Thursday & Friday October 10-11, 2013 ~ Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, Albany, NY
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Agenda & Workshop Descriptions

Thursday, October 10

Registration & Light Breakfast   9:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks 9:30 - 9:45am

Plenary I: The Evolving NY Nonprofit 9:45 - 11:00am
                    Speakers include:  
Fran Barrett, NYS Governor's Nonprofit Liaison
                                                  Karin Kunstler Goldman, NYS Attorney General's Office
                                                  Joseph Galante, NYS Comptroller's Office
     Anita Pelletier, Nixon Peabody
                                                  Yvonne Harrison, SUNY Albany Rockefeller College

Workshop I 11:15 - 12:30pm

  • Integrating Healthy Food Systems
  • Mission-Related Real Estate-the Nonprofit Owner
  • Finance Essentials for the Executive Director

Luncheon:     Annual Meeting 12:45pm - 2:00pm
                    Honoring Leaders and Changemakers
                    Leadership Award to
                    William F. Allen, Director of the Neighborhood & Rural Preservation Program, NYS Homes & Community Renewal                     Luis Arce Success Award to the late Gail Webster, formerly of Hudson River Housing                   

Plenary II: Neighborhood Recovery in a Post Disaster Environment  2:15pm –3:30pm

Workshop II 3:45 - 5:00pm

  • Partnering with Anchor Institutions
  • Making a Difference for Small Business & Job Creation
  • Mixed Uses, Income & Vitality

Networking Dinner-On Your Own

Friday October 11

Registration & Light Breakfast 9:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks 9:30 - 9:45am

Workshop III 9:45 - 11:00am

  • Revitalization Through Environmental Planning
  • Making Energy Efficiency Work For You
  • Investing in Our Youth

Workshop IV 11:15 - 12:30pm

  • Untangling Insurance
  • Understanding the Community Data Needs

Luncheon Plenary:     Live Work Play 12:45 - 2:00pm

Friday Post Conference Roundtable:
Setting the NPCNYS's strategic goals and legislative agenda.  The Future of the Neighborhood Preservation Program 2:30 - 5:00pm

Workshop Descriptions

Thursday, Workshop I 11:15 - 12:30am 

Integrating Healthy Food Systems

Food deserts and access to healthier foods are challenging in low-income communities. In this session, presenters will discuss strategies to incorporate both integrating healthy food systems into organizational programming as well as creating healthy food options in food deserts.   
George Moses, North East Area Development
Laura Kelly, Old First Ward


Mission-Related Real-Estate-The Nonprofit Owner

How owning/operating real estate presents mission-related strategic choices, opportunities, and challenges, especially in today's tough economic environment.  Dialogue will include co-location, sharing space and the impact you have in the community as an urban neighbor.   

Prof. James Hagy, New York Law School
Patrick Madden, Esq, Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program


Finance Essentials for the Executive Director

Which financial reports are you providing to your board for every board meeting?  How comfortable are you with a board-level finance committee conversation about your organization's finances? Can you give your board an analysis on your actual-to-budget, profit & loss, or balance sheet?  Do you understand the role of each?  How sure are you about those cash flow projections?  Are your reserves nonexistent?  Do you know which of your programs is profitable and why? This session will help you answer these questions and more. 

Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions LLC


Thursday, Workshop II  3:45 - 5:00pm 

Partnering With Anchor Institutions

Relationships take work.  Partnering with anchor institutions, such as university, hospitals, cultural and art centers are integral to achieve community development goals. Learn about unique partnerships.  
Arlene Way, Arbor Hill Development
Prof. Corianne Scally, SUNY Albany


Making a Difference for Small Business and Job Creation

Two perspectives on the connection between the work of community development and affordable housing nonprofits and the small businesses located in your communities.  Astella Development has a multi-layered economic improvement approach and will discuss their initiatives and partnerships with small businesses and their potential employees. Also, earn about the connection of NYS's policy's for  Minority & Women Owned Businesses as well as the regulatory requirements and goals for MWBE and Section 3.

Judi Orlando, Astella Development
Margaret Aldrich, NYS Homes & Community Renewal

Mixed Uses, Income & Vitality

Mixed-use, mixed-income development is an essential way to bring vibrancy as well as economic and fiscal strength to communities across NY– but it remains challenging to implement.  A variety of obstacles tends to get int the way: zoning, uncertain financing, and nimbyism are just a few.   How have mixed-use, mixed-income projects been developed in NYS?  Case studies will be discussed in this session.

Ed Murphy, Hudson River Housing


Friday, Workshop I  9:45 - 11:00am 

Revitalization through Environmental Planning

Great discussion on the process and impact of two important tools available to communities in NY- the US Environmental Planning Grant (technical assistance to pursue sustainable growth and encourage economic development) and Brownfield redevelopment (land reuse while improving community health).  
John Murphy, Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Service
Don Miles, NYS Department of Health
Cathe Bullwinkle, Oneida County Health Department


Making Energy Efficiency Work For You

Energy efficiency programs and conservation for affordable housing.  The impact of benchmarking.  
Ed Connelly, New Ecology 


Investing in Our Youth

From after-school programs to youth builders.  Learn about different strategies and approaches the affordable housing and community development sector can adopt to further engage and educate the youth in our communities.    
Mike Jacobson, Capital District Habitat for Humanity
CEO Youthbuild
Judy Hartley, Afterschool Works! New York


Friday, Workshop II  11:15am - 12:30pm 

Untangling Insurance

Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, General Liability, Building Inspectors... and we can go on and on. Join this session to learn about the insurances your nonprofit needs and how to determine which is most appropriate for you.  
Justin Riccio, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Analyzing Community Data

Housing and community data helps the nonprofits make sense of many of the factors that shape the way communities develop. Collecting and analyzing this data is therefore a useful step in understanding housing conditions and developing solutions.  In addition, this data helps tell your communities story to funders, grantmakers, and stakeholders.    
Paula Gilbert, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State