Communication Workshop for 7th Cohort

On Thursday April 27th The Catalog convened a capacity-building workshop for its 7th Cohort Member Organizations.  The workshop was presented by communications consultant Marti Fischer and provided participants with skills to perfect their organization’s elevator pitches and cut through all the noise that non-profit messaging is often lost in.  A key goal of The Catalog is to expand the technical, fundraising, and communications skills of its member programs so that they are better able to survive in the current non-profit climate when they leave the Cohort.  Thanks to the support of The Meringoff Family Foundation The Catalog will provide a number of capacity-building workshops to its member programs this year.


Catalog Receives Grant for Capacity Building

Our 7th Cohort will “graduate” from The Catalog this year and members are continuing to explore how to advance their operational skills and continue to serve more NYC youth. Our workshops for the cohort have covered many issues that are key to emerging nonprofits, but we knew that they were ready for more advanced work. So we were thrilled when Stuart Post, Executive Director of the Meringoff Family Foundation approached us to see how The Catalog could make use of a significant capacity building grant. 
A key component of The Catalog’s philosophy and model of support  is building capacity and providing technical assistance to our grantees, ensuring their success for years to come. In the last few years, The Catalog has broadened these services, hosting workshops in a variety of important fields for emerging nonprofits. Thanks to the support of the Meringoff Family Foundation, we are building on this work by sponsoring a series of workshops with a recognized expert in nonprofit fundraising focusing on concrete steps our organizations can take to advance their fundraising efforts. The grant will further provide individual consulting for our groups that are tackling particular issues. Our thanks go out to Stephen Meringoff and his family for recognizing the critical value of strengthening nonprofits’  operations.

“Access to higher education through outstanding youth development programming is a major focus of the Meringoff Family Foundation, and our support for Catalog for Giving is an extremely cost effective way to further this mission.  Our grant increases the Catalog’s capacity, while also providing hands-on assistance to the 15 youth-serving organizations that comprise Cohort 7.  It is with great satisfaction that I support my NYC real estate colleagues who are working so tirelessly on the Catalog’s behalf.”

Stephen J. Meringoff, President, Meringoff Family Foundation


Our New Website is Live!

We have been busy working on a new website to make it easier for you to get to know The Catalog and our wonderful member programs. It’s still a work in progress, but we think you’ll enjoy the new look. Please check back regularly for updates on our terrific programs, news about the young participants, events at The Catalog and our programs and other news of interest to those who support NYC youth development.


2015 Urban Heroes Awards Benefit to honor Greta Guggenheim

The Catalog is proud to honor Corporate Urban Hero, Greta Guggenheim, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ladder Capital, and to celebrate our 15 Young Urban Heroes, a child from each of our partner programs who perseveres in learning new skills to reach for dreams. They hail from all parts of NYC, and have committed themselves to a better future by participating in our wonderful programs that empower the next generation with sports, arts, academics, college readiness, mentoring, alternatives to incarceration and immigrant rights. Our programs are diverse and so are our heroes. Come meet them and celebrate with us on October 13th at The Pierre. Proceeds will be distributed to our member programs. Click here to purchase tickets.