2012 Statewide Conference Taking Shape: April 22-24, Albany

Nov 20, 2011
How Do We (Re)Vision our Museums? Museums are institutions steeped in tradition but surrounded by constant change.  Not everyone knows what a museum is anymore, but some certainly think that whatever it is, it’s not for them.

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Nov 06, 2011
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Young Nonprofit Professional Network Report: Good in Theory, Problems in Practice

Oct 31, 2011
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network recently surveyed over 1,100 emerging nonprofit leaders across the country. Conducted in Spring 2011, YNPN’s National Voice Survey tested several interventions targeting leadership development in the nonprofit sector.  The full report was launched in the Fall of 2011 at Independent Sector’s NGEN conference.

Voluntary Compliance Program Announced by IRS to Address Worker Misclassification

Oct 16, 2011
You may have seen that in late September the IRS announced a voluntary compliance program for employers (including nonprofit employers) to enable those who have mistakenly classified workers as independent contractors to make a correction, along with a modest payment, and avoid the usual penalties of noncompliance. This program’s announcement offers an opportunity to remind nonprofits about the risk of misclassification and share information with them about the voluntary compliance program.

Funding Available for Flood Damaged NYS Museums/Heritage Organizations

Sep 21, 2011
In late August, New York was hit hard by Hurricane Irene and many cultural organizations including libraries, museums, and historical societies sustained major damage. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Emergency Fund the New York Council for the Humanities is offering small grants to help these organizations recover.

Additional Resources for Flood Damaged Museums/Heritage Organizations

Sep 13, 2011
Four brand new records advisories are now available from the New York State Archives:

More Resources for Flood Damaged Museums/Heritage Organizations

Aug 30, 2011
National Trust for Historic Preservation Disaster Response Resources http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/technical-assistance/disaster-recovery

Update: Resources for Flood Damaged Institutions with Collections

Aug 30, 2011
Flooding in Schenectady, August 29, 2011 There are several resources in New York to assist your organization recover from Hurricane Irene:

Nonprofits Must Prepare for Transition

Aug 29, 2011
In this Philanthropy Journal article, Jeanie P. Duncan writes: "Study after study reinforces the impending turnover of top leadership in the nonprofit sector - and potential crisis as a result - with roughly 67 percent of executive directors and CEOs reporting that they plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, according to Daring to Lead, a study by the Meyer Foundation and CompassPoint.

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Millennials

Aug 26, 2011
From Ian Adair's blog, RE-Fundraising.com: