In This Newsletter:

  • 2024 Emerging Leaders: Deadline extended to Dec. 15
  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • 2024 Affinity Group Schedule
    • Event Recap
  • Advocacy Platform Spotlight: Momnibus Act
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
    • Yonkers Arts
    • NYS Digital Equity Plan Virtual Public Comment Listening Session
    • WCA Children Data Bulletin
  • Funding 
    • CDD Funding

Are you an emerging nonprofit leader or do you know of one at your organization? The application deadline has been extended to December 15th, 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.

Learn More & Apply Here


Upcoming NPW Affinity Groups - NPW Affinity Groups bring nonprofit professionals together to create supportive environments to network, connect, learn, share ideas, solve problems and build community.

Disabilities Providers Affinity GroupThe Digital Divide, It’s Impact on People with Disabilities and Action Steps to Address the Issues - Friday, Dec. 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Virtual

Chief Executive Officers /Executive Directors Affinity GroupAdvocate in Chief: A Critical Role for Nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs - Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Sam’s of Gedney Way

Chief Financial Officers Affinity Group: Launch of the First Meeting: Explore Issues and Chart the Course for Future Programming - Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Sam’s of Gedney Way

Human Resources Professionals Affinity Group: Launch of the First Meeting: Explore Issues and Chart the Course for Future Programming - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Westchester Library System

Peer to Peer Affinity Group for Nonprofit Personnel of Color: Friday, Jan. 26, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Sam’s of Gedney Way

Leaders Inspiring Leaders Affinity Group for first-time CEOs and EDs: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Virtual

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Dec. 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Meaningful & Manageable Outcome Measurement Learning Lab

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

Jan. 11, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, The Greenburgh Public Library: Annual NPW NY State Budget Forum Breakfast with Members of the NY State Westchester Senate and Assembly Delegations. Priority Registration open to NPW Members only Dec. 4 - Dec. 11. 

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




Thank you to the 350+ colleagues, partners, and friends who made this year’s Keep Westchester Thriving Celebration such a success! We kicked off the night with our Emerging Leaders Program Graduation. Huge congratulations to the NPW Emerging Leaders Class of 2023! 

The celebration continued as we honored this year's 2023 Keep Westchester Thriving Award recipients:
Individual Changemakers: Horace Anderson, Jr., Dean at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Limarie Cabrera, Director of Data, Operations and Finance at Westchester Children's Association.
Organization Changemaker: Sister to Sister International - accepted by Cheryl Brannan, CEO & Founder. 

A special shoutout to our 2023 Inaugural Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Kathy Halas, Executive Director at the Child Care Council of Westchester, for her 50+ years of extraordinary nonprofit service and tireless advocacy efforts for childcare in Westchester County.

We can't thank all our event sponsors enough for joining us in celebrating the nonprofit sector - you are an integral part of the success of Westchester's nonprofits! 

Check out the Keep Westchester Thriving Digital Journal and access the link to the complete event photo album on our KWT page.  


The NPW Member Advocacy Platform provides an opportunity for member organizations to share information with the goal of creating awareness and potential action related to issues impacting the nonprofit sector, the people served and the nonprofit workforce. This platform is informational and does not equal an endorsement of any legislative or other action by Nonprofit Westchester.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ADVOCACY ISSUES HERE. NPW MEMBERS ONLY. Review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully lobby as a nonprofit organization.

Sister to Sister International: Moms Need Momnibus Now!

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any high-income country and significant disparities in outcomes – and the crisis is only worsening. The maternal mortality rate in 2021 was 89 percent higher than the rate in 2018. The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act will address this crisis through historic investments that comprehensively address every driver of maternal mortality, morbidity, and disparities in the United States.

Call or email your legislator & express your support for this issue. Learn more and share this information with appropriate stakeholders.



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.

New York State Digital Equity Plan Virtual Public Comment Listening Session: Dec. 5th 

Yonkers Arts - Let Me Fly: a DMX Tribute Exhibition

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

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 from 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. 

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



New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD) Grant Announcement: Inclusive Transportation

The CDD is offering funds for localities throughout NYS to implement innovative transportation projects that support people with DD to better access their communities. Tier 1 applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to put towards improving transportation for individuals with IDD. Tier 2 applicants can apply for up to $50,000 to put towards improving transportation for individuals with IDD. Tier 2 projects will have additional reporting requirements. Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024.

$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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