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charitySTRONG is a program of Governance Matters, Inc., an affiliate of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON).

NYCON has a rich history of supporting and strengthening the Empire State’s nonprofit community through a service continuum that delivers high-quality, practical and affordable solutions. For members and the broader nonprofit community, NYCON offers practical and trusted guidance and education, quality and cost-saving group purchasing programs, policy advocacy that matters, relevant, timely information and more. 

Click here for more information on NYCON and to become a member.

NYCON is also the corporate parent of a family of nonprofit services that includes Council Services Plus, Inc. (CS Plus), Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc. (ICI), and Governance Matters, Inc.

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A full-service insurance brokerage dedicated exclusively to serving small-to-medium sized nonprofit organizations. With a focus on both liability policies and group employee benefits, Council Services Plus has helped thousands of nonprofits mitigate risk and develop competitive benefits packages for their staff, no matter their size. Knowledgeable account managers on staff are friendly and responsive, and the policy rates are some of the best in the marketplace. NYCON members have access to an exclusive Directors and Officers Liability insurance package with highly competitive rates – one of their most popular insurance products! 


Small or emerging nonprofits often require a lot of support before they can operate at full capacity. This is especially true in the areas of fiscal management, financial systems building, and human resources. Many emerging nonprofits come to us when they have yet to achieve their 501(c)(3) status, looking for fiscal sponsorship or structural support. Operations with limited resources often need a place to safely harbor large grant funds and someone to help ensure that all of the necessary fiscal compliance activities are occurring. If this sounds like something your organization needs to help get your operations off the ground, Innovative Charitable Initiatives can be the wind in your sails.

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Cultivating an effective, responsive board of directors is a challenge for many nonprofits. Finding diverse board members with the right skills and a passion for the mission can feel like searching in the dark. Maintaining engagement and creating an environment for learning and growth can be feel daunting. Ensuring that board bylaws are comprehensive, clear and compliant can feel tedious. Inspiring board members to action and giving can feel uncomfortable. 

All of that can change. Governance Matters is your comprehensive board solution providing a full continuum of recruitment, education and development services. High-touch, personalized board placements, the charitySTRONG digital board matching platform, a team of board trainers and facilitators, and knowledgeable nonprofit attorneys are now all accessible to you through Governance Matters.

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 Phone: (646) 861-3602
 Email: info@charitystrong.org