COVID-19 Weekly PNY Member Webinar - Sustainability & Survivability of the Nonprofit Community

Friday, May 1, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Please note: This webinar was originally scheduled for April 24th and has now been rescheduled to May 1st.

Philanthropy New York is hosting weekly member webinars to share philanthropic responses and organizing efforts around responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Each week, we invite leaders in philanthropy, government, and community-based organizations to share updates with the broader PNY community. We will identify the focus of the call and share the topics and speakers in advance - please register to receive the information.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that the nonprofit human services sector is the safety net cornerstone of New York. In this time of crisis, many New Yorkers’ survival depends on the large nonprofits that house the homeless, support foster care youth, ensure the health of our seniors, care for the disabled and so much more.  

While the last few weeks of March brought important policy changes for the nonprofit sector, there is still much to be done to ensure the sustainability of these providers, which make up approximately 50% of New York City’s social service spending.  A recent report, Too Big To Fail by SeaChange Capital Partners, detailed the precarious nature of large social service agencies’ financial situation and the critical nature of their work.  These nonprofits operate with very thin margins, are shifting scopes of work as essential providers during the pandemic, and are in need of government support to weather this storm. Foundations can play important roles in helping to ensure these critical players survive. 

Join us On May 1st  as we explore these issues with some of New York City’s larger health and human services providers. 

Call to Members: Please use this form to let us know if you are doing any of the following: convening funders, developing collaborative funds, deploying rapid response funding, engaging in advocacy work at the city or state level to support nonprofit grantees, adapting grantmaking practices in any way, providing operational support to grantees, or responding in another way. We will use these webinars to share critical information with the field.

PNY is also sharing information about funder responses through The Weekly Phil e-newsletter and on our COVID-19 page.


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All interested funders.


Registration is required by April 30th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email with any questions.