Advocacy and Data
Local Community Advocacy: Using Storytelling to Influence Policymakers

Storytelling can be a powerful and motivating communication tool when building relationships with elected officials, particularly at the local level.

Local Community Advocacy: Building Relationships and Influencing Policymakers

Building and maintaining strong relationships with local policymakers requires nonprofits to be a proactive resource of reliable information on community needs and trends, your programs, and the financial and organizational challenges you face.

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


Andrea Reynolds – President & CEO, Dyson Foundation
Doug Sauer – New York Council of Nonprofits
Chelsea Newhouse – Report Researcher
Yvette Bairan – CEO, Astor Services

Every person in the Hudson Valley benefits in one way or another from the mission-related work and advocacy of the region’s nonprofit organizations.

Are American Rescue Plan Dollars in Your Nonprofit Wallet?

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides an unprecedented opportunity for local nonprofits to access much-needed federal funds. The ARP funds that run through state and local governments can be confusingly complex, leaving nonprofits wondering what monies are available for whom, for what, and how they can be accessed.

Rebuilding for IMPACT

As we move towards a post-pandemic world, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region aims to provide nonprofits with the tools necessary to be successful.

How Can Nonprofits Access ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding?

Presented by NYCON, this webinar discussed the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding that local governments will be receiving in 2021 and how these funds can be spent.

Nonprofit Financial Planning in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting nonprofits with an unprecedented array of challenges. Not least among these is the question of how to remain financially viable at a time of program closures, canceled fundraising events, and an emerging economic environment that could produce lasting impacts on donor and funder support. For nonprofit managers and board members who may be feeling overwhelmed by the variety of financial risks and decisions they are facing, this webinar (originally presented in April 2020 by Phil Rosenbloom of Tarn Consulting) provided a framework for undertaking comprehensive financial planning in a time of crisis. The session focused primarily on near-term cash flow and budgetary planning, as well as financial governance considerations.

Nonprofit Finance Webinar Series for Hudson Valley Nonprofits

This is an informative recorded series on Financial Management in a post-COVID world. Nonprofits should consider having one staff and one board member from your organization attend each session.

Financial and Audit Impacts of the Pandemic

From remote work to PPP loans to donor fatigue, the pandemic has definitely impacted the way NFPs operate. Join us for a discussion of best practices and accounting FYIs.

Everything You Need to Know to Navigate Conflicts of Interest Transactions

Do you sit on a nonprofit board? Are you confused about when your organization can, and cannot enter into a transaction with a board member or their relative or business?

Nonprofit Boards 101

Have questions about boards, governance, and running board meetings? ProBono Partnership has put together this webinar to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on these topics.

The Most Effective Boards Balance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, Belonging, and the Fiduciary duty of Care. Here’s How.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Belonging (DEIAB) are words we hear frequently, but how does DEIAB interplay with your fiduciary/legal duties as a member of a Board of Directors?

Recruiting and Onboarding for Diversity and Inclusion

A diverse nonprofit board that includes people of all genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, and levels of ability, will consider a variety of perspectives and ultimately make more informed decisions. But diversifying your board comes with challenges – how do you find new board members outside of your immediate circle?

Strengthing the Working Partnership of the ED and Board Chair

In this recorded workshop, Barbara Paxton, Chief Program Officer at Boardstrong, explores the critical elements of an optimal Board/CEO partnership and shares tips for strengthening your organization’s leadership connection.

Board Recruitment in the COVID Era: Using Social Media to Create Connections and Candidates

Finding board members has always been a challenge, and with Covid-19 resulting in the elimination of in-person networking and outreach efforts, the problem has only intensified.

Human Resources
Legal Issues with Managing a Remote Workforce

This webinar offers practical suggestions regarding policies and procedures that nonprofits should consider when some or all of their workforce is working remotely.

Resource Development
Endowment Building on Sterioids: Follow the Recipe

This highly interactive session will not focus on the reason to have an endowment, but instead on the design and implementation of a plan to grow your endowment.

Nonprofits and the Art of the Earmark

To determine if your nonprofit wants to pursue an earmark – and how to do so – Independent Sector is sharing three webinar recordings on “Nonprofits and the art of the earmark,” available at no cost, and presented by Steve Taylor, Principal at Integer, a consulting firm focused on economic and nonprofit policy.

Strategic Restructuring
Do More, Together

Is your nonprofit organization looking for new opportunities to grow and collaborate? There are many ways beyond fundraising that a nonprofit can increase its impact on the community that it serves.

Strategic Partnerships in the COVID Era: The Nonprofit Landscape

With unprecedented challenges before and ahead, what are different methods for mission-aligned nonprofits to ensure social impact?

This session explores the factors, dimensions and impacts of our changing and uncerain nonprofit corporate landscape; what it means for those seeking restructuring solutions what the core models are, including mergers, affiliations and substantive shared services; and what state regulatory changes are needed to support our sector’s efforts in this regard.

Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape – Protecting your Nonprofit

The “new normal” of remote and hybrid work requires attention to policies, practices, and legal matters that protect your nonprofit organization, clients, patients, members, donors, and volunteers.

Ask the Tech Impact Experts Panel

Facilitated by NYCON and supported by MVP Health Care, this special panel featured national nonprofit Tech Impact’s experts answering specific nonprofit questions related to technology issues like cyber security, digital fundraising, and donor software.

Tech Impact Webinar Series

Tech Impact offers a webinar series that includes the following topics:
Digital Fundraising – including Optimizing your Website, Email Fundraising, and Social Media Fundraising;
Making your Donor Management Systems Work Harder and Better; and