Thursday, August 11, 2016


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NYN Media CEO Corner Podcast on Accessibility Challenges: The number of New Yorkers and Americans suffering from visual impairments is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years. How will organizations cope with that challenge? We talked with two leaders, Joseph Bruno, the president and CEO of Helen Keller Services for the Blind, and Nancy D. Miller of VISIONS/Services for the Blind for this podcast about helping to improve life for visually impaired New Yorkers.

Christine Quinn says New Yorkers need to 'get over themselves' and welcome homeless shelters: New Yorkers who routinely oppose homeless shelters in their neighborhoods "just need to get over themselves," according to Christine Quinn, the former City Council speaker now running homeless services nonprofit WIN, Crain’s reports. Crime is down and property values are up surrounding her organization's newest shelters in Queens and Brooklyn, she said, countering common fears about the effects of homeless shelters.

De Blasio will take a ‘hard look’ at Rivington firm’s new deal: Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday the city is re-examining a deal that gave development rights for a Brooklyn armory to the company that hushed up its purchase of the Rivington House nursing home earlier this year, the New York Post reports.

Councilwoman Cumbo blasts city for booting 70 women from Fort Greene homeless shelter: City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo blasted the de Blasio administration for booting 70 homeless women last week from the Auburn Family Residence in her district with less than 24 hours notice in sweltering heat, according to Kings County Politics. The destitute ladies were transferred to a Holiday Inn near Kennedy Airport to make room for an influx of families into the Auburn shelter.

Great crowdfunding model at New York’s Jewish Museum - “Take me, I’m yours”: New York’s Jewish Museum put its toe into crowdfunding waters when it launched a $30,000 campaign on Kickstarter to support an exhibition entitled “Take Me (I’m Yours),” Nonprofit Quarterly writes. This highly interactive exhibit originally featured interactive pieces by 12 artists, with some elements designed by the artists that visitors could take home.

More than 40,000 New Yorkers benefit from NYC rental assistance programs: Over 40,000 New Yorkers in 13,806 households are living in permanent housing units through the administrations rental assistance and permanent housing programs since the program began in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, JP Updates writes.

Giving days donors lack diversity: Giving days have become a vehicle for community foundations to increase visibility and credibility, strengthen digital skills, and raise millions of dollars, although from a donor base that isn’t very diverse, according to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which examined various giving days going back to a pilot program the foundation started in 2012, the NonProfit Times writes.



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Career Moves - Cause Effective announces Gregory Cohen’s advancement:

Cause Effective, the nonprofit specializing in board governance training and fund development, announced the promotion of Gregory Cohen to associate director, a new position. He joined Cause Effective in 2006 and has served hundreds of nonprofits in the New York metropolitan area by providing coaching and training to their boards and staff on successful fundraising, planning, individual donor development and governance.

Child Center will receive 1,400 backpacks:

Over the past five years, The Child Center of NY has been a recipient of school supplies-filled backpacks provided by the High Water Women Foundation and its network of corporate and private sponsors. This year, approximately 1,400 Pre-K, kindergarten, middle and high School students (in Child Center programs alone) will again be the beneficiaries of these much-needed gifts. The backpacks themselves are being filled and assembled by volunteer employees of the companies donating them.




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Foster Care Caseworker, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs. The foster care caseworker will provide comprehensive casework and support services for children and families involved in the foster care system under the guidance of a Foster Care Supervisor. Utilize Solution-Based Casework to engage with and build a partnership with each family that pragmatically focuses on the necessary skills that ensure safety and restore the family’s confidence and competence.

Director of Community Habilitative Services, Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

The Director of Community and Habilitative Services is responsible for direct oversight of the Medicaid Service Coordination department, Residential Habilitation Specialists, ISS and Community Habilitation programs. The Director of CHS will ensure compliance with all regulatory and billing requirements for all designated programs. The Director of Community and Habilitative Services will represent the organization at public forms, including family support fairs, conferences, task forces and membership organization meetings. The Director of CHS will foster person centered planning principles and work to integrate those principles into the development of effective and meaningful programming. Work is performed under the supervision of the Division Director of ID/DD programs.

Job Developer (SEMP), Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

We are very excited to announce that Goodwill’s SEMP program is currently seeking a passionate and energetic Job Developer to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and securing employment opportunities for participants in intensive Supported Employment programs. The successful candidate will ensure that clients are properly assessed and given job referrals for employment opportunities, and will be responsible for following up with employers post-interviews to obtain outcomes.

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* De Blasio said charter schools are outscoring traditional public schools because of their emphasis on test prep and added he wants city schools to emphasize “critical thinking” and “problem-solving skills,” drawing criticism from charter advocates, the Daily News writes.

* A bill introduced by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James aims to close the wage gap between men and women by banning employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history, with violators facing fines and other civil sanctions, the Post writes.

* The “Blue Lives Matter” bill that would make attacks on police officers a hate crime is the wrong approach, may not make officers more safe, and deflects from needed conversations about police safety and social justice, writes New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams.




Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 13 -- The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons hosts annual GET WILD Summer Gala

Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl

Aug. 21 -- Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's 8th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Aug. 22 -- Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosts the 18th Annual Roger Metcalf Memorial Golf Classic at the Southward Ho Golf and Country Club in Bay Shore.

Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.

* To have your event featured here send your top 1-2 photos, along with a one sentence caption and photo credit, to info@nynmedia.comwith the subject line “Recent Galas and Events.” To see more events, check our events/community calendar here.



Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON onOctober 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 and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at theNonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.




In a jam-packed city, an escape in 10,000 acres of wetlands, forests and trails: As the city and its parks grow more congested, a nonprofit conservancy group tasked with protecting natural areas has stepped up its efforts this summer to increase access to them as an alternative to the frictions of city life,the New York Times writes. In June, the Natural Areas Conservancy released a comprehensive public guide and map to all 10,000 acres of natural area that highlights its unusual features and plant life.

Sept. 11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride ending on a sour note: Leaders of a massive, annual motorcycle procession to the three Sept. 11 crash sites said this year's fundraising ride, Aug. 19-21, will be their last, according to the New York Times. Ted Sjurseth, founder of the nonprofit America's 911 Foundation, said he's tired of battling Maryland and Virginia state police and highway agencies' reluctance to block Washington-area traffic for 1,200 motorcycles.

Josh Breitbart is thinking about the people left behind by Brooklyn’s tech boom: Technically profiles Josh Breitbart, the senior advisor for broadband in the Mayor’s Office. At the New America Foundation, Breitbart partnered with the nonprofit Red Hook Initiative, which was expanding its neighborhood wireless network after Superstorm Sandy with the help of its Digital Stewards youth program.




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 pleaseclick here.

Submit your nomination for New York Nonprofit Media’s first Cause Awards 2016: Honoring individuals/agencies/philanthropists who’ve had a major impact on the top human services concerns of the New York nonprofit sector throughout 2016. If a colleague, client or employer has had a major impact on one of this year's top causes though good work or philanthropy, nominate them for this great honor today by clicking here. The opportunity to submit your nominations will officially close Friday, September 16th at 6 pm.



SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals

New York hospitals' ratings remind us of what we already know: As any New York employer can tell you, the cost of providing health care keeps going up, Crain’s writes. Employees, who are paying more out of their own pockets, are being encouraged to seek out the highest-quality care for the lowest cost by comparison shopping as they would for a hotel or restaurant. So what are employers, employees and taxpayers getting for our money? By one measure of hospital effectiveness, not much.




11 a.m. - New York City public school parents call for de Blasio to apologize for his remarks on charter school students’ achievement on 2016 state exams, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

3 p.m. - Assemblyman Michael Blake speaks at the unveiling of a mural during the Renaissance Youth Center press conference, 3485 Third Ave., Bronx.

6 p.m. - Brooklyn Borough President Adams joins the West Indian American Day Carnival Association to celebrate the 2016 launch of the New York Caribbean Carnival, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, rooftop, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. - Jewish activists rally for police reform and to call for the New York City Council to pass the Right to Know Act, Washington Square Park, Manhattan.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Inside City Hall” features former Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed, Time Warner Cable News NY1.




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