In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • Event Recaps
    • A New Way to Talk About Nonprofit Overhead Event Recording
  • 2023 Millennial & Gen Z Winners
  • OpCon - Special Discount for Small Nonprofits
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
    • Elias Foundation Fellowship Program
  • Funding


Oct. 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Sam's: NPW Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs Affinity Group - Shock-Proofing Your Organization: Thriving Through Change (Nonprofit Member CEOs/EDs Only)

Oct. 25, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, WLS: Budget Forum with County Executive Latimer

Nov. 1, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Westchester Nonprofit OpCon

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




Our Advocacy for Nonprofit Professionals Learning Lab was so empowering! 36 participants learned from our expert facilitators from the Advocacy Institute - enormous thanks to Executive Director Marissa Martin, and Co-Directors of Training Nia Adam and Abby Ng.

This full-day session provided participants with the information needed to understand the importance of building coalitions to advance the many serious issues we need to address as a sector.

Thank you also to Angel Gray, Westchester Children's Association's Program & Policy Manager and current Emerging Leader, for sharing her expertise on effective advocacy.  Thank you to our Learning Lab funders: Westchester County Government, Westchester County Board of Legislators, Westchester Community Foundation, and the Westchester Library System.

On Thursday, October 5th, over 85 participants joined us to learn A New Way to Talk About Nonprofit Overhead. The response to this content and perspective was overwhelmingly appreciative and positive. 

There is a pervasive and false perspective that a nonprofit's effectiveness can be tied to low overhead and administration ratios. As a result, funders often limit A & O to a flat or low percentage of necessary operating expenses that are below the actual, verifiable expense of delivering services.

Lauren Candela-Katz, Chief Development Officer at Lifting Up Westchester, and Michael Goldman, Chief Financial Officer at the Child Care Council of Westchester created a masterful presentation with new, accurate language to frame and define A & O. They posed the critical questions required to shift the discussion and offered collaborative methods to advance change in how A & O is viewed and funded. We can not thank Lauren and Michael enough for working so hard to build this fantastic presentation. The recording of the event is now available on our YouTube channel - click on the image below to watch the full program. 

Thank you to our series sponsors: Accreditation Guru, Canon Solutions, Hudson Valley Credit Union, Mutual of America Financial Group, and the Westchester Library System. This was the kickoff session of our Nonprofit Strength Series - learn more and register for the next events in this series on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.  

Our Emerging Leaders Class visited the vibrant Yonkers Partners in Education College Zone on Thursday, October 5th. As Yonkers high school students arrived in the space after school to study and meet with their mentors, our ELPers met with YPIE Executive Director and NPW board member Sam Wallis

First ELPers learned about YPIE's mission in partnering with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. Then, the group engaged in a great discussion on program evaluation and measuring impact - which got the whole class thinking of ideas to bring back to their organizations. Huge thanks to Sam and his amazing team at YPIE for hosting us!

After the session at YPIE, the class headed outside to the Yonkers Brewing Company and met up with several ELP alumni for our Annual ELP Fall Alumni Event! The current class had a chance to connect with the alumni and each other over delicious drinks and appetizers. ELP Alumni Co-chair Dana Hysell, Outreach Services Specialist at the Westchester Library System, greeted the class and spoke about how important the ELP experience is for her. Special thanks to Juanita Pope, Child Care Council Director of Community Events and ELP Advisory Board member, for her outreach efforts in getting so many alums to attend! There were lots of smiles and laughs as everyone caught up with each other on a beautiful autumn day in Yonkers. 


Thank you to our ELP Sponsors Mutual of America Financial Group and Hudson Valley Credit Program and ELP Alumni Group Sponsor M&T Bank.




The Westfair Business Journal announced their 2023 Millennial and Gen Z Award Winners & NPW's own amazing Communications Manager Amy Rivera is on the list! Register for the November 9th event HERE.

 HUGE congratulations to Amy Rivera!



Westchester Nonprofit OpCon - 50% Discount for Small Nonprofits with budgets under $1.5 Million. Email Jan Fisher for the special code. Event Agenda.



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. The goal of this program is to strengthen and build social justice movements in the Hudson Valley by developing local activists' skills and capacities. The Elias Foundation hopes to support the work of people from grassroots and frontline communities including, but not limited to, individuals who self-define as low-income, people of color, Indigenous, immigrant, women, trans, gender nonconforming, LGBT+, and/or queer, youth, working class and disabled. Awardees will receive $90,000 total over five years of support. Read more about the fellowship, criteria, and previous recipients, and submit a nomination or Letter of Intent by December 1, 2023.

Regional Career Fair - Oct. 12

2023 Westchester County Budget Public Input Session

Job Fair + Resource Expo: Oct. 18

The Sharing Shelf: Teen Mental Health Panel - The Impact of Clothing on Identity and Self-Esteem: Oct. 20

Pace University's Fall 2023 In-Person Job and Internship Fair - October 13

Read the summary of 2023 Workforce Survey Results: Mid-Hudson HERE. 2023 Survey Results: Business Workforce, Job Seeker.

Mission and More: The Economic Power of the Hudson Valley’s Charitable Nonprofit Sector 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. The ReportCounty Dashboard

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Priority Setting Survey 

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides free legal services to Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess and Ulster Counties. Survey in English, Spanish.

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The NPW Nonprofit Job Board currently has over 125 active job listings! NPW Members can post jobs for FREE. 


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$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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