In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • 2024 Affinity Group Schedule
    • Event Recaps
  • Advocacy Platform and Member News Spotlights 
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
    • Northeast ADA Center Study
    • Westchester County Department of Health Report and Long COVID Survey
  • Funding 


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.

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. 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.




Last Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, we closed out this year’s Learning Labs with the “Meaningful and Measurable Outcome Measurement” Learning Lab, facilitated by Laurel Molloy, Founder & Lead Consultant of Innovations Quantified.

The full-day event was an interactive lesson in understanding how to measure the impact of a nonprofit’s organizational work, and how nonprofits can use outcome measurement to strengthen their programs.

Shout out to the NPW Learning Lab Sponsors: Westchester County Government, Westchester County Board of Legislators, Westchester Community Foundation, and Westchester Library System.

We are offering more Learning Labs next year, so stay tuned for updates via email blast and social media! Learn more about Learning Labs

On December 7th, over 50 attendees gathered for an enlightening discussion on "Moving Beyond the Scarcity Mindset to Activating Nonprofit Thrivability" led by the remarkable Sonya Shields, Executive Director & President at Cause Effective.

The conversation delved deep into the prevalent 'do more with less' culture in nonprofits, uncovering how the scarcity mindset inadvertently perpetuates systemic underfunding and weakening our sector's foundation. The session focused on the urgent need to shift our collective thinking towards embracing Nonprofit Thrivability and explored the Thrivability Pillars, which provided actionable strategies to pave the way for sustainable growth and resilience within the sector.

On December 8th, the Disabilities Providers Affinity Group met to discuss the Digital Divide and its impact on people with disabilities, and action needed to address the issues. Thank you to Margaret Käufer, President, The STEM Alliance, for joining us and presenting to the group on this important topic.  

The Disabilities Affinity Group provides an opportunity to develop strategies, share advocacy issues and support programming to advance access and opportunity for people with disabilities, across the spectrum of physical, intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities.


Andrus and Westchester Medical Center are Announcing a New and Innovative Partnership that Effectively Reimagines Healthcare for Westchester County and New York State, November 2, 2023

The partnership is premised on the idea of more effectively coordinating the care of children, families and adults who have experienced trauma or emotional hardship. In practice this partnership will mean, for example, that children who are treated in the Andrus community-based clinics, schools, or in their residential program, who may require hospitalization, will have the same team of doctors/psychiatrists in the hospital as those who are overseeing their care at Andrus. Read More.

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



New York's Schools Need Youth Justice! Pass Solutions not Suspensions NOW

Solutions Not Suspensions (A5691/S1040) - would establish that suspensions are the last resort to student misbehavior in schools, never the first. Instead, it promotes methods that are designed to hold students accountable while helping them learn from their mistakes. In New York, students lose hundreds of thousands of days in the classroom each year because of suspensions, often for normal youthful behavior. These punishments disproportionately impact Black and Latinx students, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ youth. Importantly, this bill would allow New York to take a big step away from the biased policies of the past. More information. Take Action.

The NPW Member Advocacy Platform provides an opportunity for member organizations to share information. Submit your advocacy issues HERE. Review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully lobby as a nonprofit organization.



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. Apply Here.

Westchester County Department of Health: Community Conversations Health Summit Summary Report and Long COVID Survey


The Northeast ADA Center is conducting a research study to identify emerging workplace flexibility policies, practices, and ADA Title I implementation strategies that support workers with disabilities. Your input will help develop targeted information and training materials.

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.

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

The Intersections of Grant Writing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: January 10th 

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. GPLH in conjunction with Association of Development Officers

  • 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

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


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. 



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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