Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New York State Cultural Data Project Orientation Sessions

This month, New York State Cultural Data Project orientation sessions are being offered in New York City and via webinar, featuring a CDP Reports Orientation for Nonprofit Leaders, including board members. Join us to learn how to put CDP to work for you!

To register, please click on the corresponding link below. If you plan to attend multiple trainings, please be sure to register for each below.

New User Orientation
We recommend a New User Orientation if your organization is new to the CDP or if you need a refresher on data entry. This training session will provide an overview of the history and goals of the New York State CDP as well as an introduction to the types of data collected. During the session, we will walk participants through the process of entering data, applying to participating funders and generating reports.

New User Orientation, Brooklyn
Irondale Ensemble Project
September 20, 2011
10:00 am

CDP Reports Orientation
If your organization has already submitted at least one Data Profile into the system, we encourage you to join us for a Reports Orientation to learn more about the 77 trend and comparison reports available to your organization, at no-cost! This training offers tips for integrating use of these reports in your financial management, planning and evaluation.

CDP Reports Orientation, Brooklyn
Irondale Ensemble Project
September 20, 2011
1:00 pm

CDP Reports Orientation for Nonprofit Leaders
Is your board interested in analyzing financial trends? Is your executive director looking to set fundraising and marketing goals? CDP reports can help your organization's board and staff make operational decisions, build the case for support and facilitate long-term planning.
This reports orientation session is designed specifically for executive directors, board members, and other nonprofit leaders and will provide participants with an overview of the reports available through the CDP and how they can be used for key decision-making within your organization.

CDP Reports for Nonprofit Leaders, Manhattan
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
September 21, 2011
10:00 am

Join a CDP training session from your home or office ONLINE via webinar!
New User and CDP Reports Orientation Sessions are offered monthly to all CDP users. You can participate in a WEB-BASED Training Session from your office or home computer. A CDP associate will conduct the training session, during which you will be able to ask questions and learn more about the Cultural Data Project. New User Orientations take place on the first Wednesday and Reports Orientations are held on the third Thursday of every month.

New User Orientation
1st Wednesdays
10:00 am and 2:00pm

CDP Reports Orientation
3rd Thursdays
10:00 am and 2:00 pm

One day prior to the training session, you will be sent a link to connect to this training session online.
Questions? Visit or contact the New York State CDP Help Desk at or 1-888-NYSCDP-1 (1-888-697-2371).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meet the Candidates: The Race for Dutchess County Executive and the Value of Nonprofits Set of Oct 27th

Dutchess County Executive Candidates Forum
Thursday, October 27, 2011
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Locust Grove


This is an opportunity to meet the candidates in the race for Dutchess County Executive and hear their perspectives on the value and impact of Nonprofits.

The Members of the Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits are pleased to sponsor the Dutchess County Executive Candidates Forum to continue important dialogue relative to strengthening Government and Nonprofit relationships. All Nonprofits (Board, Staff), County Residents and Public Officials are invited to hear how the candidates for Dutchess County Executive plan to address policy reforms and other measures that will strengthen the partnership between County Government and Nonprofit service providers in recognition that this partnership is integral for the delivery of services to the citizens of Dutchess County who require assistance in their lives.

Special thanks to the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region for moderating this forum.

The Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits purpose in hosting this non-partisan forum is to provide an opportunity to educate the local community on the Candidates for Dutchess County Executive respective opinions and positions on various issues relevant to the local nonprofit community. The Members of the Coalition do not endorse nor oppose any specific candidate running for this office. The forum is strictly for educational purposes only.


About the Candidates for Dutchess County Executive:

Dan French grew up in a working-class family from the Bronx and was 7 years old when his family settled here in Dutchess County. French graduated from Arlington High School in 1999. Dan French and his sister were the first members of his family to attend college; he graduated from Binghamton University in 2003. After the attacks on our country on 9/11 became interested in public service and began a renewed interest in political science courses. He was elected to his first term as Beekman Town Councilman in November 2004, at the age of 23. After 5 years as the only Democrat on the Beekman Town Board, he decided to run for Town Supervisor. French was elected by a majority and is now proudly serving his town as their chief executive.

Marcus J. Molinaro (born 1975), originally from Yonkers, New York, represents District 103 in the New York State Assembly. He is a Republican. In 1994, when he was just 18, Molinaro was elected to the Tivoli Village Board of Trustees—making him the youngest person ever elected to office in the State of New York. The very next year, he became the youngest mayor in the United States. He was re-elected mayor five times and elected four times to the Dutchess County Legislature. A graduate of Dutchess Community College, Molinaro is an active member of the Tivoli Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He resides in Red Hook with his wife Christy L. Cocker, a registered nurse in the OR at Northern Dutchess Hospital. He has one daughter, Abigail Faith and a son, Jack Henry.