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

The Economic Impact of NYC's Nonprofit Sector
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10 am - 11 am
Join Nonprofit New York and City Comptroller Scott Stringer for a public policy forum to discuss our joint report: the Economic Impact of NYC Nonprofit. In addition to Comptroller Stringer and Nonprofit New York CEO Meg Barnette, the forum will feature panelists Melva Miller, CEO of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), Jose Ortiz, Jr. Executive Director of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC), and will be moderated by Chai Jindasurat, Policy Director at Nonprofit New York. Panelists will discuss the findings of the report, the impact of our current crises, and the role the nonprofit sector needs to play in New York City’s economic recovery. Learn more and register.

Past Forums

Nonprofit Advocacy in an Election Year | Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Featured: Nonprofit New York, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Lawyers Alliance for New York, Bolder Advocacy, and Simpson Thacher.

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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