The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Thank You  for being a NYCON Member in 2015. 

Between the Nonprofit Revitalization Act and the New York State Grants Gateway, ongoing governance and best practice challenges, compliance and public policy issues, along with the complexities of fundraising, marketing and branding themselves in a social media world, nonprofits were dealing with a dynamic landscape last year.

NYCON was there every step of the way working with our members, educating elected officials, working with our partners inside the legislature and informing our members on these initiatives and how to best implement mandated changes in their organizations. We don’t see any of this slowing down anytime soon.

While all of that was happening, we’ve also spent last year working to deliver free Lunch & Learn webinars to over 2,000 members’ staff and board, providing Employee Benefits and Organizational Insurance to over 600 nonprofits and providing one-on-one consulting and technical assistance to over 300 members!

No matter the size of your nonprofit, we want to help you get the most for your membership next year. To make sure that happens we are excited to bring you the following:

  • Credit Card Merchant Services  Introducing our latest member benefit from Dharma Merchant ServicesIntroducing our latest member benefit from Dharma Merchant Services. NYCON members receive exclusive discounted rates and the ability to accept credit card payments in person, online, and with your smartphone/tablet devices, all through one account.

  • Job Board Posting Your membership at NYCON offers you a free job posting board. We want to be one more affordable option to help you get your openings out to as many nonprofit and community-minded people as possible.

  • Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Remedial Action Guide to Compliance NYCON knows that the nuances of the new law can be confusing – and that figuring out your next steps can be daunting. To help our members, NYCON has published a Remedial Action Guide for Compliance and include one (1) hour of legal consultation in addition to the publication. (Cost: $300)

  • Membership Access NYCON is pleased to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Grantstation by offering a discount on Grantstation Membership which gets you full access to their website for only $75! That's about 88% off the regular price of $699.

  • Fundraising Workshops on Demand, from Network for Good Fundraising Fundamentals Trainings from Network for Good are free to NYCON Members only! These are offered to other nonprofits for $360 per year. 

New programs and services (including support for a New York State Day of Giving!) are sure to be added throughout the year. Of course, members still receive discounts on events like Camp Finance and the "Being a Successful Executive Director Retreat" as well as access to our one-on-one consulting & technical assistance and free phone consultations with NYCON staff.

Renewing your membership is easy.

  • Click here to Renew via Paper Application. Please send a check and an updated board member list to us with the application enclosed. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Membership Department via email or call Valerie at 1 (800) 515-5012 extension 121 or Andrew at 1 (607) 436-3124. Once again, thank you for all that you do for your community and for the nonprofit sector. We look forward to working with you again in 2016.

Valerie Venezia
Vice President of Membership & Marketing      
1 (800) 515-5012 ext. 121


Renewal Resources:

NYCON has transitioned to a new database! While the interface will look different, you can still log in and renew online.


Thanks again from your Membership Team:

Valerie Venezia, Vice President of Membership & Marketing
 who loves to spend all her free time baking, taking care of Lincoln the "Membership Mascot" and running, of course.


Andrew Marietta, Manager of Central New York Office
who loves "collecting" and his cell phones. Winner of Ugly Sweater Contests by accident.


NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.