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Nonprofit Retreat Week - Strengthening Communities Summit

Networking Opportunity for New York Nonprofits
Serving the Mid-Hudson Valley Region

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Foundation / Corporation

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Omega Institute

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Opportunity for New York nonprofit organizations located in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Columbia, Putnam, and Greene Counties to attend a networking event. Preference will be given to organizations working to improve the social, environmental, and economic welfare of the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

Omega Institute seeks to offer this retreat grant to organizations that can demonstrate their alignment with Omega, are poised to take advantage of networking opportunities, are actively addressing systemic inequality, and will make the best use of, and benefit most from, this opportunity. These tend to be organizations that have identified goals for themselves, such as strategic planning, cultivating leadership, and deepening staff commitment, and are prepared to work on them in a retreat setting.

Nonprofit Retreat Week at Omega:
The retreat takes place on Omega’s beautiful campus over the course of three days and two nights and includes: meeting space for three half-day sessions, simple accommodations, meals, and access to all campus amenities. Omega provides an opening gathering and opportunities for networking, including during mealtimes and breaks. Each organization designs its own retreat according to its needs and is eligible for a free, one-hour consultation with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) while on campus.

Selected organizations agree to:
-Plan and facilitate an organizational retreat that balances working with time to rest and strengthen relationships;
-Participate in Omega’s publicity and funding efforts, as requested (e.g. providing photos, quotes, mission descriptions, impact stories, or sharing information via email and/or social media);
-Join an orientation conference call prior to the Summit designed to support preparation as well as initial connections with other participating organizations;
-Share relevant information provided by Omega with participating individuals;
-Ensure each individual participant calls in to register;
-Participate in the entire Summit, including attending the opening;
-Be prepared to introduce organization and retreat goals to other participants;
-Meet with an Omega representative during Summit, if requested;
-Respond promptly to three requests for written evaluative feedback immediately following the retreat and twice in the following year at 6- and 12-month intervals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168456

Term of Contract:

The Strengthening Communities Summit takes place on Monday, May 27 through Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits serving the Mid-Hudson Valley region may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications are due January 28, 2019. Organizations will be notified of their acceptance by February 19, 2019.

For a free half-hour consultation on how best to complete the application, contact Doug Sauer.

Selected organizations are responsible for their own transportation costs and arrangements.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:

For an application consultation, contact:
Doug Sauer, NYCON Chief Executive Officer

For program questions:
Marta Szabo
845.266.4444, ext. 403

Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3252

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Columbia, Putnam, and Greene Counties)