FROM NYN MEDIA:
* Michael Zisser, a former CEO for University Settlement and The Door, writes that all organizations are inevitably filled with tensions and complex dynamics, and the role of any leader is to manage, take advantage of, try to address and even revel in the realities of organizational behavior, as long as the various forms of tension do not significantly upset the ongoing stability and success of the organization.
* Board members and staff at Central Family Life Center – which scored a $500,000-a-year contract sponsored by New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose to run an anti-gun violence program – have written dozens of checks for her campaigns, while the group’s leadership has promoted two fundraisers for her, the Daily News writes.
* The New York City Housing Authority will see at least 35 million dollars less in federal aid this year, the largest decrease in five years, in what appears to be the first significant funding cuts to the city under President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports.
* The zip code with the highest concentration of homeless is in East Harlem, which has more than 1,200 units and includes large shelters on Wards Island, mostly for single men, many of whom receive services in East Harlem, WNYC writes.
* Muslim activist Linda Sarsour joined the New York Slant podcast to talk about her rise from leading the Arab American Association of New York to helping organize the largest protest in U.S. history, and why she calls Trump’s “Muslim ban 2.0” hypocritical.
* Members of the New York City Council grilled city Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong during a preliminary budget hearing over what they considered to be a failure to advocate for his own agency, Politico New York reports.
* William Schambra, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, writes in the Chronicle of Philanthropy that in the Trump era, philanthropy will be tempted to pursue political activity that will only make that fact painfully apparent to the American people, thereby endangering the very grounds of its legitimacy.
* The authors of a special report by Giving USA, show that nonprofits providing services for aging populations such as food programs, adult day care, in-home service and nursing make up just six percent of nonprofits, the NonProfit Times writes.
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* The White House, concerned about the possible political repercussions of the Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood, has proposed preserving federal payments to the group if it discontinues providing abortions, The New York Times writes.
* Refugee advocates joined the New York Immigration Coalition to assail Trump’s second executive order barring entry to people from several Middle Eastern and East African countries, calling it a “backdoor Muslim ban 2.0,″ the Observer reports.
* Trump’s post-election agreement to pay 25 million dollars appeared to settle the fraud claims arising from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, but a former student is now asking to opt out of the settlement, a move that, if permitted, could put the deal in jeopardy, the Times writes.
* A recent study uncovers what drives successful nonprofit mergers and suggests that more organizations should consider mergers as a useful tool to increase impact, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.
* Next City writes that a federal program to sell off underwater mortgages has enriched real estate investors, but what if nonprofits and cities focused on neighborhood stabilization bought all of them instead?
THIS WEEK’S PODCAST:
* The Floating Hospital sends vans throughout the city to transport homeless families from shelters and individuals in domestic violence safe houses to their clinics for care. In this week’s podcast Sean Granahan, its president and general counsel, spoke about the state of health care delivery and how he brought the organization back from a financial loss.
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:
* This year, the nonprofit Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation plans to break ground on a project that will provide a haven for two of the Gowanus Canal’s most endangered species: artists and manufacturers, the Times writes.
* The Theatrical Workforce Development Program aims to launch young people into full-time technical theater careers, and diversify the industry, according to American Theatre.
* A program director at the Greater Chinatown Community Association, which serves New York's Asian-American elders and students, said that his group is one of many social service organizations that are underfunded in New York's Asian-American community, with only 10,000 dollars of its 110,000 dollar annual budget coming from government grants, NBC News writes.
NASW presents Social Work in the City: Challenges, Uncertainty, and New Opportunities Conference on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Earn 6CEU. Collaborate and Strategize on how to rededicate ourselves to our social justice advocacy for the oppressed in the current political climate. Keynote Speakers: Joy Reid, MSNBC- addressing implications of the election for social workers. Harry Aponte, LCSW, LMFT applying the Person-of-the-Therapist Model. Multi-level Sponsorships available; with benefits including admission, membership, and exhibition tables.
The Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council hosted its annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 3, at Gargiulo's Restaurant. The event convened local stakeholders, including front-line employees, as well as program participants and their families, who advocate for more government dollars for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Providers like HeartShare Human Services of New York are contracted by the city and state to offer those services. State Sen. Marty Golden, as well as Assembly members Peter Abbate, Felix Ortiz, Pamela Harris and Steven Cymbrowitz came to show their support. Approximately 45 million dollars needs to be appropriated to the salaries of front-line workers caring for people with disabilities, known as direct support professionals.
* To help nonprofits prepare for potential funding, legislative and structural shifts, and to respond to emerging community needs, CRE held a half-day risk assessment and planning workshop on February 28 that was attended by 35 nonprofit leaders. Through the multiple inputs, CRE consultants learned that the most urgent concerns of New York City nonprofits included how to prepare for changes in funding, what changes in funding could mean for programs, immigration and deportation fears and changes to the Affordable Care Act. Social services organizations were also interested in the best way to support their teams delivering services on the ground who may be fielding questions about what comes next, partnering with other organizations for a coordinated response and facilitating conversations with staff and teams during this uncertain time.
GRANTS AND FUNDING:
The 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards mark the 11th year of its widely recognized program managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. The awards are presented annually to three New York City area nonprofit organizations for excellence in organizational management, to not only recognize and promote management excellence, but also to highlight best practices that help nonprofits better serve their communities and achieve their missions. NPCC manages this program in collaboration with The New York Community Trust, Philanthropy New York and The Clark Foundation. WNYC is the media sponsor. Additional financial and in-kind support is provided by Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, RSM US LLP and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. Click here for more information.
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Shelter Supervisors are responsible for planning and executing shelter activities, meeting contracted goals, ensuring that all direct reporting staff complete individual and group case management documentation notes, housing applications, ILPs and referrals to providers, including psychiatric referrals, service plans, recertifications and psychiatric assessments. All supervisors collaborate to develop programming to address clients’ needs related to housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health and/or employment. Supervisors provide crisis management and interventions with clients, ensure teamwork and ensure consistent services in accordance with program policies and procedures.
JCCA is seeking Social Workers to provide treatment and case planning for children with emotional problems who require residential treatment and for their families in accordance with Agency policy/governmental regulations. Social Workers will provide therapeutic services to children and families with a minimum of one therapeutic contact per youth per week. REQUIREMENTS: MSW/LMSW, great clinical assessment and interpersonal skills. Bilingual/Spanish preferred. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions include Floater Milieu Counselor, Health Care Integrator and Mental Health Care Coordinator.
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Event: Power in Numbers: Leveraging Financial Statements for Strategic Decision-Making
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Learn more and register.
POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:
* Fearful of a political backlash during his re-election bid, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has personally lobbied at least two New York City Council members to block the police reform legislation known as the Right to Know Act, the New York Post reports.
* After four days of difficult deliberations, a jury in Manhattan found a small-time drug dealer guilty of murdering NYPD Officer Randolph Holder during a desperate flight from a gunfight with other gang members in October 2015, the Times reports.
* Cuomo’s proposal to revive the 421-a housing tax break would be 120 million dollars a year more expensive than the version of the controversial exemption that expired at the end of 2015, according to a new report by the Independent Budget Office, the Daily News reports.
March 8 – Association of Development Officers’ 2017 Philanthropy Awards Breakfast
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On Friday, March 24, New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit FundCon which brings together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create a campaign and raise money. Click here to learn more.
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 a.m. – State Sens. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Jeff Klein, other elected officials and members of the Raise the Age NY campaign call on state legislators to pass legislation raising the age of criminal responsibility, Million Dollar Staircase, state Capitol, Albany.
11:15 a.m. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill visit the JCC of Staten Island to meet with Jewish community leaders and discuss the increase in anti-Semitic incidents, followed by brief remarks and on-topic questions, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island.
12 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Correction, joins elected officials, clergy and advocacy groups to speak out against a budget proposal to reduce visitation days for inmates at the state’s maximum-security prisons, LCA Press Room, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
1 p.m. – Assembly members Francisco Moya and Phil Ramos join The Green Light NY: Driving Together coalition to support driver's license access for all New York residents regardless of immigration status, Million Dollar Staircase, state Capitol, Albany.
2 p.m. – New York City Administration for Children's Services Commissioner David Hansell attends his department’s Division of Family Permanency Services meeting with provider agencies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St., Manhattan.
5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – “MetroFocus” features New York City ACS Deputy Commissioner for Family Permanency Services Julie Farber on the foster care strategic blueprint, WLIW21 (5 p.m.) and WNET Thirteen (6 p.m.).
5:30 p.m. – New York Communities for Change, the Crown Heights Tenants Union, The Black Institute and others rally before the City Hall’s initial public hearing on the armory development, P.S. 375 Jackie Robinson School, 47 McKeever Place, Brooklyn.
6 p.m. – “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” documentary premieres on the Bronx Community College campus where Browder studied, with a panel discussion to follow, Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College, 2155 University Ave., Bronx.
6:15 p.m. – Hochul delivers remarks on protecting LGBT rights at Open Finance Forum, BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St., Manhattan.