Policy Forums

Want to know more about what we are working on? Our Policy Forums are a way to find out more about the issues affecting your nonprofit. They give you a chance to add your voice to the conversation and be a part of a dynamic exchange of ideas. They’ll also give you the latest policy developments and a chance to ask your questions about policy issues to leaders in the field. These events are open to members and non-members and are free to attend. Do you have an idea for a Nonprofit New York Forum topic? Email Nonprofit New York's Policy Director Chai Jindasurat at [email protected].

Upcoming Forums

Managing Nonprofit City Capital Projects During COVID-19
Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This informational webinar, presented in collaboration with Hester Street, will discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding nonprofit capital projects at this time, whether you recently applied for City funding, are planning for renovations, are in the construction process, or anywhere in-between. We will cover issues and answer questions related to design + construction, safety, insurance, budgets + financing and ongoing policy efforts. We will also have representatives from Make the Road New York share their approach towards managing their capital project – a new Community Center in Queens – while undertaking critical pandemic relief and response efforts for their members. Learn more and register.

Nonprofit Virtual Member Meetings: New Guidance and Model Practices
Tuesday, May 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The New York Attorney General’s Office issued guidance on conducting virtual meetings of members for nonprofits at the end of April, which is the first guidance of its kind in the country. Join Nonprofit New York and the Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau for a forum on this new guidance and model practices for conducting membership meetings virtually. Panelists will include Karin Kunstler Goldman, Assistant Attorney General for the New York State Charities Bureau and Nonprofit New York's own Membership Director Taïna Sanon. Learn more and register.

Past Forums

Who is New York City's Nonprofit Sector? A Policy Research Forum | Thursday, February 6, 2020
Featured: John Casey, Baruch Center for Nonprofit Management and Strategy; Jessica Cavagnero, SeaChange Capital Partners; Andrew Wallace, Funders for LGBTQ Issues; moderated by Chai Jindasurat, Nonprofit New York.

How to Implement New York’s New Sexual Harassment Laws | Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
Featured: Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair and Commissioner, New York City Commission on Human Rights; Caroline J. Downey, General Counsel, New York State Division of Human Rights; moderated by Sharon Stapel, President, Nonprofit New York

Everything You Need to Know about the Exempt Salary Threshold Increase in Effect December 2018 | Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Featured: Judith Moldover, Senior Staff Attorney, Lawyers Alliance for New York; Laurie Lessage, Director of Finance and Administration, Day One; Jen Thatcher, Chief of Staff and Director of Operations, Girl Be Heard; moderated by Melkis Alvarez-Baez, Chief Operations Officer, Nonprofit New York

UBIT and Commuter Benefits: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits? | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
Featured: Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel, Lawyers Alliance for New York; Jonas J.N. Shaende, PhD, Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute; moderated by Sharon Stapel, President, Nonprofit New York


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