NYC, Friday, May 27, 2016
Partly sunny skies with a chance of thunderstorms in downstate. Clouds with a chance of thunderstorms in the Capital Region. Mostly sunny in Western New York. New York City, high 85; Albany, high 88; Buffalo, high 75.
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NYN Reports - Nonprofits call for contract increases to cover administrative costs: Nonprofit organizations that serve millions of New Yorkers warned yesterday that their sector is on the “brink of disaster” unless New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio adds $25 million to next year’s budget to accommodate rising administrative costs. Read more.
NYN Reports - How to prevent another scandal at Queens Library: In the wake of a scandal revolving around spending by its former CEO, library officials are certain that it has now shown policymakers, and the public at large, that the library is a responsible steward of taxpayer funds. Read more.
NYC day care centers will use report cards to show safety issues probed by the Daily News: After a series on the hidden dangers at day care centers, the city has agreed to make all providers post “report cards” at their entrances detailing their safety records, the Daily News writes. The new system featuring easy-to-read forms will be enforced by the Department of Health. Read more.
New York police illegally profiling homeless people, complaint says: Advocates for homeless people filed a complaint with New York City on Thursday accusing the Police Department of targeting people living on the street, a practice they say violates a two-year-old law that prohibits “bias-based profiling,” according to the New York Times. Read more.
Charity Navigator tweaks its rating system: The popular charity-rating website is changing the way it rates nonprofit groups, saying the new method gives donors a better picture of how a particular charity performs over time, according to the New York Times. Charity Navigator, which rates charities on a zero- to four-star scale, will start using the new rating system on Wednesday. Read more.
NYC opens support center for lawyers representing immigrants in criminal, family cases: Mayor de Blasio is set to announce on Friday the opening of the Padilla Support Center, which will provide services for lawyers representing immigrant clients, reports Metro NY. Through partnering with the nonprofit Immigrant Defense Project, the city will provide legal resources, training and technical assistance to help raise awareness of the consequences immigrants face when it comes to criminal and family court cases. Read more.
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Salvadori receives $40,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant:
The NEA awarded $40,000 to the Salvadori Center to implement arts and STEM based curricula through in-school and after-school design and architecture residencies throughout New York City. Salvadori uses the buildings, bridges, parks, and communities to bring art, math, and science to life for thousands of New York students. NEA Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016, its 50th anniversary year.
Guidance Center spring luncheon raises more than $53,000:
More than 170 attendees participated in the The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s event and 17 raffle winners received prizes including a $500 gift certificate. It made more than $53,000 to support the nonprofit children’s mental health agency.
Riis Settlement readies 18th annual arts festival:
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement will host its 18th Annual Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, June 4 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at its Queensbridge Houses headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The festival celebrates life, community and creativity through the artistic talents of local residents, Riis Settlement participants, local artists and community arts organizations. Representatives from local organizations such as Museum of the Moving Image and the Arab-American Family Support Center, will provide enriching activities for guests. There will also be family-friendly entertainment performances and food.
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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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The Education Council Consortium, an unofficial New York City advisory group of parents and other advisors chosen by officials, is urging Albany lawmakers to curb the mayor’s power over city schools, which is due to expire next month, the Daily News reports. Read more.
* The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption program, or SCRIE, is not effectively addressing the full challenge of affordable senior housing – but with a few modifications it could provide a true safety net for seniors, write Enterprise Community Partners’ Judi Kende and LiveOn NY’s Bobbie Sackman in NY Slant. Read more.
* The Wall Street Journal writes that since de Blasio and the New York City Council have done their best to revive homelessness and with knife slashings more frequent, making the city safer for small offenders will eventually make it less safe for everyone else. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Washington Heights Supportive housing called a 'blessing' by formerly homeless tenants: A building at 2142 Amsterdam Ave., named after longtime supportive housing advocate Timothy O'Hanlon, provides affordable housing to very low-income residents, as well as on-site mental services, a community garden and job resources, DNAinfo writes. It includes services from organizations like Services for the Underserved, Community League of the Heights and Alembic Community Development. Read more.
Crowdfunding and corporate philanthropy - fundraising’s next dynamic duo?: The combination of crowdfunding and corporate philanthropy has been previously tagged as corporate competitive crowdfunding and allows companies to use crowdfunding platforms to boost employee giving, writes Crowdfund Insider. 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: Culture
Museums offer food for thought: Tenement Kitchens is part of the movement by cultural institutions to use food to drive new sources of exhibition content, writes the Wall Street Journal. In the case of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the effort includes neighborhood food tours that illuminate shifting immigrant cultures, a subject also tackled inside the building. Read more.
92Y announces $15 million naming gift for Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact: The 92nd Street Y announced a $15 million gift from the Belfer family of New York City for 92Y’s Center for Innovation and Social Impact, which will be renamed the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y in their honor, according to a press release. The center has incubated a number of initiatives, including #GivingTuesday, which helped charities around the world raise tens of millions of dollars; American Conversation, a multi-platform, multi-partner campaign to encourage civic conversation; the Social Good Summit, which explores the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world; and others. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - Mayor De Blasio discusses mayoral control, the Memorial Day weekend and the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, AM 1280’s Radio WADO.
12:30 p.m. - New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott participate in Queens Library’s story time and advocacy rally, Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Queens.
12:30 p.m. - State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and others call on Christ Church United Methodist to renew a lease with ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center, 4111 Broadway, Manhattan.
8 p.m. - Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at Theater for a New City Lower East Side Festival, 155 First Ave., Manhattan.