A display contains frozen items, and the shelves are stocked with jars and cans. But there’s just one reason to visit this Boerum Hill business: meat.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
FEBRUARY 05, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC.
7014 13TH AVENUE SUITE 202
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2013 - ALL ABOUT YOU, EVENT PLANNERS LLC
AROUND THE WEB
- Neighborhood Joint: Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops
By ANDREW COTTO - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
- Pride 2017: New York’s L.G.B.T.Q. Story Began Well Before Stonewall
By LIAM STACK - Monday Jun 19, 2017
The gay bar’s 1969 patron-police battle, hailed as a starting point, actually followed many events in the city, now mapped in a sites project.
Who run the nonprofit world?
Wednesday Feb 1, 2017
For years, I’ve noticed that the majority of faces you see in most nonprofits belong to women. Beyonce got it right: women are the backbone of the social sector! They lead organizations, run departments, and power nonprofits at all levels. In fact, women make up most of the nonprofit workforce, yet despite that, we still occupy only a small percentage of the leadership slots at the top 400 charities. Sigh.
How can we change that? And what can you do to make sure one of those top nonprofit leadership seats is reserved for you?
I got together with Stephanie Thomas (of Stetwin Consulting) and Adrienne Prassas (of NYU Wagner)-- both fundraisers par excellence-- to convene a pop-up event for AFP NY members about women’s leadership not long ago. A few dozen women participated, representing a diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and nonprofit professional experience. Here are a few highlights from our discussion.
Volunteering is a great way to develop your leadership skills. Want to transition into a career in international development? Build your skills in planned giving? Overcome your shyness at speaking in front of groups? Volunteer! Organizing or staffing an event, coordinating a committee, and other volunteer activities not only open up networks, they force you to work with new people in new situations.
Tell them what you need to learn. Trying to break into a new area? Develop new skills? Tell your boss or your peers and colleagues what you want to learn, and offer to help out with projects that may be outside of your job description so you can build your skills. For instance, if you’re a grant writer but you want to get into major donor work, ask your boss if you can help them research and prep for a meeting, or listen in on a meeting or two.
Be yourself. We talked a lot about the power of authenticity in building a strong reputation. Not sure what the answer is? Be honest about it. It’s good to stretch - but it’s not good to be something you’re not. Most of the experienced women at this event found their careers really took off when they spoke with their own voice, rather than trying to play a part they felt was expected of them.
Show up. It’s easy to watch that webinar from your desk, follow along via social media in your jammies from home, and learn virtually. But when you show up at a conference, breakfast, workshop, or other event, the benefits are much greater. Get out and show up! You’ll make deeper, more meaningful connections faster.
Personally, I was deeply inspired by the younger women who participated, like Amalyah Oren, a young woman who works by day, volunteers by night, and writes a blog called the Giving Kind.
If you’re building your leadership skills I’ll be participating in a panel on women’s leadership for the Foundation Center on March 7—details are online here. I hope you can make it!
- Brooklyn, as Hollywood Never Sees It
By MIKE HALE - Friday Jun 16, 2017
Jim McKay’s new film, about bicycle delivery men and soccer in Carroll Gardens and Sunset Park, is having its premiere at BAMcinemaFest.
The High Value of Your Nonprofit’s Values
Wednesday Jan 25, 2017
I was delighted to participate as a steering committee in the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s inaugural Spark Prize, an exciting new grantmaking initiative. I was truly impressed with how the Foundation integrated its values into every aspect of this project and leveraged them as a strategic decision-making tool in the grant review process, so I asked their fabulous DIrector of Communications, Liane Stegmaier, to write about it. - Sarah Durham
This month, Brooklyn Community Foundation marks the third anniversary of Brooklyn Insights—an extensive Brooklyn-wide community engagement project launched shortly after our President Cecilia Clarke joined the Foundation, which ultimately produced a bold grantmaking strategy that has since garnered national recognition.
And coincidentally, on this anniversary we are announcing the recipients of our new Spark Prize—one of the Foundation’s highest-profile grantmaking efforts to date, awarding 5 outstanding Brooklyn nonprofits with no-strings-attached grants of $100,000 each in recognition of their service to Brooklyn, commitment to equity and justice, strong organizational values, and dynamic vision for the future.
While we’re often asked about the major themes surfaced through our 1,000-plus Brooklyn Insights’ community conversations, the core grantmaking strategies we’ve since focused on, or our new institution-wide Racial Justice Lens—in this blog, we’re going to focus on the set of values that emerged during Brooklyn Insights that not only helped the Foundation determine our new direction, but continue to guide us and inform new initiatives like the Spark Prize.
Of course, we knew three years ago that creating a community-led strategy might also lead us to change our mission statement and vision. But what we didn’t fully appreciate at the time was that while mission and vision are critical for moving us forward, strong institutional values are necessary to define who we are as an institution and how we hold ourselves accountable to these pursuits each and every day.
Over the six months of listening to Brooklynites tell us about the challenges they faced in their communities, the opportunities they saw for change, and the roles we as their Community Foundation could play, we also heard loud and clear a call for us to be a different kind of institution: one that wears its values on its sleeve, keeps the doors open, and always positions community voices at the fore of its work.
This call led us to articulate five new values for Brooklyn Community Foundation:
Courage. We believe in fearlessly identifying barriers to change and we fight for solutions that help overcome injustice.
Creativity. We believe that the power of imagination is greater than the challenges we face. We celebrate what works. We pursue the new. We learn as much from failure as we do from success.
Honesty. We are committed to being open and trustworthy in all we do and seek partners who share our values.
Collaboration. We believe in creating solutions together, harnessing the diversity of Brooklyn, and partnering with the community to spark change and produce results.
Respect. We believe in every resident’s dignity and basic human rights, and honor diversity of race, gender and background.
We’ve come to refer to these values at every test in our decision-making, we talk about them in our Board meetings, staff meetings, and annual staff reviews, and they’ve informed our ongoing racial justice and equity trainings.
And with the new Spark Prize, we are spotlighting the importance of strong values, and celebrating 5 Brooklyn nonprofits for their exemplary values-driven work. The first-ever recipients of the Spark Prize are Audre Lorde Project, Common Justice, Make the Road New York, MoCADA, and Neighbors Together.
A committee of approximately 30 Brooklyn civic, business and philanthropic leaders (including Big Duck’s own Sarah Durham!) selected the 5 organizations from an applicant pool of over 150. They were chosen on the basis of a 1,000 word essay, followed by in person interviews where each spoke to the role their values play in their organization and how they align with the Foundation’s values.
In their application, Audre Lorde Project stated that their values are rooted in transparency, wellness, transformation, cultural work and coalition building. “Collaboration with other social justice organizations is central to ALP’s intersectional, movement-building work.”
Make the Road wrote that their values are why their 19,000+ members shape all of their campaigns: “Our youth challenge oppression by naming the disparate treatment of black and brown, LGBTQ and immigrant young people …. Their passionate advocacy has resulted in huge movement victories.”
MoCADA is “a museum founded on principles of justice, equity, and inclusion….courage, creativity and collaboration are the key elements of our mission, vision and values.”
Neighbors Together’s work is “grounded in our belief in the dignity and potential of each person to be a vital part of creating a more just society” and its members have the courage “to fight for real and lasting solutions to overcome injustice.”
And last but not least, Common Justice highlighted each of their values in their application—demonstrating a deep connection between their values and the unique nature of their healing work between victims and perpetrators of violence:
Accountability. We are responsible for our actions, our words, our power, and our impacts. We know that accountability affirms the dignity and humanity both of those responsible and of those harmed, and we hold ourselves to the same high standards to which we hold others.
Transparency. We are transparent about our actions, our intentions, our options, and our decisions. We communicate with clarity and consistency with those impacted by what we do.
Transformation. We believe in the potential of all human beings to transform, heal, grow, change, and be resilient. We believe we all deserve individuals, communities, and institutions that support us in being our best selves.
Respect. We believe in the inherent worth, importance, rights, culture, and strengths of all people, and work to reflect and honor that in the way we behave toward others.
Purpose. We uphold the responsibilities and boundaries of our work because we are ambitious, hopeful, and outcomes-driven.
These 5 values send a powerful message, and are a primary reason Common Justice is receiving the Spark Prize in our inaugural year.
As nonprofit communicators, we are all very familiar with the adage “Show, Don’t Tell.”
Mission tells us what you do; values show who you are.
- Are You Having Too Many Fundraising Events?
By Gail Perry - Friday Jun 9, 2017
Are you having too many fundraising events?
Love ‘em’ or hate ‘em, fundraising events are a fact of life for most nonprofits.
Here’s the challenge: Fundraising events are our most inefficient way of raising money.
In general, when you consider the true cost of events - many fundraising professionals feel they are not worth it.
Here’s a well-known chart of “cost per dollar raised” for various fundraising strategies. It compares the efficiency of events versus direct mail versus major gifts.
Cost Per Dollar Raised
How much does it cost you to raise a dollar?
(Data comes from James M. Greenfield.)
When you consider fundraising strategies, there are clearly many other much more efficient and profitable ways to raise money.
Let's educate the board and leadership about the true cost of too many fundraising events.
Often board members and volunteers are not familiar with the financial model of event fundraising.
They don't realize fundraising events take up so very much staff time.
Events pull valuable fundraising staffers away from other, far more productive and profitable strategies.
So devoting too much time to events means that you are not deploying your staff resources at their highest and best use.
Every minute a staffer spends on events means that they are not able to call on major donors - where the money really is.
Board members and other leaders are often unfamiliar with -- or personally uncomfortable with -- the other fundraising strategies at our disposal.
Particularly major gifts when we are face to face with donors.
That’s probably why board members too often zero in on EVENTS as the life-saving panacea for fundraising.
Events may be the only thing in their sphere of reference. Or it's their personal preference.
Create an honest conversation with board members:
When is the best time to have a calm and rational conversation about what's working and what's not working?
It's when you're creating your Fundraising Plan for the year.
It's a great time to discuss the smartest ways to raise the money your mission needs. It's a time to suggest that we cut back on events.
That's why I created my Highly Profitable Fundraising Plan Toolkit, - to create a format to plan out the fundraising strategies that are best for your organization.
I included a video module called "The Board Member's Guide to Fundraising Planning," where I discuss the consequences of having too many fundraising events.
The Toolkit can help you put together a plan to maximize staff time and resources, and max out your fundraising potential.
Here are 3 reasons you should DITCH your next event:
1. Events are not very efficient fundraising strategies.
As I've mentioned, the return on investment you get from an event is far less than other fundraising options.
Looking at the chart above, compare the costs of raising money with an event that to a mailing campaign like the annual fund – the cost per dollar raised is only $.25-.30 cents on the dollar.
And the most efficient way to raise money of all is major gifts - when you are developing personal relationships with major donors.
That’s only $.05 -.10 on the dollar.
2. Too many fundraising events wear out your volunteers and staff.
The last thing your hard-working staff needs is another event.
Just consider - many fundraising staffers are working really long hours for not a lot of pay.
They DO want to raise lots of gifts and contributions for your cause. But why ask them to spend so much energy on strategies that have such a low return?
That's when they feel like their time is wasted - when it could be spent so much more productively.
And consider your organization's wonderful, dedicated volunteers. How hard do events work your volunteers?
Let's not run your lovely volunteers ragged either. Or they will abandon you.
3. You can raise more money with one annual event than with 3, 4 or 5 events.
Why? The real money from an event typically comes from sponsorships.
And it takes months to organize a great sponsorship campaign.
You need time to develop sponsorship materials, identify prospects, organize a committee and make the asks.
Then you need the lead time to close the gifts and get the correct names on the invitation.
By having too many events, you never have time to really max out your sponsorship potential. You simply don't have the lead time.
But if you only have one event - then you can focus all your efforts on smart sponsorship fundraising -and really bring in some serious sponsorship funding.
Five benefits of only staging one major event a year:
1.Your volunteers can focus and go all out in spreading the word and generating attendance, because they are only going to work on one a year.
2. You can have the lead time you need to identify, cultivate, and ask sponsors. And, as I noted, that’s where the money is.
3.. You’ll have greater attendance and attention from your supporters.
4. You’ll be able to raise more money overall because the staff now has time to focus on other, more productive and more efficient fundraising strategies.
5. You’ll have a happier and more productive staff.
Bottom Line - Too Many Fundraising Events?
Are YOU having too many fundraising events? At what cost?
Leave a comment and let us know!
- New Year's Resolution: Don't Let Big Data Kill Storytelling
Tuesday Dec 6, 2016
It happens all the time in sports marketing - planners and buyers craft intricate media plans to reach the exact right consumer, using sports as the unparalleled platform of interest that it is, butthey lose them in the messaging. In any vertical, but especially in sports, it's important to not only reach consumers on the correct channel, but to tell the correct story for that channel as well.If you're reaching Gen Y women in the Midwest who love college football with your media, but you aren't reaching them with your story, you've missed the point.
- Cyclist Killed by Bus in New York’s First Citi Bike Fatality
By MATTHEW HAAG and HANNAH ALANI - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn fell under a bus’s tires in Chelsea. He worked for Credit Suisse and was once the top-ranked tennis player in Israel.