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Oct 29, 2015

NY postpones key provision in reform law

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to postpone for a year a key provision of New York’s recently enacted reforms for nonprofits that would prohibit employees from serving also as chairmen. The law, intended to prevent conflicts of interest, was to have taken effect on Jan. 1. In his sponsor’s memo, Assemblyman James […]

Jul 14, 2015

Bank of America grants for nonprofits

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded $161,500 in grants to 12 local nonprofits that help strengthen the Rochester community by playing a critical role in connecting Rochester’s high school students, veterans, and low-income individuals and families to financial education, leadership training, workforce development, and mentoring at their point of need. The grants are […]

Jul 23, 2014

Groups awarded for financial education work

The Marketview Heights Association and NeighborWorks Rochester were among the nine regional nonprofits awarded by Citizens Bank as part of the “Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money” initiative. The Rochester organizations were chosen from among more than 150 applicants in a competitive application process based on their track record of success providing financial education programs, a [&hell[...]

Jan 22, 2014

Ad Council to host workshops

The Ad Council of Rochester is hosting the second in a series of workshops for nonprofit professionals on Feb. 4. The workshop, which will cover using an organization’s communication channels to effectively communicate, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Ave. The workshop will include presentations by […]

Aug 28, 2013

Ad Council, Dunkin’ Donuts join forces

Ad Council of Rochester and Dunkin’ Donuts are teaming up to provide free strategic planning and marketing consultations for nonprofits in Monroe County. The “Coffee & Consult” program is a one-hour, free consultation with an Ad Council staff member and/or expert marketing volunteer that will take place over coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the […]

May 28, 2013

Nonprofits seek easing of regulations

Private business owners have long told state legislators — in words and, by leaving New York, in deeds — that the laundry list of regulations has created unnecessary burdens on them and hurt their bottom line. The same is true for nonprofit organizations, who say bureaucratic red tape is hurting their ability to provide services […]

Jun 19, 2012

AmeriCorps members help city and legal nonprofits

Paralegals at the seven Legal Assistance of Western New York locations didn’t receive the National Service Impact Award they were nominated for, but that does not mean their services are any less valuable to the clients they serve and the nonprofit civil legal service agency they work for. “They are a critical part of our […]

Apr 26, 2012

ReCharge New York recipients announced

The Governor’s Office and the New York Power Authority announced the first round of New York businesses and nonprofits eligible to receive lower cost power allocations pursuant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ReCharge New York program this week. The NYPA Board of Trustees approved power allocations to 49 Finger Lakes area businesses in return for their […]

Apr 11, 2012

IOLA releases annual financial report

The New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund released its annual report this week. The fund, established in 1983, supports nonprofit legal assistance organizations in the state that provide civil legal assistance to low income New York residents. IOLA grant funds supported four Rochester organizations in the past year: Empire Justice Center, the Legal […]

Dec 15, 2011

Four win extra for most ‘ROC the Day’ donors

Rochester Area Community Foundation is awarding $5,000 prizes to four local nonprofits that garnered the most unique donors during Dec. 8’s ROC the Day, a 24-hour online day of giving. The prizes in four specific categories were intended to encourage nonprofits in the nine-county greater Rochester region to get the word out about ROC the […]

Dec 2, 2011

Charity Corps begins serving N.Y. nonprofits

The first legal assistance applications from nonprofit organizations began arriving at the newly formed Charity Corps attorney group Friday. Charity Corps, a joint initiative of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Attorney General’s Office, will provide much needed legal guidance and assistance for nonprofit groups in managing their affairs. “The idea […]

Jun 28, 2011

Local attorneys tapped by AG

Jennifer Leonard, president and CEO of Rochester Area Community Foundation, and a local Nixon Peabody attorney, Michael Cooney, are among the 29 members of the New York attorney general’s new Leadership Committee on Nonprofit Revitalization.

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