02/26 - 06/20
Free Events for New Yorkers Assess Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

03/26 - 05/14
Association of NonProfit Specialists (ANS) Upcoming Workshops

The ABC’s of Planned Giving

NYCMS Gala to be held April 1: "Fighting poverty is no laughing matter"


Millin Associates webinar of the MillinPro Health Home Revenue Cycle Management System

Night Out Lights On for Autism

WE ACT Workshop in West Harlem & Washington Heights / Inwood

ACES Training Recruiting Retired Older Adults Age 55+

David Rider, Esq. and George Green to be honored at Orange AHRC’s Dream Catchers Benefit

Points Of View

The Practical Education that Leads to Palpable Results

“What sets our MBA program apart from others is the concept of Constructive Action,” said Tilokie Depoo, dean of the business school at Metropolitan College of New York. “Students have the opportunity to work on a particular project during their year here, so they spend their time developing a business concept, then moving that idea into the planning and development phases, and finally doing some piloting and source funding for their businesses.” That sums up, in essence, the difference between all the graduate programs at MCNY and other colleges in the tri-state area: the act of giving highly motivated students the opportunity to develop their own concepts as they progress toward their degree.

Contracts and RFPs

City Seeks Family Shelter Provider

The Department of Homeless Services intends to issue a competitive Negotiated Acquisition solicitation to identify a vendor to manage and operate a 75-unit city-owned family shelter located at 346 Powers Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454.



Welcome to NYNP's new NYNPoetry feature where we bring you poetry from individuals reflecting their thoughts, experiences and feelings regarding the need for, provision of, or reliance upon nonprofit human services.   This month, read "Waiting" by Karen Williams, one of the poems featured in "Free Verse",  a poetry journal created by and for Bronx Department of Probation clients and community residents.  


Crucial First Steps to Start Thinking About the Sustainability of Your Nonprofit Organization

Crucial First Steps to Start Thinking About the Sustainability  of Your Nonprofit OrganizationIn the current environment of increased demand for services and economic pressures, many nonprofits are concerned about their sustainability. There are multiple directions to consider, from diversifying revenue streams to partnerships and merger.

This Month's Feature

Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the PiecesTo say that FEGS was big is an understatement… a huge understatement. In the most recently available IRS990 filing for the year ending June 30, 2013, FEGS reported total revenues of over $230 million. It had approximately 3,000 employees, with total salaries and payroll-related expenses of nearly $140 million. It owned land, property and equipment valued at $46 million and had total net assets – after accounting for liabilities – of $57 million. FEGS’ array of programs was broad and breathtaking in its size and scope.   The agency claimed that its services reached 135,000 individuals and families through 400 facilities, residences and other program locations throughout the metropolitan area. Its workforce development, education and youth services programs – which accounted for almost one-third of its budget – had programmatic expenses of $62 million in FY2013.  This portfolio included job preparation, career counselling, language and literacy education, and a rang...


"Pull Your Pants Up!"

Pull Your Pants Up! is a rap video written and performed by Kids-Helping-Kids, a mentoring program at HealthPeople Inc.  The video was recorded and produced with the help of Leslie Gore, 1960s singing star and LGBT rights advocate, shortly before her death on February 16, 2015.


Getting Grants: It’s Not About You

Ask any nonprofit executive what is the most pressing need for funding, and the answer will always be funds for general operations. Yet few foundations will give money for operating expenses, and even many individuals don’t want their money to help the organization – they want their money to help the children, the sick, the homeless, the underserved, the hungry. Understandable on an emotional level, but on a practical level it’s incomprehensible!

Strengthening Nonprofits

Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”

Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”Boards are increasingly vital to nonprofit success. Advocacy Boards can be one strategy for board engagement no matter your organization’s size. It brings a Board together around the mission of your program, while ensuring the people most suited to support your work see the nuances of the issues, and ways to specifically assist your group’s pressing concerns. Most nonprofits know that their Boards of Directors need to possess a broad range of critical skill sets.

On Board

Petrocelli New First Vice Chair at Westhab

Robert 'Bob' Petrocelli, Jr. has been appointed to serve as First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Westhab, Inc., a leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing and social services for homeless and low-income families in Metropolitan New York. Petrocelli joined the organization's board in 2009.Petrocelli is currently the Managing Director of Petrocelli Financial Services, an insurance brokerage firm affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company. Having joined New York Life in 1979, Petrocelli has since become a member of the Top of the Million Dollar Round Table, which represents the top 1% of all New York Life insurance brokers internationally; he is a 15 year qualifier for New York Life's Chairman's Council and Cabinet; and was New York Life's Council Vice President in 2011.As First Vice Chair, Petrocelli will play a critical leadership role in Westhab's fund-raising efforts. "Bob brings endless energy to our Board and a deep commitment to Westhab's mission. He is an am...

Capitol Region

Second Annual Symposium on ACES

Second Annual Symposium on ACES On March 27th, over 500 Capital Region onprofit agency executives and frontline staff gathered for the Second Annual Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma, and Response.  The ACE Study is an ongoing collaborative research project between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. Data obtained from over 17,000 Kaiser patients volunteering to participate in the study has revealed staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma. This Albany Symposium was sponsored by CDPHP, The Counseling Center for LaSalle, The University at Albany, the De La Salle Christian Brother's District of Eastern North America, ACE Response, and The LaSalle School Foundation. The day began when UAlbany Provost James R. Stellar and CDPHP CEO, Dr. John Bennett welcomed the audience reinforcing the impact that high ACE scores have on various health concerns.  ...

Community Forum

Janice Tosto

Janice TostoJanice Tosto describes herself as a lifelong human services professional. She is a mentor for a volunteer program she created for women who are emerging human services professionals. In her blog, Janice writes commentary on a range of topics including women’s issues, workforce development, and social and economic justice. Janice can be reached at lmjenkinsfoundation@gmail.com.

Agency Of The Month

Public Health Solutions, Inc. Merging Research and Action

Public Health Solutions, Inc. Merging Research and ActionPublic Health Solutions, Inc. (PHS) isn’t your typical human service agency. Yet the organization plays a critical role in delivering, administering, researching, and advocating for some of the most important programs that protect the health and well-being of low-income women and children, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.


Rent Burdens Rise as NYC Housing Market Recovers but Renters Do Not

Six years after the great recession,a combination of stagnant incomes and rising rents have created increasing affordability challenges for New York City renters, according to a new report released today by NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. 


Fundraisers Foresee a Good 2015 after a Strong 2014

Fundraisers Foresee a Good 2015 after a Strong 2014 2014 was a good fundraising year for New York nonprofits and 2015 looks to be even better, according to a survey of development directors conducted by New York Nonprofit Press. The survey polled a total of 54 nonprofits across the state, ranging from arts groups to childcare agencies, and asked development officers about their 2014 giving season, strategies and plans for moving forward.