Thursday, September 1, 2016



NYN Media Sponsored Content - Columbia Business School professor Ray Horton on the past, present and future of creating leaders: Ray Horton, faculty director of programs in social enterprise at Columbia Business School Executive Education and professor, has seen plenty of change in his 46 years at Columbia Business School - but the enduring constant, he says, and the school’s best asset, remains its students.

City Council will finally hold hearing on nursing home deal: Seven months after news of a controversial Lower East Side property deal broke, the City Council will finally hold a hearing to find out what went wrong, the New York Post reports. The Sept. 29 meeting will focus on how the city approved the lifting of deed restrictions that paved the way for the former Rivington House nursing home to be sold to a residential developer for luxury condos.

Officials fight homeless hotel over lack of cooking facilities: A group of Queens elected officials has filed a lawsuit to prevent a hotel from being turned into a homeless shelter, because the rooms wouldn’t have cooking facilities,The New York Post reports. Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley is the lead plaintiff in the suit filed Wednesday to block conversion of a Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, arguing that city rules require cooking facilities to be available to shelter residents.

Six signs your nonprofit is ripe for fraud: Dan Murphy, Product Manager for Abila MIP Fund Accounting, writes on Guidestar’s blog that nonprofits are in the business of doing good, but turning a blind eye to the possibility of fraud can be even more damaging than the actual deception.

National Labor Relations Board says charter schools are private corporations, not public schools: The NLRB decided in two separate cases last week that, as far as federal labor law is concerned, charter schools are not public schools but private corporations, according to the Washington Post. In its recent decisions, both issued Aug. 24, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Hyde Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn and the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School are, like other government contractors, private corporations that receive taxpayer dollars. We recently reported on how New York State spent federal grants to open charters.

Revamping New York Times kills regional theater, restaurant & arts coverage: The New York Times this week quietly ended its coverage of restaurants, art galleries, theaters and other commercial and nonprofit businesses in the tri-state region, laying off dozens of longtime contributors and prompting protests from many of the institutions that will be affected,Deadline writes.

Conservative group takes New York AG to court over climate probe: The conservative free-market think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is suing the New York state attorney general Wednesday for violating freedom of information laws in withholding key documents related to an ongoing battle over climate change fraud, the Washington Examiner writes.

Social media for nonprofits - How to promote your cause: To succeed, you must be clear about what it is that you have to say, why audiences will want to enjoy or share it, and invest the necessary time to drive campaign success and growth, Parade writes. In terms of appropriate time investment, Wild Apricot advises that you spend 5 hours a week listening to audiences, 10 hours participating in outreach efforts, and between 10-15 hours a week working to get buzz going. To build a community, expect to invest 20 hours per week in these efforts.



Don’t miss Reliant Studios at MarkCon:

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Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand announce over $930,000 in federal funding for FDNY Foundation:

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced nearly one million dollars in federal funding for the FDNY Foundation Inc. based in New York City. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s Fire Prevention & Safety grant program. FDNY Foundation will receive this funding to advance the foundation’s New York City fire prevention campaign, “Fire is Everyone’s Fight – Get Alarmed NYC,” to reduce fire and carbon monoxide related deaths in New York City. Earlier this year, Schumer and Gillibrand wrote to DHS in support of the FDNY’s grant application.

NOFA-NY names new head:

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York has named Andrianna Natsoulas as its new executive director. She took the helm of the statewide organization in August, the Daily Messenger writes. Founded in 1983, NOFA-NY is a member-based, non-profit educational organization of farmers, gardeners, businesses and consumers committed to promoting sustainable and fair local, organic food and farming.




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Associate Vice President of Permanency, Health and Wellness, Graham Windham

The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Permanency Planning, Health and Wellness services. The candidate leads and manages with excellence the Graham School operational arms of permanency services, clinical treatment and health services; takes a lead role at the Graham School in strengthening the fidelity to Graham Windham practice models of Solution Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving; collaborates with Associate Vice President of Residential Services to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs while advancing programming to provide opportunities to youth for skill building; and partners across Graham Windham branches so youth and families have a continuous network of support to grow and thrive during their time at the Graham School and beyond.

Associate Vice President of Residential Services, Graham Windham

The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Residential services. The candidate: leads and manages with excellence the group living arm of the Graham School maintaining a consistent focus on prevention and being highly responsive to safety and risk; develops and manages program that provides opportunities for youth to build skills leading to a pathway to a successful life; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs; partners with on-site Greenburgh Graham School District leadership to promote academic success with a strong emphasis on school attendance and behavior planning; and collaborates with Associate Vice President of Permanency, Health and Wellness to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun.

Full Time Supervisor - LCSW, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health

Seeking an experienced NYS Licensed Social Work Supervisor (LCSW) to provide leadership in an Article 31 Clinic serving people. Provide individual and group supervision, as well as oversight of Administrative functions. Ideal candidate is knowledgeable regarding OMH regulations, has strong computer skills, is detail oriented, and able to work in a fast paced environment. Position requires at least one evening each week.

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* A review of how New York City tested water in its school buildings for lead suggests the amount of lead in the water consumed by students could be much greater than the city originally indicated, The New York Times reports.

* The Administration for Children’s Services is investigating Anthony Weiner in the wake of a report that he sent a lewd selfie that showed his young son lying in bed next to him, and the agency showed up at Weiner’s apartment buildingon Tuesday, the Post reports.

* NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said the NYPD will keep under wraps the outcome of any disciplinary case against the cop who fatally choked Eric Garner, as is required under a state law the NYPD has been ignoring for at least three decades, the Daily News reports.




Upcoming galas and events:

Sept. 8 -- Rebuilding Together NYC will host its 6th Annual Golf Tournament in Carmel NY at the Centennial Golf Club

Sept. 8 -- Urban Pathways hosts Sundown Social

Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”

Sept. 12 -- Voices for the Voiceless hosts performance.

Sept. 12 -- 26th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic in Memory of Eric J. Fenton.

* To have your event featured here send your top 1-2 photos, along with a one sentence caption and photo credit, to info@nynmedia.comwith the subject line “Recent Galas and Events.” To see more events, check our events/community calendar here.



Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON onOctober 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike. Keynote Speakers include Vu Le, Nonprofit Humorist and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at theNonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.




Nuyorican Poets Cafe to upgrade longtime home: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a downtown stalwart that has survived decades of neighborhood change, is planning a $10 million-plus renovation that will more than double capacity at its East Village home, the Wall Street Journal reports.

See Gowanus' disappearing Latino population: Michelle de la Uz, executive director of the local social justice nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee, tells DNAinfo the decline of the neighborhood’s Latino population was the result of gentrification, “displacement pressures” and new development linked to the rezonings of north Park Slope in 2003 and south Park Slope in 2007.

Mural in Crown Heights garden celebrates women and 'wisdom': A mural, named “Passing Wisdom, Planting Seed,” is a celebration of women of color, particularly Afro-Caribbean women who have lived in Crown Heights for decades and serve as positive role models for a younger generation, DNAinfo reports. The three-story mural at Bedford Avenue and St. Marks Place was created by a group of local student artists who worked with Hayes and McDonald as part of a summer art program run by the community nonprofit, Groundswell.

Anti-violence activists call on funding for outreach; turn to NYC for help:New York-based anti-violence advocates went to Chicago to share how they’ve curbed violence in New York City, according to CBS News. They included LIFE camp, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing youth violence and providing empowerment opportunities for youth who are educationally, economically and socially disadvantaged, to help them stay in school and out of the criminal justice system.




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.

Submit your nomination for New York Nonprofit Media’s first Cause Awards 2016: Honoring individuals/agencies/philanthropists who’ve had a major impact on the top human services concerns of the New York nonprofit sector throughout 2016. If a colleague, client or employer has had a major impact on one of this year's top causes though good work or philanthropy, nominate them for this great honor today by clicking here. The opportunity to submit your nominations will officially close Friday, September 16th at 6 pm.



SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals

Sickest Americans are paying more for care, getting less: Americans with chronic illnesses that limit their ability to care for themselves spend more than 21,000 dollars per person for healthcare, about four times the average for all adults, MSN writes. Despite that higher spending, however, anew analysis from the Commonwealth Fund finds that those with the greatest medical need - defined as people with at least three chronic diseases and a limited ability to care for themselves - were more likely than other patients to have delayed or done without medical care or a prescription.

NYSHealth Launches 2017 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals:The New York State Health Foundation 2017 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals is now available. Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to determine whether a proposed project fits the funding criteria. There are two funding cycles for the Special Projects Fund. Deadlines for the online inquiry form are Sept. 27, and March 15, 2017. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with deadlines of Nov. 18, and May 17, 2017. NYSHealth Special Projects Fund awards are one-time, non-renewable funding opportunities consistent with the Foundation's mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers but outside of its main priority areas.




11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, on Hoosick Falls; Shaun Francis, who is running against state Sen. Kathy Marchione in the 43rd District; and more, WCNY.

3 p.m. – Advocacy groups partner with White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to hold media roundtable on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, 219 W. 40th St., 3rd floor, Manhattan.

3:15 p.m. – De Blasio makes an announcement, Anna M. Kross Center, Rikers Island.




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