In This Newsletter:

  • Apply Now to be a part of the 2024 NPW Emerging Leaders Programs
  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • Disabilities Affinity Group Meeting
    • Event Recaps
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
    • New York State Digital Equity Plan Virtual Public Comment Listening Sessions
  • Funding 

Are you an emerging nonprofit leader or do you know of one at your organization? The application deadline to apply for NPW's Class of 2024 Emerging Leaders Class is December 1st, 2023.

NPW's Emerging Leaders Program is an 11-month professional development program that supports “emerging leaders” to grow their nonprofit knowledge, leadership skills, and expand their reach through networking.

Graduates will:

  • Understand the social and systemic issues addressed by Westchester’s nonprofit sector
  • Be familiar with the mission and impact of other organizations within the county
  • Develop relationships with up to 30 peers and new contacts in the nonprofit sector
  • Be part of a growing network of talented and influential ELP alumni
  • Be prepared for future leadership roles
Learn More & Apply Here


Dec. 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Virtual: NPW Disabilities Affinity Group Meeting

Dec. 13, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Virtual: How to Identify, Prevent and Address Fraud Threats

NPW is appreciative of all our program sponsors - learn about them HERE.




Over 70 attendees joined NPW for the Trust Based Funding for Nonprofits event on November 9th to discuss ways to alleviate power imbalances between funders and nonprofits, and how adopting a trust-based approach can enhance your organization's impact and capacity. 

Thank you to the enthusiastic panelists below for explaining the fundamentals of trust-based funding/philanthropy and for sharing examples of successful funder partnerships in their organizations.

  • Maria Dautruche, Founder, the dopwell group LLC
  • Joanne Dunn, Executive Director, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester
  • Tom Gabriel, President & CEO, United Way of Westchester and Putnam
  • Jan Fisher, Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester

Join us for the next program in our Strength Series – “Moving Beyond the Scarcity Mindset to Activating Nonprofit Thrivability” on December 7th, 2023 led by Sonya Shields, Executive Director and President at Cause Effective.

Thank you to the 30+ participants who joined us last Friday, November 17th for another motivating Peer to Peer Affinity Group meeting led by the group’s amazing facilitators: Dr. Alexandria Connally and Michelle A. Nicholas.

In continuation of the last meeting’s topic, the group discussed stereotypes and microaggressions, but not without an exercise in gratitude that had everyone active and out of their seats! Although this is the last session of the year, we hope to see newcomers and dedicated participants again in January 2024.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this group: PCSB Community Foundation, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Pace University, Westchester Library System



New York State Digital Equity Plan Virtual Public Comment Listening Sessions: Dec. 5th & 7th

PKF O'Connor Davies Nonprofits "Insight Out" Podcast | Charitable Solicitation and Fundraising

There is still time to purchase your copy of the Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report.

Elias Foundation Activist Fellowship Program

The Elias Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2023-2024 Activist Fellowship Program supporting Hudson Valley activists working towards local movement building in communities hardest hit by injustice and inequality. Read more about the fellowship, criteria, and previous recipients, and submit a nomination or Letter of Intent by December 1, 2023.

Grant Professionals of the Lower Hudson

AI, Ethics, and Grant Writing: Dec. 7th

AI can be a great time saver, but it is important to understand how it works and how to protect your organization. This session will explore how AI works, how to use it safely and effectively and clear up common misconceptions. 

The Intersections of Grant Writing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Jan. 10th - GPLH in conjunction with Association of Development Officers.

Successful grant proposals often incorporate persuasive and inspiring storytelling supported by a clear budget. However, there are grant applications that require the articulation of systemic interventions, especially when the targeted audience is historically marginalized and underserved communities.

  • Maria Dautruche, Founder, Principal, the dopwell group LLC
  • Jeffrey Winthal, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Foundation Relations, United Way of Westchester and Putnam

Westchester Ballet Company: The Nutcracker 20% discount for Nonprofits

AAMW’s 2024 MLK Legacy Youth Awards: Jan. 15, 2024

View All Member Events HERE

Use NPW's Nonprofit Community Calendar as a resource when planning your event. Email to get your event listed. 


NPW's Member Advocacy Platform provides the opportunity for member organizations to share information with the goal of creating awareness and potential action related to issues impacting the nonprofit sector. 


NPW members are encouraged to share news about their organizations - new hires, grants received, recognition, awards, press releases, and new initiatives on NPW Member News Webpage. Submit your news using this form


The NPW Nonprofit Job Board currently has over 125 active job listings. Job seekers can upload their resumes to the portal and sign up for job alerts for free. NPW members employers can post jobs for free. For a small fee, opportunities can be highlighted and cross posted on the Google Job Network. 



Redlich Horwitz Foundation (RHF) Announces Open Call for Grant Proposals for community-based and grassroots organizations serving children and families in NY

RHF seeks to identify and support the resources and capacity of community-based organizations that are meeting the concrete needs of children and families and leading local grassroots organizing. Applications are due November 30th.

RHF will host an informational webinar on November 6th at 3:30 PM to provide an overview of the Open Call and to answer any questions from applicants - register for the webinar here. The Open Call application can be found on their website here

$150 Million New York Forward Loan Fund 2 

The $150 million New York Forward Loan Fund 2 program will provide flexible loans to NYS small businesses and nonprofits. Qualified recipients can apply for loans up to $150,000 with affordable, fixed-rate interest rates. Pre apply HERE. Press Release.


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