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OMB Guidance: Know your Rights

Each nonprofit needs to learn its rights and responsibilities under the Uniform Guidance and take positive steps to protect those rights. This document identifies the major changes in the Uniform Guidance related to cost allocation rules and payment of indirect costs.

How $15 Minimum Wage Will Impact Nonprofits

April 29th, 2016

On March 31st, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the $15 minimum wage plan into law which can potentially lift the earnings of an estimated 2.3 million New Yorkers. While this is a victory for the city’s low-income population, how will it affect nonprofit organizations that struggle to meet indirect and programming costs?

According to the The FY17 budget plan, the wage increase will be phased in between now and 2020 then continue to increase on an indexed schedule set by the Director of the Division of Budget and the Department of Labor.

How Can We Save The Puppies If We Can’t Keep The Lights On?

April 28th, 2016

New York City’s nonprofit sector accounts for more than $118 billion in annual expenditures, including $33.6 billion in payroll expenses alone. With more than 600,000 employees, nonprofit organizations account for more than 18 percent of the city’s total private workforce1 yet they're struggling to stay afloat.

The Needs Assessment Survey… So Far…

April 25th, 2016

Have You Taken The Survey Yet?

In early April, The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) launched its first-ever Needs Assessment Survey. The survey is designed to help NPCC understand what more can be done for its members and for organizations sector-wide.

Closing the $ Gap

April 22nd, 2016

There have been many articles and headlines in the recent weeks about the challenges nonprofit organizations are facing to meet operating costs and close the widening financial gap. According to the report by the Human Services Council entitled New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS, one of the reasons is:
"Government contracts and philanthropic grants rarely cover operating costs and payment is often late and unpredictable, resulting in cash flow obstacles and chronic underfunding.

Pathways to Excellence: Excellence in Fundraising & Resource Development [Recap]

For more information on the Pathways to Excellence Workshops, click here.

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York has launched the revamped and streamlined application process for this year's Nonprofit Excellence Awards. NPCC offers a series of workshops available to member and nonmember nonprofit organizations to engage with and gain insight from past winners.

Disclosures to Donors

NYS Assembly introduced bill A-3394 which would require charities disclose to donors in writing after donation as to how their donation was allocated – what portion went to administration and what to programs. This was introduced last session and didn’t move; it is being introduced again.

NPCC Launches Its First Ever Needs Assessment Survey

April 4th, 2016

Click here to read official press release

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) has launched its first ever Needs Assessment Survey for New York Area nonprofits. As a leader in nonprofit management and capacity-building strategies, it’s vital that NPCC stay abreast of current trends and challenges that the nonprofit community faces.