The Center offers free lectures on new ideas in the nonprofit field to help participants in their work and careers. All lectures take place at the Lincoln Center Campus. To register yourself or your guests, please email: email@example.com or call (212)636-6676.
Leadership Breakfast On The Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions - September 27, 2011
As the nation battles its deficit, there have been proposals, from groups of all backgrounds, to limit the tax deductibility of charitable donations. What will this mean to different charities based on how they raise money, and how new tax policies could increase contributions, was the subject of this Fordham breakfast for Nonprofit leaders.
How to Analyze Your Agency to Cut Costs and Increase Morale in Today's Economy - April 4, 2011
This workshop helped participants to learn analytical skills and consider options for improving an agency's sustainability. They learned how to critically develop and assess graphs, charts, and figures to tell a story that they can use to communicate with inside and outside managers, board members, funders, and others who help agencies remain profitable.
Speakers: Rose Perez, PhD, MBA, Fordham University and Jade de Saussure, MSW
How Much Can Lobbyists Help Nonprofits in Today's Great Recession? - February 17, 2011
A panel of experts discussed this and other questions that included: Can a nonprofit hire a lobbyist? What areas of need do lobbyists work best in? How much staff/board support does a nonprofit have to give a lobbyist it hires? Will trustees have to make a commitment to donate to legislators? Can lobbyists work equally well with elected and appointed officials? What is the normal contract with a lobbyist?
Speakers: Laura Jean Hawkins (Dryfoos Group), Suri Kasirer (Kasirer Consulting) and Vince Marrone (Public Strategies)
Current Challenges in the Nonprofit Sector - November 1, 2010
Fred Scaglione discussed the nonprofit environment in New York's metropolitan area, highlighting the current strains nonprofit leaders face in today's poor economy. The seminar explored various themes: where the jobs in the nonprofit field are, attracting mainstream media attention, the public's perception of the nonprofit sector, and the necessity of thinking big during a recession.
Speaker: Fred Scaglione, Editor-in-chief, New York Nonprofit Press
The Healing Power of Doing Good - July 7, 2010
Research on the real physical and emotional health benefits enjoyed by certain kinds od volunteers, and how to use these findings to recruit and keep volunteers. Allan Luks pioneered this study in his book.
Speaker: Allan Luks, Center Director