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Upcoming Events & Trainings from NYCON

April 26, 2011
Are We Covered for That? A Risk Management Workshop for Performing Arts Organizations [Webinar]
The"Are We Covered for That?" series was designed specifically for nonprofit arts groups by the New York Council of Nonprofits and Marshall & Sterling Inc. May and June’s webinars will focus on Cultural & Historical Organizations and Museums & Libraries
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 10:00am to 11:30am
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Manage Your Nonprofit's Risk!We know how busy you are. There are preparations, ticket sales, marketing, performers, set design, employees, equipment, locations, costumes, music, audiences and much (much) more to worry about. Sometimes being "proactive" with "risk management" doesn’t quite make it to the top of the priority list. And we understand why. And we also understand why one of the most frequently asked questions we get is "Are We Covered For…?" And our answer is usually "it depends."

This webinar series will spend more time exploring exactly what Performing Arts Organizations should be covered for, how they can be covered for it and how much they should expect to pay for it.

What you can expect to learn: Each webinar will address specific risks, frequently asked questions, coverage and costs for performing arts organizations in the following areas: .

  • Property Risk & Public Liability
  • Personnel Practice(s), Employment Risks & Employee Benefits Liability
  • Special Events, Performance and Event Preparations
  • Contracts, Copyrights & Cyber Liability
  • Board Risks, Policy Making & Business Decisions

Date: This Thursday! April 28th, 2011

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: Free to NYSCA Grantees; $15 for NYCON Members; $45 for Non-Members.
Location: This is a webinar. You will be emailed log-in and call-in directions before the webinar

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Beyond the Press Release [Webinar]
Presented by Stacy Jones, CEO & Founder of
Free for NYCON Members

May 10th, 2011 10:00am to 11:30am
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Many organizations judge their public relations success on how often they send out a press release. Strategic public relations is more than just press releases.

This workshop will highlight how understanding the media, identifying what’s newsworthy and getting to know local journalists can give nonprofits an advantage in pitching stories. And how working smarter, not harder, can result in seeing their stories published.

Date: Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: Free for NYCON Members; $35 for Nonmembers.

Location: This is a webinar. You will be emailed log-in and call-in directions before the webinar

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NEW: NYCON’s Corporate Waiver Assistance Program
Membership Benefits Spotlight!Changes in New York State Law Could Affect Nonprofits Employing Those Providing "Professional Services." Due to prohibitions in New York State law against the "corporate practice" of the professions, certain not-for-profit, religious and education corporations employing individuals providing professional service such as social workers, psychologists and other types of therapists must now apply for a waiver to continue providing those services.

The good news is that the new law specifically authorizes the Department of Education to issue a waiver to certain not-for-profit, religious, or education corporations that were in existence on the effective date of the law, June 18, 2010. Such an entity must submit an "Application for Waiver" within 120 days of the February 2, 2011 date, or by June 2, 2011, however they may continue to provide services until the application is approved or denied.

Caution in properly completing the required forms is of the utmost, since if an application is denied by the Department of Education, the entity must cease providing professional services in New York State. Applications Are Due by June 2nd, 2011.

How NYCON Can Help…
If you believe your organization requires a waiver, NYCON’s Legal Accountability and Compliance Services can assist you.

Member Cost: $250.00
Additional cost of $50.00 if you operate multiple locations where professional services are rendered from. The first two (2) years of updated Board of Directors or Board of Trustees, and Officers Moral Attestations are included.

Kevin Stadelmaier, Esq., Legal Advisor Ph. (800) 515-5012 ext. 170
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Felice Ford, Legal Assistant Ph. (800) 515-5012 ext. 104
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Last Chance to
"The Social Media Decision Maker’s Toolkit"

Presented By
May 3rd, 2011 to May 31st, 2011

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A series of five trainings designed to take the mystery out of social media. Let the experts at Idealware walk you through the creation of your own social media strategy, step by step.

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?

Look no further than this webinar series, "The Social Media Decision-Maker’s Toolkit", brought to you through an Idealware and the New York Council of Nonprofits

Over the course of 5 trainings, we’ll take the mystery out of the process and walk you through the creation of your own social media strategy, step by step

Nonprofit Employee Benefits Conference

May 16-17 The Salvation Army Conference Center
West Nyack, NY
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Plenary sessions and workshops will begin after an informal lunch on May 16th and continue until 12:30 pm on the 17th. Nonprofit leaders with responsibility for employee benefits won’t want to miss this informative, affordable, solutions-oriented event. If you’re concerned about the rising cost and growing complexity of employee benefits, register today. Learn about the "10 Employee Benefits Mistakes You Need to Avoid in 2011," how to develop a "strategic benefits plan," "How to Save Money and Pay for Health Care Benefits," "Health Risk Management," the pros and cons of Employee Leasing, and much, much more. Participation is limited to 125 attendees.


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