Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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FROM CITY & STATE:

* The Rev. David Brawley grew up the son of a former police officer who served Brownsville and East New York, and he’s been answering East Brooklyn’s affordable housing prayers long before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio swooped in, NY Slant writes.

 

TOP NEWS:

* De Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray released the Domestic Violence Task Force Report, and the city will invest nearly $7 million to better apprehend abusers as well as ensure support for survivors, according to the Mayor’s office.

* What constitutes “avant garde” was the question Monday night at the Met Gala, the annual fund-raising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the answer was always going to be a doozy, the New York Times writes.

* Citing the protests that coerced de Blasio to call for the closing of Rikers Island, low-income housing advocates plan to protest Alicia K. Glen, the deputy mayor in charge of housing and economic development, at her public appearances and rally against her housing agenda, the New York Times writes.

* The city is launching new “swarm teams” to canvass for homeless people living on the street, in an overhaul of a program started a year ago to tackle street homelessness, the Daily News writes.

* State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said that renewal of de Blasio’s control of city schools should be linked to an expansion of charter schools and also signaled the Senate needs more details on how the city spends state education dollars, the Daily News reports.

* A bill currently sits on the state Senate floor that would make child and family services records of youthful offenders open to correctional staff and potential foster parents, News 10 Albany reports.

* Some of the 800,000 New Yorkers who live at or below the federal poverty guidelines are the group that would benefit from “Fair Fares,” a proposal from the Riders Alliance and the Community Service Society that would use city or state funds to provide low-income city residents with half-price MetroCards, the Village Voice writes. You can listen to our recent podcast in which we examine the Fair Fares coalition as a case study of an effective partnership.



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The practice of adaptive leadership is about helping organizations confront challenges they have been unable to face, and increasing the likelihood that people learn, participate in solutions, and make adjustments to achieve progress. NYU Silver School of Social Work invites nonprofit and public sector executives to a May 20-21 leadership workshop, based on the adaptive leadership framework, facilitated by Assistant Professor/former Inwood House ED Linda Lausell Bryant and consultant Marc Manashil. Learn more and register here.



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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* The Trump administration is discontinuing the "Let Girls Learn" program, a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, CNN reports.

* An agreement has been reached on a federal spending plan of more than 1 trillion dollars, which retains and in some cases increases funding for many of the domestic programs threatened by Trump’s campaign and his still-nascent administration, which does not represent an immediate disaster for nonprofits and communities, according to Nonprofit Quarterly.

* "Obamacare" is showing surprising staying power, thanks in large part to doctors, hospitals and other health industry players opposing the alternatives that Republicans have proposed, the Associated Press reports.


IN DEPTH:

* The Gates Foundation says responding to deadly outbreaks isn't its forte, but the Ebola crisis showed just how much global public health depends on the foundation, Huffington Post reports.

* A relatively new standard setting body that is shaking up the way entities communicate with their stakeholders is the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and there are several lessons the nonprofit sector can use to deepen and improve the way they tell their stories, BDO writes in its Nonprofit Standards blog.



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Help Bring Change to NYC. Now through 5/5, stop by any of the 65 TD Bank locations in Manhattan to donate cash and supplies in support of Housing and Services, Inc (HSI). Together we can make a difference as HSI works to end chronic homelessness in our community through permanent supportive housing. For a full list of needed supplies see TD Bring Change. For more information, or to donate to HSI, please visit: www.hsi-ny.org .



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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* Public officials joined Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Executive Director Samantha Bosshart to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the organization, Saratogian News writes.

* Catholic Charities produced a video as part of its centennial celebration, which features some of the people the nonprofit has been helping with dignity and compassion for 100 years.

* Propel, the app for checking and managing SNAP benefits by phone, announced it raised 4 million dollars in seed funding to grow its product, Technically Brooklyn writes.

* A nonprofit called the Billion Oyster Project is an attempt to restore New York Harbor with the help of mollusks, Smithsonian.com writes.


NYN BUZZ:

* Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc., a leading Long Island based not-for-profit agency devoted to supporting the pursuit of an enviable life for children and adults with autism, learning and other developmental disabilities, is proud to announce the appointment of Caryn Pincus to its Board of Trustees. An ACLD Quality of Services Committee member since 2016, Pincus is CEO and owner of Pincus Law Group, PLLC in Uniondale, a full-service law firm focusing on representing corporate clients in real estate closings, commercial litigation, foreclosures and related practice areas.

* TD Bank is supporting Housing and Services, Inc. and The Bronx Parent Housing Network by accepting monetary donations at its 74 Manhattan and Bronx stores beginning April 24 running through May 5. The TD Charitable Foundation will also make a separate donation to each organization. HSI's mission is to end homelessness, prevent displacement for those at risk, and improve housing conditions for the marginalized through the development and management of permanent, supportive housing, collaborations with other community groups, and preservation initiatives to safeguard New York City’s existing affordable housing stock. The mission of BPHN is to promote, foster and advance the health and welfare of the people in need by providing temporary and permanent housing placement, access to resources and preventative social services to enable its clients through all means and methods to better maintain permanent stable housing that is decent, safe and sanitary.


GRANTS AND FUNDING:

* The Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley creates and manages a permanent endowment fund in support of grantmaking explicitly for women and girls; leads the way in funding and advocating for programs that support growth and economic self-sufficiency for women; and models equitable partnerships that encourage diversity and inclusivity. Since 1994, the foundation has invested over 1 million dollars in community programs that give a hand up to women and their families who are struggling to survive. Click here for more information.



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Founded in 1984, Raffa has always been a mission driven professional services firm. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations we can proudly call clients, and to be a catalyst of positive, systemic change in our community. Our chief clients are nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits, who like Raffa, tend to employ intellectually bright, ambitious and altruistic employees. Beyond accounting, auditing, tax and information technology, Raffa services include leadership and strategy, executive search and transition, operational improvement, mergers and acquisitions, benefits, and investment wealth management. In 2017, the foundation will consider programs that help support women's progress toward economic self-sufficiency. In 2016, grant amounts ranged between $2,000 and $10,000. Learn more about us here.



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NYN CAREERS
(Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.)


Clinical Director, The Children's Village

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career that enriches the lives of children and families? Do you want a feel-good-about-yourself career with a revolutionary company dedicated to your success? If so, then Children's Village might be a great fit for you. Position Qualifications: LCSW (preferred) LMSW/licensed mental health professional with equivalent human services graduate degree with at least four years documented relevant experience.


Licensed Social Worker (LMSW/LCSW), CAMBA

CAMBA’s three family shelters, located in Queens and Brooklyn, have been awarded a grant to expand the range and depth of mental health and related services to families with children in shelters by hiring Licensed Clinical Social Workers with supervisory experience and LMSW as Care Coordinators to work in teams with case managers and housing specialists.


Development and Communications Associate, Mercy Home

BA/BS degree in Human Services or related field required. Min 2-3 years’ of administrative experience required, including event coordination, database management, and office administration. Demonstrated pursuit of continuing education in the field of development and philanthropy. Previous fundraising experience will be given priority consideration. Basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising principals required. Previous experience working with a Board of Directors or volunteering as fundraisers helpful.


Consultant Quality Assurance Investigator, Services for the UnderServed

SUS, a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs is currently hiring for a Quality Assurance Investigator. The QA Investigator will conduct investigations involving consumers and employees in the Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health, Homeless & Treatment Services and Veteran’s Divisions based on incidents/special issues. Will complete written investigation reports, gather, submit evidence, review and analyze various reports to be used in investigations.


NYN MEDIA CAREERS: To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email lblake@cityandstateny.com.



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THIS WEEK’S PODCAST:

* This month, the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness released a report and found some shocking conclusions: one of which was that the number of families in shelters increased by a third between 2012 and 2015. Joining us to talk about the report is ICPH’s president, Ralph da Costa Nunez, who has been CEO of Homes for the Homeless since 1987, and is a veteran of city and state government.


POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* The Metropolitan Transportation Authority routinely delays or skips maintenance on subway station escalators and elevators, according to an investigation by the New York City Comptroller’s office, The Wall Street Journal writes.

* Saying it will be difficult to unseat de Blasio, billionaire business mogul John Catsimatidis announced he won’t run for New York City mayor after he ran in the Republican primary four years ago, the Post reports.

* New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte will pay the city back for thousands of dollars in out-of-state gas purchases and tolls he incurred while making several trips to his home state of Maine in 2016, Politico New York writes.



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Accounting Management Solutions, now CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), is one of the leading providers of executive-level accounting and finance professionals in the Northeast. CLA provides finance and accounting resources organizations need during transitions, transactions and transformations. We support nonprofits with part-time, interim, business advisory, project resources and professional search. CLA will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Meetup on May 11thfrom 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Slattery's Midtown Pub to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of leaders of nonprofit organizations.

Come network with us for: Career Advancement, Partnerships, Business Development and Professional Conversation. All are welcome. Register Here for NY Nonprofit Meetup



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UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 4 -- Community Resource Exchange hosts its Nonprofit Consultants Institute.

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/sfvs2/67459557 to submit an event or view all community events.


NYN EVENTS:

* 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.

* On Aug. 3, NYN Media is hosting Nonprofit HRCon. This event will present roundtable discussions and feature industry experts who will discuss how to align talent management strategies necessary for an evolving workforce. It will also talk to the workforce out there about how to enhance their career through education, becoming part of multi-generational team and exploring board involvement. Featured speakers and panel presenters will share insights to help you leverage culture and human capital management practices to drive organizational growth. Learn more here.



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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

11 a.m. – Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and New York Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention hold a joint press conference calling for commonsense gun violence prevention legislation, Legislative Office Building, LCA Room 130, Albany.

11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features a special presentation of “Connect: NY, Real Stories of Poverty in 2017 – Too Old to Work” with a panel of guests on the struggles the elderly face with limited income and community resources to help them, WCNY.

12:30 p.m. – The state Senate Committee on Higher Education holds a public meeting, Legislative Office Building, Room 807, Albany.

12:30 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer attends New Alternatives for Children’s annual Women for Women Luncheon, University Club, 1 W. 54th St., Manhattan.

1 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Transportation and Committee on Public Safety holds a joint oversight hearing on engaging New Yorkers to help hold hit-and-run perpetrators accountable, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services holds an oversight hearing to receive an update on ThriveNYC from first lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

2 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services holds a public meeting regarding bail reforms, 250 Broadway, 14th floor committee room, Manhattan.

4:30 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale host the borough’s annual celebration of Israel’s independence, The Bayit, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx.

7:15 p.m. – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Eighth Annual Planter Awards, Upper Story, 979 Third Ave., Manhattan.


POINT OF INTEREST:HomeStat officials recorded 1,737 people living on the streets without shelter as of February, via The Daily News.

 

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