Thursday, October 12, 2017



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Listen to our podcast about the partnership between the New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York tot create the Girls IGNITE Grantmaking Fellowship –  and see what happened when the power of participatory grant-making was put into the hands of culturally diverse teenage girls and gender-fluid youth.



* As the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee embarks on its second year, Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighted its accomplishments in strengthening the partnership between the city and the nonprofit human service sector.

* Dozens of charter schools across New York can now apply to certify their own teachers after the State University of New York’s charter school committee approved new regulations over the objections of teachers unions and state officials, Chalkbeat writes.

* A judge ordered the state of New York to provide written details on its decision to cut funding to a sprawling addiction-treatment network founded by the Rev. Peter Young, an Albany Roman Catholic priest and pioneer in addiction treatment, the Times Union writes.

* County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is advancing an eight-point plan to bolster Monroe County's Child Protective Services as part of her 2018 budget proposal, Rochester City Newspaper writes.

* The number of homeless students in the Rochester City School District has shot up since 2011, an increase mostly attributable to the youngest children, the Democrat & Chronicle reports.

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* It’s been nearly a year since a shooting, partly because of the effectiveness of  the nonprofit Street Corner Resources which two years ago signed a city contract, part of a 12.8 million dollar city-wide program called Cure Violence, DNAinfo reports. Also see NYN Media’s story on the Cure Violence model.

* The city said it has been housing homeless families at a hotel in Long Island City less than a half mile from the Best Western hotel in Sunnyside since July, according to the Times Ledger.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized Congress for not renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program before it expired Oct. 1, a failure that may cost the state 1 billion dollars in funding and has jeopardized health care for 350,000 children in New York, the Daily News writes.

* Friends of Great Bear, trail stewards for Great Bear Springs Recreation Area, received a 2017 4,200 dollar grant from “The Emerick Fund, a component of the Oswego County Community Foundation,” according to a press release.

* Saving lives one day at a time through organ donations, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, played host to its annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day held to raise awareness to the importance of organ donations and how many lives they save, Brooklyn Reporter writes.




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* Since the summer of 2016, The Forward has beefed up its coverage of the so-called alt-right and pursued more investigative reporting, giving The Forward a lift in both donations and web traffic, the New York Times writes.

* During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NonProfit Pro profiles Susan G. Komen Greater NYC, which dedicates 80 percent of its grant funding on innovative programs to provide patient navigation/case management and support programs.

* As GivingTuesday, a national campaign that begins the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, approaches, NonProfit Pro offers tips for nonprofits to drive new donors, increase financial commitments and fill volunteer opportunities.

* Data fills in the blanks so that organizations can make informed decisions about policy, programs, and progress, which makes data sharing critical, GuideStar writes on its blog.




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* A Kessler Foundation survey unveiled at a Capitol Hill press conference in Washington, D.C. reveals a major gulf between supervisor impressions of how well they serve the disabled community and the practices actually needed to do so, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity gave another 64 million dollars to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, Reuters writes.

* In a momentous and name-defying decision that has drawn the ire of a similar, historically gender-specific group, the Boy Scouts of America board unanimously agreed to allow girls into the organization, the Daily News writes.



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Oct. 12 - Hudson River Community Sailing Gala and Silent Auction

Oct. 13 -- CoveCare Center's Annual IMAGINE Dinner Dance Benefit

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KICKER: “With this irresponsible action, the SUNY Charter Schools Committee has eroded the quality of teachers in New York State and negatively impacted student achievement. - State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa in a joint statement on the decision to allow some charters to certify their teachers, via Chalkbeat.


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