NYJL Forum for Nonprofits

The Forum for Nonprofits (FNP) hosts an annual full-day educational conference to address key issues facing small to mid-size nonprofits and the communities they serve. Attendance is open to both NYJL volunteers and the general public. The NYJL FNP, originally known as Volunteer Conference, was created as a signature project for the NYJL Centennial in 2001 and has taken place every year since. The forum takes place each April, featuring invited subject matter experts on topics including volunteer retention, technology trends, best practices for recruitment and training, and utilizing social media in a nonprofit environment.



  • Built to Last: Foundations for Change Management and Sustainability
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • What can your nonprofit do to build strong foundations for the future? Donor retention and strong governance are key, as is preparing for disruption, financial, social, or otherwise. We face a changing demographic of nonprofit employees, volunteers, and donors, and constant technology innovation. With this, there is a change in the way people both communicate and receive messaging, and an increasing focus on your foundation. Funders require strategic plans, strong governance, and supporting metrics. Join us on April 26, 2017 to learn how to prepare your organization for this demographic shift and ensure you have the foundations to support your organization financially and operationally, and benefit from disruptive innovations.
  • For more information, contact the NYJL Forum for Nonprofits committee.



  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
    9:00-9:05 a.m. Introduction and welcome
    Suzanne E. Manning, NYJL President
    9:05-9:45 a.m. Morning keynote
    Susan Ifill, CEO, Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC
    9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
    10:00-11:30 a.m. Panel—Ensuring Longevity: Growing the Next Generation of Leaders
    Moderator: Allie Chang Ray, Principal, Mutare Network
    Anna Halpine, Founder, World Youth Alliance
    Ashley Crawford, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Covenant House NY
    Danny Steffel, Director, Alumni Affairs of TFA NYC
    Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr., Chairman of the Board, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
    12:30-1:15 p.m. Afternoon keynote
    Alicia Johnson, COO, KIPP NYC
    1:15-1:30 p.m. Break
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel‐Minding Your Metrics to Optimize Influence
    Moderator: Allie Chang Ray, Principal, Mutare Network
    Charlotte Coker Gibson, Executive Director, PwC Charitable Foundation
    Bill Loftus, Founding Partner at LLBH Private Wealth Management LLC
    Vijaya Thakur, Founder and Executive Director, Resolve Network
    Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research & Public Affairs, Food Bank for NYC
    3:00-3:05 p.m. Closing remarks
    3:05-4:00 p.m. Networking hour
  • *Program schedule is tentative and subject to change
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