Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ED Job Announced: Cornell Coop Ext of Cortland County

Executive Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County, Cortland, NY seeks an Executive Director to provide overall leadership and management for vibrant community education/outreach organization, part of the national land grant university system. This position will work closely with the Board Of Directors and staff to implement the mission, vision and strategies of Association. Located in picturesque Cortland County, CCE Cortland meets diverse community needs in Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. A Masters with a minimum of 6 years of administrative experience is required. Competitive salary (starting in the mid $50K’s depending on experience) and benefits will be offered.

Review of applications will begin on 3/15/12.

Please see for more information and to apply.

**Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

March 1st STNED Meeting Focuses on Social Media

The Southern Tier Nonprofit Directors Group (STNED) is a network of nonprofit executive and management professionals in the Southern Tier/Finger Lakes Region of New York State that provides education, peer support and the sharing of ideas to strengthen leadership and promote the collaborative utilization of resources.

2012 STNED Meetings

(STNED Meetings are free of charge unless otherwise noted.)

March 1st, 9 am - 11 am

Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave, Elmira

Presentation Topic: As the Internet and social media continue to provide new opportunities for marketing, there are additional questions and challenges that arise. With the right techniques, nonprofits can compete for attention and donations on a much larger scale. Sean Lukasik will describe these techniques and how they integrate into a larger marketing campaign.

June 7th, 9 am - 11 am, Corning YMCA

September 6th, 9 am - 11 am, Location: TBD

December 6th, Holiday Network Event, 5pm - 7pm, Three Birds, Corning. First person from each organization is free, $10 for every person thereafter.

For more information regarding the STNED meetings or to pre-register, please call 607-776-9467 x-226.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Attorney General Announces Nonprofit Report: Recommendations Guided by the Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization

New York State Attorney General Schneiderman unveiled a new plan on Thursday to reform and revitalize New York's nonprofit sector.

Announced before an audience of nonprofit and business leaders, the plan includes legislation to eliminate outdated and costly burdens on nonprofits, strengthen oversight and accountability, and reaffirm his office's commitment to policing fraud and abuse.

Acknowledging that organizations throughout New York State face historic financial and strategic challenges, the Attorney General's plan also includes several new partnerships with the business and academic communities to enhance nonprofit governance.

"New York is the proud home of the world's most dynamic and vibrant nonprofit sector, but for too long, our state's regulatory framework has placed unnecessary burdens on these essential organizations. This plan will unlock the full potential of our nonprofit community, and improve the lives of the countless New Yorkers they serve every day," said Attorney General Schneiderman. "In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to make New York a hospitable environment so nonprofits can continue to carry out their vital work. At the same time, we must maintain the public's trust by ensuring that nonprofits are governed effectively, and with meaningful oversight."

"NYCON applauds the Attorney General for his leadership in putting forth a positive agenda for reform of state and nonprofit relations," said Doug Sauer, NYCON CEO. "In the spirit of cooperation and partnership, we are hopeful that the AG, Comptroller, Governor and Legislature can work together to further shape and support the recommendations."

In 2011, Attorney General Schneiderman convened a Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization with 32 nonprofit leaders, including NYCON CEO Doug Sauer, to recommend proposals that would reduce regulatory burdens on nonprofits, while strengthening governance and accountability.

Today's legislative and reform initiatives are responsive to the committee's recommendations.

They include:
The Nonprofit Revitalization Act, to be proposed by the Attorney General;
"New York on BOARD" and;
"Directors U" designed to improve nonprofit governance

More Details & Full Report

Monday, February 6, 2012

NYCON CEO Doug Sauer Testifies at Public Hearing on Executive Compensation at Not-for-Profits

Public Hearing: To examine executive compensation at not-for-profit organizations receiving State funding and the actions needed to prevent State tax dollars from being wasted on excessive salaries
Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino

NY Council of Nonprofits CEO Doug Sauer shares feedback and testimony on the Governor's Executive Order addressing Executive Compensation for Not-for-Profits. You can hear Doug's comments beginning at 49:30. Watch for more from NYCON shortly. Interested in joining the NYCON mailing list? Subscribe here.