Networking with Peers
When surveyed about what they value most in their COAE membership, the most common response is "the networking." No one understands the challenges of a CEO like another CEO. The Council offers access to peers in other fields of service with varying backgrounds, tenure, agency types and sizes, etc. Whatever the issue, one of our members has experience with it.
Council Meetings (COVID19 Update: Until further notice, all meetings are being held virtually)
Council meetings are generally the second Thursday of the month, alternating between breakfast and noon. The first 15 minutes are for informal networking, followed by a program featuring a community leader or expert regarding issues of the day. There is always time for questions and comments. Programs usually feature experts in fields related to nonprofit leadership, issues in the community, or similar topics to help leaders.
Membership with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON)
All members of the Council receive a complimentary membership with NYCON which offers a wide range of services including trainings, discounts at select vendors, management and consulting services, and more! For details, visit their web site at http://www.nycon.org Each Council member, including staff should create their own login to access NYCON programs.
A Member Directory is available on the website containing contact information for Council members. Members are encouraged to connect, learn from each other, and collaborate.
Affinity Networking Groups
These are special interest groups for members and staff that are an added benefit of membership. Members and staff may request notifications of upcoming meetings.
- HR Group (meets 2x/month; the first Monday at 2pm plus another date that floats)
- CFO Group (meets quarterly)
- COO Group (meets most months on the 4th Friday at 8:30)
- Compliance Officers (meets quarterly)
For CEOs/EDs Only:
- Smaller Org ED Group (meets 1st & 3rd Fridays at 8:30)
- Newer Executive Directors (meets most months in the late afternoon)