Monday, April 3, 2017

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FROM NYN MEDIA:

* FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Last week we asked you how confident you were that Mayor Bill de Blasio would be able to overcome potential resistance to open new jails in city neighborhoods as the city worked to close Rikers Island. About 43 percent of respondents answered that it wasn’t likely at all, 29 percent said it was “somewhat likely.” The remaining 28 percent said it was more likely.

TOP NEWS:

* Recognition, trust and support - both monetary and otherwise - are among the critical tenets that make up a great nonprofit to work for, according to the seventh annual NonProfit Times 2017 Best Nonprofits To Work For.

* The city has used 30 Manhattan hotels to house the homeless, including the iconic New Yorker, the upscale Excelsior and the tourist-friendly The Manhattan at Times Square, the New York Post writes.

* The number of child welfare investigations juggled by Staten Island caseworkers has gone up in the last six months despite recent deaths and the city's efforts to reduce caseloads, the Staten Island Advance reports.

* Despite its vaunted collection, prodigious $332 million budget and a board stocked with some of the country’s most powerful donors, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is largely run by a dozen or so executives and trustees, interviews show, with little transparency or accountability, the New York Times writes.

* The New York nonprofit Visual AIDS received a hateful fax last Thursday, which contained a blend of racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism, Mic writes.

* If de Blasio supports the Fair Fares proposal for half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers, it should be a priority that is accommodated within the city budget, Maria Doulis of the Citizens Budget Commission writes in NY Slant.

* The independent commission studying Rikers Island officially released its recommendations for closing the troubled jail complex on Sunday, two days after de Blasio reversed course and decided to back the plan, The New York Times reports.

* It’s important to carry enthusiasm and a call-to-action in a nonprofit’s annual report, nonprofit consultant F. Duke Haddad writes in NonProfit Pro.

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut deeply into the Department of Housing and Urban Development, paring rental assistance and eliminating heating and air-conditioning aid, energy-efficiency assistance, and partnerships with local governments like HOME, the New York Times writes.

IN DEPTH:

* Watch a video of NYSHealth Foundation’s conversation with Sean Cavanaugh, who served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to discuss what is in store for Medicare in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

* A new and easier scientific approach to determining the quality of evidence can help the social sector better assess and better address social problems, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.

* The struggle to find replacement executive directors is just one symptom of a problem that is holding the sector back from achieving its full potential, contributor Simon Mont writes in Nonprofit Quarterly.

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* The nonprofit PowerMyLearning is helping southeast Queens students engage in learning outside of the classroom by supplying nearly 200 students from several area schools with no-cost desktop computers, the Times Ledger writes.

* Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford, NY Mets studio analyst Nelson Figueroa and Mr. and Mrs. Met helped unlock the Mets' ballpark for the 2017 season to raise awareness and support of the critical need for affordable housing, according to a press release.

* Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden, the grassroots organization founded three years ago to preserve the namesake green space, is now a new non-profit corporation called Elizabeth Street Garden, Inc., Bowery Boogie reports.

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NYN BUZZ:

* enCourage Kids Foundation, an organization that provides environments and experiences that help children through each step of their medical journey, held its 32nd Annual Gala on March 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel hosted by PIX11 Sports Anchor, Andy Adler. This year’s gala shared the organization’s “Superhero Kids” Tales of Courage and highlighted the organization’s Escapes program as this year’s “mission moment.” The “Superhero” campaign features the tales of four extraordinary kids, whose everyday lives include heroic acts of bravery, strength and spirit. To date, the Gala has raised nearly $1.8 million for the enCourage Kids Foundation.

CAREER MOVES:

Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Marks Paneth LLP, announced that Frances McKenna has joined the firm as a Tax Director in the firm’s Nonprofit, Government and Healthcare Group. She has spent the last 26 years with the Internal Revenue Service – serving the agency and its Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division in a number of increasingly complex and high-level roles. In her past role, McKenna made significant contributions to, and had oversight of, a number of high-profile national programs including the Affordable Care Act; International, including Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts; Employment Tax, including Federal Insurance Contributions Act; the Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention; Federal/State Liaison, including Housing and Urban Development and state gaming regulators; and the National Research Program.

GRANTS AND FUNDING:

* The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Fund awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector. Applications are due April 14. The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter to support causes important to her father, Oliver Bauman. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. At the end of her life she translated that love into a legacy gift, which Baxter hoped would help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.” For more information, visit here.

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

Multiple Opportunities, Life's WORC

Life’s WORC is a leading Agency which provides services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. We have recently been named as one of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in NY by the Society of Human Resources Management. We have positions available as Direct Support Professionals, Residential Nurses and Managers. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Licensed Social Workers, Family Shelters, CAMBA

CAMBA’s three family shelters, located in Queens and Brooklyn, want to expand the range of mental health and related services to families with children in shelters by hiring Licensed Clinical Social Workers with supervisory experience for supervision, training mental health assessments and techniques such as motivational interviewing. LMSW as Care Coordinators for the delivery of onsite client services, including groups for families, crisis interventions and 1:1 support.

Care Manager, MercyFirst

Care Management is a service model whereby all of an individual's caregivers communicate and interface so that the patient's needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a "care manager" who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability. The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provision and coordination of services to assigned caseload. The Care Manager guides program enrollees and their caretakers through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.

Psychiatrist- Per diem, PT, FT, Federation of Organizations

Provide psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment as a member of a mobile, multi-disciplinary treatment team and in a clinic setting for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Candidate should Currently licensed as a physician by the NYS Education Department and certified by, or be eligible to be certified by, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Valid and clean NYS Driver’s License required. Position is based in Queens.

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

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POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* After failing to reach a state budget agreement over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is resorting to a strategy popularized by his predecessor, David Paterson: a temporary budget extender, City & State writes.

* The president of New York City’s largest police union ramped up criticism of a city agency that investigates complaints against the NYPD after a recent leak of disciplinary records, The Wall Street Journal reports.

* Nearly one-fifth of New York City city subway elevators and escalators are so old that they chronically break down, MTA officials admit, and they often stay out of service for extended stretches because the agency has trouble getting the parts to fix them, the Post reports.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 4 -- As part of the Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals Series sponsored by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Foundation Center, a workshop will focus on the legal considerations before starting a nonprofit.

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/qmshb/61307675 to submit an event or view all community events.

NYN EVENTS:

* Front Line Heroes display excellence in their commitment to serving those in need. Every year, NYN Media recognizes people from the nonprofit industry who work in the field directly helping clients and making their organizations' goals a reality through hard work and dedication. Click here to see this year’s honorees. To RSVP for the April 18 event, click here.

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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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features state Sen. John DeFrancisco, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Blair Horner, Healthcare Association of New York State’s Nancy Landor, WCNY.

11:30 a.m. – U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney calls on President Donald Trump to fully fund the Youthbuild/AmeriCorps program and increase access to naloxone, Youthbuild, 248 Main St., Poughkeepsie.

12 p.m. – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, David Byrne of the Talking Heads and others hold a rally to Save the Arts and protest proposed funding cuts to the NEA, CPB and elsewhere, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations holds a public meeting calling on Trump to fully fund federal arts programs, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – Immigrant and labor leaders announce plans for May 1 rally, Rise Up: Immigrants’ Rights and Workers’ Rights, 32BJ SEIU, 25 W. 18th St., Manhattan.

7:20 p.m. – Public Advocate James attends the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

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