Build stronger connections among the people and organizations driving social innovation in NYC at this year’s New York Nonprofit Connector on October 12th at 6:30 PM. We’ll be enjoying tasty snacks, drinks, and festivities in the great company of our fellow purpose-driven New Yorkers.
Taproot Foundation and Bre DiGiammarino of Indiegogo have teamed up to bring you a free webinar that will teach you how to harness the expertise of marketing, graphic design, videography, and communications professionals who want to volunteer to help your cause.
Meet and build relationships with NYC's finest nonprofiteers and social enterpreneurs. Grab a beverage. Enjoy some delicious food. Have a great time with YNPN-NYC as we recognize the 2015 Nonprofiteer of the Year.
Buy a ticket and you get....
- Open bar. Toast to fall with a drink or two.
- Delicious hors d'oeuvres from COFFEED. Friendly for veggie and meat eaters alike.
- Not yet a member of YNPN-NYC? Your ticket purchases you a membership for the next year too!
- Mingle with the most fabulous group of nonprofit professionals and social entrepreneurs that NYC has to offer. Yourself included!
Claudia Espinosa :: L.O.V.E.
Isabel Sheinman :: Library for All
Kimberly George :: Rebuilding Together NYC
Mary Lee Dinski :: Fiver Children's Foundation
Tiasia OBrien :: MoCADA
October 5 - 9, 1:00PM EDT
Is donor acquisition a priority for your organization?
Learn 5 donor acquisition strategies from 5 experts!
In this free mini-webinar series, you'll learn actionable donor acquisition techniques. Each day features a new expert, 20-minute webinar, and lesson designed to help you find new donors and identify new gift potential.
You'll learn to:
Acquire new donors through referrals from your current donors
Find new major gift potential in your donor pool
Turn one-time donors into new annual givers
Utilize content marketing to reach new supporters
Find new donors through corporate giving
Space is limited, so sign up today!
Announcing the NY Youth Success Scrimmage! On August 29th, ReWork is running the New York Youth Success Scrimmage. The Scrimmage partners together exceptional minds (that's you!) from New York communities and organizations leading initiatives focused on building success for New York youth. You will learn and apply rapid prototyping, a key element of the design thinking process, to create solutions to real challenges in education and youth development in the City. To reserve your spot visit: bit.ly/1JkgyWX
Learn a valuable new skill set then apply it to real life high-impact challenges. We have created a high-impact, hands-on event for you to up-skill and take your work to the next level.
1) It's one thing to read about how to be innovative; it's quite another thing to actually DO innovative work. The Scrimmage is a place where you'll quickly learn a highly valuable human centered design skill set -- rapid prototyping -- and be able to apply it. This is a highly collaborative and creative workshop that will help you drive innovation. And, most importantly, on an important social change.
2) You'll be working on real challenges that real organizations are facing. The organizations at the scrimmage will take the insights you help them uncover to reframe and tackle a real challenge within their organization. This is a chance for you to apply your unique life and professional experiences to real-world challenges in the space of youth success. This is a chance to make a tangible impact.
3) The room will be filled with other like-minded, passionate, talented professionals like you. THINK: authentic collaboration, connections, and professional development with impact-driven professionals. And like you, they're awesome!
So, mark your calendar on August 29th for this unique opportunity that you won't want to miss! For more details, check out the Youth Success Scrimmage website.
Join us and get your ticket while you still can. Hope to see you there!
Come out to Crown Heights for the YNPN-NYC #Nonprofiteer Bar Crawl! Join fellow YNPN-NYC members and non-members for an afternoon of sloppy strategic planning and networking.
PowerPlay NYC, a nonprofit that develops girls through sports, and its SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA), a yearlong girls-youth development program (with an intensive 6-week summer session) for NYC high school girls are seeking internship host sites. PowerPlay NYC's girls get to play a variety of sports, develop workplace and life skills for success, prepare for college and train to become youth leaders in our after-school programs for younger girls.
For the final two weeks of the program, the girls participate in mini-internships at organizations across the city where they get to try out the skills they've learned over the summer. STARWorks internships provide Academy participants with the opportunity to get an introduction to the real world of work in a professional setting. Over the first four weeks of the Academy, participants prepare for their STARWorks internships by focusing on particular workplace skills including: "dress for success," office etiquette, phone skills, computer skills, filing, office equipment use, project participation and interviewing skills.
PowerPlay NYC is looking for hosts for their SuperSTARS! Your participation in this program makes a world of difference to the SSLA participants and allows them to envision and create a successful future for themselves. Internships take place from August 3rd - 13th, 2015. If you or your organization is interested, please fill out this form and PowerPlay NYC be in touch with more information shortly.
When: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
Where: LMHQ (150 Broadway, 20th Floor)
What: Charitable giving in the U.S. has hovered around 2% of GDP for nearly four decades. Minor increases in this rate could have a massive impact on the health of our nonprofit sector. In this meet-up, we'll hear from nonprofit leaders as they discuss strategies on how we might increase charitable giving; from corporate giving, major gifts, and moving casual donors into regular givers.
Why: Learn from leaders. Network with like-minds. Spread the word. Also, free drinks provided by Sixpoint Brewery!
Speakers will include Ami Dar (Founder of Idealist.org) and Tony Martignetti (Host of Nonprofit Radio).
Ami Dar has created an online supermarket for social action which makes it possible for just about anybody to act on their desire to change society for the better: Idealist.org, one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 100,000 organizations around the world and millions of visitors every month.
Tony hosts a weekly podcast, Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio, which is devoted to helping small and mid-size nonprofits in all areas of challenge, from fundraising to finance to donor relations.
To learn more or RSVP, click here: http://www.meetup.com/NP2-0-Future-Focused-Nonprofits/events/223018498/
When: July 9-10
Where: Conference Room 1 & breakout rooms, The United Nations Headquarters
***Discount code ($150 off general admission) available. Please let us know if you're interested! (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Mentor Capital Network (MCN), formerly known as the William James Foundation, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships are bringing together the MCN's 2015 Sustainable Business Plan Competition finalists at the United Nations in New York City on July 9-10, 2015.
MCN identifies and supports entrepreneurs who are building mission-driven companies for the long-term; creating truly sustainable business models that support the UN's Global Development Goals. Our primary program is our William James Sustainable Business Plan Competition which provides feedback, mentorship, promotion and prizes to the entrepreneurs participating, as well as highly qualified pipeline for our investors.
Finalist Presentations from:
Estufa Doña Dora sells clean, efficient cookstoves in Guatemala to the 735,000 families that buy all of their cooking wood, through vertically integrated field activities of flexible financing and selling the cookstoves.
Eqalix is developing the first plant-based skin substitute wound dressing, to replace currently marketed products that are made from culturally sensitive sources (cadavers, embryonic materials, cows, pigs), which may be sold at disruptive prices due to a cost structure roughly 1/10 that of current products.
RemitRight is a cost comparison website that allows you to quickly compare sites and find the service that meets your needs of international money transfers, a "KAYAK for remittances." They are currently providing services to El Salvador, Mexico, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Sanivation provides a household sanitation service and affordable fuel to residents living in the parts of Kenya where current toilets are too expensive and require infrastructure that local residents are not set up to invest in.
- Paul Saginaw: Co-Founder of Zingerman's. The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has 17 partners, employs over 500 people and generates over $40 million in annual sales from eight separate businesses operating in the same community. Co-Founder Paul Saginaw has used these companies as a way of fostering entrepreneurship in his community, and often be found sharing his stories to help others do the same
- Tyler Gage: Co-Founder of Runa. Runa makes energizing beverages with guayusa ("gwhy-you-sa"), an Amazonian "super leaf" that has as much caffeine as coffee and double the antioxidants of green tea. Runa now supports over 3,000 farming families in Ecuador that grow guayusa organically, and Runa products are sold in over 8,000 stores across the US and Canada. Co-Founder Tyler Gage was named a Forbes “30 Under 30 Entrepreneur" in January 2013 and the Citizen Leader of the Year Award in January 2014 by the Specialty Food Association.
Conversations we are having (a very partial list)
- Working with existing culture to provide disruptive technology
- Multi-Year, Multi-National, Bleeding-edge research on creating the best mentor-entreprenur match
- Using Business to Create Community
- More than money: A whole eco-system to support social entrepreneurs
- Behind the curtain at a real investment pitch.
- Getting the most our of your mentor
- Cross-Sector Collaborations
- Cutting Edge Financial Innovation for Social Benefit
- Where Mission Drives Margin
- Scaling Impact for the short and long term
- Investor Readiness
- Martyrdom in Social Change
- How to Use "Knowledge of Change"
- Achieving Growth valuations for social enterprises
Featuring more than three dozen social enterprise leaders, including representatives from:
Do you know what fundraisers report feeling the least comfortable with when it comes to major gift fundraising?
Making the actual ask.
That's a pretty important part of the process.
WeDidIt wants to help take the fear out of the ask by giving a free webinar on major gift fundraising!
Join us on June 25th for our webinar, "How to Close a Major Gift (Even If You've Never Done It Before)"
We have special guests lined up, free downloadable resources, and even a special offer for some private Q&A time with some talented fundraising pros.
You'll learn how to:
- Create a repeatable system for finding prospects and tracking your relationship
- Pitch a case for support to major gift prospects
- Make the big ask and close the deal
Register today! Space is limited.
Join Policy Studies in Education on Tuesday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for an interactive workshop: Why You Should Use Podcasting To Reach Your Audiences!
As a non-profit organization, you advocate for a target audience. Engage and educate your audience 24/7 with a podcast. In this workshop, we’ll guide you in the process of planning a podcast that will work for your organization and your clients. No technical experience is required.
This is an Internet Week New York citywide event. Join us at the Foundation Center New York. Admission is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to email@example.com or by completing the form at http://policystudies.org/why-you-should-use-podcasting-to-reach-your-audiences/.
We look forward to meeting you there!
This spring, the YNPN-NYC board is excited to launch Sloppy Strategic Planning happy hours!
Cool... What does this mean?
We think strategic planning has become a tortured phrase for impact industry professionals. On the one hand, it symbolizes our hopes and savvy thinking for where we want to go. On the other hand, it has become a painful shorthand for endless, risk-averse discussion, and paper pushing. This can create an unpleasant tension.
We want to change this by offering a bi-monthly opportunity to confront topics of strategic importance in an informal social setting over drinks. Together, we can create a space and time to talk openly, honestly, and humorously about the direction of our sector and how it relates to our individual professional // organizational development.
New York Based Charity Tackles the Global Nursing Shortage
Purses for Nurses, Inc. sells pre-owned handbags to fund humanitarian Nursing trips abroad
New York, NY, April 16, 2015: In recognition of National Nurses Week, Manhattan based organization Purses for Nurses, Inc. is taking action to combat the shortage of nurses worldwide by addressing its biggest barrier: funding. The organization aims to fund nurses' volunteer trips abroad by collecting and reselling pre-owned handbags. The nurses will provide training and other critical services that are in short supply to health professionals and locals in underdeveloped communities.
Purses for Nurses was founded in 2014 by CEO Melissa Zuk, RN, BSN, CCRN out of her own frustrations with volunteering abroad. “I’ve spent time volunteering abroad – up to a month at a time – but most of that was spent shadowing other professionals and the cost to volunteer was more than most vacations I’ve taken.” According to Melissa, volunteer abroad organizations are aplenty, but the costs [often as much as $4,000 for 2 weeks] keep many qualified, eager nurses from volunteering. And for nurses who do volunteer abroad, the costs limit them to one or two short trips per year, making sustainability a major issue for communities in need.
The team is just short of their first goal to collect 500 purses by May 1st, and already has their sights set on the next big milestone of 1,000 bags collected by December 2015.
Purses for Nurses Inc. has applied for 501(c)3 status and is expecting to have that designation by Fall 2015. In recent months, the organization has made great progress, becoming Incorporated in New York State, making connections with humanitarian organizations abroad, and earning the support of International Council of Nurses (ICN) President, Judith Shamian. Supporters of the new organization have popped up all over the United States, donating purses and monetary gifts to help the vision become a reality.
Purse donations in the NYC area can be scheduled for pickup by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Purses for Nurses, Inc. also accepts financial contributions which may be made through the organization’s website http://www.pursesfornurses.org/get-involved/
Interested parties (volunteers, collaborators, other organizations) may reach Melissa directly at email@example.com
Melissa Zuk, Founder
Purses for Nurses Inc.
136 W 74th St Ph A, New York, NY 10023
April 30, 2015 at 1:00pm EST
Free webinar hosted by Andrew Littlefield, Inbound Marketing Specialist for WeDidIt, on crowdfunding called "How to Raise $10K in 30 Days."
What will be discussed?
- How to plan a crowdfunding campaign (including selecting an achievable goal)
- How to promote your campaign
- Where most crowdfunding donations come from and how you can take advantage of these channels
- And much more!
Sign up here: http://blog.wedid.it/raise-10k-webinar
We live with an incredible irony.
Young professionals who need access to professional development opportunities the most, do not have easy access to these opportunities.
Why? We can't afford them. Or, we just don't have the time to take a chance on an opportunity not tailored to our professionals goals of doing well for ourselves, while also doing well for the world.
This is why we are excited about our new partnership with the team at Be Social Change.
Be Social Change has created a new high-impact, low-cost professional development program to help nonprofit professionals grow their talent, skills, and impact.
It's called the BSC Collaborative.
The BSC Collaborative allows professionals who want to do well for themselves and well for others to pool their resources in order to access high caliber professional development experts and opportunities at a low and predictable cost - $195 for an unlimited pass to 12 months of professional development courses made for social impact industry professionals. That's you!
What do you get from this unlimited access?
- Well... unlimited access to Be Social Change courses!
- A membership to YNPN-NYC and the additional professional development and social events that our community hosts.
- Already a YNPN-NYC member? Get a second membership for yourself to use when your current membership expires or gift a membership to a friend.
Click below to learn more and invest in your personal and professional development!
Share your ideas and passions; connect with inspiring people wanting to change the world; and learn about opportunities for professional development and creating impact.
Join EPIP-NY and YNPN-NYC
Peoples is Peoples :: A Fun and Anonymous Un-Networking Event
Research shows that people self-censor when they place themselves in some kind of professional pecking order. Networking events can create this order and make conversation feel forced and even limited.
Peoples is Peoples is not one of these events. Let's take a break from old-fashioned networking and spend some time getting to know one another.
Thursday, April 2nd
6:30 to 8:30pm
Gatsby's Bar & Restaurant (53 Spring Street)
Peoples is Peoples Rules
1. We cannot talk about our profession or professional experience.
2. We may not trade business cards.
3. We may reveal our professional identity at the end of the night.
4. Attendees will be connected in an email following the event.
Free for YNPN and EPIP members.
$5 for non-members - you'll make that back with the drink specials - but consider joining as a member for discounts and future members only event invitations!
You are invited to attend a program presented by the Education and Research Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York.
BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium IX.
Designing the Future for Success and Sustainability.
February 24, 2015, 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.
Hosted By Baruch College School of Public Affairs 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, 14th Floor.
Keynote Speaker :: Karen L. Rosa, Vice President and Executive Director, Altman Foundation
Principal Sponsor :: KPMG
Major Sponsors :: EmblemHealth, The New York Community Trust
Benefactor Sponsor :: EisnerAmper
Thought leaders will share their insights about key factors affecting operational excellence and success, including talent development and sustainability issues.
Who Should Attend
This program is especially intended for nonprofit and foundation executives.
Speakers and Panelists
James G. Sheehan, Chief, Charities Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Opening Remarks
Patricia Swann, Senior Program Officer, The New York Community Trust,
Hilda H. Polanco, Founder and CEO, Fiscal Management Associates, LLC,
Charles Buice, President, Tiger Foundation
Jeremy Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Childrenâ€™s Village
John Sanchez, Executive Director, East Side House Settlement
Warren Scharf, Executive Director, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Sam Schaeffer, Executive Director and CEO, Center for Employment Opportunities
Wayne Ho, Chief Program and Policy Officer, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
$35 per person
Contact Zoe Sponeybarger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.358.2829
The original Great Gathering was postponed from Jan 27th to Feb 12 due to inclement weather. Though we were super bummed by the postponement, the extra time means that there's still an opportunity to join the fun if you haven't already registered!
Secure your spot in The Great Nonprofit Gathering of Talent and Resources hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of NYC in partnership with Impact HUB NYC.
Thursday, Feb 12th, 7 - 9 PM
Begin 2015 well connected and well prepped to make progress on your goals. Meet representatives from a variety of NYC nonprofit and social impact organizations, groups, networks, and communities who have professional development and personal growth resources to share.
Where NEW LOCATION
Impact HUB NYC :: 394 Broadway :: 5th Floor (On Broadway just below Canal St)394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Find a mentor, connect with likeminded organizations, and challenge yourself to grow at the Great Nonprofit Resource Gathering of Talent and Resources. Start 2015 with the people who will support your next step.
$10 for Members. $20 for Non-Members.
Impact Hub (host)
Bard College Grad Programs in Sustainability
Be Social Change
Columbia School of Social Work
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy NY
Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia Inc.
Imperative (workshop 1)
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
ReWork (workshop 2)
She's The First
TemPositions Group of Companies
The Vanity Project
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Volunteer Management Group
We have a few more openings for exhibiting partner organizations and companies who would like to connect with New York City's largest network of young nonprofit professional talent.
For more information, click here. Send specific questions to email@example.com or call 347 331 1341.
The generosity we’ve witnessed over the past two #GivingTuesdays inspired all of us over here at Catchafire to kick our involvement up notch. This year we are setting out to launch a campaign that expands the way people think about giving on #GivingTuesday and one that also keeps the giving momentum going all year long.
We understand how important the financial donation aspect of #GivingTuesday is for organizations and are thrilled that online donations on this day increased 90% from 2012-2013! But we also know that connecting with someone who can help solve your nonprofit’s challenges is just as powerful.
When it comes down to it, we are matchmakers. Our day to day consists of making these amazing and powerful connections. By connecting talented volunteers with nonprofits in need of their skills, we are helping to make sure that lack of bandwidth, budget and/or expertise don’t hold nonprofits back from achieving their missions.
We believe that it should be easy for every nonprofit to access the talent they need, so this year we are celebrating #GivingTuesday by donating $24,000 worth of our memberships to 10 deserving social good organizations!
10 winning organizations will receive access to our platform, our thousands of passionate and talented professionals as well as support from our amazing team who will set them up for success. The best part is that Catchafire makes #givingtuesday last forever, as we are the gift that literally keeps on giving.
Here’s where you come in. What do you want your organization to accomplish this year? Do you want to launch a new program? Revamp your board? Improve culture? Increase fundraising by 25%? Let’s do it together! With the guidance of our Nonprofit Advisors, the expertise of our skills-based volunteers, and the structure of our scoped projects we have the ability to make incredible progress.
by 12/2/14. All entries will be evaluated by our judging panel, including the founder of #GivingTuesday, Catchafire’s CEO, Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn, the Executive Director of WNYC and the Editor of FastCo.Exist.
If you’d like to become part of the conversation about expanding the way we view giving on #GivingTuesday, please tweet @catchafire using #GiveAFire.