In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events
    • NPW Event Recaps
  • The Governor's Housing Compact: What Would it Mean for Westchester
  • Good News - Spotlight on Sister to Sister International and Cheryl Brannon
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding
  • NPW Member Benefits


Feb. 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Virtual: NPW IT Affinity Group Exploratory Meeting, NPW Members Only

Feb. 16, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Virtual: Top Legal Issues & Governance Issues For Nonprofits 

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



Over 80 participants joined NPW on February 9th for a NY State Budget Analysis with Citizens Budget Committee. Thank you to Patrick Orecki, Director of State Studies, for presenting a clear, in-depth review of the NYS Budget process including an analysis of 2024 NY State Budget and implications for Westchester Nonprofit agencies, programs, and services. Thank you also to Kathy Halas, Executive Director of the Child Care Council for her vision and work to make this important and timely program possible.

The NPW Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2023 began their 11 month professional development journey at Dayspring Community Center on February 9th
Thank you to Program Sponsors Mutual of America and Hudson Valley Credit Union.

Thank you to Richard Nightingale, CEO of Westhab and NPW Board President, Anahaita Kotval, CEO of Lifting of Westchester and NPW Board Member, as well as Carola Bracco, CEO of Neighbors Link for providing a warm welcome to the new class of nonprofit leaders.


The group was led in an interactive discussion exploring mission and vision statements which also provided a platform for participants to learn more about the work of the diverse agencies represented in the program. The class also learned about the partnership between Neighbors Link and Westhab that brings an array of services to the Yonkers Community, and the importance of collaboration in leveraging community resources.




The New York Housing Compact: What Would It Mean For Westchester? - February 23rd 




The February 7th edition of the Journal News front page featured Cheryl Brannan, Founder and CEO of Sister to Sister International who has been a staunch and effective advocate for Black Maternal Health in Westchester and beyond. In recognition of her work and impact, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer chose Cheryl to be his guest at last week's State of the Union Address in Washington, DC. Find the article HERE.




Veekast - Virtual Fundraising Webinar: February 15th

Speakers: Donvil Collins - Founder & CEO, VeeKast, Jessica Marsillo - President, JFM Group LLC. Discussion topics with Q&A: In-Person Events vs. The Virtual Event, Leveraging the benefits of the virtual environment, Checklist: Virtual fund-raising dos and don'ts, The Future: Hybrid events and the future of the virtual landscape in fundraising.

CURE - Five Towns: One Book: Free, In person events 

Lorraine Hansberry lived at the intersection of art and politics where theater operated as a rehearsal room for her political and intellectual work. Hansberry was deeply involved in the Black freedom struggle during the Cold War and in the early civil rights movement. Learn more here.

WWA New Research Study Reveals Status of Women in Westchester

Westchester Women’s Agenda (WWA) recently released a research study showing that despite gains in several sectors of women's lives, the lack of affordable housing and childcare costs remain perennial issues facing them. The research report, drawing on U.S. Census data and other sources, revealed a mixed picture for how women, especially those of limited means, are faring in Westchester County. The issues studied included health, housing, violence against women, economic empowerment, family, child and elder care, and immigration. The report recommended an extensive list of solutions such as funding programs to improve Black maternal health outcomes; establishing dedicated funding for domestic violence providers; implementing pay equity policies; providing access to healthcare and other services for immigrants; increasing investment in childcare, enacting programs to reduce the poverty rate and enable elderly residents to live safely in their homes. Read the report here:

Warner Library - Get the Word Out Program

NYS Nonprofit Unit - Website and Information

The New York State Nonprofit Unit works to strengthen the relationship between all aspects of State Government and the Nonprofit Sector. Visit their website to find helpful nonprofit resources.

Westchester Library System - Managing Your Career in Changing Times: February 28, 6:00 PM

Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program - Spring 2023 Classes

The new Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTPP) funded by Westchester County will train individuals to become a Clinical Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant. Successful candidates will earn a NYS approved training credential, receive job readiness training and be connected to leading healthcare partners in Westchester County. Complete Information: Training at SWBOCES FlyerTraining at WCC Flyer

Westchester Diverse Abilities Job Fair: February 27

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

United Way 2023 Nonprofit Summit: April 4, 2023

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 these updated resources to support equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector and Westchester County.




Impact100 Westchester Boost Grant

Impact100 Westchester announces a new Boost Grant for 2023 with the goal of helping smaller Westchester Nonprofits make a larger Impact in our community. Three $5,000 grants will be awarded. The recipients of the Boost will be announced on May 8 and recognized at the Impact100 Annual Meeting on June 6, 2023. The portal with the simple Boost application opens February 1st, with applications due by February 24, 2023. Impact100 Website.



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