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March 17, 2016

NYCON CEO Part of Prestigious Panel on Transparency and Outcomes

SaxBST and Fist to Five Live Present:  “Transparency and Outcomes Matter” [NYC]

The more technology advances, the more non-profits are compared, benchmarked and scrutinized. Stay ahead of this evolving trend by hearing first-hand how GuideStar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance provide data to help the public evaluate non-profits – from mission to business model. SaxBST and NYCON will join the conversation to explain why transparency matters and how you can communicate outcomes more effectively to influence your organization’s visibility and reputation.

On April 19, join the New York City not-for-profit community as they participate in this lively discussion led by SaxBST Partner Todd Polyniak.

Featured Panelists:

  • Doug Sauer, CEO, NYCON Doug joined NYCON in 1980 and has provided leadership ever since, emerging the organization as a nationally recognized leader in unifying and building the capacity of nonprofits through quality and accessible service provision, informed public policy advocacy and building innovative partnerships with government and foundations.
  • Asif Talukdar, Senior Director, Guide Star Asif joined the GuideStar team in October 2014 as Senior Director of Business Development. In his role, he enables community foundations to encourage increased charitable giving and promotes awareness of local needs and issues to donors and the community.
  • H. Art Taylor, CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance Appointed to his position in July 2001, Art oversees all aspects of BBB’s work including setting standards for soliciting organizations, evaluating charities, publishing the Wise Giving Guide and providing a variety of materials to donors.
  • Michael Thatcher, CEO, Charity Navigator
    After spending over 15 years at Microsoft, Michael joined Charity Navigator in August 2015. He provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of his organization’s philosophy and mission while managing all business affairs consistent with the vision and values of Charity Navigator.
  • Todd Polyniak, Partner, SaxBST As the director of SaxBST’s not-for-profit group, Todd provides leadership, passion and vision to nonprofit organizations. Besides providing the highest quality compliance services that nonprofits need, Todd has passion to bring value to help nonprofits actualize their overall potential and help them succeed, and with that, he founded SaxBST’s Fist to Five Live events.

Date(s) - April 19
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Vanderbilt Suites - Metlife Building

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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.