers with 11 or more employees, the exempt salary threshold is $58,500. For employers with 10 or fewer employees the current exempt salary threshold is $52,650 which will increase to $58,500 on Dec. 31, 2019.
STAFF & BOARD FEATURE
We're Hiring! Join the Nonprofit New York Team
We're seeking an  Office & Events Associate to join our team and actively support our executive team, board of directors, and help make our events and office run smoothly. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in our mission and be committed to personal growth on issues of inclusion and racial equity.
We're also seeking a  Research & Data Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated and detailed person actively supporting and executing Nonprofit New York's research and data projects. The Research & Data Coordinator enjoys data analysis and entry, research, communicating findings, writing, and thrives at project management. Learn more about the position. Our team loves to laugh and have fun, so a sense of humor is a huge plus for both positions!
Cheers to Membership Manager Taïna Sanon for Two Years at Nonprofit New York!
Taïna Sanon, our intrepid Membership Manager, has completed two years of stellar service with Nonprofit New York! It is a testament to her charisma and intelligence that she navigated all of us through a dues increase, and a change in general/D&O insurance providers without anyone getting upset or their feathers ruffled in any way. She helped develop The Community, she has brought more vendors and consultants to support our members, and she puts on fierce social events to bring us all together. She is our thought leader, a staunch advocate for our members, and an integral part of our team.
Congratulations to President & Executive Director Sharon Stapel for Four Years at Nonprofit New York!
Our fearless President & Executive Director Sharon Stapel has led the Nonprofit New York team since 2015. Sharon has established a new strategic plan and helped create and launch the Declaration of Nonprofit Rights. One of the things she's most proud of is leading the movement for Governor Cuomo to sign the law that decouples state and federal taxes so that New York State will not tax nonprofits on commuter benefits. Under her leadership, we worked in a coalition that was clever, nimble, and strategic to act quickly and protect the interest of our members before they experienced any harm. Our team greatly appreciates Sharon's vision, leadership, and encouragement to have fun!
MEMBER FEATURE
City Lyric Opera Shares Why Opera Should be Accessible to Everyone
Membership Manager Taina Sanon interviewed Nonprofit New York member City Lyric Opera (CLO), an organization that is working to change the stereotype that opera is irrelevant and old by redefining the way our society views opera and classical music as a whole. CLO is  currently underway with its fourth season, with the next mainstage production on Oct. 20.  Read the full interview here.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Funding Available for Queens-based Nonprofits
Queens Council on the Arts is giving out grants to Queens-based nonprofits. Following increased funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Queens Council on the Arts will be giving out grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Queens-based nonprofits "to create cultural projects and arts activities that enhance the vibrancy in Queens communities and neighborhoods." Grant applications will be accepted until Oct. 29, 2019. To learn more and to apply, visit their website.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Apply to Host a Year-Long Fellow through Princeton's Project 55
Deadline: December 3, 2019

Princeton AlumniCorps Project 55 Fellowship Program places Princeton University graduates in one year, paid fellowship positions with high impact nonprofits in New York being. With over 2,000 alumni, Project 55 is proud to build long term relationships with nonprofit partners and place talented and passionate young people committed to work in the public service. Organizations pay a minimum stipend and provide health insurance to its fellows. Learn more  here . Start your application  here ; the deadline is Dec. 3, 2019. Fellows will start in summer 2020 and work for a year in a full time role with your organization. Please contact Caryn Tomljanovich, Director of Programs and Strategies, at  ctomljanovich@alumnicorps.org , to learn more.
TRAININGS CALENDAR
UPCOMING TRAININGS
9:30-11:30 am

Want to learn about financially sustainable ways to scale a project or program? It's possible for nonprofits! Join us to learn about best practices that work and what risks to avoid when it comes to growing your nonprofit.

9:30-11:30 am

Have you heard of a risk management tool called Enterprise Risk Management? If you run a nonprofit, you should! Learn about ERM and how it can boost your risk management strategies.

9:30-11:30 am

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choices in the health insurance market?  Get your questions answered, find out what's new in the market, and learn about which plans make sense for your nonprofit.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Wed., October 16
12:30-2:00 pm

Want to get your finances organized with QuickBooks? Check out this basic overview with everything you need to know to get started.

1:00-2:00 pm

Join RoundTable Technology for a cybersecurity awareness training, which is one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do to improve digital security at your organization.

BUSINESS SEMINARS
NY Quickbooks Training Just For Nonprofits
Tues., October 22
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Nonprofit New York has partnered with Gregg Bossen, CPA/QuickBooks® Made Easy™ to provide you with the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about QuickBooks® while earning up to 8 CPE credits! Members of Nonprofit New York are eligible for $25 off the ticket price! Use code "NonprofitNewYork25" at checkout. 

THE COMMUNITY
is a collection of Nonprofit New York benefits to help our members get the resources they need to do the most good.

Need help logging in to The Community?  We have resources for that!

Knowledge Center
The  Knowledge Center is Nonprofit New York's extensive collection of templates, checklists, and how-tos - designed to help nonprofits save time, reduce stress, and expand their expertise. Below are some trending resources:




Community Forum
The Community Forum is a space in The Community where our members get their questions answered, think out loud and receive helpful feedback, share ideas and content, and connect with other nonprofit leaders. 
Referral Center
Created to help nonprofits reduce stress, and increase productivity by outsourcing essential back-office tasks, the  Referral Center
is Nonprofit New York's database of vetted-for-you vendors. 

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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: 
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

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