In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events 
    • 2024 NY State Budget Analysis with Citizens Budget Commission
  • Nonprofit BoardCon: Feb. 28
  • Member Advocacy & News Spotlights 
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding
    • ArtsWestchester Grant Applications 


Feb. 15, now 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Virtual: 2024 NY State Budget Analysis with Citizens Budget Commission


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 the 140+ attendees who joined us on Monday, February 5th for an informative discussion on “Promoting Mental Health” with field experts, Michael Orth, MSW, Westchester County Commissioner of Community Mental Health, Marie Considine, MPA, Executive Director at NAMI Westchester Inc., and Michael Radosta, R.N., Vice President of Behavioral Health & Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer of Behavioral Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Missed the conversation? Watch the recording HERE and access the mental health resources referenced on NPW’s Resources page.

This discussion launched NPW’s new series “Nonprofit Assets” - a free, virtual monthly community education series that will connect Westchester residents, employers, and employees to the wealth of nonprofit and government resources. Register for the next discussion on March 4th - “Pronouns, Allyship, and the LGBTQIA Community – What it Means & Why it Matters”.


Contact Senator Schumer in Support of Funding Change that will Benefit Housing in Westchester

Westchester residents and agencies like FSSY and Westchester Children's Association need your help! 900+ homeless Westchester households now housed with Continuum of Care's Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing Subsidies, as well as Westchester landlords and providers of homeless services deserve the same funding and consideration by HUD as all the other surrounding counties. TAKE ACTION >>

The Member Advocacy Platform provides an 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


A New Chapter: Kathy Halas Stepping Down

After more than two decades of dedicated service and exceptional leadership, Kathy Halas, the Child Care Council's Executive Director, has decided to step down later this year. Kathy's impact on the Child Care Council and our community has been nothing short of transformative.

One of her most remarkable contributions has been her relentless advocacy for policy change and increased investment in child care. Kathy spearheaded successful efforts to reduce parents' share of financial assistance (subsidy) - once as high as 27% of income over the federal poverty level and now just 1% - and increased income eligibility to families, making assistance more widely available. Through her strategic vision and tireless efforts, and in partnership with supportive government leaders, early child care and education has become much more accessible and affordable for countless families. 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.



Nonprofit BoardCon - The Collaboration of Board & Staff: February 28
25% Discount Code for NPW Members. Please email Elijah Washington for the special code. 

Enhancing the Executive Director/Board Partnership While Delivering Mission - the dynamics of the board-executive partnership have a strong effect on the health and sustainability of an organization. Panelists:

  • Jan Fisher, Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester (Moderator)
  • Jeanette Gisbert, Executive Director, Volunteer New York!
  • Maurice Segall, Director, Pro Bono Partnership
  • Michelle A. Nicholas, Founder & CEO of The NICO Consulting Inc.
  • Wayne Davis, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Our partners at the Westchester Community Foundation are proud to support The Garrison Institute’s new Resilient Leaders Network.

Join a cohort of professionals who are improving workplace culture and maintaining inner resilience, while handling the challenges of working for the social good. To learn more and register, click here.


League of Women Voters: Key Voting Information

All voter information can be found at The Presidential Primary Election in NYS is Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Important Voting Deadlines PDF.

FCWC and Pace Climate Conference: March 1st

Pro Bono Partnership - Navigating and Addressing Cultural Flashpoints in the Workplace from a Legal Perspective: March 12

Workplaces are not immune from polarization in American society. Cultural conflicts, or as we call them Cultural Flashpoints, are on the rise, whether stemming from politics, current events, or international affairs. Those conflicts may intersect with protected classifications such as religion, race, LGBTQ+ identity and national origin. Nonprofits need effective strategies to lower the temperature, ensure compliance with the law, and stay focused on their mission.

Westchester Women's Summit: March 15

View All Member Events HERE

Get your upcoming event listed on our widely viewed Nonprofit Community Calendar and use it as a scheduling resource - email including an event graphic, registration link and brief description.


ArtsWestchester Grant Applications

ArtsWestchester Seeks Grant Applications for More Than $500K in Funds. ArtsWestchester announced that the application portal for the 2024 Arts Alive grant program is open for funding requests from nonprofit groups and individual artists in Westchester and Rockland counties for arts projects. This grant program is made possible through a New York State Senate Arts Initiative. Applications to ArtsWestchester to support cultural activities are being accepted now through March 14, 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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