In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • Event Recaps
  • Program to Support BIPOC Emerging Nonprofits
  • Be a part of the writing of the State Digital Equity Plan
  • News From Congressman Jamaal Bowman
  • Good News
  • Member and Community Events & Resources


March 16, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Westchester Library System: Risk Management For Nonprofits

March 23, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Virtual: Leaders Inspiring Leaders, For NPW Member EDs and CEOs in their roles for 3 years or less.

April 21, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Hudson Grille: NPW Networking Breakfast

May 3rd & 10th, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Westchester Library System: Grantwriting Learning Lab

NPW is appreciative of the sponsors that support our programs. Learn about them HERE.




The Emerging Leaders Class of 2023 sponsored by Mutual of America and Hudson Valley Credit Union met for their second session at the Child Care Council of Westchester on Thursday, March 2nd. Thank you to Juanita Pope, Director of Community Events and Class of 2019 ELP alum for creating such a fun filled and engaging event with raffles and giveaways! The classic "Budget Game" was a huge hit and got everyone thinking about how county funds are distributed across the sector. The class was honored to hear from Kathy Halas, Executive Director of the CCC and founding NPW Board Member. Kathy provided an eye-opening overview of the child care crisis in both our county and country. The second part of the conversation focused on Advocacy and what it takes to lead effective advocacy efforts. The class was reminded they can review and enhance what they learned by using NPW's Advocacy Toolkit.

The conversations continued over a delicious meal of gourmet pizza and wine.  Learn more about NPW's ELP program here.  

On March 3, NPW held a virtual Public Policy Committee Meeting with a special focus on the State Budget and equitable government contracting. Over 30 members joined to share recent policy related news in the sector. Ron Abad, CEO of Community Housing Information and NPW Policy chair presented a plan to tackle the issue of equitable contracting. Participants were asked to volunteer for three working committees. If you are interested in learning more or joining the public policy committee, visit NPW Policy Committee and/or email Jan Fisher. To read the latest NPW Policy and Advocacy Alert, click HERE.


Program to Support BIPOC Emerging Nonprofits


The Westchester Community Foundation has built a program to help support leaders of emerging BIPOC-led nonprofits. This program is offered at no cost. Deadline to apply is March 8. All sessions will be by Zoom. Applications are now open, Apply Here.

Facilitated by Cause Effective, participating organizations will be guided through training and coaching support on developing fundraising capacity, enhancing governance effectiveness, and sustainable organizational planning. Cause Effective in partnership with the Westchester Community Foundation is excited to offer a curated program for Westchester’s emerging BIPOC-led community-based non-profits. The program will include 5 peer group sessions, between March through May, followed by customized individual coaching sessions for each organization. This offering will serve to enhance your organization's programming footprint by developing long-term growth oriented fundraising and planning strategies. 


State Digital Equity Plan


State Digital Equity Plan Listening Session: March 24th 

In the coming years, NY State will receive significant monetary allocations via the IIJA/Digital Equity Act to address Digital Equity issues across the State. As a part of this process, ConnectAll, NY’s Broadband Office, is conducting regional listening sessions to define the regional needs and assets around digital equity - access to devices, affordable internet and basic tech skills. Join ConnectALL for a Listening Session to inform the State Digital Equity Plan that will chart the path for the future investment of IIJA/Digital Equity Act funds. Bring your knowledge of the issue. Come to learn more. Friday, March 24, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM. SUNY Purchase, Durst Humanities Building. Spanish language & ASL translation provided. Light refreshments. REGISTER HERE. Space is limited. Flyer PDF.


The Office of Congressman Jamaal Bowman welcomes requests for Community Project Funding for the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations process.

What is Community Project Funding?

Community Project Funding (CPF) is a process through which Congressman Bowman can advocate for congressionally directed spending that specifically drives resources back to the NY-16 community. Learn more and apply HERE.

For extra support or additional questions, please email

The deadline for submitting a request: Community Project Funding requests are due on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM EST.

How long do funds last?

Each project request must demonstrate that the funding secured will be used in federal FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024). Multi-year funding requests are not allowed.

How many requests can Representative Jamaal Bowman submit?

This year, Congressman Bowman will be able to submit a maximum 15 "Community Project Funding" requests for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee.

Who can apply?

  • State or local governmental entities
  • Non-profits, – must provide evidence of their non-profit organization status, e.g. 501(c)3, 501(c)6, etc.
  • *All for-profit recipients are strictly ineligible

What is the difference from last year?

Please note that unlike previous years, there are no funds available for: Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education; Financial Services and General Governance; Defense


VISIONS Executive Director/CEO and NPW Disabilities Round Table Advisory board member Nancy D. Miller has been selected to receive the 2023 Migel Medal Award from the American Foundation for the Blind.

The Migel Medal was established in 1937 by M.C. Migel, the first chairperson of AFB, to honor those whose dedication and achievements have significantly improved the lives of people with vision loss. Nancy joins previous recipients like Jacob Javits and Helen Keller in receiving the highest honor in the field of blindness.



Advocacy Day in Albany: March 8

Nonprofit Westchester is a proud member of the Human Services Council, a coalition of nonprofits that advocates for New York’s human services sector. On March 8 (all day), HSC will hold an Advocacy Day in Albany to advocate for policies that impact the wages of human services workers - and we invite you to attend! 

914Cares 2023 Poverty Symposium: March 9

Westchester Women's Summit: March 10

Apply now for Launch1000 - Complete Information & Application

Good for Girls 2023 Career Expo: March 18

Wartburg Volunteer Open House: March 23

United Way 2023 Nonprofit Summit: April 4, 2023

WCA 4th Annual Regional Workforce Development Summit: April 13

ANDRUS - Sanctuary Institute Network Days 2023: April 19 - 21

Groundwork Hudson Valley - Great Saw Mill River Cleanup 2023: April 22

Please be sure to use NPW's Nonprofit Community Calendar as a resource when planning your event. NPW members: email to get your event listed.

All Member Events

NPW is proud to share updated resources to support equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector and Westchester.



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