The following organizations provide expertise, resources and guidance in promoting responsible philanthropy in New York:
The BBB Foundation creates and implements special educational programs and investigative projects on consumer and philanthropic issues.
The New York Philanthropic Advisory Service (NYPAS), the core program of the Education & Research Foundation, promotes accountability for local charities, helps establish confidence in the sector, and encourages charitable giving in New York by reviewing charities against its Standards; providing educational materials to charities, boards, and donors; and holding seminars for charities and boards in areas of board development, governance issues, and organizational management.
NYPAS also produces and distributes reliable and easy-to-read reviews of whether or not specific charities meet the BBB Standards. Reviews are available via the website, and through its annual publication, the New York Giving Guide.
BBB of Metropolitan New York Inc.
30 East 33rd St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
The Asian American Federation of New York is a nonprofit leadership organization that works collaboratively to meet the critical needs of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area.
The Federation strengthens community-based health and social services capacity by supporting its 35 member agencies and other grassroots organizations; amplifies the Asian American civic voice by defining, analyzing, and advocating for policies to address key community issues; and encourages strategic, high-impact philanthropy within the Asian American community by increasing opportunities for connecting time, talent and financial resources with pressing community needs.
Asian American Federation of New York
120 Wall Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. (NPCC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1984 to help nonprofits meet common challenges and problems, to serve as a meeting ground, and to strengthen the nonprofit sector as a whole.
NPCC has over 1,300 members in the New York metropolitan area.
It publishes a monthly newsletter, New York Nonprofits, offers workshops and roundtables on management issues, provides low-cost vendor services, convenes a monthly Government Relations Committee providing a watchful eye over government and legislative issues affecting the sector, and maintains a website with writings on matters pertaining to operating a nonprofit.
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
1350 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, New York 10018
Value to Members * Value to Philanthropy * Value to Society
Philanthropy New York is a membership organization for public and private grantmakers-from small family and community foundations to corporate and financial services giants-in the New York metropolitan region.
Created as a non-profit organization in 1979 by New York City-based foundations, Philanthropy New York exists to strengthen the capacity of grantmaking organizations to fulfill their respective missions to serve the public good.
Philanthropy New York
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1805
New York, NY 10018
The Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc. (CCSNYS) is a membership-based, mission-driven, statewide association of over 1100 diverse charitable nonprofit organizations in New York.
CCSNYS provides a robust training and education component, comprised primarily of on-staff nonprofit experts; one-on-one technical assistance on board governance, financial issues, fund development issues, strategic planning, marketing, executive leadership and more.
Lawyers on staff help members with legal questions, personnel policies, bylaw development and review, contract negotiation and more. CCSNYS offers group purchasing programs and participates in special initiatives to increase the visibility, productivity and effectiveness of members.
CCSNYS has also developed an Internet-based data center, ChooseYourCharity.com dedicated to accountability in the nonprofit sector and donor education. CCSNYS also provides access to employee benefits, insurance information and risk management expertise through their wholly-owned subsidiary Council Services Plus.
Main Office: 272 Broadway
Albany NY, 12204