Individual Support and Coaching
New York Foundation partners with two capacity building providers that are available to help you upon request—Community Resource Exchange and Lawyers Alliance for New York. In both cases, simply contact the providers directly to initiate a conversation about what your organization is seeking assistance with, and how they may potentially help.
Community Resource Exchange
Through consulting, peer-based learning, training, and coaching, Community Resource Exchange focuses on the foundations of organizational success: effective leadership, high performing staff, financial stability, and impactful programs. Central to its approach is its commitment to advance racial equity and integrate a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens within all its offerings.
Reach out to Community Resource Exchange if you’re looking to:
- Integrate a racial equity lens into your organization’s practices, culture, and policies.
- Build a board that is engaged and clear on responsibilities.
- Increase base of members and membership involvement.
- Engage your board and staff in designing a realistic three to five-year strategic plan.
- Develop your executive leadership skills.
Lawyers Alliance for New York
Lawyers Alliance for New York provides legal services to nonprofits that are working to improve the quality of life in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods. A pro bono organization, it focuses exclusively on the legal needs of nonprofits, by providing legal representation services, brief consultations, and education on legal issues.
Reach out to Lawyers Alliance for New York if you’re looking for legal support to:
- Draft and review contracts to receive or provide services, or borrow or lend funds.
- Structure relationships between affiliated organizations.
- Negotiate and renegotiate leases, subleases, and office renovations, as nonprofits revisit their facilities’ needs.
- Acquire or sell real estate.
- Draft policies and documents required by regulators.
- Address employment and human resources issues such as hiring, employee benefits, furloughs, and/or termination issues, including changes prompted by the pandemic, and remote work.
- Conduct anti-harassment trainings.
- Incorporate and apply for tax exempt status.
- Structure fiscal sponsorship relationship.
- Develop and adopt bylaws, conflict of interest policies, or other governance procedures.
- Review fundraising and corporate sponsorship agreements.
- Comply with federal tax-exempt organizations law.
- Meet state and local reporting requirements.
- Understand the legal framework of engaging in voter participation activities.