NPW's Annual Meeting & Keep Westchester Thriving Awards! 12-8-21

The Event: We hope you can join us virtually on December 8th, 2021 for our NPW Annual Meeting, Keep Westchester Thriving Awards, and Emerging Leaders Program Graduation.  

Nominate: Nominations are now open for our Keep Westchester Thriving Individual Changemaker and Organization Changemaker Awards. Nominations are due by October 15, 2021. Nomination Guidelines

Individual ChangemakerDescribe how the nominee for Individual Changemaker, as a nonprofit professional, has demonstrated innovation and creativity to advance the mission of a particular organization.
The response should include a brief description of the current professional job/role of the nominee. Include examples of how, during the past 3 years, the applicant’s actions have relied on creativity, new approaches, collaboration, innovation, or a combination of any or all. Detail the innovation that occurred; explain how this impacted effectiveness; describe the impact on the organization; present lessons learned (failures are accepted!) and illustrate how the applicant’s actions informed forward direction. 
Organization Changemaker: Describe how the nominee/s for Organization Changemaker has positively impacted the community through innovation and creativity. 
A successful applicant will demonstrate innovative impact fostered through greater collaboration, communications, advocacy, or a combination of any or all. The response should detail the innovation that occurred; explain how this impacted effectiveness; describe the impact on the community or cause; present lessons learned (failures are accepted!); and detail how the organization(s)’s actions informed forward direction of the organization and/or its mission to positively impact the community.

Nomination Form

Celebration VideoOur Community: Your Impact: A Celebration of Westchester's Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce

We invite all NPW Organizations to be a part of our Celebration Video by submitting the following NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH:

  • One quote from a staff member
  • One data point
  • One picture

One submission per organization will be accepted. Our plan is to use one or more of these items. Please see the example below, and send your submissions to

Here is an example of a quote from Donna Brown, Manager of Development & Outreach, Y-COP, Mt. Vernon:

"Parents were forced to make the heartbreaking choice between working, homeschooling, homelessness and hunger. These are not, nor should be, viable options. As we improvise, adapt, and overcome on a daily basis, we know there is a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel, not just surviving but thriving. Rest assured; you are not alone. Y-COP is a family united, and we are all in this together."

Here is an example of a data point:  50 campers, ages 4 to 14, enjoyed six weeks of COVID compliant summer camp with chess club, arts & crafts, yoga, sports and more

Vote to Approve Board Members: One of the purposes of the meeting is to elect new board members and approve existing board members to their next terms. Each term is three years. Every NPW organization has one vote. If an authorized person from your organization is not able to attend virtually, you can designate a proxy to vote on your behalf using a form that will be distributed prior to the event.

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