NYN Daily (4/26/16)


NYC, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mostly cloudy in New York City, cloudy in Albany, and rain followed by clouds in Western New York. New York City, high 66; Albany, high 61; Buffalo, high 58.


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


NYN CEO Corner - Jennifer Campos, Project Picture Day: Starting a nonprofit in New York in today’s operating climate means building a strong team and having a plan for sustainability. Jennifer Campos, co-founder of Floral Park, New York-based startup Project Picture Day, talks with NYN Media about designing and sustaining their program to support the  emotional health of children in low-income communities around the globe by hosting school picture days. Watch the interview.

De Blasio to commit $30M to address growing homeless student population: Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce steps to tackle the city's large and growing homeless student population on Tuesday, with a $30 million commitment to build health centers in schools with large numbers of homeless students and to provide new supports to children living in the city's homeless shelters, Politico NY reports. Read more.

What to watch for in the mayor's executive budget: Mayor Bill de Blasio will release his Executive Budget for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday and the nonpartisan, nonprofit Citizens Budget Commission has posed eight questions that people should be asking, including what to expect in terms of new revenue streams, new spending, the city’s fiscal reserves and agency savings, the impact of the state budget, and the city’s investment in capital projects, Gotham Gazette writes. Read more.

Opt-out numbers remain low in Buffalo, other New York cities: Despite efforts to get more students in cities across New York to skip state standardized math and English language arts tests this year, most urban districts are reporting their opt-out rates as flat or decreasing, City & State reports. Read more.

De Blasio to propose $2 Billion for New York City’s hospital system: New York City’s public hospital system “is on the edge of a financial cliff,” de Blasio’s administration warns in a report to be released as part of his budget, which proposes a restructuring and an infusion of $2 billion in subsidies, the New York Times reports. Read more.


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Delete blood cancer launches national campaign aimed at recruiting millennial bone marrow donors:

Delete Blood Cancer DKMS announced today the launch of its national “Up Your Social Standing” campaign, which will heighten awareness of the urgent need for bone marrow donors – particularly young donors – through social media and public service announcement (PSA) videos created to inspire people to take action.  

“We are committed to growing the number of registered bone marrow donors to provide hope to every patient searching for a lifesaving match.This is the driving focus behind launching this new campaign,” said Carina Ortel, CEO of Delete Blood Cancer. “Medical research shows that younger donors provide the greatest chance for a successful transplant, which is best for patients. The more awareness and action we can inspire among this group means a greater impact on the lives of those who are depending on us for a chance to fight the odds.”


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Therapist, Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Therapist will provide age appropriate weekly counseling to children 17 years old or younger who have witnessed domestic violence. Duties and Responsibilities: Engage with parents to set up appointments and plan schedule; supply therapy area with age appropriate toys and games; provide age appropriate therapeutic counseling to children; engage in supervision as needed with supervising therapist. Qualifications/Requirements: LCSW, LMSW or Licensed Psychologist required. FFT or MST experience a plus. Click here for more information.

Psychologist/Consultant, Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Duties/Responsibilities: Complete comprehensive Psychological batteries on children and adolescents in foster care; ensure written reports are completed timely; conducts and completes initial & annual developmental and mental health screenings for children under 5. NYS licensed Psychologist required. Click here for more information.

Educational Director, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services/Safe Space 
Sheltering Arms is currently seeking an Educational Director for our Early Childhood Education Program. The Ed Director will be responsible for the overall administration and supervision of our Betances Day Care Center, in the Bronx. Responsibilities include the coordination and supervision of all program components, including the intellectual growth of children ages 2-4 years old; providing preventative health and social services, nutrition, staff development, and community outreach; promoting parent involvement in program operation; and fiscal management/accountability, and office/facilities management. Click here for more information.

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* Mayor Bill de Blasio again refused to elaborate on any details in the criminal investigation into his fundraising activities, denying any wrongdoing and saying that any inquiries into those activities are politically motivated, The New York Times writes. Read more.

* The probe into de Blasio’s fundraising efforts for state Senate Democrats could make an already unpopular mayor even more toxic in Albany and doom many items critically important to the city, the Daily News writes. Read more.

* De Blasio’s executive budget proposal, which will total around $82 billion, adds a host of new initiatives on top of what was contained in the preliminary budget, including money for a new police precinct in southeast Queens, the Daily News reports. Read more.



11 risks hidden in your Form 990: As watchdog groups and other stakeholders continue to expect increased transparency from nonprofits, it’s become all the more important for organizations to prepare Form 990 as accurately and completely as possible, BDO's Nonprofit Blog writes. These publicly available forms can expose organizations to public scrutiny, but they can also leave the door open for preventable penalties from the IRS and state and local taxing authorities. 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 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.


SECTOR FOCUS: Environmental Nonprofits

State Budget zeros out Catskill Park funds: This year, on February 9, nearly 30 organizations and over 50 volunteers took part in 2016 Catskill Park Awareness Day, again traveling to Albany to meet with regional legislators and to represent the interests of the Coalition, the Woodstock Times reports. They requested that a $4 million line item be created in the EPF for the Park and also requested funding in the NYS 2016-2017 Budget under the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Aid to Localities budget. Read more.


11 a.m. - “The Capitol Pressroom” features E. J. McMahon, president and founder of the Empire Center, Elizabeth Moran, a water and natural resources associate with Environmental Advocates of New York state, Marc Smith, the policy director at the National Wildlife Federation, Correctional Association of New York Executive Director Soffiyah Elijah, and Assemblyman Neil Breslin, WCNY.

11:40 a.m. - “The Brian Lehrer Show” features Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, WNYC.


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