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Upcoming Events & Trainings from NYCON

May 23, 2011

[NEW] Fiduciary Responsibilities:
Protecting Your Nonprofit’s Retirement Plan [NYC]
May 23rd, 2011
10:00am to 11:30am
NYCON NYC Regional Office, 307 7th Avenuve, New York, NY
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161.jpgAs a plan fiduciary, you may be aware that your plan responsibilities are complex and the role you play may not always be clear. Acting as a plan fiduciary, you have important responsibilities and must act in the best interests of your participants and their beneficiaries.

To gain a better understanding of the basic rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), you are invited to attend the following workshop.

Scott Coopersmith and Lou Elisaof of MetLife will discuss the following:

  • What is ERISA and Who Is A Fiduciary Under ERISA?
  • ERISA Fiduciary Requirements
  • Plan Essential Elements
  • How To Reduce Fiduciary Risks
  • ERISA Section 404(c) requirements

Date: May 23rd, 2011

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Cost: Free to NYCON Members

Location: NYCON Regional Office, 307 7th Avenue (27th & 7th Avenue), New York, NY

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Are We Covered for That? A Risk Management Webinar for Cultural Arts & Historical Organizations This webinar series was designed specifically for nonprofit arts groups by the New York Council of Nonprofits, Council Services Plus and Marshall & Sterling Inc.
May 26th, 2011 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: Free to NYSCA Grantees; $15 for other NYCON Members; $45 for Non-Members
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395.jpgWe know how busy you are. 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 a little more time exploring exactly what Cultural Arts & Historic Organizations should be covered for, how they can be covered for it and how much they should expect to pay for it.

Join us for this webinar so that the last minute "Are We Covered for That?" questions are already answered.

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

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

June’s "Am I Covered for That?" Webinar will be for Museums and Libraries

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The Basics of Online Social Networking for Nonprofits [Webinar]
Presented by Jay Wilkinson, Founder & CEO, Firespring
Thursday June 2nd, 2011 10:30am to 12:00pm
Free for NYCON Members; $40 for Non-members.
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284.jpgIn this educational webinar, you will learn how to increase your constituency base and donations to your organization by using social media tools. You will learn:

  1. The importance of a powerful and engaging website;
  2. How to use Facebook and Facebook Causes to create awareness for your organization
  3. How nonprofits are using Twitter for the greater good
  4. Why nonprofits should be LinkedIn and power tips to connect effectively
  5. Steps to creating a blog for your nonprofit, including how to maintain a blog long-term
  6. The 10 commandments of social media

You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session led by one of America’s top-rated speakers.

Date: June 2nd, 2011
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Cost: Free to Members; $40 for Non-Members
Location: This is a webinar. Log-in details will be sent prior to the workshop.

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Don’t Miss Jay Wilkinson at Camp Finance 2011!
Speaker Jay Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Firespring, a Nebraska-based marketing and internet services company with more than 3,000 clients on 5 continents. Jay has educated thousands on topics ranging from marketing to technology to the internet. As a board member of several nonprofits, he understands the importance of utilizing the web as a tool to communicate and build relationships with constituents. He has appeared on CNN and other news programs discussing how emerging technologies affect nonprofits and is considered a leading authority on the proper use of the web as a tool to enhance the core mission of any enterprise.

Corporate Member Spotlight: The Cost Cutters, Inc. [Webinar]

Presented by Anthony Maxwell, CEO & Founder

June 8th, 2011 10:00am to 10:30am

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Save Money!

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 June you can learn about our 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:

  • How you can potentially save 20% – 50% on your nonprofit’s existing communication needs
  • How you may be eligible to receive 1 month of free phone and/or data service

Date: June 8th, 2011
Time: 10:00am to 10:30am
Cost: Free!
Location: This is a webinar. You will receive log-in instructions 48 hours prior to your event.
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*Please note: The Cost Cutters, Inc. is a NYCON Corporate Member, not an Endorsed Corporate Partner.

NYPMIFA: New Rules for Your Nonprofit’s Investments [Webinar]

Presented by Michael West, Esq. Legal Advisor, NYCON

June 30th, 2011 10:00am to 12:00pm

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396.jpgDoes your nonprofit have an endowment or manage a fund portfolio? If so, then attendance at NYCON’s "NYPMIFA: New Rules for your Nonprofit’s Investments" Webinar is a must!

NYPMIFA, the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, recently adopted by the NYS legislature, sets new standards for managing, investing, spending & preserving institutional funds & endowment funds in accordance with donor intent. It further provides modern articulations of the prudence standards for the management & investment of charitable funds & for endowment spending as well as the notifications of donors that is all in effect under the current law and applied retroactively to all NYS Nonprofits.

This comprehensive webinar will provide information on what NYPMIFA is an how it applies to your nonprofit and its fiscal management practices.

Date: June 30th, 2011
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $15.00 for NYCON Members; $45 for Non-Members
This is a webinar. Log-in details will be emailed to you prior to the event.
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In This Issue
Retirement Plan: Fiduciary Responsibilities Workshop
Are We Covered for That: Arts
Basics of Social Networking
Cost Cutters: Member Spotlight
NYPMIFA: New Rules for Nonprofits
Upcoming Free Board Training
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Upcoming State Board Training Consortium Workshops
Nonprofit Accounting Basics for Board Members Long Island 5/25/11 9AM – 12PM

New Form 990: A Focus on Board Governance Long Island 5/25/11 1PM – 4PM

Duties & Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards Long Island 5/25/11 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Nonprofit Board Member Responsibilities for Governance of Medicaid-Supported Programs Long Island 5/26/11 9AM – 12PM

Doing the Right Thing: Board Members as Ethical Leaders & Decision Makers Long Island 5/26/11 1PM – 4PM

Taking Care of Business: Making & Documenting Board Decisions Webinar 6/1/11 10AM – 12PM

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