Thursday, February 19, 2015

Upcoming Events & Webinars

[TOMORROW] February 20th, 2015 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Complying with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act in New York State [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
Presented by Michael West, Esq., Senior Attorney, NYCON 

The Nonprofit Revitalization Act is a landmark change in the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York that ushered in a modern era for the operation and governance of nonprofit corporations on July 1, 2014. During this in depth webinar NYCON's Senior Attorney will provide members with a comprehensive overview of the Act as well as take a closer look at the various topics included in the Act that are new and have implications on compliance and board governance in general and your operations specifically. This session will provide you with an overview and a practical set of actions to take to amend your bylaws to meet the new standards of the Act.
NYCON is pleased to bring a full calendar of "Members Only Lunch & Learn Webinars" to you in 2015. If you have not renewed your membership you can do so by clicking here. If you are not sure of your membership status please email us at Please note that this webinar is available to 
nonprofit members only.
February 20, 2014 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
NYCON Membership Benefits Orientation [Webinar]
In our "Get to Know Us" Sessions, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about our membership benefits - and answer all the questions you have regarding our process, costs and what you get for FREE. Find out how Membership will benefit you by attending this 1-hour session. Learn all about our:
  • Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance. NYCON empowers our members with the best practices, policies, and procedures as well as information on ever-changing regulations, funding, accountability and more.
  • Cost Savings Solutions for Nonprofits. NYCON leverages the purchasing power of thousands of nonprofits to bring you economies of scale on everything from Office Supplies to Employee Benefits. 
  • The Nonprofit Voice in New York State NYCON represents our members on the local, state and national level, giving voice to small and medium sized nonprofits everywhere.
February 25, 2015 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Corporate Member Spotlight: Crowdfunding Solutions from CauseVox
Presented by Rob Wu, CauseVox Founder & CEO
Recent Camp Finance Presenter

CauseVox Crowdfunding Platform allows you to create a beautiful fundraising site in seconds. Manage your campaigns effectively with full adminstrative access - and much more.
  • Control your fundraising site's design
  • Create personal and team fundraising pages
  • Tell your stories with built-in content fundraising tools
  • Extend your fundraising site with CauseVox widgets or build your own.
  • Any nonprofit can access CauseVox's basic 'Starter' plan for free, until they raise over $5,000 in funds
NYCON Members can access the upgraded 'Impact' and 'Pro' Plans for FREE for up to three (3) months, regardless of amount of funds raised. (CauseVox does keep 4.25% transaction processing fee.)  
*Please note that CauseVox is not an Endorsed Corporate Partner of NYCON. 
March 12th, 2015  11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
To SHOP or Not to SHOP: Top Ten Things You Need to Know When Considering the NYS Small Business Health Exchange [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
Peter Andrew, CEO of Council Services Plus, Inc. and Joseph Muldoon, New York State Health Benefit Exchange Project Director

The world of Health Insurance has changed a lot over the past few years. New York's Health Exchange, New York State of Health (NYSOH), has established one of the most successful exchanges in the nation. In many ways today's health insurance environment is more friendly to nonprofits - and small organizations in general.  But making a move with any Employee Benefit is no small task, and especially so with Health Insurance. There are a lot of things you need to be aware of as you consider this kind of move. This webinar will highlight the "Top Ten" reasons you might consider NYSOH and identify key issues you should understand before making your decision. Join Peter Andrew, CEO of Council Services Plus, Inc. (NYCON's Insurance Subsidiary) and Joseph Muldoon, New York State Health Benefit Exchange Project Director, for this candid look at the facts, and the biggest pros (and cons) of moving to the NYS Health Exchange.

This information will be extremely useful for small nonprofits that:
  • Have a primary business address within New York State
  • Have a least one common-law employees
  • Have 50 or fewer eligible employees
March 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
Strategic Restructuring for Nonprofits: A "Real World" Approach [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
A  Special Event with Updates for 2015 by our CEO Doug Sauer

This thought provoking, insightful event will provide you with knowledge gleaned from decades of Doug's work with hundreds of nonprofits in various stages of formal restructuring, shared service models and, certainly, merger.

Doug, perhaps more than anyone on the national nonprofit "scene," knows first hand that merger (or any type of structural "re-engineering" of your organization) is a serious solution to the very complex issues facing today's nonprofits. Join us on June 19th and learn from Doug's real world and very practical experiences. Doug will be talking about the variety of options available for restructuring a nonprofit, what the potential benefits and very real risks are -- as well as what the process of  "strategic restructuring" is really like.

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the online session so make sure you take advantage of having our resident expert available to you.
Plan Ahead for Spring! Upcoming Webinars...
April 23, 2015 2:30 pm
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Corporate Member SPOTLIGHT:
Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) at Marist College 
The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) at Marist College
prepares innovative leaders of public and nonprofit organizations with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effectively managing in a diverse, technologically engaged and global society. The MPA program's commitment to excellence in education is demonstrated through the integration of public administration theories with the practice of management in the public and non-profit sectors.  Interested in furthering your nonprofit career?
Benefit Spotlight On:
Membership Benefits Spotlight!
If you like our webinar 'system' you already like ReadyTalk. NYCON is pleased to partner with ReadyTalk to bring members easy-to-use audio and web conferencing at great, low rates!

Members pay only 3.9 cents per minute/per participant for voice conferencing and 7.9 cents per minute/per web conferencing, more than 70% off the regular price of ReadyTalk services.

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