In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events 
    • 2024 NY State Budget Analysis with Citizens Budget Commission
  • Key Voting Information
  • Advocacy Spotlight: Women Deserve Equal for Equal Work
  • Garrison Institute’s Resilient Leaders Network
  • Nonprofit BoardCon: Feb. 28
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding


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

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.



On Thursday, February 1st the NPW Emerging Leaders Class of 2024 commenced their 11-month professional development journey at the Dayspring Community Center with Westhab and Neighbors Link.

During the session, ELPers learned about the significance of mission statements, distinguishing between mission creep and drift, and exploring both the benefits and challenges associated with strategic partnerships.

Thank you, NPW Board President Rich Nightingale, CEO of Westhab, and Carola Bracco, Executive Director at Neighbors Link for leading this invaluable discussion and sharing insights from your collaborative efforts in establishing the Dayspring Community Center.

Thank you to our ELP Program Sponsor M&T Bank. 



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. Board members and executives have different roles, and the balance of power helps them to get the work of the organization done. The relationship between the board and the executives requires recognizing and appreciating each other’s position within the organization. When both teams are working together like this it maximizes the impact of the nonprofit.

  • 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


YWCA: Tell Congress Women Deserve Equal for Equal Work!

Fair wages are essential to women’s economic security. When women are paid less, they have less money for basic family necessities like rent, groceries, health care, transportation, and child care. Closing the wage gap is integral to improving the health and well-being of women and families. The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.728 / H.R.17) would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by providing robust protections against gender-based pay discrimination, particularly for women facing additional systemic barriers to achieving economic security.

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


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

The Resilient Leaders Network is a circle of leaders who are passionate about making a difference and leading effectively with the head and the heart. The Network is specifically tailored to support collegial conversations amongst Executive Directors, Program Directors, and Human Resource Managers. Network offerings include an expert webinar series, online course on resilience for leaders, coaching sessions, and a weekend retreat at Garrison Institute. 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

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. 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.

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

More Information: WCC, SWBOCES

View All Member Events HERE

Make sure to get your upcoming event listed on our widely viewed Nonprofit Community Calendar and use the calendar as a scheduling resource. Email and include an event graphic, registration link and brief description to get your event listed.


$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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