NYC, Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunny across the state. New York City, high 78; Albany, high 74; Buffalo, high 60.
You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.
Gabrielle Fialkoff, de Blasio administration official, is linked to the Panama Papers investigation: Gabrielle Fialkoff, the director of the New York City Office of Strategic Partnerships, which has coordinated the public-private partnership experiment between large 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities and private donors, has been identified as a shareholder in an offshore business advised by Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm at the center of a global journalistic investigation into offshore tax havens, Progress Queens reports. Read more.
De Blasio’s bold housing start gets going in East New York: The Daily News writes that with de Blasio’s East New York affordable housing plan on the verge of approval, the sensible scheme could end up acting as a model for the entire city and revitalize the struggling Brooklyn neighborhood while retaining working class residents. Read more.
Preparing for the LGBT Transfer of Wealth: The Nonprofit Times writes that laws and judgments supporting gay marriage and LGBT issues will have significant impact for the nonprofit sector, particularly fundraising - and if a nonprofit organization does not have a strategy for attracting and engaging this section of the community, it is missing out on a significant transfer of wealth. Read more.
Teach For America Applications Continue to Dive: A letter from Teach for America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard released on Tuesday, April 12th, reveals that applications fell for the third year in a row, Nonprofit Quarterly writes. This is likely why the organization shrunk its office staff by 15 percent and regional offices may be asked to make “organizational changes” as a part of a reorganization or rightsizing effort. Read more.
Big Plans to Remake a Rockaway Community: New York City planning officials see an opportunity to fundamentally revive the oceanside Queens community of Edgemere, improving access to the beach and delivering affordable housing and infrastructure, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
Rikers Island featured on 60 Minutes: Bill Whitaker reports on the volatile mix of low-level offenders and hardened criminals, as many as 40 percent of whom suffer from mental illness, being held at Rikers Island at any given time, creating a situation that promotes violence. Read more.
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Medicaid Matters New York Statewide Survey: Community Engagement in DSRIP
Medicaid Matters NY is conducting a survey to assess the degree to which CBOs are engaged in DSRIP. MMNY is seeking the perspective of community-based entities of any type from across New York State. Please take a few minutes to provide information on community engagement in your area. Results of this survey will be shared only in the aggregate; individual responses to this survey will not be shared. This information will be used to help MMNY assess what the needs are around the state for advancing community interests in local DSRIP regions. It will also allow MMNY to conduct state level advocacy to ensure that the DSRIP process engages CBOs in ways that recognizes their strengths and addresses barriers to their participation.
Please complete the survey at this link. You are encouraged to share this survey with your members, affiliates, and partners.
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Direct Support Professional, Heartshare Human Services of NY
The Direct Support Professional is responsible for implementing person-centered services for each individual. This includes ensuring implementation of the individual’s goals/valued outcomes in relation to both center-based and community inclusion activities. In addition, the Direct Support Professional is directly responsible for the individual’s overall safety and well-being. Click here for more information.
Assistant Director Human Resources, Abbott House
The Assistant Director is responsible for managing a range of activities related to employee/labor relations and staffing functions. Will be required to assist in all functions of the Human Resources Department. Qualifications:Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labors laws and governmental compliance requirements a must. Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in human resources management or related field. Click here for more information.
Application Support Specialist, Saint Dominic's Home
St. Dominic's Home is seeking an Application Support Specialist to provide support to social services programs such as those funded by OCFS, OMH and OPWDD as well as other service departments. Able to troubleshoot common problems and issues around user accounts, functions of the applications as well as basic PC and networking connectivity issues. Familiarity with New York State "Connections" as well as the Administration for Children Services (ACS) applications such as LTS, eCANS, PROMIS and PAMS is preferred. Click here for more information.
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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.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The races to replace the former Assembly speaker and Senate majority leader, both removed after being convicted on public corruption charges, presents an unprecedented situation and has resulted in races filled with intrigue, The New York Times writes. Read more.
* Cuomo early on endorsed Kaminsky, the Democrat in the race to replace former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, but has not campaigned once for him in the Nassau County district where the governor remains popular, the Daily News writes. Read more.
* Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ended the career of then-Assemblyman Dan Burling because he had an affair with Silver’s mistress, then-Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer, sources tell the New York Post. Read more.
SCAN New York’s GLASS (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters) program, in partnership with Hunter School of Social Work, the Human Service Consortium of East Harlem, United Neighborhood Houses will be sponsoring a ONE DAY Conference on May 7th to focus upon the history and legacy of Bayard Rustin, as a point of entry for an intergenerational dialogue on the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class and religion. Joining us for this critical dialogue will be Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin’s life partner. Participating with Mr. Naegel will be 1960’s civil rights activists, and, LGBTQ elder-activists, alongside contemporary Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ youth advocates. To register for Unsung Hero: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin as an Introduction to an Analysis of the Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class and Religion, please click here.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Local Trade Unions Participate in Day of Service for City Nonprofits: Nonprofit organizations around the state received a helping hand from several trade unions. As NY1's Bree Driscoll explains the relationship is mutually beneficial. Watch the segment here.
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.
SECTOR FOCUS: Higher Education
Upstate NY college lands more than $1M in grants for its art museum: An upstate New York college is getting more than $1 million in grants to fund a three-year initiative involving the school's art museum, AP reports. Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs announced Monday that it has been awarded $840,000 from the Manhattan-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore diversity and bolster the ways the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery uses its collection to explore issues of race. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams cuts the ribbon on a free legal services clinic, Brooklyn Borough Hall, rotunda, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.
1 p.m. - The New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights holds a public meeting, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.
1 p.m. - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits literacy pilot program for students with print-based disabilities at PS 57, 140 Palma Drive, Staten Island.