The City Budget: Understanding a Vital Lifeline for New York’s Nonprofits

Monday, March 10, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York
79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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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

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All interested funders. 

8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in 
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

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