When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit New York, nonprofit organizations did their best to ensure safe operations while still carrying out their missions—and, in many cases, increasing their workload. So many people rely on the services that nonprofits provide to New York communities, especially in times of crisis. New York Nonprofit Media will host our 2nd annual “Virtual Nonprofit Checkup” bringing together Executive Leadership from nonprofits across New York to learn how to best assess the health of your nonprofit as we enter the next phase of the pandemic and going forward into the new normal.
Welcome and Opening Remarks By Amanda Luz Henning Santiago, Reporter, City & State NY
Effective Nonprofit Leadership and the Return to Work
Nonprofits are under intense stress at the moment. They are being asked to "get back to normal" while figuring out Covid protocols, dealing with the needs of staff and clients, and navigating a challenging and constantly changing fundraising climate. In this environment, it is essential that staff and board leadership be on the same page. How do you make this happen given all the stresses of the moment? How do you ensure effective board governance during a pandemic? What kinds of checks and balances need to be in place for nonprofits not just to survive but to thrive in the months ahead? This panel would wrestle with these questions and more.
Rich Miller-Murphy, Executive Director – Marketing, New York Blood Center Enterprises (moderator)
Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director, FPWA
Charlotte Ostman, Chief Executive Officer, The Mental Health Association of Westchester Inc
Paula Day, Director of HR Compliance Consulting, Lockton Companies
Andrea S. Kantor, Senior Vice President - Head of Not-For-Profit Banking, BHI
Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Principal, Risk & Advisory Services, GRF CPAs & Advisors
Nonprofit Financial Health Assessment
This panel will introduce how to assess the state of a nonprofit’s financial health, with a particular focus on risk management during uncertain times. What are some of the lasting financial impacts the pandemic has had on nonprofits? How can organizations identify potential sources of risk as they look to reopen? What are the roles of management and board in financial oversight?
Amy West, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AHRC New York City (moderator)
Bill Gettman, CEO, Northern Rivers Family of Services
Paul G. Wolf, Co-founder, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
Hilda Polanco CPA, Managing Partner, BDO FMA
John Eusanio, CPA, CGMA, Partner-Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, Citrin Cooperman
Jodi Warren, Esq., Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP
Roderick Jones, Executive Director, Goddard Riverside
Keeping Up with Technology
The nonprofit sector tends to operate on tight budgets, so the cost of up-to-date technology can often seem unaffordable. But effective use of technology can spawn innovation, improvements in efficacy, and better delivery on mission. Digital tools can empower staff and stakeholders to deliver on the organization’s mission. At the same time, it is imperative to look at cybersecurity and privacy to identify potential vulnerabilities.
Jeremy Kohomban, President and Chief Executive, The Children's Village (moderator)
H. Aldervan Daly, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Rising Ground
Tali Leger, Associate Director for Procurement Operations, City of New York Mayor's Office of Contract Services
David Cahn, Chief Revenue Officer, JMT Consulting
Hassan R. Khan, Principal, Technology Services, Marks Paneth