BETHEL, NY — On March 27, a packed crowd of leaders from the region’s not-for-profit sector filled the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as the Fourth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit got underway. They came to hear from key leaders in the nonprofit world about ideas for best practices and innovation, as well as to learn how new government regulations could impact their organizations.
One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of the $5,000 Nonprofit Innovation Award. The award went to Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center for its innovative free website hudsonvalleycancer.org, the only online directory that allows cancer patients in the 10-county Hudson Valley region to easily search national, state, regional and local resources for medical information and support services to help address concerns that arise during cancer treatment. There were two runners up for the award: The Youth Economic Group (YEG) of the Rural & Migrant Ministry for its Spark Storefront and North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL Theatre), for The Weather Project.