NYC, Monday, May 16, 2016
Sunny skies in Western New York and New York City. Mostly cloudy in the Capital Region. New York City, high 63; Albany, high 58; Buffalo, high 54.
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NYN Media Perspectives - The trouble with city contracts: There has never been a time when the nonprofit community in New York City has been under so much pressure to achieve results, while restrictions on the government funding we receive continue to increase, JoAnne Page of The Fortune Society writes. Read more.
HUD’s shelter cuts could prove catastrophic: The Doe Fund’s George McDonald writes that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s de-prioritization of transitional services for homeless prevention will be catastrophic and potentially life threatening for homeless individuals. Read more.
Prosecutors interviewed FEGS board members and former staff: Government prosecutors have interviewed board members and former employees of the bankrupt Jewish social service agency FEGS amid ongoing investigations of the group’s financial collapse, The Forward reports. Read more.
NYC Controller Scott Stringer shoots down homeless shelter contract due to ‘corruption’: The city controller refused to approve a contract for a major homeless shelter provider after finding evidence of ongoing corruption in the group’s finances, the Daily News reports. Controller Scott Stringer on Friday shot down a $796,800 emergency contract the Department of Homeless Services was trying to get approved for one of five shelters run by the nonprofit Housing Bridge. Read more.
NYC Section 8 residents talk about the horrors of affordable housing, fears of being forced out by money-hungry landlords: Interviews with more than two dozen Section 8 tenants, as well as experts and government officials, reveal that gentrification is eroding the stability provided by a voucher that was once the gold standard for low-income housing, the Daily News writes. Read more.
Governance and accountability for nonprofits: Governance is of central concern to nonprofits, yet theories of nonprofit governance are underdeveloped in comparison with corporate governance and, specifically, it appears that knowledge of governance practices to achieve broadened accountability to multiple and diverse stakeholder groups has lagged, the Nonprofit Quarterly writes. Read more.
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92nd Street Y announces live webcast of Spring gala performance by Darlene Love:
92nd Street Y, the renowned nonprofit center for arts, innovation and community in New York, has announced a live webcast of the organization’s Spring Gala performance in New York by the legendary rock-and-roll vocalist Darlene Love on Monday, May 16. For a donation of any amount to support 92Y, viewers can see the concert live online and get limited-time access to previously unreleased recordings from 92Y’s archive: a conversation with Larry David, Philip Roth’s self-declared last public reading, a talk with the late Nora Ephron and a conversation with modern dance legend Martha Graham.
The Spring Gala is 92Y’s biggest celebration and fundraising event of the year. The event supports the organization’s extraordinary programming, including educational outreach initiatives that bring the arts to 16,000 NYC public school children and scholarship programs that enable children, adults and seniors with limited means to participate in 92Y’s summer camps, seniors programs, arts classes and more. The benefit also helps 92Y to continue bringing today’s best thinkers, writers, artists and leaders to a broader audience than ever before, through free on-line content, with live webcasts and 92Y’s free archive of more than 2,000 recordings at 92YOnDemand.org.
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Director of Data Systems and Program Evaluation, University Settlement
University Settlement is seeking a Director of Data Systems and Program Evaluation who will oversee its client reporting data systems as well as provide leadership in designing program review and performance. The Director will work closely with staff responsible for designing and inputting information to data systems and will help to build capacity for ongoing evaluation and self-assessment. Read more.
Chief Operating Officer, Lantern Community Services
Lantern is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to report to the Executive Director. With oversight of operations including leasing and compliance, security and IT as well as providing key fiscal support and analysis, the COO will be a member of the Executive Team utilizing his/her management experience to anticipate operational needs, assist with key financial assessments and ensure Lantern is maximizing its funding opportunities and identify opportunities to create process or infrastructure efficiencies. Read more.
Education Specialist, SCO Family of Services
As part of an Education Team, the Education Specialist will be assigned a caseload of children and youth in foster care to support their education needs. Program goals include ensuring: Children remain in the same school when in their best interest; children experience seamless transitions between schools and school districts when school moves must occur; children with disabilities receive appropriate educational services (including District 75 placements, referrals to the Early Intervention Program (EI), etc…); and, children receive the academic support they need to succeed in school. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Mayor Bill de Blasio and his operatives made the decision - now under investigation - to use upstate county party committees to raise money in 2014 for Senate Democrats only after they feared the governor was not prepared to spend what he promised, the Daily News' Ken Lovett reports. Read more.
* The investigation into the 2014 Democratic state Senate campaign may intensify as a new complaint has been lodged against the Erie County Democratic Committee charging illegal coordination with the Communications Workers of America, The Buffalo News reports. Read more.
* Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence disgraced former state Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson to more than seven years behind bars for his felony conviction for making a false statement and obstruction of justice, the Times Union writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Teen brothers launch local newspaper to help Bed-Stuy community: Brothers Rusty Fields, 17, and River Fields, 14 of Bedford-Stuyvesant, have launched a neighborhood newspaper, The Bainbridge Times, as a way to help solve issues affecting their area, DNAinfo reports. Read more.
Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike. Keynote Speakers includeVu Le, Nonprofit Humorist from nonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.
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.
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
How and why you diversify colleges: The debate about how to diversify colleges is too often framed as a favor to low-income kids, when it is actually a benefit or richer students, who are then exposed to a breadth of perspectives that lies at the heart of the truest, best education, Frank Bruni writes in The New York Times. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
1 p.m. - New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene and others rally for saving Summer youth employment programs, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
6 p.m. - State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Stringer, Van Bramer and more attend the New York League of Conservation Voters spring gala, Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, Manhattan.