NYC, Friday, June 10, 2016
Sunny across the state. New York City, high 76; Albany, high 71; Buffalo, high 70.
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NYN Media Presents - Podcast - Surveying the nonprofit operating landscape: For our inaugural New York Nonprofit Media podcast, we called together Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former deputy mayor of health and human services; Jeremy Kohomban, executive director of Children’s Village; Susan Stamler, executive director of United Neighborhood Houses; and Lew Zuchman, executive director of SCAN NY, to weigh in about challenges facing nonprofits in the human services sector. Read more.
NYCON and Governance Matters contribute to “NYC good governance blueprint”: The blueprint is designed to help demystify the obligations nonprofit board members and executive staff have to their organizations, the clients they serve, and the donors who support them. NYCON and its subsidiary Governance Matters were part of the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition that helped to produce the document. The group, led by NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor, was convened in March of 2015 and included 20 organizations that make it their mission to support nonprofits across New York City. Read more.
Opinion - Charity scandals highlight the need for reforms: While the issues at Healing Arts Initiative are particularly gruesome, such scandals appear regularly every few months, Gleb Tsipursky, the president of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to popularizing science-based strategies for improving thinking and reaching goals, writes in the Buffalo News. The easiest way to be a more effective donor is to take the perspective of a savvy investor and research donation options to make sure you do the most good per dollar donated. Read more.
A small boost in arts funding would go a long way - The city should hike spending on cultural affairs: In 1988, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs received 36 cents for every $100 of total taxpayer spending, Adam Foreman, a senior researcher at the Center for an Urban Future, writes in the Daily News. Today, its share of the city’s operating budget is just 20 cents, an all-time low. Read more.
What if mental health first aid were as widespread as CPR? New York City’s planning to do it: New York City is partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health to make trainings accessible to entire communities, writes YES Magazine. ThriveNYC, a public initiative launched in November 2015 and led by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will provide $850 million in funding for mental health programs over the next four years. A key investment will be providing mental health first aid training to 250,000 people, beginning with first responders like police officers and firefighters. Read more.
How to heal a traumatized dog: read it a story: Through the doors of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on the Upper East Side pass hundreds of dogs rescued by the police in abuse cases, the New York Times reports. The society’s goal is to get them adopted, but many are so traumatized that they cannot handle human contact. That’s where story time comes in. Read more.
City pushes to have rent frozen for seniors: The city says too many seniors are being pushed out of their apartments because of rising rents, DNAinfo reports. A rent freeze program that too few are using will be highlighted to older residents during a campaign announced at an event at Harlem’s Hamilton Grange Senior Center on 145th St. Read more.
Feds sue city education department over 'racist' principal: Federal prosecutors sued the city Department of Education Thursday on civil rights violations after they say it failed to stop a Queens principal from systematically harassing and demeaning the school's black teachers, according to DNAinfo. Read more.
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¡QUÉ RICO! celebrating latino cuisine & culture raises $900 for Citymeals on Wheels:
More than fifty legendary chefs gathered June 6 for “¡Qué rico! Celebrating Latino Cuisine & Culture: The 31st Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals on Wheels.” These culinary stars celebrated the rich flavors of Latino cooking as they created dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. The event raised more than $900,000 for Citymeals on Wheels to prepare and deliver nutritious meals for homebound elderly New Yorkers.
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.
Development Coordinator, St. Dominic’s Home
The Development Coordinator works with the organizational leadership of the Friends of St. Dominic’s Inc., appropriate board and committee to plan, structure, and implement the development program and implement strategies for communication with the goal of the advancing the Mission of St. Dominic’s Home. This position reports directly to the President of Friends of St. Dominic’s. Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree. CFRE Certification preferred. Minimum of 3 years demonstrated successful fundraising experience and experience working with and organizing volunteers for special events. Development and Event Coordination experience required. Read more.
Director of Development and Community Relations, Abbott House
Abbott House is seeking an experienced, energetic development professional to plan and implement a comprehensive and aggressive fundraising program to include annual giving, grant proposals, special events, and the creation and implementation of an agency communication and marketing plan including social media. The Director of Development will report to the C.E.O. It is expected that this individual will work with the Board of Directors to set goals and lead a strategic plan to broaden the support base and oversee the growth of all development activities. Read more.
Chief Operation Officer, Cayuga Centers
We seek a Chief Operation Officer with both the experience and passion to lead our Central New York programs in our next journeys. The Chief Operating Officer of Central New York is responsible for program planning, management and administration of the regional budget of $18 million, 287 staff and facilities spread over 8 counties. He/she will ensure the delivery of strong clinical and support services to consumers and their families. This COO will oversee the scope of all Central New York operations and program teams including our Residential Treatment Center, our Treatment Family Foster Care, our Community Based Interventions, and our Service for People with Developmental Disabilities programs. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The Governor’s Heroin and Opioids Task Force issued a report recommending 25 ways to combat the abuse of drugs, including mandating training on addition for doctors and others who prescribe pain management, the Times Union reports. Read more.
* The Post writes that de Blasio’s and the Council’s celebration of an early budget agreement is “much ado about nothing” because they’re boosting city outlays at a rate six times faster than inflation. Read more.
* Julie Samuels, executive director of a group representing New York’s technology sector, writes in Crain’s that mayoral control of New York City’s schools ought to be extended for more than a year, citing a 10-year computer science program as a potential liability of it lapsing. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
How this nonprofit director gives women with criminal convictions a second chance: Vivian Nixon leads a fast-growing nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $1.4 million, which funds the college educations of young women and makes higher education accessible for some of the country's least-expected students, Bustle writes. Nixon serves as the executive director of College and Community Fellowship, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that helps women with criminal backgrounds navigate the higher education process. Read more.
Van Alen Institute starts $1,000 prize competition for best commute alternative during L train shutdown: A 120-year-old design nonprofit is holding a competition Sunday for the best travel alternative for L train commuters, come the Canarsie tunnel closure, damaged during Hurricane Sandy, according to the Daily News. For its “L Train Shutdown Charrette,” the institute wants eclectic teams mixing architects and artists that could creatively tackle the complex transportation problem. 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.
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
Non-profit for late caricaturist Al Hirschfeld sues NY gallery: In a statement on its website, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation said it is ending its September 2000 agreement with Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd and Margo Feiden over the sale and exhibition of his works because they "have ceased operating in a manner consistent with the terms and spirit of the parties' agreement," Metro New York reports. Read more.
New York City Children's Theater Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season: The nonprofit organization that creates original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults kicked off its 20th anniversary with the musical Wringer, four productions in the 2016-17 season and the expansion of the company's membership program, according to a press release. Read more.
New Statue of Liberty Museum planned: As the Statue of Liberty nears its 130th anniversary, a new free-standing 20,000-square-foot museum is being planned that would accommodate far more people than the current exhibition space in the statue’s pedestal, according to the Wall Street Journal. The effort would be privately funded and is still in the conceptual and planning phase, according to the park service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the nonprofit that raises money for restoration and historic preservation efforts at the two sites. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
2 p.m. - Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks on open data panel at Personal Democracy Forum, NYU Kimmel Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan.
4:30 p.m. - Rep. Nydia Velazquez attends the launch of the Sunset Park Railroad, a celebration of humanity and a global immigrant neighborhood, Sims Municipal Recycling Education Center, 472 2nd Ave., Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
11:15 a.m. - state Sen. Adriano Espaillat attends an East Harlem Candidate Forum sponsored by East Harlem Health / Human Service Consortiums, JHS 45, 120th Street between 1st and 2nd avenues, Manhattan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Lauren Nye, senior grants officer at The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc!
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