Youth INC canvasses and surveys nearly 100 youth-serving nonprofits every year, out of 1,500 in NYC, for potential partnership. 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 nonprofit partners by helping promote their own dollars and sustainability. Our partners work with us across 6 different programs:
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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 $20 million for the kids they serve through our annual gala,“A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids.”
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 from corporates like Deloitte and Neuberger Berman to strengthen the abilities of our nonprofit partners.
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 maximum return on our investment and support.
Youth INC’s Metrics Program helps organizations not only quantify their program measures but also find sophisticated ways to qualify their impact. Over a two year 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.
Our Legacy Leadership 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.
SERVICE AND ADVISORY
Youth INC’s Service & Advisory Programs encompass the breadth of volunteer and pro-bono partnerships that bring necessary resources to partners. For the Service Enterprise Initiative, Youth INC and NYC Service have partnered together to provide 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 ultimate goal of the model leads to the distinction of being identified as a Certified Service Enterprise Organization. The following nonprofit partners have earned Service Enterprise Certification:
Additionally, Youth INC’s Advisory programming includes initiatives to provide pro-bono consulting services to our non-profit partners through programs such as the Morgan Stanley Institutional Nonprofit Collaborative (MS INC), Deloitte Transition Labs, and FTI Marketing Support.