NYN Daily (5/19/16)



NYC, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sunny in Western New York, and cloudy with a chance of showers elsewhere. New York City, high 70; Albany, high 69; Buffalo, high 66.


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New Overtime Rules To Hit Dec. 1: Overtime pay regulations will change Dec. 1 for the first time in 12 years, doubling the salary threshold to qualify for time-and-a-half pay, the NonProfit Times reports. Nonprofits covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act include are hospitals, schools and preschools, government agencies and businesses providing medical or nursing care for residents. Read more.


City plans legal action against seven Brooklyn, Bronx slumlords whose decrepit properties house many homeless New Yorkers: Seven buildings that house about 1,000 people - including 107 homeless who have been placed there by the city in so-called cluster sites - have a combined 726 housing violations, including many deemed “imminently hazardous” like rodents, lead based paint and no fire exit, the Daily News reports. Read more.


Brooklyn Museum offers staff buyouts: The Brooklyn Museum is offering voluntary buyouts to address a budget deficit of about $3 million, the museum’s director, Anne Pasternak, informed the staff on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. Read more.


Columbia University to establish First Amendment institute: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the university announced that they would jointly create the Knight First Amendment Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to “preserve and expand First Amendment rights in the digital age,” Politico writes. Read more.


Former principal named president of New Visions, the data-crunching nonprofit that helps run dozens of city schools: Mark Dunetz, a former high school teacher and principal, was named president of New Visions for Public Schools on Wednesday - a nonprofit that helps manage a network of district and charter schools in New York City that is larger than the entire Buffalo public school system, Chalkbeat reports. Read more.



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FPWA names new development and communications officer:


The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies hired Denise Nelson as its Chief Development and Communications Officer. Before joining the organization, she helped lead development for the Eagle Academy Foundation and PENCIL, and served as Associate Vice President of Major Gifts at United Way of New York City.


Unique People Services director honored:


Unique People Services Executive Director Yvette Brissett-Andre received the 2016 SmartCEO Brava Award, recognizing her exemplary leadership and commitment to impact lives. Since joining the agency in 2008, she has been instrumental in enhancing independence, community inclusion and quality of life for hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities and other health challenges.



Know someone with leadership potential? Help build the next generation of NYC’s community leaders. The Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is recruiting for Community Semester, a 16-week academic and community service experience. Students hone skills through coursework and first-hand experience working with a community-based organization while earning college credit and financial support toward educational expenses. Open to students entering the BA in Urban and Community Studies or the MA in Urban Studies.





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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* An analysis by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found that new federal overtime rules finalized Wednesday will result in 67,000 workers in the city earning an average of about $300 more per year, the Daily News reports. Read more.


* Health insurers operating under New York’s insurance exchange are seeking to boost rates by an average of 17.3 percent for individual policies, but the proposed increases must be approved by the state Department of Financial Services, according to the Daily News. Read more.


* New York City officials said they are moving ahead with plans to build two apartment towers inside the Brooklyn Bridge Park despite the state dropping its support for the initiative due to concerns about ongoing investigations, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.


* Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that most agree specific reforms to the criminal justice system are needed, and we must not squander the opportunity to advance agreed upon reforms like having officers wear cameras while on duty. Read more.






Mentors and Free Washer/Dryers - How Community Schools Get Kids to Show Up:  Nonprofit groups help turn community schools into one-stop centers with on-site health, mental health and social services along with expanded hours for learning time, DNAinfo reports. In the case of Manhattan’s P.S. 15, that meant hosting weekly meetings involving teachers, school aides, the school nurse, guidance counselor and a parent coordinator, who makes house calls to personally escort some students to school. 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: Health and Hospitals


Nonprofit Hospitals Adjust to Attract Investors: As Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich., shows, more nonprofits are starting to resemble big businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. In health care, where nearly 60% of hospital operators are private nonprofits, recent consolidation has created large organizations that span several states, with multibillion-dollar budgets and tens of thousands of employees. Read more.


Richard O’Reilly first to win Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering award: The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering awarded Dr. Richard O’Reilly, the chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation, the inaugural Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric oncology. Over the course of his four-decade career, Dr. O’Reilly has become a globally-renowned doctor and thought-leader in pediatric cancer, particularly for his groundbreaking developments in bone marrow transplantation approaches and expanded treatment options for patients. The new global prize will be awarded annually to a researcher, physician, or team leader who has made a positive and lasting impact on the fight against pediatric cancer.


Independence Residences, Inc. unveils new brand and plans of merger at annual gala: The nonprofit announced that it would merge with the Queens Parent Resource Center, becoming Innovative Resources for Independence. The two groups became affiliated in 2012. More than 350 people attended Independence Residences’ May 5 gala, held at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. IRI is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities live rewarding lives. It also launched its new website, vision statement and mission.






11 a.m. - The state Senate Committee on Education holds a public hearing to examine the merits of extending mayoral control of schools in New York City, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina to testify, Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th floor, Manhattan.


12 p.m. - State Sen. Tony Avella, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and The Humane Society of the United States urge the New York Blood Center to keep its promise to provide lifetime care to a colony of chimpanzees used for research, City Hall Steps, Manhattan.


4 p.m. - Hochul and Co-Chair Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez convene Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force Western New York Session, Medaille College, Main Building, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo.


6 p.m. - The Assembly Minority Task Force on Protecting the Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities holds a regional forum, Genesee Community College, Best Center Room T-119, 1 College Road, Batavia.


7:30 p.m. - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate James attend Churches United for Fair Housing Annual Awards Dinner, Weylin B. Seymour Building, 175 Broadway, Brooklyn.




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