Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FREE Board Trainings in Syracuse

Are you a nonprofit receiving funding from OASAS, DOH AIDS Institute and Center for Community Health , OMRDD, OMH or OCFS?

These state agencies, in collaboration with NYCON, have created a free Board Training program! All board members (and Executive Directors or Chief Fiscal Officers accompanied by a board member) are welcome to attend.

The SBTC´s Achieving Excellence in Governance Training Series is intended to empower board members of affiliated nonprofits throughout the state with the information and tools necessary to carry out their very important responsibilities and obligations.

Whether you are an experienced board member, or just beginning your volunteer service, on a board for a larger established agency or a newer smaller one, there is a SBTC training that can meet your needs.

Syracuse Holiday Inn Carrier Circle
Register online now at
May 5th, 2010
Nonprofit Accounting Basics for Board Members
Recruiting, Developing & Retaining a Motivated Board of Directors

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Montalvo, Membership & Events Coordinator or call (800) 515-5012 ext. 126 or visit

About the State Board Training Consortium
The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) is pleased to announce the State
Board Training Consortium Series. SBTC represents the continuation of an unprecedented collaborative effort of four state agencies to promote excellence in governance of the nonprofits whose programs are funded and regulated by their agencies.

In many cases these nonprofits provide the substantial portion of direct care and support services to individuals and families in communities throughout New York.

CommUNITY social media workshop may 6

communications for the community
better utilize social media for your organization

Choose from one of the following levels:

Beginner SeminarLearn about Facebook fan pages, how to tweet effectively and much more!
Thursday, May 6 4:00 PM
206 F (Newhouse I Computer labs)

Intermediate SeminarTake your basic knowledge of social media to the next level. Learn to monitor your organization, effective blogging & more!
Thursday, May 6 4:00 PM
206 D (Newhouse I Computer labs)

Kindly RSVP by Mon. May 3 to & indicate which level seminar
you will be attending!
Light refreshments will be served

Brought to you by: @communitySYR .

Friday, April 23, 2010

United Way of Central New York falls short of its 2009 fundraising goal reported that the United Way of Central New York in March put out an unprecedented second call for donations. It needed $1 million more to try to reach its $8.5 million goal for its annual campaign.

The tactic brought in another $364,000, United Way President Frank Lazarski announced Tuesday. That leaves United Way $635,338 shy of its goal, a shortfall likely to mean cuts in money to some or possibly all of the agencies it funds, he said.

The total, $7,864,762, is down 7.44 percent from the $8,497,019 collected the year before. Still, the 2009 campaign brought roughly 93 percent of what it set out to raise, and that’s great, given the poor economy, Lazarski said. The campaign began last fall and ended April 15.

This would be the second consecutive year of cuts in funding. The United Way cut this year’s allocations to agencies by 7 percent across the board.

The United Way of Central New York recognized the exceptional work of companies and individuals with a series of awards announced Tuesday night.

The United Way is considering several options for making the cuts, Lazarski said. It may cut based on the performance of agencies, it may cut across the board or it may work with individual agencies to determine mutually if they could afford a cut greater than 7 percent, Lazarski said. It will decide what to do by April 30, he said. The funding year begins July 1. Read more here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Accelerate CNY Conference

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Liverpool, NY
Accelerate CNY fosters economic vitality and environmental stewardship in New York’s Creative Core by delivering insightful, educational workshops covering the latest trends in technology, manufacturing, energy and the environment.

The conference provides a local, high quality, low cost educational opportunity perfect for today’s economy. Join us for a networking breakfast and morning of workshops!

Get on board! The compact format is perfect for busy professionals! 4 Tracks – 12 Workshops

Technology Innovation
Manufacturing Excellence
Business Growth
Sustainability and The Bottom Line


$45 Registration Fee
Attend one track, or select any combination of sessions to suit your interest.

Succeed in Today’s Economy – Register Now for Accelerate CNY!

Real Life. Real Talk. Community Partner Spring Kick-Off Breakfast

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:30 AM- 8:45AM
Registration at 7:15 AM

Join us to learn more about Real Life. Real Talk. and its success in other communities across the U.S.- an opportunity for you to learn from other campaigns and ask questions about implementation in our community. Learn about the strides our campaign has made in the first six months and get ready for the May 2010 “It’s OK, You Can Say It” Tour.

Rebecca Brookes- KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rebecca, Principal of UpStream Social Marketing, directed Real Life. Real Talk. , in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, from its inception. She is principal author for the article on Real Life. Real Talk., featured on the cover of the March issue is the Social Marketing Quarterly.

The Renaissance Hotel
701 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210

RSVP by April 23rd to or on our website
FREE- Limited Seating, RSVP soon

Real Life. Real Talk. New & Alumni Facilitator Training
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM-NOON Workshop for Alumni Facilitators & Training for New Facilitators
NOON Lunch & Panel Discussion (returning facilitators depart at 1:30PM)
1:30 PM -4:30 PM Training for New Facilitators

Learn to facilitate programming that provides parents a glimpse into teen reality today and assists them in identifying and communicating their values around sexuality…

The Renaissance Hotel
701 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210

RSVP by April 23rd to or on our website
FREE- lunch included

Contact Crystal Collette, Real Life. Real Talk.® Manager for more information. (315) 475-5540 x225 or

Crystal Collette,LMSW
Real Life. Real Talk. Manager
1120 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York 13210
315.475.5540 x225
The Red Hot Mama’s Book, Community Service & Activism Club
The Syracuse Community Response to Neighborhood Violence Forum & Book Drive

Southwest Community Center
401 South Ave Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The forum is sponsored by the Southwest Community Center, Huntington Family Centers, Vera House & The Onondaga Community Sexual Trauma Task Force.

Please come support us as we present information about new and ongoing community
initiatives, including:
The Trauma Response Team
The Peace Coalition
Mother’s Against Gun Violence & More
There is no fee for the forum, but please bring a new or gently used children’s or young adult book to be donated to the youth who attend activities at the Southwest Community Center.
Youth are encouraged to attend!

Please attend to let local youth know that there are alternatives to neighborhood violence . That they can make a difference, and that we do care!
Save the Date!
For more information please contact:
Pamela Testone
315-668-2287 or

Keynote Speaker:
Police Chief Frank Fowler
Panel of experts will be present to provide information & answer questions.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Health Care Reform Resource for Nonprofits

CDPHP has created a helpful overview of the health care reform and its different aspects. The primary changes for 2010 are the following:

Given the recent signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Americans should understand that it may take several years for the changes in the bill to be enacted. CDPHP remains an active advocate in the reduction of health care costs through innovative medical management initiatives.

For a summary of the entire health care reform bill, click here.

Changes effective for plan years beginning six months after the legislation’s enactment (September 23, 2010):

Existing individual and employer-sponsored health plans will be allowed to remain essentially the same; except they will be required to comply with the items below:
  • Lifetime and annual limits on coverage, based upon dollar value of benefits will be prohibited.
  • Prohibits cost sharing (i.e. copays, deductibles, co-insurance) for certain preventive services.
  • For plans not in existence prior to March 23, 2010, mandates coverage for preventive services specified by the US Preventive Services Task Force; immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC; and preventive services and screenings as provided for in guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
  • Young adults to age 26 will be allowed to continue on their parent’s family health insurance if the parent’s plan provides dependent coverage.
  • Ensure access to a parent's health plan for children with pre-existing conditions and prohibit limitations on pre-existing conditions for children to age 19.
  • Prohibits health plans from rescinding coverage from a member once a plan has been issued, except in cases of fraud or misrepresentation of material fact.
  • Waiting periods for coverage will be limited to no more than 90 days.

To review a full outline of provisions of the bill effective in 2010, click here. To view the other resources offered by CDPHP, click here.