NYN Daily (4/20/16)


NYC, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sunny. New York City, high 63; Albany, high 61; Buffalo, high 65.


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






New York City Council to Review 5 Bills Reining In ‘Three-Quarter’ Homes: Five bills will be introduced in the New York City Council on Wednesday that aim to tackle the problem of unregulated flophouses catering to addicts, people with mental illnesses and others who are trying to avoid homeless shelters, The New York Times reports. Read more.


Voting Problems Prompt Comptroller to Vow Audit of New York City’s Elections Board: Citing concerns about potential voting irregularities during the most consequential presidential primary in years, the New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, said on Tuesday that his office would audit the city’s Board of Elections in part to determine if tens of thousands of Democratic voters were improperly removed from voter rolls, The Times reports. Read more.


Why Funding Overhead Is Not the Real Issue: Although the movement toward outcomes-based measurement offers a promising alternative to understanding impact, Nonprofit Quarterly writes that very little has been done to truly shift the sector’s understanding of what it takes for nonprofits to be financially efficient and adaptable. Read more.


Real Estate Speculators Swooping Into East New York, Brooklyn, Offering Residents Quick Cash for Their Homes: A new report says an increasing number of homes around the city are being bought with the intent to resell them — a process known as flipping. It's happening in East New York more than anyplace else, and that is causing a lot of concern, NY1 reports. Read more.


States Lead the Way on Paid Family Leave: California and New York are differing on how to provide paid family leave, in ways that are instructive for other states and for the federal government, the Times writes. Read more.




Blend Progressive Theory and Practical Experience at The New School:

At the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy —part of The New School in New York City—you can turn your commitment to social justice into a successful career with a master’s degree in International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Studies, or Organizational Change Management.


Apply by May 5 to start your program this fall.







Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches Spark Prize to Honor Nonprofit Changemakers:


Today, Brooklyn Community Foundation announces the inaugural Spark Prize, the first and only honor of its kind celebrating changemakers in the borough’s thriving nonprofit sector. Five organizations will each receive the $100,000 prize this year, selected through a competitive application process by a diverse committee of distinguished civic, business, and neighborhood leaders hailing from Brooklyn.


Brooklyn nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets over $350,000 and a minimum of five years in operation are invited to apply starting Monday, May 2 through Friday, June 3, 2016 at www.SparkPrize.org. Organizations do not need to be previous grantees of Brooklyn Community Foundation to be eligible. Application criteria and guidelines are available at www.SparkPrize.org/How-to-Apply




The Labor movement needs people like you. Become a leader.

 Strengthen your ability to advocate for equity and social justice in your workplace. Examine the challenges facing workers, the dynamics of class, race and gender and their impact on social movements. Earn a Master’s in Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Faculty includes scholars such as Ruth Milkman, Ph.D., and Penny Lewis, Ph.D.


Attend an open house April 26.








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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Accounting Management Solutions (AMS), a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Division, is the Northeast’s leading provider of executive-level accounting and finance professionals. We support nonprofits with part-time, interim, business advisory, project resources and professional search.

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.






* While Republican candidate Chris McGrath said the race to replace former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was too close to call, his Democratic opponent, Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky, declared victory with a narrow 780-vote lead. Read more. 


* Alice Cancel clinched former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s district with what she called a $5,000, community-centric campaign that triumphed over a $140,000 bid by the Working Families Party’s Yuh-Line Niou and two other candidates. Read more. 


* Carl Paladino, the former gubernatorial candidate who stood alongside Donald Trump as he made his victory speech in the New York primary, has much in common with the presidential candidate and a strikingly similar approach to politics. Read more. 






Women, Own and Embrace Your Power: At Philanthropy New York’s recent program, National Leadership as Diverse as the U.S, panelist Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley asserted that female foundation leaders really have no choice but to acknowledge their gender, and embrace that it alone can make them a powerful voice. Read more.






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: Religious Charities 


Organization Opens Center in Poland Amid Jewish Revival: A major Jewish organization opened its first chapter in Poland on Monday, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have been recently fleeing Western European nations hit by Islamic violence, The Times reports. Hillel International, the world's largest Jewish student organization, celebrated the opening of a branch at a ceremony in Warsaw on Monday. It is now present in 18 countries. Read more.






10:30 a.m. - The New York City Council Committee on Public Safety holds public meeting on the coordination and targeted delivery of social services in high-crime areas, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.


12:30 p.m. - State Office for the Aging Director Corinda Crossdale delivers regional budget briefing, Schuyler Co. Senior Center, Human Services Building, Silver Spoons Café, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls.


3 p.m. - New York City first lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop participate in a discussion about mental health with Workforce1 Career Center service providers, 110 William St., 4th Floor, Manhattan.



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