Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Broome Area Networking in Disaster (BAND) Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Emergency Management

The Broome Area Networking in Disaster (BAND) was recently awarded the Governor’s 2008 Excellence in Emergency Management Award. BAND formed in July 2006 following the devastating flooding that occurred in Broome County. The group drew together organizations to better assist those in need in the community. BAND is comprised of the following community organizations: Broome County Departments of Social Services and Mental Health; Broome County Council of Churches, Catholic Charities, American Red Cross (both Southern Tier and national), United Way of Broome County and its First Call for Help program, The Salvation Army, the Susquehanna Presbytery, The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Opportunities for Chenango and many other County, State and non-profit agencies. Read more here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

December Meeting Announced

A program meeting has been announced for December 9th at 8:30 am and will be hosted by the Broome County Council on Churches. The program topic and agenda will be announced shortly.

Register here.

Group Meeting Sets Course for Future

The SCNY ED Group meeting today was attended by 20 directors who joined in a discussion about the goals for the Group and its newly formed committees. The Group discussed the possibility of a list serve and a planning calendar for fundraisers in the region. The Group also discussed program meeting ideas and potential special projects. Economic impact will clearly be a focus for the Special Projects Committee, chaired by Joseph Sellepack, Broome County Council of Churches. This Committee will put together position papers and explore securing interns and other support. Watch Dick Squire from ACCORD discuss the Group's need to have consensus and be upfront about the feasability of future projects and goals. Suggested program topics for the Group included the following:
    • Training for Board members
    • Marketing and promoting my organization/social
    • Tax, audit and compliance issues-new and pending legislative,
      regulatory changes
    • Personnel issues including retention, satisfaction,
      records etc
    • Fundraising, development,grantwriting
    • Energy conservation
      (in facilities) and going green
    • Training Executives on working with a board
    • Agency presentations

The Program Committee is co-chaired by Dick Squire, A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. and Bob Hanye, Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. A survey will be distributed to the Group to gather input on the program topic for the next meeting.

The Group also confirmed that they will meet on a quarterly basis. The meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of the select month at 8:30 am. Meetings will be set at 1.5 hours, and will include a program presentation and networking opportunities. The next meeting is set for December 9th, and will be hosted at Broome County Council of Churches.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Last Chance for BU Lifecycles Forum

I've posted a couple of times about the Nonprofit Organization Lifecycles Forum at Binghamton University next Thursday, September 25th, from 11:00-3:00 at the University Downtown Center. I thought I'd send one last announcement out about it. If you are planning to attend and you haven't registered yet, please e-mail me ( or Steve Jackson ( so that we can register you and reserve your space. There is a limitation on the total number of attendees, so reservations, so I encourage you to register prior to the event.

The forum is sponsored by the Community Foundation for South Central New York, Hoyt Foundation and the Southern Tier AIDS Program. It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from researchers, funders and practitioners about the challenges organizations face at different stages in their lifecycle and how they address them.

You can access the brochure and registration material here.

I hope to see you next Thursday,

David Campbell

Friday, September 12, 2008

Meeting Format

The following question was posed by Sharon Chesna, Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network:
How many times/year are we planning to meet? It would be great if we could set a regular time -EX: 4x/yr - last Friday, last month of quarter, 8:00 am etc. It would be great to set the meetings for all of 2009 - that way we can block out the time.

If anyone would like to share feedback, you can post here or share your input at the September 23 Group Meeting.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Binghamton University one of 10 institutions nationwide selected for student-run philanthropy program

Binghamton University has been selected to develop a student-run philanthropy incubator aimed at recommending grants for nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Binghamton community. The program, known as “Students4Giving,” is sponsored by The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Campus Compact and is aimed at encouraging community-based learning and partnerships between colleges and universities and local non-profit organizations. Read more here. This program will be run by David Campbell. Congrats David!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Membership Committee Meeting Sept 16

Good Morning,

The first Membership Committee meeting of the SCNYN Executive Director's Group will be held at Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) 122 Baldwin Street, Johnson City, on September 16th at 8:30. The meeting will take no longer than 30-40 minutes. I will bring materials to distribute.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Have a great weekend.

Keith W. Leahey, MSW
153 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Binghamton University Nonprofits Forum

Hi everyone,

There is still time to register for the forum on nonprofit organization lifecycles at Binghamton University on September 25th.

The goal of the forum is to introduce local nonprofit leaders to recent research on the stages of organizational development and discuss how to address capacity challenges at different stages of development. The forum will include researchers, funders and practitioners. The forum will run from 11:00-3:00 and will be held at the University's new Downtown Center, across from the arena, on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton. The program will include Susan Chambré, a prominent national researcher who has studied the growth and development of HIV/AIDS organizations over the past 20 years and three funders (Joanne Florino, Triad Foundation; Dan O'Connell, NYS AIDS Institute; Richard Iannello, Albany Guardian Society). Karen Wright, Executive Director of Stillwater RTF will also present, about how her organizational has addressed critical developmental challenges during the first ten years of its existence. The forum is a great opportunity to learn about new research and its practical application to management and leadership opportunities. The fee is a modest $25, which includes lunch. I hope you'll consider attending. You can access the forum brochure and registration form at the following link: Please look for it at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions about the forum, please feel free to e-mail me ( or Steve Jackson (

I hope to see you there.