Thursday, March 23, 2017


Editor’s Note: Tomorrow, 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.



* Katrina Huffman, Chief Program Officer at Youth INC and Dr. Kim Sabo-Flores, Co-Founder and CEO of Algorhythm, were part of a team that aimed to discover how to improve youth outcomes. They joined us in an NYN Media Insights Podcast Outcomes segment to discuss guiding youth development in out-of-school programs. In an additional segment, we talk with Martin Hassner, who recently launched the Reform Student Debt campaign to change the landscape for students graduating college.



* An Army veteran with a long-simmering hatred of black men claimed responsibility for using a sword to fatally stab a man who lived in a homeless shelter on West 36th Street in Manhattan this week, the police said, calling the attack random and racially motivated, according to the New York Times.

* The founding director of the I CARE Foundation, a purported nonprofit organization allegedly dedicated to preventing child abduction and trafficking, was sentenced in federal court to 36 months in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY.

* President Donald Trump’s proposed tax code changes - which could reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent - are slowing down private investment in affordable housing projects, the Real Deal writes.

* NonProfit Pro interviews Jacob Harold, president and CEO of Guidestar, about nonprofits' and foundations' roles following the election, and the sector’s gender pay gap.

* The closing of the Waldorf Astoria left a void in the city’s social circuit that event planners and philanthropic gatekeepers have rushed to fill, the New York Times writes.

* Teams of Morgan Stanley employees in New York will work with leadership teams at 14 nonprofit organizations to provide strategic recommendations to address their mission-critical challenges, and include Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Police Athletic League and WHEDco, The Financial writes.

* NY1 followed the city's first lady and the city's homeless commissioner in a tour of one of the city's newest homeless shelters, the first one to open of the 90 the mayor has promised, which is exclusively for LGBT young adults.

* Sesame Street, which introduced a character with an autism spectrum disorder, worked with nonprofit advocacy organizations such as the Autism Self Advocacy Network and Autism Speaks to accurately portray and personify the traits of a child with autism, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* Donors to a fund that The Daily News established for slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo shared reasons for their acts of charity, saying they were profoundly moved by her sacrifice as well as the five sons she left behind.



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* Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of potential state income tax hikes of 10 to 26 percent to cover the costs of a massive Medicaid bill in the new GOP health care plan, according to the New York Post.



* New York Magazine profiles eight New Yorkers who are struggling with homelessness, some of whom cut hair, serve food, care for the elderly and run after-school programs.

* Women are nearing equity over all, leading 48 percent of art museums, up from 43 percent three years ago, but a gender gap persists, however, at the largest museums, where just 30 percent have female directors, the New York Times writes.



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* The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services should be setting Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment program up for success, not failure, in fighting addiction for many more decades to come, the Times Union writes in an editorial.

* Colin Kaepernick recently made twin 50,000 dollar donations to Meals on Wheels America and the Love Army for Somalia, a social media campaign that’s trying to raise 2 million dollars for food and water for starving people in that African nation, the Daily News writes.

* A Queens nonprofit, The Rego Park Green Alliance Studio, is asking residents to unleash their inner poets and in turn may publish their pieces in a free book, DNAinfo writes.

* The New York Times profiles Rose Romano, who is visually impaired, and works at Helen Keller Services for the Blind.



Don’t miss Growth for Good’s upcoming workshop! Claudia Zeldin is facilitating "Marketing that Builds Community" on Wednesday, April 5th, 9:30-11:30am. It will focus on using approaches that are most effective and efficient at cultivating a community, such as social media and fundraising events. Workshop participants will be provided with planning resources including Growth for Good’s communications and fundraising calendar template.




* The HOPE Program's signature event, A Taste of HOPE, raises critical funding to support HOPE’s students – some of New York City's most vulnerable men and women. A Taste of HOPE is a cocktail style reception with leading local food and beverage purveyors. Vendors donate their time and resources, so nearly 95 percent of event proceeds are reinvested into HOPE, supporting 450 New Yorkers living in poverty to develop the skills and confidence to get back to work. Now in its sixth year, A Taste of HOPE will honor Macquarie Group and Shemara Wikramanayake, Head of Macquarie Asset Management and Chair of Macquarie Group Foundation. This year’s event will be held at The Prince George Ballroom on May 16 at 6PM. To learn more, please visit:

* GMHC will hold their 35th Anniversary Spring Gala on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm at Highline Stages, 440 West 15 Street. Distinguished honorees include President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, Jes Staley, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays and Peter Staley, HIV/AIDS and LGBT Rights Activist. Proceeds will benefit GMHC’s services for thousands of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This milestone anniversary is a tribute to GMHC’s legacy as the world’s first AIDS service organization and the beginning of the agency’s next chapter of providing comprehensive life-saving services.



The New York City Department of Education, on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education, will release a Request for Proposals for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Services for 2017 - 2020. The RFP will be for the provision of Half-Day UPK services to four-year-olds. Vendors must provide at least 180 days of half-day Pre-K for All services, including at least 176 days of instruction and four days of professional development for teachers. The program must operate five days (Monday to Friday) in a typical week, and provide a minimum of two hours and thirty minutes of Pre-K for All services each day. Learn more here.



A new report from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness finds that NYC’S homeless high school students have worse health outcomes than their housed peers. They disproportionately face the most extreme health risks. They are also more likely to take advantage of in-school health clinics, where available. Join us for a FREE webinar to discuss the research findings. Register here.



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Bilingual Lead Clinician & Bilingual Clinicians, Abbott House

Abbott House, an innovative community based social service organization, is seeking a Lead Clinician and Clinicians for our Transitional Resources for Children program located in Irvington, NY. Clinician positions are also available with our Long Term Foster Care program in Bronx, NY. Bilingual Spanish is required for both positions. The Lead Clinician works as an integral member of the Abbott House Interdisciplinary treatment team. He or she provides mental health assessments of children, consultation with social work and child care staff, and treatment of children in selected cases.


Caseworker, MercyFirst

This position involves frequent contact with foster children, birth to 21. Manage a caseload of approximately 10-12 cases in our Family Foster Care program. Make visits to foster homes, help children navigate their world of school, medical needs, psychological needs, family needs, etc. Input progress notes into computer. Appear in court to testify and be a voice on behalf of your client. Participate in “Family Night” - once a week where our foster children meet with birth family members and/or foster family members and have a chance to visit, play, and celebrate milestones such as birthdays. Communicate effectively with internal staff, state and governmental agencies regarding cases through established agency policies and procedures. Observe all HIPAA regulations.


Director, Clinical Services, Graham Windham

Responsible for maintaining a high standard of behavioral health services for the Residential Treatment Center. 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; and adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program.


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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.




* The New York City Panel for Educational Policy voted to close five struggling public schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx that are part of de Blasio’s Renewal Schools program aimed at improving troubled schools, the Daily News reports.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Albany to rally support for a city tax on home sales valued at $2 million or more, but he was virtually ignored by the governor and some liberal allies said his plan was unlikely to advance, The Wall Street Journal reports.

* The Daily News writes in an editorial that it is imperative that state lawmakers ready for the cataclysmic storm of funding cuts massing in Washington, D.C., and heading this way by preserving the state millionaire tax, which generates $4 billion a year in revenue.



March 23 -- Nonprofit Networking Happy Hour hosted by the Association of Nonprofit Specialists

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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.



The Association of Nonprofit Specialists invites colleagues old and new to join us for a lively networking evening on Thursday, March 23. We’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 in advance and $35 at the door (Includes wine, beer, soda and hors d’oeuvres). Register here.




11 a.m. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center to discuss his proposed so-called “mansion tax,” George T. Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave., Queens.

12 p.m. – De Blasio visits the Carter Burden Center for the Aging to discuss his proposed mansion tax, 351 E. 74th St., Manhattan.

12:30 p.m. – Representatives from the New York Housing Conference, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Supportive Housing Network of New York, Enterprise Community Partners, Center for New York City Neighborhoods, LeadingAge New York, and LiveOn NY gather to urge approval of $2.5 billion in new affordable housing funds, Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

3 p.m. – Assemblyman Richard Gottfried hosts a presentation by the Medicare Rights Center to discuss benefits and programs that help pay Medicare costs and how they may be of benefit to seniors and caregivers, Newman Conference Center Baruch College, 151 E. 25th St., Room 763, Manhattan.

4:30 p.m. – New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed tour the Queensbridge housing development with K. Bain, founder of 696 Build Queensbridge, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement 10-25 41st Ave., Queens.

5 p.m. – The Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to pass the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act, outside the Tompkins County Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.

6 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya host a town hall on immigration, St. Leo Catholic Academy, 104-19 49th Ave., Queens.

6 p.m. – The Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to pass the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 4 Whitehall St., Manhattan.

6 p.m. – The Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to pass the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset.

6:30 p.m. – New York City Council members Helen Rosenthal, Mark Levine and Bill Perkins, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. co-host a community discussion on how to respond to hate crimes, West Side High School, 140 W. 102nd St., Manhattan.

7 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer attends the Hate Crime Forum hosted by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and City Council members Helen Rosenthal, Mark Levine and Bill Perkins, West Side High School, 140 W. 102nd St., Manhattan.

7 p.m. – U.S. Rep. José Serrano hosts an immigration info session, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx.




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