The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Fund Development

You want to assure that your organziation has the resources necessary to carry out its mission. NYCON provides assistance to agencies in preparing a fund development plan, motivating board members to be active in fund development, clarifying board and staff roles, and help in understanding fund raising rules and regulations. Specific expertise is available in developing annual fund appeals and donor database management.

Contact Susan Weinrich, VP of Organizational & Community Development for more information on this type of technical assistance, including costs.

Marketing, Communications and Social Media Consulting

NYCON offers assistance and training in the area of marketing your nonprofit. A clear, concise, and memorable message can be key to drawing clients, donors, and volunteers to your agency. We offer technical expertise as well as planning facilitation in this area.

NYCON can provide assistance to nonprofits in beginning and intermediary stages of assessing, planning and implementing a digital or “social media” strategy in order to address  mission related goals. We focus on helping to create a clearly articulated vision for specific organizational needs, defining success and creating metrics and an implementation plan. NYCON provides a practical perspective, with a proven track record of helping organizations tackle the sometimes overwhelming social media world and bring it into line with mission and a strategic marketing, communications and/or fundraising plan.  

Contact Membership at for more information, including costs on this type of technical assistance.

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.