Hudson Valley Nonprofit Consultants

Hudson Valley Nonprofit Consultants is a professional network of consultants eager to work collaboratively with nonprofits to address challenges and maximize opportunities. Looking for guidance on a project? Need advice or resources to address a problem? Unsure if your organization is up to date with trends and best practices? Visit the website, or contact lead consultant Susan Ragusa for questions or to learn more about the HVNC.

Mission and More: The Economic Power of the Hudson Valley’s Charitable Nonprofit Sector

Hudson Valley nonprofits emerged out of the pandemic-related economic downturn as strong and as essential to the regional economy as ever, while simultaneously addressing heightened human service and related needs, according to a comprehensive study conducted by the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON).

The research report, “Mission and More: The Economic Power of the Hudson Valley’s Charitable Nonprofit Sector”, which was commissioned by the Hudson Valley Funders Network, demonstrates that the nonprofit sector maintains a critical place in the Hudson Valley’s economy, providing nearly one out of every five non-governmental jobs in the region along with $7.4 billion in annual wages and an estimated $1.1 billion in state and federal payroll tax contributions. 

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Link to full Nonprofit Economic Impact Study

For County-level data, link to County Dashboard

Leap of Reason Offers Triage Tool for Nonprofits and Their Boards

The Big Reset Triage Tool offers a relatively quick way to identify and prioritize action items in times of crisis and change without adding to your already-heavy burden.

The tool is available in multiple formats so you can choose which one would be easiest for your organization: a fillable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, a fillable Google Sheet for easy collaboration, and an editable Microsoft Word document. In each format, you’ll find instructions and a set of 27 “here and now” issues that can be tailored to your organization’s needs.

You can also download a PDF of examples from real organizations who have used the triage tool to test its utility and apply it to their own situations.

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The Leap of Reason Initiative is aimed at inspiring and supporting great leaders and funders to build great organizations for greater societal impact.