In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events & Recaps
  • Member News Spotlight: Hudson River Museum
  • 8 Key Ways to Maximize Your NPW Membership
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding

Emergency Blood Appeal

Support is needed to provide lifesaving blood to patients in need. New York Blood Center (NYBC) joins blood centers across the country in an emergency plea for blood donors following a holiday season of low donor turnout and recent inclement winter weather. NYBC has seen a 25% drop in donations in the last three weeks, resulting in 5000 fewer donations, crippling the inventory that was expected to grow during National Blood Donor Month. There is currently only a 2-day inventory with types O-, O+, and B- at 1-2 day level and a critical shortage of platelets. At this link, you will find a press release with additional details. Donors can visit and make an appointment at a donation location nearest them.



Jan. 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Virtual: Public Policy Committee Meeting

Feb. 5, 2:00 - 3:15 PM, Virtual: Nonprofit Assets: Promoting Mental Health

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


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




Thank you to all the nonprofit CEOs & EDs who joined us on January 9th for the 2024 kickoff meeting of the CEOs & Executive Directors Affinity Group. The topic of the first session of 2024 was Advocate in Chief: A Critical Role for Nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs.


Thank you to our outstanding speakers, Allison Lake, Executive Director, Westchester Children's Association, and Jennifer Ryan Safsel, CEO, New Rochelle YMCA, for sharing your expertise in advocacy and lobbying at all levels of government.

Be sure to check out our Advocacy Toolkit to get started advocating for your organization. 

Shoutout to our CEOs/EDs Affinity Group Sponsors: Mutual of America Financial Group, Hudson Valley Credit Union, Maier Markey & Justic LLP, Thompson & Bender, and Altium Wealth.

On January 11th, Westchester's nonprofit sector came out strong at a standing-room-only budget forum with the NY State Senate and Assembly Westchester Delegation to discuss issues such as nonprofit contracting, food insecurity, digital equity, mental health services, access to counsel, services for the blind or visually impaired, and more. 

Thank you to the NY state legislators for listening to the opportunities and concerns voiced by Westchester's diverse nonprofit organizations. We look forward to our continued partnership to advance equitable contracting policies that strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector to service all New Yorkers. Learn more about NPW’s 2024 Advocacy & Policy Agenda.

And thank you to Ron Abad, NPW Board Member, Chair of the NPW Public Policy Committee, and CEO of Community Housing Innovations for moderating the engaging Q&A.

Thank you to our Government Relations Sponsors: Tompkins Community Bank, PKF O’Connor Davies

On January 12th, NPW launched the Chief Financial Officers Affinity Group at Sam's of Gedney Way. During this first meeting, the group explored issues relating to nonprofit finance and worked together to chart the course for future programming. Thank you to Michael Goldman, CFO of The Child Care Council and Phillip Morton, CFO of Hope's Door for chairing this new affinity group.

The Chief Financial Officers Affinity Group provides an opportunity for lead nonprofit finance professionals to benefit from the knowledge, talent and passion within the countywide network of Westchester nonprofit CFOs and lead finance professionals. The purpose is to:

  • Strengthen connections between nonprofit finance leaders across the sector
  • Find new thought partners, cultivate new ideas, and develop collaborations
  • Learn from peers
  • Address high-level finance issues affecting nonprofits

Who Should Attend: Chief Financial Officers/Lead Finance Staff or Agency Consultants. NPW Members Only. Thank you to the CFO Group Sponsors: Tompkins Community Bank, JDM Benefits, Mutual of American Financial Group, Grassi Advisors.



Be inspired by the power of art at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers January 4, 2024 | News 12 Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers offers visitors of all ages the chance to dive into different worlds and perspectives through art. Overview of the latest exhibitions, galleries, and Planetarium. Read More


1. MEMBER NEWS: The Member News  page keeps our active NPW community informed and connected. NPW members are encouraged to share all types of news about their organizations: new hires, grants received, recognition, awards, and new initiatives. Simply submit your news using this form

2. COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Make sure to get your upcoming event listed on our widely viewed Nonprofit Community Calendar. You can also use the calendar as a scheduling resource when planning your event. To get your event listed, please email and include an event graphic, registration link and brief description.

3. ADVOCACY PLATFORM: The Member Advocacy Platform is a great opportunity for members 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. Submit your advocacy issues here and review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully, and legally, lobby and advocate as a nonprofit.

4. JOB BOARD: Our Nonprofit Job Board is a thriving resource for employers and job seekers. It currently has over 100 job listings. Members are able to use their established NPW username and password to log in and post jobs for free. For a small fee, members can also choose to feature opportunities which will highlight them at the top of the page and also cross list them on the Google Jobs Network.

5. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: NPW maintains both a Nonprofit Member and a Business Member directory. Once logged in, you can perform a simple search or an advanced search to obtain key organization details and contact information. The coordinator for each member organization has the ability to update their organization's information by accessing their profile. View our Sponsors & Funders here.


Our NPW Resources webpage provides a robust source of valuable materials for nonprofits including:

  • NPW's Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report
  • NPW Racial Equity Report
  • UWWP's 2023 ALICE Report
  • Leveraging the Talents of People with Disabilities Toolkit
  • Affordable Housing in Westchester Information ...and more

You can also access an archived listing of our weekly "Nonprofit Resources" emails.

7. PROGRAMS: Learn about and register for our full schedule of programs and events, affinity groups, learning labs and other opportunities.

8. MEMBER CONSULTATION: If you have questions or issues, we are here to help or connect you to appropriate resources. Reach out HERE to schedule a virtual appointment.


Neighbors Link: We Dare to Dream Film Screening and Panel Discussion -  January 22, 2024, 7:00 PM at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Join the Jacob Burns Film Center, Neighbors Link and Films On Purpose for a screening of We Dare to Dream, a powerful documentary about refugee athletes who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world as they compete for a place in the 2020 Olympic games. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the film and the work that is being done locally to support families seeking asylum in our community. Use promo code OLYMPICS to get a discounted price on up to two (2) tickets per order.

Cerini & Associates 2024 Nonprofit Trends Report

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Ossining Public Library: Letters from Anne & Martin: Jan. 31st

This live theatrical performance is a unique production that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance will explore the persecution these two iconic figures faced and their struggles to maintain hope for humanity in the face of hatred and violence. There is no fee to attend, and registration is required in advance

Westchester County Catalyst Job Fairs: Jan. 18, Feb. 8, April 30

Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTPP) - Winter 2024 Enrollment Now Open

More Information: WCC, SWBOCES

NewYork-Presbyterian - Helping Your Loved One Cope with Addiction: Jan. 31

The program will be offered in English and Spanish and will take place via Zoom on Jan. 31 from 7 to 8 PM, and will offer coping strategies for families affected by addiction.

View All Member Events HERE


Field Hall Foundation Letters of Inquiry for Spring 2024 Grant Cycle

The foundation supports programs and projects that directly improve the lives of low-income older adults and/or their caregivers. More information:, LOI forms for small and full-sized grants. Deadline to submit: Jan. 31st. Grants awarded at the end of May.

$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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