Monday, April 13, 2015

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From: New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. []
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:38 AM
To: Andrew Marietta
Subject: Upcoming Events & Webinars

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April 17th and May 15th, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 
NYCON Membership Benefits Orientation [Webinar]
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.

April 21st, 2015 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
If We Changed the Way We Think About Charity: Charity Could Change the World - Featuring Dan Pallotta [Saratoga] 
Join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and RACE for a galvanizing discussion. 

The eight-county Capital Region has a wealth of world-class cultural and creative assets. However, a 2014 research study conducted by the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy (RACE) concluded that more support is needed to leverage our region's creative talent, performing arts venues and products to drive our regional economy though travel and tourism, workforce development, and more. Join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and RACE for a galvanizing discussion with Dan Pallotta, one of today's most prominent advocates for nonprofit organizations. Dan will discuss how our society can change our thinking on nonprofit organizations to encourage true innovation and lasting impact.

 Location: Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga NY.

1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. Dan Pallotta
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

April 23rd, 2015   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Tools to Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage [Webinar] 
Presented by Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder of Firespring
NYCON Corporate Member; Free to Current Nonprofit Members

Nonprofits are notorious for having tight budgets and limited resources. If this sounds like your  organization or if you're looking for ways to help your nonprofit run more effectively, you'll want to join Jay in this session to discover:
  • Dozens of no-cost or low-cost online tools to manage projects, organize events, accept donations and monitor social media;
  • Top 10 tools Jay couldn't live without & evaluate which are compatible for your nonprofit;
  • How to educate your constituents and monitor trends and conversations; and
  • Ways to engage with your audience in less than 15 minutes a day.
"Jay's session was awesome. I spent the next hour checking off a few of Jay's suggestions with our own website, Facebook page and email service. We have some work to do! I hope the rest of the attendees 
had as many take-aways as I did."
-Sue Joe, Affiliate Relations Director, National Down Syndrome Congress

May 20th, 2015   11:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Board Impact: Making Service on Your Board a "Win-Win" [Lunch & Learn Webinar]  
Presented by Susan Weinrich, Vice President of Organizational Development Services, NYCON
Free to Current NYCON Nonprofit Members
Board Room
Is your organization facing challenges recruiting new board members?  Are you worried about attracting future board leaders?  Nonprofits throughout the state struggle with connecting and explaining to the community what it means to be a board member and why someone should volunteer to do so.  Often nonprofits are undermining their own efforts in attracting people to board service.  This session will explore the personal, professional and community value of being a board member, and how your organization can leverage and market these areas to bring success to your nonprofit board.  Please encourage your board members to register and attend this session.

August 21st, 2015  11:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Board Committee Structures "Post Nonprofit Revitalization Act" [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
Presented by Susan Weinrich, Vice President of Organizational Development Services, NYCON 
Free to Current NYCON Nonprofit Members
This webinar will help your board and staff operationalize your new committee structure post Nonprofit Revitalization Act. Gone are standing and ad-hoc committees; enter committees of the board and committees of the corporation. Are the latter accountable to the Board or accountable to the Executive Director? Do you need minutes? Who should chair them? How do we bring on non-board members and what is their role? For committees of the Board, what authority do they really have and how to we ensure they are accountable to the board. Join this discussion and bring your questions and suggestions.
In this Issue...

Featured Webinar
Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter
April 7, 1:00 
Why infographics?
If you've never created one, they can seem daunting and expensive. However, when you find the right data and have the right story to tell, your Infographic can reach a wide audience and make a big difference in your community and beyond. Register.

Benefit Spotlight On:
Membership Benefits Spotlight!
NEW! Credit Card Processing from Dhama Merchant Solutions 

Does your nonprofit collect (or want to collect) donations, dues or payments via credit card in person or online? NYCON, via a partnership with the National Council of Nonprofits, is announcing one solution geared towards making this an easier, more affordable tool you can use to collect revenue for your nonprofit.

Introducing our latest member benefit from Dharma Merchant Services. 

Corporate Member SPOTLIGHT:

Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) at Marist College 
The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) at Marist College
prepares innovative leaders of public and nonprofit organizations with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effectively managing in a diverse, technologically engaged and global society. Interested in furthering your nonprofit career?

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