Friday, March 16, 2018



* Jennifer Geiling, executive director of the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee, joined us for an NYN Media Insights podcast about how it has won over skeptics and gotten a lot done from working to streamline budget modifications to starting to standardize desk audits.

* Today’s Buzz says what major health facility reopened yesterday, who got New York City contracts yesterday and there’s still a chance to view a killer discussion at #NYNFundCon on turning events into fundraising opportunities.

A new NYN Media video follows our article earlier this week on American Indian Community House’s effort to boost the health of Native Americans by resurrecting the learning of language through events like Lakota Language Weekend in New York City.



* Buffalo woman Christina Sanford Gordon is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from local churches and nonprofit organizations through phony grant writing services, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday, WKBW reports.

* Two reports slammed how New York City handles the education of homeless children – with the  Citizens’ Committee for Children and Advocates for Children calling for a new deputy chancellor position dedicated to this population, The New York Times reports.

* New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray travelled to Puerto Rico this week with a dozen mental and behavioral health experts and will remain there for two weeks to train thousands of people in treating disaster-related stress and other mental ailments, El Diario reports (English translation).

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NASW- NYC requests your presence at our Fourth Annual Social Work in the City Conference on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 from 8am- 5:30pm at Hunter College. Earn 6 CE Credits!  NYT bestseller and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore will deliver the keynote address on strengthening NYC communities and fighting poverty.  Breakouts sessions include workshops in clinical practice, child welfare, criminal justice, policy, and issues of race and diversity. Click here to register



* A new venue in Manhattan is not your normal midtown theater, instead CityKids mixes drama and activism at a new location to prepare young people for their futures and it has had the backing of big names like Demi Moore, Chelsea Now reports.

* Donna Frescatore, who has led New York State of Health – the state’s online health insurance marketplace – for the past five years, will become the next state Medicaid director, replacing Jason Helgerson when he leaves next month, Politico New York reports.

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The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) has a large, windowed office and a smaller windowed private office available in our suite on the 7th floor of 86 Chambers Street, near City Hall.  Our office is conveniently located near all major subway lines.  The building is a well maintained, full service building, accessible 24/7 with front desk security.  The office is approximately 760 square feet and comes with like new furniture and office chairs. The rent is $3,000 per month and includes electric, wifi, building services, a shared conference room, and kitchen.  Ideal for a non-profit of up to 3 staff. Available April 1, 2018.


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* Poor Americans are flooding into the country’s blood-plasma donation centers in greater numbers than ever before, seeking to make up for low wages or small benefits checks, The Atlantic reports.

* The infusion of school safety officers led to violent incidents in New York City schools, so instead of armed guards schools need safety and disciplinary practices that actually protect children, the NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman writes in City & State.




Register for CSR Gender Parity Summit. This event will focus on the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity. Speakers include Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York,  Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair, Task Force on Women Issues. The conference will be on March 21 at the Manny Cantor CenterClick here for the full agenda.





* Juvenile justice advocate Dwayne Betts tells WNYC’s Brian Lehrer about a new podcast “Caught” which tells the stories of young people – who are disproportionately people of color – caught in America's expansive juvenile justice system.

* A new lawsuit from the ACLU is challenging the immigration crackdown from the Trump Administration that is pushing more and more immigrant children into foster care after they’re separated from the parents, Youth Today reports.

* Public health advocates and others warn that a plan to solve the opioid crisis that calls for the death penalty for some drug dealers will detract from effort to reverse the epidemic, but President Trump will likely include it in a plan he is finalizing now, Politico reports.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Corinne Hammons, CEO of Little Flower Children and Family Service of NY

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March 20 – NPCC: Intellectual property rights for nonprofits

March 22 – Marks Paneth: Not-for-profit accounting standards

March 27 – NPCC: Annual meeting of members

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KICKER: “I do a lot of audits, but this one cuts at the heart … In violation of the Department of Education’s regulations, I can say they’re doing almost nothing to follow up with the parents when homeless students are absent. Days go by, students are absent, and there’s no word from D.O.E.” - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, via the Times.

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