NYC, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Rain in New York City, rain and patchy fog in Albany, and sunny in the morning followed by showers in Buffalo. New York City, high 50; Albany, high 56; Buffalo, high 62.
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NYN Media Reports - DOI releases second scathing report on ACS: The New York City Department of Investigation released its second report in under a month on policy and practice violations at the city Administration for Children’s Services on Tuesday. And just like its previous report, which coincided with the arrest of three individuals who had worked at a nonprofit provider of ACS’ Close to Home program, DOI alleges “systematic concerns, including violations of law.” Read more.
Violations at homeless shelters drop by more than half: The number of violations at city homeless shelters has dropped by 57% since the beginning of the year, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday, the Daily News reports. The impressive drop came despite an increase in inspections, including 1,153 in the month of April alone, the Department of Homeless Services said. Read more.
Lincoln Center president’s abrupt departure was prompted by a relationship: The surprising departure of Jed Bernstein last month after just 27 months as president of Lincoln Center was prompted not by a change in career plans, as announced, but by the discovery that he had been in a relationship with a staff member, the organization acknowledged on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Read more.
NYC public schools need $525M in additional funding, officials say: City officials are calling on Gov. Cuomo and state lawmakers to hand over millions in additional funding for New York City public schools, the Daily News reports. The quest for more state aid comes as Mayor de Blasio heads to Albany Wednesday to argue for continued mayoral control of city schools. Read more.
Grantmaking for a Rainy Day: While the demonization of overhead and reluctance among many institutional and individual donors to support non-programmatic functions certainly still exist, we now have the first stirrings of a potential critical mass of grantmakers, nonprofit leaders, and other sector stakeholders dedicated to breaking the association of overhead with waste and forging a new association of overhead with sustainability and effectiveness, Nonprofit Quarterly writes. Read more.
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Family Dynamics’ raises record funds for after school arts programs for Brooklyn youth:
More than 250 local art lovers gathered at 91 Horatio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district for the 6th Annual Family Dynamics Benefit Art Auction and Reception to raise awareness and funds for Family Dynamics’ after school art programs. In its highest-grossing year to date, the event raised more than $146,000 for the nonprofit, which serves children and families in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights and East New York neighborhoods.
Located in Central Brooklyn, Family Dynamics provides neighborhood-based programs that strengthen families, give young people the tools to succeed in school and beyond, and enrich family and community life. Family Dynamics is a program of SCO Family of Services which provides human services for 55,000 children, youth, families and adults each year in New York City and on Long Island.
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Director of Development, Mercy Haven
Mercy Haven Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, is looking for a leader with high energy who is creative and self-motivated with excellent time management skills to fill this full-time position. Bachelor’s Degree in related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in development and supervision; excellent oral, written and management skills and a working knowledge of donor database systems is required. Responsibilities include (but not limited to):donor solicitation; experience in planning and executing multi-faceted fundraising events, and representing agency with local organization and community groups in addition to supervision of grant writing, design and purchasing of all marketing material and social media. Read more.
Case Manager, CAMBA Homeless Shelters
CAMBA’s Shelters for single men and women as well as families are among the most successful in NYC, placing thousands of homeless clients in permanent and transitional housing. Recent increases in capacity, awarded by our funder, NYC DHS, have resulted in expanded professional opportunities in these Brooklyn facilities. Current open positions include general and specialty case managers (for Housing, Employment and MICA services). Read more.
Director of Major Gifts, JCCA
The Director of Major Gifts is the principal individual and major gifts fundraiser responsible for the day-to-day identification, cultivation and growth of the individual giving program. Will be working with a team of approximately 16 colleagues including the communications, events and foundation funding team to identify prospective major gift donors, design and implement a comprehensive moves-management system to increase the giving of existing donors and explore options for inspiring lapsed donors and their families to re-engage. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Sheldon Silver, who rose from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to become one of the state’s most powerful politicians as speaker of the Assembly, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft, The New York Times reports. Read more.
* In doling out Silver’s 12-year sentence, the judge straddled the line between fairness and sending a message not just to Silver but to the rest of New York’s scandal-plagued political class that this stuff won’t be tolerated any more, the Daily News’ Ken Lovett writes. Read more.
* As state Senate Democrats prepare to wage a battle to regain the majority in the chamber, they are now challenged by the federal probe into de Blasio’s work to get Democrats elected last cycle, just as the push for ethics reform is heating up, the Journal reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Fraying at the edges: The Sunday New York Times featured the story of Geri Taylor and her husband Jim, taking readers through their experience with Alzheimer's Disease, as well as their many interactions with the New York nonprofit CaringKind. Read more.
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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: Religious Nonprofits
Counselors, social workers learn about New York Model For Batterer Programs: A group of counselors, social workers, town court employees, and others took part Monday in a training session which aimed to hold men accountable for violent actions against women, TWC News reports. Put on by Catholic Charities, the two-day session discussed the New York Model for Batterer Programs, a newer way to look at offender education. In the past, White says batterer programs focused more on anger management and stress reduction as ways to fix and treat how they're acting. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12:30 p.m. - The state Senate Committee on Cities meets, Legislative Office Building, Room 944, Albany.
12:30 p.m. - The state Senate Committee on Higher Education meets, Legislative Office Building, Room 807, Albany.
1 p.m. - The City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations holds a public oversight hearing on art and culture as a catalyst for political and social change, Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
1 p.m. - Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, and filmmakers hold press conference preceding Legislative Roundtable on child sex abuse issues reflected in “Spotlight” and its message for elimination of statute of limitations for these crimes, LCA Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
1:30 p.m. - The SUNY Board of Trustees holds an open formal meeting followed by a 3:30 p.m. public hearing, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.
2 p.m. - Legislative Roundtable on statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases, moderated by professor Marci Hamilton, expert on U.S. statute of limitations and religious liberty issues, Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
6 p.m. - Brewer attends American Swiss Foundation’s annual gala dinner, Union League Club, 38 E. 37th St., Manhattan.
6:30 p.m. - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at launch of Tech:NYC, Metrograph, 7 Ludlow St., Manhattan.
7:30 p.m. - Brewer attends American Folk Art Museum’s Benevolence and Mystery Bash, 2 Lincoln Square, Manhattan.
9 p.m. - Brewer attends New York City Ballet Spring Gala, 20 Lincoln Center, David Koch Theater Promenade, Manhattan.