Brooklyn Accelerator News: Register for Fall Workshops

September 30, 2016

Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward

News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Upcoming Workshops 

Register Now: Racial Justice Training 

Our free full-day Advancing Racial Justice for Nonprofit Leaders training returns this fall on Thursday, November 17, facilitated by national experts Cynthia Silva Parker and Nyantara Sen. 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use language and analysis of institutional and structural racism 
  • Build buy-in for the importance of addressing racism in your organization
  • Identify elements needed to make an effective case for addressing racism 
  • Understand how to use racial equity primes, tools and protocols 
  • Consult racial equity resources to identify tools and protocols to use 
  • Connect with a network of nonprofit leaders who are addressing racial justice
  • Develop action steps for operationalizing racial equity in your organization

Nonprofits that wish to participate will be required to send two representatives, either senior staff or Board members. Space is limited, registration is required. 

Details and Registration

» ED Connection: Recruiting Executive Directors

Join our networking and support groups for nonprofit leaders. Groups meet monthly at our offices in Crown Heights to discuss the unique challenges and issues facing executive directors.

Sign up to be notified of future meetings

» For Our Grantees: Capacity Building Workshops

We are pleased to offer Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees access to a series of workshops held throughout the year by the New York Capacity Building Collaborative. Upcoming sessions include "Fun with Financials QuickBooks Webinars" and "Direct Action Campaigning."

Learn More

Watch: "Children, Not Criminals: Rethinking School Discipline" 

Thank you to the over 200 audience members who joined us for our inspiring conversation on school discipline, school pushout, and restorative justice last Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, presented in partnership with the Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The panel was moderated by Foundation President Cecilia Clarke and featured national restorative justice expert Fania Davis, author and advocate Monique Morris, restorative justice director Ashley Ellis and her two students Richelle Greenidge and Deja Tyson.

Watch the full conversation here


Open Society Foundations is now accepting applications for its Soros Justice Fellowship for outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. Fellows receive funding from $58,700–$110,250. Applications are due October 12.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. With a cash award of $2 million, the prize is the largest humanitarian award in the world. To be eligible, nominees must be an established nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organization; have been legally established for at least five years; and have audited financial statements and an operating budget greater than $750,000. Nominations will be accepting through October 15.

Partnership for Parks makes small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks. Apply for funding by October 1 on the PFP website.

Brooklyn Arts Council invites individual artists, collectives, and small nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2017. Applications for Community Arts Grants are due September 30. 


Columbia Business School offers two programs in social enterprise for nonprofit executives in early 2017. Apply for the one-week Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals by October 28. 

Mark your calendar for the New York City Youth Summit for Restorative Justice at The James Baldwin School, November 4-5. Join young leaders and restorative practitioners from around the city for a series of panels, presentations and workshops. For more information, visit Restorative Justice Initiative's website. 

#DACA-Squad is a new initiative from Atlas DIY to help unlock access to legal support for New York City's immigrants. Atlas is training nine members to assist individuals with citizenship, adjustment of status, employment authorization, and DACA applications, as well as screen candidates who may be eligible for immigration assistance. If your organization is interested in having these services at your location, as well as materials to spread the word, fill out this brief survey. Email Coordinator Natasha Lee for more information.

Around Brooklyn 

Brooklyn artists, join 651 ARTS for Home in the Time of Brooklyn, a community think-tank centering on the voices of artists ages 25-40, to interrogate the question: How do we collectively cultivate a home for Brooklyn-made artists of African descent? RSVP to Sydnie Mosley by October 6 to reserve your space in the first session on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-8:30pm at the Actor’s Fund Art Center.

Exit 9 Gift Emporium seeks nonprofit recipients and business contributors to participate in their Tuesdays for Good program. 5% of all sales from each Tuesday will be donated to a selected organization. In addition, if a customer mentions the nonprofit at checkout, then he or she will receive a 5% discount on their entire purchase. Visit the Exit 9 website for further details. 

Employment Listings

Executive & Operations 

Executive Director - North Star Fund

Executive Director - Willie May Rock Camp for Girls

Deputy Director - Arab American Association of New York

Director of Finance - Brooklyn Museum 

Finance and Contracts Manager - Red Hook Initiative

Development & Communications

Development & Communications Manager - Neighbors Together

Development Associate - St. John's Bread and Life

Development Associate, Institutional Giving - Ifetayo Cultural Arts Acadmey

Programs & Services

Program Officer (Youth, Opportunity, Learning) - Ford Foundation

Coorectional Services Librarian - Brooklyn Public Library

Program Coordinator - Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Brownsville Community Coordinator - SCO Family of Services

Digital Strategist - New York Communities for Change 

Director of Community Development - Cypress Hills Local Development Corp

Deputy Director of Programs - Noel Pointer Foundation 



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