Institute for Non-Profits

The Institute for Non-Profits (INP)  was founded in 1995 by a number of community organizations in Rockland County, New York. As there are more than 1,100 non-profit organizations in the county, it seemed appropriate and necessary to improve communication and collaboration within the non-profit community. More than 180 organizations now actively participate in the Institute’s programs.The INP is an educational program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Our Vision

The Institute for Non-Profits is a unifying, collaborative force developing effective non-profit leaders who improve the quality of life in their communities.

Our Mission

The mission of the Institute for Non-Profits is to enhance the growth, development and operation and sustainability of non-profit organizations by providing education, management training and opportunities for networking in order to maximize non-profit impact and efficiency in the community.

General Membership Meetings

These meetings, open to any non-profit staff and/or volunteer, are generally held on the third Friday (8:30 – 10:00 am) of every other month. Helpful current topics are discussed.

Executive Forum

A group of 20 to 30 new and experienced executive directors meet on a quarterly basis to share ideas, discuss similar organizational problems and explore issues of common interest in order to improve their own skills in managing non-profits. Any executive directors/presidents/CEOs are welcome to attend these free meetings which are generally held on the third Friday of the designated month (8:30 – 10:00 am).

Our Seminars

A prime goal of the Institute is to provide training in topics that members identify as being important to them. Seminars range from one hour to full-day programs, depending on the subject. Participants also have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Non-profit Sustainability by completing at least 35 hours of Core and Elective classes, most of which are held in the evening to accommodate working schedules. Registration brochures or e-mail notices will be sent to you prior to each program. Nominal fees may be charged for seminars or events in order to cover costs. 

Community Calendar

An online community events calendar has been established for non-profits and the community by GMG Public Relations, Inc. This calendar allows non-profit organizations to plan and promote strategically without overlapping other community events. All Rockland groups are welcome to access the calendar and add their events. If you are a member of a non-profit in Rockland County, please send an email to Risa Hoag at risa@gmgpr.com so that she can send you an invitation to update your own events on the calendar. You can access the calendar at:   gmgpr.com/rockland-calendar-of-events/

Free Membership

To join the Institute for Non-Profits or receive email notices, for free, send your organization’s name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, website address and contact’s name to:


Cornell Cooperative Extension
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, NY 10980
Phone: (845) 429-7085
Fax: (845) 429-8667 

Email: INPRockland@gmail.com

DOWNLOAD the INP Brochure here.

Last updated June 29, 2017