NYN Media CEO Corner - Robert Maher, St. Christopher’s: Dr. Robert E. Maher, Chief Executive Officer at St. Christopher’s which provides education and life planning skills to children with special needs and their families to 170 resident youth and 160 day students at the Greenburgh Academy, talks with us about managing the minimum wage increase and building a strong management team. Read more.
City failed to test for lead in water at day care centers, audit says: An investigation by City Comptroller Scott Stringer found that the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene had not tested the water from faucets and fountains in 70 of 119 day care centers - even though the health code mandates that drinking water at day care centers be tested for lead and fixed if the levels are unsatisfactory. Read more.
The 20 most generous companies of the Fortune 500: With help from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fortune has identified the top 20 most generous companies in the Fortune 500, as measured by cash contributions. In total, the 20 most generous companies donated $3.5 billion in cash in 2015. Read more.
Sept. 11 Memorial CEO stepping down: For the third time in the past week, the chief executive of a New York-based nonprofit has announced their departure, this time at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, the NonProfit Times reports. This time it’s Joe Daniels, who headed the development, planning, design, construction, and operational ramp-up leading to the opening of the memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks and the opening of the museum in May 2014. Read more.
$6M donated for 100K children in US to see 'Hamilton': The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 inner city school children across the country see the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton," the Associated Press reports. The additional funding follows a 2015 pilot program that provided a $1.5 million grant for 20,000 New York City school children to see the Broadway sensation. Read more.
New York City IDs bring museums a flood of new members: New York City residents are joining cultural institutions in droves, a perk of signing up for IDNYC, the city-issued identity cards, the Wall Street Journal reports. With about 800,000 cards distributed since the program began in January 2015, residents from all boroughs have initiated nearly 400,000 free yearlong memberships at 40 arts and cultural groups, according to the Department of Cultural Affairs. Read more.
It’s time to get 501(r) compliant: As scrutiny of tax-exempt hospitals continues to increase, it’s critical that hospitals adapt to the latest regulations - particularly those that are about to go into effect in the fiscal year beginning July 1, writes BDO's Nonprofit Standard blog. Read more.
Podcast - taking on cancer at the grassroots: Louis DeGennaro, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s chief executive officer, talks with the Chronicle of Philanthropy about success in drawing small donors to help it tackle blood cancers, the third-leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths. He also discusses the organization’s research grants to speed development of promising therapies and its First Connection program, which matches newly diagnosed patients and their families with survivors for personalized peer support. Read more.
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New York-based groups benefit from $23 million grants by the Conrad Hilton Foundation:
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced $22.9 million in grants during the second quarter of 2016. It included $1.15 million for New Yorkers for Children to implement the Home Away from Home initiative to improve the capacity of foster care agencies in New York City to recruit, retain and support foster parents to enhance the wellbeing of older youth in foster care. Westat, Inc. was awarded $400,000 to serve as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning partner to the Foster Youth initiative strategy. Read more.
Penguin Random House donates more than $44,000 to CAMBA to support literacy programs for low-income New Yorkers:
On June 17, Penguin Random House employees in New York City completed a five-mile walk along the Hudson River and for one month leading up to the walk, all participants fundraised on behalf of CAMBA. By the day of the Global Walk, employees had raised more than $44,000 for CAMBA literacy programs. CAMBA provides integrated services through more than 160 programs, including children and adult literacy programs for individuals and families throughout New York City.
SCO Family of Services names David Marcus to board of directors:
SCO Family of Services, one of New York State’s oldest and largest providers of services to children and families, named David Marcus to its Board of Directors June 21. He was most recently Managing Director at SHL Capital (USA), Inc., a family office investment advisor firm. Marcus previously served as Chief Investment Officer at the Juilliard School, managing more than $1 billion in total assets and also served as Managing Director at Dartmouth College, where he was a senior member of the investment team that managed the school’s $3 billion endowment.
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.
Supervisor of Preventive Services, New Alternatives for Children
New Alternatives for Children is seeking qualified candidates for a supervisory position in the agency’s Preventive Services at our new Bronx satellite office. Responsibilities include: providing clinical and casework supervision for 4-5 MSW social workers; accompanying social workers into the field for intakes and other visits as needed; participating in Planning, Elevated Risk, and Child Safety Conferences as needed; completing supervisory documentation including monthly case review notes and professional development logs in accordance with ACS guidelines; completing staff evaluations in accordance with agency policy; ensure that progress notes, FASP/service plans, case forms and monthly statistics are timely, complete, and in compliance with NAC and ACS requirements; and monitoring and ensure staff training and development. Read more.
Regional Director, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
The Regional Director is responsible for the oversight of four OMH Licensed Housing sites in Manhattan, a Congregate Permanent Housing site in Manhattan and a 500 bed Scatter Site Housing Program with offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Supervises the Managers of each program and works with the Director of Residential Services to ensure programs remain in compliance with external regulatory requirements, as well as PCMH policies and procedures. The Regional Director is required to travel to all sites weekly and is on-call 24/7. Read more.
Director of Contract and Grant Management, Comunilife
Comunilife is seeking high caliber candidates for the position of Director of Contract and Grant Management. This position is responsible for managing more than 30 contracts with federal, state, and city agencies, as well as Comunilife's portfolio of foundation grant support. The successful candidate will serve as a critical link between government contract officials and Comunilife, will play an instrumental role in developing and monitoring the organization's annual operating budget, and will supervise all personnel in the organization's contract budgeting, vouchering, and audit processes. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Mayor Bill de Blasio has introduced few large-scale policies this year that will drive his 2017 re-election bid, with his third year in office shaping up to be his slowest yet, raising concerns among some aides and Democratic allies, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
* Some eyebrows were raised that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has made cracking down on so-called zombie properties a top priority in recent years, was not invited to Cuomo events touting new legislation to combat the problem, the Daily News’ Lovett reports. Read more.
* More than three years after the governor announced millions in state funding for an affordable housing project in Schoharie, its doors are not open and the man behind the project has been named in many suits or liens filed by contractors, the Times Union reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Nonprofit work after retirement? Maybe you can make it pay: Archie Elam, 61, recently graduated from Encore!Hartford, a four-month training program for corporate professionals over age 50 looking for a career in the nonprofit sector, public agencies and government, according to the New York Times. Like others in his age group, nonprofit work - focused on addressing society’s pressing needs and promoting arts and culture - has a particular allure. Read more.
Touro College and Harlem United will offer free health screenings Monday: The two organizations will provide free HIV testing today for National HIV Testing Awareness Day as well as other health screenings, such as blood pressure and Hepatitis C tests, bone density screenings and counseling for medication, asthma and smoking cessation, according to DNAinfo. Read more.
How Sue Donoghue, Prospect Park Administrator, spends her Sundays: The New York Times profiles a day of Donoghue, who has served for almost two years as the official park administrator and the president of the Prospect Park Alliance, a nonprofit that works with the city to manage and maintain the 585-acre park. Read more.
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.
SECTOR FOCUS: Higher Education
How public universities are addressing declines in state funding: In response to significant declines in state funding over the years, almost all public colleges and universities have increased tuition while considering other ways to raise revenue, lower costs and maintain high standards, according to the New York Times. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. – New York City Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at press conference announcing new report on Airbnb's impact on affordable housing, City Hall Steps, Manhattan.
1:30 p.m. – State. Sen. Robert Ortt discusses his agenda designed to make earning a college degree more affordable for students and families across the state, The College at Brockport, Eagle’s Lookout Conference Room, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport.