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charitySTRONG's February Newsletter

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charitySTRONG Latest News - February 2, 2017

charitySTRONG Achieves First Board Match

charitySTRONG is excited to announce our first nonprofit board match. Through participation in charitySTRONG's onBOARD program, Susan Koch, Vice President and Commercial Lines Manager at KeyBank, has recently joined the board of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. “For someone interested in board service, charitySTRONG helped me find a nonprofit organization that was not only aligned with my interests and values, but also right for me on other levels,” said Susan. “charitySTRONG helped me find that perfect fit.”

Buffalo Business Firstfeatured charitySTRONG's milestone in a recent article. Click here to read more about how Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village used onBOARD to find a community-oriented candidate with marketing skills and how Susan found a meaningful cause to support.

“It was a very good board, but still a bit of a founding board. We’ve been growing the depth of the board, adding people with different skill sets and making it more diverse.”

—Herbert Schmidt III, Executive Director of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, on his reasons for joining charitySTRONG

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Supports charitySTRONG

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation has made an important commitment to nonprofit board development in Western New York through a three-year grant to charitySTRONG. The grant will be dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations in the Greater Buffalo and Rochester areas identify new board members who can help advance their missions and providing governance education to prospective and current directors. "We look forward to expanding our services throughout the region," noted Laura Klein, charitySTRONG's Executive Director. "This funding is critical to our efforts to establish a presence and work in a hands-on way with organizations and candidates in these communities."

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charitySTRONG Board Member Profile, Jason Lilien

Jason Lilien, Esq., charitySTRONG's new Board Chair, has extensive experience working with nonprofits on governance and compliance matters. A former Chief of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Lilien now co-chairs the Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice at the law firm Loeb & Loeb.

Lilien was principal author of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, which spearheaded the most comprehensive reform of New York’s nonprofit laws since they were enacted in the 1960s. In 2012, he drafted best practices for cause marketing that were adopted by some of the country’s most prominent charities and have since become a national model.

Lilien has served as a member of numerous boards, including the National Association of State Charity Officials. A lifelong New Yorker, he was instrumental in the formation of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and was active in establishing the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the state-city agency charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.

In discussing the reasons for launching charitySTRONG, Lilien commented, "Our state is home to 102,000 nonprofit organizations that employ 1.25 million workers and generate $262 billion in annual revenue.The value of our nonprofit sector cannot be overstated. This is why it is critical that nonprofits have the resources they need to carry out their missions with maximum effectiveness.”

Featured Board Positions
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility–New York City
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc.
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145 candidates are looking for board positions; 110 organizations are seeking board members; 45 board opportunities can be viewed at onBOARD.
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