Member Benefits

The Institute for Human Services is a leader in the regional nonprofit sector, focused on providing professional services and support for our members. In the past year, we have added several new benefits, both provided by the Institute, and now through a partnership with the state-wide New York Council on Nonprofits (formerly the Council of Community Services of New York State). Institute member organizations are eligible to receive all of the membership benefits of NYCONat no additional cost.

IHS Membership fees help to support Institute sponsored collaborative initiatives including interagency network administration, ongoing development of management resources and services, information and referral, nonprofit technology, the Institute’s websites, as well as other capacity building resources for nonprofit organizations. We continue to bring member organizations together with those across multiple sectors to address key regional issues and to develop the shared capacities needed to be successful.




New York Council of
Nonprofits (NYCON)

IHS Nonprofit Members
receive a complimentary membership to NYCON.
Become an IHS member and we will take care of the rest!

Over 3,000 New York State nonprofits would agree; joining IHS / NYCON just makes good fiscal sense. All IHS members are automatically enrolled and are eligible for NYCON benefits. Don’t be left out, join the largest nonprofit coalition in the State!

NYCON provides a wide range of benefits. Listed below are a few of their most popular. For a full listing of benefits contact IHS’s Director of Communications & Member Services at or by calling (607) 776-9467 ext/ 231.

Cost-saving solutions for your organization:
Employee Benefits - Health insurance is becoming more expensive and difficult to manage. With an IHS membership, your organization will have access to affordable benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, worker’s compensation, and much more!
Organizational Insurance - Directors and Officers
Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Employee Practices Liability Insurance, General Liability Insurance, and more.
Business Support Services - Discounts on grant seeking resources, office supplies, audio and web conferencing, payroll outsourcing, and background check services are just a few of the opportunities!

Nonprofit Training, Education, & Professional Assistance
NYCON offers a wide range of resources including toolkits & publications, customized professional assistance, online webinars, and annual conferences. Their award-winning training opportunities focus on frontline staff all the way to the board of directors. Group purchasing/discount programs for supplies, software, payroll services, audio & web conference calling, and other essential services

$60 - $650 annually

The Provider Network

Nonprofit News for the Southern Tier
The Provider Network is a multi-platform approach to connecting and educating nonprofit professionals. IHS members are given preferential space, including higher promotion of jobs and upcoming events!

Connect with over 2,000 individuals in the Southern Tier through
The Provider Network.

$100 - $1,000 in advertising costs

IHS Educational Services

Local, Low-cost Training & Professional Development
IHS reacts to the needs of our members by providing local, low-cost, and relevant training and professional development opportunities. IHS Educational services, in combination with NYCON educational opportunities, provide your staff and organization with a comprehensive approach to education.

Members receive a discount on all IHS educational events.

$50 - $400

Lead Agency Services

IHS leads a multitude of networks and community coalitions to create stronger communication and collaboration between organizations, businesses, and government entities. Examples are STNED, IHS Education Committee, and C4S. IHS members are given first access to opportunities and are encouraged to utilize the expertise of IHS when forming new groups.

Value-added services:


Consulting and Advisory Services

Make IHS Your First Point of Contact
IHS members have access to IHS Organizational & Resource Development, Communications & Marketing, and Strategic Planning staff. If IHS staff are not able to meet your needs, we have a network of trusted providers in various disciplines who are ready for your call. Make IHS your first point of contact and let us do the digging for you!

Value-added services:


For more information about member benefits, please call 607-776-9467 ext. 231. hermes birkin


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