NYN Daily (4/21/16)

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NYC, Thursday, April 21, 2016

Showers and thunderstorms likely in Western New York. Sunny skies in the rest of the state. New York City, high 73; Albany, high 75; Buffalo, high 63.


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

 

TOP NEWS
 

NYN Media Reports - Risk management for nonprofits in today's operating environment: NYN Media Contributing Editor Jeff Stein sat down with John MacIntosh of SeaChange Capital Partners and George Morris of Oliver Wyman to discuss their comprehensive overview of the current operating environment that New York's nonprofits face. MacIntosh and Morris highlighted the risks that nonprofits should recognize and strategies that organizations can adopt in the midst of a challenging environmentWatch the video.

NY Land Trusts get $1.8 million in grants in celebration of Earth Week: In celebration of Earth Week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that $1.8 million in grant funding would be distributed across 55 nonprofit land trusts during the upcoming fiscal year, Nonprofit Quarterly reports. This historic level of funding will help to support programs that protect farmland and other natural resources as well supporting urban initiatives such as community gardens. Read more.

Here's how the East New York rezoning plan could affect you: After nearly two years of studies, hearings and negotiations, the rezoning plan aimed at bringing affordable housing to East New York got a City Council stamp of approval with a 45-1 vote with no abstentions Wednesday, DNAinfo reports. East New York sets the stage as the first of 15 neighborhoods targeted by Mayor Bill de Blasio to be rezoned as part of the administration’s city-wide plan to build and preserve 200,000 affordable homes. Read more.

Housing crisis finally hits a presidential candidate’s radar: After months of waiting for the presidential aspirants to address the housing affordability crisis, Bernie Sanders has stepped forward with some sweeping proposals, Nonprofit Quarterly reports. The article, “Bernie Sanders Promises Massive Federal Investment in Public Housing,” in New York’s Observer newspaper, hits the highlights of the Sanders initiative. Read more.

Rikers curbs use of solitary confinement: The number of inmates held in solitary confinement on New York City’s Rikers Island has fallen from 7.3% in 2012, a recent peak, to 2.3% last year, according to the city’s Department of Correction, in what city officials say is a sign of a gradual turnaround at a jail complex marred by allegations of violence and abuse, the Wall Street Journal reports.  Read more.

Opinion - selling out on $15 just bought NY Republicans … nothing: Philip Pidot, a Republican candidate for New York’s 3rd Congressional District. writes in the New York Post  that "After throwing the kitchen sink at Tuesday’s special election for convicted state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ former Long Island seat ... it looks like Democratic Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky won the seat anyway.  The dramatic minimum-wage hike is going to crush small businesses and nonprofits in this state and do untold damage to young people seeking their first jobs and New Yorkers trying to make ends meet."  Read more.

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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.
 

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NYN BUZZ  

SUS appoints new CFO: Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Perry Perlmutter as Chief Financial Officer of SUS, effective April 1, 2016. 
Perry is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of finance experience.  He started his career in public accounting, and then worked for Reliance Group Holdings, a $15 billion property & casualty, life and title insurance company for 18 years.  Perry spent the last 11 years as Chief Financial Officer at FOJP Service Corp and Hospitals Insurance Company, a risk manager and insurer for hospitals, nursing homes and social service organizations in metropolitan New York City.

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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.
 

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NYN CAREERS


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 herefor 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 herefor 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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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.

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was opening an investigation into potential voting irregularities during the presidential primary as New York City’s Board of Elections was besieged by complaints, The New York Times reports. Read more.

* With two months left in the session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s counsel Alphonso David signaled that the administration would accept less than the full package of ethics reform bills in front of the Legislature. Read more.

* Coordinated federal and state investigations into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising operations are examining efforts by a politically connected group to ban horse carriages in New York City, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.Read more.

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

Opinion - Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape: Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit organization that plants trees and restores parks in New York City, writes for Reuters' blog that since 80 percent of American families live in urban areas populated and defined by concrete, "when people celebrate Earth Day on April 22, they should not only reflect on how humans connect with the natural environment, but also with the built environment where many Americans actually live." 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 EducationMay 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: Health and Hospitals 

Provider chosen for NYC Support, upcoming 24/7 mental health hotline: First Lady Chirlane McCray announced that the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) has been preliminarily selected to execute NYC Support, a key component of ThriveNYC’s effort to improve access to behavioral health care. MHA-NYC has been selected to provide services for expanded mental health services via phone and text. Part of ThriveNYC,  the new service will replace LIFENET to significantly expand access to behavioral care. The mental health contract represents a $20 million investment over 3 years.

Corporate Angel Network Celebrates 50,000th Patient Flight : On April 14, a beautiful, 
energetic eighteen-month cancer patient, by the name of Baron Yerby, flew home to Atlanta after receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.  Instead of flying on a crowded commercial plane with the potential for immune deficiency issues, he and his parents flew on a corporate jet, belonging to NCR, a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Atlanta. And the flight was free of charge, arranged by Corporate Angel Network, (www.corpangelnetwork.org) the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel in the empty seats of corporate jets.

New York State Department of Health announces launch of study to assess and improve quality of health care in Brooklyn: The New York State Department of Health announced that Northwell Health, formerly known as the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been awarded a grant to prepare a feasibility and sustainability study that will identify options to dramatically improve the quality of health care in central and northeastern Brooklyn.  Details about the study, including its objectives and deliverables, can be found here.   Once completed, the State will evaluate the findings of the study and use them to develop and issue a request for applications from health care providers in Brooklyn for capital projects supported by the $700 million in State capital funds. 
 
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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

7:45 a.m. - Lt. Gov. Hochul attends Osborne Association Breakfast, an organization dedicated to assisting currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.

9 a.m. - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams  joins USPS in launching Carrier C.A.R.E.S., a new outreach program aimed at better protecting at-risk seniors and others in special circumstances, Cadman Plaza Post Office, 271 Cadman Plaza E., Brooklyn.

9:30 a.m. - The New York City Council General Welfare Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Homeless Services’ 90-day review, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

10 a.m. - The New York City Council Higher Education Committee holds an oversight hearing on the status of nursing programs at CUNY, 250 Broadway, 14th floor committee room, Manhattan.

11 a.m. - Assemblyman Michael Blake Speak at the launch of Planned Parenthood of New York Project Street Beat's community mobilization launch of "Your Body Needs You." Boricua College at Melrose Commons, 890 Washington, Ave., Bronx.

12 p.m. - New York City Council members Antonio Reynoso, Ritchie Torres, Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, Robert Cornegy and Helen Rosenthal join families and New Yorkers impacted by police abuses to call Right to Know Act reforms, outside City Hall, Broadway side, Manhattan.

12 p.m. - Hochul discusses economic development with Long Island City business leaders and tours Energy Tech High School with REDC Co-Chair Winston Fisher, Long Island City Partnership, 41-21 27th St., Conference Room D, Queens.

12 p.m. - Blake attends the Universal Hip Hop Museum Design Cipher, Old Bronx Courthouse, 513 E. 161st St., Bronx.

1 p.m. - The New York City Council Public Housing Committee holds an oversight hearing examining elevator safety in NYCHA housing following the death of Olegario Pabon at Boston Road Plaza, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

1:30 p.m. - De Blasio delivers remarks at grand opening of Third Avenue Health Center, 2604 Third Ave., Bronx.

2 p.m. - New York City Councilman Andrew Cohen and community leaders discusses the rezoning of the Woodlawn neighborhood from an R7A District to an R4A District and what that means for its residents, 520 E. 236th St., Bronx.

2 p.m. - Enck gives a keynote speech entitled “Clean Water: the Key to Long Island’s Future” at the Citizens Campaign for the Environment’s 2016 Long Island Earth Summit, "Water & Energy: Shaping Long Island's Future,” Suffolk Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood.

4 p.m. - Public Advocate James attends Sen. Brad Hoylman's Earth Day Open House, Hoylman's District Office, 322 8th Ave., Suite 1700, Manhattan.

4 p.m. - Enck delivers the commencement address at a graduation for participants and their families at the Fortune Society, 29-76 Northern Blvd., Queens.

6:30 p.m. - MMPCIA hosts Community Candidates Congressional Forum, Harlem Village Academies, 35 W. 124th St., Manhattan.

6:30 - 8 p.m. - The New York City Charter School Center and the NYC Special Education Collaborative continue the 6th Annual NYC Charter School Career Fair, Achievement First Endeavor, 510 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Inside City Hall” features New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Eddie Bautista of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, and Jessica Tisch, deputy commissioner for information technology, NYPD, Time Warner Cable News NY1.

7 p.m. - Hochul delivers remarks during Italian Language Foundation dinner, Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 E. 69th St., Manhattan.

7:15 p.m. - Public Advocate James honored at the 63rd annual Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club Dinner, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S., Manhattan.

7:30 p.m. - De Blasio delivers remarks at Hispanic Federation Annual Gala, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan.


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