Friday, August 19, 2016

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NYN Media - Agency of the Month - Innovative Resources for Independence: Established by parents concerned about care for their children, Independence Residences Inc. and Queens Parent Resource Center merged under the name IRI: Innovative Resources for Independence in July of 2016. The agency works to insure the broadest array of individualized supports are available to better assist the about 1,600 adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities that they serve.

NYN Media Trade Tips - What you should know before hiring a finance consultant: A finance and accounting consultant does not relieve you of the responsibility to provide financial leadership, nor does he take ownership of achieving your financial goals such as a surplus or a balanced budget, Paul Konigstein writes for New York Nonprofit Media. To get your finances in shape you will have to do some hard work.

Biggest change to nonprofit financial reporting in 20 years has arrived: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has just released the Accounting Standards Update (ASU), Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954) – Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, BDO's Nonprofit Standard blog reports. This marks the biggest change to nonprofit financial reporting in more than two decades.

More nursing homes in region are receiving lowest possible federal rating: One in three nursing homes in Western New York received the lowest possible score in the latest ratings from the federal government, a marked increase from a year ago, The Buffalo News reports.The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave a 1-star rating to 26 of the region’s 74 nursing homes. Statewide, one in five nursing homes received a 1-star rating in the latest ratings.

Court Refuses to Seal Records of Allegedly-Looted Nonprofit: Ruling in a lawsuit in which the cofounder of a nonprofit seeking restitution for terrorism victims is accusing two officers of treating the organization as a "personal piggy bank," a Nassau County judge rejected a motion to seal the American Center for Civil Justice's accounting records, New York Law Journal reports. The group provided funding for retaining law firms and conducting investigations that would support litigation against Iran, Libya and other foreign sovereigns.

Nine graphs that show how hard it is to be a homeless student in New York City: The effect of housing instability and poverty on about 127,000 New York City public school students is immense and is detailed in a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, Chalkbeat New York reports. About one in eight New York City public school students have been homeless at some point in the last five school years, more than the total population of Boston and Seattle’s school systems combined.

Possible Clinton Foundation hack could expose treatment of top donors: Top officials at the Clinton Foundation believe the organization was hacked — causing concern that the data breach will show Hillary Clinton and State Department staff giving preferential treatment to top donors, the New York Post reports. No message or document from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced yet in public.

NYC’s municipal ID program a big hit with immigrants and natives alike, de Blasio boasts: More than 863,000 New Yorkers have snagged one of the city's municipal ID cards since the program launched a year and a half ago, data released Thursday show, the Daily News reports. More than half of card holders - 52 percent - use the IDNYC as their primary form of ID, a number that jumps to 67 percent among immigrants, according to the city's survey.

 

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Last chance to apply for research trip grant

Applications close Sept. 9 for the David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship, which is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit organization in New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of $20,000 to cover airfare, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip/s to research best practice social innovation internationally. Visit us to apply.

 

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NYN BUZZ

Health Department awards grants to community-based organizations to achieve Take Care New York 2020 goals:

The Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York today announced the release of $400,000 in grants to eight community-based organizations in neighborhoods across the city as part of Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020, the agency’s blueprint for creating healthier communities. Building on extensive input that the Health Department received through 28 community consultations across the city, eight organizations have each been awarded $50,000 grants to develop neighborhood health action plans to address local health priorities, such as obesity, smoking, high school graduation, among others. The grantee organizations that will work as TCNY Planning Partners are: The Washington Heights CORNER Project, Public Health Solutions, The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, The Sunset Park Health Council, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Coney Island, Project Hospitality, The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness and The Bronx Northwest Community and Clergy Coalition. They will act as TCNY Planning Partners to help achieve the health equity goals set out in TCNY 2020 by mobilizing community members and developing local action plans to effect change.

More information about the Take Care New York 2020 can be found at nyc.gov/tcny2020.

 

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NYN CAREERS
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Bilingual Case Managers and Clinicians, The Children’s Village

Bilingual Case Managers and Clinicians needed in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester County). The primary task of the Case Manager is to ensure the safe and expedited release of UAC to potential sponsors that meet the ORR criteria for release. Case Manager in consultation with Clinicians is responsible for assessing the needs of each UAC in care. Case Manager, along with Clinicians, also develop implement and coordinate Individual Service Plans for UAC. These plans are oriented toward safe family reunification, preparation for return to the country of origin, transfer to a higher level of care or a less restrictive setting, or transition to an alternative living arrangement once legal immigration status has been obtained.

Case Worker, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services is seeking a Case Worker who can provide casework services to children and families. Their role specifically includes: Developing and implement service plan as part of the RTC multi-disciplinary Treatment Team. Focusing on permanency planning and discharge planning; Provide on-going assessment of risk and safety for each case, making necessary referrals for children and families; Developing and maintaining Electronic and Paper Case Records; Ensuring timely and thorough documentation in case record including FASPS, progress notes, and other reports; Providing crisis-intervention when necessary; and acting as a liaison between ACS, DSS, OCFS, OPWDD or any other contract agency, school or service provider.

Payroll Specialist, The Bridge

The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking a Payroll Specialist to administer payroll processing by gathering and verifying information, making calculations, inputting data for processing biweekly payroll, printing reports, inputting corrections and transmitting payroll, checking output and making adjustments as necessary.

NYN MEDIA CAREERS: To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email lblake@cityandstateny.com.

 

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* At City & State’s On Education event, panelists including Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia debated testing and standards in New York. Listen to the discussion on our podcast channel City & State Presents.

* Family members of the man accused of killing an imam and his assistant in Queens showed up to offer moral support at his hearing, where they insisted the janitor was innocent of the crime, the Times reports.

* Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s fine with the state subsidizing higher wages for construction workers who build affordable housing in the five boroughs, as long as it doesn’t impact the city’s bottom line, after the idea was floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Post reports.

 

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NYN SOCIAL BUZZ

+Pool Throws First Pool Party at William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn: The social nonprofit +Pool hosted its second annual summer pool party to raise awareness and support for its projects, WWD reports. The organization is building an outdoor floating pool that will filter New York City’s water, restoring 600,000 gallons of river water every day and providing a safe space for the city’s residents to swim in the water surrounding the city.

Recent galas and events: (view photos):

Fresh Air Fund, Community Access

Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 21 -- Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's 8th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Aug. 22 -- Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosts the 18th Annual Roger Metcalf Memorial Golf Classic at the Southward Ho Golf and Country Club in Bay Shore.

Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.

Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”

Sept. 12 -- Voices for the Voiceless hosts performance.

* To have your event featured here send your top 1-2 photos, along with a one sentence caption and photo credit, to info@nynmedia.com with the subject line “Recent Galas and Events.” To see more events, check our events/community calendar here.

 

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Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike. Keynote Speakers include Vu Le, Nonprofit Humorist from nonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

Wandering moose inspires 400-mile NY hiking trail: The A2A Collaborative, an Ontario-based nonprofit conservation group, is using the 400-mile trek of a radio-collared moose named Alice as inspiration for a proposed hiking trail from Ontario’s forested Algonquin Park to the heart of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, The Press & Sun Bulletin reports.

Community Preservation Corp. opens office in Buffalo: The Community Preservation Corp., a national nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, has opened a new Western New York regional office in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood, as it seeks to expand its presence and activity in supporting local housing projects, The Buffalo News reports. The new office at 534 Delaware Avenue will be led by Michael DeWitt, who joined the organization as senior vice president and regional director to lead its efforts in the region by working with local developers, community partners and government agencies to finance multi-family housing projects.

First round of grants awarded from Wilson Foundation endowments: The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on announced $250,000 in grants to 19 Western New York organizations from endowment funds from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, The Buffalo News reports. Last November, the Wilson Foundation announced $7 million in endowments in the areas of youth sports, cancer care and cultural tourism, as well as for the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, the Western New York Amateur Football Alliance and the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. The awards announced Thursday came from the youth sports, cancer care and cultural tourism funds.

 

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NYN EVENTS

On Thursday, September 15th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon which will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand. We expect over 200 nonprofit communications, marketing, PR and strategy executives to attend this event. Topics to include: brand transformation, social media, event planning, integrated marketing, data analytics and more. If you are looking to reach nonprofit executives please click here.

Submit your nomination for New York Nonprofit Media’s first Cause Awards 2016: Honoring individuals/agencies/philanthropists who’ve had a major impact on the top human services concerns of the New York nonprofit sector throughout 2016. If a colleague, client or employer has had a major impact on one of this year's top causes though good work or philanthropy, nominate them for this great honor today by clicking here. The opportunity to submit your nominations will officially close Friday, September 16th at 6 pm.

 

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SECTOR FOCUS: Culture

NPR website to get rid of comments: As of Aug. 23, online comments, a feature of the site since 2008, will be disabled, NPR Ombudsman reports. With the change, NPR joins a long list of other news organizations choosing to move conversations about its journalism off its own site and instead rely on social media to pick up the slack.

Massive new pre-K center will rise at New York Hall of Science, city says: A new pre-K center with hundreds of new seats and a curriculum focused on STEAM is set to open in 2019 at the New York Hall of Science, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series: The nonprofit MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes, according to Broadway World.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

11:15 a.m. - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces funding for a new affordable housing initiative, in front of 59th and 63rd Lander Street, Newburgh

11:30 a.m. - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosts local senior citizens at his third annual “Seniors by the Sea,” a free celebration in the Marine Academic Center at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn.

1:30 p.m. - New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and Assemblywoman Alice Cancel announce the beginning of construction on the first two Community Parks Initiative capital projects in Manhattan, Sol Lain Playground, East Broadway and Henry Street, Manhattan.

2 p.m. - New York City Public Advocate Letitia James attends state Sen. Gustavo Rivera's Back to School Event, Tremont Park, 599 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx.

3 p.m. - Public Advocate James delivers remarks at the Flushing Chinese Business Association's 26th presidential inauguration and installation of board members reception, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing, Queens.

6 p.m. - Public Advocate James emcees the Woman Up Brooklyn Rally, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Fulton Street and Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

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