Thursday, March 16, 2017



* In this week’s podcast, we speak to Michael Glickman, president and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage about about what he’s doing to raise the museum’s profile and how he’s responding to recent incidents of anti-Semitism and bomb threats across the country. We also speak to Thomas Kamber, founder and executive director of Older Adults Technology Services talks with us about how their innovative technology curriculum for seniors is being put to use in places like the Queensbridge Houses.



* President Donald Trump wants to wipe out the Community Development Block Grant program, which is part of a $6 billion, or 13 percent, reduction in the fiscal 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, CNBC reports.

* A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide this morning when Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to the New York Times.

* The head of the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development - which receives 86 percent of its funds from federal grants - said it will see at least 20 million dollars vanish from rental assistance programs affecting 39,000 New Yorkers, the Daily News writes.

* When asked about areas of agreement, the top legislative leaders in the state Senate and Assembly both pointed to $45 million in funding for direct care workers, State of Politics writes.

* Leaders of some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt organizations are meeting in New York City to discuss federal tax policy in a first attempt to hammer out a consensus on the charitable sector’s plan for lobbying during an era of changes to the tax code, the NonProfit Times writes.

* According to a new report by a group opposed to the Bedford Union Armory plan, white families are likely to end up filling many apartments at a controversial New York City-backed development planned for Crown Heights, the Daily News reports.

* It was a coup for the troubled New York Philharmonic to poach Deborah Borda, one of the most successful arts administrators in the nation to become its next president and chief executive officer, the New York Times writes.

* During a conference call with senior citizens about affordable housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to take credit for a rent freeze set by a board he appoints, but has previously insisted is independent from his authority, Politico New York reports.

* Councilman Rafael Espinal will introduce legislation requiring the city to build a website that would connect leftover food from restaurants and supermarkets with nonprofits trying to feed the hungry, the Daily News writes.




The Association of Nonprofit Specialists invites colleagues old and new to join them for a lively networking evening on Thursday, March 23. They'll share information about upcoming events and programs, and feature a presentation from events specialist Chris Lipari. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dancing Classrooms, 25 W. 31st Street, 4th fl. (between Fifth Avenue and Broadway). The cost is $30 advance / $35 at door (Includes wine, beer, soda and hors d’oeuvres). Register here.





* Speculation is swirling about who might have leaked Trump’s 2005 tax returns following Rachel Maddow’s surprise report on MSNBC Tuesday night, leading some to believe it’s entirely possible Trump leaked the return himself, The Hill reports.

* The Trump administration’s proposed environmental budget cuts, staff reductions and program eliminations will have a chilling effect on New York City, experts agree, even if the precise scope of the impact remains unclear, amNewYork writes.

* A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking Trump’s ban on travel from parts of the Muslim world, dealing a stinging blow to the White House and signaling that Trump will have to account in court for his heated rhetoric about Islam, according to the Times.


* With this month and those ahead filled with uncertainty and turmoil, how do nonprofits plan their budgets ahead, Nonprofit Quarterly asks.

* Repealing the ACA could eliminate groundbreaking initiatives that ease urban health disparities such as Bronx Health Reach, CityLab writes.




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* Hollywood veteran Rosie Perez celebrated and highlighted Urban Arts Partnership, her organization, on its 25-year-and-counting endeavor dedicated to serving underprivileged youth, according to Vibe.

* The city’s Department of Small Business Services is planning to pump $9 million into seven city neighborhoods through a program called Neighborhood 360, with East Harlem’s Union Settlement selected as the point agency in that neighborhood, DNAinfo writes.

* The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn, housed by the nonprofit Restoration Project, is undergoing a 4.1 million dollar renovation and a ribbon cutting is planned for May, the New York Times writes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Samantha Curtin, SBC Coordinator at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services; and Katya Zaitseva, Manager of Workforce Development at CAMBA.

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* Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, headquartered in Bethpage, NY, has been awarded a three-year national accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership. CQL, an international nonprofit leader in the definition, measurement and evaluation of quality of life for people with disabilities, has been dedicated to raising the bar for human services organizations like ACLD for more than four decades. To earn accreditation, ACLD needed to meet CQL’s strict criteria and demonstrate its ongoing commitment to person-centered excellence. The accreditation followed an announcement that its annual Enviable Life Ball, held in November raised over $269,000 for the nonprofit agency.


* Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Marks Paneth LLP, announced that Warren Ruppel, partner in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters, was appointed Practice Leader for Government Services. Ruppel has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and auditing for governmental entities and nonprofits. Prior to joining Marks Paneth, he served as the Assistant Comptroller for Accounting of The City of New York, where he was responsible for all aspects of the City's accounting and financial reporting. He has also previously served as the CFO of a nonprofit organization, and has more than 10 years’ experience serving nonprofits and governmental entities at “Big Four” accounting firms.


* Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced the second round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2017. Regional nonprofits and students are invited to apply for funding during the spring grants cycle from April through June. For nonprofits, the Wassermann-Streit Y’diyah Memorial Fund supports educational projects about Judaism that aim to dispel religious prejudice, bias and intolerance. Grants of $500 will be awarded. Applications are due April 1. The application process for all grants is online.




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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric, Astor Services for Children & Families

Astor Services for Children & Families is looking for full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to make a difference in the lives of children. This candidate will provide psychiatric care for children and adolescents receiving services within a residential program and outpatient counseling centers. Duties include psychiatric assessments, development and implementation of treatment plans and monitoring for effectiveness and side effects of medication management geared towards recovery. The NPP will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with other providers, school and community resources as needed.

Director, Clinical Services, Graham Windham

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Is able to assess situations through a lens of safety and risk and support the development of appropriate plans to address those issues in a timely manner; Is able to effectively facilitate partnering with members of the Treatment Team and Graham Windham network to ensure a holistic approach to clinical treatment; Ensures the furtherance of the implementation of Solutions Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving through their own learning and application, as well as support of the staffs’ skill attainment in those models of practice; Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program; and more.

Vice President of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic's Home

As a key member of the management team, the Vice President of the Family Foster Care Program will manage all aspects of the Family Foster Care Program, including service delivery, staff development, foster home recruitment, facilities operations, budget development and allocations. The successful candidate will ensure that the Family Foster Care program meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies and meet contract compliance related to the delivery of Family Foster Care services contracted by government agencies.

Clinic Registrar (Bilingual) – Comunilife Vida Guidance Center, Comunilife

The Clinic Registrar is responsible for registering patients and scheduling their appointments while delivering service “with a smile”. Other duties involve insurance verification; data entry into a Windows based system (IMA) and familiarity with HIPAA regulations. Required: Bilingual in Spanish + HSD/GED + Proficient in MS Office functions including basic word processing, spreadsheet & database skills, in addition to billing software. Must be able to professionally interact with clients with fragile medical or mental health conditions, and work on Saturdays, in addition to extended hours on selected weekday evenings. Competitive salary, generous benefits, and caring environment.

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Event: Power in Numbers: Leveraging Financial Statements for Strategic Decision-Making

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Up to three CFRE credits will be available for attendees. Learn more and register.





* As is annual tradition, the Assembly Democrats and state Senate Republicans released their one-house budgets, however the Independent Democratic Conference, decided that it too would release a one-house budget, which provoked the Senate Democrats to do the same, The New York Times writes.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio raised significantly more money for his re-election campaign from donors outside of New York City than in the city over the past two months, thanks largely to a last-minute national fundraising swing, the Times reports.

* New Jersey state legislators are urging their counterparts in New York to block Cuomo’s proposal to create his own inspector general to investigate the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which opponents see as a political club to prod the authority, the Post writes.


March 22 -- Ropes & Gray LLP, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Foundation Center host Contract Law for Nonprofits

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On Friday, March 24, New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit FundCon which brings together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create a campaign and raise money. Click here to learn more.

On June 15, NYN Media will host its third annual Nonprofit OpCon. This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. How do we make things easier and more pleasant for executive leadership, operations, IT, risk, finance, HR and more? There are new industry standards to consider, and new guidelines around applying for public funds to learn. Bring your organization into the 21st century and abandon old practices that are depleting your valuable resources. It’s a new day in the nonprofit industry; join us as we explore these insights and strategies. Click here to learn more.




City & State's annual On Health Care forum has become one of the most prestigious events across New York State; hosting NYC and NYS Health Commissioners, CEOs and Executive Directors of hospitals and healthcare labor unions, lawmakers, media and advocacy leaders. The 2017 On Health care forum will bring together over 250 professionals from across the state, including elected officials, public health officials, hospital administrators, investors, healthcare providers, and innovators from both the public and private sectors. If you are in the healthcare or medical industry in New York this is a must-attend event.





12 p.m. – Cuomo will present Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award at HELP USA’s 30th anniversary luncheon, The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave., Manhattan

1 p.m. – New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, NYC’s Youth Poet Laureate Sharon Lin and others speak about the importance of the youth vote and youth civic engagement the day before Student Voter Registration Day, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

2 p.m. – New York City Mayoral candidate Tony Avella and members of the Brownsville Coalition call on Catholic Charities to preserve Our Lady of Loretto Church, Our Lady of Loretto Church, 124 Sackman St., Brooklyn.

4 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will speak at the United Nations’ “Gender Equality: a Pathway to Economic Development” event, U.N. Headquarters, ECOSOC Conference Room, Manhattan.

6 p.m. – The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College hosts a community forum discussing safety and justice, 122 E. 22nd St., Room 301, Manhattan.

6:45 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will speak at the march and rally to protect immigrant New Yorkers, Washington Square Park, Manhattan.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Road to City Hall” features City Budget Director Dean Fuleihan and Preston Niblack, budget director for City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi; Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin; and the Louis Letter, NY1.

7 p.m. – Stringer will deliver remarks at the Asian Americans for Equality 43rd Annual Lunar New Year Banquet, Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth St., Manhattan.

8 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will appear at the Asian Americans for Equality’s Lunar New Year Banquet, Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth St., Manhattan.




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