In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Fall Events
  • Emerging Leaders Program Applications Now Open
  • NY Pay Transparency Law
  • Child Care Subsidy for Your Nonprofit Staff
  • NPW Event Recap
  • Member Events
  • Funding

 

NPW FALL EVENTS

Network, Learn, Advocate and Celebrate this Fall

Fall Government Relations Series

  • October 13, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Budget Forum with County Board of Legislators
  • October 20, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Budget Forum with County Executive George Latimer

Learn about the 2023 budget priorities of your elected officials at these budget forums and advocate for the issues of importance to your nonprofit.

 
Register Here

October 21, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Grant Prospect Research Workshop, Alison Paul,  Alison Paul Grantwriting and Consulting – Free to All Members and Nonmembers. Virtual event.

In order to win a grant, you must first find funders that are a good fit for your organization. This workshop will showcase several databases, websites, and strategies to help you find good grant prospects. 

Register Here

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. 

Register Here

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.

Register Here

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. Key takeaways: 

  • How to develop practical evaluation methods with a small staff.
  • How to connect evaluation to your program design. 
  • How to communicate your results to your key audiences

Register 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.

Profile of an NPW Emerging Leader:

  • 3-10 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Eager to learn more about the Westchester nonprofit sector as a whole as well as the work of individual organizations
  • Committed to making new connections within the sector to advance personal and professional growth
  • Able to devote the time required to attend program sessions
Learn More & Apply Here
 

NY PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW

Legal Alert From Pro Bono Partnership: Westchester County, NY Pay Transparency Law Becomes Effective November 6, 2022

Recent amendments to the Westchester County Human Rights Law will require employers with at least 4 employees to provide a pay range in job postings. Effective November 6, 2022, it will be unlawful for employers hiring for positions performed in whole or in part in Westchester County, whether in an office, in the field or remotely, “to advertise a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity without also including the minimum or maximum salary for the job, promotion or transfer in the job posting or advertisement.”

The law defines a wage range as “the lowest to highest salary the employer in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay” for the position. A job posting is “any written or printed communication, whether electronic or hard copy, that the employer is recruiting and accepting applications” for a particular position. A job posting does not include general calls for applications that only indicate that an employer is accepting applications without reference to a particular position, such as a help wanted sign.

Consequences of violating this law may include payment of back pay, front pay, punitive damages, costs, and civil penalties up to and including $250,000 for willful violations.

What Should Employers Do Now?

  • Review all job postings for positions to be performed in Westchester County (aside from general calls for applications) to ensure that they include a pay range as of November 6. 
  • Remove or update any job postings that are not compliant with the new law.
  • Inform relevant staff of the new law’s requirements.

Questions? Please contact Pro Bono Partnership’s White Plains office at 914-328-0674 if you have any questions about this subject. 

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY

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

We often think of our clients when discussing the Child Care Scholarship program, but our staff needs it and may be eligible too! Please share the information below.

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. Watch this video below to learn more and click here for complete information and application.

 

KINSHIP SUPPORT PROGRAM

Family Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Family Material Assistance Program

Are you a grandparent or relative raising children? If you have custody of the children you are raising, you may qualify for $170 to be used toward clothing, school-related expense, college applications and more for the children in your care. Please contact Amal Louhaichy, Program Assistant, for more information or to apply alouhaichy@fssy.org or 914-963-5118, ext. 504. Flyer in English & Spanish.

 

NPW EVENT RECAP

 

Thank you Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) for hosting the 9th session of the Emerging Leaders Program last Thursday at their awesome YPIE College Zone location. YPIE Executive Director & NPW board member Samuel Wallis led an interactive session on nonprofit impact measurement. ELPers were invited to really think about the specific problems their organizations are trying to solve and how to best benchmark and assess impact.

After the engaging lesson, the current ELP class joined several ELP alums right next door at the Yonkers Brewery for a fun networking hour with drinks and apps. ELP Alumni Group chairs Dana Hysell and Jordan Cormier got the class excited about several great alumni events already planned for 2023! Please help us celebrate this amazing class of future nonprofit leaders by joining us for their ELP Graduation at NPW's Keep Westchester Thriving Awards on November 30!

 
 

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

 

With the busy fall nonprofit event and gala season upon us, 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 can have their events listed on our Community Calendar by emailing newsletter@npwestchester.org with the event information, event image & link to registration.

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.

U.S. Congressional District 17 Virtual Candidate Forum: October 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Accounting & Financial and Healthcare Career Fairs

 

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

Westchester Children's Association Advocacy Breakfast 2022 – A Better Normal: October 18

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.

Neighbors Link - Seeking Safety: October 19

2022 Westchester Nonprofit OpCon: November 9

 

See All Member Events Here
 
 
 

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. Tips for applicants:

  • Don't submit your application until you are finished.
  • Be as brief and direct as you can.
  • Provide data whenever possible.

ArtsWestchester grants are now open. The Arts Alive grant opportunity supports artists and cultural groups, deadline: Oct. 18. The Voices for Change grant opportunity seeks to support artists in creating new work through authentic community engagement that can lead to impact/change, deadline: Oct. 20.

 

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