All of our events are designed to help nonprofit specialists build their capacity to serve the sector – by expanding their network of colleagues, enhancing their knowledge of trends and best practices, and/or increasing the visibility of their skills and practice. We bring together representatives from across the sector, including capacity builders, funders, and nonprofit & government professionals, to enrich conversations and strengthen the community as a whole.

The Space Age: Innovative and Traditional Office Solutions @ Foundation Center New York
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Educational/Networking Event
The Space Age: Innovative and Traditional Office Solutions

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Economic and lifestyle changes are driving many consultants and nonprofits to rethink the design of their workplace arrangement. Work-at-home professionals and consultants in small shops are finding co-working an attractive style of work that addresses the problem of isolation and loss of human interaction by providing a shared working environment. Nonprofits who are looking to decrease their overhead costs and improve efficiency are finding shared space offers a solution as well as opportunities to collaborate with organizations with complementary mission objectives. Still others find long-term lease and facility purchase best meet their needs. Join us for presentations about the advantages and challenges of these options and possible strategies you can use to address them.


Benjamin Dyett
Partner, Openwork Agency; Co-Founder/former Co-President, Grind
> Coworking spaces and their genesis and coworking solutions in public/private relationships.

David Lebenstein
Executive Managing Director, Co-Director, Nonprofit Specialty Practice
Cushman & Wakefield

> The benefits and challenges of the lease/buy options.

Daria Siegel
Lower Manhattan HQ

> Evolutions in the coworking industry in response to the changes in the ways people and companies work.

Jeff Simon
Owner & Principal
Jeffrey Simon Architect and Designer

> Renovation considerations for new and current space.

Kate Sherwood
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Associates

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 20, 2017
8:30AM – 9:00AM: Breakfast & Networking
9:00AM – 11:00AM: Panel Discussion & Q&A
11:00AM – 12:00PM: Networking

Foundation Center New York
32 Old Slip (Lower Manhattan, between Front Street & South Street)
New York, NY 10005

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This event made possible by generous support from Cushman & Wakefield

Nonprofit Networking Breakfast 7/25/17 @ Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
Jul 25 @ 8:45 am – 10:30 am

Networking Breakfast hosted by the Association of Nonprofit Specialists

*Updated Time & Location*
Community Resource Exchange (CRE) – 42 Broadway, 20th Floor
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 –  8:45 – 10:30AM

$30 advance/$35 at door
Includes a light breakfast

Break out your business cards! The Association of Nonprofit Specialists invites our colleagues old and new to join us for a lively and festive networking breakfast.

Featuring a special presentation on Public Speaking from Laurie Krauz.

Having worked in both the corporate and entertainment industries, Laurie Krauz brings great skill from a remarkably eclectic educational and professional background to her work as a Public Speaking Coach. An award-winning jazz vocalist, Laurie began supplementing her artistic endeavors by teaching performance art to professionals in the corporate world to help clients cultivate more effective presentation skills back in the 1980s. Since that time, she has helped men and women from all over the world and all walks of life develop their ability to offer dynamic, compelling presentations. Her seminars and lectures have been presented at corporations, nonprofits, universities, law firms and financial institutions.

We have exciting programs planned in the coming months and look forward to sharing the news with you. Please feel free to invite your associates working in and with the nonprofit sector to this event.


Panel: Common Governance Mistakes & How to Avoid Them @ Foundation Center New York
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented in collaboration with the Foundation Center – New York

Date & Time:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am (Check-in at 9:30am)

Foundation Center New York
32 Old Slip (Lower Manhattan, between Front Street & South Street)
New York, NY 10005


Why do nonprofits develop governance troubles? How can we avoid governance mistakes and learn from them? Panelists with extensive experience and varied perspectives will share observations and stories, and offer ideas for potential solutions to common governance problems. Join us for an interesting discussion, and bring questions related to your own work!


Laura Abel
Senior Policy Counsel
Lawyers Alliance for New York

Jina Paik
Director, Knowledge Management, Advisory Services
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Frederick Shack
Chief Executive Officer
Urban Pathways, Inc.

Jenny Way
Associate Director
Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

Claire Rosenzweig, CAE
President & CEO
BBB Serving Metropolitan New York

Donor Centric Philanthropy: The Shifting Paradigm in Friendraising @ Foundation Center New York
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with the Foundation Center – New York

Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:00am – 12:30pm (Check-in at 10:30am)

Foundation Center New York
32 Old Slip (Lower Manhattan, between Front Street & South Street)
New York, NY 10005


[ more details coming soon… ]

Jay Weisman
Legacy Philanthropy Group