November 7, 2013 – Economics of the Not-For-Profit Community, Alan G. Hertel

Alan G. Hertel is Executive Director, United Way of Broome County, Inc.

Alan G. Hertel is Executive Director, United Way of Broome County, Inc. Prior to joining the United Way; Alan worked at NYSEG for 30+ years and has been a small business owner. Alan has been actively involved in community affairs as past chair of Greater Binghamton Chamber board of directors, and is current director Visions Federal Credit Union.

Economics of the Not-For-Profit Community 

Binghamton University Downtown Center

Speaker – Alan G. Hertel (United Way of Broome County)
Attendees – Lisa Altman (Binghamton University), Robin Eccleston(Stafkings – STAHR), Donna Fish (Independent Consultant),  Penelope Harper (BT BOCES),  Cindy Kehoe (InfoAdvantage), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Eurih Lee (Binghamton University), Joann Lindstrom (Dept of Public Administration, BU), Peter Liu (Binghamton University), Mona Lu  (Binghamton University), Cassie McCormick (BT BOCES New Visions), Morgan Murphy (BT BOCES New Visions), Roni Ogeen (SUNY Empire State College), Elizabeth Rickard (CORE), Jeff Smith (Endwell Rotary), Mason Wallis (BT BOCES New Visions)


  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Guest speaker Alan G. Hertel discussed how the not-for-profit segment accounts for approximately 10% of our workforce and has been documented to provide a more efficient service delivery than many other segments, including government funded organizations. This presentation provided an overview of the economic impact of not-for-profit organizations from a national, state and local perspective. Nonprofits are a $200 Billion statewide industry and a $1.5 Billion industry segment in the Southern Tier and Broome County. Alan also reviewed some of the challenges facing the industry and its contributions to our quality of life that we may take for granted.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Binghamton University, Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York.