Thursday, April 29, 2010

Executive Director Search History Center in Tompkins County

Search Re-Opened. The History Center in Tompkins County seeks an Executive Director to provide overall leadership and management to the organization beginning July 2010. Applicants must be proven leaders, committed to partnership and community, proficient in fundraising, and able to articulate the vision of The History Center to its diverse array of stakeholders. He/She must possess successful management experience, preferably in a heritage, educational, or cultural environment. Send applications to by May 21, 2010. Full information at

The History Center in Tompkins County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jean Currie
Interim Director
The History Center
607-273-8284 ext.5

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NYS offers new online tool for nonprofits

The Albany Business Review reported that the state has created a new tool to help nonprofit organizations—and people interested in starting nonprofits—find resources necessary to deal with tax and labor issues and find other resources.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the tools, found on the website, will help New Yorkers find federal, state and local government resources.

That information includes:

• General resources about nonprofits
• Lobbying
• Working with employees and volunteers
• Fundraising help.

“Nonprofit organizations are vital to New York, not only for the services they provide but for the jobs they create,” DiNapoli said.

There are about 1.2 million New Yorkers working for more than 24,000 nonprofits with revenue of $133 million in the state, the comptroller said. That represents about 17 percent of the state’s work force.

Read more: NY provides online help for nonprofits - The Business Review (Albany)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Idealware Resource on Social Media

Idealware, a NYCON endorsed vendor, has released a report, Using Social Media to Meet Nonprofit Goals: The Results of a Survey" in which they surveyed 459 nonprofit staff members already using social media at their organizations to ask them what tools they were using and how effectively they thought those tools were meeting particular goals. View the results here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ithaca Human Services Coalition April Programs

"The Board and the Chief Executive: Strengthening the Governance Partnership" with Roger Sibley and Scott Heyman.No charge for this roundtable discussion. For chief executives of non-profit and governmental agencies and for the board members with whom they work most closely. This will be a roundtable discussion, not one of the Coalition's workshops. There will be no slides, no lecture, and no fee. Roger and Scott will lead an interactive discussion focused on only two topics: 1) The role of governance in creating a high-impact non-profit agency and 2) the better practices the chief executive and her/his board partners can employ to create good governance. Most of the session will be spent in mutual coaching about how to overcome obstacles that are preventing you and your board from reaching your goals.Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 9:00 - 11:00 am at Cornell Cooperative Extension Conference Room C, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca. Register at

"Risk Management" with Craig McAllister, fee $25. A workshop for persons with any responsibility to organize risk management. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 9:00 am - 11:30 am at the Child Development Council, 609 W Clinton St, Ithaca. Register at

"Counting Caring: Evaluating the 'Human' in Human Services" with Margo Hittleman, fee $45. A workshop for anyone with responsibility for program planning, evaluation or reporting. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Child Development Council, 609 W Clinton St, Ithaca. Register at

"Finding Donors" with Burke Keegan, fee $25, a workshop for non-profit board and staff members who want to take their organization to a more sophisticated level of fundraising. Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 9:00 - 10:30 am at the Child Development council, 609 W Clinton St, Ithaca. Register at

Presenters: Roger and Scott have both served boards and agencies in the Ithaca area for longer than 30 years. Roger has been the Executive Director
of the Racker Centers, formerly Special Children’s Center, since 1979.
Scott served as the Director of Human Rights for five years, as Deputy County Administrator for two years, as County Administrator for 13 years, and as the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes for 10 years.

Directions to the Child Development Council: 609 W Clinton St is the building immediately east (in the direction of downtown and Cornell) of the CVS Pharmacy. Ample free parking available in the large lot east of the building. The main entrance faces Clinton St and has a large banner that says "Child Development Council." Walk in the main door and the conference room is straight ahead.

Directions to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: 615 Willow Ave. is located immediately adjacent to and faces NYS Route 13 just north of downtown Ithaca. From downtown Ithaca take Route 13 north to Willow Ave/Dey St and take a right turn; immediately take another right turn and Cooperative Extension is just ahead on your left – drive around the building and park in the lot behind the building, or park on the street; the entrance is in back facing the parking lot.

Registration: To register for any workshop, send your name and contact information to Be sure to specify the session you wish to attend. Send your check in the correct amount made out to "Human Services Coalition" to:
Human Services Coalition
100 W. Seneca St., Suite 300
Ithaca, NY 14850