NYN Daily (5/26/16)


NYC, Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chance of showers and thunderstorms in Western New York. Mostly sunny in the rest of the state. New York City, high 86; Albany, high 87; Buffalo, high 75.


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




Politicians push de Blasio for $62M in summer programs for NYC kids: Forty-two City Council members have signed a letter urging de Blasio to cough up cash for optional summer programs serving thousands of city kids, according to the Daily News. The free programs, which provide students with tutoring and paying jobs, were funded last year as part of de Blasio’s after-school program for middle schoolers called School’s Out New York City, which runs in more than 560 schools. Read more.


Pay-what-it-takes philanthropy: A new grantmaking approach is needed, one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services, writes the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The first step toward achieving that is for grantmakers to realize that different types of nonprofits have different cost structures. Read more


For some prisoners, finishing a sentence doesn’t mean getting out: The Legal Aid Society in New York City, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York and lawyers with Willkie Farr & Gallagher sued state and city officials for holding at least 169 people past their maximum sentence since 2014, City Limits reports.  That's when a report by a state senator prompted the state corrections department to stop releasing sex offenders to city shelters within 1,000 feet of a school. Read more


De Blasio school discipline policy shift causes a stir: Gotham Gazette reports on the first year of implementation of a change in suspension policy that has yielded a dramatic decrease in student suspensions. In April 2015, the New York City Department of Education modified its discipline code and added an extra step to the process for suspending students from school in an effort to move away from overusing suspensions and toward alternative disciplinary measures that address the root causes of disruptive behavior. Read more.


Philanthropic gamification becoming a virtual reality: Organizations and design studios are seeing more opportunities to fundraise, advance missions and convey important information all while consumers are having fun, The Nonprofit Times reports. As technology advances and games increase in popularity, the short and long-term future of gaming might inform how an increasing number of organizations interact with constituencies and raise money. Read More.



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NYS Health Foundation grant creating tool to assess health needs in multifamily housing: 


Enterprise Community Partners received a $150,000 grant from the NYS Health Foundation to support the creation of a tool to assess the health and sustainability needs of existing multifamily buildings. The Healthy Green Physical Needs Assessment tool will help affordable housing owners and public agencies to identify and better understand the range of improvements they need to take to improve resident health and wellbeing.  As the first step to understanding the potential scope of physical improvements in a building rehabilitation, the HGPNA represents an opportunity to integrate health components with building upgrades. Read more.


Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation awards $1.8 million in spring grants cycle:


The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation distributed a total of $319,245 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves, and grants totaling nearly $1.5 million from donors with charitable funds at the foundation. Locally, the foundation awarded grants from the Fund for Columbia County, Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund, Taconic Hills Arts and Humanities/Education Enrichment Fund and Quailwood Fund. Grants from the Fund for Columbia County were awarded to collaborative projects involving two or more nonprofits. It also awarded grants to programs in education and enrichment, arts and culture, health and human services and the environment. A full list can be found online



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.





Child Care Worker, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. It is seeking a Child Care Worker whose job includes providing a safe, clean and caring living environment for program residents; preparing meals according to weekly meal planner; participating in activity programming including individual and group activities, sports, games, trips, enrichment activities, etc.; and enforcing the program’s daily routine by accurately completing reports, checklists & daily point sheets. Read more


Director of Medicaid Re-Design Initiatives, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services/Safe Space

Sheltering Arms is seeking a Director of Medicaid for our Administration Office, who will be responsible for the development, implementation and initial operational oversight of new programs and services for children and families made possible through New York State Medicaid Redesign. These programs and services are expected to include: Care Management, Home and Community Based Services, and State Plan Amendment (SPA) services for children. Read more


Licensed Substance Abuse Specialist and Employment Specialist, The Bridge

The Substance Abuse Specialist leads the team’s integrated treatment addressing the needs of consumers at various stages of recovery. The integrated substance use services are delivered individually and also through group treatment. The specialist will use assertive outreach and engagement strategies, motivational interviewing and stage-wise interventions that target readiness for change. This is a field-based position and requires at least 80% of services to be provided to consumers in their homes, shelters, places of employment, vocational and education settings and other community settings. Read more


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* Elected officials are demanding de Blasio release records on pending deed restrictions, such as one that resulted in four investigations into the sale of a Lower East Side nursing home, and suggested a delay could hurt the mayor’s spending plan, the Post writes. Read more


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking on the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries in his effort to curb heroin and opioid addiction, suggesting that insurers cover addiction treatment and pharmaceuticals educate doctors on adverse effects, Politico New York reports. Read more.


* Legislation eliminating the state “tampon tax,” a sales tax on tampons, pads and sanitary napkins, was approved in the state Senate and is now in the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who plans to sign it into law, the Times Union reports. Read more






Artists Invited to Help Plan Public Space in Staten Island's North Shore: Artists are getting a chance to shape the way public space looks on the borough's developing waterfront with a new project involving nonprofits and developers in the area, DNAinfo reports. The Design Trust for Public Space teamed up with Staten Island Arts for the multi-year "Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront" which aims to create a "cultural plan" for public spaces along the North Shore. 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 include Vu 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.


On Thursday, September 15th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon which will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand.  We expect over 200 nonprofit communications, marketing, PR and strategy executives to attend this event.  Topics to include:  brand transformation, social media, event planning, integrated marketing, data analytics and more.  If you are looking to reach nonprofit executives please click here.




SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals


Memorial Sloan Kettering is blown away by response to Humans of New York campaign: Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton is using his viral fundraising prowess to help pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Crain’s writes. The 32-year-old blogger helped raise $3.8 million from about 103,000 people in just 18 days as of 11 a.m. Monday. Read more


How a Brooklyn Resident is Making Periods 'UnTabooed,' One Woman at a Time: Diandra Kalish has made it her mission to break taboos associated with menstruation by offering health education and sustainable menstrual products to women in need through the nonprofit UnTabooed, which she runs from her Crown Heights apartment, according to DNAinfo. Read more






11 a.m. - The New York Civil Liberties Union and Picture the Homeless announce new legal action under the Community Safety Act regarding the NYPD’s discriminatory treatment of homeless people in New York City, Foley Square, Manhattan.


11 a.m. - State Sens. Jeff Klein and Adriano Espaillat and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, along with advocates and mothers, release report entitled, “Restoring Lost Access: Giving WIC Participants Choices,” on how state Department of Health policy changes have created baby formula deserts for WIC participants in New York City, City Hall steps, Manhattan.


12 p.m. - New York City Councilman Ben Kallos, Liz Accles, the executive director of Community Food Advocates and Monique Lindsay, a public school parent leader and food advocate hold conversation on universal free lunch, food access and nutrition for New York City’s public school students, NYSHealth’s office, 1385 Broadway, 23rd floor, conference room, Manhattan.


1 p.m. - The New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services holds a public oversight meeting on the collaboration between the courts and legal service providers to ensure court record accuracy, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.


3:30 p.m. - Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez convene Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force Session in North Country, Conference Center at Lake Placid, 3rd Floor, Van Hoevenberg Room, 2608 Main St., Lake Placid.


4:30 p.m. - Mayor De Blasio discusses universal pre-K and after-school and summer programming for youth on the Power 105.1 with Angie Martinez, 105.1 FM.


6:30 p.m. - New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer delivers remarks at the Queens Council on the Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd., Queens.


6:30 p.m. – New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña attends town hall meeting of District 12’s Community Education Council, P.S. 134, 1330 Bristow St., Bronx.



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