In this Newsletter:

  1. Upcoming Forums 

  2. County Grant Program

  3. NPW Upcoming Events

  4. Member Events and News

  5. NPW Program Wrap Up

    FORUMS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

     

     

    Nonprofit Federal Priorities with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    Save the Date: March 24, 2:00 - 2:40 PM

    Please join Nonprofit New York, the New York Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Westchester, and the National Council of Nonprofits for a nonprofit town hall with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. All nonprofits across New York State are welcome to join. We will hear from Senator Gillibrand about Congressional updates, share nonprofits’ federal priorities, and ask the Senator to discuss specific issues and needs of New York’s nonprofits. Please be advised that due to time constraints the town hall will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED.

    What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About the Upcoming Electronic Filing Requirement of the Annual Report
    March 30, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

    • Greetings by Attorney General Letitia James
    • Overview of the Charities Bureau and the Westchester Regional Office
    • Electronic Filing of Annual Report is Coming to a Computer Near You
    • Q & A
    Register

    Plus - Join NPW on March 24th for a special training with PKF O'Connor Davies on The Form 990: A Financial Document and Marketing Tool.
    Register Here for 'The Form 990'.

     

    COUNTY BUSINESS FIRST GRANTS

     

    Westchester County Business First Grant Program – Apply Now!

    Westchester County Business FIRST: Financial Investments for Recovery and a Sustainable Tomorrow provides immediate financial relief to nonprofits and religious organizations in Westchester County that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Qualifying nonprofits and religious organizations can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $45,000.

    To be eligible:

    • The organization’s primary location must be in Westchester County.
    • The organization must be currently open with plans to stay open, or temporarily closed with plans to reopen in 2022.
    • More eligibility information can be seen by clicking on "Apply Now" below.
    Apply Now

    NEED HELP?  Email – BusinessFirst@npwestchester.org

    COVID TEST KITS & PPE

    Rapid COVID Test Kits and PPE Available Through Westchester County

    Westchester County has received ihealth Rapid Test Kits and would like to make them available to Westchester nonprofit organizations to utilize for staff and clients to be able to provide/receive services safely. Each kit contains 2 rapid tests and come in boxes of 90. The County is offering each organization 2 boxes which will need to be picked up at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services warehouse at 35 Walker Road in Valhalla. In addition, the County also has PPE such as surgical and cloth masks, KN95 and N95 masks, Nitrile Gloves and Face Shields.

    If you are interested in these items and/or test kits, please email Kyle McIntyre at ktma@westchestergov.com. A time will be set up for all organizations to pick up the supplies. Please provide Kyle with the contact info for whomever will be picking up the supplies.

    NPW ADVOCACY & POLICY

    Read NPW's 2022 Advocacy & Policy Agenda Here.

    NPW's next Public Policy meeting will be held on March 17th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and is open to ALL NPW members. 

    Register Here
     

    UPCOMING NPW EVENTS

    March 9: Small Nonprofits Affinity Breakfast - Keeping the Pieces of Your Small Nonprofit Going and Growing

    March 16: Program Portfolio Analysis: To Grow or Not to Grow

    March 24: The Form 990: A Financial Document and Marketing Tool

    March 30: What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About the Upcoming Electronic Filing Requirement of the Annual Report

    April 7: Charting an Anti-Racist Path Forward in Westchester's Nonprofit Sector

    April 20: Scaling Up for Greater Impact

    April 28: Employee Handbooks: Why They’re Necessary, Where to Start and Tips for Updating

    May 4: Affordable Housing in Westchester: The Economic and Social Benefits of Building the Housing We Need

    May 11: Peer to Peer: An Affinity Group for Nonprofit Personnel of Color

    May 12: Operating Reserves

    June 8: Board Governance – Advancing Equity and Inclusion

    June 15: Affordable Housing in Westchester: A Call to Action for the Nonprofit Sector
     

    MEMBER EVENTS

     

    Limited tickets are still available for The 3rd annual Westchester Poverty SymposiumFeaturing: A Fireside Chat with Clare Murray, Community Center of Northern Westchester and Limarie Cabrera, Westchester Children's Association. Moderated by Jessica Reinmann, 914Cares. Presentations from Seth Diamond, Westchester Jewish Community Services, Kathy Halas, Child Care Council of Westchester, Cynthia Knox, Caring for the Hungry & Homeless of Peekskill.

    Registration is open for the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester's Racial Equity 101-103 workshop series. Get a foundational grounding or refresher in racial equity concepts and tools. Please email Maria Dautruche directly at mdautruche@ywcawpcw.org with any questions. Register here.

     

    Nonprofit BoardCon: March 29 Panelists for The Partnership Between Board & Staff: Maximizing Time to Increase Impact: Jan Fisher, NPW Executive Director,
    Maurice Segall
    NPW Board Member; Director, New York and Fairfield County, CT, Program, Pro Bono Partnership, Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Consultant, SRT Advising & Consulting.

    MEMBER NEWS 

     

    Please complete and share the Westchester Children's Association's 2022 Digital Access Survey if you have a school-age child and live in Westchester County. This survey was developed in partnership with Pace University and is available in English and Spanish. When you are done, please forward the link below to your friends, family, and colleagues. This survey is open until March 30, 2022. No personal information will be collected so that all responses will be kept anonymous.

    Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

    The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations that have shown exemplary leadership by facilitating partnerships with public, private or social sector leaders. All nonprofit organizations are eligible.

    NPW PROGRAM WRAP UP

     

    Thank you to Navy Djonovic, Partner at Maier, Markey & Justic, and Mary Lee, President of Innovative Microsystems for expertly presenting at our People & Process Affinity Group Breakfast: "In or Out? When is Outsourcing Right for Your Nonprofit?" at Sam's of Gedney Way. Participants learned about the why and how of outsourcing, particularly in the areas of finance and IT. 

    The second session of NPW's Emerging Leaders Program was all about advocacy! Thank you to the Child Care Council of Westchester's Kathleen Halas, Executive Director and Juanita Pope, Director of Community Events for leading such a fantastic discussion and interactive, fun session. Thank you also to the Westchester Library System for offering their facilities and M&T Bank for their generous sponsorship of the ELP Program.

     
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