Thursday, November 30, 2017



* Today’s NYN Media Buzz highlights a gala for The Fresh Air Fund, 15 nonprofits getting grants from Enterprise Community Partners to promote local communities, and new CEOs at the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families and Women’s City Club of New York.

* Legislation expected to pass the New York City Council today targets private equity firms and hedge funds that borrow too much to speculate on housing and then try to oust tenants, New York City Council members Dan Garodnick and Ritchie Torres write.

* Before its controversial closure earlier this month, DNAinfo made a name for itself with hyperlocal news but also by covering New York City politics and nonprofits. Here’s a recap of some of DNAinfo’s best political stories over the years.


* Richard Buery, the deputy mayor who oversaw the rollout of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature prekindergarten program, is stepping down early next year, Politico New York reports.

* The first deputy mayor of New York City, Anthony Shorris, said on Wednesday that he was leaving the administration, a move that marks the first major reshuffling of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inner circle as he prepares for a second term, The New York Times reports.

* The Legal Aid Society has sued New York City in a last bid to stop the Bedford-Union Armory project in Brooklyn by charging that there was inadequate study of whether the development would displace residents in the area, the Daily News reports.

* A group of New York City Council members plan to introduce a bill today that would fund a program to distribute free diapers at homeless shelters and child care centers, Pix11 reports.

* Volunteer New York received $32,000 in donations — $21,500 in Westchester and $10,400 in Rockland counties — through a Bridge2Give initiative that will benefit nonprofits throughout the lower Hudson Valley, The Journal News reports.

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* Rent-controlled tenants in New York City, who have faced larger increases than rent-regulated tenants, implored state officials to prevent a 7 percent rent hike on their apartments, the Daily News reports.

* The city of Albany is backing the bid of the Capital Repertory Theatre for a $2 million Restore New York Communities Municipal Grant in hopes of transforming a warehouse in the capital into a 300-seat theater, the Times Union reports.

* Albany nonprofit Open Arms received unanimous approval from city commissioners to lease a city-owned building that the organization hopes to convert into a maternity group home for homeless individuals between the ages of 16 and 22 years old, reports WALB.

* Buffalo-born billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach pledged $10 million to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s planned expansion, following $42.4 million in past donations that made him the largest benefactor to a cultural institution in Western New York history, Buffalo News reports.




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Nonprofit Quarterly continues a webinar series focused on increasing diversity on nonprofit boards by promoting inclusion, avoiding tokenism and creating the will to promote a culture of inclusion.

* Junior board members can inject new ideas into an organization and help it maintain a sustainable path into the future, Diana-DeJesus-Medina, the director of development at LatinoJustice, tells The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Capital Research Center published an excerpt of the book “How Great Philanthropists Failed and How You Can succeed At Protecting Your Legacy,” by Martin Morse Wooster, which tells purported “horror stories” of foundations that strayed from donors’ intent.

The New York Times blasted the Republican tax plans moving through Congress, warning that they would unfairly benefit corporations and could cause up to 13 million Americans to lose health insurance.




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* Google’s new philanthropy program Daydream Impact will provide training and tools for nonprofit organizations interested in leveraging virtual reality in support of their causes, including equipment loans and a free Coursera online training program, Devex reports.

The New York Post reports  that the NFL has agreed to give $100 million in donations to social justice nonprofits in hopes that it will help quell protests among players who kneel during the national anthem.

* Plans are underway for a new women’s march in New York City, Washington D.C., and other major cities with increased emphasis on fundraising and promoting partnerships among activists, Quartz reports.

* Facebook is eliminating a 5 percent fee on donations processed through the social network and will match giving up to $50 million through an upcoming Facebook Donations Fund, TechCruch reports.


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