The Field: 75 Maiden Lane #906 New York, NY 10038
Through a partnership between The Field and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), Members can now enjoy benefits from both organizations! This Open House is a chance for current and prospective Members to learn about the services, resources, and opportunities available to our community.
Enjoy light refreshments as The Field's Deputy Director Shawn René Graham lays out fundraising opportunities and best practices for both 501(c)(3) organizations and fiscally sponsored artists. NPCC President and Executive Director Sharon Stapel will introduce us to Member benefits like the NPCC nonprofit management hotline, discounts with Staples Business Advantage, and other administrative tools for your professional development.
The Field Deputy Director Shawn René Graham
Shawn René Graham is a writer and dramaturg from San Jose, California who has worked with many writers including Walter Mosley, Lynn Nottage, Susan Sontag, and Judy Tate. She is currently the resident dramaturg of The American Slavery Project's Unheard Voices, the Literary Director for the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics Series and Playwright’s Playground, and founder of All Creative Writes: an artistic assistance service designed to provide individual artists and performing arts organizations with administrative, fundraising and writing support. Ms. Graham holds degrees from the California State University, Los Angeles and the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.
NPCC President and Executive Director Sharon Stapel
Sharon Stapel comes to NPCC from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), where she was the Executive Director of the nation’s largest LGBTQ and HIV-affected anti-violence program. She was named a White House Champion of Change and was recognized by President Obama for her advocacy work. Stapel directed units at South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society and coordinated the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has served as an adjunct professor at CUNY School of Law and Hunter College.