NYC, Thursday, June 2, 2016
Patchy fog and then mostly sunny in New York City, partly sunny in Albany, and rain likely in Western New York. New York City, high 76; Albany, high 82; Buffalo, high 67
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NYN Reports - HUD cuts reflect strategy shift on homeless services: When the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $355 million in local Continuum of Care grants in early May, including more than $26 million for New York City, respected nonprofit homeless service providers were alarmed because in a strategy shift, the Obama administration cut grants for emergency shelters, threatening approximately 500 beds across the city. Read more.
NYN Front Line Heroes - Marisa Rodriguez, Security Staffer, Urban Pathways: Despite being the first and last person that clients see each day, serving as the first line of response in case of an emergency and forming unique and lasting bonds, Rodriguez makes much less than the forthcoming New York City $15 minimum wage. Read more.
Investigation - Top hospital execs, docs get millions: As patients struggled to afford rising medical bills, incentive packages for top executives at some nonprofit hospitals reached seven figures and approached payouts at Wall Street banks, The Journal News/lohud reports. Bonuses totaling $71 million went to about 400 hospital officials in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and other upstate communities in 2014 alone, the most recent data show. Read more.
Minorities still underrepresented on foundation staff, CEOs, boards: Racial and ethnic minorities remain underrepresented among foundation staff, executives, and board members, an annual survey by the Council on Foundations finds, according to Philanthropy News Digest. The 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report found that minorities comprised 24 percent of full-time foundation staff, 8 percent of CEOs and 16 percent of board members. Read more.
Success Academy network cancels pre-k program amid contract dispute: The Success Academy charter school network is canceling its pre-kindergarten program for next year as it continues to battle with New York City over a contract, the New York Times writes. Read more.
Old and on the street - The graying of America’s homeless: The emergence of an older homeless population is creating daunting challenges for social service agencies and governments already struggling to fight poverty, according to the New York Times. Read more.
Waning volunteer rates lead nonprofits to engage workforce in new ways: Independent Sector, a national nonprofit leadership network, estimated the dollar value of volunteer time in 2015 at $23.56 per hour, a 49-cent-per-hour increase from the year prior, writes MiBiz. Read more.
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Girl Scouts of Greater New York announces New Amsterdam Partners Founder Michelle R. Clayman as board president:
New York City’s premier girls leadership organization, has announced its new Board President, as well as four new board members-at-large. Michelle R. Clayman, founder, managing partner and Chief Investment Officer of institutional money management firm New Amsterdam Partners LLC, will serve as board president, succeeding Rose M. Littlejohn, who will serve as Board Chair. The new board members are: Sarah E. Cogan, Susan Liddie, Lindsay B. McKenna, and Caitlin Pincus.
Touro Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor honored at Annual Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund event:
Associate Professor Annecy Baez, Ph.D. was honored with a Leadership Award from the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund at the group’s 12th Annual Awards Dinner held recently at The Copacabana in New York City. Dr. Baez has been a clinical social worker for over 30 years, working extensively with the Latino community as a social worker. At Touro, she is director of the Social Work Latino Student Initiative, where she serves as teacher, mentor and advocate for supportive services.
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.
Communications Associate, Human Services Council of New York
HSC seeks a Communications Associate to assist with communications, fundraising, development, research, and other tasks important to our mission. The ideal candidate is motivated, can work independently, has strong writing and communication skills, and is passionate about the nonprofit sector. The position will report to the Membership Services Manager. Duties include working with internal staff to identify newsworthy events and programs, facilitating HSC’s communications to members by creating and disseminating weekly e-blasts and other regular e-communications through Constant Contact, writing the Annual Report and overseeing HSC’s blog. Read more.
Chief Financial Officer, Greystone Programs, Inc.
Greystone Programs, Inc., a Mid-Hudson Valley not-for-profit, is seeking an experienced financial professional to lead our Finance and Accounting department, and along with the CEO and the Board of Directors, be accountable for the overall fiscal well-being of the organization. The CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the senior management team. 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.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* As City & State counts down to the end of the state legislative session, it looks at the Legislature’s diverging health care priorities, with the Senate focused on opioid abuse and ensuring rape kits get tested, and the Assembly tackling single-payer health care and physician-assisted suicide. Read more.
* New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña unveiled plans for new computer science programs in 207 city schools that will kick off in September and are part of de Blasio’s Computer Science for All initiative announced in 2015, the Daily News reports. Read more.
*A statewide policy needs to be adopted to deal with “zombie homes,” as they continue to be a drag on New York communities even as the economy has been improving, Newsday writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Sidewalk Labs announces plan to build connected street technology: Sidewalk Labs, the smart city spinoff from Alphabet which is involved in the consortium working to build free wifi hubs in New York, is partnering with the nonprofit Transportation for America, writes Curbed. They will develop and refine new solutions for local transportation issues, with the goal of creating connected roadways and other transportation hubs that can lead to more efficient, multimodal transportation and data-driven decision making. Read more.
Why Isn't Solar Energy Spreading Faster In NYC?: Gothamist writes that expanding solar energy hasn't been a total bust but much of its growth has been in the public sector, and there's still a long ways to go before the city can reach its goal of 350 megawatts of solar energy installed citywide. 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
United Hospital Fund report takes a fresh look at New York's resuscitated individual health insurance market: A new UHF report provides an analysis of enrollment and financial data on New York’s individual health insurance market, before and after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, showing how New York’s implementation breathed new life into the individual market. Read the report here.
Long Island nonprofit gets 51 new computers to help address mental illness and substance abuse: The New York State Office of Mental Health granted $50,000 to nonprofit CN Guidance & Counseling Services. The funding enables replacing 51 of the community-based organization’s oldest computers, which are more than eight to ten years old. CN Guidance is a local leader in delivering behavioral health services to individuals and families, helping over 3,000 people annually.
State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announces Centers of Excellence in the care and treatment of children with complex disabilities: The OPWDD announced a partnership between three not-for-profit agencies - The Center for Discovery, Developmental Disabilities Institute and Upstate Cerebral Palsy - in the creation of the Centers of Excellence which will address the care and treatment of children with complex disabilities, such as autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, according to a press release. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - The state Senate Committee on Health meets, State Capitol, room 124, Albany.
12 p.m. - Early childhood educators, advocates, and elected officials call on the Mayor and City Council to achieve salary parity between educators and staff at community-based organizations and the Department of Education, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
2 p.m. - Hochul speaks at National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli's press conference to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 106 Scotland Ave., Albany.
2:30 p.m. - Rep. Chris Gibson, Rep. Paul Tonko and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul attend community conversation on heroin and opioid abuse, Albany College of Pharmacy, Union Drive, Albany.
2:45 p.m. - Hochul addresses White House Community Forum on opioid epidemic, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 106 Scotland Ave., Albany.
6 p.m. - City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito honored at “30 Years of Stonewall Democrats” event, God's Love We Deliver, 166 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.
7 p.m. - New York City first lady Chirlane McCray delivers remarks at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center 2016 First Awards, where Angela Davis will be honored, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
7:45 p.m. - Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is honored at the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center Art Splash Spring Fundraiser, LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Manhattan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Kevin Douglas, Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy at United Neighborhood Houses!
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