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CCSNYS can work with all New York State nonprofits but only members get our discounted rates and benefits!

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Technical Assistance Questions?
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The Only State Association of Nonprofits in New York
Shelters. Child Care Centers. Museums. All Nonprofits. All CCSNYS Members. All these nonprofits have something in common. They need to do more, to do better, with less. CCSNYS provides unparalleled membership benefits, education, conferences, technical assistance, special programs and unprecedented discounts. Our unique staff-based model of technical assistance and internally controlled member benefits assures you that we truly are your “one-stop-shop”. CCSNYS is located in five offices throughout the state, we have helped thousands of organizations of all types to fulfill their mission.

Comprehensive Capacity Buidling & Governance Services
We don’t refer you somewhere else. Our on-staff nonprofit experts can help you with any question you can imagine. CCSNYS members have free phone access to our lawyers, fiscal specialists, governance experts, fundraising specialists, insurance and risk management expertise and much more. On-site assistance is available at an affordable member rate with special programs available in various regions to help subsidize the cost of capacity building services.

One-Stop-Shop for Savings & Service
We save you money and time. You may not have time to shop around for the best prices on the things you know you have to buy. You’re busy making an impact. It’s our mission to give you quality products and services that make your job easier. From solutions like office supplies to payroll outsourcing, to conference call and web conferencing services, discounted publications, fundraising software, online training and grant announcements, we’ve got that and more! Our membership staff throughout the state is ready to help you with any question, and they are easily accessible via phone or email!

Employee Benefits, Insurance & Risk Management Solutions
We help protect your organization and your employees. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is about saving money on health insurance. By working with CCSNYS and our own insurance subsidiary, Council Services Plus, you get access to insurance and employee benefit knowledge specific to nonprofits. We help many members save time and even dollars on their benefit options. We’ve also assisted organizations with benefits they didn’t think they could afford like dental insurance, life insurance and retirement options. Members can also access our organizational insurance benefits like Directors & Officers Insurance, General Liability Insurance, Auto Insurance and more.

Education, Information & Advocacy
We keep you “in the know”. Our members get regular email updates on all new member benefits, events, conferences and general nonprofit news. Our regularly held “Build A Better Nonprofit Training Series” is held throughout the state. These affordable three-hour workshops are geared to providing real-world tools you can use the next day! Our annual financial management conference, Camp Finance, brings together the foremost thinkers of our time to discuss nonprofit finance, accountability, entrepreneurial ventures and more. Our Executive Director Retreat is just the thing for new leaders taking on their first Executive role. We know our nonprofit world is constantly changing, so our new website will be updated daily with the latest benefits, events, news and regulatory information!

Innovative Programs & Partnerships
Expect the unexpected.  From a special partnership with the New York State Society of CPAs to form a board matching program designed to promote fiscal expertise, and specifically CPA board involvement, to a collaboration with the New York Nonprofit Press to publish Standards for Common SenseA Practical Guide to Nonprofit Standards, to the development of a new Entrepreneurial curriculum for nonprofits seeking to diversify their revenue, you can rest assured that there is always something new at CCSNYS. We are always exploring new benefits and new ways to serve our members. 

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