The Nonprofit Resiliency Committee was launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio on September 28, 2016 to offer opportunities for collaboration and to expand lines of communication between the City and nonprofit human service sector. The Committee is charged with identifying, designing and launching solutions to support the sector in the areas of administrative processes, service and program design and organizational infrastructure.
The Nonprofit Resiliency Committee is co-chaired by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Dr. Herminia Palacio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery. The Mayor's Office of Contract Services coordinates the Committee with support from the Mayor's Office of Operations and Office of Management and Budget. The Nonprofit Resiliency Committee is comprised of members of the nonprofit human service sector invited to represent the diversity of the sector, including direct service providers, coalitions, academia and philanthropies.
The Committee will meet with Deputy Mayors on a quarterly basis. Our next meeting will be in April. Please check back quarterly for reports on our work and impact.
Deputy Mayor Buery and Deputy Mayor Palacio kicked off the second Nonprofit Resiliency Committee with a question and answer period and a conversation about Committee work and accomplishments. The Committee is pursuing 12 projects in the areas of administrative processes, program design and organizational infrastructure. Committee accomplishments include a collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to pilot a collaborative RFP process, the launch of procurement education courses and the development of HHS Accelerator enhancements that streamline the contract management process. The Committee restated its ongoing commitment to develop policy recommendations that support a resilient sector.
Kickoff meeting of the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee provided the framework for ongoing engagement and collaborative work. Deputy Mayor Buery and Deputy Mayor Palacio introduced the Committee and answered questions from the nonprofit Committee members in attendance. Leaders from Mayor's Office of Contract Services, Mayor's Office of Operations and Office of Management and Budget introduced three workgroups that they will be co-chairing to pursue Committee goals.
Contact Us with questions about the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee. If your organization belongs to a coalition or umbrella group that is a Committee member, you can also contact that group to learn more about our work and to share comments and concerns.