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					                                        Membership
                                           Benefits
                                         There’s Something In It
                                                  for Everyone!

     Camp Finance Conference                              Grant
                                                          Announcements
                           Office Supplies
      Life Insurance
                           Discount Boards Program
                             CPAs On                          e-mail Updates
  Free
  Retirement Plan               General Liability Insurance     Chronicle of Philanthropy
                                                                Discount
  Directors & Officers Insurance                     Disability Insurance
         Payroll Outsourcing       Health
                                   Insurance                           Fund Raising
                                                                       Assistance
Health
                   Fund Raising Software
Insurance                                       Legal Assistance
                                                                    Strategic Planning
BoardSource              Dental    Online Workshops
                                                                    Assistance
Discount                 Insurance
                                  Conference calling & Web
       Free Board Training        conferencing

     Risk Management
     Education                           Life
                       Money for Mission
                                         Insurance
                       Conference
                                         Nonprofit FOCUS Newsletter


         Membership Benefits – Updated April 2007
                 Check www.ccsnys.org for updates

                                          Please distribute to key staff & board members
Benefit
BJs Wholesale Club Discount


What is it?
A benefit for staff, board members and volunteers, this card is $15 off a $40
Membership; with 3 additional months of membership and a free
"household" card. BJs has an open enrollement period every February,
May, August, and November.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
$32.40 total cost (originally $48.60) for 15-month membership, with free
additional household card.


How Can We Get This?
Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012, ext 121 or via email at
vvenezia@ccsnys.org for an application.

Please note, this is designed as a benefit to your staff, board or volunteers.
You can use this card for organizational purchases, but you cannot get tax
exemption when using this card. For an “organizational card” you can
contact Tina Mahoney at BJs directly at (518) 438-2144.
Benefit
Board Development & Technical Assistance


What is it?
CCSNYS works with nonprofits, boards and staff, to strengthen operational
and governance structures. CCSNYS helps your board and administrative
staff solve problems, manage crises or plan ahead. Our experienced
professionals can help your board in such areas as policymaking and
fiduciary responsibilities, recruiting, orientating and retaining board
members, decision making, team building and managing interpersonal
dynamics; organizing effective committee structure; board-executive
director relationships; as well as planning and facilitating board retreats.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
ChooseYourCharity.com


What is it?
ChooseYourCharity provides a free web-presence to CCSNYS members to
educate their donors as well as provides a free online donation mechanism
for processing gifts. Participants are charitable nonprofits who have passed
the membership requirements of the Council of Community Services of
New York State, Inc., and many have signed the Fundraising Ethics
Pledge. The ChooseYourCharity.com website also features a "how-to"
guide for donors, including descriptions for the best options in charitable
giving, updates on tax laws, planned giving, car donations and links to
other important informational sites. ChooseYourCharity.com also contains
a very thorough compilation of philanthropic terminology and acronyms, the
donor bill of rights and instructions on how to determine whether or not your
employer will match your donating dollars.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Log onto www.chooseyourcharity.com with your user name & password to
update your member profile. To get your user name and password for the
CCSNYS and CYC sites, please click here:
http://www.ccsnys.org/members/forgotPassword.asp



How Can We Get This?
Questions? Contact Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012 ext. 121 or email
vvenezia@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Chronicle of Philanthropy


What is it?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the #1 newspaper of the nonprofit world
and is offering CCSNYS members their lowest rate yet! The Chronicle
provides you with all the news a nonprofit professional needs -but not so
much that you cannot keep up. Special sections help you locate grants,
raise funds, manage your organization, learn about cutting-edge
technology and keep up with government rules and regulations. A must
read for nonprofit professionals!


How Much Will it Cost Us?
CCSNYS Members Pay $49.85 for 24 issues. (Originally $72).


How Can We Get This?
Please call the Chronicle directly at (800) 728-2819. You must let them
know you belong to CCSNYS. If the customer service person asks for a
code it is “CCSNYS.”

Questions? Contact Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012 ext. 121 or email
vvenezia@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Conference Call & Web Conferencing Services


What is it?
CCSNYS is pleased to introduce Premiere Conferencing as our new
preferred provider for conferencing services. A leader in the industry since
1984, Premiere offers a wide range of conferencing services including:
ReadyConference™ provides you with your own dedicated dial-in number
and passcode for use whenever you need to conference, any time night or
day! Accommodates up to 48 lines. PremiereCall Auditorium™ provides the
convenience of instant passcode access with operator assistance for large-
scale, "listen-only" calls. This service offers increased efficiency and ease-
of-use, providing the flexibility and features that meet your needs.
PremiereCall Connection™ Basic operator-assisted conferencing.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Toll Free Dedicated Line for each Nonprofit at just $.06 per minute, per line;
Web Conferencing at $.09 per minute.


How Can We Get This?
Contact Eric Presti, Manager – Affinity Program/Strategic Partners
Premiere Global Services
100 Park Ave.
New York, NY 11017
Office 1.866.379.8791
Fax 1.866.514.6117
eric.presti@premiereglobal.com
www.premiereglobal.com
*Please let Eric know you are a CCSNYS Member.
Benefit
Consolidations or Merger Planning


What is it?
In this era of shrinking resources, consolidations and mergers on the minds
of agencies and their funders. While never an easy process, CCSNYS'
experience in facilitating mergers can provide an independent third party
voice of experience to the process.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Starting at $95 per hour.


How Can We Get This?
Dave Watson, Esq. (p) 800-515-5012 ext. 109, or via email at
dwatson@ccsnys.org
Benefit
CPAs on Boards Program


What is it?
Get on Board! The CPAs on Boards project is a collaborative, chapter-
based initiative from the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)
along with CCSNYS and other nonprofit partners. The project is designed
to enhance the financial expertise of charitable boards of directors in the
state through the volunteer participation of NYSSCPA members in board
training and service. The project aims to achieve three objectives: 1)
Increase the number of CPAs serving on boards 2) Ensure that the CPAs
serving are knowledgeable and skilled in carrying out their overall
responsibilities as board members and 3) Maximize opportunities for CPAs
to voluntarily offer financial training to nonprofit board members and
employees.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Free.


How Can We Get This?
CLICK HERE for more information and to submit your "board profile" for a
potential CPA board member to review


Questions?
Contact Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012 ext. 121 or email
vvenezia@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Dental Insurance


What is it?
Coverage and terms vary by region


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Rates vary depending upon plan, starting as low at $28.58 per month for an
individual.


How Can We Get This?
Click here for more information and rates:
http://www.ccsnys.org/helping_nonprofits/ebDental.asp


For a quote please call Jenny Sardi at Council Services Plus at (800) 515-
5012 ext. 129 or email jsardi@councilservicesplus.com
Benefit
Director’s & Officer’s Liability Insurance


What is it?
D&O Insurance indemnifies and organization (sometimes referred to as the
entity) and its officers for allegations for wrongful acts resulting from the
management and governance of an organization. Some types of claims
that would fall under this coverage would be operating outside of the
organization bylaws, misappropriated funds, conflict of interest allegations,
and discrimination.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Program Pricing for $1 million of coverage starts at $850.
*Coverage includes:
      Defense outside the limits
      Entity coverage
      Toll-free Human Resources Helpline and
      Opportunities for premium credits by attending CCSNYS workshops & trainings.


How Can We Get This?
For more information and an application please click here:
http://www.ccsnys.org/helping_nonprofits/irmBoard.asp


For a quote please call Peter Andrew at Council Services Plus at (800)
515-5012 ext. 125 or email pandrew@councilservicesplus.com or visit
www.councilservicesplus.com
Benefit
Educational Workshops & Training


What is it?
CCSNYS offers a range of training opportunities across the state open to
all nonprofits covering a range of essential subjects of interest to staff and
board. Our Build a Better Nonprofit series offers low-cost, regional training
in areas such as basic board responsibilities, fiscal reporting, fund
development planning, risk management, grant writing, personnel policies,
employee benefits, and marketing. Member agencies always receive
discounts. Workshop descriptions and online registration are available here
when in session. Trainings are offered regularly in Buffalo, Corning,
Syracus, Binghamton, Utica, Albany , Poughkeepsie and New York City.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Cost varies per region. Usually $30 for Members for each 3-hour training.


How Can We Get This?
Questions? Contact Melissa DeMidio at (800) 515-5012 ext. 126 or via
email at mdemidio@ccsnys.org or visit
http://www.ccsnys.org/events_conferences/index.asp
Benefit
Empire & Davis Vision Care


What is it?
25% to 40% off regular prices.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Free. You can offer this benefit to your staff, board and volunteers as a
“Thank You” for all the work they do for your organization.


How Can We Get This?
Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012, ext 121 or via email at
vvenezia@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Employee Compensation Study


What is it?
Bi-annually, CCSNYS conducts a statewide nonprofit compensation study.
Using this and other available research and in-house expertise, CCSNYS
can assess the level of compensation in your agency.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
$30 plus shipping & handling


How Can We Get This?
Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012, ext 121 or via email at
vvenezia@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Executive Director/CEO Search


What is it?
CCSNYS works with boards of directors in leading them through the
process of finding a new executive director. Acting as an independent
facilitator, CCSNYS is able to assist in moving the process forward in a
clearly defined manner and keep a selection committee on task and moving
forward.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85.


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Flexible Spending Account Program


What is it?
Flexible Spending Accounts can help defray costs of co-pays and other
health related costs. An automated debit card provides ease of use and
limited out-of-pocket expenses, no waiting for reminbursements!


How Much Will it Cost Us?
$6.50 per person per month; Gauranteed FICA savings for the
employer. If the organization does not save as much or more of their costs
in FICA, the administrator (Benefit Planning Services) will refund the
difference.


How Can We Get This?
Harvey Bowks, Benefit Planning Services, p.518-449-9762 or email
info@benefitplanningservice.com
Benefit
Fund Development Planning


What is it?
Fund development planning: One responsibility is to assure that an agency
has the resources necessary to carry out its mission. CCSNYS provides
assistance to agencies in preparing a fund development plan, motivating
board members to be active in fund development, clarifying board and staff
roles, and help in understanding fund raising rules and regulations. Specific
expertise is available in developing annual fund appeals and donor
database management.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Fundraising Software – GiftWorks by Mission Research


What is it?
GiftWorks is comprehensive fundraising management software that anyone
can use and everyone can afford. Nonprofits can manage their financial
development efforts more effectively with the ability to track prospects,
donors, donations, campaigns, volunteers, mailings and interactions.
GiftWorks Smartlist functionality lets organizations build targeted lists,
analyze data and create reports with ease. In addition, GiftWorks is
integrated with QuickBooks, eliminating the need for double-entry of
donations. GiftWorks is the fastest-growing fundraising software for
nonprofits and is comprehensive, easy-to-use, yet very affordable for
nonprofit organizations.

Mission Research embraces sustainable business practices and thrives on
its passion to support the missions of those striving to improve the world.
Mission Research is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently
serves approximately 3,000 nonprofits across the United States and
Canada. Our Mission is to Support Your Mission.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
        o Single Licenses                     $249 each
        o Additional GiftWorks Licenses       $200 each
        o Additional Volunteer Licenses       $149 each


How Can We Get This?
Contact MaryPat Donellon at Mission Research via email at
marypat.donnellon@missionresearch.com or call 888-323-8766 ext. 110
Benefit
General Liability Insurance, Professional, etc.


What is it?
Commercial General Liability (GL) Insurance is insurance that protects the
insured organization and its representatives against allegations of
negligence that result in bodily injury. These "slip-and-fall" types of policies
generally exclude coverage for allegations of wrongdoing where physical
injury cannot be proven (i.e. mismanagement, conflict of interest, or
harassment). Property coverage in many cases, is packaged along with GL
to allow coverage for damage to office equipment or buildings, however, in
its purest form GL only covers the insured for claims resulting in injury.
Professional Liability (AKA, Errors and Omissions Insurance or Malpractice
Insurance) covers an insured person or organization against allegations
with respect to performance of a professional service. Lawyers,
Accountants, Social Work Professionals, and Insurance Representatives
are some examples of work that require the application of advice or
recommendations. This Type of insurance can be written in a very broad
form such as in a miscellaneous professional liability policy which allows
coverage for various types of professional services, or it can be written very
strictly to cover a specific type of service like medical malpractice or
insurance representatives errors and omissions.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
No Pre-determined CCSNYS rate for these insurances, we work with
Marshall & Sterling to get the best rate for our members


How Can We Get This?
For a quote please call Peter Andrew at Council Services Plus at (800)
515-5012 ext. 125 or email pandrew@councilservicesplus.com
Benefit
Grant Announcements


What is it?
By subscribing to the GrantStation Insider you will immediately start
receiving our weekly bulletin of grantseeking opportunities. The Insider,
provides you with the latest information on new funding programs,
upcoming deadlines, conferences, seminars, and general information for
the serious grantseeker. Even better, the Insider is delivered directly to
your desktop each week.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Free


How Can We Get This?
Valerie Venezia (p) 800-515-5012, ext 121 or via email at
vvenezia@ccsnys.org to get your email added to the “Grantstion Insider”
Benefit
Grants Library (online)


What is it?
Gain instant access to thousands of foundation and corporate grantmakers
that are actively accepting proposals. GrantStation Funder Profiles include
private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate contribution
programs, religious funders, association grant programs, and select federal
and state programs. Common Grant Forms - Speed up the grant process
by having the right forms at your fingertips. The GrantStation Insider - Our
weekly e-Newsletter provides you with grantseeking opportunities delivered
right to your desktop. You'll receive the latest information on new funding
programs, upcoming deadlines, conferences, seminars, and vital
information for successful grantseekers. Federal Deadlines - Updated daily.
Produced exclusively for Members and sorted by deadline date, our
Federal Deadlines page offers detailed program, contact, and application
information on numerous federal grant opportunities. Grant Resources -
Handpicked websites that GrantStation recommends for new ideas and
information including federal, state-specific, and international sites, as well
as general philanthropic sites that post current RFPs and funding priorities


How Much Will it Cost Us?
$269 per year (originally $599)


How Can We Get This?
Contact Valerie Venezia for your “members only” order form.
Benefit
Health Insurance (with or without Administration assistance)


What is it?
CS Plus was created to offer nonprofits in NYS access to insurance and
employee benefits with special emphasis on understanding the needs and
requirements that many nonprofits have. For over 35 years CCSNYS has
administered health insurance for its members. CCSNYS currently
manages over 7 million dollars in health insurance premiums for several
different carriers. CS Plus can now bring that service and expertise to
nonprofits that wish to get their health insurance directly from the insurance
carriers.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Rates vary depending upon location.


How Can We Get This?
For more information please visit:
http://www.ccsnys.org/helping_nonprofits/ebHealth.asp


For a quote please call Jenny Sardi at Council Services Plus at (800) 515-
5012 ext. 129 or email jsardi@councilservicesplus.com
Benefit
Legal Assistance Center Services


What is it?
Legal Assistance Center Running a nonprofit is serious business that
warrants knowledgeable legal consultation from time to time. Whether it is
a personnel matter or a question on conflict of interest, the CCSNYS
provides our member agencies with independent, expert, and low-cost
assistance from attorneys who practice exclusively in nonprofit law.
Assistance is available in the creation or modification of personnel polices,
bylaws and other important corporate documents, such as contracts and
leases; assistance in the completion of various Tax Exemption
Applications; Incorporation and Amendments; Advocacy and lobbying
regulations; confidentiality and conflict of interest issues; establishing
subsidiaries and other related entities; assistance with mergers,
consolidations and corporate dissolutions; etc.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $95


How Can We Get This?
Dave Watson, Esq. (p) 800-515-5012 ext. 109, or via email at
dwatson@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Management Analysis


What is it?
Whether an agency is currently struggling with its existing structure, or is
looking to reorganize in way to best meet the future, CCSNYS can provide
a management analysis that looks at current structure, assess the
strengths and weaknesses of the management structure and offer
recommendations for change. This process involves board and staff
participation


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Meeting & Retreat Facilitation


What is it?
Meeting and retreat facilitation: Having an independent third party facilitate
meetings and retreats can provide all board and staff the ability to
participate in discussion and learning.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Financial Accountability and Compliance Services


What is it?
With an ongoing commitment to improving the financial health and fiscal
infrastructure of nonprofits statewide, CCSNYS provides member agencies
assistance in financial management, fiscal agent and bookkeeping
services. NASC provides a wide range of technical assistance,
assessment, consultation and training in such areas as automated
accounting systems, budget development, internal controls, fiscal
procedures, audit preparation, reporting formats and procedures, board
organization and monitoring, regulatory compliance, preparation of IRS
Form 990, CHAR 497, and Consolidated Fiscal Reports (CFR), and
centralized bookkeeping services. In addition, CCSNYS offers Fund E-Z
Accounting and Fundraising software to members at a substantial discount
unavailable anywhere else.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Kelly Mathews (800) 515-5012 ext. 120; kmathews@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Nonprofit Risk Management Center Satellite Office


What is it?
The Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc. (CCSNYS) is
pleased to announce that it has been selected to serve as a satellite office
of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), a Washington, DC-
based group dedicated to putting practical resources for risk management
into the hands of nonprofit organizations across the United States.
CCSNYS is proud to add this distinction and service to their already robust
menu of services for nonprofits regarding risk management and critical
insurance issues. The team of CCSNYS, the Nonprofit Risk Management
Center and our insurance subsidiary, Council Services Plus, provides a
one-stop-shop for any and all questions our members have: 1) Additional
expert assistance with inquiries specific to risk management. 2) Access to
on-line documents providing answers to frequently asked questions about
risk management. 3) Access to a complete set of NRMC publications via
the CCSNYS library (or the option to purchase books for their own library at
a discount). 4) Access to the NRMC newsletter and catalogue three times a
year. 5) Discounts on the NRMC Risk Management Classroom online!


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Many tools and resources are free! Various discounts apply for CCSNYS
members to online workshops and e-tools.


How Can We Get This?
Click here for more information about the CCSNYS discounts or contact
NRMC at www.nonprofitrisk.org
Benefit
Office Supplies


What is it?
CCSNYS Member’s receive access to Staples Business Advantage
Program, no matter the size or volume of ordering. Each agency can
receive anywhere from 20% to 80% off products, depending upon the
product.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
20% to 80% discount


How Can We Get This?
Please contact the CCSNYS Staples Representative, Arlene Foltyn, Inside
Account Manager, Staples; (800)693-9900 ext, 422 or email
arlene.foltyn@staples.com
Benefit
Online Workshops from NYWired


What is it?
CCSNYS has partnered with NYWired for Education to offer online training
to its members in hundreds of topics ranging from Microsoft Office
applications to time management, leadership and advanced information
technology applications. Nonprofit Executives know the time and cost
associated with sending staff off-site for professional development
opportunities. Many times the cost does not yield a suitable return.
NYWired's online courses may be taken at anytime during the day, right
from your desk, and may be used to enhance current skils or develop new
ones (accounting and web development for example).


How Much Will it Cost Us?
$25 per course (50% off the retial price of $50) to provide resources for
employees, board and staff members who would like to advance their
techonology and business skills


How Can We Get This?
Please visit
http://www.uswired4ed.net/CCSNYS/
Benefit
Payroll Outsourcing


What is it?
If you are currently looking for a payroll company let ADP analyze your
needs and give you a quote. If you are with another payroll company the
conversion is simple, and a dedicated ADP representative works with your
organization to make sure that transition is smooth and easily understood
by your fiscal staff and all of your employees.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
ADP is now offering discounted rates to all CCSNYS member agencies.
CCSNYS Members receive discounts ranging from 20% to 30% on their
processing, the first month of service FREE and FREE W-2s.


How Can We Get This?
Jeff Belisle, District Manager, APD; email jeff_belisle@adp.com or call him
at (518) 464-7673.
Benefit
Retirment Plan


What is it?
403(b) offered to all employees. Organizations can contribute or allow their
employees to put away money on a pre-tax basis.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Free


How Can We Get This?
Harvey Bowks, Benefit Planning Services, p.518-449-9762 or email
info@benefitplanningservice.com
Benefit
Short Term Disability


What is it?
Negotiated group program for CCSNYS through National Benefit Life


How Can We Get This?
For a quote please call Peter Andrew at Council Services Plus at (800)
515-5012 ext. 125 or email pandrew@councilservicesplus.com
Benefit
Stanford Social Innovative Review (SSIR)


What is it?
This relatively new, but much heralded quarterly publication specializing in
current trends and dialogue in nonprofit management and governance
comes direct from Stanford University’ Graduate School of Business.
SSIR’s mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences
that will help those who do the important work of improving society do it
even better


How Much Will it Cost Us?
SSIR is offering CCSNYS Members 35% off the cover price of an annual
subscription. CCSNYS Members can enjoy four issues for only $32 (credit
card orders) or $37 (invoiced orders).


How Can We Get This?
Log onto www.ssireview.com/subscribe and enter the code “ccsnys”
Benefit
Strategic Planning Assistance


What is it?
Setting the course for the future is one of the key responsibilities of a board
of directors. CCSNYS' professional team can assist members at any stage
of the their strategic planning process. From short term advice,
consultation, and facilitation to extended consultation support including
committee staffing and document preparation, CCSNYS can help your
nonprofit successfully prepare for the future.


How Much Will it Cost Us?
Hourly rates start at $85


How Can We Get This?
Susan Weinrich (800) 515-5012 ext. 115; sweinrich@ccsnys.org
Benefit
Unemployment Savings Program


What is it?
We know that unemployment costs are on the rise. After researching
vendors and products, CCSNYS has chosen to endorse the First Nonprofit
Unemployment Savings Program, LLC to provide our members with a
turnkey solution to save money on their unemployment tax costs. First
Nonprofit Unemployment Savings Program, LLC has saved thousands of
dollars for our colleagues in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota.
First Nonprofit Companies has agreed to develop a free cost savings
analysis for each of our members. They’ll tell you how much money you will
save. And if you’re better off staying in the state tax system, they’ll tell you
that too! As an added benefit to CCSNYS members only, First Nonprofit
Companies will give you 20% off their one-time enrollment fee!


How Much Will it Cost Us?
CCSNYS Member receive free cost-savings analysis plus 20% off the FNP
one-time enrollment fee


How Can We Get This?
Cecilia Piazza, Unemployment Program Director, Fist Nonprofit
Companies, (800) 526-4352 or email piazza@firstnonprofit.com

				
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