NYC, Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Sunny. New York City, high 79; Albany, high 77; Buffalo, high 72.
You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily, a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.
NYN Media Trade Tips - Fresh ideas to help your nonprofit raise funds: Rafi Musher & Sascha Freudenheim write that nonprofits urgently need to reconsider their approaches and think more creatively about raising capital. Most nonprofits have assets that are either underutilized, not utilized during an “off-season” or not utilized at all. Read more.
Record $373 billion given to U.S. charities: Donors dug deep during 2015 and reached record highs in charitable giving for a second consecutive year hitting $373.25 billion, up 4.1 percent from 2014, according to preliminary estimates, the NonProfit Times writes. It’s the first time in a decade that giving reached double-digit growth during a two-year period at 10.2 percent. Read more.
Nonprofit funding boost, pre-K pay parity left out of city budget: Two major issues, additional funding for human services nonprofits contracted by the city and funding to ensure pay parity for pre-kindergarten providers, were absent from the city’s budget deal, leaving City Council members, advocates, and those at relevant organizations reeling, according to Gotham Gazette. Read more.
Groups tied to Mark-Viverito to get nice chunk of city’s discretionary funds: City Council spending on pet causes will spike to nearly $60 million in the coming fiscal year, about $3 million more than this year’s outlay, records show, according to the New York Post. Some of the biggest winners of the discretionary cash include the Hispanic Federation, Communilife Inc. and the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation, all of which are represented by lobbying firms tied to Mark-Viverito. Read more.
Homeless shelters struggle with loss of federal funding: Shelter managers across the country are scrambling to figure out how to keep a roof over the heads of hundreds of homeless people, and similar cuts are being made across the nation this month as the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development shifts its grant money to programs that focus on permanent housing, the Associated Press writes. Read more and see NYN Media’s previous coverage on the funding’s affects in New York City.
Meet the hackers: Given the vast stores of employee and donor data many nonprofits create, use and maintain, they can be particularly appealing targets for a range of hackers and, given their often limited resources, cybersecurity may not be a top priority for boards and stakeholders, writes BDO’s Nonprofit Standard blog. In order for nonprofits to protect themselves and mitigate against cyber risk, it’s crucial that decision-makers and stakeholders understand where threats are originating. Read more.
The many odd faces of the faux donor: Nonprofit Quarterly compiles stories from nonprofits, colleges and schools who were approached by faux donors. Read more.
When poverty and homelessness are criminalized: Instead of criminalization, we need to focus on proven solutions like providing stable housing and medical and mental health care to those in need, Care for the Homeless Executive Director Bobby Watts wrote in a letter to the New York Times. Read more.
City councilman wants to speed up lead paint removal at NYCHA apartments: The head of the City Council’s Public Housing Committee, Ritchie Torres, will propose a new law requiring NYCHA to clean up all apartments with lead paint instead of waiting for tenants to move out, the Daily News writes. Read more.
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ANDRUS golf outing raises $150,000 for children’s services:
On June 6, 130 supporters attended ANDRUS’ 12th Annual Golf Fore Kids at Siwanoy Country Club. The organization raised more than $150,000 to help children and families through more than a dozen sites around Westchester County, and support ANDRUS’s partnerships with local school districts. ANDRUS is a nonprofit that offers a broad spectrum of preventative and restorative services to over 4,000 children and families each year from the New York area.
New board members elected to the Enterprise New York Advisory Board:
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. announced that Gwen Robinson and Jim Baek have been elected to join the its advisory board. As director of corporate social responsibility and the Community Reinvestment Act officer for Santander Bank, Robinson leads the bank’s community development investment, grant making activities and financial education programs. At Deutsche Bank, Baek oversees U.S. community development lending and investing in support of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act and corporate social responsibility mandate. Enterprise lends funds, finances development and manages and builds affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy.
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.
Division Director, Children’s Village
A Division Director of the Transitional Residence for Alien Children is needed to work at a Residential Treatment Center located in Westchester, N.Y. The Division Director reports to the Senior Vice President for Programs and is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management of the Division of Immigration Services and for developing expansion into non-residential services for children and families. A candidate must have a Master of Social Work degree; at least four years of progressive management experience as well as direct clinical practice history of working extensively with immigrant populations; be a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker; and possess the ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each UC. 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.
Director - Bridges to Health, Graham Windham
The Director of Bridges to Health is responsible to ensure that the Health Care Integration and Waiver Service Provision services are high-quality and timely. This individual assumes the lead role in implementing evidence informed best practice models as well as refining fiscal and staffing models. The Director will also articulate and reinforce a clear set of leadership principles that are consistent with Graham Windham’s organization-wide culture of inclusion, accountability and celebration, and which promote the integration of services, skills and learning across the program and the agency. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of eight bills, known as the Criminal Justice Reform Act, that make several quality-of-life crimes - including urinating, boozing and blasting music in public - civil rather than criminal offenses, the Post reports. Read more.
* Ending New York’s criminal and civil statute of limitations would set a dangerous precedent for the rest of our legal system and do nothing to prevent future crimes, writes Thomas Stebbins of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in NY Slant. Read more.
* A proposed law that would give the state Legislature the ability to investigate the conduct of district attorneys is a severe overreach and would be a terrible idea for the state, as a number of trade groups push back, the Post writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Health Department awards $225,000 to nine organizations for community activation projects in East Harlem: The city Health Department in partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital, awarded $225,000 to nine community-based organizations for community activation projects at the East Harlem Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Health in Action Summit, according to a press release. Sixteen organizations proposed their projects before a community member panel for nine grants worth $25,000 each. The winners included Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment (SMART), Concrete Safaris, Nullary Care, East Harlem Council for Human Services, East Harlem Community Organizations Active in Disasters, Exodus Transitional Community, Harvest Home Farmer’s Market, Operation Equivalence and SCAN New York. Read more.
Diversity, persistence and tending nonprofits win at Tonys: Two of the Tony Awards’ biggest winners - "Hamilton" and "The Humans" - began on small stages in nonprofit theaters, the New York Times writes. "Hamilton" was nurtured at the Public Theater, while the Roundabout Theatre Company reared "The Humans." Read more.
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SECTOR FOCUS: Environmental nonprofits
Brooklyn War Memorial lists thousands, but is seen by few: The nonprofit Cadman Park Conservancy and the New York City Parks and Recreation Department hope to reopen the main hall of the Brooklyn War Memorial while there are still World War II veterans alive, according to the New York Times. They so far have $3.5 million from the federal government as compensation for using part of Cadman Plaza as a construction staging area; $1 million allocated by Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president; and $500,000 allocated by State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon. Read more.
Nerd out with this citywide scavenger hunt about zoning: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the municipal zoning resolution New York City enacted in 1916, the Museum of the City of New York and the nonprofit Open House New York are inviting policy wonks, armchair urban planners and all other interested New Yorkers to indulge their inner child in a citywide scavenger hunt for key zoning sites on July 9, DNAinfo writes. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - “The Capitol Pressroom” features Environmental Advocates NY's Liz Moran and Michele Baker, a Hoosick Falls mom and resident, Assemblyman Andy Hevesi, Laura Mascuch of the Supporting Housing Network of New York and Rev. Emily O'Neill of the Labor-Religion Coalition of NY, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and Assemblyman John McDonald, WCNY.
12 p.m. - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer visits JASA Roy Reuther senior center, JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center, 711 Seagirt Ave., Queens.
12:30 p.m. - Stringer visits JASA Brookdale Village Senior Center, 131 Beach 19th St., Queens.
1 p.m. - Former Mayor David Dinkins, Google’s William Floyd, Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott and others launch Google CS First Computer Clubs for Kids at Queens Library, Children's Library Discovery Center, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Queens.
5:45 p.m. - Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer visits Museum Mile Festival opening reception, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.
6 p.m. - New York City Public Advocate delivers remarks at the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center scholarship ceremony, Eli's Vinegar Factory, 431 E. 91st St., Manhattan.