New York Nonprofit Sector Events – December 2015

Citi Foundation: Community Progress Makers

The Citi Foundation announced the launch of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million, 2-year initiative designed to invest in visionary organizations committed to aligning the work of residents, nonprofits, businesses and municipal governments in an effort to create opportunity and drive economic progress for low- and moderate-income communities in the metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Citi Foundation’s full announcement about the Community Progress Makers Fund can be found here.

Selected organizations will receive operating support grants of up to $500,000 over 2 years, in addition to technical assistance, communications support and access to skill-based, pro-bono Citi volunteer teams.

Citi Foundation is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 1st, 2:00 PM to answer questions from potential applications about this funding opportunity. Citi Foundation will collect questions in advance to answer during this webinar. Submit your questions to by November 27thRegister for the webinar here.


Advocacy & Lobbying for Nonprofits
December 2, 2015 (Wednesday), 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Foundation Center: 32 Old Slip, New York, NY

Nonprofits play a vital role in advocating for social issues and informing and influencing public policy. Yet many nonprofit executives are unclear about the laws surrounding lobbying and political activity. Join us for a seminar that will help you to learn about what is and what is not considered lobbying, how much lobbying a public charity can do, and what your organization needs to do to protect its tax status while engaging in these activities. Join us just in time for election season! Register here.

Presenters: John Bennett and Kevin Roe, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

This session is co-sponsored by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Foundation Center, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Human Services Council and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


PennPAC Volunteers (DEADLINE: December 4th)

PennPAC’s University of Pennsylvania alumni volunteers is seeking nonprofit applicants for its Spring 2016 roster of NYC consulting grants. PennPAC’s six person teams provide 8-10 week, project based, strategic consulting engagements customized to meet your business needs. Applications are due by December 4. More information is at


Brooke W. Mahoney Award (DEADLINE: December 4th)

The Brooke W. Mahoney Award recognizes the outstanding work done by a board of directors as it dedicates time and resources to achieving its organization’s unique mission and awards a $5,000 prize. The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the metro area. There is no entry fee. The application deadline is December 4. Go to


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

Alumni Board Connect matches Chicago 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.


Nonprofit TechCon: How Technology has Changed Everything for Nonprofits
December 10, 2015 (Thursday8:00 am—5:30 pm
Fordham University, Center for Nonprofit Leaders, Pope Auditorium: 60th Street Entrance, Lincoln Center

This full-day conference will bring together leaders in technology, IT and data systems as well as executive management from nonprofits across New York, addressing the impact of technology on the nonprofit community. Click here to learn more and to register.


Junior Boards

BoardAssist has launched a new junior board matching service. Whether your junior board is an established one or needs to be built from scratch, BoardAssist wants to help.  Read more about BoardAssist at and read BoardAssist’s blog post on managing your junior board efficiently at BoardAssist’s new junior board product is offered free of charge to the New York nonprofit community. For more information, contact Cynthia Remec

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s