Friday, July 22, 2016

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Editor's Note - Galas: We will now regularly feature your galas in the NYN Daily and share photos online. To be included, send your top photos, along with a brief sentence caption and photo credit, to info@nynmedia.com. For future events, enter them on our community calendar.



TOP NEWS

NYN Media CEO Corner Podcast with Heather Lubov of the City Parks Foundation: The City Parks Foundation is not a city agency, it’s not the Parks Department and it’s not a foundation. But chances are, if you live in New York City, you’ve been to some of their events. From SummerStage concerts to environmental education programming, the City Parks Foundation presents activities in parks for education, exercise and inspiration. New York Nonprofit Media’s guest reporter Jeff Coltin joined Heather Lubov, CEO of the City Parks Foundation, for this podcast.

NYN Media Perspectives - Uniform guidance procurement rules are coming - Is your organization prepared?: Andrea Wilson, managing director in BDO’s Government Contracts and Grants Advisory Service, writes aboutnew procurement standards that introduce new concepts of cost and price analysis to the government grants world, and require profit to be negotiated separately in certain circumstances.

Bill would erode new overtime rules - will nonprofits stand for their workers?: Four Democratic members of Congress may have turned the focus away from implementation of back toward opposition when they introduced legislation to limit the impact of new overtrules, Nonprofit Quarterly reports. Their bill raises the threshold to only $35,984 on Dec. 1; calls for two other annual increases, which would bring the standard to $43,645 on Dec. 1, 2018; and it strips the rule of its automatic triennial review to ensure the threshold is indexed to the cost of living.

NYS Justice Center under fire as nonprofit still calling for access to records: The New York Justice Center says that for confidentiality reasons it won’t release un-redacted reports to Disability Rights New York, an organization tasked with protecting people with disabilities, according to ABC News 10.

City's nonprofit Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York raises over $25M: The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York raised $25.4 million over the past year, the largest annual haul for the fund since Mayor de Blasio took office, the Daily News reports. The money includes a $1.12 million grant from Citi Foundation for summer internships and youth jobs, and a $1.2 million Rockefeller Foundation donation to the ActionHealthNYC, which provides healthcare for immigrants.

Formerly homeless protest sale of deadly synthetic pot in NYC: Members of the Doe Fund, a homelessness nonprofit, held a march in Brooklyn to protest the sale of K2 synthetic marijuana in city bodegas and delis, the Huffington Post reports. The approximately 50 men who showed up to the protest on Thursday were members of a Doe Fund program called Ready, Willing, and Able that helps transition homeless individuals into jobs and housing.

New York City plans to move adolescents out of Rikers Island: City officials said that New York City plans to move adolescents out of its Rikers Island jail complex and instead house them at a detention center in the South Bronx, the Wall Street Journal reports. Under the new plan, 16- and 17-year-olds would be housed at the Horizon Juvenile Center, a detention facility in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx that is currently used by the Administration for Children’s Services.

Up, Sunnyside - Affordable housing needed: In an editorial, the Daily News writes that Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer declared himself opposed to an affordable housing development proposed by the nonprofit Phipps Houses for a parking lot at the edge of the Sunnyside Rail Yard, even before the local community board could take an advisory vote. The development’s 209 apartments would be homes for low-to-middle-income New Yorkers.



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Apply for a $20,000 research trip grant.

The David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit in selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston or Philadelphia) to recognize and reward ideas that address social needs, and to encourage lateral thinking on community issues. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of 20,000 dollars to cover airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip(s). Visit here to apply.

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 6:00 pm.



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NYN BUZZ

Grant competition launches to fund nonprofits using data to solve challenges in New York communities:

The Human Services Council, an advocate for nonprofits providing human services, announced a grant competition for its nonprofit members using data to address challenges in New York communities. HSC will award grants of $10,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The winning organizations will create data-based portraits that illuminate important issues in their neighborhood or field using indicators from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 350 indicators of human need and well-being.

Grants available for charities in East End of Long Island:

Applications are once again being accepted from East End charities for grants being made through the All For The East End Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation. Grants through this program will support nonprofit organizations serving Long Island’s East End communities of Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold, and East Hampton. Proposals will be accepted to support projects and programs in the fields of health and welfare, the environment, arts and culture, education, and youth. An advisory committee consisting of one representative from each of the five East End towns will help guide the Long Island Community Foundation in determining the projects to be funded.

Agecroft partners announces new hedge fund conference to benefit nonprofit organizations that help children:

Agecroft Partners announced that all profits from its new conference, Gaining the Edge 2016 Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summit, taking place Dec. 7 in New York City, will be donated to support children in need, according to a press release. The partners of Agecroft have donated over $350,000 during the past 3 years, including 100% of their profits from conferences they have hosted. Agecroft will announce which nonprofits will be the event’s main beneficiaries closer to the conference date.



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NYN CAREERS

(Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.)



Communications and Advocacy Specialist, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

The Communications and Advocacy Specialist is a people person with operations talent whose mission is to create and grow unmatched: Community experience through excellent execution of community management process and attention to detail. Community love earned through wow-level service and creating HWCLI pride Community health by analyzing community data to focus on the most meaningful work. Utilizing previous experience in social justice and/or other advocacy experience, create communication pieces that effectively describe and promote the organization’s message through text, graphics, annual report, flyers, etc. utilizing various communication mediums. The ideal candidate relies on experience, self-motivation and drive to plan and accomplish the goals of this position. Read more.



Senior Consultant, Outsourcing Services, FMA

FMA seeks an individual with a passion for nonprofit excellence. The FMA Senior Consultant will work with the FMA Outsourcing team to provide accounting services and be a strategic partner with our clients. The Senior Consultant reports to FMA Lead Consultants and Directors. As a senior role, this position participates in high level accounting/financial services and supervises, mentors, and helps train other FMA staff and/or client staff. FMA allows for a unique opportunity to create a flexible work environment. Read more.



Mental Health Clinic - Assistant Director, Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center

IDCC - Crown Heights Clinic is a community-based, non-profit, NYS licensed Article 31 outpatient clinic. The multi-cultural staff is committed to providing a full range of services to the multi-cultural community it serves. The candidate chosen must be a team player with excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include supporting the Clinic Director in providing leadership and support for staff; ensuring compliance with quality care standards as defined by NYS Office of Mental Health, ensuring the implementation of all agency policies and procedures; pursuing opportunities to improve existing services and working to resolve identified and potential problems; promoting professional staff development and encouraging team building. Read more.



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



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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* New York City has enacted sweeping changes to tackle school violence, including new rules on the use of metal detectors and the elimination of suspensions for young students, but plans were met by strong opposition from the teachers union, the Daily News writes.

* The “school-to-prison pipeline” rhetoric makes it seem racist to take school discipline seriously, but minority students have an equal right to a nonviolent, chaos-free learning environment and the mayor’s new rules puts politics above students’ needs, the Post writes.

* The Utica City School District has settled a lawsuit filed by New York State accusing it of discriminatory enrollment practices, funneling immigrant students into substandard alternative programs rather than the public high school, The New York Times reports.



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NYN SOCIAL BUZZ

Recent galas and events: (view photos):

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation; Literacy Partners

Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 17 - ACC's Pit Bowl

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

Sept. 16 - Montgomery – RECAP will hold it’s Annual Golf Outing at Stony Ford Golf Course in Montgomery, N.Y.

Sept. 22 - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will host its 3rd Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice Reception at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Oct. 13 - Friends of Hudson River Park’s Annual Gala Celebration

* To have your event featured here send your top 1-2 photos, along with a one sentence caption and photo credit, to info@nynmedia.comwith 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

A funder looks to an after-school program to nurture a new generation of inventors: The Lemelson Foundation recently awarded a two-year grant of just under $500,000 to Citizen Schools, writes Inside Philanthropy. This national nonprofit, with programs in New York and six other states, strives to enrich middle school education through expanded learning time programs held after the regular school day.

The hope-filled program that's keeping one-time criminals from becoming serial offenders: Nationswell profiles the Fortune Society’s alternatives to incarceration program, which is designed to rehabilitate and reintegrate one-time criminals.

New York Methodist Hospital expanding presence in Brooklyn: Brooklyn-based New York Methodist Hospital signed a 6,600-square-foot lease at 621 Degraw Street in Gowanus for a new outpatient facility, Commercial Observer reports. The nonprofit hospital will occupy the entire third floor of the three-story office building between Third and Fourth Avenues, which is owned by Fifth Avenue Committee, a nonprofit that develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities.



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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.

Join City & State Reports on Thursday morning, July 28, for the CSR Awards in Sustainability, which will honor outstanding corporate citizens for their work in sustainability - from the construction, energy, transportation and food industries and beyond. The breakfast event at New York University will feature a thought leadership panel discussion on trends in sustainability from top executives in the field. Nonprofit rates available. RSVP here.



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SECTOR FOCUS: Culture

Nonprofit theater plans to build new stage in Hell’s Kitchen: The Ensemble Studio Theater, a nonprofit company that focuses on the development of new American plays, is planning to build a street-level main stage on West 52nd Street, in a city-owned building where it now has two smaller stages on upper floors, according to the New York Times.

500 Men Making a Difference to host Bed-Stuy Music Festival: The nonprofit organization 500 Men Making a Difference is hosting the 2016 Bed-Stuy Music Festival in Brooklyn on Aug. 6, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Amsterdam News writes. The organization is devoted to investing in the lives of Black men and their families, and providing them with the means to develop successful and long-lasting futures.



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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

11 a.m - “The Capitol Pressroom” features City & State Albany reporter Ashley Hupfl, Politico New York reporter Scott Waldman, Pat Body, the new chairperson of the Conference of Big Five School Districts, Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, and Prof. Doug Muzzio, a political analyst and professor at Baruch College, WCNY.

11 a.m. - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, along with representatives of The Food Pantries for the Capital District and Key Bank, announce details of the third annual city-wide food drive initiative, Albany City Hall rotunda, Albany.

2 p.m. - New York City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, resident association leaders and the Myrtle Avenue BID hold press conference on the homicide of an unidentified woman in the Walt Whitman Houses and announce funds allocated towards security enhancements for neighboring NYCHA developments and along the Myrtle Avenue commercial strip, corner of North Portland Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn.



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