The FENG Not-for-Profit S.I.G.

Next Meeting


12/19/2017 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Tides Foundation
Sycamore Room
55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, NY


Beyond Business Cards: How to Network Effectively

Presented by: Janet Falk

Networking for Resources to Cultivate Relationships and Attract Referrals

Why do YOU go to Networking events? It’s not to get clients. Who wants to be grilled by a consultant at a cocktail gathering?

Instead, see yourself as the center of a wheel, with vast resources at your disposal. You know many contacts who can provide insights and services to the others in the room. Likewise, the attendees represent a virtual database of professionals for your contacts.

Adopt a new perspective and take on the role of curator of resources. Then, learn how to introduce yourself to the leaders of an industry group or professional membership organization that represents fertile ground for referrals to prospective contacts. At the networking event, you will have a list of provocative questions at the ready to better position yourself as a need-to-know professional. Afterwards, follow-up with those you met and thank them for their input into your decision to join the group.

Janet Falk, Ph.D., is a Public Relations and Marketing Communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience in-house and at public relations agencies. As founder of Falk Communications and Research, she advises professional services firms, financial services firms, consultants, small business owners and nonprofit groups on Communications strategy. This includes securing the media coverage they deserve, capturing the attention of prospects and retaining clients through by-line articles, newsletters, marketing literature, digital content and conference presentations, among other campaigns. Janet has also worked with attorneys (Reed Smith, SIFMA, solo practitioners) and senior executives at bulge-bracket firms (Deutsche Bank, Smith Barney, Bear Stearns) in diverse capital markets (hedge funds, fixed income, investment banking, private equity, equity research and securities clearing), as well as numerous nonprofit groups. She speaks Spanish and French.


55 Exchange Place is located between Broad and William Streets
Nearby subways
J to Broad Street (last stop)
2,3 to Wall Street
4,5 to Wall Street

You must present a photo ID to the security guard in the lobby. Then take the elevator to the 6th floor and follow the signs to the Edwin Gould Foundation conference room.

About the Not-for-Profit S.I.G.

The FENG Nonprofit S.I.G. comprises FENG members whose careers or professional interests are primarily focused on the leadership and administration of charitable and service groups, foundations, universities and other non-profit organizations, or who are active advisors, board members or volunteers of such organizations to share job leads, news and information about non-profit organizations.

The Nonprofit SIG warmly welcomes new members and members interested in transitioning from the for profit to the not for profit sector.

If you have an interest:

Tim Domini
Mark Coron
Paul Konigstein

Tele-conferencing instructions for those members outside the NYC Tri-state area:
- We usually dial in at 6:15 pm EST
- NEW Conference Dial-in Number: (319) 527-3513
- Participant Access Code: 445296#

S.I.G. Leadership

Paul Konigstein
(516) 270-5070
Paul Konigstein helps nonprofits master finance and accounting. He specializes in making financial concepts understandable to non-financial nonprofit leaders to enable the strategic use of finance to achieve organizational goals.

Paul has twenty five years experience as a controller and Chief Financial Officer at arts, culture, education, and international development not for profits including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Hall of Science, Helen Keller International, ArtsConnection, and the American Montessori Society. He is currently a Senior Consultant at Accounting Management Solutions, a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP division. Paul is also chair of the Bridgespan NY nonprofit CFO Group and co-chair of the Financial Executives Networking Group not for profit special interest group.

He holds an MBA in finance from New York University and a BS in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tim Domini
(914) 263-2135
Tim is a graduate of Babson College with a BS of BA in Finance and a MBA in management. Tim began his career in manufacturing cost accounting and worked his way through Publishing , Direct Marketing and Consulting organizations as the Controller or Business Manager. After a layoff from Readers Digest Tim began consulting directly and eventually became a full time associate with The A Team. During his tenure with the A Team Tim began working in the not-for-profit arena and identified the industry as one he had a great fit with. For the past Ten years Tim has been the Controller of the Brennan Center for Justice where he managed all Accounting Finance, budgeting and all presentations to outside funders. Tim has been a member of the FENG since 2001 and can help folks with all aspects of the job search, networking, resumes and elevators pitches.

Tim lives in Bergan county.
Mark Coron
(347) 425-4161
Mark Coron has been co-chair of this chapter for the past 8 yrs with first Tim, then we added Paul, what a great addition!!!

I have been in the Not for Profit sector for over 20 years in a various sectors. Organizations with budgets ranging from $ 5 million to $ 100 million. He has demonstrated strategic and financial leadership in the following sectors: Community, Chapter, NGO's with worldwide operations, Health & Human Services.

Mark has held titles of Director of Financial Analysis and Systems, Controller, Consultant and his career has steadily grown in the areas of managing staff development, financial software enhancements and implementations. A super user of various financial applications. He has reported to CFO, and Executive Director.

Mark now lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Paul Konigstein
(516) 270-5070