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4/14/2014
NYCON would like to extend a thank you to Members who recently contacted the offices of Assmeblymember James Brennan and Michael Ranzenhofer to delay the effective date of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act from July 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 201

4/10/2014
Nassau County state Supreme Court Judge Thomas Feinman said that the governor's Department of Health has overstepped its boundaries in trying to cap salaries at $199,000.



4/7/2014
Nonprofit Finance Fund Releases
"State of the Nonprofit Sector" Survey Results
Nonprofits Striving for Long Term Financial Survival

3/11/2014
Sometimes staff changes are really goodbyes... and that means they can be pretty sad. Today, however, we would like to announce some happy staff transitions and additions.

3/11/2014
The Nonprofit Revitalization Act is a landmark change in the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York that will usher in a modern era for the operation and governance of nonprofit corporations starting on July 1, 2014.

3/9/2014
New Feature... Question of the day submitted by Members.

3/6/2014
POLICY UPDATE:
Nonprofits & The President's Budget Proposal
Nonprofits enter the conversation, however, proposal unlikely to pass

3/3/2014
In collaboration with a number of local funders, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2014 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program.

2/28/2014
Doug Sauer, CEO of the state Council of Nonprofits, said he encourages charities to not use telemarketing firms if possible. And he said the state should regulate the industry to ensure that only a certain portion of the money raised can go to a tele

2/27/2014
N.Y. Telemarketers Get 62% of Donations according to latest "Pennies for Charity" Report.

2/10/2014
The Awards Committee for the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is currently seeking applications for its Second Annual Nonprofit Innovation Award.
The award honors local nonprofit organizations that demonstrate innovation in the areas
of colla

1/17/2014
New Charity Watchdog Appointed for New York State
James Sheehan Formerly Served as State's First Medicaid Inspector General

1/16/2014
Nonprofit Finance Fund (nff.org) is conducting its sixth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice.

1/16/2014
NYCON is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded three grants from the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR) for a total of $23,200. All awards were granted to support NYCON’s technological transformat

1/9/2014
Congratulations to our members who received the Regional Economic Development Council 2013 Awards.

1/6/2014
NYCON is pleased to announce that grant applications for the Otsego County Mini-Grant Program will be accepted beginning immediately through March 1st, 2014

12/19/2013
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released its long-anticipated overhaul of federal grants policies and procedures, and charitable nonprofits achieved several important goals that will strengthen organizations performing wor

12/19/2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, which modernizes the way New York regulates nonprofit organizations, such as hospitals, museums, colleges and universities, religious and other charitable institutions

12/18/2013
NYCON is hiring for a Membership & Events Coordinator

12/18/2013
First Nonprofit Unemployment Savings Program LLC is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its board of directors. Doug Sauer of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) will join the seven-member board with representation from around

12/16/2013
Crain's ranks NY's largest nonprofits. An uptick in donations is good news for area nonprofits.

12/12/2013
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli will be Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio. The Mayor-Elect announced the appointment at a press conference this afternoon.

12/5/2013
The Central New York Community Foundation is giving a $5,000 grant to the local non profit that receives most posts on Twitter and Facebook today. All you need to do is mention your local charity of choice using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCNY.

12/5/2013
Charities that receive government contracts and grants continue to cope with problems related to late payments and inadequate compensation for the services they provide, according to a study released today by the Urban Institute.

11/27/2013
Comptroller-elect Stringer Announces Transition Team
Launches www.stringertransition.com website

11/6/2013
On October 31, 2013, the Department of Treasury and IRS announced a modification of the Use It or Lose It Rule for Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts.

10/23/2013
Vetoed by the Governor: NY-SB 5189 By DeFrancisco, John A.. Establishes that not-for-profit organizations shall be entitled to all prompt contracting interest due from a state agency at the time of the first payment. -

10/22/2013
NYCON Staff speak at the Semi Annual Breakfast of the Village of Menands (location of our home office) and particpate in the "Grow Menands" campaign.

10/18/2013
Help your organization’s mission and your nonprofit colleagues across the country by taking a short survey about perceptions and views towards advocacy.

10/16/2013
Small community-based nonprofits if the government is intentionally trying to put them out of business or if it's really just a case of "not knowing what they don't know..."

10/8/2013
NEWS FLASH: Lillien Leaves AG's Charities Bureau

10/3/2013
As you may already know, especially if you are a user of Giftworks ’06-’11 platforms, Giftworks was recently acquired by a company called FrontStream.

9/24/2013
With open enrollment for the Exchange approaching, we want to remind you of the guidelines required by the ACA, as set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which require you to provide your employees with a notice of the coverage options ava

9/16/2013
Jeremy Noble, CPA of Latham, NY is the 2013 recipient of the Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award

8/20/2013
New York Health Benefit Exchange Announces New Name:
NY State of Health; the Official Health Plan Marketplace

8/16/2013
JCOPE is accepting public comments on proposed regulations for Gifts, Honoraria and Official Activity Expense Payments (Travel).



8/14/2013
The New York Council of Nonprofits is now accepting applications for nominees for its Board of Directors.

8/7/2013
Its time for GrantStation.com’s seventh semi-annual State of Grantseeking survey, and we would really like to hear how you are faring in the world today.

7/11/2013
Do you know a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State that has demonstrated exemplary leadership to community-based charities? Nominate him/her now for the 10th annual Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award. The award is presente

7/11/2013
Summaries from various sources of the NP Revitalization Act. If signed by the Governor, this act goes into effect on July 1st, 2014.

7/10/2013
Sound Shore Medical Center gave its chief executive officer two large checks days before he led it into bankruptcy, court records show.

7/2/2013
Two Syracuse nonprofit agencies that serve people with disabilities and other health issues are merging.

6/26/2013
The NYS legislature doesn’t always get a lot of credit for working through complex issues and competing viewpoints before crafting new laws that are generally seen to represent reasonable compromises and significant legislative improvements. The No

6/25/2013
Superstar speakers are coming to the IS National Conference - Register today and get over $300 savings off your registration by using our Partner Code: NPARTNERNYCON

6/24/2013
Please be aware that New York State has launched the Grant Opportunity Portal , https://grantsgateway.ny.gov providing a “one-stop shop” for nonprofits interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.

6/17/2013
Read. Respond. Please Share: "The Overhead Myth"
In an historic letter released today, GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance have joined forces to caution against overemphasis of the overhead ratio when judging

6/5/2013
Starting Today, Nonprofits Will Be Required To Disclose Extent Of Their Political Spending In Annual Reports To The Attorney General, Identify Donors And Expenditures Related To New York Elections.

5/31/2013
Once again NYCON Members are invited to participate in a statewide and national nonprofit salary and benefits survey being conducted by The NonProfit Times

5/28/2013
he National Council of Nonprofits has created this Nonprofit Audit Guide to provide charitable nonprofits with the tools they need to make informed decisions about independent audits. Because state laws vary in the scope of their regulation of charit

5/23/2013
Our friends at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits help to coordinate recovery and philanthropic efforts after the May Tornadoes. The power of the nonprofit network.

5/23/2013
Let's Try to Get it Right the First Time: Our CEO's thoughts on the current legislative 'state of affairs' in NYS...

5/21/2013
JOINT COMMISSION'S REVISIONS TO THE SOURCE OF FUNDING REGULATIONS AND REPORTABLE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP DISCLOSURE GUIDELINES


5/17/2013
27 Nonprofits Receive Retreat Grants From Omega To Strategize On How to Survive and Keep Thriving

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/business/press-releases/article/27-Nonprofits-Receive-Retreat-Grants-From-Omega-4522155.php#ixzz2TZcwegwz<

5/15/2013
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Senators Michael Ranzenhofer and Carl Marcellino and Assembly Members Jim Brennan, Helene Weinstein, and Steve Englebright in proposing sweeping, bipartisan legislation to overhaul the laws governing

4/29/2013
Subscribe to The Chronicle of Philanthropy today and receive a discount for being a NYCON Member!

4/9/2013
The "how-to" guide for nonprofit leaders and government officials wanting to streamline the government-nonprofit contracting process.

4/5/2013
Would you invest $1 to save $11? Thats the return rate for tax dollars spent on a variety of services provided by area nonprofit agencies, according to a new study by a local group of nonprofit executives.

3/18/2013
We're happy to be a partner organization for this year's Independent Sector National Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in New York. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and build networks that help you advance your mission. Contact us to get a special

3/8/2013
Mergers & Affiliations: Nonprofits in NYS are stepping up to the plate, looking at all options. Will our political leaders do the same?

3/4/2013
On March 1, federal sequestration cuts officially took effect. As the reality of sequestration cuts play out, the work of nonprofits is going to become even more difficult as many are hit by direct funding cuts to programs, hit again as state and loc

2/28/2013
Revised Proposed New York State Regulations Restricting Executive Compensation And Administrative Costs Of State-Funded Providers Clarify Requirements But Do Not Change Basic Limits

2/25/2013
New 2013-14 state budget adversely affect the insurance costs of all employers which obtain worker's compensation coverage from the state insurance fund.

2/21/2013
Charitable Giving Report: How Nonprofits did in 2012

2/21/2013
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

2/21/2013
New York Nonprofit Press has come to the Greater Capital Region...and so has THREE free months of Job Ads!

2/20/2013
Fill out our quick survey about Governor Cuomo's plan to raise minimum wage. How will this impact New York State Nonprofits?

2/15/2013
The Omega Womens Leadership Center (OWLC) is pleased to present the Women Serving Women Summit: Building Safety & Strength, a grant program for nonprofit organizations working to positively impact the lives of women and girls. We are focusing the 20

2/13/2013
Joint Commission on Public Ethics seeks informal public comment on draft regulations. Due date for submissions is now March 8.

2/6/2013
April 9th: Regulating Not-for-Profits in New York. The Government Center is pleased to present the 2013 Annual Warren M. Anderson Breakfast Seminar Series, a nonpartisan hour-long breakfast program held at the Capitol during the Legislative Session

1/30/2013
More than 170 leaders from the human services community gathered to hear from City Council Members, administration officials, funders, representatives of the business community, journalists and each other on challenges facing the sector. And, they so

1/30/2013
The Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits today released two publications detailing how mergers and collaborations can benefit nonprofits and the people they serve.

1/28/2013
[NEW] NYCON Membership Benefit: Free Membership to the Nonprofit Technology Network Offered to 100 Lucky NYCON Members! Make sure to take advantage of this offer now...

1/3/2013
The New York Council of Nonprofits, along with colleagues nationwide, expresses mixed views about the passage of the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" (H.R.8, as amended).

12/21/2012
NYCON's Kelly Mathews, COO & Sr. VP of Financial Accountability Services, was interviewed yesterday about the importance of Internal Controls and Fiscal Management in the wake of a recent arrest at an area nonprofit.

12/19/2012
Now with just a click of mouse you can send in all of your annual reports! General Eric T. Schneiderman has recently announced the creation of an online E-Filing system where New York Nonprofits may now file their reports online.

12/17/2012
A.G.’s Action Requires Nonprofits To Disclose Extent Of Their Political Spending, Identify Donors And Expenditures Related To New York Elections

12/12/2012
Today from 3:30 to 4:30PM BoardSource is hosting a webinar on “The Fiscal Cliff’s Twin Threats Against the Work of Charities,” during which Tim Delaney, president and CEO of The National Council of Nonprofits will be sharing our m

12/4/2012
This information from the National Women's Law Center gives us a snapshot of what happens to the health, human services sectors in NYS if we don’t avoid the fiscal cliff.

12/4/2012
NYCON is proud to offer the Budget & Cash Flow Toolkits. Comprehensive templates designed for small to medium sized nonprofits at an affordable price.

11/19/2012
The Office of the Governor has released revised proposed regulations to implement Executive Order 38 – Executive Compensation and Administrative Overhead. The deadline for public comment is November 30, 2012.
Attached please find the draft reg

11/5/2012
As part of the grants reform effort, the State has set up a new web site to serve as an information portal throughout the reform process. The web site is http:grantsreform.ny.gov. We urge you to take a look at a short video that provides an overvie

11/2/2012
The Nonprofit Times Salary & Benefits Report Released
Salary & Benefits Survey Reports That Will Help
Your Nonprofit Organization Prosper

11/2/2012
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that not-for-profits are continuing to load and distribute food and water to shelters and New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Earlier today, the Governor announced that the National Guard with FEMA will d

10/30/2012
Our thoughts are with you, your staff, and the community in this very difficult time. If there is anything we can do to assist, by posting notices, helping you connect with other nonprofit resources, etc. please let us know. ~NYCON staff and Board.

10/10/2012
New York State will soon be rolling out a draft Standard Contract designed to speed contract registration and ease the administrative burden on nonprofit provider agencies, according to Fran Barrett, Governor Andrew Cuomos Interagency Coordinator

9/19/2012
William F. Berardi, CPA of Kingston, NY is the 2012 recipient of the Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award. The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) co-sponso

9/4/2012
Join us for the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
2012 Annual Meeting and Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award Presentation

8/30/2012
Learn how tax breaks, politics, faith—even the neighborhoods Americans call home—can have a profound effect on generosity.

8/9/2012
It's the dog days of summer, and it's too hot to go outside. So why not stay in, put on some headphones and enjoy the cool comfort of our recorded seminars? All of Idealware's on-demand recordings are a whopping 65 percent off for the month of August

8/1/2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a cap on executive compensation at organizations that contract with the state, an effort not dissimilar from an attempt by his neighbor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie last year proposed a cap on how

8/1/2012
The NPT Power & Influence Top 50 turns 15 this year so it is time to look back at and forward to some of the sectors remarkable people. It seems the sector is always concerned about the next generation of leaders. Well, 15 years is a good milestone

7/23/2012
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) are pleased to announce this call for nominations for the Ninth Annual Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award.

7/18/2012
IF If your organization enters into corporate sponsorship deals, there's good news from the IRS. Final regulations governing when charities can avoid paying unrelated business income tax (UBIT) clarify that payments other than "qualified sponsor

7/18/2012
Not Enough Pain, Not Enough Gain
From the Nonprofit Assistance Fund Blog via Nonprofit Quarterly

7/4/2012
Barbecues, fireworks, patriotic music, friends, family and...did we mention barbecues? Who really needs another reason to celebrate Independence Day?
We do!And to help those of you who haven't yet registered for Camp Finance celebrate as well we

6/11/2012
The mysteries of ancient Egypt still have the power to awe and inspire, and now Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is hoping they will draw thousands of visitors to the museum this summer.

5/17/2012
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of proposed regulations to limit spending for administrative costs and executive compensation at state-funded not-for-profit and for-profit service providers

5/15/2012
L3Cs are directly contrary to the active interests of the Governor, Attorney General and Legislature in eliminating abuse of public resources and promoting accountability. Considerable attention and effort are underway by the State to curb unethical

5/11/2012
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics will hold a hearing for the development of guidelines and regulations relating to new disclosure requirements for lobbyists and clients of lobbyists pursuant to The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2

5/2/2012
Governor Cuomo has appointed Fran Barrett as his new InterAgency Coordinator for Not-for-Profit Services. The position is a new one, reportedly created to help coordinate efforts to reform the State’s procurement and contracting systems and a

4/24/2012
April 24, 2012 -- Washington, DC – The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), the New York member of the National Council of Nonprofits (National Council), announced today that the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI),

4/4/2012
NYCON currently provides many practical training sessions on affiliation and collaboration solutions

4/4/2012
More than 60 community, philanthropic and non-profit leaders came together at Proctors' Fenimore Gallery today to participate in the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's Strategic Alliance event.

This event celebrated and e

4/2/2012
From the Times Union
Awaiting, debating Cuomo's compensation abuse remedy

3/19/2012
The NYS Senate Standing Committee on Investigation and Government Operations has concluded that the Governors Executive Order limiting the amount of state dollars that can be applied towards executive compensation and administrative expenses should

3/5/2012
Doug Sauer, NYCON's CEO, travels around the state speaking on various topics. NYCON Members can have him speak at their event for free.

2/21/2012
Last week New York State Attorney General Schneiderman unveiled a new plan to reform and revitalize New York's nonprofit sector. The plan includes legislation to eliminate outdated and costly burdens on nonprofits, strengthen oversight and accountabi

2/16/2012
A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES BOLD PLAN TO REVITALIZE AND REFORM NEW YORK’S NONPROFIT SECTOR

A.G.’s Plan Will Cut Red Tape, Reduce Costs For Nonprofits And Taxpayers & Strengthen Accountability

2/15/2012
So many of you love joining us at Camp Finance, we want to make it easier for you to be there. Special Rates this Valentine's Week.

2/7/2012
Update: New York State Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Public Hearing: To examine executive compensation at not-for-profit organizations receiving State funding and the actions needed to prevent State tax dollarsfrom bein

2/1/2012
The Office of the Professions has posted applications for not-for-profit, religious and educational corporations that are seeking a waiver from the corporate practice prohibitions in the Education Law

1/31/2012
On February 6th, 2012 NYCON CEO Doug Sauer will provide testimony at the NYS Senate’s public hearing to “examine executive compensation at not-for-profit organizations receiving State funding and the actions needed to prevent State tax dollars fr

1/17/2012
Segments from the Executive Briefing Book from Governor Andrew Cuomo's FY2012-2013 Budget Proposal. These selections are not intended to represent an exhaustive or all-inclusive list, but rather are a quick review to help answer some questions that m

1/5/2012
Do You Have a CPA "On Board?" This week's survey was about financial expertise on your nonprofit board. We want to know how many nonprofits already have CPAs on their Board, and if not, if they would like to

1/5/2012
NYCON is pleased to announce that grant applications for the Otsego County Mini-Grant Program will be accepted from January 3rd through March 1st, 2012.

12/20/2011
It's official: on Monday, December 19, local public broadcaster WXXI and independent cinema The Little announced that the two organizations would enter into a long-term affiliation that WXXI President Norm Silverstein called "a merger in all but

12/12/2011
The Profitable Artist in paperback, the first complete “how-to” guide to being a professional and profitable working artist.

12/7/2011
NYCON and United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area announce 2012 Assessment Program for the Valley and Greater Utica Area Nonprofits.

12/6/2011
Take this quick poll about paid nonprofit board service.

11/9/2011
Join NYCON in telling Congress to protect and not weaken the charitable giving incentive that helps nonprofit organizations provide essential programs and services in our communities.

11/2/2011
If you want to know just how unhappy Americans are with their two-party government, a group called Americans Elect is ready to tell you.

10/27/2011
As you may already be aware, NYCON has ended the endorsement of Marshall and Sterling as the insurance broker for our Property & Casualty offerings to members. Council Services Plus is now our sole and exclusive endorsed licensed broker for these pr

10/27/2011
We are happy to announce that CS Plus is now the NYCON Endorsed Broker for Directors' & Officers' Insurance and all other insurance coverages our Members may need.

10/26/2011
Will Congress Take Away the Giving Incentive that Supports the Work of All Chartiable Nonprofits?

10/25/2011
The New York City Campaign Finance Board is headed down the wrong path in their effort to shine a light on big money's influence in politics.

10/11/2011
New grant funds will allow the Staten Island association of NFPS to make membership in NYCON available to all of its 136 SINFPA member organizations.

10/11/2011
Blog commentary on nonprofit salary caps possibilities in NYS from "Butts in the Seats: Musings on Practicial Solutions for Arts Management."

9/26/2011
NYCONs goal, as the state association of nonprofits with over 3,000 diverse members throughout the state , is to put forth and aggressively pursue a dynamic, living and breathing Statewide Policy Agenda that focuses on the needs and interests of C

9/21/2011
NYC Department of Finance is requesting updated information from nonprofits that have real estate tax exemptions.

9/12/2011
Thomas D. Weddell, CPA of Newburgh, NY is the 2011 recipient of the Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award.

9/9/2011
How the President's Jobs Package will Affect Nonprofit Employers

9/7/2011
Reports of excessive salaries for nonprofit executives don't represent reality, say those in the trenches

9/7/2011
2011-2012 NYCON Board Nominees Announced

9/3/2011
Quick list of relief organizations, volunteer opportunities and places to donote to Hurrican Irene disaster relief efforts.

8/24/2011
The NY Community Trust has recently awarded a second $10,000 grant to NYCON in support of the Strengthening Communities Fund Program.

8/23/2011
NYCON is helping to connect a doctoral researcher in the School of Human Service at Capella University with community based nonprofit across New York State

8/18/2011
Due to prohibitions in New York State law against the "corporate practice" of the professions, certain not-for-profit, religious and educational corporations that are providing professional services must apply for a waiver to continue provi

8/8/2011
See below for reactions from NYCON Members and other nonprofits across New York State. Be sure to stop back for updates as they are submitted!

8/5/2011
Links To Press Coverage Of NYCON, Including CEO Doug Sauer's Interview on Capital Tonight

8/5/2011
NYCON CEO Doug Sauer Calls On Governor To Support Nonprofit Reform, Calls On Membership To Submit Their Stories, Comments & Reactions

8/3/2011
New Task Force Will Make Recommendations for New Rules to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from being Used to Support Excessive Compensation

8/1/2011
Spending cuts, entitlement reforms, tax reforms, and a credit crisis all have the potential for adversely affecting the operations of some or all nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.

7/29/2011
For those who think energy audits are unaffordable, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has good news.

7/21/2011
*Information regarding the Unemployment Interest Assessment Surcharge Recently Sent to Your Nonprofit*

7/21/2011
In recognition of the important role, talents and leadership that a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State can provide as a board member for community-based charities, the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and the New York Sta

7/15/2011
NYCON CEO Named to Attorney General's Leadership Committee

7/12/2011
Nonprofits are not just organizations - they are the face of our communities.

7/5/2011
Nonprofits are hardly the only tax-exempt nongovernmental entities in the U.S. By happenstance, hook, and crook, for-profit corporations frequently don’t pay taxes, get legislative bodies to exempt them from taxes, and they often pay their executiv

6/27/2011
Just one week after reports surfaced that NYS Medicaid Inspector General James Sheehan was being forced out of office, legislation substantially curbing the powers of that office has been passed by both the Assembly and State Senate.

6/27/2011
Task Force Charged With Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Nonprofits While Strengthening Accountability

6/24/2011
The New York Council of Nonprofits is now accepting applications for nominees for its Board of Directors.

6/24/2011
Organizational assessments provide an overview of a nonprofit’s status and capabilities with respect to successfully meeting current obligations and potential to more effectively and efficiently accomplish its mission.

6/23/2011
What Time & Effort Reporting Means To You
A special workshop for nonprofit organizations funded
by the Department of Health AIDS Institute.

6/23/2011
NYCON Partners with Senator Schumer to Inform Nonprofits of Recent IRS Revocations and Offer Assistance

6/22/2011
After the recent revocation of over 19,400 charitable exemptions in New York State, NYCON felt it was important to provide affordable, expert guidance to help many of these organizations navigate the process of becoming a tax exempt entity once agai

6/22/2011
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled a new section of his website to aid New York nonprofit groups that may have mistakenly lost their tax exempt status. Schumer is strongly encouraging nonprofit groups to check a recently-released Interna

6/14/2011
The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of 10 new members to the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).

6/10/2011
On June 8, the IRS released a list of over 19,400 New York State Nonprofits that had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked.

5/19/2011
Let our representatives know that nonprofits play a vital role in their communities by improving quality of life for their constituents as well as being an economic engine, producing jobs and purchasing goods and services from local business.

4/18/2011
Changes in New York State Law Could
Due to prohibitions in New York State law against the
"corporate practice" of the professions, certain not-for-profit,
religious and education corporations employing individuals
providing

4/11/2011
Congressional leaders and President Obama reached agreement on a budget late Friday that, if enacted, would fund the federal government through September. Here are details on issues that many nonprofits.

4/11/2011
A series of five trainings designed to take the mystery out of social media. Let the experts at Idealware walk you through the creation of your own social media strategy, step by step.


4/1/2011
From "The Exempt Organization Tax Review" April 2011

3/28/2011
The Attorney General's Charities Bureau has prepared "A Practical Guide to New York's Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act" to assist charities in complying with the Act’s new requirements.

3/25/2011
On October 4th & 5th, 2010 ARNOVA convened a group of 30 nonprofit scholars & leaders (including NYCON's CEO Doug Sauer) to explore what we know about public policies' impact on the nonprofit sector.

3/9/2011
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) is pleased to announce the opening of their regional office in the United Way of Greater Rochester’s building on College Avenue.


2/24/2011
The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) is pleased to launch an online Retirement Resource Center to provide solutions, plans and educational services geared to the small to mid-sized nonprofit dealing with the complicated and sometimes very expen

2/18/2011
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) is pleased to announce the second and final round of Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) grant recipients

2/16/2011
President Barack Obama's plans for cuts to domestic spending, as part of his $3.73 trillion budget for 2012, would directly impact local nonprofits that provide an array of social services. There would be less federal money to go around, and stiffer

2/4/2011
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) is the premier provider of scholarship and tuition management services. For over 25 years, ISTS has been the ideal full-service solution for organizations seeking a reliable partner to manag

1/31/2011
According to our state constitution, 501c3 organizations which own real property and use it exclusively for specified charitable purposes are entitled to property tax-exemption.

12/13/2010
NYCON and NYSCA partnership already providing assistance to over 70 nonprofit arts organizations in New York State.

11/23/2010
NYCON announced Firespring as New Corporate Member...

10/7/2010
NATIONAL STUDY SHOWS GOVERNMENT'S UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES HURT NEW YORK STATE CHARITIES

10/4/2010
NYCON is proud to launch a new and member exclusive initiative designed to help nonprofits understand and navigate the complexities of New York State's contracting and payment process.

10/1/2010
Has Your Contracting Relationship with the State Gotten Worse? Please Tell Us.

9/28/2010
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) is pleased to announce a partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) designed to provide a comprehensive array of technical and affiliation assistance, training and other business s

9/3/2010
Attend NYCON's Annual Meeting and vote on the incoming members of our Board of Directors

7/29/2010
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. Board Development Committee is currently seeking nominations to serve on the 2011 Board of Directors. Please consider nominating yourself or another qualified individual for consideration to be elected as a N

7/26/2010
Second round of stimulus funding open, applications due by November 8th.

7/26/2010
The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), Inc. is pleased to announce Doug Sauer, CEO, has been elected Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the National Council of Nonprofits (National Council), the nation's largest network of nonprofits repre

7/9/2010
Nonprofit Leaders Speak Up to Stop Charitable Deduction Changes.


6/21/2010
At a press conference at the Capitol on June 16th, 2010, the National Council of Nonprofits and the New York Council of Nonprofits applauded the leadership of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) for introducing the Nonprofit Sector and Community Sol

6/21/2010
Call for Nominations: 2010 Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builder Award

6/4/2010
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) announces the first round of Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) recipients. NYCON received a nationally competitive $1 million, two-year stimulus grant from the SCF Nonprofit Capacity Building progra

5/6/2010
SPECIAL ALERT: Is your nonprofit about to lose its tax-exempt status? CHECK THE LIST and File Online Today

3/31/2010
Nonprofits in New York state are being hit especially hard by the recession, as demand for their services is on the rise while fundraising is on the decline, according to a new report.

2/3/2010
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) received a nationally competitive $1M, two-year stimulus grant from the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NYCON will award $600K of the grant

1/19/2010
NEW FOR 2010!
Bylaws & Personnel Policies packaged together for one low price...

1/19/2010
Last week NYCON was asked to provide feedback to the Comptroller´s Office on how late New York State contracts and payments were affecting real nonprofits in the community. Within 24 hours of sending out the survey NYCON had collected well almost

1/17/2010
NYCON has recorded two short (less than 10 minutes) overviews of each of our Dental programs: DHMO and the PPO.

1/15/2010
2009 Grant Awards from the Hoyt Foundation include $9,000 for Capacity Building

12/23/2009
Nonprofit Policy News

11/6/2009
New York, NY—November 6th, 2009 – The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) are pleased to announce a partnership that will provide access to affordable dental coverage to

10/27/2009
44 Members of Congress Stand Up for Nonprofits

10/7/2009
The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) has received $1 million in federal stimulus funding for nonprofit capacity building activities in New York. The grant, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Str

9/23/2009
Nominations for the Board of Directors
New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
Annual Meeting
October 1st, 2009

9/3/2009
GiftWorks and NYCON invite you to tell us your story. Please tell us, in 500 words or less, how GiftWorks would be able to help you achieve your mission.

8/31/2009
New York Council of Nonprofits Releases Comprehensive Compensation Analysis of 577 New York State nonprofits.

7/22/2009
New York Council of Nonprofits Builds National Bridges of Partnership During Meetings at White House and on Capitol Hill

7/8/2009
Are You Looking for an Exciting Opportunity to Lead a Nonprofit Organization? Become an Interim Executive Leader!

6/2/2009
The New York Council of Nonprofits is thrilled to announce that nonprofits in the Greater Rochester and Greater Westchester areas are going to be able to be discovered by thousands of individuals looking to give back to their community each month. I

5/27/2009
A Practical Guide to Basic Accountability Standards for New York Nonprofit

5/26/2009
Should Your Organization Merge? Keys to A Successful Merger

Join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific.

A recent poll found that one in five charity leaders are considering a merger as a way to ride out t

5/26/2009
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) releases two free tools to help members with Personnel Policies and Bylaws.

4/15/2009
This communication shares information about the following webinars in a special series being offered this week and next by the United Way of America and the National Community Tax Coalition. Participation is free, BUT you must register in advance. He

2/25/2009
We are pleased to provide you with three new Special Reports from the National Council of Nonprofits (to which you belong through your membership with the New York Council of Nonprofits formerly the Council of Community Services of NYS, Inc.)

2/23/2009
New York's "Shovel-Ready" Nonprofit Projects Will Create Jobs, Enrich Communities

2/13/2009
As President and CEO at the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN), Tim Delaney’s job is to ensure that the U.S. government – President, Congress and the whole Executive Branch – are aware of and responsive to the issues and concerns of the natio

1/7/2009
Otsego County Mini-Grant and Delaware County Mini-Grant Programs Announced!

12/29/2008
NYCON is encouraging all charities in New York State, particularly community-based organizations, to participate in the 2009 Compensation Profile of Charitable NYS Nonprofits that is now open.

12/24/2008
After much deliberation, The Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc.s' (CCSNYS) board of directors is formally proposing to our membership that CCSNYS officially become the "New York Council of Nonprofits."

12/23/2008
Washington, DC (Dec. 22, 2008)-Working in close collaboration with its state association members across the country, the National Council of Nonprofits has submitted its recommendations to President-Elect Obama's Transition Team, which had requested

12/11/2008
Doug Sauer, CEO of the Council of Community Services of NYS, Inc. (CCSNYS) will host the first ever radio show of its kind for nonprofits December 19th from 10:00am - 11:00am.

9/11/2008
Members vote on new board nominations for 2009.

9/10/2008
Mel Zachter, CPA of Staten Island is the 2008 recipient of the Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award. Zachter is a partner with Loeb & Troper LLP in New York City. The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) and the New York State Soci

9/3/2008
Governor David A. Paterson today reminded New York families that effective Monday, September 1, 2008, all of New Yorks uninsured children will be eligible for moderate or no-cost health care coverage, thanks to a recent expansion of Child Health Plu

7/7/2008
New York Nonprofits, led by NYCON, lobby congress for a National Capacity Building Initiative. From the New York Nonprofit Press.

5/15/2008
As part of a partnership between Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and CCNYS, you are invited to attend a unique organizational development training at Omegas Rhinebeck, New York campus.

4/25/2008
This case study session will initiate conversations about board governance and the need and importance for ongoing support and development by exploring the Museum Board Empowerment Program, a new model and resource for governance.

4/9/2008
PACE Plus Primer and Survey Now Available

3/4/2008
The Council of Community Services of
New York State and the Support Center for
Nonprofit Management have agreed to pursue
a strategic alliance, including the possibility
of a merger, which they believe will
create a one-stop-shop

2/7/2008
In an effort to promote effective risk management practices among all nonprofits, Council Services Plus, along with NYCON and the Nonprofit Risk Management Center is pleased to announce the fourth annual Nonprofit Risk Management Awards (NRMAs).

1/3/2008
Every month CCSNYS will be featuring one (or more!) of our nonprofit members who are making an impact in their community.

Our first member spotlight of 2008? One of our first members - ever - and a true original...Music Mobile!

9/12/2007
The New York State Department of Health has awarded The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) a $167,650 grant per year for up to five years to support training for board members of nonprofits that receive State funding.

9/5/2007
The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has awarded the Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc. (CCSNYS) a $250,000 contract to provide statewide consulting services to nonprofit companies under contract with

9/5/2007
On a Saturday in 2007, Craigslist Foundation will produce its second annual New York Tri-State Area Nonprofit Boot Camp, a unique community effort planned, produced and promoted in partnership with over 75 organizations. Its focus is simple -
to

8/15/2007
ALBANY -- Six months after their autistic son's death while in the care of workers from a school the boy was attending, the parents of 13-year-old Jonathan Carey have become full-time activists.Lisa and Michael Carey of Glenmont, who successfully pus

6/22/2007
We're In The Blogoshpere! The power of Web 2.0 was apparent last week after our workshop on the same topic on June 14th.

5/4/2007
New York, New York - May 1st, 2007- The Clark Foundation has awarded the Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc.(CCSNYS) a $75,000 grant to explore a strategic partnership with The Support Center for Nonprofit Management of
New Y

4/20/2007
CCSNYS would like to gauge your familiarity and useage of composite bonding services for capital improvements for your nonprofit. Information you provide us with will be helpful in designing a program that may benefit organizations like your own in t

1/5/2007
CCSNYS announces plan to co-locate with The Support Center for Nonprofit Management with an eye toward future joint projects together.


 

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