NYN Media's Webinar Series: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on your Nonprofit

April 23, 2020  
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Event Description
NYN Media’s Webinar Series puts together top nonprofit leaders and government officials to address these questions. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic moves around the New York and across communities, nonprofit organizations are doing their best to ensure safe operations while still carrying out their missions—and, in many cases, increasing their workload. So many people rely on the services that nonprofits provide to New York communities, especially in times of crisis. Hear from leaders on how they are managing the impact of COVID-19.

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Ariel Zwang
CEO, Safe Horizon
Ariel Zwang has been the CEO of Safe Horizon since 2008. Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading provider of services to victims of crime and abuse. Each year it provides support to hundreds of thousands of people who have endured domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and many other forms of violence. Ariel was previously the executive director of New York Cares, which, under her leadership, became the city’s largest volunteer organization, deploying 40,000 volunteers annually. She was appointed a White House Fellow from 1999-2000 by President Bill Clinton. Ariel’s previous experience includes serving as a vice president of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation in the South Bronx, and as special assistant to the Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education. Ariel began her career at Morgan Stanley and the Boston Consulting Group. She is a board member of the Human Services Council of New York and a former board member of the Points of Light Foundation. Ariel received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
Wayne Ho
President & CEO, Chinese-American Planning Council
Wayne Ho is the President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency. He is responsible for leading this 55-year-old organization that promotes social and economic empowerment of over 60,000 Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income New Yorkers each year. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members. Previously, Wayne served as Chief Strategy and Program Officer for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), an association of 200 community and faith-based member agencies aiming to promote upward mobility of underserved New Yorkers, and was the Executive Director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization, from 2004-2013. He has been recognized by the City and State in the inaugural Nonprofit Power 50 cohort in 2018 and as a 40 Under 40 New York City Rising Star in 2014 and was one of 10 leaders invited to meet with President Obama during the White House’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration in 2011. Wayne serves on numerous boards, including the board of Coro New York Leadership Center and Partnership for After School Education, and is appointed to several New York City and State advisory boards. Wayne received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Bill Baccaglini
President & CEO, New York Foundling
As President and CEO, Bill has overseen the expansion of The Foundling, reduced the charity’s operating deficit by $7.5 million, implemented policies and procedures that have resulted in the organization securing national accreditation and expanded the charity’s foster boarding and prevention programs. He has led the push towards Evidenced-Based Practices in The Foundling’s programs, increasing the effectiveness of service delivery for the people we serve, and enhancing The Foundling’s role as an industry leader. Prior to coming to The Foundling Bill spent more than twenty years in New York State government, developing programs and policies directly impacting children, youth and families. He was instrumental in the creation of the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) in Albany, where later he served as Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development. In this role, he oversaw the agency development of a new model for funding foster care services in New York State and led the agency’s initiative to expand mental health services in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Bill holds Master Degrees from both the State University of New York at Albany and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Brockport.
Ethan Kahn, Partner, Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice Leader
Mazars USA LLP
Ethan has more than 20 years of experience delivering audit, accounting, tax, and extensive consulting services to executives, senior management, and Boards of Directors in the not for profit, government-funded and healthcare sectors. Ethan is particularly adept at assisting clients with strategic planning, risk assessment, compliance, due diligence, audit preparation, government audit assistance, oversight of fiscal departments, and compliance and quality reviews. Ethan and his team are considered experts on compliance with Federal, State and City funding regulations as well as their cost reports such as the Consolidated Fiscal Report (“CFR”). His record of helping clients is augmented by his sophisticated yet warm approach in dealing with the ‘big picture’ and the technical aspects. He has provided testimony before the New York State Senate relating to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act and been active in IRS modifications for non-profit filings. He also has experience as a CFO and Executive Director of non-profits. He understands how to practically operate an organization. As the key executive and finance trainer for the NYC Mayor’s office, Ethan also presents at TFC, the NYC Bar Association, Hostos Community College, Hofstra College, the New York Law School and at other venues. Prior to joining Mazars in 2014, Ethan founded and managed an accounting and advisory practice, and served the not for profit industry at other regional firms. Ethan graduated from Touro College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
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