Fundraising

Summer Highlights: Annual Barbecue at Ivan Shapiro

Residents of Ivan Shapiro and the Associate Board during this year's client BBQ. 

Residents of Ivan Shapiro and the Associate Board during this year's client BBQ. 

Last month Urban Pathways Associate Board treated the residents at Ivan Shapiro to a summer barbecue!

The annual barbecue took place at Ivan Shapiro’s back yard in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Members of Urban Pathways' Associate Board were on hand to set up the event; give out food and hang out with the residents who are always eager to meet and talk to anyone they encounter.

I love having a barbecue here at Ivan Shapiro; it shows that Urban Pathways cares about their clients. I always look forward to these events because we get to talk to new and exciting people
-Stan 

The Associate Board is instrumental in planning resident focused events like the barbecue, game night, and other events centered on having Urban Pathways’ formerly homeless men and women better re-acclimate into society and their respective communities.

Join Urban Pathways and our Associate Board for their next fundraising event this September 13th at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park. Sundown Social will be taking place from 7pm-9pm!

 Donate or purchase your tickets here.

Thank you to the Associate Board, the staff at Ivan Shapiro and you!

If you are interested in sponsoring a client event here at Urban Pathways please email us at: development@urbanpathways.org.

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org

My name is Edward, i am a Veteran and Urban Pathways saved my life.

Edward is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Edward is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

My name is Edward; I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I served 2 tours in Vietnam before being honorably discharged. For 28 years I was a pharmaceutical representative in Connecticut until I was laid off.

Hearing of job openings in New York City, I came down to interview but was never hired.

Unemployed and living with PTSD, my wife and I could no longer afford rent and started sleeping on the streets.

After staying at a local shelter we were put in touch with Urban Pathways. I applied for housing at Urban Pathways permanent housing; Clinton Avenue Apartments and was accepted.

My Urban Pathways case manager has helped me find a place to live, get my VA benefits and he involves me in various programs such as: wellness and self management services, financial literacy, and job training opportunities that help reintegrate me into the community.

Please support Urban Pathways in creating a society in which homeless individuals and veterans like me can begin their journey toward stability and self-sufficiency.

Urban Pathways annual Gala will take place on Thursday, May 5th at The Grand Hyatt New York. Join us for an evening filled with hope and opportunity, your contribution and attendance will help us provide our clients with a way home.

Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways (UP) is a not-for-profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New Yorkers. We engage individuals “where they at” through our strong network of social services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets. 

Urban Pathways at FUNDCON 2016!

Wednesday, March 16th, New York Nonprofit Media hosted FundCon; a nonprofit conference bringing together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create memorable giving campaign, connecting with donors, and building a database

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Urban Pathways very own Director of Development and Communications Nancy Olecki was part of the panel titled: “How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations” along with: Rob Winikates, Product Director, EveryAction Tim O’Leary, Managing Partner and CEO,Next Generation Fundraising, Inc. and Sallie M. Cuffee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Medgar Evers College/CUNY. Moderated by Seitu Hart, CEO, SJH & Associates Panelists.

Panelist spoke about utilizing multi-channel marketing to further brand exposure, finding out your organizations email demographics, measuring campaign analytics and making donor communication as well as online donations easier.

Twitter feedback from Nancy's comments during FundCon. 

Twitter feedback from Nancy's comments during FundCon. 

Nancy shined on both the stage and Twitter during the hour long panel as she spoke about best practices for your nonprofits donor program, keeping donors engaged with your organization by inviting them to events, sending them any new accomplishments, and not being afraid to be creative with your marketing. Lastly, Nancy spoke to the inspired crowd about cultivating your nonprofits donor list. Acquiring your lowest level; the $25-$50 donors who Nancy referred to as the “sand” and growing this group to mid-level donors who get the most information from the organization and donate more, to ultimately the high end donors who donate the most.

If you want to see some excerpts from the panel: How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations.  Please click here

Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways (UP) is a not-for-profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New Yorkers. We engage individuals “where they at” through our strong network of social services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets.