On average, nonprofit organizations providing human services receive 85 percent of their budgets from government contracts. In fiscal year 2012, New York City awarded approximately 5,600 human services contracts totaling more than $5.5 billion. All of that spending is authorized through the city’s annual budget. Who creates the budget? When is it adopted? How does the “budget dance” affect nonprofits? Join us for a conversation with four of the City’s leading budget experts.
• The process nonprofits go through to receive budget dollars and how this impacts their financial bottom line
• How greater awareness of the city budgeting process can make foundations better grantmakers and agents of change in New York City communities
This program is "Partially Open."
• David Birdsell (Moderator), Dean, Baruch College School of Public Affairs
• Carol Kellermann, President, Citizens Budget Commission
• Ronnie Lowenstein, Director, Independent Budget Office
• Martha Stark, Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College School of Public Affairs
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in 9:00 - 11:00 AM Program