Organizational Capacity Assessment Clinics for Mid-Hudson Valley Nonprofits
The Organizational Capacity Assessment clinic is a free service offered by NYCON to any 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization or library based in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties).
In this 45-minute session our staff experts will help to answer your "big picture" organizational questions. Session topics may range from day-to-day operations, program development, legal or human resource issues, to administrative and governance challenges among others.
A 45-minute session may not be enough to answer all of your questions of course – in fact it may just start a conversation. If, at the completion of the clinic session, you feel that you would like to continue working with NYCON there are options to help you do that.
Funding is available for additional technical assistance, consulting, training or meeting facilitation and more from The Dyson Foundation’s Mini-Grant Program or perhaps even their Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring Initiative, if your organization is contemplating a serious collaboration or merger with another entity.
More information on available capacity building funding & resources
The Dyson Foundation Mini Grant Program enables nonprofit board, staff, and volunteer leaders to develop new skills by providing organizations with financial support to hire consultants to lead specific capacity building activities. Mini-grants may also be used to defray the cost of conferences, seminars, and other training opportunities for staff and board.
The Dyson Foundation Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring Initiative is the establishment of an on-going relationship between two or more independent organizations to increase administrative efficiency and/or further programmatic missions through shared, transferred, or combined services, resources, or programs. The results can range from jointly managed programs and consolidated administrative functions to full-scale mergers. The benefits can include reductions in duplicated services, improved efficiencies, and increased financial stability. The Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring Initiative was designed as staged process to help an organization move from the exploring the feasibility of strategic restructuring, to planning the restructuring and implementing the plan, to enhancing the restructured entity. Mini-grants in this area enable nonprofit board, staff, and volunteer leaders to develop new skills by providing organizations with financial support to hire consultants to lead specific capacity building activities.
NYCON staff can be available, free of charge, to help you apply for funding from either one of the above Grant Programs. Over the years we have successfully assisted hundreds of organizations through this process, providing them the tools and resources they need to build a compelling case and application to the Dyson Foundation.
Join us on September 18th for an Organizational Assessment Clinic.
How To Make Your Appointment:
1. Appointments are 45 minutes in length
2. Please view the appointment calendar and choose an OPEN time slot
3. Click "Order Now"
4. On the next page, enter the required information
5. A NYCON Staff Member will confirm your appointment via e-mail or phone
Please Note: If you need to cancel your appointment please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
Our Expert Staff Include:
Michael West, Esq.
Meetings with Michael West, Esq. can cover topics areas related to nonprofit Legal, HR, Policy Development, Contracts or other topics that are compliance or accountability related. Please have your questions ready.
Audrey Grifel, Capacity Building Advisor
Meetings with Audrey Grifel, Capacity Building Advisor, can cover topics related to general nonprofit governance, leadership, structural or operational issues including board recruitment and development, fund development and strategic planning issues.
Susan Weinrich, VP of Organizational Development
Meetings with Susan Weinrich, can cover topics related to general nonprofit governance, leadership, structural or operational issues including board recruitment and development, fund development and strategic planning issues.
When & Where
New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON)
Founded in 1927, NYCON is a 501(C)(3) membership-based, mission-driven, statewide association of diverse charitable nonprofit organizations. With over 2,800 members, we work to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life through responsive, cost-effective service. Our mission-based activities are enhanced by two subsidiary corporations: Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc., and Council Services Plus.