NYC, Thursday, June 9, 2016
Mostly sunny and breezy across the state. New York City, high 74; Albany, high 66; Buffalo, high 65.
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Editor’s note: Today NYN Media is hosting OpCon at Baruch College with a full day of sessions to help nonprofits streamline operations and processes. To watch our livestream, please click here. For more details, please click here.
NYN Reports - New overtime regulations cause confusion for early-childhood service providers: While nonprofit organizations across New York are preparing to comply with a U.S. Department of Labor regulation that will widen the threshold for employees who can qualify to earn overtime pay, questions remain among early-childhood service providers about which workers will be affected. Read more.
De Blasio and Mark-Viverito tout early budget agreement: Mayor Bill de Blasio touted how promptly he and the City Council sealed a new $82.1 billion budget agreement with a ceremonial handshake, calling it “the earliest handshake since 2001,” City & State reports. The fiscal plan will include $39 million more for the Summer Youth Employment Program, enough to ensure 60,000 slots are open this summer. Read more.
Building a foundation for the 21st century, part I, on full philanthropic engagement: Clara Miller, president of the F.B. Heron Foundation, writes in Nonprofit Quarterly about how it reinvented its business model and updated its strategies. Read more.
NY nonprofits say caregiver staff shortage nears crisis: Nonprofits that care for thousands of developmentally disabled New Yorkers said Wednesday that their chronic understaffing is reaching a crisis, with nearly 10 percent job vacancies last year, the Associated Press writes. Read more.
Special needs schools get boost: Schools dedicated to serving the most vulnerable children statewide are cheering news of a 4 percent state aid increase, the Times Union writes. The increase in reimbursement rates will benefit so-called "853 Schools" and Special Act School Districts, which serve about 13,500 orphans, truants, juvenile delinquents, abuse victims and children living with addiction, mental illness and physical and developmental disabilities. Read more.
With food pantries plagued by shortages, city should double their portions: Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of Food Bank For New York City, a nonprofit organization that warehouses and distributes free food to New Yorkers in need, writes in Crain’s that pantries need funding for the city’s emergency food supply more than ever. Read more.
Charter school supporters say city officials are failing students: The nonprofit New York City Charter School Center says there is only room for a third of the 68,000 students who entered the lottery for the next school year, NY1 reports. The center says demand for the schools, which are free and publicly funded, is highest in Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Upper Manhattan and expects 16 charter schools to open next school year. Read more.
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East Side House executive director John A. Sanchez announces retirement:
After 27 years serving as the executive director of East Side House Settlement, John A. Sanchez has announced his retirement as of December 2016. During his time at East Side House, Sanchez was behind the development of what is referred to as the organization’s “secret sauce:” embedding supportive social services into educational programming, ensuring all participants receive the support required to reach their academic and economic goals. He is also credited with developing a fruitful partnership with the New York City Department of Education, bringing East Side House’s resources into local schools, improving schools’ attendance and graduation rates. Read more.
Sanctuary for Families raises $2 million at annual “Zero Tolerance Benefit”:
New York City’s philanthropic, legal, social justice, civic and business communities joined to call for an end to all forms of gender violence at the annual “Zero Tolerance Benefit” hosted by Sanctuary for Families. The event, held at Pier Sixty/Chelsea Piers on June 7 raised $2 million to support critical programs for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Among the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Zero Tolerance Award to Christopher Eykyn, co-founder of private art gallery Eykyn Maclean and former Sanctuary board member, for his longtime dedication to Sanctuary. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP was presented with the Law Firm Leadership Award for its tireless and effective pro bono work on behalf of Sanctuary’s clients.
Forbes Hosts fifth annual Forbes 400 Summit On Philanthropy:
Forbes hosted its fifth annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy under the theme “Moonshots — Big Bets for Social Change.” The event brought together 200 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and business leaders for a discussion on how to apply wealth and resources to solve today’s most intractable problems. Forbes turns the lens on the thinkers, entrepreneurs, inventors and scholars who are proposing and initiating these radical ideas, creating philanthropic solutions to change our world. Attendees and speakers included Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway; Bill Gates, co-chair & Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Sean Parker, co-founder, Napster, founding president, Facebook, and founder, Parker Foundation; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, Chairman & CEO, Chobani, and founder, Tent Foundation; Alicia Keys, Grammy award-winning artist and activist; Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, Gemini 12 & Apollo 11; and others. Read more.
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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:
* New York City is expected to announce a plan that will aid black and Latino students in gaining acceptance to the city’s eight specialized high schools without getting the state Legislature to change the admission criteria used at the schools, the New York Times reports. Read more.
* The Post writes that the New York City Housing Authority is “spending big to fail” when it comes to elevator issues, in part, thanks to a campaign to warn residents not to step into an elevator that’s not there that does not address hazardous elevator complaints. Read more.
* The Times writes that the city’s corrections union has long wielded “an unhealthy” level of control, and the arrest of its leader has brought on a new phase in efforts to root out corruption and violence at Rikers Island. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Queens is home to the largest tree in the city and some of the most diverse plant life: Natural Areas Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at promoting conservation of New York City’s public parkland, are spearheading a campaign to promote these sites to New Yorkers and will host nature events in each borough, writes the Queens Courier. Read more.
App helps track truancy in Harlem classrooms: A school, which has partnered with nonprofits and other groups through the local development corporation to provide arts and sports programs for students to help improve attendance, has embraced an app to give real-time attendance, tardiness and class performance information to parents, DNAinfo writes. 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
Iris House and Voces Latinas enter strategic partnership to advance women’s health social support services in New York City: The two groups will pursue joint initiatives and programs to enhance services for women who are living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS and other health disparities that impact minority women. The partnership will also establish a National Center of Excellence for Women’s Health, expected to begin operations in 2017. Key plans through next year also include collaborating on HIV/AIDS prevention activities focusing on women of color; replication of program services in Harlem, the South Bronx, Queens and Central New Jersey; and jointly sponsoring annual awareness days, summits and conferences.
Financing for ICL’s new integrated health hub in East New York secured: Several community development benefactors and nonprofits have partnered to provide financing to the Institute for Community Living, towards the construction and substantial renovation of a $29.8 million, 44,600 square foot, comprehensive service delivery Hub in Brooklyn, New York. ICL, an experienced behavioral health services agency, is collaborating with Community Healthcare Network, a federally qualified health center, to deliver integrated primary care and behavioral health services under one roof to meet the comprehensive needs of people dealing with serious challenges and the community and neighborhoods they live in. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on testing school water for lead, John Kaehny, executive director of Reinvent Albany, on the ongoing investigations of upstate economic development, and more, WCNY.
6 p.m. - New York City Councilman Andy King hosts an anti-gang workshop, Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road, Bronx.
6:45 p.m. - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito receives an award at the Settlement Housing’s Annual Gala, The Bowery Hotel and Terrace, 335 Bowery, Manhattan.