Monday, February 22, 2010

BBB Charities Symposium IV Set for Feb 23rd

Presents Charity Effectiveness Symposium IV:
TRANSFORMING OURSELVES: Building Effective Leaders, Organizations, and Communities

How can nonprofit leaders make an even greater impact?
Find out on February 23, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Keynote Address:
Leading the Transformation Process

Keynote Speaker:
Victor De Luca
President, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and
Mayor of Maplewood, New Jersey

Developing Ourselves as
Leaders for Tough Times

Panel Moderator:
Iris Chen
President and CEO
I Have a Dream Foundation

Leading the Arts

Panel Moderator:
Cheryl Green Rosario
Director, Philanthropy
American Express

Protecting Your Nonprofit's Money In the Post-Madoff Era

Workshop Leaders:
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, William H. Devaney and Rory M. Cohen
Partners, Venable LLP

Evaluation Milestones

Our prior programs were total sell-outs!

Program fee:
Hosted by:
Baruch College School of Public Affairs
Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center,
55 Lexington Avenue and 24th Street, 14th Floor

Sponsored with generous support from:
Special workshop sponsorship by:
(list in formation)

Program Committee: American Express; The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs; The New York Community Trust; Philanthropy New York; United Way of New York City; BBB Education and Research Foundation.

Event Supporters: Association of Development Officers; Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater New York Chapter; The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs; The Foundation Center; Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University; New York Council of Nonprofits; Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.;; Philanthropy New York; Staten Island Not-For-Profit Association; United Way of New York City; Women In Development, New York; Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-NYC.

For event details, please contact Luana Lewis, or 212.358.2842

Stimulus Grant App Process Announced

Application and Funding Details Announced for NYCON’s Federal ARRA Grant Designed to Strengthen NYC Nonprofits

The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) received a nationally competitive $1M, two-year stimulus grant from the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NYCON will award $600K of the grant to community-based nonprofits Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx who are providing services that are vital to the economic recovery efforts. See the overview below for specific program eligibility.

NYCON’s Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) Program is comprised of two components.
  • Component #1: Training and Education. NYCON will provide access to and scholarships for free training, access to an online learning community, and consulting support to 80 community and faith-based organizations. These organizations will be known as “Program Participants.” NYCON is collaborating with three Nonprofit Training Partners including the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement, the Support Center for Nonprofit Management and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. The SCF program will offer an extraordinarily comprehensive range of free training opportunities to meet the needs, interests, and goals of eligible secular and faith-based organizations who participate in this program.
  • Component #2: Funding and Technical Assistance. Program Participants will be able to compete to receive a grant ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 and receive 50 hours of free technical assistance. Both the funding awards and technical assistance are designed to build organizational capacity. Approximately 30 community and faith-based organizations will be awarded financial and technical assistance and these organizations will be known as “Project Partners.”

Applications will be accepted during two competitive funding rounds that will take place in the Spring and late Winter of 2010. A total of $600,000 in Financial Assistance will be available. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FREE Webinars Offered on IRS Filing Requirements for the 990

The NY Council of Nonprofits' national partner, the National Council of Nonprofits, is offering two FREE webinars for you and your board members!

Get Ready, Get Set, Go! IRS Filing Requirements for Charitable Nonprofits
Two national webinars: February 23 and March 23, 2010

Register Now

Are you prepared for this year's tax filing deadline? Did you know that tax-exempt organizations could have their status revoked for not filing the annual Form 990? The National Council of Nonprofits will host two free webinars presented by the IRS for nonprofit organizations to learn about the resources available and answer questions about filing your IRS Form 990.

These webinars will include:
  • Critical steps to take now in order to protect and preserve your tax exemption.
  • Review of the filing requirements for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, and the consequences of not filing (or filing an incomplete) Form 990-series return. Tax-exempt organizations now stand to lose their tax-exempt status if they do not file the Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-N (e-postcard) for three consecutive years-these revocations will begin in 2010).

"Learn from the Experts: What Forms Must Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Organizations File to Meet IRS Requirements and Preserve Tax Exempt Status?"

Tuesday, February 23
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern

  • What forms are tax-exempt organizations required to file with the IRS annually?
  • What information is required to be reported on the forms?
  • Why your organization may need to file NOW, so that it won't lose its tax-exempt status
  • How to file complete, accurate returns to avoid IRS penalties.

There is no charge for nonprofit organizations or their board members for these webinars. Advance registration is required by February 22, 2010.

"Hear from the IRS: What The IRS Has Learned After One Year With the Redesigned Form 990"

Tuesday, March 23
3:30 pm - 4:30pm Eastern

  • What trends has the IRS observed in the first season of redesigned Form 990 filing?
  • What mistakes are most commonly being made by nonprofits on the redesigned Form 990?
  • What can a nonprofit do to streamline the filing process?
  • What are the answers to frequently asked questions about completing the 990?

There is no charge for nonprofit organizations or their board members for these webinars. Advance registration is required by March 22, 2010.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Central Hudson offers energy-saving workshop

The Poughkeepsie Journal reported that to show business owners how to use rebates and incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has partnered with the New York State Small Business Development Center and local chambers of commerce to host Business Energy Savings Workshops.

The next session will be 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at Central Hudson’s office, 284 South Ave., Poughkeepsie.

This free 90-minute workshop is for business owners and those with responsibility for the electric bill at retail stores, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, 8schools, places of worship, municipalities, nonprofit facilities and other organizations. Coffee and a light continental breakfast will be provided.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Board Training Opportunity in Long Island!

State Board Training Consortium: Achieving Excellence in Governance
Participating State Agencies
NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute and Center for Community Health * NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services * NYS Office of Mental Health * NYS Office of Children and Family Services * NYS Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities

The State Board Training Consortium (SBTC) is a collaborative effort between five state agencies to improve governance of state–funded non-profits by providing a comprehensive series of trainings to board members of these organizations. SBTC trainings are conducted by the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) NYCON offers 12 different trainings tailored to meet the unique needs of board members. Topics covered include: duties and responsibilities of board members; legal obligations; fiscal accountability; nonprofit accounting basics; human resource issues; quality assurance; board recruitment and retention; strategic planning; and ethics.

SBTC is pleased to announce that NYCON will offer
the following workshops in Long Island.

February 9th, 2010
Duties and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The New Form 990: A Focus on Board Governance

February 10th, 2010
Developing a Fiscally Accountable Nonprofit Board
9:00am to 12:00pm

Doing the Right Thing: Board Members as Ethical Leaders & Decision Makers
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview NY 11803
To register:
Please visit and click on the “State Board Training” logo on the homepage.
Please email
Please note you must complete a pre-survey before attending. All information will be emailed to you upon registration.
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