2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards

The 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards are underway in partnership with The Trust and Philanthropy New York, sponsored by WNYC, and supported by The Clark Foundation and RSM US.

The Awards provide applicants with an in-depth review of their management practices in Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence that are nationally-recognized.

CRE Announces 2016 CRE Rising Fund Awardees

July 5th, 2016

Community Resource Exchange (CRE) announced the five nonprofit awardees of the CRE Rising Fund, a pro bono consulting initiative now in its second year. The awardees cover a broad range of impact areas, from services for Muslim women and children and the LGBQT community, to entrepreneurship and emerging technology education programs.

“Diverse Board: Moving Beyond Rhetoric” Panel – Recap

June 28th, 2016

On Tuesday June 21, NPCC and Philanthropy New York held a joint panel on “Diverse Boards: Moving Beyond Rhetoric.” This panel delved deeper into the diversity and inclusion conversation that was featured during NPCC’s Annual Meeting this past March.

Recapping #Path2Excel: Excellence in Governance

Ann Marie Thigpen - Director of Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University and former member of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee

In conversation about boards, we inevitably gravitate towards the “F” words – finance and fundraising, but an effective board’s role and responsibilities go far beyond a fiduciary one.

Nonprofits Could Soon Be Exempt from Donor Disclosure

June 17th, 2016

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would bar the Internal Revenue Service from forcing tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to disclose the identities of their contributors to the IRS.
Source: House Passes Bill to Exempt Nonprofits From IRS Disclosure Rules - Morning Consult

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Form 990 Data will be on Amazon. Yes, Amazon.

June 16th, 2016

Source article: Amazon Web Services

Machine-readable data from certain electronic 990 forms filed with the IRS from 2011 to present are available for anyone to use via Amazon S3.

Form 990 is the form used by the United States Internal Revenue Service to gather financial information about nonprofit organizations.

Reflections on Pathways to Excellence Workshop: Excellence in Managing for Results

By Laurel Molloy, Innovations Quantified, Awards Selection Committee Member

Nonprofits often think the key to successful outcome measurement is hiring someone whose sole responsibility is data management. But during NPCC’s recent Pathways to Excellence panel on “Excellence in Managing for Results,” a somewhat different perspective emerged.

Don’t Lose Exempt Status; New Filing Location for Form 990-N

May 20th, 2016

The Form 990-N is the e-postcard for small, tax exempt organizations and submitted annually online. Prior to February 2016, the forms were accepted through the Urban Institute web portal.

Don't lose your exempt status! Visit IRS.gov to file today. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not penalize organizations for late submissions this year.

Department of Labor Publishes Final Overtime Rule Effective December 1, 2016

May 18th, 2016

The United States Department of Labor (the DOL) has issued updates to the Overtime rule effective December 1st, 2016. The updates include increases to the salary threshold of salaried workers entitled to overtime from $455 per week to $913 per week. According to the DOL, potentially 4.2 million workers will either gain new protections or get a raise.

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.