The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:00 am

    Camp Finance 2018

    A two-day retreat for executive directors, financial staff, board members, practitioners, fundraisers, communications staff, development staff and more at the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:00 am

    Final Steps to Success for #NYGivesDay [Webinar]

    With only a few weeks until #NYGivesDay, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your #NYGivesDay campaign is ready to go.

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 2:00 pm

    Rebooting Your Board Culture

    Board leadership isn’t simply something an organization comes by, nor is it a static quality that once developed stays forever. The best boards come from communities that take a long-term perspective and develop leadership as a sustainable resource while creating a high-performance culture that prom…

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 pm

    Succession Planning for Executive Leadership [NYSCA Webinar]

    Executive Director transitions happen, whether or not we are ready. Without preparation, the impact of unplanned or planned transitions can throw an organization off course and undermine board, staff, funder, and constituent confidence in the organization.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 5:30 pm

    Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges - Workshop II

    Board leadership isn’t happened upon through luck, nor is it something to be taken for granted. Board building should be an ongoing process with year-round activities and clear strategic goals. Explore problem-solving strategies for improving your board’s performance.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 am

    Executive Director Retreat: How to be a Successful Executive Director

    Participants will be introduced, through practical application, to master the diverse skills that are necessary to achieve success in their current role. Led by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced instructors, this retreat emphasizes real-world elements of nonprofit executive leadership, manage…

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:00 pm

    Idealware Course- How To Get Your Technology Funded: Tips from Grantmakers

    You can’t do your job without technology. It’s that simple. Funders need to know that the computers, software, and other technology tools your nonprofit uses are fundamental to your impact in the world.

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:30 am

    Develop A Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources [Webinar]

    Is your nonprofit’s culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson, founder of Firespring, to discover how to create an award-winning nonprofit culture with minimal resources. By taking simple, actionable steps toward improving the culture within your nonprofit, yo…

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:00 pm

    Changing the Ask: Identifying Trends and Engagement Strategies to Amplify Your Fundraising Efforts [NYSCA Webinar]

    Answer this honestly: have you given your donors a reason to feel engaged? If you’re still sending the same communications and making the same asks, maybe it’s time to step outside the box.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 5:30 pm

    Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges - Workshop III

  • Monday, February 25, 2019 5:30 pm

    Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges - Workshop IV

    One of the most important responsibilities for many boards is to hire and manage a talented CEO/executive director to handle the day-to-day management activities of the organization. Given increasing scrutiny and liabilities surrounding the employment of nonprofit executive directors, it is essentia…

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 pm

    Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges - Workshop V

    You want to assure that your nonprofit has the volunteer leadership and the financial resources necessary to carry out its mission. The board has a lot on its plate and needs to exercise responsible oversight while also doing what it can to raise money.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 5:30 pm

    Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges - Workshop VI

    Nonprofit organizations are increasingly challenged to respond to complex service delivery, settings, workforce, funding and regulatory environments. This training provides participants with a fundamental understanding of the how to incorporate strategic thinking and action into routine operations a…

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:00 am

    Camp Finance 2019

    A two-day retreat for executive directors, financial staff, board members, practitioners, fundraisers, marketing & communications staff, development staff & more at the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.