Monday, May 19, 2014

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Medicaid Compliance...(But Were Afraid to Ask) 
A special four-part NYCON "Lunch & Learn" Webinar Series brought to you by the Experts; FREE for NYCON Members. Non-Member Nonprofits are $75 per session or $275 for series. 
If you would like to attend all four,please choose "Series" Ticket type.You will be automatically registered for each session through June. All webinars are from 11am to 12:30pm.

Medicaid Compliance... Medicaid Compliance Plans ... Medicaid Self Auditing...Medicaid Self-Disclosures... Medicaid Audits ... Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse...Office of the Medicaid Inspector General ... OMIG...If these words and phrases are part of a typical day at your nonprofit, we have designed the perfect series of webinars for you. Participants will hear directly from experts in the field (including David Ross, former Acting Medicaid Inspector General for the State of New York, and David Rottkamp, CPA and leader of Grassi & Co.'s not-for-profit practice area) and get the practical information they need to provide appropriate oversight and management of Medicaid-funded programs, understand the role of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and much more.
Next Webinar: Know Thy Compliant Self: How to Conduct a Medicaid Self Audit
May 15th, 2014 11:00am to 12:30PM
Presented by David R. Ross, Esq, and David M. Rottkamp, CPA
Part of any provider's compliance program is their compliance plan, and the key part of any compliance plan is the concept of risk assessment and self auditing. This means identifying where errors are most likely to be made, and then reviewing your Medicaid claims and documentation for compliance with applicable requirements. Hypotheticals for risk assessment and self audit will be discussed. As participants will hear, self auditing can be the best preventative medicine. A question and answer period will be provided.

Complying with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act: 
Practical Webinars for New York Nonprofits
Presented by David Watson, Esq, Sr. VP of Legal Accountability Services, NYCON and Michael West, Esq., Legal Advisor, NYCON May 20th and June 26th, 2014
Webinars are held from 11:00 am to 12:30pm

New York State MapThe Nonprofit Revitalization Act is a landmark change in the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York and will usher in a modern era for the operation and governance of nonprofit corporations starting July 1, 2014. As always, here at the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) your one-stop tool box and soap box we eagerly anticipated the updated statutes and have prepared a practical webinar series to address your immediate needs in the updating of your bylaws and governance materials. We encourage all of our Members to take advantage of these webinars.
Part 1: New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act Part- Steps To Compliance - An Overview A comprehensive overview of the Act to take place with a plenary Q/A portion to be held in February, April & June. This offering will provide you with an overview and a practical set of actions to take to amend your bylaws to meet the new standards of the Act

Part 2:  New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Implementing Your 
Compliance Checklist - Whistleblower, Conflict of Interest, Committees & Executive Compensation
These webinars will be held In March and May will be a more detailed and focused on the various topics included in the Act that are new and have implications on Board governance in general and your operations specifically. Click here to register. Dates: May 20th  

Cost: FREE & Open Only to current NYCON Nonprofit Members.
All webinars are from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Membership Benefits: Get to Know Us! [Webinar]
May 30, 2014 2:00 pm
In our "Get to Know Us" Sessions, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about our membership benefits - and answer all the questions you have regarding our process, costs and what you get for FREE.
We will be talking about these benefits...
  • Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance NYCON empowers our members with the best practices, policies, and procedures as well as information on ever-changing regulations, funding, accountability and more.
  • Cost Savings Solutions for Nonprofits NYCON leverages the purchasing power of thousands of nonprofits to bring you economies of scale on everything from Office Supplies to Fundraising Software.
  • The Nonprofit Voice in New York State NYCON represents our members on the local, state and national level, giving voice to small and medium sized nonprofits everywhere.

Upcoming Event Listing

Fundraising Breakfast Roundtables For Mid-Hudson Valley Nonprofits 

Part III: May 22nd, 2014   8:00am to 9:30am
Creating A "Planned Giving Culture" at Your Nonprofit  

NYCON is pleased to bring a series of three exciting, interactive discussions on fundraising to Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofits this spring. NYCON staff expert Audrey Grifel, with 25+ years of practical experience working with nonprofits on fundraising and donor management, will be facilitating these exciting discussions with our special guest speaker, philanthropist Nick Preddice. Mr. Preddice will give you a rare glimpse into the world of a major donor - sharing his expertise and advice

Other Upcoming Webinars & Events from NYCON Partners.... 

Southern Tier Capacity Building Mini-Grant and Assessment Programs:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Keep Going, Your Hard Work is Paying Off!

Good News to Report, Thanks to You  
You Made the Difference! 

Last Tuesday, NYCON met with the offices of Assemblymember James Brennan and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer , bill sponsors for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, to further discuss the need to delay the effective date of the Act.

We're pleased to inform members that both Brennan and Ranzenhofer's offices understand our perspective and are now working with NYCON and our members to delay the Nonprofit Revitalization Act's effective date. This is great news- but we still have work to do!

NYCON is working with both offices in drafting a bill to amend the Act to ensure that nonprofits in New York State have the appropriate amount of time needed to comply. After the bill is placed into session,  we will be asking members to send letters and contact legislators to support the bill, we hope to have your support in the coming weeks!
NYCON wouldn't have been able to take this step without the tremendous assistance from our members communicating to their offices and own local elected officials, signing our petition, and providing us their testimonies - so this first (huge) step is thanks to you.

You can still help now - and it's easy. If you haven't already please sign this petition and consider forwarding it to your nonprofit colleagues via email and your social media network. We need more nonprofit voices at the table.

Thank you for your continued support!

If you have any questions about this or any other public policy issue, please feel free to our  Program and Policy Associate, Amber Vanderwarker.
57 Days Left Until the Effective Date!

Sign Our Petition 
We're now at 150 signatures on our petition!  We know there are still many more out there who have not yet, so please join our efforts by signing our petition.

2014 Summer/Fall Grant Opportunities from CFSCNY

Community Foundation for South Central New York Announces Grant Opportunities and Technical Assistance Training Calendar for Summer/Fall 2014

CFSCNY Technical Assistance Training Calendar Summer/Fall 2014

The Community Foundation for South Central New York is helping organizations to put their best application forward. In 2014 we will be offering smaller, more frequent workshops in each of the counties we serve. These workshops have been designed to help organizations develop their grant applications and to provide information about the Foundation's competitive grant opportunities. Please follow the link to choose the workshop that will work the best for you and call Program Officer, Tina Barber at 607-772-6773 to register. CFSCNY Training Calendar

2013 grantee the Magic Paintbrush Project.
Community Fund Fall 2014 Guidelines Include an Option for Early Childhood Providers!

The Community Foundation for SCNY will be offering two options for the Fall 2014 cycle. The first option will include our traditional categories of funding and will be open to all eligible applicants. Our second option offers operating and capital assistance for Early Childhood Providers. Find the complete set of Community Fund Fall 2014 Guidelines here. The deadline for applications isTuesday, September 2nd at 4PM.
Please continue to utilize the Uniform Grant Application for requests that are over $2,500 and the Small Grants Application for requests that are $2,500 and under.

In the VINES garden.
2014 Women's Fund Deadline Reminder

The Community Foundation for South Central New York will be accepting applications to the Women's Fund from qualified organizations until Friday, June 13th. The Women's Fund was established to promote the health and well-being of women and girls in the Community Foundation's 5-county region. Find the complete set of guidelines and application here.

Tina Barber, Program Officer
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive; Suite 100
Johnson City, NY 13790

All organizations MUST call the Program Officer before submitting an application to any fund!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free Program: Using a Fund Development Committee

Leatherstocking Agency Execs Meeting:
Using a Fund Development Committee to Help Your Nonprofit
May 15th, 2014    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM   
RSVP Today 
business_people3.jpgThis program will explore the importance and role of a fund development committee within your nonprofit organization. Discussions will be based upon how to raise more money and how these committees can become an essential part in planning for future expenses. The program will provide valuable information concerning topics surrounding the issue.  Bring your ideas and examples from your nonprofit to share in this facilitated discussion. 
Date: May 15th, 2014 
Free to all nonprofit Executive Directors 
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: FoxCare Center's Wellness Conference Room, Fox Care Drive, Rout 7, Oneonta NY, 13820

Grantwriting 101 Workshop
May 13th, 2014   9:00am to 12:00pm
Money for FSAThe United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties is pleased to provide a Grant writing 101 Workshop for non-profit organizations on May 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The workshop is free and will be facilitated by Cheri Albrecht, MPA of MCA Consulting.  This is an introduction to grant writing resources and skills.  It will be held at First United Methodist Church Oneonta, NY located at 66 Chestnut Street.  

Location & RSVP Information:
You must register in advance by calling United Way at 432-8006 no later than noon on May 9, 2014so that adequate materials are available to all in attendance.If you have questions, call Cheri at 988-9044.
United Methodist Church, 66 Church Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Southern Tier Capacity Building Mini-Grant & Assessment Program
Sponsored by United Way of Broome County
The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, The Community Foundation for South Central New York Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation

July 10, 2014 9:30 am
Resource Development & Fundraising 101 [Binghamton]
August 6, 2014 9:30 am
Strategies for Not Just Good...But Great Governance! [Binghamton]
About the program: Nonprofits who have a Board Member attend will qualify to apply for the 2014 Southern Tier Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program, as well as special assessment support offered directly by the New York Council of Nonprofits.  

REDC to Host Regional Workshops on Application & Funding Opportunities

New York State Council on the Arts
300 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010 

The Regional Economic Development Council is hosting a series of regional workshops statewide to provide an overview of the $750 million available in economic development funding and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.

Additionally, there will be informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available. NYSCA’s grant opportunities will be highlighted at each workshop.

The training workshops are open to local economic development officials, municipalities, non-profits, businesses and members of the public.

We invite you to attend a workshop in your area to learn more about the REDC, NYSCA’s grant opportunities and the application process.

Click here for the workshop schedule.

Please click the links below for further information
REDC Website | CFA Resource Guide | Consolidated Funding ApplicationFAQ  
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