Thursday, June 27, 2013

Announcement: Upcoming NYCON Events & Trainings

Compliance Check: Revising Your By-Laws 
[Free Lunch & Learn Webinar for NYCON Members
July 11th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Presented by Dave Watson, VP of Legal Accountability & Compliance Services (LACS), NYCON and Michael West, Esq. Legal Advisor, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
Register Now
Legal Workshop
Though many nonprofit staff and board members may think that bylaws are just something you have to do have to start your organization - oftentimes drafted, reviewed, approved and promptly shelved away -what some don't realize is that your organization is governed by that document and, as such, bylaws spell out what you can and can't do by way of good board governance.
Our webinar is designed to help you understand key bylaw clauses, how they affect your organization and how the new developments in New York regarding nonprofits may impact your bylaws.

Large structural changes to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York will be discussed briefly, and detailed questions will be referred to the August and September during the two 'Revising You By-Laws to Comply with New York's Nonprofit Revitalization Act'.  Any Package Bylaw-Personnel Policy Reviews throughout the remainder of this year will include free updates of language and bylaw clauses when NYCON's team of attorney's develops them to meet these new obligations 

[Benefit Spotlight] The Budget and Cash Flow 
Toolkits for NYCON Members...
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Presented by Michelle Jarvais, CFO of NYCON and Beth Mathews,
Senior Accountant at NYCON
Flu Toolkit for NonprofitsIf you missed our previous "Budget and Cashflow Toolkit Webinars" don't worry because there's another one coming up in July! Just in time for budget and cash flow planning, we've developed a new benefit for our members that will truly be the "best friend" of every fiscal person who uses it!

Designed with the needs and resources of the smaller to medium sized nonprofit in mind, NYCON's CFO and her staff have designed a "foolproof" tool for developing a streamlined, compliant and easy to understand budget. 

The features of the
Budget Toolkit include:
  • Built in instructions on "Getting Started" and "How to Develop Your Budget"
  • Built in formulas and linked spreadsheets
  • Definitions & Glossary on types of budgets, frequently used budgeting terms & more
  • Helpful notes that 'pop up' as you create your budget spreadsheet
  •  Quick and easy allocations (for shared costs like space and supplies, etc.)
  • Templates that your organization can utilize to customize for your own organization's budget and salary and fringe expenditures.
  • And more! 

On our webinar we will also show you an example of the new
"Cash Flow Toolkit" which, just like the
Budget Toolkit, will be a great addition to any nonprofit fiscal office.  
With funding being tight and payments from state contracts and other funders becoming less timely and reliable, it is essential for a nonprofit to attempt to monitor its own cash flow. This toolkit, like our Budget Toolkit, takes the mystery out of forecasting and helps to guide you step-by-step through the process.

See how these tools can help your nonprofit.

Get to know your NYCON Benefits
NYCON Membership Benefits Orientation
New Dates Added in July, August & September
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Presented by Valerie Venezia, VP of Membership and Marketing and Amber Vanderwarker, Membership & Marketing Associate

In our "Get to Know Us" Sessions, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about our membership benefits - and answer all the questions you have regarding our process, costs and what you get for FREE.

 We will be talking about these benefits...   
  • Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance NYCON empowers our members with the best practices, policies, and procedures as well as information on ever-changing regulations, funding, accountability and more.   
  • Cost Savings Solutions for Nonprofits NYCON leverages the purchasing power of thousands of nonprofits to bring you economies of scale on everything from Office Supplies to Fundraising Software.   
  • The Nonprofit Voice in New York State NYCON represents our members on the local, state and national level, giving voice to small and medium sized nonprofits everywhere.
Find out how NYCON Membership will benefit you by attending this 1-hour session
 Register Now   

Camp Finance 2013: Rethink, Retool & Reboot! 
Preparing for Better Days Ahead
October 10th & 11th, 2013    New Paltz, N
With Special Keynote Speaker Dan Pallotta

Camp Finance is an unparalleled opportunity for your staff and board members to retreat, learn, network and make lasting connections with peer and nonprofit experts.
Here's just some of  what some of last year's attendees said about Camp Finance:

  • "Knowledgeable speakers and real life experiences."
  • "Gave me take away tools I can use."
  • "It was a great time to step away and reflect on some critical issues for our organization in the context of a great group of professionals. I had some important questions answered and discovered some new questions I needed to be asking."
  • "The speakers were very approachable and helpful as were all NYCON staff. Of course the setting and food served were very WOW."
Camp Finance has always been a source of information, encouragement and support for nonprofits in New York State - especially through our most challenging times.  
It's a chance to engage with leading nonprofit experts, your nonprofit peers, and take back useful knowledge and tools to your nonprofit.
We hope to see you there! 

Check Out Our Recorded Webinars!
Thanks to the support of CS Plus,NYCON's popular Lunch & Learn Webinars are now being recorded and will be available for members for up to six months! 

NYCON Policy New and Updates:
Capitol Building

Other Events & Webinars of Interest to NYCON Members:
June 27, 1:00 pm -2:30 pm Eastern.$40.00
Nonprofits are using social media, but how do they use it for fundraising? Yes, social media can be used for fundraising, and organizations are already doing so. In this new session, developed specifically for the Day of Giving Toolkit, we outline the how social media can integrate with fundraising efforts and be an effort on their own. register >

July 9, 1:00 pm -2:30 pm Eastern.$225.00  
Most nonprofits care a lot about their donors. But do you have the right donor management system to help you keep track of them?
Navigating the choices you have when choosing a donor management system can be daunting. That's why Idealware has created the online course, "The Donor Management Systems Toolkit", to help you navigate the choices.

July 9, 1:00 pm -2:30 pm Eastern.$40.00
Idealware will cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what's working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

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