NONPROFIT PARTNERS


2015 Celebration Fundraising Video

Youth INC canvasses and surveys nearly 100 nonprofit organizations every year out of NYC’s 1,500 youth-focused nonprofits to find strong potential partners. With our extended network of philanthropists and nonprofit professionals, we’re creating a nonprofit network that can meet New York’s needs without competing for elbow room. A donation to Youth INC serves all our 57 nonprofit partners and gives them the fulcrum to make their own dollars go farther. We work with our partners in four key ways.

CELEBRATION FUNDRAISING TRAINING PROGRAM

Our annual Celebration program teaches up to 15 nonprofit organizations to fundraise more effectively by pairing their executives and board members with Youth INC coaches. Over 100 Celebration partners have raised more than $16 million for the kids they serve through our annual gala, “A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids.”

BOARD ADVANCEMENT

Youth INC’s Board Advancement Program is devoted to raising the profile and performance of nonprofit organizations’ Boards of Directors. The 15-month program employs custom-tailored assessments, immersive consulting, and mentorship from board development professionals to strengthen their abilities as a nonprofit.

BRIDGEFUND

Since 2008, Youth INC has awarded more than 47 capacity-building grants to 26 nonprofits in excess of $2 million. BridgeFund grants are used to create long term operational capacity. Our grant-making profile is unique in its focus on grassroots, youth serving organizations, through a metrics-based grantee selection process that ensures a maximum return on our investment and support. Our 2015 grantees include:

METRICS

Youth INC’s Metrics Program helps organizations not only quantify their program measures, but also find sophisticated ways to qualify their impact. Over a 12 month period, partners will participate in a combination of in-person workshops, one-on-one coaching, technical assistance, and peer learning designed to build their evaluative capacity. Using cutting-edge social-emotional learning (SEL) research to underpin evaluation tools, partners learn how to weave these concepts into program design. Specifically, participants measure a core set of research-based SEL youth outcomes that are correlated with academic success, reduced risky behaviors, and increased thriving; and assess staff capacity to deliver effective youth development practices that promote positive outcomes.

ALUMNI

We are proud to show off our growing Alumni, which includes youth development organizations that have previously participated in one of our entry point programs. As a member of our growing network, our Alumni continue to receive access to board development, fundraising training, pro bono services, and conference discounts. With each new nonprofit partner we add, the exponential power of collaboration grows stronger for all.

Succession Planning Program

Our Succession Planning Program is intended for grassroots, youth-serving organizations led by founders or long-tenured executives. Over the course of the program, we work with the Executive Director/CEO, board, and staff to develop succession policies for long-term planning, emergency back-up plans for unforeseen crises, and identifying strategic priorities for organizational sustainability. In addition, organizations will use the lens of succession to analyze their financial sustainability, examine their internal leadership development culture, and build their board’s governance muscle. Through workshops, coaching calls, and peer to peer learning opportunities, the program cultivates a tactical and supportive environment for succession, demystifying the process and establishing an intentional path towards organizational legacy. 2016 participants:

Service Enterprise Initiative

Youth INC and NYC Service have partnered together to promote, encourage and provide opportunities for New York City residents to engage in volunteer service within the city. Through this unique collaboration, Youth INC provides affiliated nonprofit partners with a capacity building service that emphasizes leveraging volunteer service on all levels of the organization. Using a comprehensive model developed and led by national service organization Points of Light (POL), the direct service model incorporates a three prong approach: Training, Coaching and Certification. The ultimate goal of the model leads to the distinction of being identified as a Certified Service Enterprise Organization. 2017 participants:

Youth Leadership Councils

Our Succession Planning Program is intended for grassroots, youth-serving organizations led by founders or long-tenured executives. Over the course of the program, we work with the Executive Director/CEO, board, and staff to develop succession policies for long-term planning, emergency back-up plans for unforeseen crises, and identifying strategic priorities for organizational sustainability. In addition, organizations will use the lens of succession to analyze their financial sustainability, examine their internal leadership development culture, and build their board’s governance muscle. Through workshops, coaching calls, and peer to peer learning opportunities, the program cultivates a tactical and supportive environment for succession, demystifying the process and establishing an intentional path towards organizational legacy. 2016 participants: