Friday, March 17, 2017



* Ann L. Shalof, executive director of Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, writes that when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his newest strategy, which included plans to open 90 new homeless shelters around the city, he was bracing for resistance from local communities – but what wary communities must realize is that homeless people already are your neighbor.

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* Trump’s initial budget proposal would cost New York City at least 910 million dollars in federal aid next year and likely more, and would have a “hugely negative impact” on the president’s own hometown, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, Politico New York writes.

* Trump’s administration proposed a 6.2 billion dollar cut in funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, City Councilman Ritchie Torres and Judi Kende, vice president and New York market leader of Enterprise Community Partners, write in Next City.

* Trump’s budget proposal would hit the Buffalo area hard, as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps heat nearly 100,000 homes in Erie County, is one of many assistance programs on the chopping block, The Buffalo News writes.

* Nonprofit Quarterly writes that while nonprofits should not panic by any means, now is not the time to be complacent or soft spoken as administrations and budget priorities change.

* According to research, half of chief development officers plan to leave their jobs in two years or less and 40 percent plan to leave fundraising entirely, columnist Claire Axelrad writes in NonProfit Pro.

* Demanding a fair distribution of shelters across the city, Crown Heights residents have tapped into an early criticism of City Hall's new homelessness strategy, Gothamist writes.

* A New York park honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who used a wheelchair for years, is not fully accessible to disabled people, according to a class-action suit filed against the state and the conservancy that runs the park, the New York Times writes.




The Association of Nonprofit Specialists invites colleagues old and new to join us for a lively networking evening on Thursday, March 23. We’ll share information about upcoming events and programs, and feature a presentation from events specialist Chris Lipari. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dancing Classrooms, 25 W. 31st Street, 4th fl. (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway). The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door (Includes wine, beer, soda and hors d’oeuvres). Register here.





* Gov. Andrew Cuomo panned Trump’s federal budget proposal as “dangerous, reckless, and insulting to New York values” in an email and said it should be “rejected out of hand,” the Times Union reports.

* Worries echoed across the country’s urban centers as city leaders, nonprofits and poverty experts lamented Trump’s proposed budget, which would make drastic cuts to programs aimed at helping the country’s inner cities and some of its most vulnerable populations, the New York Times reports.


* Housing justice organizers and faith leaders in several neighborhoods said that since the election, fear of deportation has become one of the largest challenges in their work, with undocumented tenants afraid to stand up to threatening landlords or apply for housing assistance, City Limits writes.

* Trump is backing a controversial effort to place the U.S. air-traffic system under control of a nonprofit corporation as part of his budget plan, Bloomberg writes. Just two years ago we looked at a bill to remove the FAA’s air traffic control systems from the Department of Transportation by privatizing it as a nonprofit corporation.




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* A new facility for homeless families is opening in the Bronx neighborhood of Belmont, the city said, the fifth among 90 shelters to open citywide as part of an overhaul of the Department of Homeless Services, DNAinfo writes.

* Ozone Park, Queens, residents and a nearby business owner are preparing to file two lawsuits to prevent the implementation of a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue that they say will put children at risk and drive down property values, Queens Chronicle reports.


* In this week’s podcast, we speak to Michael Glickman, president and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage about about what he’s doing to raise the museum’s profile and how he’s responding to recent incidents of anti-Semitism and bomb threats across the country. We also speak to Thomas Kamber, founder and executive director of Older Adults Technology Services talks with us about how their innovative technology curriculum for seniors is being put to use in places like the Queensbridge Houses.




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* Unique People Services Executive Director Yvette Brissett-Andre is the recipient of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce’s Best of the Bronx Award of the Year. Brissett-Andre was selected for her leadership at UPS and her dedication to improving the lives of individuals in need in the Bronx and across the city. The award will be presented at the Best of the Bronx 2017 Golf Outing on Monday, May 22 at Trump Links at Ferry Point Park. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), UPS has been providing vital programs for individuals with HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges since 1991. Large-scale fundraising efforts executed by Brissett-Andre have enabled the agency to expand its reach and contribute to the reduction in homelessness in New York City.

* The Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation, a nonprofit delivering high-quality Head Start, child care and UPK in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, announced new leadership on its Board of Directors. Victor Inzunza was voted in as president, Diana Breen was elected vice-president, Hilda Blair was named secretary, and Miriam Musco was appointed treasurer, effective March 13. Kellie Cook and John Van Ingen, former board president and vice-president respectively, along with Candido Dolmo and Alison Frazzini, were re-elected to the board. Under the leadership of Director Maria Contreras-Collier, CHCCC recently acquired real estate to serve even more Cypress Hills children. The new center will open its doors by 2019.


* The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation welcomed Barbara Rossi as its new Director of Institutional Advancement. Rossi joins their Continuum of Care, which includes the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, with nearly 15 years of fundraising experience. Rossi has worked in both the development and marketing sectors of nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Rossi was the Director of Development and Volunteers at Laurel House, Inc. in Stamford, Conn., which serves people with mental illness in Fairfield County.




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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric, Astor Services for Children & Families

Astor Services for Children & Families is looking for full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to make a difference in the lives of children. This candidate will provide psychiatric care for children and adolescents receiving services within a residential program and outpatient counseling centers. Duties include psychiatric assessments, development and implementation of treatment plans and monitoring for effectiveness and side effects of medication management geared towards recovery. The NPP will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with other providers, school and community resources as needed.

Director, Clinical Services, Graham Windham

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Is able to assess situations through a lens of safety and risk and support the development of appropriate plans to address those issues in a timely manner; Is able to effectively facilitate partnering with members of the Treatment Team and Graham Windham network to ensure a holistic approach to clinical treatment; Ensures the furtherance of the implementation of Solutions Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving through their own learning and application, as well as support of the staffs’ skill attainment in those models of practice; Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program; and more.

Vice President of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic's Home

As a key member of the management team, the Vice President of the Family Foster Care Program will manage all aspects of the Family Foster Care Program, including service delivery, staff development, foster home recruitment, facilities operations, budget development and allocations. The successful candidate will ensure that the Family Foster Care program meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies and meet contract compliance related to the delivery of Family Foster Care services contracted by government agencies.

Clinic Registrar (Bilingual) – Comunilife Vida Guidance Center, Comunilife

The Clinic Registrar is responsible for registering patients and scheduling their appointments while delivering service “with a smile”. Other duties involve insurance verification; data entry into a Windows based system (IMA) and familiarity with HIPAA regulations. Required: Bilingual in Spanish + HSD/GED + Proficient in MS Office functions including basic word processing, spreadsheet & database skills, in addition to billing software. Must be able to professionally interact with clients with fragile medical or mental health conditions, and work on Saturdays, in addition to extended hours on selected weekday evenings. Competitive salary, generous benefits, and caring environment.

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Event: Power in Numbers: Leveraging Financial Statements for Strategic Decision-Making

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Up to three CFRE credits will be available for attendees. Learn more and register.





* With the investigations behind him, de Blasio can begin again by avoiding the periodic self-inflicted wounds and by focusing on his record, which is rich, solid and substantial, chief strategy officer for Fenton and former press secretary to de Blasio Karen Hinton writes in the Daily News.

* With Bharara’s tenure as U.S. attorney complete, the silver lining is that his strong legacy of fighting corruption should endure for years to come, Columbia Law School’s Jennifer Rodgers writes in NY Slant.

* NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Trump’s proposed federal budget would cripple the department’s ability to protect the nation’s No. 1 terror target by slashing 190 million dollars in U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding for New York City, the Daily News writes.


March 22 -- Ropes & Gray LLP, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Foundation Center host Contract Law for Nonprofits

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On Friday, March 24, New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit FundCon which brings together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create a campaign and raise money. Click here to learn more.

On June 15, NYN Media will host its third annual Nonprofit OpCon. This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. How do we make things easier and more pleasant for executive leadership, operations, IT, risk, finance, HR and more? There are new industry standards to consider, and new guidelines around applying for public funds to learn. Bring your organization into the 21st century and abandon old practices that are depleting your valuable resources. It’s a new day in the nonprofit industry; join us as we explore these insights and strategies. Click here to learn more.




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12 p.m. – The Hudson Valley chapter of Citizen Action of New York will host a rally in front of U.S. Rep. John Faso’s office for constituents who are concerned that he voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, 721 Broadway, Kingston.

4 p.m. – Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou rallies and announces the support of 50 female elected officials asking New York City to allow permanent placement of the Fearless Girl statue, Broadway and Beaver Street, Manhattan.

7 p.m. – State Sen. Rubén Díaz, Sr., Assembly members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, Michael Blake and Victor Pichardo as well as New York City Councilman Rafael Salamanca host the seventh Abrazo Garifuna Banquet in New York, Maestro’s Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Ave., Bronx.

7:30 p.m. – Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell and others speak at Irish Stand rally for justice and equality, The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan.




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