A place to connect with professionals in similar roles, with facilitated conversations led by experts in the field based on what YOU want to learn about.
Nonprofit New York has combined two of its most successful programs, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and Learning Labs, to create a new model for sustained community engagement, growth, and expertise.
In this model, we take the community experience and facilitated expertise of the Learning Labs and combine them with the sharing of best practices and feedback of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The result is a fellowship experience that honors the knowledge already in the room, while providing facilitated opportunities to network and share tools, practices, and outcomes with the larger nonprofit sector. We approach this work with the beliefs that we are stronger together, significant expertise already exists within our network, exploring challenges across nonprofit sectors leads to innovation, and providing organizations with the space and time to share ideas and information can benefit the New York area’s nonprofits and Nonprofit New York.
Each cohort is different, and each experience is personalized to meet the needs of cohort participants. The program experience is approximately 8 months long. At the end of the program, participants share their experience and learnings with the broader nonprofit community through Nonprofit New York events and programming.
The program consists of three phases.
Phase 1 - Planning Phase (~2 one and half hour meetings over one to two months)
Phase 2 - Learning Phase (~5 one-two hour learning and practice sessions over 3 months)
Phase 3 - Action Phase (~2 one hour meetings plus independent work over 2 months)
Thanks to a generous grant from the New York Community Trust, Nonprofit New York is currently able to offer this program at no additional cost for our members. This program is only open to our members.
The Learning Community that will convene in the Spring of 2023 will be composed of pairs – Executive Directors and an additional leadership team member – who work in nonprofit organizations with operating budgets between $3 and $8 million dollars.
All Nonprofit New York members that meet this criteria are invited to apply. Applications close on January 18, 2023.
Spring 2022 - Founders of Small & Emerging Nonprofits
Fall 2022 - Chief Operating Officers of Established, Larger Nonprofits with More Than 50 Employees
For more information or questions regarding the Learning Communities program or if you have a suggestion for a future cohort, please reach out to Darby Masland, Programs Manager, at [email protected].
Do you need a clear plan for technology growth to meet the demands and opportunities in today’s “new normal”? Join us to learn the skills, processes (and a few great tools!) so that you can transform your organization through excellence in technology!
Kim Snyder and Joshua Peskay of RoundTable Technology have recently released the Nonprofit Technology Framework, a tool to help nonprofit professionals build the skills to leverage technology and thrive in today’s world. We’ve invited Kim and Joshua to take you on a learning journey through the Nonprofit Technology Framework, to explore excellence in each of the key areas of IT Leadership, Governance, Cybersecurity, Data, Project and Change Management. During this highly interactive workshop, you will have access to tools and resources that have been developed specifically for the nonprofit professional. This six-part program will help you to build a culture of strategic transformation, collaboration, and accountability and enable you to optimize on the opportunities that are so essential for thriving in today’s “new normal.”
Session Titles and Key Take-aways
Assessing where you are and where you want to go
What it means to have “excellence” in technology and why it matters
Becoming a data-informed organization that protects what it collects
What “reasonable” cybersecurity means and why you need to be “reasonable”
How to keep your culture from eating your strategy
Agility and excellence in technology as a way of being
Members: $175 for the series
Non-members: $225 for the series
If you register one participant at full price, you can register a second participant from your organization for 50% off!