NYC, Friday, April 22, 2016
Chance of showers in Western New York. Showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the rest of the state. New York City, high 76; Albany, high 76; Buffalo, high 59.
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NYN Media Reports - Council members, Banks discuss 90-day review’s impacts on nonprofits: Amid the largest restructuring of city homeless services in decades, members of the city council’s Committee on General Welfare pressed Steven Banks, commissioner of the newly minted Department of Social Services, on the impact his agency’s sweeping reforms will have on nonprofit providers. Read more.
Charities spent 4¢ on advertising for each $1 raised online: Nonprofits are spending an average of 4 cents on digital advertising for every $1 raised online last year and almost 70 percent of those advertising budgets were devoted to lead generation and new donor acquisition, The Nonprofit Times reports. The 10th annual M+R Benchmarks Study, dubbed “Benchmarks X” and released today, shows that overall, a nonprofit that generated online revenue of $1 million last year spent an average of $40,000 on search, banners, branding, and the like. Read more.
Advocates renew push to pass police reform bills stalled in City Council: Advocates and Council members rallied outside City Hall today to call for the passage of a pair of police reform bills that have languished for two years, despite support from more than half the body’s members, the Observer reports. The bills, known collectively as the Right to Know Act, would require police officers to identify themselves to people they stop and to inform people that they have a right to refuse a search if the officer does not have probable cause. Read more.
Making New York public housing sustainable: The New York City Housing Authority, the nation’s largest residential landlord, has released the NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda on Earth Day with a plan to take advantage of the cost savings, health improvements and climate change protections associated with sustainable buildings, Gotham Gazette reports. Read more.
Citing budget conflict, three quit City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus: Three veteran members of the City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus said they were resigning from the group on Thursday, citing ongoing conflict over the caucus’ voting process for its budget priorities in the upcoming fiscal year, Politico New York reports. Council members Annabel Palma, Fernando Cabrera and Inez Dickens sent a letter to the rest of the caucus explaining their decision. 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.
FPWA Distributes $120,000 in program grants to local nonprofit organizations: FPWA awarded six of its member agencies with a $20,000 grant at its annual Program Grants Breakfast at its office in Lower Manhattan. The grants support programs that are aligned with the FPWA mission and help to enhance the lives of New York’s most vulnerable. This year’s awardees are the Asian Americans for Equality, Edwin Gould, Exodus Transitional Community, Inc., New Alternatives for Children, Inc., New York Asian Women’s Center, Inc. and New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc. Programs funded by the awards included an integrated job referral and placement platform for Flushing, Queens; a faith-based program to support formerly incarcerated fathers; and an entrepreneurship program to increase the vocational prospects of women in substance abuse treatment.
GallopNYC has been selected to operate Cedar Lane Stables: GallopNYC has been selected as the highest rated proposer by NYC Parks for the license to operate Cedar Lane Stables, Gemini Fields, Howard Beach, Queens, NY. GallopNYC plans to offer greatly expanded therapeutic horsemanship programs at the site, as well as riding for the general public. “We have over 700 people on our waiting lists, and Gemini Fields will enable us to expand and offer lessons to many more people with disabilities in NYC,” said Alicia Kershaw, Executive Director of GallopNYC. GallopNYC is New York City’s leader in therapeutic horsemanship, bringing the proven benefits of working with horses to children and adults with disabilities in NYC.
Ours to Share - How worker-ownership can change the American economy: a new report published by the New York-based Surdna Foundation titled "Ours to Share," examines worker-owned firms and analyzes their potential to create a productive, stable and equitable economy as compared with traditionally structured firms. Read more.
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.
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.
POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Despite high-profile commitments by New York officials to confronting climate change and preparing for the next Hurricane Sandy, experts warn that the sense of urgency has been dissipating over time. Read more.
* As the number of temporary municipal employees in New York City continues to grow, Mayor Bill de Blasio appears poised to once again ask Albany to postpone a deadline to trim the city’s temporary workforce as required by the Civil Service Law. Read more.
* The federal inquiry into de Blasio’s fundraising efforts in 2014 is based on a state ban on contributions to a party committee if they are given or solicited for a particular candidate, with an intent to evade individual contribution limits, the Times reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
De Blasio Heads to South Bronx for grand opening of family health center: Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the South Bronx on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of a new family health center that aims to serve about 10,000 people in the borough, DNAinfo reports. The center opened as part of the city's Caring Neighborhoods initiative, which is meant to create and expand health care centers throughout the city. Read more.
A nonprofit in Harlem wants to bring dance to every public school in America: National Dance Institute gives students free dance classes because arts education matters, Huffington Post reports. For many of the students, a large percentage of whom come from diverse, low-income communities where public schools do not receive the kind of funding necessary to sustain an arts education program, NDI provides for them their first experience memorizing, perfecting and learning to love a dance routine. 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: Arts and Culture
David Geffen gives $100 million to MoMA but says he's still committed to L.A.: A year after surprising the arts world by giving $100 million to Lincoln Center, David Geffen gave one hundred million to a second New York institution, the Museum of Modern Art. Officials at MoMA announced Thursday that the entertainment mogul is donating $100 million toward the museum's renovation and expansion, making it the largest gift of the organization's fund-raising campaign and one of the largest in the museum's history. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
10:40 a.m. - De Blasio is a guest on “The Brian Lehrer Show” to discuss affordable housing, Earth Day and Rikers Island, WNYC.
11 a.m. - Empire State Development Western New York Regional President Sam Hoyt delivers regional budget briefing, Aurora Town Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora.
12 p.m. - Rep. Charles Rangel, New York City Councilwoman Inez Dickens and NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye join partners and affordable and public housing residents for event celebrating the renovations of Randolph Houses in Harlem, 214 W. 114th St., Manhattan.
12:30 p.m. - Mid-Hudson Regional Representative Thomas Scaglione delivers regional budget briefing, Poughkeepsie Community Wealth-Building Summit, Vassar College, The Main Building, Room 223, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie.
12:45 p.m. - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina attends an autism awareness event, P.S. 6, 555 Page Ave., Staten Island.
1:40 p.m. - City Councilman Rory Lancman, Assemblyman David Weprin and state Sen. Leroy Comrie join the Jamaica Muslim Center, members of New York City’s Muslim community and supporters gather to condemn an attack at Jamaica Muslim Center, 85-37 168 St., Queens.
2 p.m. - Rep. Nydia Velazquez participates in NYPD hate crimes forum, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, conference room, 62 Mott St., 2nd floor, Manhattan.
2 p.m. - Environmental Facilities Corporation President & CEO Sabrina Ty delivers regional budget briefing, Saratoga Spa State Park, Administration Building, Gideon Putnam Room, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs.
4 p.m. - Empire State Development Finger Lakes Regional Director Vincent Esposito delivers regional budget briefing, Wayne County Court House, First Floor Conference Room, 26 Church St., Lyons.
7 p.m. - Deputy Secretary of State for Economic Opportunity Jorge Montalvo delivers regional budget briefing, Filipino American Club of New York, Office of NYS Nurses Association, 131 W. 33rd St., Manhattan.