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NPW's Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report 

The Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report is the first report of its kind specific to Westchester County designed to provide nonprofits with data to benchmark and advocate. It is the result of a research partnership between Nonprofit Westchester, Pace, JDM Benefits, and Allera Group Company, and the many nonprofit leaders who generously shared their time and perspectives. Nonprofit organizations who took the survey that informed the report receive the report for free, member organizations can purchase the report for $100 and nonmembers for $350. 

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UWWP's 2023 ALICE Report  

Inflation has reduced every household’s buying power, but more than a third of Hudson Valley households were already one emergency away from financial ruin. The latest state ALICE® Report released by United Way of New York State looks at how the pandemic and its recovery combined with other economic factors impacted Hudson Valley households. 

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Westchester Children's Association - Children by The Numbers

WCA’s bulletin Children by The Numbers, highlights compelling patterns and factors currently impacting children and youth. The focus is on the significant racial disparities evident in the indicators, emphasizing the growing number of children and youth of color in Westchester. These findings underscore the urgency for systemic change to address race inequity and improve outcomes for all children in the county.

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Sister to Sister International's Westchester County Status of Black Women & Girls Report 

A report titled "Still I Rise", with groundbreaking research to improve outcomes for Black women and girls in Westchester related to STEM, STEAM and Health Curricula and Careers; Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles; Suspensions, Trauma & the Juvenile Justice System and Entrepreneurship, Pay Equity and Economic Prosperity.

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Mission and More: Economic Power of Hudson Valley's Charitable Nonprofit Sector 

A collaborative project of New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and the Hudson Valley Funders Network, demonstrates that the nonprofit sector maintains a critical place in the Hudson Valley’s economy, providing nearly one out of every five non-governmental jobs in the region along with $7.4 billion in annual wages and an estimated $1.1 billion in state and federal payroll tax contributions. Access the county dashboard here. 

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2022 Report on the Status of Women in Westchester

by Westchester Women's Agenda

Westchester Women’s Agenda (WWA) recently released a research study showing that despite gains in several sectors of women's lives, the lack of affordable housing and childcare costs remain perennial issues facing them. The research report, drawing on U.S. Census data and other sources, revealed a mixed picture for how women, especially those of limited means, are faring in Westchester County. 

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Community Conversations Health Summit Summary Report

Created by the Westchester County Department of Health, the report is a summary of the key discussions, findings, and recommendations at the Community Conversations Health Summit on October 25, 2023. 

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Long COVID Survey 

The Westchester County Department of Health is conducting a bilingual survey to better understand the impact of Long COVID on diverse populations. The survey takes about 15 mins to complete. 

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Needs Assessment Study of Asian Americans in Westchester County 

Asian Americans in Westchester County, a report commissioned by Westchester County’s Asian American Advisory Board, documents the current state, issues and concerns of Asian Americans in Westchester County; using demographic analysis, interviews of key members of the community, and a community issues survey completed by more than 500 Westchester Asian Americans.

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Westchester Children's Association Community Snapshots  

Released in 2022, WCA Community Snapshots give clues to what it’s like to raise a child in Westchester by analyzing key areas such as demographics, economics, education, health, and family by county and by an individual school district. Updated to reflect information about our children and youth that is relevant and useful to you after the pandemic. Read more about how WCA's 2022 Community Snapshots were developed. 

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NPW Advocacy Toolkit

Review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully lobby as a nonprofit organization.

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Affordable Housing in Westchester County: "Welcome Home Westchester"

The “Welcome Home Westchester” campaign is a collaborative effort of businesses, nonprofits, academics, faith leaders, community advocates, and think tanks that have extensively examined the housing question to drive forward a new conversation around housing in the county and to advocate for affordable housing. Recent white papers, reports and resources offer facts on the importance and benefits of building the housing we need in Westchester.

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Affordable Housing in Westchester

Access NPW’s affordable housing resources to understand Westchester’s housing crisis, especially the severity of the housing burdens and barriers experienced by the nonprofit workforce.

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NPW Racial Equity Report: Charting an Anti-Racist Path Forward in Westchester’s Nonprofit Sector

The report provides framework for examining the four key problems, essential questions and recommended solutions to help Westchester’s nonprofits evolve into anti-racist organizations.

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NPW Racial Literacy Guide

Compiled by Dr. Alexandria Connally, NPW's Racial Equity and Inclusion Consultant, the following definitions are intended to increase understanding, create a common framework, and shared language to advance racial equity in the nonprofit sector.   

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Equity Questions to Consider When Planning a Program 

Review these questions before planning a program to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion.  

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YWCA's Racial Equity Assessment for Westchester County 

The Racial Equity Assessment for Westchester County, created by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is a tool and process to guide government agencies and community organizations toward more equitable strategies that explicitly address racism and its intersections with other systems of oppression.

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Trying to Build a Better Organizational Culture, Solve Hiring and Retention Challenges? Hear from the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

Watch the full recording of this panel discussion on May 11, 2023  — A conversation with the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Inclusion and voice in the functioning of the organization, professional development opportunities, mentorship and self-care were among the topics discussed. The discussion was led by Kerry Flynn Barrett of Flynn Barrett Consulting and featured panelists - all nonprofit leaders under the age of 35. 

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The Small Business at Work Toolkit: Helping Small Businesses Leverage the Talents of People with Disabilities   

This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You’ll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Authored by the Northeast ADA Center.

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K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

For nearly 60 years, the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability has advanced knowledge, policies, and practice to support people with disabilities in workplaces, schools, and communities.

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The Northeast ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Center

The goal of the Northeast ADA Center is to educate and empower the diverse range of ADA stakeholders throughout New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands to increase their knowledge of the ADA, to support our stakeholders to include people with disabilities in local communities, and to implement the ADA in their own lives, workplaces, businesses, and communities.

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A Case for Inclusion: Leveraging the Talent of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Watch the full recording of NPW's Disabilities Roundtable on March 29, 2023 — A presentation and discussion on how (and why) businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities, how disability inclusion benefits a business, and why workplace inclusion matters. 

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Gender Identity Guide by The Washington Blade  

The Washington Blade is oldest LGBTQ newspaper in the U.S. covering the latest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news in Washington, DC and around the world. 

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Nonprofit Assets - Pronouns, Allyship, and the LGBTQ+ Community Resource Sheet

Resource sheet from NPW's Nonprofit Assets: Pronouns, Allyship, and the LGBTQ+ Community virtual discussion. Includes organization contacts, terms, best practices and more. 

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The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center

The LOFT offers LGBTQ+ trainings for organizations and information on LGBTQ+ events, programs and services, such as support groups, social activities, and special events like Westchester Pride, The Hudson Valley TransForum. 

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2023 TGNCNB Employment Report

A New York State Department of labor report on transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary persons in the workforce. The new report examines employment disparities among TGNCNB New Yorkers and offers policy recommendations to address systemic barriers.

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Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) Online Resource Directory

This online resource directory was created as a helpful tool for residents and professionals to locate the many and varied mental health resources in Westchester County. Assistance is also available by calling DCMH directly at 914-995-5220.

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988 Key Messages and Points of Contact

View key messages developed by Vibrant and SAMHSA around the transition to 988, the Lifeline’s capacity, what happens when you call/text/chat 988, differences between federal, state, and administrator roles, plus 988 communications resources and SAMHSA points of contact.

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NPW's Nonprofit Health Assessement

The assessment is intended to provide New York 501c3 nonprofit organizations with a tool to conduct an initial self-assessment of the organization’s overall health in particular areas, foster deeper inquiry in areas that need attention, and offer helpful resources.

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United Way 2-1-1

United Way’s 211 Helpline offers health and human services information, referral, assessment, and crisis support to help callers find the assistance they need to address the everyday challenges of living, as well as those that develop during times of disaster and other community emergencies. 211 is a confidential and comprehensive service that has enabled government and not-for-profit agencies to realize concrete cost savings as well as increased customer service to residents throughout our service area.

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Pro Bono Partnership

Pro Bono Partnership, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides free business and transactional legal assistance to other nonprofits. They recruit and support volunteer attorneys with a range of specializations to help nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York achieve their goals, avoid risk, increase capacity, and better serve their constituencies.

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Westchester Children’s Association

Westchester Children's Association focuses on key issues that affect the most vulnerable young people in Westchester County. They are a key resource for socio-economic data, analysis and reports related to critical issues impacting Westchester’s youth.

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Westchester Community Foundation - Westchester Index

The Westchester Index is an equity-focused community indicators project with data and analysis spanning 6 topic areas and 65 individual indicators. It provides information that the Westchester community can use to examine disparities across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic divides – and then work to eliminate disparities.

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Westchester Library System (WLS)

WLS offers robust, community centered outreach programs and resources, collaborating with 38 member libraries, community agencies and nonprofits to serve the County’s most vulnerable populations.

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Westchester Center for Racial Equity of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester

The Westchester Center for Racial Equity provided a dedicated space for working towards racial equity in Westchester County. The Center is a hub for county wide training and other resources organizations and individuals committed to racial equity, racial justice, and antiracism.

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The Westchester Community Organizations Active in Disaster (Westchester COAD)

Westchester COAD is a network within and on behalf of the faith-based, non-profit, governmental, business, and other organizations and agencies which provides a coordinated recovery effort to meet the unmet needs of Westchester County residents impacted by local disasters.

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National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits produces and curates a robust offering of tools, resources, and samples for nonprofits to operate most effectively and to advocate for their needs.

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League of Women Voters of Westchester

The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. They provide resources and review and educate the community on issues and actions that impact the County as a whole.

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Government Partners

Nonprofit organizations and government at all levels are essential partners in supporting the healthy functioning of our communities. Learn more about the resources of government partners, elected officials, the issues they are addressing and their legislative priorities.

Westchester Elected Officials Contact List

Westchester County Government

Westchester County Board of Legislators

Westchester County District Attorney

New York State Government

New York State Senate

New York State Assembly

New York Attorney General

New York State Comptroller

Federal Government

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

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