2023 Advocacy and Policy Agenda
Nonprofit organizations operate with insufficient infrastructure and resources. Our workforce and clients deserve more.
We understand that change must be achieved collaboratively. Nonprofit Westchester seeks partnerships with government, including the formation of a Nonprofit Contracting Taskforce, that will actualize needed, long-term solutions, and sustainable change that address systemic disparities in the following areas:
Equitable government contracting with nonprofit agencies is essential to ensure that government mandated, and other critical services, are delivered to our county’s most vulnerable citizens – frail seniors; people with disabilities; survivors of domestic violence; children suffering abuse; people confronting mental illness, food insecurity/hunger and homelessness; jobseekers and more. Late procurement and late payment on contracts destabilize nonprofit organizations, negatively impacting our communities as a whole, the people we serve and the nonprofit workforce.
Delayed procurement and late payments by government partners over decades has seriously weakened the nonprofit infrastructure and has caused significant operational hardships for too many agencies.
Below market wages for Westchester’s nonprofit workforce and insufficient allowable reimbursement for necessary administrative and overhead costs, can no longer be absorbed by nonprofit organizations.
The negative impact of an inequitable contacting process for nonprofits:
III. Advance the Issues of Our Member Organizations
Nonprofit Westchester will continue to provide a platform to advance recognition of and support for the diverse and intersecting issues addressed by our member organizations.
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Many Missions. One Voice.
Nonprofit Westchester will continue to provide a platform to advance recognition of and support for the diverse and intersecting issues addressed by our member organizations:
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Co-Occurring Disorders
Hunger, Food Insecurity and Distribution
Housing, Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Homelessness Prevention
The Environment and Climate Change
Physical, Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities
Arts & Culture
Cancer Care and other Support Groups and Services