Editor’s Note: NYN Daily will be taking Labor Day off, but we will return Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a happy holiday!
NYN Media Podcast - NYN Media CEO Corner podcast with The New Jewish Home and East Side House: We sat down with The New Jewish Home president and CEO Audrey Weiner, to talk about why they rebranded from Jewish Home Lifecare, expanding their “green house” model of eldercare, and how ice cream can help ease the challenges of aging. We also spoke with John Sanchez, the executive director of the East Side House Settlement. When he retires in December, he’ll be departing an organization that he’s led for 27 years, and he talked about what’s changed since the end of the Koch administration, and what hasn’t.
Charity Navigator launches new Advisory System: Charity Navigator unveiled the new CN Advisory System, which aims to protect donors from charity scams and alleged misconduct by providing unbiased and objective information that ensures donors are informed of information that may influence their giving decisions. The new system classifies alleged wrongdoing at charitable organizations into three levels of concern and a statement detailing the alleged offense and corresponding severity level is published to the profile of a charity with a CN Advisory.
Under new policy for homeless families, children can miss less school: Homeless families in New York City have long been forced into a difficult choice: In order to apply for housing, they must have their children skip school, the New York Times writes. Now, the city’s Department of Homeless Services is changing its policies to try to reduce the extraordinary disruption that homelessness causes in all aspects of a child’s life.
Federal Judge tosses unpaid intern claims - four takeaways and good news for nonprofit employers with internship programs: Venable LLP writes about how courts consider seven non-exhaustive factors when deciding whether an individual is properly classified as an unpaid intern.
What happens when a homeless shelter opens in a gentrifying neighborhood?: A facility in East Williamsburg has pitted young gentrifiers and some older business owners who say they’ve shepherded the neighborhood through hard times against city officials who are under more pressure than ever to find places for the city’s 59,000 homeless men, women, and children to stay, The Nation writes.
Queens Public Library must pay for axed boss’ defense: The New York Post reports that the Queens Public Library has to foot the bill for the defense of its ex-chief who is accused of turning library coffers into his personal piggy bank, a Brooklyn federal judge ruled Thursday. Former president and CEO Thomas Galante, who sued the library last year after he was canned over his questionable expenses, is entitled under state law to legal funds in his defense against the library’s countersuit against him.
Reactions to the biggest nonprofit accounting change in 20 years: BDO’s Nonprofit Standard blog released the results of a poll among its readers to voice their opinions on the “Financial Accounting Standards Board ASU No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities,” widely considered the biggest change to nonprofit financial reporting in two decades.
Gene Wilder’s other legacy - His fight against ovarian cancer: Gene Wilder, who died at 83, was devastated by Gilda Radner’s death, and was convinced that she had suffered more greatly because her doctors were less aware of the condition, which delayed her diagnosis, Slate writes. The nonprofit Gilda’s Club NYC continues to serve families stricken by cancer across the city. In 2009, it merged with the Wellness Club, a similar nonprofit, to form the Cancer Support Community.
Southampton School District reaches settlement with Reclaim New York over denial of records: Southampton School Board members met to approve the settlement of a lawsuit that was brought against the district at the beginning of August for violating the Freedom of Information Law, 27East writes. In the settlement, board members agreed to pay $4,012 in legal fees to Reclaim New York, the Manhattan-based nonprofit organization that initiated the Article 78 petition.
Health workers on Staten Island are seeing a couple of rare positive signs on opioid use: The borough was the only one that had both painkiller and heroin overdoses drop from 2014 to 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports. To head off the switch from painkillers to heroin, city health officials launched initiatives in Staten Island several years ago to change prescription practices they said had spun out of control.
Don’t miss Reliant Studios at MarkCon:
Imagine what would change if your audience could journey with you to the frontlines of the amazing work you are doing! Having produced hundreds of nonprofit videos, including for Imagine Dragon’s foundation, storytellers Mike and Kristin Sukraw will take you on a journey to demystify the process of video storytelling. You’ll walk away with applicable techniques that will transport your supporters into the heart and soul of your nonprofit.
Care2 helps thousands of nonprofits recruit new donors and supporters. But how do you welcome those new supporters and introduce them to your cause? Care2's free Ultimate Nonprofit Welcome Series Toolkit will help you give newcomers the special attention they need, gently welcome them to your work, and engage them more deeply in your mission.
Hebrew Union College hosts conference on progressive Jewish culture:
Join scholars of diverse religions, political philosophers, lawyers, visual artists, musicians, and technologists as they question how the challenges of growing fundamentalism can spur new approaches toward nurturing passionate Jewish engagement in progressive communities. Explore with us how the arts, technology, and traditional halakhah (Jewish law) can advance a vibrant progressive Jewish culture. Visit the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion on Nov. 13 and 14 as they discuss how to revitalize progressive Judaism.
Urban Upbound wins Youth Opportunity Grant:
The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance announced that Urban Upbound has been awarded a grant from the 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund, an initiative that is part of a $3 million commitment that supports programs that connect youth to opportunities that increase their employability and prepare them to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. Urban Upbound is one of 12 organizations selected in 2016 to receive a one-year, $250,000 grant. With this grant, Urban Upbound is excited to launch Exploration in Construction, an initiative to prepare youth living in New York City Housing Authority developments with the skills to enter NYC’s growing construction sector.
Accounting Management Solutions (AMS), a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Division, is the Northeast’s leading provider of executive-level accounting and finance professionals. We support nonprofits with part-time, interim, business advisory, project resources and professional search. AMS will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Accounting Meetup on Sept. 14 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Slattery's Midtown Pub. Come network with us for: Career Advancement, Partnerships, Business Development and Professional Conversation. All are welcome. Your first drink is on AMS! Register today for Meetup
Join AMS on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Morgan Stanley in NYC, as AMS and JMT join forces once again to take a look at Uniform Grant Guidance and the significant changes affecting nonprofits. In this session we will review the important changes impacting grant and contract-funded nonprofits and strategies for compliance. Space is limited, please register by Sept. 14. Register today for Breakfast Program
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The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Permanency Planning, Health and Wellness services. The candidate leads and manages with excellence the Graham School operational arms of permanency services, clinical treatment and health services; takes a lead role at the Graham School in strengthening the fidelity to Graham Windham practice models of Solution Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving; collaborates with Associate Vice President of Residential Services to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs while advancing programming to provide opportunities to youth for skill building; and partners across Graham Windham branches so youth and families have a continuous network of support to grow and thrive during their time at the Graham School and beyond.
The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Residential services. The candidate: leads and manages with excellence the group living arm of the Graham School maintaining a consistent focus on prevention and being highly responsive to safety and risk; develops and manages program that provides opportunities for youth to build skills leading to a pathway to a successful life; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs; partners with on-site Greenburgh Graham School District leadership to promote academic success with a strong emphasis on school attendance and behavior planning; and collaborates with Associate Vice President of Permanency, Health and Wellness to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun.
Seeking an experienced NYS Licensed Social Work Supervisor (LCSW) to provide leadership in an Article 31 Clinic. Provide individual and group supervision, as well as oversight of Administrative functions. Ideal candidate is knowledgeable regarding OMH regulations, has strong computer skills, is detail oriented, and able to work in a fast paced environment. Position requires at least one evening each week.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins weighs in on the Crown Heights riots, Rudy Giuliani’s remarks in support of Donald Trump and the importance of healing the rift between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Q&A with City & State.
* Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new security measures for Rikers Island that include arming some correction officers at the jail complex with electric stun guns after a series of violent attacks on guards there, The New York Times writes.
* New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and the Department of Education vastly understated chronic-absenteeism rates at struggling city schools for two years and critics want a comprehensive audit of the department’s record-keeping practices, the Post reports.
NYN SOCIAL BUZZ
Upcoming galas and events:
Sept. 8 -- Urban Pathways hosts Sundown Social
Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”
Sept. 12 -- Voices for the Voiceless hosts performance.
Sept. 12 -- 26th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic in Memory of Eric J. Fenton.
Sept. 13 -- The Police Athletic League is holding its 44th Annual Superstar Dinner
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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.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Rick Magder leaving Groundwork Hudson Valley: Rick Magder, the executive director and founder of Groundwork Hudson Valley in Yonkers, is taking a new job leading the Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia, lohud.com writes. He's leaving the nonprofit group he launched 16 years ago as it prepares for the spring construction of a half-mile bike trail and park along a former railway that once connected Getty Square to railroads in the Bronx.
Harlem school turns around its 'persistently dangerous' status: P.S. 123 in Harlem, dubbed "persistently dangerous," has turned around its reputation by boosting morale and with behavior programs, DNAinfo reports. The school also opened a full-time mental health clinic at that school, run by Graham Windham, a social services non-profit, with a full-time social worker to provide counseling for students and families.
NYU cutting down 30-Year-old cherry trees to make way for development: Residents' fury at New York University's expansion in the Village is blossoming anew as the school prepares to cut down seven 30-year-old cherry trees to make way for the first building in its development plan, DNAinfo reports. NYU is donating the wood from the trees to nonprofit Big Reuse, which "trains disadvantaged New Yorkers in the skills necessary to start a career in sustainable building industries."
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.
SECTOR FOCUS: Culture
Harboring art in historic spaces at the 2016 Governors Island Art Fair: Artworks on the island make up just part of the 100-artist fair organized by the nonprofit 4heads in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service; more artwork sprawls throughout the historic homes on Colonels’ Row and the subterranean tunnels of Fort Jay, Hyperallergic writes.
Albany gallery caught in rent squeeze: A move to another city is among the most drastic options being considered by management of the gallery nearly 40 years after being founded in Albany, The Times Union reports. The gallery chose not to renew the lease on its downtown location for the past decade after it expires at the end of this year. Part of the gallery's financial challenge is that, as an exhibit space with no admission, it does not derive income from ticket sales, as performing nonprofits do.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. – “The Brian Lehrer Show” features New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett on Zika prevention, NPR’s Peter Overby on the role of big money in the presidential election, and St. John’s University’s Elizabeth Albert on New York City's forgotten beaches, WNYC.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Inside City Hall” features an interview with former Mayor David Dinkins at the U.S. Open and The Friday Reporters Roundtable with Politico New York’s Gloria Pazmino, the Times’ Vivan Yee, Jeff Mays of DNAinfo and Ross Barkan, Time Warner Cable News NY1.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Sarah Nannery, Director of Development at Goodwill Industries NYNJ; and Dana Bazemore, the Director of Our Sisters’ Place at Lutheran Social Services of New York, Monday Sept. 5.
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