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NYCON Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

January 19, 2011

RESCHEDULED: Corporate Member Spotlight: The Cost Cutters
Presented by Anthony Maxwell, CEO & Founder of Cost Cutters
RESCHEDULED: January 27th, 2011 10:00am to 10:30amREGISTER ONLINE

A new feature in 2011, NYCON’s Corporate Member Spotlight focuses on for-profit business members of NYCON that provide services to nonprofits — many times at a discount. In January you can learn about our new Corporate Member – The Cost Cutters. During this free 30 minute webinar you will learn a little more about how the Cost Cutters can help cut your organization’s expenses on digital office equipment, phone & data services — and more. You will learn hw you can potentially save 20% – 50% on your nonprofit’s existing communication needs and how you may be eligible to receive 1 month of free phone and/or data service.

New Date: Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Time: 10:00am to 10:30am
Cost: Free!
Location: This is a webinar.
You will receive log-in instructions prior to the event.
*Please note: The Cost Cutters, Inc. is a NYCON Corporate Member, not an Endorsed Corporate Partner.

[Idealware Webinar] Social Media Research for the Real World

Presented By Idealware.orgJanuary 20th, 2011 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This seminar is based on Idealware’s extensive research into social media. We’ll cover what’s actually working for nonprofits — and the strength and weaknesses of social media tools. We know the hardest part of getting started with social media is figuring out what tools your organization should use. How do you work through all the possibilities, hype, and data to decide which channels actually make sense for your organization? This seminar can help.

Date: January 20th, 2011

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $40.00 (NYCON Members can use discount code
NCWD10 to save 15%.)
This is a webinar. Call and log-in instructions will be sent to you after registration.

[NRMC WEBINAR] The 7 Deadly Sins of "Borrowed" Risk Management Policies
Presented by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:00pm to 3:00pm

346.jpgWhy buy when you can borrow? This is the mantra of many nonprofit leaders who view the borrowed policy, procedure or framework as a "good enough" way to manage risk. This program will begin by exploring the downsides, or "sins" of excessive borrowing. Learn about an alternative to borrowing that won’t bust your budget or create additional exposures for your nonprofit. Find out how to develop practical, custom policies and cultivate the support you need prior to implementation.

Date: February 2nd, 2011

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost: $59.00 (NYCON Members Receive $5 Off with Code: 5off2011)

Location: This is a webinar. Login and Call-in information will be sent to you after registration.

[NRMC WEBINAR] The Employee Handbook "Do’s And Dont’s"
Presented by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 2:00pm to 3:30pm


280.jpgDespite the availability of a plethora of advice on employee handbook drafting, many nonprofit handbooks remain out of date or out of touch. Attend this program to learn practical tips for updating your handbook. Find out what mistakes and omissions are most common in nonprofit handbooks and how to avoid errors that could exposure your nonprofit to liability.

Date: February 17th, 2011 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Cost: $89.00 (NYCON Members Receive $5 Off with Code: 5off2011)

Location: This is a webinar. Login and Call-in information will be sent to you after registration.


Get to Know Us – Membership Benefits Orientation for New Members [WEBINAR]
Presented by Valerie Venezia, Vice President of Membership & Marketing
February 8th, 2011 10:00am to 11:00am
Over 2,800 nonprofits have now "given themselves a grant" by joining the New York Council of Nonprofits. Join us on February 8th, 2011 come join us for a "Get to Know Us" Session online. We will be talking about these benefits for new members.

  • Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance NYCON empowers our members with the best practices, policies, and procedures as well as information on ever-changing regulations, funding, accountability and more.
  • Cost Savings Solutions for Nonprofits NYCON leverages the purchasing power of thousands of nonprofits to bring you economies of scale on everything from Office Supplies to Fundraising Software.
  • The Nonprofit Voice in New York State NYCON represents our members on the local, state and national level, giving voice to small and medium sized nonprofits everywhere.

Find out how NYCON Membership will benefit your nonprofit by attending this session.

Date: February 8th, 2011
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: This is a webinar. Login and Call-in information will be sent to you after registration.

Reminder: Renew Your 2011 NYCON Membership!

Just a reminder that NYCON will be sending out it’s annual membership renewal info packet soon. We’re excited to be including information on new Membership Benefits for 2011 like these through the National Council of Nonprofits:

  • Screening and Background Checking Services for Nonprofits (Guaranteed Savings through New Partner)
  • Computer/Data Backup System through MozyPro
    (Exclusive Discount not available elsewhere).

Renewing membership is easy.

  1. Click here to log into your account.Forgot your password?
    Click on "Forgot Password" button.
  2. Update Your Record! Do we have your correct Phone, Fax and Email Address? Do we have current contact information for your staff and board?
  3. Pay 2011 Dues. You can pay easily online.
  4. If you would prefer to renew via paper application, please send a check and an updated board member list back with your application.

*Please note: If you are a member of NYCON through an Association (such as COAE, NYAPRS, NYAIL, Institute for Human Services, YWCA, Family Benefits Commitee, etc.) or obtained membership through a special partnership (such as NYSCA) you do not need to individually renew your membership in 2011. Your association and/or partnership arrangement will take care of all the necessary paperwork and dues!

Not sure if you need to renew your NYCON Membership? Please contact us at (800) 515-5012 ext. 121 or 126 or email us at vvenezia.

In This Issue:
Rescheduled! The Cost Cutters
Social Media Research for the Real World
7 Deadly Sins of Borrowed Risk Mgmt Policies
Employee Handbook Do’s & Dont’s
Member Orientation: Get to Know Us!
Upcoming Free Board Training Opportunities
Member Benefits Corner: Audio & Web Conferencing
Free Nonprofit Board Training for Qualified Organizations
IEL Program
Are you a board member of a nonprofit organization receiving funding from OASAS, DOH AIDS Institute and Center for Community Health, OPWDD, OMH or OCFS? These state agencies, in collaboration with NYCON, have created a free Board Training program.

Coming Up…
SBTC: Being an Effective Board Officer Webinar
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SBTC: Board’s Role in Working with Staff Leadership Poughkeepsie
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SBTC: Recruiting, Developing & Retaining a Motivated Board of Directors Poughkeepsie Wednesday, February 09, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SBTC: Nonprofit Board Member Responsibilities for Governance of Medicaid-Supported Programs Poughkeepsie
Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SBTC: Nonprofit Accounting Basics for Board Members Poughkeepsie Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Member Benefits Corner:
Looking for A Low Cost Alternative to Traveling for Meetings? Check out ReadyTalk!
With ReadyTalk’s on-demand audio and web conferencing, you can hold instant meetings any time.

Connect with people all over the country or the world by simply dialing a toll-free number.For larger or more formal calls, their expert team of operators provides personalized service.

How Much Will it Cost?

A Toll Free Dedicated Audio Line for each Nonprofit at just 3.9 cents per minute, per line; Web Conferencing at 7.9 cents per minute.

How Can We Get This?


Or Contact:

Alex Knight,
Account Executive

ph: (303) 209-1664
email: alex.knight


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