NYN Media At the Board Table Podcast with The Jewish Board: Jewish Board President Alice Tisch and Vice President Jenny Lyss spoke to NYN Media about how their organization absorbed about $75 million of programming and an additional 8,000 clients when FEGS - one of the largest, well-respected social services agency in the city – imploded, sending shockwaves through the New York nonprofit community.
'Greedy' NYC lawyer, paralegal who bribed court employees sentenced to nine years behind bars: A criminal defense attorney turned criminal and his shady sidekick were sentenced to 3-to-9 years in prison on Wednesday for bribing a courthouse employee for cases, according to the Daily News. They allegedly paid off an employee of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, a nonprofit contracted by the city to do pre-arraignment interviews with arrestees.
Newly released documents underscore influence of health-care union:
The Wall Street Journal reports that newly released emails, text messages and other documents show 1199, the nation’s largest health-care union and one of the most powerful in New York City, played an integral role helping the Allure Group, a for-profit nursing care provider, build relationships with Mr. de Blasio’s administration as the firm successfully persuaded the city to modify the deed restrictions on Rivington House.
PNY Urges NY State and NYC to Follow Both the Law and the Spirit of OMB Guidance on Indirect Costs:
Philanthropy New York’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, Michael Hamill Remaley, writes that new federal U.S. Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance rules - which expressly require pass-through entities using federal funds (typically state and local governments) to reimburse nonprofits for the reasonable indirect costs they incur when performing services on behalf of governments - could be game-changing for the fiscal stability and long-term health of a number of nonprofits, if state and local governments fully comply.
What are we raising awareness for anyway?: What most organizations say they hope to achieve when they talk about “raising awareness” is usually vague or, at best, underestimated, Big Duck writes in its blog. More nonprofits should question what raising awareness really yields before they commit, and then chart a deliberate course so time and money are wisely invested.
Future of 6-day library service secured with new funding: Officials say they've secured funding to keep city libraries open at least six days a week for years to come, DNAinfo reports. The City Council and the De Blasio administration negotiated $43 million in funds for all three of the city's library systems in this year's budget and said the same amount will be set into future budgets to cover the six-day service, officials said.
Advocates rally against affordable housing proposal at East Harlem site: Dozens of community members and housing advocates rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the site of a proposed housing development at E. 111th Street and Park Avenue they said is not truly affordable for the neighborhood, according to DNAinfo. Many residents lamented the city’s Request for Proposals for the site, which they said could effectively bar low-income residents from the housing complex.
Community policing expands in New York, but some question if it works: In the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, a former beach resort dotted with public housing projects and pockmarked by poverty and crime, a community policing pilot program has been underway for 15 months and the reviews are mixed, the New York Times reports. Some residents said they were unaware of the program, while area leaders and others praised it.
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Last chance to apply for research trip grant
Applications close Sept. 9 for the David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship, which is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit organization in New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of $20,000 to cover airfare, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip/s to research best practice social innovation internationally. Visit us to apply.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2017 community arts, arts education, and individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara counties:
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization grants in Erie and Niagara counties, with a new online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs. The grants are intended for smaller cultural organizations, non-cultural organizations with arts programs or events, arts and cultural coalitions and networks, individual artists and teaching artists. More than $118,000 in total will be available.
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Bilingual Case Managers and Clinicians needed in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester County). The primary task of the Case Manager is to ensure the safe and expedited release of UAC to potential sponsors that meet the ORR criteria for release. Case Manager in consultation with Clinicians is responsible for assessing the needs of each UAC in care. Case Manager, along with Clinicians, also develop implement and coordinate Individual Service Plans for UAC. These plans are oriented toward safe family reunification, preparation for return to the country of origin, transfer to a higher level of care or a less restrictive setting, or transition to an alternative living arrangement once legal immigration status has been obtained.
SCO Family of Services is seeking a Case Worker who can provide casework services to children and families. Their role specifically includes: Developing and implement service plan as part of the RTC multi-disciplinary Treatment Team. Focusing on permanency planning and discharge planning; Provide on-going assessment of risk and safety for each case, making necessary referrals for children and families; Developing and maintaining Electronic and Paper Case Records; Ensuring timely and thorough documentation in case record including FASPS, progress notes, and other reports; Providing crisis-intervention when necessary; and acting as a liaison between ACS, DSS, OCFS, OPWDD or any other contract agency, school or service provider.
The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking a Payroll Specialist to administer payroll processing by gathering and verifying information, making calculations, inputting data for processing biweekly payroll, printing reports, inputting corrections and transmitting payroll, checking output and making adjustments as necessary.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* At City & State’s On Education event on Wednesday, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina outlined three ways her ambitious Equity and Excellence initiative will change kids’ lives in the fast-approaching school year.
* At the same event, the state Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa downplayed this year’s higher state test scores, insisting that they cannot be compared with last year’s and do not warrant a “victory lap,” Chalkbeat New York reports.
* Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is proposing a wage subsidy for developers and union officials in the hopes of reviving the dormant 421-a program once used to generate apartments for poor and moderate-income New Yorkers, The New York Times reports.
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Upcoming galas and events:
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.
Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”
Sept. 12 -- Voices for the Voiceless hosts performance.
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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.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
A math problem that's costing people jobs: Column:
David Nocenti, Executive Director of Union Settlement Association, writes in USA Today that the math component of the HSE exam is an imposing obstacle that saps resolve, deters progress, and blocks thousands of hard working, intelligent students from gaining the degree that is increasingly a requirement for meaningful employment of any kind.
Jamaica wins $10 Million revitalization grant: A long-overlooked Queens neighborhood that is undergoing a rapid transformation has won $10 million as part of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant competition that will further boost its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced, DNAinfo reports. Local nonprofit Greater Jamaica Development Corporation teamed up with York College to apply for the grant and was selected from approximately 120 applicants, officials said.
100 Women Who Care - Albany adopts speed dating techniques for charity: The basic rules of the 100 Women Who Care Alliance include four one-hour meetings a year and three charities pitched by members at each meeting, according to the Times Union. They choose one and members give a $100 check four times a year.
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.
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
To heal our hospitals, embrace new models: Meaningful change takes time, but communities across New York are beginning to discard old, failing models and experiment with new forms of health care delivery, David Sandman, President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, writes in the Huffington Post. Twenty-eight of the state’s hospitals are on a “watchlist” created by the state Department of Health because they are in serious financial distress and have little cash on hand to support operations.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, state Sen. Bill Larkin, Assemblyman James Skoufis and more call on U.S. Coast Guard to hold additional public hearings and conduct environmental impact study before expanding mooring infrastructure on the Hudson, Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, 90 Plum Point Lane, New Windsor.
12 p.m. - Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at Stronger Economy For All press conference, Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St., Manhattan.
12 p.m. - Advocates hold press conference in front of the offices of U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to support their call for halt to construction on the Algonquin pipeline project, 780 Third Ave., Manhattan.
12:30 p.m. - De Blasio and Mark-Viverito host press conference to make an announcement regarding city parks, St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 St. Ann’s Ave., Bronx.
1 p.m. - Queens Library President Dennis Walcott, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and more announce return of library service on Saturdays at Queens Library’s Court Square Community Library, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Queens.
3 p.m. - Van Bramer and representatives from NYCHA announce completion of $4 million lighting upgrade, Ravenswood Senior Center, 34-35A 12th St., Queens.
6 p.m. - Hochul keynotes Girls Who Code program graduation, AT&T Long Lines Building, 33 Thomas St., Manhattan.