Friday, August 5, 2016

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NYN Media Reports - Nonprofits, advocates assess Bratton’s legacy and O’Neill’s hire: Nonprofits and criminal justice reform advocates shared a mixed reaction to Tuesday’s announcement that New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton will retire next month. While his tenure was marked by a sharp reduction in stop-and-frisks, some groups remained critical of his embrace of “broken windows” policing - a practice based on the theory that enforcing smaller, “quality-of-life” violations will reduce more serious crimes.

Brooklyn shelter abruptly boots 70 homeless women to hotel near Kennedy Airport to make room for families: Dozens of homeless women were up in arms Thursday after the city forced them from their Brooklyn shelter with less than a day’s notice, the Daily News reports. The 70 women living at the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene found out they were being transferred to a Holiday Inn near Kennedy Airport, advocacy group Picture the Homeless and residents said.

New federal rules for classifying nonprofit workers: Nonprofit leaders are taking notice now that a proposed change in the overtime eligibility threshold has been finalized, according to the NonProfit Times. You need to classify employees as “exempt” or “non-exempt” based on permitted reasons, and not on the desire to avoid tracking employee time and paying eligible staff overtime.

Advocates worry Harlem's affordable housing being sold to investment firms: Worries that affordable housing is being sold to private equity firms driven by profit have advocates asking the city to have closer scrutiny of the transactions, DNAinfo reports. New York Communities for Change said L+M Development Partners’ recent sale of Savoy Park, at 2300 Fifth Ave., and The Aspen, at 1955 1st Avenue, to two investment firms raises concerns about how affordable housing agreements the buildings have with the city will be managed.

The shifting boundaries of nonprofit regulation and enforcement: Cindy M. Lott, who has worked with the state charities regulation and enforcement community for many years and who is now also working with the federal regulators, talks to Nonprofit Quarterly about the overall regulatory landscape of nonprofits. Lott sees a shift occurring at both the state and federal levels, with a new balance in the process of being struck, particularly in light of changing priorities and subsequent resource allocation at both levels of government.

High Costs squeeze New York City homeowners: Increasing prices have made homes in many neighborhoods unaffordable to all but the wealthiest New Yorkers according to a study by New York University’s Furman Center, the Wall Street Journal writes. New York City built thousands of affordable homes for purchase over many years on land taken over by the city for nonpayment of taxes, but in recent years the production of owner-occupied housing declined as the supply of city-owned land dwindled and bank-mortgage rules tightened, according to the New York City Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that helped build thousands of affordable homes

Youth loft hostel closing to make way for homeless shelter, city says: The city is converting a European-style hostel to a shelter without notifying the community, the second accommodation in the area this year to be re-purposed for the city's homeless population, DNAinfo writes. New York Loft Hostel, which boasts the slogan "Welcome to fabulous," will stop accepting reservations on Aug. 15 after six years of catering to tourists, according to workers there, and will soon make way for an 140-bed homeless shelter.

New deferred compensation regulations - what nonprofits need to know: Proposed IRS regulations that provide guidance for the nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements of tax-exempt organizations, address the interplay between Section 457 and Section 409A, which govern the nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements of all employers, including tax-exempt organizations, according to BDO’s Nonprofit Standard blog. The newly proposed regulations provide plan design opportunities specifically for tax-exempt employers, which could aid in the recruitment and retention of key executives.



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NYN BUZZ

HHS Office of Minority Health awards the Fortune Society $375,000 in federal funding to support re-entry programs:

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced The Fortune Society is among the seven organizations to receive federal grant funding under a new grant program, the Re-Entry Community Linkages Program. Fortune will receive $375,000 to support efforts to improve the health outcomes for minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants, ages 18-26, in transition from jail to their communities. Through the program, Fortune will work to connect the re-entry population to community-based organizations that provide links to health care, including behavioral health care services, health care coverage, and social services such as housing, adult education, and employment assistance programs.

Touro Graduate School of Social Work receives $2.5M in tuition funding for disadvantaged students:

The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work received a $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to fund scholarships for disadvantaged graduate students in social work beginning fall semester 2016. The “Distinguished Social Work Community Fellows Scholarships – Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students” will provide a maximum of $21,000 per student for the 2016-17 academic year. The application deadline for fall 2016 is Aug. 12 and the grant runs through 2020.

Money available for cultural programs:

The Queens Arts Fund run by the Queens Council on the Arts awards over $180,000 in grant funds for Queens-based artists and organizations that work in all disciplines and produce concerts, festivals, exhibitions and other cultural activities in Queens in 2017. The competitive grant supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens for their cultural programming. The guidelines and the online grant application for the 2017 grant cycle on the QCA website.



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NYN CAREERS

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Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Community Services

The CFO serves on the BCS Executive Staff, and is responsible for financial oversight for more than 30 programs and services across 25 BCS sites in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York, Brownsville, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Canarsie and Coney Island. The CFO is also responsible for oversight of BCS facilities management, purchasing and information technology systems. As a member of Executive Staff, ensure effective leadership for all BCS programs and services. Inspire a culture of accountability and customer service at all levels of the organization. Implement and lead continuous quality improvement processes throughout BCS, and work to ensure that leadership and staff throughout BCS communicate effectively and collaboratively. Read more.

Senior VP of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic’s Home

As a key member of the Management Team, the Senior Vice President of the Family Foster Care will assume responsibility for the supervision and coordination of several units in the Family Foster Care Department. These units may include Case Management, Home-finding, Adoption and/or Therapeutic units. He/She will provide overall administrative supervision to supervisors within the units to ensure that the department meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies. He/she will work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice President of Family Foster Care to establish casework methods and determine standards and procedures based on sound social work principles, agency mission and all federal, state and city policies. Read more.

Director of Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities Foster Care, New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities Foster Care.Key Responsibilities include providing direct supervision to Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities/HIV Foster Care Department Supervisors and Case Associates and prepare timely evaluations of supervisees. Read more.

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* Criminal justice expert Heather Mac Donald, one of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s most enthusiastic supporters, spoke with City & State about Bratton’s embrace of “broken windows” policing and the national debate over the “Ferguson effect.”

* The incoming NYPD commissioner, James O’Neill, said he will stick to a controversial deal Bratton made with the City Council on identification and search rules, which prompted a clash with some police reform advocates, the Daily News reports.

* Leonie Haimson, an education advocate with the New York State Allies for Public Education, said the group’s analysis found the state lowered the test scores needed to be deemed proficient, making it easier to pass standardized exams, the Daily News reports.



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NYN SOCIAL BUZZ

Weddings - Marjorie Dambreville, Phyllis Brower: Marjorie Dambreville and Phyllis Benita Brower, who sits on the community board of Open Meadows, a nonprofit that funds projects that are led by and support women and girls, were married July 29 at the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, according to the New York Times.

Recent galas and events: (view photos):

World Music Institute; The Bridge

Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 13 -- The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons hosts annual GET WILD Summer Gala

Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl

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.

* 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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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

This training program teaches the skills you really need to know to land a job in tech: Thanks to Per Scholas, low-income individuals without college degrees now have access to high-paying careers in the booming technology sector, Nationswell writes.

The challenge of helping Long Island's homeless and runaway youth:Social workers, teachers and counselors who advocate for homeless and runaway children say Long Island alone could have as many as five-thousand, according to WSHU public radio. Yet, New York state funds to help these children and teenagers have been cut by 70 percent in the last 5 years. Nassau Country’s shelter, called Nassau Haven, run by the nonprofit Family and Children’s Association, has gone over capacity to house children from across the island.

The camera that’s flipping stereotypes of fatherhood upside down: In Narratively, an inventive photographer invites nine fathers to reflect on the complexities of raising a family in East New York, one of Brooklyn’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods,



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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 pleaseclick 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

N.Y.C.'s next great cultural destination, a wild shape-shifting building: The Shed, a nonprofit cultural venue that is currently under construction in Hudson Yards, is a 17-million-square-foot development on Manhattan's West Side according to a Fast Company profile. The organization commissioned architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group to design the building. The destination can house whatever its users desire, whether that's a theatrical production, a gallery exhibition, a concert, a fashion show, or whatever harebrained scheme artists of the future concoct.

New York State Pavilion redesign contest winners revealed: People for the Pavilion, the nonprofit group that’s trying to preserve and restore the New York State Pavilion, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, announced the winners of its design competition, amNewYork writes. The winner was “Hanging Meadows,” which proposed a large-scale, enclosed garden that’s located on top of the “Tent of Tomorrow.”



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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

11 a.m. - “The Capitol Pressroom” features City & State’s Winners and Losers with Ashley Hupfl, the Daily News’ Ken Lovett, Naomi Ages of Greenpeace USA, Prof. Vin Bonventre and New York State PTA’s Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky and President Bonnie Russell, WCNY.

7:45 p.m. - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at The Public Theater’s Spanish open caption performance of “Troilus and Cressida” at Delacorte Theater, Central Park, Manhattan.



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Gabriel E. Nieto, Clinical Applications Trainer at ICL; and Kari Hudnell, Media Relations Manager at GLSEN, and Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact, Sunday Aug. 7.

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