We are pleased to share with the members of the Staten Island NFP Association these presentations that were given at the SINC 2015 Annual Conference. Please feel free to download and review them and contact the presenters directly with any questions.
Paula Gavin , NYC Service
Lori Roth Gale, Does Strategic Planning Matter
Lori Roth Gale, Does Strategic Planning Matter – Executive Summary
Cause Effective, Greg Cohen: What Gets Evaluated, Gets Done
Russo, Scamardella, D’Amato, Jim Thomson: Board Liability and Risk Concerns
Mutual of America, Geoffrey Finkel: Beyond Fund it and Forget It: Pension and Retirement Plan Responsibilities for Nonprofit Leaders
Jaclyn Tacoronte: Digital Marketing 3.0
In addition, please see below information about how your organization can participate in the NYC Service Initiative.
The NYC Service website, nyc.gov/service, can be a very powerful recruitment tool if used effectively. Below you will find some tips on how to register and post a volunteer opportunity, which should only take about 20 minutes.
In order to register, your organization must:
- Be a nonprofit organization (with 501(c)(3) status), a public educational institution, or a government agency
- Post only volunteer opportunities that serve residents within the five boroughs of New York City
Provided your organization meets those requirements, all you need to get started is an email address.
It is suggested you use an email address that the entire organization has access to.
- Your username and password are created when you first register on nyc.gov/service. Although NYC Service will not keep a record of your password, you may contact us directly if at any time you need your password to be reset.
- Your organization’s mission statement is the first content that volunteers see on your page. It should be clear and descriptive. The best volunteers are ones that want to support your mission and goals.
- Your organization’s description should outline what your organization does. You should list the type of programs offered, goals you have achieved, and the population you serve. You can also include a brief list of partner organizations and what initiatives you are collaborating on. A good description is at least 3-4 sentences in length.
- Your organization’s contact information should include both the Executive Director and the Volunteer Coordinator(s) or Manager(s). You will also be required to provide a contact for each volunteer opportunity.
The best opportunities are ones that will gather the most attention from the appropriate prospective volunteers.
- The headline is the first thing a volunteer sees. It should be direct and eye-capturing. It’s best to keep titles short
The opportunity description should capture the main purpose and goals of the program. It should be no more than 2- 3 sentences long.
- The volunteer duties should outline in detail what the volunteers will be doing. The best volunteer duties sections include three main duties that a volunteer will be responsible for in the first few lines. This section should be 4-5 full sentences in length.
- The volunteer requirements section should include information about training, expected hours, specials skills or languages needs. You may also include volunteer preferences, but remember to be clear about what is required and what is preferred.
- The skills, interests & keywords section allows for your volunteer opportunity to be placed in categories. These categories should be descriptive to the particular opportunity you are posting, not what your organization does.
Please feel free to contact our office at (212) 788-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. We look forward to working with you towards your service goals. Happy Listing!