Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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TOP NEWS:

* An Upper West Side woman is at the center of a scandal involving her relationship with the outgoing head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Post reports.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget extender includes an agreement that will provide New York’s 120,000 direct care professionals with a 6.5 percent raise over the next two years, according to Cuomo’s office.

* The Chronicle of Philanthropy lists some celebrities who have produced big results for charity but aren’t as widely recognized for their giving.

* A recent study suggests that arts funding should be targeted to lower-income neighborhoods with fewer cultural assets as well as those with a density of cultural resources that exceed what economics would lead us to expect, Kerry McCarthy, who directs arts and historic preservation programs for The New York Community Trust, writes in City Limits.

* Monroe County legislators have called for a formal legislative review of county Child Protective Services, after a state Report revealed Monroe County's Child Protective function to be lacking in resources and results, RochesterFirst.com writes.

* Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism, the Associated Press writes.

* If the city’s homelessness crisis is already complicated, former service members’ housing challenges have unique dimensions of both complexity and potential solutions, which stakeholders attempted to unpack at a recent forum, Gotham Gazette writes.

* Not-for-profits say City Hall has strengthened a reliance on the for-profit sector for affordable housing, a focus that fails to recognize the value that not-for-profits bring to a housing deal or acknowledge the unique obstacles those firms face competing against for-profit companies, City Limits writes.

 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* The website CarsonWatch, the brainchild of a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization, aims to track how Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s public assurances and private appearances match up with the Trump administration’s promise to cut HUD’s budget by 6 billion dollars, CityLab writes.

* President Donald Trump, who promised to work for free, donated his salary for the first quarter of the year to the National Park Service, which, like other government agencies, faces major cuts in the president’s first budget proposal, according to the New York Times.

* Nonprofit Quarterly inaugurates a column to answer anonymous questions from readers on topics like conflicts of interest, spending and other issues.


IN DEPTH:

* Charity Navigator has updated its Top 10 lists and updated or published new ratings for more than 700 charities.

* Consultant Vu Le joined a podcast with Nonprofit Hub to talk about some of the pros and cons of finding and working towards the sustainability of earned income and revenue.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* The Calmring has proved via a pilot program hosted by Special Citizens Futures Unlimited, a NYC-based nonprofit, to be helpful for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and re-orienting to the task at hand and maintaining concentration, Special Citizens writes in a press release.

 

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NYN BUZZ:

* Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio, has been elected to The Commonwealth Fund’s Board of Directors, effective April. Under Walker’s leadership, New York Public Radio’s audience has grown from 1 million to 23.9 million monthly, and more than $100 million has been raised for long-term investment. New York Public Radio owns and operates eight public radio stations, including WNYC, the most-listened-to public radio station in the country, and WQXR, New York’s classical music station. In 2008 Walker received the Edgar R. Murrow award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the industry’s highest honor. She also received a Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence during her tenure as a producer at NPR. Earlier in her career she worked at Carnegie Hall, the Sesame Workshop, the Boston Consulting Group, and Eurasia Press, as well as in print journalism.

* After more than 40 years leading the way in aging services in New York City, The Carter Burden Center for the Aging today unveiled its new name and brand as the Carter Burden Network. The new identity reflects the breadth and depth of the organization and its growth from a single center to a network of programs and locations in Manhattan that serves more than 5,000 older New Yorkers every year. CBN’s broad array of programs and services nourish the mind, body and spirit providing important opportunities for seniors to form connections that enrich their lives while also offering vital resources that support independence. The Carter Burden Center for the Aging was established by New York City Council Member Carter Burden in 1971. Today, CBN is an agency with 13 programs in eight locations and more than 80 employees, serving 5,000 NYC seniors every year across the borough of Manhattan.


GRANTS AND FUNDING:

* Through its Service Grants program, the Taproot Foundation connects nonprofit organizations with professional consultants on a pro bono basis. Each service grant has a minimum value of 45,000 dollars and is delivered by a team of five to six business professionals who donate their time and expertise to nonprofit organizations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C. To qualify for a grant, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or a public school and work within one of the foundation's program areas (i.e., the arts, education, the environment, health, and social services). To be eligible for a grant, organizations also must have at least three full-time employees and an annual budget of at least $350,000. See the Taproot Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions

 

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NYN CAREERS
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Multiple Opportunities, Life's WORC

Life’s WORC is a leading Agency which provides services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. We have recently been named as one of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in NY by the Society of Human Resources Management. We have positions available as Direct Support Professionals, Residential Nurses and Managers. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.


Licensed Social Workers, Family Shelters, CAMBA

CAMBA’s three family shelters, located in Queens and Brooklyn, want to expand the range of mental health and related services to families with children in shelters by hiring Licensed Clinical Social Workers with supervisory experience for supervision, training mental health assessments and techniques such as motivational interviewing. LMSW as Care Coordinators for the delivery of onsite client services, including groups for families, crisis interventions and 1:1 support.


Care Manager, MercyFirst

Care Management is a service model whereby all of an individual's caregivers communicate and interface so that the patient's needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a "care manager" who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability. The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provision and coordination of services to assigned caseload. The Care Manager guides program enrollees and their caretakers through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.


Psychiatrist- Per diem, PT, FT, Federation of Organizations

Provide psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment as a member of a mobile, multi-disciplinary treatment team and in a clinic setting for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Candidate should Currently licensed as a physician by the NYS Education Department and certified by, or be eligible to be certified by, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Valid and clean NYS Driver’s License required. Position is based in Queens.


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POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* With a full budget still out of reach, the state Legislature passed a pair of emergency spending bills to permit the state government to continue to function, and to buy lawmakers more time to resolve several contested policy issues, The New York Times writes.

* The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approved a $477 million contract to close the L train tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 15 months beginning April 2019 to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, instead of 18 months as originally planned, the Times reports.

* The nation’s largest health care union, Service Employees International Union, spent $19 million last year in its national campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour that saw success in New York, the New York Post reports.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 6 -- At the Brooke W. Mahoney Award Reception, celebrate with leaders in nonprofit board governance and colleagues from the business, foundation and nonprofit communities.

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/qn7xn/61609105 to submit an event or view all community events.


NYN EVENTS:

* Front Line Heroes display excellence in their commitment to serving those in need. Every year, NYN Media recognizes people from the nonprofit industry who work in the field directly helping clients and making their organizations' goals a reality through hard work and dedication. Click here to see this year’s honorees. To RSVP for the April 18 event, click here.

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.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

11:30 a.m. – State Sens. Gustavo Rivera and Marisol Alcantara, Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried and others rally in support of "New York Health Act" universal single payer bill, West Capitol Park, Swan Street and Washington Avenue, Albany.

12 p.m. – The presidents of the the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, the Correction Captains Association and Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association hold a news conference to respond to the Lippman Commission Report, 75 Broad St., Manhattan.

12:30 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Youth Services holds a public meeting on establishing a task force on disconnected youth, 250 Broadway, 16th floor committee room, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at the East Harlem Action Center launch with New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Mary Bassett, East Harlem Neighborhood Action Center, 158 E. 115th St., Manhattan.

5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – “MetroFocus” features New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer on the Rally to Save the Arts, WLIW21 (5 p.m.) and WNET Thirteen (6 p.m.)

6 p.m. – Van Bramer attends the 2017 BAM Gala, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

 

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