September 2019 Newsletter

- Ackerman Institute for the Family
- Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE)
- Black Ball Projects
- Harmony Program
- National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NACOPRW)
- Options for Community Living, Inc.
- The Jewish Federations of North America
- Tutoria, Inc.
Your nonprofit does vital work.  We want to lessen your burden so you can do even more of it. Join us at our Member Orientation on Thursday, Oct. 30 and  get your questions answered, network, and enjoy refreshments.  It's free to attend! RSVP today.
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The HelpLine is a resource for Nonprofit New York members to get quick, personalized assistance from our team. 
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.  
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.
Thanks for Having Fun with us at our Summer Social! 
We had a great time catching up with our members and partners at Nonprofit New York's Summer Social on Aug. 13! Congratulations to Janice Holt from Central Harlem Senior Citizens' Center, winner of our Staples-sponsored door prize, and Alee Reed from Dancing Classrooms, winner of two tickets to the  Best Nonprofit Conference on Tuesday, December 10! Couldn't make it? Check out our photos on Facebook . We hope to see new members at our next Member Orientation on Oct. 30.
Want to be a Trainer for Nonprofit New York? Submit a Proposal!
The  RFP for the spring semester (April 2020 - Sept. 2020) is open! We invite you to submit a proposal for trainings on topics that align with our  Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence (please see our full list of suggestions to guide the application and review process). The RFP is open to nonprofit staff, consultants, and any individual who professionally engages with nonprofits. The deadline to submit an application is Sept. 6, 2019. Reach out to Alexa Salamé with questions. 
Free Board Matching Services for Nonprofit New York Members
Nonprofit New York and BoardLead have partnered again to offer Nonprofit New York members a special opportunity for free board matching services. BoardLead is an innovative program of Cause Strategy Partners LLC to match talented professionals with select nonprofit organizations serving the New York City area. This opportunity is by invitation only. Click here to register for the informational webinar on Sept. 13 at 10 am to learn more about the application process. 

Qualifications to apply for free board matching services:
  • 501(c)(3) organization operating in one or more of the five boroughs.
  • Bylaws must permit new board members to be elected by April 15, 2020.
  • A board member "give" expectation of no more than $5,000 and a "give/get" expectation of no more than $15,000.
Click here to start the application process. Reach out to Gaby Bianchi of BoardLead at with any questions.
RSVP for Nonprofit New York's forum on Closure
We've heard from our members that the sudden closure of has created confusion, disrupted operations, and caused organizations to lose donations. Please join us for an online forum on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 2-3 pm about the closure of Nonprofit New York will share what we know about the closure and investigation, suggest what to do if your organization was affected, offer alternate vendor platforms for processing payments, and discuss how we're supporting our membership through this unexpected event. This event is free and non-members are welcome to join. RSVP today.
Don't Lose your D&O Insurance!
We want to make sure you don't lose your coverage. Let us know when your renewal date is so we can contact you on time! Email  for a quote today!  Learn more.
Insights from the 2019 Selection Committee 
The 38-person  Selection Committee  volunteers more than 80 hours (per person!) to assess  Nonprofit Excellence Awards applications and give tailored feedback to applicants throughout the program year. That's a lot of time invested in the Awards! With the 2019 Awards program underway, and our 13 semifinalists announced  in August, we asked the expert Committee about insights and trends they gleaned from the Awards program. Here's what some of them had to say: 

Can you describe reoccurring management practice themes that you see organizations doing each year?
"In recent years, organizations are getting better at not only tracking results, but also using their data to inform decisions. Organizations also seem to be realizing how interconnected their work is in different departments, and they are trying to avoid silos."
- Laurel Molloy, Founder & Chief Consultant, Innovations Quantified,  Committee member since: 2013

Is there something that stands out from what you've learned about the applicants over the years?

"There is often a cycle to the process for the best applicants. In their first year, we notice some great practices, but they don't quite rise to the top because they haven't quite got the 'swing of things.' If they come back, they are often much better prepared to present their strengths in subsequent years. Winners are often repeat applicants that have honed their application and pitch."
- Joseph Barretto, Principal, Barretto Consulting
Committee member since: 2017

What brings you back to volunteering to the Selection Committee each year?
  "What keeps me coming back is the in-person presentations to select the winners. Seeing the applicants' stories come to life and talking to them in person is so energizing. Additionally, the environment that the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Management Committee creates, and the incredible minds and great personalities on the Selection Committee, pull me back year after year. Each year I learn new things. It's a lot of work, but it's so worth it!"
- Dawn Khan, Director of Technology Services, RoundTable Technology,  Committee member since: 2012
Get Your Tickets for the 2019 Best Nonprofit Conference!

Thank you to our Supporters:

Show your support for the nonprofit community by sponsoring the 2019  Best Nonprofit Conference Sponsoring the conference  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.  Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!
Thank you to our Key Area Sponsor for Governance: 
Harbor Compliance

Harbor Compliance has helped thousands of nonprofits gain tax exempt status, manage state and federal filings, and achieve worry-free fundraising compliance nationwide. We offer comprehensive support services for every phase of the nonprofit lifecycle. Key services include nonprofit formation, tax registration and exemption, charitable solicitation registration, nonprofit corporate filings, and business licensing.

New York Nonprofit Media's second annual Nonprofit Checkup will provide education, information and networking opportunities among Executive Leadership from nonprofits across New York. Join New York Nonprofit Media to share ideas concerning board management, communication strategies, importance of financial health, the efficiency of technology, fundraising while carrying out your mission, effective program delivery, and more. This event provides applicable and essential guidance to assess the health of your nonprofit along with a unique networking opportunity. Join them 
Sept. 12 at UFT Shanker in downtown Manhattan and find out how to implement tools to best serve your nonprofit! 
Use promo code NONPROFIT for 50% off of your ticket today!

Guidance for Nonprofits regarding Immigration Enforcement
Our colleagues at the Human Services Council, following ICE's attempt to gain entry into a city homeless shelter, shared resources from the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYPLI) on how nonprofits can prepare to handle interactions with ICE
. NYPLI notes that areas open to the general public are open to ICE agents, but agents must have a judicial search or arrest warrant signed by a judge to lawfully access nonpublic areas. The guidance further explains how organizations can prepare their staff, what to do if a client is detained, special protections for nonprofits, and how to respond to subpoenas. Additionally, in August, Manhattan judge Nancy Bannon rejected a lawsuit to force the city to retain documents used by people who apply for IDNYC, which are purged to protect undocumented immigrants from ICE, effectively allowing the city to continue to purge these records.
Amended Donor Disclosure Requirements for Nonprofits Affiliated with Elected Officials
Last month, the City Council passed Intro 1272-2018-A  that amends donor disclosure requirements under Local Law 181 for nonprofit organizations affiliated with City elected officials or their agents. Organizations that did not spend or do not reasonably expect to spend at least 10 percent of their expenditures during a calendar year on the production or dissemination of elected official communications will no longer be required to disclose their donors under this amendment.
Governor signs New Workplace Harassment Protections Law
The governor
signed S.6577/A.8421 (reported in the July e-news after passing the legislature) on August 12th. All New York State employers with at least one employee, including nonprofits, should review their employment policies to ensure compliance. The new law provides increased protections for employees who have been sexually harassed by lowering the standard for harassment claims from "severe and pervasive" to "inferior terms, conditions, or privileges of employment" as a member of a protected class, prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses related to discrimination, requires employers to provide employees notice of their sexual harassment prevention training in writing in English and employees' primary languages, and extends the statute of limitations for claims resulting from unlawful discriminatory practices constituting sexual harassment to three years.
Governor Signs Law Banning Employment Discrimination Based on Religious Attire or Facial Hair 
The governor
signed S.04037/A.4204 on Aug. 9 (reported on in the August e-news after passing the legislature). This bill adds hairstyles and traits historically associated with race to the state's anti-racial discrimination laws, amends the state's human rights law and Dignity For All Students Act to add new sections on the definition of race, including traits historically associated with race, and including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles. The New York City Commission on Human Rights issued similar guidance in February 2019.
Charities Bureau Guidance on Disclosure Requirements
The Charities Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General issued guidance in August on complying with the amended disclosure requirements in section 174-b of the Executive Law effective March 21, 2019. The law requires solicitations of contributions by or on behalf of a nonprofit required to register and file financial reports with the Charities Bureau must include a description of programs and activities for which contributions are solicited, a statement that the organization's financial report may be obtained, the phone number of the Attorney General, and disclosure information if the solicitation is conducted by a Professional Fund Raiser.
Federal Judge overturns IRS Rule allowing Donor Anonymity
A federal judge has ruled that the IRS violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by not allowing public notice of change or public comment for a rule change in 2018 allowing certain nonprofits (501(c)(4) social welfare organizations and 501(c)(6) professional and trade associations) to stop disclosing donors as required on Schedule B of Form 990. 501(c)(3)s were not affected by the IRS's 2018 ruling.

U.S. Department of Labor Accepting Public Comments on Expanding Religious Exemption
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is proposing regulations to expand religious exemption to the anti-discrimination provisions in federal contracting law (Executive Order 11246), which may permit discrimination by contractors against LGBTQ people and other protected classes. The DOL is accepting public comment on these regulations until Sept. 16.
Stephanie Thomas to Moderate  Nonprofit Excellence Awards Finalists Panel
Nonprofit New York is thrilled to have Stephanie Thomas, Chair of the Selection Committee for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and Board member of Nonprofit New York, moderate this year's Best Nonprofit Conference panel with three Awards finalists. Stephanie has previously served as moderator for panel discussions with Awards winners, thanks to her keen ability to synthesize what panelists are saying, guide the conversation, and highlight key points. Overall, she's an amazing moderator! Stephanie is President of Stetwin Consulting, has more than 25 years of fundraising experience, has served on our Board since 2015, and has served as Selection Committee Chair since 2017. Thank you to Stetwin Consulting for being a sponsor of the Best Nonprofit Conference!
We're hiring! Apply to be our Office & Events Associate 
Nonprofit New York is 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. Our team loves to laugh and have fun, so a sense of humor is a huge plus. Interested?  Learn more about the position and what we're looking for.
Nonprofit New York Members Recognized for Best Nonprofits To Work For Competition
Last month, The NonProfit Times announced 50 winners  for their 2019 Best Nonprofits to Work For competition. The organizations awarded demonstrate that they implement measures that are vital to keeping staff, and delivering on their mission. Congratulations to the following members of Nonprofit New York!
Sax LLP Announces the 2019 Founder's Award Submission Window is Open
Sax LLP, an auditing firm, is hosting the 2019 Founder's Award which offers local nonprofits the opportunity to win a $15,000 unrestricted gift and volunteer hours from Sax. The deadline to submit the Founder's Award application is Friday, Sept. 20. Learn more and apply!
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.
2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards 
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation has a grant opportunity for nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series-an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Grant applications are due by Friday, Sept. 20. For more information, visit 
Measuring Outcomes: Basics and Do-It-Yourself Options for Charities
Sept. 18, 2019, 9 am
Scandinavia House, New York, NY 10016
Presented by: BBB of Metro NY
Cost to attend: $25

Join BBB of Metro NY for Measuring Outcomes: Basics and Do-It-Yourself Options for Charities,  on Tuesday, Sept. 18 Anne Duffett, PhD  and Steve Farkas , Partners at FDR Group, LLC, will discuss basic strategies and tools to help you effectively understand and measure your organization's outcomes. Presenters will discuss tips on how to budget, plan, and get started on your organization's outcome evaluations, as well as insights on choosing qualified consultants and avoiding common pitfalls. Nonprofit leaders interested in building their organizations' outcome measurement capacities are invited to register. Click here for more details and registration information .
SSIR's Nonprofit Management Institute
Sept. 10-12, 2019
Stanford, CA (attendance via Livestream option is available)
Cost to attend: Use code NMI19ERPE to SAVE $251 off regular registration pricing

Each year, Stanford Social Innovation Review's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) brings together social-sector leaders from around the world for two days of learning, focused on a different theme that we believe to be of critical importance to the sector. The theme of this year's institute is "Transforming Anxiety into Active Leadership." Concerns about the state of the economy, the ever-shifting political landscape, and what these forces could mean for the future are creating a heightened sense of apprehension, and those of us in the nonprofit sector often feel especially vulnerable. How do we transform this unease into a sense of renewed purpose and focus for the future? Find the answer to this question at the  Nonprofit Management Institute 2019 .  Learn more and register.
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. 

Thurs., September 5
9:30-11:30 am

This session will cover rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Law, as well as the requirements and process for filing complaints.
9:30-11:30 am

At this workshop, participants will share strategies for firing up new board recruits and integrating them into the board team to make their enthusiastic willingness to take action infectious.

9:30-11:30 am

Are you considering a relocation or expansion within the next three years? In this workshop, Denham Wolf's acquisition experts will provide a snapshot of the commercial real estate market in New York City and share nonprofit-specific strategies for navigating the market effectively.

Thurs., October 3
9:30-11:30 am

This session will break down logic model components in practical, programmatic language, and demonstrate how graphic design options can make logic models more useful. By the end of the session, attendees will understand how logic models can be flexible, dynamic tools for program design, management, replication, reporting, marketing, evaluation and fundraising.

9:30-11:30 am

This session will emphasize strategies and best practices for creating financially sustainable options including: market research, the benefits of strategic partnerships, and key financial considerations. Participants should have demonstrated success with the program or project they are considering scaling, which can be in the early to growth stage of it's life cycle. 

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