Who We Are...

Founded in 1998, Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc. (ICI) offers administrative services including fiscal sponsorship, employee administration and a temporary home for programs in transition to emerging charitable groups, collaboratives, consortiums and funders supporting transitioning programs. ICI has worked with many respected New York and national grantmakers and successfully administered federal, state and local governmental grants on behalf of our sponsored programs. ICI is a part of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. Family of Nonprofit Services.



Founded in 1927, the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) is a 501(C)(3) membership-based, mission-driven, statewide association of diverse charitable nonprofit organizations. We provide a collective policy voice for the nonprofit sector and serve as a crucial support and information provider.

With over 3,000 members, we work to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life through responsive, cost-effective service and by forming a long term, multi-layered service relationship with our member nonprofits.

We also work in close partnership with government (federal, state and local) and the private sector (community foundations, private foundations, and United Ways) to educate and directly assist their nonprofit constituencies.

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 A full-service insurance brokerage dedicated exclusively to serving small-to-medium sized nonprofit organizations. With a focus on both liability policies and group employee benefits, Council Services Plus has helped thousands of nonprofits mitigate risk and develop competitive benefits packages for their staff, no matter their size. Knowledgeable account managers on staff are friendly and responsive, and the policy rates are some of the best in the marketplace. NYCON members have access to an exclusive Directors and Officers Liability insurance package with highly competitive rates – one of their most popular insurance products! 


Cultivating an effective, responsive board of directors is a challenge for many nonprofits. Finding diverse board members with the right skills and a passion for the mission can feel like searching in the dark. Maintaining engagement and creating an environment for learning and growth can be daunting. Ensuring that board bylaws are comprehensive, clear and compliant can feel tedious. Inspiring board members to action and giving can feel uncomfortable. 

All of that can change. Governance Matters is your comprehensive board solution providing a full continuum of recruitment, education and development services. High-touch, personalized board placements, the charitySTRONG digital board matching platform, a team of board trainers and facilitators, and knowledgeable nonprofit attorneys are now all accessible to you through Governance Matters. Get started today! 

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