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ODNNY is looking for small nonprofits
who need help but can't afford it to be clients of our new Pro Bono Initiative to launch in January.
came out of member-driven planning sessions and is an effort to help small New York nonprofits during these tough times, and to give
practitioners and students a chance to expand skills.
Eligible organizations must be NYC human service nonprofits (soup
kitchens, youth programs, homeless shelters) with a budget under $5 million and have a paid professional executive director.
you're involved with or know of a nonprofit that might be a good fit for this initiative, please contact Miguel Bonilla, firstname.lastname@example.org,
our Board Member who is organizing it.
"Nonprofits are a key driver in our local economy yet they are also the most
starved for resources," said Bonilla."OD consultants have very specific skills that can be extremely valuable to 'values-based'
organizations that are working to serve our city's neediest populations. By working together we'll provide more New
Yorkers the opportunity for a better livelihood."
New York City's nonprofit sector
accounts for $43 billion in annual expenditures, more than 528,000 jobs (or 14% of New
York City's employees), and an annual payroll of more than $22.7 billion. Although the nonprofit sector
is an important economic and social powerhouse in New York City,
it is still a relatively new industry with close to 40% of nonprofits starting up in the mid 1990s and 70% with budgets under
$1 million. Many of the challenges they face, such as staff recruitment and retention, might provide OD practitioners with
meaningful opportunities to help cause-related organizations and support a growing sector.
The type of consultation
provided by the ODNNY Pro Bono initiative is designed to enhance an organization's ability to achieve its vision, mission
and goals. Consultants do not provide technical advice such as finance or marketing.
Possible projects may include:
Dealing with high
staff turnover or low morale
Managing rapid growth
Working with disengaged
boards of directors
such as organizational structure, or leadership
Facilitating a clear
direction or purpose
roles and responsibilities
To get started, email email@example.com to get an application and submit it by January 9th. Nonprofits
selected for the pro bono project will be informed in mid-January. For additional information as it's available, check our
web site at www.odnny.org.