NYN Daily (4/14/16)

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NYC, Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sunny skies across the state. New York City, high 57; Albany, high 56; Buffalo,
high 54.

 

You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.

 

 

TOP NEWS

 

 

NYN Media Reports -- Three former Boys Town employees arrested as city DOI releases scathing report on Close to Home oversight: The New York City Department of Investigation announced the arrest of one current and two former employees of a nonprofit-run home for juvenile offenders where, last June, three teenagers left undetected, escaped to an Internet cafe and raped a Brooklyn woman, NYN Media reports. The employees’ arrests were announced in conjunction with the release of a DOI report that chronicles lax security measures and employee negligence at Boys Town’s “non-secure placement,” or NSP, facilities. Read more.

De Blasio keeps city agencies on short leash: De Blasio has taken a more hands-on and ideological approach than his predecessor in managing New York City’s 44 agencies, a style that can drag out decision making and frustrates some of his commissioners, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.

Debate over best path to affordable housing development continues: While sweeping new norms for city land use and housing development were passed into law last month, the debate over how to best achieve affordable housing continues, Gotham Gazette writes. Read more.

Enforce nursing standards: Allowing bad nurses to enter the profession and to stay on while the disciplinary system plods along isn’t some minor problem, and the state Legislature should provide funds to properly staff the Office of the Professions to deal with it, the Times Union writes. Read more. 

The rich live longer everywhere; for the poor, geography matters: In a dynamic infographic, the New York Times tracked life expectancy by geography and correlated the findings with income distributions. "One conclusion from this work, published on Monday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, is that the gap in life spans between rich and poor widened from 2001 to 2014," the Times writes. Read more.

 

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NYN BUZZ

 

New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities selects Foothold Technology to support Its statewide services

Foothold Technology announced it has been selected to support the state-run residential, clinical and day services systems managed by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. With the new relationship, Foothold’s electronic record and intellectual and developmental disabilities software, AWARDS, will be used initially to support more than 38,000 individuals who receive OPWDD provided services.

“We are excited to deepen our relationship with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and we’re honored to be selected as the trusted electronic documentation and communication solution. For the last 16 years, our team has supported nonprofit and government agencies throughout the state and throughout the country, and we look forward to building on our success to expand the support we can provide to intellectual and developmental disabilities programs working hard to support individuals and families across the state,” says Foothold Technology’s CEO, Marlowe Greenberg.

 

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Attend an open house April 26.

 

 

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NYN CAREERS

 

Contributing Editor/Reporter, NYN Media 

New York Nonprofit Media is currently expanding and seeking a talented Contributing Editor/Reporter to help us cover news of importance to the New York nonprofit sector. Do you think you have what it takes? Click here for more information.

 

Supervisor/Senior Transformational Coach, St. Nicks Alliance

St. Nicks Alliance, a 40-year-old North Brooklyn based community organization, seeks an energetic, inspiring and experienced supervisor to serve as the Senior Transformational Coach for our NABE 3.0 initiative project. NABE 3.0, an exciting new initiative currently in its second year, brings together St. Nicks Alliance’s outcomes driven work in employment, education and affordable housing to a specific targeted area in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to help children, adults and families overcome the barriers of poverty. Click here for more information. 

 

Treatment Family Foster Care Case Worker, SCO Family of Services 

The Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) Caseworker will provide comprehensive casework and support services for children and families involved in the foster care system under the guidance of a Treatment Family Foster Care Supervisor. The TFFC Caseworker also has primary responsibility for managing the care and treatment of children and youth and performs child/youth care functions relevant to daily foster home care, including the delivery of respite and crisis intervention services in the foster home. Click here for more information.

 

NYN MEDIA CAREERS: To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email lblake@cityandstateny.com. Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.

 

 

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AMS will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Accounting Meetup on May 11th 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.

 

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

 

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he asked a lawyer to reach out to federal prosecutors to offer his full cooperation as investigators examine his donors and fundraising operation from his 2013 campaign, The Wall Street Journal writes. Read more. 

* De Blasio said he had conversations in 2014 and into 2015 with two financial backers who are now at the center of a federal investigation, acknowledging more extensive contact with the men than he had previously, the Times writes. Read more. 

* De Blasio's poll numbers are suffering, according to an NY1/Baruch College poll, with his approval rating dropping 10 points from February to 48 percent and 31 percent of city voters disapproving of the job he's doing. Read more. 

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

New “Bright Spots” Report a Goldmine for Nonprofits about Successful Fundraising at the Grassroots: “Fundraising Bright Spots,” a new report published by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and written by Kim Klein of Klein and Roth and Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint, is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, writes Nonprofit Quarterly's Ruth McCambridge. Read more.

 

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NYN EVENTS

 

Nonprofit OpCon is taking place June 9th at Baruch College.  This event will focus on streamlining operations and processes for New York’s nonprofit organizations.  We will have a full day of sessions with topics on technology, finance, risk assessment, hiring talent, output versus outcome, real estate and more.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join executive leadership from New York’s nonprofits.  Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. For more details or to RSVP, please click here.

For the first time, New York Nonprofit Media celebrates Front-Line Heroes in the nonprofit community on April 26, 2016 at 8:00am at New York Law School. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of the 25 honorees who exhibit the traits of a Front-Line Hero: a committed, innovative behind-the-scenes human service practitioner, leader and advocate for change in New York.  To place congratulatory ads, buy VIP tables, or view our current list of winners, please click here.

The Role of Business in K-12 Education: May 19th, Hunter College - City & State Reports presents a one-day, high-impact conference that will explore how businesses, foundations and nonprofits can have a tangible, positive effect on K-12 education. Stanley Litow of IBM; Dale Russakoff, author of “The Prize”; and Lisa Belzberg of PENCIL present. Early bird and nonprofit rates available. Register now.

 

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SECTOR FOCUS: Hospitals

9 out of 10 New York hospital emergency room visits unnecessary: Millions of New Yorkers use the emergency room for conditions that could be treated in less expensive settings, according to a new study conducted by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Read more.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

 

1 p.m. - The City Council Committee on Juvenile Justice holds a public hearing on Requiring the Administration for Children’s Services to report on programs and services provided to youth in placement and detention facilities, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

 

6:30 p.m. - City & State hosts the Brooklyn Borough Series event with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

 

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