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Non-Profit Sustainability

The Institute for Non-Profits was founded in 1995 by a number of community organizations in Rockland County, New York, as an educational program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland.  Its mission is to enhance the growth, development, operation and sustainability of non-profit organizations by providing information, management training, and opportunities for networking in order to maximize non-profit impact and efficiency in the community.

What’s Available?   You are encouraged to participate in its many training classes, receive the free monthly electronic newsletter, and turn to the INP for information and resources that will help your organization grow and become sustainable. In addition, executive directors are invited to attend the free monthly Executive Forum meetings wherein 20 to 30 new and experienced executive directors meet to share ideas, discuss similar organizational problems and explore issues of common interest in order to improve their own skills in managing non-profits.

Community Calendar: The INP collaborates with the County of Rockland to utilize its community calendar. By visiting the County’s Tourism website at, you can have your fundraisers and other community events listed in its calendar and identify scheduling conflicts with other community events... all for free.

Free Membership:  To join the Institute for Non-Profits for free, send your organization’s name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, website address and contact’s name to
Paul Trader at
or Cornell Cooperative Extension,
10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980;
Fax: (845) 429-8667;  

INP Advisory Committee
Jane Brown, Child Care Resources of Rockland
Dennis Fleming, Community Involvement Resource Network
Debra Thomas, Rockland Teachers’ Center Institute
Ouida Toutebon, Head Start of Rockland
Amy Stern, United Hospice of Rockland


The County of Rockland, through the offices of County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef and the County Legislature, provides substantial funding for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland's programs and operations.


Institute for Non-Profits