Editor's note - Congratulations to our 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of 2016: Today we recognized 40 of New York’s rising stars in the nonprofit world under the age of 40. Click here to read their stories.
NYN Media Reports - Despite recent strides in accessibility, advocates say city has a long way to go: With the 26th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act arriving next week, the de Blasio administration released its plan to place New York City on the vanguard of increasing access to jobs, transportation, education and other services for New Yorkers who are disabled. The AccessibleNYC report was billed as a first annual snapshot of city agencies’ efforts to help residents who are disabled; however, some disability advocates say the city avoided addressing some key, ongoing challenges. Read more.
NYN Media Reports - Civil liberties and homeless advocates challenge NYPD over “move along” orders: It has been two months since the New York Civil Liberties Union and Picture the Homeless formally accused the NYPD of routinely ushering homeless New Yorkers from city streets in violation of a 2013 law meant to prevent housing-based discrimination. Advocates are still awaiting a response. Read more.
Human rights causes receive $2.3 billion from foundations: Foundations provided 2.3 billion dollars in grant funding to human rights causes in 2013, a sum that represented a 23 percent increase in giving from 2012 among a subset of 803 funders across 46 countries, the NonProfit Times reports. A report released by the International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center, analyzed 20,300 grants disbursed to 12,262 organizations worldwide and focused on the type of work and populations dollars are sent to benefit. Read more.
Insurance groups in New York improperly cut home-care hours for disabled patients, report says: A detailed report by a coalition of more than 100 nonprofit groups shows that cuts in long-term care for disabled and aged people in New York has affected hundreds of households covered by Senior Health Partners, the New York Times writes. Since January 2015, that company and at least two others have been systematically cutting the hours of home care for their disabled clients, typically without proper notice or legal justification, the study found. Read more.
New Brooklyn construction is for the 'wrong people,' housing advocates say: Affordable housing advocates marched between luxury developments in Downtown Brooklyn, calling on the city to hire nonprofit developers to build on public land while claiming private developers are creating affordable housing that is too expensive for locals, DNAinfo reports. The rally, led by New York Communities for Change, specifically targeted private developer BFC Partners, which was chosen by the city to build 145 apartments for low-income seniors on the property within Fort Greene’s Ingersoll Houses. Read more.
Nonprofits help Bronx tenants sue landlord who cut their gas, heat for months in attempt to ditch the rent-stabilized residents: A Bronx landlord is trying to oust rent-stabilized residents from his building by denying basic services such as gas and heat for months on end, tenants and their lawyers alleged, according to the Daily News. Management replaced the gas burners with shoddy single-burner hot plates, according to the suit filed by the Legal Aid Society's Bronx Legal Services and tenant rights group CASA New Settlement. Read more.
The future of philanthropy: The Nation asked a number of leaders in philanthropy for their answers to the following questions: How does a 21st-century philanthropy contend with the economic system that both produces its conditions of possibility and makes its lofty aspirations necessary? Should it address the structural inequality of which it is a symptom - and if so, how?Read more.
U.S. appeals court voids forfeiture of Iran-linked New York office tower: A federal appeals court said the U.S. government cannot seize a Midtown Manhattan office tower originally built by the Shah of Iran, whose owners claimed were fronts for the Iranian government, Reuters reports. They overturned rulings by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest against the nonprofit Alavi Foundation, which promotes Islamic culture and the Persian language, and 650 Fifth Avenue Co, of which Alavi is a 60 percent owner.Read more.
Apply for a $20,000 research trip grant.
The David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit in selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston or Philadelphia) to recognize and reward ideas that address social needs, and to encourage lateral thinking on community issues. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of 20,000 dollars to cover airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip(s). Visit here to apply.
Jump-start your career at MCNY! Join us at our Grad Info Session onThursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. at our brand new Financial District campus. Learn how to advance your career and network with faculty and alumni. Fall semester starts Thursday, Sept. 8. Seats are filling up fast!Financial Aid and scholarship opportunities available. RSVP here.
Sanctuary for Families welcomes five new board members:
Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence, has welcomed five new members to its board of directors. Their collective breadth of experience is diverse, and they each bring a deep commitment to social justice and anti-gender violence efforts. They are Mylan L. Denerstein, a partner at the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Kate Engelbrecht, a New York City based photographer; Katharine Bieber Ogg, a non-practicing attorney who has been volunteering with Sanctuary for Families since 2010; Stacey J. Rappaport, a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; and Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Saratoga Bridges Annual Gala nets over $110,000:
The Saratoga Bridges Annual Gala, “The White Party,” held July 16th at the Saratoga Polo Associations, raised 110,000 dollars. Saratoga Bridges has been providing programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 55 years by promoting their abilities and achievements in every aspect of community life. As one of the largest private nonprofit organizations in Saratoga County, they ensure that the individuals they serve are able to realize their goals, hopes and dreams as they work, shop, play, and volunteer while leading full, productive and contributing lives.
Animal Care Centers of NYC teams up with TV news to host second annual pet adoption drive:
Animal Care Centers of NYC teamed up with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. ACC will offer the public fee-waived adoptions July 23, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets. Last year’s event helped 20,000 pets find new homes.
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Communications and Advocacy Specialist, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
The Communications and Advocacy Specialist is a people person with operations talent whose mission is to create and grow unmatched: Community experience through excellent execution of community management process and attention to detail. Community love earned through wow-level service and creating HWCLI pride Community health by analyzing community data to focus on the most meaningful work. Utilizing previous experience in social justice and/or other advocacy experience, create communication pieces that effectively describe and promote the organization’s message through text, graphics, annual report, flyers, etc. utilizing various communication mediums. The ideal candidate relies on experience, self-motivation and drive to plan and accomplish the goals of this position. Read more.
Senior Consultant, Outsourcing Services, FMA
FMA seeks an individual with a passion for nonprofit excellence. The FMA Senior Consultant will work with the FMA Outsourcing team to provide accounting services and be a strategic partner with our clients. The Senior Consultant reports to FMA Lead Consultants and Directors. As a senior role, this position participates in high level accounting/financial services and supervises, mentors, and helps train other FMA staff and/or client staff. FMA allows for a unique opportunity to create a flexible work environment. Read more.
Mental Health Clinic - Assistant Director, Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center
IDCC - Crown Heights Clinic is a community-based, non-profit, NYS licensed Article 31 outpatient clinic. The multi-cultural staff is committed to providing a full range of services to the multi-cultural community it serves. The candidate chosen must be a team player with excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include supporting the Clinic Director in providing leadership and support for staff; ensuring compliance with quality care standards as defined by NYS Office of Mental Health, ensuring the implementation of all agency policies and procedures; pursuing opportunities to improve existing services and working to resolve identified and potential problems; promoting professional staff development and encouraging team building. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Under intense pressure to improve conditions in the jail complex on Rikers Island, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has developed a plan to move 16- and 17-year-olds to a dedicated jail for youths in the Bronx, The New York Times reports. Read more.
* Cuomo signed an executive order to make the Worker Exploitation Task Force permanent and has instructed it to focus on the mistreatment of workers in industries where new immigrants tend to find a living, including dry cleaning, car washes, nail salons and agriculture, the Daily News writes. Read more.
* Advocates and elected officials are calling for changes after bus ridership in New York City has declined steadily in the past several years because of what critics describe as a broken system plagued by outdated routes and slow, unreliable service, the Journal writes. Read more.
NYN SOCIAL BUZZ
Recent galas and events: (view photos):
Fourth Annual Jazz in June at the Wartburg Gala; Brooklyn Community Services' 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala
Upcoming galas and events:
Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl
Sept. 16 -- Montgomery – RECAP will hold it’s Annual Golf Outing at Stony Ford Golf Course in Montgomery, N.Y.
Oct. 13 -- Friends of Hudson River Park’s Annual Gala Celebration
Oct. 19 -- United Neighborhood Houses 2016 Annual Benefit
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons:Man’s best friend will soon give mothers in a Lower Manhattan federal prison a little love and some lessons in caring, the Daily News writes. Under a pooch pilot program spearheaded by the Good Dog Foundation, certified therapists will use animal-assisted treatment to create a framework for better communication between inmates and their children. Read more.
Engineering firm tapped to design overhaul of deteriorating Hudson River Park pier: The Hudson River Park Trust selected an engineering firm to design the overhaul of Pier 40, the 15-acre sports, parking and office facility that sits atop 3,500 decaying steel piles on Manhattan’s West Side, Crain’s writes. Read more.
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.
Join City & State Reports on Thursday morning, July 28, for the CSR Awards in Sustainability, which will honor outstanding corporate citizens for their work in sustainability - from the construction, energy, transportation and food industries and beyond. The breakfast event at New York University will feature a thought leadership panel discussion on trends in sustainability from top executives in the field. Nonprofit rates available. RSVP here.
SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals
New York public hospitals use emojis to reach young people about sex:Creative social media posts are part of a campaign by NYC Health & Hospitals to reach young people ages 12 to 21 and encourage them to seek confidential care for sexual and reproductive health, like testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, at one of the 20 YouthHealth centers across the five boroughs, the New York Times writes. The public hospital system’s messages on Facebook and Instagram will direct readers to a new Health & Hospitals website. Read more.
City's public hospital picks consultant to help with its overhaul: The city’s public hospital system has selected Boston Consulting Group for a contract to stabilize the struggling network through its new Office of Transformation, Crain’s writes. If approved, the consulting contract represents the latest acknowledgment by NYC Health + Hospitals that outside help is needed to implement its strategic plan and collect an enormous amount of health-care-quality data that must be reported to government and private payers in order to unlock bonus funding.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12:15 p.m. - City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council members Jimmy Van Bramer, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Laurie Cumbo to announce cultural capital funding, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.
3 p.m. - Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez joins Diane Collier, chairperson of Community Board 11, and community members in East Harlem to denounce the disproportionate targeting of their neighborhood for homeless shelter sites, 428 E. 119th St., Manhattan.
6:30 p.m. - State Sen. James Sanders Jr. hosts a community meeting co-sponsored by the Rockaway Youth Task Force, 101st Precinct Community Council and Rock Safe Streets in response to the recent civilian and police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, Rockaway Youth Task Force, 19-20 Mott Ave., 2nd floor, Queens.