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

Nonprofit Advocacy in an Election Year
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Please join Nonprofit New York, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Lawyers Alliance for New York, Bolder Advocacy, and Simpson Thacher for a public forum on what nonprofits should be considering during this election year. Learn more and register.

Past Forums

Nonprofit Virtual Member Meetings: New Guidance and Model Practices | Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Featured: Karin Kunstler Goldman, New York State Charities Bureau; Taïna Sanon, Nonprofit New York.

Managing Nonprofit City Capital Projects During COVID-19 | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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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