Tuesday, March 13, 2018



* A forum organized by the Human Services Council brought together leaders from government and nonprofits to discuss a new report detailing problems facing nonprofits, but finding solutions remains problematic, NYN Media reports.

Today’s Buzz reveals what two causes are bringing nonprofits to Albany today, what former president crashed the Citizens Committee for New York City gala, and who were among the contract recipients in today’s New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s approval blitz.


* Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, says there are new attempts in Washington, D.C. to politicize nonprofits and repeal the Johnson Amendment, Nonprofit Quarterly reports.

* More than half of state inmates released to New York City immediately enter the homeless shelter system – a rate that has doubled in recent years – and corrections officials are lacking solutions to the problem, NY1 reports.

The Times discusses the issues surrounding transracial adoption and how parents confront issues such as assimilation, cultural awareness, and making the most of sometimes imperfect circumstances.

* Calverton, Long Island is the site of a $90 million project that aims to shake up addiction treatment by locating short-term detoxing, long-term treatment and research facilities on a single 40-acre campus, Long Island Business News reports.

* More news below …




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* Criminal justice reform has largely avoided changes to how we treat “violent criminals,” but research shows they’re less likely to reoffend than others, and victims aren’t always well served by harsh sentences, City Limits writes.

* The Administration for Children’s Services has had a new commissioner for a year but state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli still slammed the agency in an audit, the New York Post reports. ACS Commissioner Hansell tells NYN Media his accomplishments in this Insights podcast.

* This year’s effort to pass a statewide single-payer health plan has become more expensive due to the federal $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, Bill Hammond writes for the Empire Center for Public Policy.




Shared office space available for a small nonprofit:


The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) has a large, windowed office and a smaller windowed private office available in our suite on the 7th floor of 86 Chambers Street, near City Hall.  Our office is conveniently located near all major subway lines.  The building is a well maintained, full service building, accessible 24/7 with front desk security.  The office is approximately 760 square feet and comes with like new furniture and office chairs. The rent is $3,000 per month and includes electric, wifi, building services, a shared conference room, and kitchen.  Ideal for a non-profit of up to 3 staff. Available April 1, 2018.


Please contact Rebecca Cohen at rcohen@cesr.org or call 718 237-9145 ext. 13.




In Depth:

* The race is on – with an $8 million prize from the XPrize Foundation at stake– to develop remotely-controlled robots that could clean houses, tend to the sick – and reinvent at-home caretaking, Fast Company reports.

* A good job description should be nuanced but that doesn’t mean that it should be long and detailed – especially when it comes to the all important role of a major gifts officer, Nonprofit Pro writes.

* Noor Salman was physically abused by her husband but now she is on trial for helping him shoot up an Orlando nightclub in 2016, raising questions about whether domestic abuse victims have responsibility for their abuser’s crime, The New York Times writes.




Register for CSR Gender Parity Summit. This event will focus on the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity. Speakers include Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York,  Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair, Task Force on Women Issues. The conference will be on March 21 at the Manny Cantor CenterClick here for the full agenda.





* Police departments nationwide have started teaming officers with therapists in situations involving the mentally ill, largely in the hope of avoiding the type of incident that recently landed an NYPD sergeant on trial for murder, The Wall Street Journal writes.

* People are dying because U.S. prisons do not offer adequate treatment for opioid abuse, with one report showing that former inmate’s risk of dying of an overdose is 129 times as high as it is for the general population during the two weeks after release, Vox reports.

* Despite the efforts of the Trump Administration, there is more enthusiasm than ever in right-leaning states for Medicaid expansion to give health insurance to low-income people, but these efforts could create new costs, writes The Atlantic.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Assemblyman Gary Finch … to former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing

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March 13 – Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

March 14 – Corporate housekeeping – keeping up with new regulations

March 15 – Finding funding from nontraditional sources

March 20 – NPCC: Intellectual property rights for nonprofits

March 22 – Marks Paneth: Not-for-profit accounting standards

Submit your event here.

KICKER: “(Republicans in Congress) are trying to avoid a straight up-down vote by attaching their anti-Johnson Amendment language to the upcoming spending bill. That bill must pass by March 23rd to keep the federal government from running out of money and shutting down for a third time this year.” - Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, via Nonprofit Quarterly.

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