Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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TOP NEWS

NYN Media Podcast - CEO Corner with Jane Heaphy of Learning Leaders: Every year Learning Leaders engages over 4,000 volunteers, half of whom speak a language other than English at home, to make a difference in the lives of 120,000 public school students. As a new school year approaches, New York Nonprofit Media’s Editor at Large, Aimée Simpierre, talked with Executive Director Jane Heaphy for our CEO Corner podcast to find out how they do it.

Stringer says Rivington property flip due to poor City Hall management, not outdated processes: The New York City comptroller concluded that the controversial deed change at Rivington House, which once was required to house a nonprofit health care facility, was due to mismanagement, not an antiquated land use review as Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed, City & State reports.

Suzanne Wright, a founder of Autism Speaks, dies at 69: Suzanne Wright, a co-founder of Autism Speaks, a charity that fights for the autistic and teaches people how to spot and deal with the disorder, died Friday at her home in Fairfield, Conn., the New York Times writes. She was 69.

Protesters hold 'Occupy City Hall' rally in NYC, demand NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton be fired: During a full day of protests at New York City Hall, about 100 Black Lives Matter activists demanded that de Blasio fire Bratton and many vowed to sleep in the park and not leave until their demands were met, the Daily News reports. Media outlets reported this morning that Bratton, who previously said he wouldn’t remain beyond de Blasio’s first term, is expected to tender his resignation at noon.

Why the new overtime rules are good for nonprofits and thus for our community: New overtime pay laws are good for nonprofits, forcing them to reexamine underlying philosophies and cultures, many of which are outdated, harmful, and sometimes even unethical, writes Nonprofit With Balls. Nonprofits’ work is the most complex and difficult and important and emotionally draining work that exists and they must ensure that their people are taken care of.

Who’s getting paid to advance grantee inclusion?: Chris Cardona, a program officer for philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that Funders committed to inclusion and equity need to take an honest look at their practices around grantee inclusion, and must also be clear on what to expect of the intermediaries, consultants, and nonprofits.

Current providers welcome addition of coming city bail fund: The city’s recently-passed fiscal year 2017 budget includes 1.4 dollars million for The Liberty Fund, a public bail fund to keep poor low-level offenders out of jail, the Gotham Gazette reports. It is being overseen by The Doe Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people and it was officially recognized as a charity by the Attorney General’s office in March.

Notorious B.I.D.s - Just how much influence do developers wield?: There are 72 business improvement districts, nonprofits dedicated to promoting economic growth that are fueled by assessments, or special taxes paid by property and business owners across the city that invested $172 million in those districts in 2015, The Real Deal writes. But some of the largest BIDs, have evolved into much more than quality-of-life boosters.

What does a 30-foot fall have to do with Rikers Island?: Sarah Williams, a Brooklyn Community Foundation Board Member, writes in a Medium post that the foundation’s Invest in Youth grantees are helping young people learn from their mistakes at every stage along the way, even in some of the most challenging places like Rikers Island.

 

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NYN BUZZ

East Harlem Talent Network Celebrates 100th Job Placement:

The East Harlem Talent Network, a local hiring initiative that connects local employers and jobseekers in Upper Manhattan, celebrated its 100th full-time job placement at an event attended by local elected officials and employers. EHTN was launched in October 2014 as a place-based initiative with the goal of creating a unified talent pipeline for local employers and jobseekers in Upper Manhattan. Created by a partnership among STRIVE, Mount Sinai Health System, Union Settlement Association, Community Board 11 and the broader East Harlem Community Alliance, with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, EHTN was incubated and is housed at STRIVE, a workforce development agency.

Flushing House Director Of Community Relations retires:

Robert Salant will retire shortly from Flushing House after serving there for 17 years. Salant has over 30 years professional experience as a corporate communications writer and public relations specialist. As director of community relations at Flushing House, he has been responsible for: development and execution of communications media and public relations initiatives which promote and support the Flushing House mission; for contact with editors and reporters to pitch stories, write and place press releases; for placement of display ads in media; for production and distribution of printed media such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. He also contributed as the website writer and editor.

Baseball player Darryl Strawberry to keynote LICADD’s Annual Golf Invitational:

Power hitting outfielder Darryl Strawberry will keynote the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 36th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational with his story of success and redemption. It will take place Sept. 19 and participants will have their choice of teeing off at The Creek Club or Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley. Named for LICADD Founder, R. Brinkley Smithers, the tournament’s proceeds ensure that the services LICADD provides - from screening, intervention and referral services, to recovery support, an employee assistance program and mentoring - all remain accessible to the individuals and families who are most affected by drug and alcohol abuse on Long Island.

 

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Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 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 from nonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.

 

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NYN CAREERS

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Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Community Services

The CFO serves on the BCS Executive Staff, and is responsible for financial oversight for more than 30 programs and services across 25 BCS sites in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York, Brownsville, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Canarsie and Coney Island. The CFO is also responsible for oversight of BCS facilities management, purchasing and information technology systems. As a member of Executive Staff, ensure effective leadership for all BCS programs and services. Inspire a culture of accountability and customer service at all levels of the organization. Implement and lead continuous quality improvement processes throughout BCS, and work to ensure that leadership and staff throughout BCS communicate effectively and collaboratively. Read more.

Senior VP of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic’s Home

As a key member of the Management Team, the Senior Vice President of the Family Foster Care will assume responsibility for the supervision and coordination of several units in the Family Foster Care Department. These units may include Case Management, Home-finding, Adoption and/or Therapeutic units. He/She will provide overall administrative supervision to supervisors within the units to ensure that the department meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies. He/she will work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice President of Family Foster Care to establish casework methods and determine standards and procedures based on sound social work principles, agency mission and all federal, state and city policies. Read more.

Director of Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities Foster Care, New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities Foster Care.Key Responsibilities include providing direct supervision to Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities/HIV Foster Care Department Supervisors and Case Associates and prepare timely evaluations of supervisees. Read more.

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* While housing developers clamor for the revival of the 421a tax abatement, the truth is that the tax break has done more to pad the pockets of developers than it has in preserving and creating real affordable housing, Katie Goldstein of the Alliance for Tenant Power writes in NY Slant.

* De Blasio said New York City students’ rising scores on standardized tests show he should get a longer extension on his control over the city’s public school system, the Daily News reports.

* NYPD officers are planning to protest outside of de Blasio’s Brooklyn gym and his Upper East Side home this week in an attempt to highlight their frustrations with City Hall and what they view as his lackadaisical work ethic, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 

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NYN SOCIAL BUZZ

Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl

Aug. 21 -- Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's 8th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Aug. 22 -- Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosts the 18th Annual Roger Metcalf Memorial Golf Classic at the Southward Ho Golf and Country Club in Bay Shore.

Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.

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

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Jump-start your career at MCNY! Join us at our Grad Info Session on Thursday, August 11 from 6-8 pm at our brand new Financial District campus. Learn how to advance your career and network with faculty and alumni. Fall semester starts Thursday, Sept. 8. Seats are filling up fast! Financial Aid and scholarship opportunities available. RSVP here.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

Planned Parenthood on Bleecker Street to offer HIV prevention medication: Planned Parenthood will begin offering the HIV prevention medication known as PrEP at its Bleecker Street location starting Aug. 8, according to DNAinfo. According to Planned Parenthood, there are more than 110,000 people in New York City living with HIV, nearly five times the national rate and twice the rate in New York State.

Nonprofit collaborative ready to move forward: A group of nonprofit social service agencies is ready to move forward on a facilities collaboration project, Buffalo Business First reports. The collaborative, now known as the Western New York Human Services Collaborative, grew from three or four interested parties up to a dozen last year. A core group of seven agencies have since committed to the effort, while a few more have been taking a wait-and-see stance on their participation.

Amid real-estate squeeze, trying to carve out space for NYC’s emerging artists: Spaceworks is a nonprofit group that is giving artists across New York City the opportunity to rent work space at affordable costs, City Limits writes. It opened up its Gowanus facility at 540 President St. in February 2016, providing 27 art studios with rents up to 800 dollars a month.

 

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NYN EVENTS

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 please click 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.

 

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SECTOR FOCUS: Environmental Nonprofits

Firms ask Cuomo to increase cuts in carbon emissions: Ceres, a nonprofit organization that works with companies and investors to advocate for sustainable business practices, helped gather support for a letter that will be sent today to the nine governors whose states participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, according to the Times Union. Investors and companies are asking Gov. Cuomo and the other governors to endorse a 5 percent annual decrease in CO2 emissions allowances, which is double the current yearly reduction, between 2015 and 2020.

Westchester groups file brief against regional pipeline: A coalition of 21 plaintiffs including Riverkeeper, Sierra Club Lower Hudson and Food and Water Watch NY filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking to overturn the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2015 approval of Spectra Energy's Algonquin Incremental Markets pipeline project, Patch writes. The Algonquin natural gas pipeline, owned by Spectra Energy, runs through Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties on its way to New England. Spectra’s plan to enlarge the pipeline is in three phases so far.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

11 a.m. - Rep. Carolyn Maloney joins with Warren Zysman, the CEO of the Drug Dependency Treatment Center, ACI, and survivors of opioid addiction, to demand funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, Addiction Case Interventions, 255 W. 36th St., Manhattan.

1 p.m. - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina attends “Computer Science for All” professional development session, Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, Manhattan.

2 p.m. - State Sen. Martin Dilan, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Councilman Antonio Reynoso and the Doe Fund hold march to oppose presence of K2 in Bedford-Stuyvesant and support local businesses that refuse to sell K2, Lewis Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn.

2:15 p.m. - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance attends National Night Out events across Manhattan, LaGuardia Houses, 250 Clinton St., Manhattan.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Danika Mills, Executive Director of Coordinated Behavioral Care and Coordinated Behavioral Care IPA.

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