Monday, December 18, 2017



* Today’s NYN Media Buzz includes details on the best PR for nonprofits, a new study on incarceration rates across the state, and an expansion in programming to get Utica children ready for school.

* New York nonprofits are mobilizing to accommodate a surge in working-class women who are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, NYN Media reports.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke with City & State about her new legislation to combat sexual harassment, her Twitter war with President Donald Trump and her top priorities for the final weeks of 2017.



* The parents of two children who were fatally scalded by a broken radiator in city-funded housing for the homeless are suing the city for negligence in relation to the incident, The New York Times reports.

* New York City plans to start conducting free blood-lead tests today for children in public housing in response to revelations that the New York Public Housing Authority had not conducted lead paint inspections for years, the Daily News reports.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled an $11.5 million plan that aims to curtail recruitment of new gang members to MS-13 on Long Island by focusing on social and education programs for at-risk youth in Suffolk County, Newsday reports.

* Republicans will remain in charge of the state Senate during budget negotiations early next year despite a Democratic plan to unify because state Sen. Simcha Felder will continue caucusing with the Republicans, the New York Post reports.

* More news below …




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*  The Times profiles Elizabeth Smith, the new president of the Central Park Conservancy, and how a professional background in private equity and the Parks Department has prepared her to lead a nonprofit with $44 million to spend annually.

* A flurry of legislative activity the likes of which few in the City Council could remember has marked the final days of the year – and of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s tenure – including police and street vendor reform bills, the Times writes.

* Hopes are high within NYCLASS, the New York City nonprofit that opposes horse carriages in Central Park, that legislation banning carriages from city streets under most circumstances will pass the City Council this upcoming session, the Post reports.




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* A new report shows how national student loan trends affect neighborhoods across New York City, such as in the Bronx, which has the highest rate of loan delinquency yet the smallest percentage of residents with student loans, Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Atlantic examines why people making more than $200,000 tend to donate less to charity than those who make less than half of that, despite the growing trend of super-wealthy individuals earmarking half their fortunes for philanthropy.

* A state budget deficit looms as legislators examine how the Republican tax plan will affect revenues in the years to come, Gotham Gazette reports, and more than a billion in funding is still vulnerable to expected federal cuts to health care programs.

* A video from Nonprofit Quarterly discusses tips for creating strong relationships among board members and with executives, with an emphasis on how board chairs can create a proactive role for themselves in organizations.




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* Budget cuts and political scrutiny have undermined the ability of the Internal Revenue Service to investigate allegations of improper political activity by charities and other nonprofits, The Washington Post reports.

* A repeal of the individual insurance mandate was among the provisions retained by the Republican tax bill that may become law within days, New York magazine reports, but the Johnson Amendment will continue to limit political activity by nonprofits and charities.

*  Federal officials went easy on the nation’s largest drug company despite an aggressive investigation by the DEA that alleged McKesson Corp. turned a blind eye to how the opioids it made was fueling a national drug abuse crisis, The Washington Post reports.

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KICKER: “My husband and I are traveling around the United States with our guitars to raise money and start a nonprofit fund-raiser to change the shelters in Nyc and make them safe for families to live … I am going to sing my heart out and spread the story of how Nyc FAMILY shelter killed my baby girls.” – Facebook post by Danielle McGuire, mother of two children who died in a city-funded shelter, via the Times


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