Monday, March 13, 2017



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* Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will again try to open a homeless shelter in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens, where angry residents blocked a planned men’s shelter last fall, the Daily News reports.

* The city's public advocate blasted de Blasio’s plan to curtail homelessness, calling on City Hall to build more low- and moderate-income housing instead of just shelters, the Daily News writes.

* New York City’s homeless high school students face a daunting array of health risks, including asthma attacks, unplanned pregnancies and self-harm, according to a study to be released today by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Politico New York writes.

* On the New York Slant podcast, Christine Quinn endorsed de Blasio’s new homelessness plan to build 90 shelters across New York City, but admitted she would have handled the homeless crisis differently if she were in City Hall.

* Black and Hispanic neighborhoods struggling with poverty bear the brunt of the battle to shelter the homeless, not affluent white communities, the Daily News writes.

* The Arab-American Association of New York, which has raked in more than 200,000 dollars in city cash since 2014 hosted political events at its headquarters, a violation of federal nonprofit rules, the New York Post writes.

* An upstate Jewish community center suffered its second bomb scare in less than a week, forcing 200 people to evacuate the facility while the state bomb-detection units checked the building, and prompting Cuomo to order state police to investigate, the New York Post reports.

* Recognizing the challenges to many of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s program priorities presented by the current political climate, the board of trustees has approved an increase in the Fund’s grants budget by nearly 12 percent for 2017, Fund President Stephen Heintz announced.

* Over four in five New York City voters 50 and above want greater support for family caregivers to ensure older New Yorkers can age in their own homes, but the proposed city budget doesn’t keep pace with the growing need of the city’s aging population, according to a survey released by AARP.



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* When Betsy DeVos was nominated as U.S. education secretary, her pick was condemned by advocates because she lacked a long résumé in public education, but City & State asks what impact she will actually have on New York’s schools.

* Community Board applications are up 20 percent or more in three of New York City’s five boroughs, an increase some politicians attribute to dissatisfaction with the election of Trump, but also conservatives who are now interested in politics because of him, The Wall Street Journal reports.



* In a podcast, the Chronicle of Philanthropy interviews Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth to discuss the group’s work investigating and publicizing violations of international law and advocating for basic human freedoms.

* Community foundations around the country will host one-day, online giving campaigns for nonprofits in their regions, but the model needs an overhaul if it’s going to benefit more than the community foundations themselves, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.



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* Octogenarian investment banker Felix Rohatyn had just been honored for helping save New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970s when forty-something Shola Olatoye brought the nonprofit Citizens Budget Commission’s annual dinner into the 21st century, Bloomberg writes.

* ADAPT Community Network, formerly known as UCP of NYC, celebrated its 70th anniversary at the New York Hilton and attendance included more than 700 supporters and iconic actress and longtime celebrity ambassador, Susan Lucci, PIX11 writes.

* Over the past several months, billboards have been displaying an important message throughout Tompkins County, featuring a simple graphic of a child and a blunt statement: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children is Happening in Tompkins County, Tompkins Weekly writes.



* This week, Citizens’ Committee for Children Executive Director Jennifer March joined us for an Outcomes segment exploring the results of their recent Community Risk Ranking report, and Charles Archer, co-founder of the Thrive Network, joined us for a CEO Corner segment to talk about how he’s making sense of the current uncertainty in New York’s nonprofit sector, especially as it relates to health care and potential federal cuts.



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.




* UJA-Federation of New York announced that it was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5. More than 350 Official Charity Partners will be part of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. In 2016, 9,000 charity runners raised 36.1 million dollars during the marathon on behalf of hundreds of not-for-profit organizations in New York City and across the nation. Members of Team UJA will receive a detailed training schedule from UJA’s team coach and certified personal trainer; free weekly group cross training in Central Park; nutrition tips; a sleek running shirt; special perks that come with UJA’s silver sponsorship, including pre-race bus transportation and coveted tent access in Charity Village at the start of the race; and a dedicated cheerleading squad in every borough along the route. For more information and to sign up, visit

* Originally scheduled for Feb. 9, April 24th is the new date date for The Art & Science Of Effective Youth Programs: A Ground Breaking Conversation To Promote Social Emotional Outcomes For Youth. The symposium will engage youth development practitioners in ground breaking conversations about how to strengthen social emotional learning for youth based on recent findings from a large-scale, national collective impact study conducted by Algorhythm, with the support of Youth INC and News Corp. The goal of this symposium will be to examine the four key drivers of success in promoting SEL and bring these data to “life,” lifting up collective strategies and tips for success. It is sponsored by: CUNY School of Professional Studies Mozilla, The Hive Youth INC Algorhythm News Corp John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute for Worker Education The Youth Studies Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies



* JASA, which serves older adults, appointed Gerald Prosser to the position of Development Associate, Individual Donors. In this role, Prosser will focus on the identification, cultivation and stewardship of individual donors, primarily through the planning and production of fundraising events and campaigns. Prior to his position at JASA, Prosser’s fundraising experience includes the Making Strides Against Cancer walk for the American Cancer Society and Grassroots Campaign Inc, where he helped run fundraising campaigns for many nonprofits including the ACLU, ASPCA, Save the Children and Planned Parenthood.



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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.




* After President Donald Trump fired or had Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers and 45 other U.S. Attorneys resign, the race is on to find a replacement for Capers’ position and several candidates are vying for the job, the Daily News writes.

* The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could provide help in vindicating de Blasio and his aides, who are being investigated for de Blasio’s fundraising efforts, Gotham Gazette reports.

* De Blasio said anybody interested in learning about the city’s proposed 84.7 billion dollar budget should not trust the media, but should search the voluminous documents themselves, the Post reports.



March 14 – Women's City Club of New York presents a panel on the future of paid leave. New parents and caregivers often have to choose between their paycheck and caring for newborns or seriously ill family members.

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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.



City & State's annual On Health Care forum has become one of the most prestigious events across New York State; hosting NYC and NYS Health Commissioners, CEOs and Executive Directors of hospitals and healthcare labor unions, lawmakers, media and advocacy leaders. The 2017 On Health care forum will bring together over 250 professionals from across the state, including elected officials, public health officials, hospital administrators, investors, healthcare providers, and innovators from both the public and private sectors. If you are in the healthcare or medical industry in New York this is a must-attend event.




11 a.m. – New York Immigration Coalition advocates releasing a new report that examines the challenges to accessing and providing legal representation for immigrants and urge elected officials to provide funding for immigration legal services, Foley Square, 111 Worth St., Manhattan.

12 p.m. – Homeless advocates rally to support the Albany Can End Homelessness in New York state campaign, and commit civil disobedience by blocking Third Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

12 p.m. – The New York Civil Liberties Union holds an Emergency Day of Action rally, West Capitol Park, Washington Avenue and Swan Street, Albany.

12 p.m. – Velazquez, New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer rally against New York City Housing Authority budget cuts, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

12:30 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey will hold a press conference with advocacy groups and families to discuss the consequences of Trumpcare on the Lower Hudson Valley, Nyack Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 160 North Midland Ave., Nyack.

6:30 p.m. – Díaz Jr. speaks at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Dinner, Cipriani, 110 E. 42nd St., Manhattan.

7 p.m. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at Raise the Age Evening of Action, Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave., Manhattan.

8 p.m. – Brewer speaks at 15th annual Taste of Greenwich House benefit, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., Manhattan.




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