New York Nonprofit Sector Events – October & November 2015

Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits, a Special Event by TechSoup Global
November 11, 2015 (Wednesday9:30 am—4:00 pm
Microsoft Welcome Center, 11 Times Square, 7th Floor, New York, NY

Here’s your chance to learn more about Office 365 for nonprofits – what it is, how the licensing works, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and what it takes to implement it. Nonprofit staff can learn more about why nonprofits are choosing Office 365, how it’s saving them money, and how to successfully implement it. IT staff and consultants will have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks about implementing Office 365 at nonprofit organizations.  Everyone will have time to ask questions and learn more about the benefits of O365 for nonprofits.  This event will be hosted by TechSoup and its partner organization, Tech Impact.

This is a one-day event for nonprofits will cover the following topics – and much more!

  • Cloud based services: what they are, advantages and disadvantages
  • Office 365 overview including the various components so you can better understand what they are and how you can use them
  • Information on different implementation strategies and resources
  • Technical deep dive for IT folks to learn more about how to best implement Office 365 for nonprofit organizations

Click here to register for this free event.

Strategic Planning for Mission Impact
November 12, 2015 (Thursday9:00 am—11:30 am
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, Volvo Room, New York, NY

Great strategic plans are based on measurable goals that can help you achieve your nonprofit’s mission. They are vital tools for guiding nonprofit work. Everyone in your organization has a valuable role to play in creating and using your strategic plan. Led by New York City’s Chief Service Officer, Paula Gavin, a panel of seasoned experts will share their insights about how strategic planning can position your nonprofit to manage challenges effectively, and lead to deeper mission impact. Cost is $25 per person.  Click here to register to attend.

Webinar: How an 80’s pop song can help manage 2 critical IT security risks
Thursday, November 12th, 2:00 pm—3:00 pm

“Back at base, bugs in the software / Flash the message, ‘something’s out there!'”

Hacking, botnets and ransomware – the list of threats goes on and on. Following clear advice from international pop hit, 99 Red Balloons, this workshop will guide you through a methodology and toolset to move from anxiety to action. While you can’t eliminate risk, there are many practical steps you can take to better understand your risks and then manage those risks. You will leave this webinar with the ability to identify your biggest security risks, steps you can take and tools you can use to assess and address those risks, and much more. The webinar will be led by accomplished tech leader Joshua Peskay, VP of RoundTable Technology. Click here to learn more and register.

Demonstration of, a free mapping and data tool
November 17, 2015 (Wednesday8:30 am—10:00 am
UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street, New York, NY

HSC, in partnership with Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Council for Family and Child Caring Agencies, LiveOn NY, and Staten Island NFP Association, is proud to host a demonstration of, a pioneering, free, easy-to-use mapping and data tool.

The website and mobile app bring together for the first time federal, state, and city data on over 350 indicators in a dozen areas vital to improving New Yorkers’ lives – empowering users to pinpoint particular groups and areas in need, craft solutions, target policies and services, track progress, advocate for change, and hold elected officials accountable for results. A one-stop shop for neighborhood-level data broken down by community district (150 indicators are also available by census tract) enables policy-makers, philanthropists, social service delivery agencies, and community-based organizations to create unique data sets, prepare district profiles, test relationships between indicators, and print or share their results at the click of a button.

Presented by: Kristen Lewis,Co-Director, and Rebecca Gluskin, Chief Statistician, Measure of America

Data2Go was created by Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research Council, with the generous support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Click here to register.

2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation
November 18, 2015 (Wednesday8:30 am—12:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards honor outstanding management and governance practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. Join us as this year’s three winners participate in a Best Practices Workshop to share their management strengths and detail the strategies that led to their selection. The panel will be moderated by Stephanie Thomas, President of Stetwin Consulting and NPCC Board Member. The Awards Presentation and a reception will follow. This is a free event, but registration is required. Click here to register.

New York Nonprofit 40 under 40 Honoree Breakfast
November 19, 2015 (Thursday8:30 am—10:30 am
LAVO, 39 East 58th Street, New York, NY

New York Nonprofit celebrates its inaugural 40 under 40 nonprofit rising stars. The breakfast serves to launch NYN’s Rising Stars special issue and to celebrate the accomplishments of the forty under forty with friends, colleagues and family. Programming for the morning will feature speeches, award presentation and networking opportunities. Click here to purchase tickets.

Chicago Booth Alumni Board Connect (DEADLINE: December 7th)

Looking for great board members? The Alumni Board Connect program, led by University of Chicago Booth School of Business, matches Booth alumni with nonprofit organizations to serve as directors on their boards. Through this program, both alumni and the organizations benefit from the effective matching service and subsequent networking and educational opportunities. New York City nonprofits can apply if they have open seats on their board of directors. Applications are due on December 7thClick here to learn more and to apply.

There’s still time: October 2015

Conference on Evidence-Based Treatment Interventions for Children and Families (REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 13th)
October 30, 2015 (Friday8:30 am—3:00 pm
Baruch College Conference Center: 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

The New York Foundling Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection proudly presents the 2015 Annual Professional Conference Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment Interventions for Children and Families in Child Welfare: What Works and What Needs to be Done. The conference will feature Gladys Carrión, Esq., Commissioner for the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) as the keynote speaker.  The registration deadline is October 13thClick here to download the event brochure, including the agenda and registration information.

Funding Opportunity for Nonprofits Serving Communities of Color (DEADLINE: October 30th)

As part of the New York City Council Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, the City Council allocated $2.5 million for the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) intended for nonprofits serving majority Asian, Latino and/or Black communities to build organizational capacity through board development, financial and organization management grants. CCNSF aims to build the capacity of New York City nonprofits, in  recognition of the fact that organizations led by people of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of their constituents. CCNSF also intends to promote learning among Community Based Organization leaders.

Applications are now available for the CCNSF Year 2. The CCNSF committee is led by theCoalition for Asian American Children and FamiliesAsian American FederationBlack Agency ExecutivesHispanic Federation, and New York Urban League, whose mission is to build the capacity of organizations serving communities of color.

Attend an upcoming Community Briefing to learn more about the grant, and apply today! Deadline is October 30th.

Howie the Harp Accepting Applications for January 2016 Training (DEADLINE: October 31st)

Howie the Harp Advocacy Center is now accepting applications for its comprehensive and intensive Peer Training Program starting in January 2016. This program offers people who have lived experience with a mental health condition the opportunity for a career as a Peer Provider in Human Services. The training gives participants the tools to transform their own experiences in mental health care into skills to support and aid others on their road to wellness and recovery. Click here for additional information including eligibility criteria, application form, and details about upcoming information sessionsThe application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2015.


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