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2019 NYC Good Governance Summer Academy Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 NYC Good Governance Summer Academy.

Applications are due by Friday, May 31. 

The NYC Good Governance Summer Academy provides nonprofit executives with the knowledge and resources to improve their board governance practices, as well as strengthens networks of support among nonprofit leadership in NYC. Trainings are facilitated by members of the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition, led by NYC Service.

Please note the Summer Academy is intended for currently existing 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and nonprofit executives with introductory knowledge of governance best practices.

Preference will be given to organizations that commit the attendance of both the ED/CEO and a board member at all trainings. EDs/CEOs and board members must each submit separate applications.

We strongly encourage that at most two board members alternate between trainings.


Applicants to the NYC Good Governance Summer Academy will be notified by Friday, J
une 21.

If you have any inquiries, please email boardgovernance@cityhall.nyc.gov
Contact and Background Information: 
8. Is your organization a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (please note this program is intended for currently existing 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations)? *This question is required.
9. What boroughs does your organization service? (Select all that apply) *This question is required.
10. How many years has your organization been in existence?  *This question is required.
11. What is your organization's annual operating budget? *This question is required.
13. How did you hear about this opportunity?  *This question is required.
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Training Information: 
14. Please confirm which training dates you can attend. Please note that preference will be given to organizations that commit the attendance of both the ED/CEO and a board member at all trainings. We strongly encourage that at most two board members alternate between trainings.

Trainings will be held from 9:30am-12:30pm. 
 
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15. Please indicate your level of knowledge/experience regarding:  *This question is required.
Space Cell Minimal to noneBasicIntermediateAdvancedExpert
The board’s fiduciary and legal duties
The board’s key roles and responsibilities
How to promote a “culture of philanthropy” in the boardroom and contribute to fundraising efforts
How to evaluate and update the organization’s board and staff structure to effectively meet goals
Best practices related to board recruitment, engagement, assessment, and recognition
How to advance board diversity, equity, and inclusion
The main components for good financial governance
Key financial compliance requirements for nonprofits
Best practices related to the board’s fiscal accountability structure and internal controls
The core components of a strategic plan
How to conduct an internal and external assessment of the organization, create goals and strategies, and effectively track performance and results
How to create or update a strategic plan or establish strategic priorities
16. How would you rate your overall level of knowledge/experience of nonprofit governance?  *This question is required.
17. Please indicate how well your organization conducts the following practices:  *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allPoorlyAverageAbove averageExcellent
Informing/training board members on their fiduciary duties and key roles and responsibilities
Establishing an effective board and staff structure and conducting board assessments to create actionable board improvement plans
Implementing an effective fiscal accountability structure and ensuring organizational financial health and compliance
Setting and reviewing strategic plans and/or strategic priorities
19. Have you attended board governance trainings in the past?  *This question is required.