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A business plan is a crucial tool for nonprofits of all sizes. It sets out the strategic goals of the organization along with cohesive financial, marketing, and operational plans that together demonstrate the organization’s ability to meet those goals. Business planning is no longer limited to the largest nonprofit organizations, as small and medium nonprofits adopt this planning process to better plan for long-term sustainability. Join us for this special presentation and learn how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission, strategy, resources, and performance. Come benefit from the joint experiences of our panelists.
Get a certificated as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and improve your chances of getting on upcoming transportation projects. Learn if your company qualifies for the DBE program by attending any one of these session hosted by the USDOT Small Business Resource Center
Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for a behind-the-scenes look at habitat dioramas. Find out more about the Museum’s most popular dioramas, which depict real locations from around the world based on meticulous onsite observations by scientists and artists, and make your own replica to take home. Materials are included.
Categories: Arts, Programs
Over the past 30 years, scientists have learned that dark matter and dark energy, both poorly understood, comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the fate of the universe. Astrophysicist Jeremiah Ostriker tells the story of how the evidence for the so-called “Lambda-Cold Dark Matter” model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists. Book signing will follow.
Categories: Museums, Programs
Crowdfunding can help increase the pool of individual donors for your project or organization. It is a trend in giving that has seen great growth in recent years. For those new to setting up a campaign on crowdfunding sites, we've asked our guest speakers to explain how to create, manage, and run a crowdfunding campaign. Our presenters will discuss video production and social media video tips, choosing the right crowdfunding platform for the type of project, and lessons learned from previous local nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns.
Join us for this exciting gathering of workers, organizers, advocates, scholars, candidates, and elected officials dedicated to building a more progressive New York City in 2013.
Celebrate the holiday with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour, complete with open bar, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and hors d’oeuvres, along with the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then, join one of our astronomers in the Planetarium for a view of the night sky. Sit back, hold hands, and enjoy some of the greatest romance stories of all time.
Categories: Museums, Programs
Key Course Objectives: Students will learn how to: Develop and deploy a maintenance schedule and plan Operate and monitor Energy Management Systems Identify and mitigate health and safety issues Eliminate energy and water waste Identify energy saving upgrades Upon Completion Of This Course Students Will Be Able To: Prevent costly maintenance problems Resolve tenant complaints Run more efficient buildings Who Should Take This Course: This course is right for you if you are: Building Superintendent Building Management or Operations Staff
Multi-Family Energy-Efficient Building Operator Course Building staff make operations and maintenance (O&M) decisions daily that directly affect the comfort and safety of residents and the building's energy costs. This 6 half-day course sponsored by the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) and the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) helps personnel eliminate the guesswork from managing building performance for energy efficiency. Even the most experienced building operators and facility managers will learn new best practices that will yield immediate benefits and real cost savings from modules such as: preventive maintenance, water conservation, heating system operation, and controls. This course is facilitated by industry- leading instructors who bring years of real world professional experience to the classroom. Parts of this course will take place in AEA's state-of-the-art heating and cooling lab, where students will get practical hands on training with common building systems.