Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Space for Nonprofits Available: 2 Opportunities

Available for a NFP are two professional offices (120 square’  each) within the Prevention Network,  906 Spencer Street, Syracuse.   Each furnished office has a window wall, a telephone system and unlimited internet access .   Occupancy includes the right to use a reception area, full kitchen (free coffee), a small conference and large training room that comfortably seats 40.  At a pay per use cost is supportive office equipment such as copy, fax, postage, presentation, etc.  This space has abundant free on-site parking with easy on/off access to RTS 81, 690 as well as downtown.   Seeking an annual agreement, prorated for 2012, terms to be negotiated.  For more information  contact  Executive Director Brad Finn at 471-1359.     
Brad Finn
Executive Director
Prevention Network
906 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY  13204

Dear HSLC Colleagues:
InterFaith Works is considering the purchase of a building on Oak Street off James, and we will be looking for 1-2 tenants who need 5-8,000 square feet of office space in a non-profit setting that could include shared conference/meeting space. It is a good, solid building with parking and trees!  Very close to downtown and the north side. If you know of anyone who is looking for space of this kind, please have them contact our staff member, Michael Collins at mcollins@interfaithworkscny.org or Patty Radell at pradell@interfaithworkscny.org.

Thanks very much.

Beth A. Broadway
Executive Director
InterFaith Works
3049 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York 13224
(315) 449-3552

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Central New York Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Sabbatical

May 24, 2012 – The Central New York Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for the 2012 John F. Marsellus Sabbatical. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2012.

Last year, the Community Foundation enhanced the offerings available to those who apply for the John F. Marsellus Sabbatical. The program, which traditionally awarded grants exclusively toward four-week sabbaticals for nonprofit executive directors and senior management staff in Onondaga and Madison Counties, now offers an abridged two-week program as well.

The four-week program is designed to create the conditions and the environment that will enable a nonprofit executive to engage in professional and personal development as a life-long endeavor of learning. The four week sabbatical experience is intended to stimulate the process of enrichment, refreshment and renewal. The goals of the two week sabbatical are similar to that of the four week sabbatical, but in a condensed timeframe. Allowing for periods of personal and professional development remain key and are the focus of this option.

The Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for either a four- or two-week sabbatical by October 31, 2012. Applicants must have served in a senior management position of a nonprofit organization in Onondaga or Madison counties for at least five consecutive years and have the approval of the board of directors of their agency. The application guidelines can be viewed on the Community Foundation’s web site at www.cnycf.org/grants or may be obtained by calling the Community Foundation at (315) 422-9538.

This annual grant was established in 2000 in memory of John F. Marsellus, who wished to enhance the leadership capacity of nonprofit executives in Central New York by underwriting a month-long opportunity for personal and professional reflection and development.

Patty Weisse, Executive Director of Center for Nature Education Baltimore Woods came away from her sabbatical with a renewed understanding of her leadership position. "My professional development week at the Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center (UEC) was simply amazing,” she said. “To see firsthand how their presence and programs at Riverside Park had turned a crime-ridden neighborhood into one of the more desirable neighborhoods was like witnessing a miracle.” As a result of her experience, the nature center developed the Nature in the City program, which brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 graders in the Syracuse City School District.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $128 million. It awards close to $5.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli’s Volunteer Fair September 18

Tuesday, Sept. 183 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Carousel Center

Dear Sir or Madam,

In today’s economic times, the community needs volunteers more than ever. I am organizing a Volunteer Fair to be held from
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18 at Carousel Center.

Organizations in need of volunteers are invited to host a table at the event. Please pass this information to other Central New York agencies interested in attracting volunteers. Only the first 50 organizations to respond will be able to host a table. Last year we had an overwhelming response and a limited number of tables. All entrants must be assigned a table in order to participate.

The information can be emailed to
abdellad@assembly.state.ny.us or faxed to (315) 428-1279. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at (315) 428-9651

William B. Magnarelli
Member, NYS Assembly

Organization Name: _________________________________________________________________________


Name of person(s) representing company at Volunteer Fair:__________________________________________


Phone number:____________________________________Fax number:_______________________________

Email Address:_____________________________________________________________________________


Description of business and volunteer opportunities________________________________________________


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Geneva Historical Society Executive Director


The Geneva Historical Society is seeking an Executive Director. This community-based institution operates a local history museum, an extensive archive, and three historic house museums, including Rose Hill Mansion, a National Historical Landmark. The operating budget is approximately $360,000. The Society is located in Geneva, New York, on Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.

Working with a hands-on board of trustees, the Executive Director will provide leadership in achieving the mission of the Society. He/She will be responsible for organizational development, strategic planning, fiscal management, membership and resource development, office administration, and the supervision of an experienced museum staff, which include an educator, a curator, an archivist, and a site manager for Rose Hill.

Desired qualifications include commitment to community engagement and museum best practices, aptitude for financial management, and an eagerness to explore creative public and educational programming. Familiarity with grant writing, fund raising and membership recruitment is a plus. A degree in history, public history, museum studies or historic preservation is preferred, as well as professional experience in a museum, local history, or preservation organization. Residency in the Geneva area is preferred.

For additional information and detailed job description, email: search@genevahistoricalsociety.com. Send letter of interest, résumé, three references and salary requirements by June 30, 2012 to: search@genevahistoricalsociety.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer www.genevahistoricalsociety.com