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(from left to right) Westchester County Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons; Westchester County Executive George Latimer; President/CEO of the Business Council of Westchester Dr. Marsha Gordon
Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer

A number of counties have been announcing various programs using federal CARES Act funding to help soften the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of Westchester County’s programs is to help small businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by coronavirus.

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Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations are reeling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in widespread shutdowns. A recent survey shows income is plummeting while many see an increased need for services.

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Two Berkshire County nonprofits have been nominated for statewide awards.

Our tech guru Jesse Feiler joins us this morning and has brought a special guest to discuss his latest project.

Jesse is an app developer, author, and consultant specializing in small business and nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the new book: “Learn Computer Science with Swift.” His most recent apps are “CyberContinuity,” a free app to learn about your vulnerabilities

His brand new book is “The Nonprofit Risk Book: Finding and Managing Risk in Nonprofits and NGOs” written with Gail Nayowith. 

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we’ll learn about Unity House and its partnerships with Capital Roots and Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO). We are joined by Mandy Brown, Special Events Coordinator at Unity House; Amy Halloran, Food Justice Case manager at Unity House; Will Malcolm, Food Access Manager at Capital Roots; Renata Gwozdz, Community Service Manager at CEO.

Wednesday marks the second annual Hudson Valley Gives, a 24-hour online fundraising campaign. The idea is not only to raise money, but awareness. The one-day event driven by social media is a tool used by nonprofits elsewhere in the country.

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A report by a Williams College economics professor finds nonprofits in Berkshire County account for nearly half of the region’s economic activity.

The City of Pittsfield is in the process of forming a committee to explore a Payments in Lieu of Taxes – or PILOT – program – aimed at local non-profits, in order to possibly generate additional revenues for city services.