Feminist Press Awarded Nonprofit Retreat at Omega


DATE:  March 19, 2019
CONTACT: Sophia Booth Magnone, sophia@feministpress.org, 212-817-7930 

RHINEBECK, NY – Omega, a nonprofit educational organization, today announced that the Feminist Press is one of thirty-two organizations working across the spectrum of social, economic, and environmental issues to be awarded a working retreat grant. The announcement marks the fifteenth year of the Nonprofit Retreats at Omega program, which has served more than 5,000 people from more than 400 organizations since 2005.

“As a nonprofit, we know first-hand how difficult it can be to take time away from the office for strategic thinking and reflection, but it is crucial to building capacity and strengthening organizational well-being,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega. “Over the past fifteen years, these gatherings have proven to help organizations re-engage with shared purpose, heal organizational rifts, and deepen commitment to their mission, while also providing participants the opportunity to enjoy some much-needed peace and relaxation.”

The Feminist Press will join thirteen other organizations at the Women Serving Women Summit (May 29-31), hosted by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center.

"Nonprofit Retreats at Omega offer an invaluable, one-of-a-kind experience that produces real outcomes,” said Doug Sauer, chief executive officer of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), Omega’s partner in the program. “We hear time and time again from leaders and individual participants that the experience helped clarify priorities, enhance camaraderie, and enabled them to return to work with renewed direction and energy.”

Each organization will conduct 3-day/2-night, self-led working retreats, using the facilities and accessing the amenities on Omega’s 250-acre Hudson Valley campus. The grant includes simple accommodations, meals, and a private meeting space.

Women Serving Women Summit Recipients:

Artreach, Inc. (Norwich, CT)
Black Women's Blueprint (Brooklyn, NY)
Center for Anti-Violence Education (Brooklyn, NY)
Center for Community Change (Baltimore, MD)
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill (Hyde Park, NY)
Futuro Media Group (New York, NY)
Girl Be Heard (Brooklyn, NY)
RefugePoint (Cambridge, MA)
Resilient Coders (Boston, MA)
Sadie Nash Leadership Project (New York, NY)
Safe Homes of Orange County (Newburgh, NY)
Seeds of Solidarity (Orange, MA)
The Feminist Press (New York, NY)
Working for Women (Kingston, NY)

In 2019, the organizations participating in the Women Serving Women Summit are connected with the cohort members of the new Juno Leadership Collective. Led by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, the Collective program is a year-long immersive training for women leaders in nonprofit organizations working on issues including equality, justice, sustainability, violence, and economic empowerment.

The Nonprofit Retreats at Omega program is supported by Rose & Kiernan. The NoVo Foundation, New York Women’s Foundation, and Common Impact support the Juno Leadership Collective program.

To learn more about Nonprofit Retreats at Omega and the Strengthening Communities Summit, contact Betty Schlicht at 845-266-4444, ext. 609, or Bettys@eomega.org. To learn more about the Juno Leadership Collective contact Bobbie Arrington at 845-266-4444, ext. 418, or owlccommunity@omega.org. For more information, visit eOmega.org.

Sophia Magnone