In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Fall Events
  • Emerging Leaders Program Applications Open
  • Voter Engagement Toolkit
  • Field Hall Grant Announcement
  • NPW Event Recap
  • Member Events
  • Funding

 

NPW FALL EVENTS

November 8, Executive Directors and CEOs Roundtable, NPW Nonprofit Members Only: Staffing Struggles and Potential Solutions, Tracy Benson of DataKey Consulting

This will be a platform to connect with peers and share ideas, experiences, and wisdom related to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. 

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November 9, all-day event, New York Nonprofit Media Westchester Nonprofit OpCon Co-Sponsored by NPW

Join Nonprofit, Business and Government Leaders for a day of enriching panel discussions focused on streamlining processed and operations at your nonprofit.

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November 16, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Small Nonprofits Affinity Group: Making Program Evaluation Work For Your Nonprofit, Sam Wallis, Executive Director, Yonkers Partners in Education. 

Register Here

Register For ALL NPW Events Here

2023 EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM

The application for the ELP Class of 2023 is now open!

NPW's Emerging Leaders Program is an 11-month professional development initiative designed to fortify the next generation of nonprofit professionals through learning that focuses on the social and systemic issues addressed by the nonprofit sector. Up to 30 participants engage in interactive trainings and have unique opportunities to network and share experiences with peers and leaders of NPW member organizations.

Learn More & Apply Here
 

VOTER ENGAGEMENT TOOLKIT

Nonprofit New York's 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit provides a wealth of information to effectively educate and mobilize communities for civic engagement leading up to the election. The toolkit for nonprofits includes checklists, FAQs, and sample content for nonprofits to encourage voting in their communities and network, including information on Nonprofits and Ballot Measures. The information is nonpartisan, and the information provided details legal actions nonprofits can take in mobilizing voter turnout.

As a reminder, the General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Early voting is from October 29 - November 6, 2022.

FIELD HALL FOUNDATION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Field Hall Foundation has awarded $255,800 in new grants through its Fall 2022 grant cycle.  The funding will be used to improve the lives of vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties. Grant recipients included the following NPW Members:

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center: $50,000 – To provide mobile mental healthcare to homebound seniors living in Greenburgh

Open Door Family Medical Center: $50,000 – To provide intensive case management and navigation to un- and under-insured, high-risk seniors in Putnam and Westchester Counties

HOPE Community Services: $45,000 – To provide mobile case management to low-income seniors in New Rochelle

United Way of Westchester and Putnam: $30,000 – To provide transportation for seniors in Putnam and Westchester Counties

DOROT: $15,000 – To provide services through their Westchester Response Team Program that will both help older adults continue to live independently and alleviate social isolation

Furniture Sharehouse: $10,800 – To provide furniture to low-income adults in need in Westchester County

The Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Spring 2023 grant cycle; deadline: January 31, 2023. For more information visit www.fieldhallfoundation.org. Read the full press release here.

 

NPW EVENT RECAP

 

Over 50 people were in attendance for our Budget Forum with County Executive George Latimer's key policy staff last Thursday. County Executive Latimer called in to address the participantsEnormous thanks to Emily Saltzman, Deputy Director of Operations, Karen Pasquale, Asst. Director of Operations, and Blanca Lopez, Deputy Commissioner of Planning for joining us in person to provide insight into the county's budget process and priorities. 

Several nonprofit leaders asked key questions and advocated for the issues affecting their nonprofits.

 

Thank you to Alison Paul of Alison Paul Grantwriting and Consulting Grant Prospect Research Workshop for leading a fantastic Grant Prospect Research Workshop last Friday. Over 50 participants joined us to learn new tricks and tools to find funders that are good fits for their organizations. Thank you also to Jaquetta Jenkins, Executive Director of First Steps to Heal Inc., for having the great idea for this important workshop! 

 

COMPENSATION SURVEY

Complete the first Westchester Only Nonprofit Compensation Survey and Receive the Report for FREE – a $350 Value.  Deadline extended to: Oct. 31

 

MEMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS & INFO

 

Please be sure to use NPW's Nonprofit Community Calendar as a resource when planning your event to avoid date conflicts with other organizations. NPW members: email newsletter@npwestchester.org with the event information, event image & registration link to get your event listed.

2022 Westchester County Budget Public Input Sessions: Nov. 2

Behind Closed Doors" Domestic Violence Awareness Virtual Program: October 26 at 7 PM

Learn about the alarming reality of domestic violence that is concealed behind closed doors where only the occupants know of its existence; where victims, perpetrators and even their children carefully curate a persona that is far different from the reality of their lives. Darlene Reda, Deputy Director for the Westchester County Office for Women, illuminates the complex dynamics underlying domestic violence and abuse, the prevalence of domestic violence in our Westchester communities and County initiative to address family violence, how to support someone who is experiencing domestic violence or abuse and local resources to turn to for help. 

Black Business Directory Virtual Launch Party: October 27

Combating the Westchester Housing Crisis: A Forum for Activists hosted by the Pace Land Use Law Center and Welcome Home Westchester: October 27th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM 

League of Women Voters of Westchester County: Voter Registration Information for the November 8 General Election

Volunteer New York! Nonprofit Board Boot Camp: Nov. 2 & 9, Dec. 1 

Volunteer New York!'s 7th Annual Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a three-part series (two virtual + one in-person event) for local professionals that offers a path to achieve leadership goals through board service. Learn More.

Exploring Peaker Power Plant Inequities and Solutions: November 10

Join Sustainable Westchester in discussing the environmental justice impacts of peaker power plants, and how communities can band together to eliminate their use. This webinar will introduce the Clean Energy Group’s Peaker Plant Mapping Tool and provide an overview of how it can be used to explore the economic and racial disparities of peaker plants.

Please give your employees an hour of work-time, THIS WEEK, to pursue loan forgiveness on their own. Send them to PSLF.nyc/navigator and they’ll take it from there. This waiver makes it easier for public service employees to receive credit for more payments. However, this waiver currently expires on October 31, 2022. Apply by Oct. 31

Take the 2022 RACE To LEAD survey to contribute to new understandings of how these changes are impacting all nonprofit workers, leaders and organizations. The survey will explore new topics – like the experiences of frontline workers and changing expectations of nonprofit workplaces – while continuing to gather important information on the intersection of race, leadership and nonprofit culture.

2022 Westchester Nonprofit OpCon: November 9

 

Family Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Family Material Assistance Program,  Flyer in English & Spanish.

Child Care Council of Westchester: Westchester Works Child Care Scholarship Program

This new scholarship has much higher income eligibility levels, and may be available to your family even if you’ve never been included before. For example, a family of two: once “over-income” for child care financial assistance at $54,930, you can now have a gross income of up to $73,240 and be eligible for the Westchester Works Child Care Scholarship Program. Click here for complete information and application.

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FUNDING 

 

The Impact 100 virtual nonprofit grant information session will be held on November 9th. The slideroom application portal will open on November 14th. LOI’s will be due on January 13, 2023.

The 2022 100 Donors Grant Application is now available. The application deadline is midnight September 28, 2022. The grant amount is currently $21,000. The winner will be announced on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Grant process information: 100donors.org/grants. Questions: contact transform@100donors.org

 

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