In this Newsletter:

  1. Upcoming NPW Events

  2. NPW Affinity Groups

  3. Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Briefing

  4. NPW Racial Equity Forum - April 7

  5. Free Covid Test Kits

  6. NPW Advocacy Toolkit

  7. Member Events

  8. Articles of Interest: 
    - To Support Black-led Nonprofits, Fund Us for Capacity Building & Infrastructure
    - Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color

  9. Pathways Pledge

    Upcoming NPW Events

     

    NPW Affinity Groups: Connect, Network & Learn Together

    Affinity Groups provide an opportunity for participants to strengthen their ability to address common issues and challenges, learn from each other, network and build supportive and collegial relationships.

    People and Process Affinity Group
    In or Out? When is Outsourcing Right for Your Nonprofit? 
    March 3, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Sam's of Gedney Way

    This Affinity Group will help participants address challenges inherent in the “back office” functions of running a non-profit organization: Human Resources, Finance, IT and Operations. This Affinity Group is chaired by Joanne Dunn, Executive Director of Youth Shelter Program of Westchester and Chuck Newman, President and Managing Partner of Charles Newman Co., and facilitated by Cora Greenberg.

    • Who should attend: Open to organizations and businesses in these functional areas.
    • When: The People and Process Affinity Group will meet three times a year.
    • Cost: NPW Members: $20 per person; Nonmembers $45
    Register for March 3rd People & Process Breakfast

    Small Nonprofits Affinity Group
    Keeping the Pieces of Your Small Nonprofit Going and Growing
    March 9, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Sam's of Gedney Way

    This Affinity Group will help participants address the unique challenges and opportunities facing small nonprofit organizations. The Small Nonprofit Affinity Group is chaired by ­­­­Tania Weiss, Executive Director of Cancer Support Team and facilitated by Cora Greenberg.

    • Who should attend:  Senior staff of organizations that have 12 or fewer employees or budgets of less than $1.5 million. 
    • When: The Small Nonprofits Affinity Group will three times a year.
    • Cost: NPW Members: $20 per person; Nonmembers $45
    Register for March 9th Small Nonprofits Breakfast

     

    Virtual Briefing with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

    Thank you Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, for listening to the concerns of Westchester's nonprofit sector and for your leadership and continued support in addressing the issues that impact the nonprofit sector and the people it serves. Over 150 members of the NPW community attended the event on Friday, January 21st.

    Some of the issues shared during the briefing include - equitable contracting and wages, affordable housing, intersectional violence prevention and trauma services, and equity for people with disabilities.

    In addition to these issues, we made our request clear: The nonprofit sector deserves to be treated like a business with the same opportunities to receive relief for operational expenses resulting from the pandemic. This is above funding to provide government mandated and other critical services. Continue your advocacy by taking the Nonprofit Policy Priorities Needs Assessment Survey. For the full event video visit our YouTube Channel

    Racial Equity Forum: April 7

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

     

    Free At-home Covid Tests

    Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

    Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

    Order Your Free Tests Here
     

    NPW Advocacy Toolkit

    A surprising number of people believe that 501c3 organizations cannot lobby. This is not true. Nonprofits are vehicles for democratic involvement, positive change and social justice, and, if done correctly, are allowed to advocate and lobby.

    This online toolkit is a dynamic resource. NPW will add sections to provide updated information, as well as about materials on advocacy and lobbying on the County, State and Federal levels.

    Member Events

     

    United Way of Westchester and Putnam revealed that three amazing women will be keynote speakers at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit 2022, held in a hybrid capacity on Friday, March 25: Angela F. William, CEO of United Way Worldwide, Cristina Alesci, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Chobani and former CNN correspondent; and Avera Martin, a Harvard-trained civil rights attorney, advocate, nonprofit founder, television host, legal and social issues commentator, and author. 

    The Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation "TUSF Warrior Ride”

    On Friday, 29 April 2022, Kyle Bigue (pictured above-left) will depart Boston, MA and pedal over 3,100 miles to his final destination in San Diego, CA. This tremendous, coast-to-coast endeavor is projected to take Kyle through 15 states and over two months to complete. Kyle will complete the 3,100 mile TUSF Warrior Ride to raise awareness regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans and the elevated suicide rates among our Nation’s Service Member and Veteran Communities. 

     

    Articles of Interest

     

     

    Pathways Pledge

    Take the Pathways Pledge! Make Westchester and Putnam counties economically strong, vibrant and equitable for both employers and employees.

    Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network is here to help both job seekers and employers.  Their services include job-matching, training reimbursements, job postings and job fairs.  They want to be that connection between job seekers and employers, especially given the current job market. Check out the Pathways Pledge and accompanying formFor more information on training opportunities and financial benefits for your workforce click here.  

    Inform Our Advocacy

     

    NY State has provided needed funding through federal recovery dollars to for-profit businesses for operational expenses. Yet, no such support is available to 501c3 nonprofit businesses. Help us determine the need for support so we can make the case to NY State by completing this brief survey.

    Nonprofit Sector Policy Priorities Needs Assessment

     
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