Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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FROM CITY & STATE:

* Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is arguably the most prominent challenger to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election and she joined the New York Slant podcast to talk about how she’d change the city's immigration policies and why she’d build better relationships than the current mayor.

 

TOP NEWS:

* What, if anything, could’ve prevented the demise of FEGS, should anyone have known, could anyone have predicted the debacle, and, if so, what could have been done, Accounting Today asks.

* As some neighbors fight to block the openings of two planned Crown Heights homeless shelters, city officials hope to mend relationships between shelters and residents by hiring a full-time Director of Community Partnerships to manage problems and volunteer efforts, DNAinfo reports.

* Activists and City Council members are scrambling ahead of a Fridaydeadline to try to stop the city from selling the tax debt on hundreds of properties owned by nonprofits to private investors, arguing that most of the properties would be tax exempt if not for simple paperwork errors, Gothamist writes. Also, see our recent perspectives piece on the upcoming tax lien sale.

* Crooks are grabbing some nonprofit websites and demanding a ransom, according to the NonProfit Times.

* The Association for Housing and Neighborhood Development’s AMI Cheat Sheet explains what each Area Median Income level actually means.

* New York Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez said she will write a letter asking the House Judiciary Committee to investigate a Department of Justice program that lets nonlawyers practice immigration law, following investigation that found a convicted criminal in the Bronx obtained DOJ accreditation to represent people in immigration court, WNYC reports.

* In advance of tonight's WIN gala, CEO Christine Quinn talks with WWD about fighting for New York's homeless families, glimmers of light countering a "train wreck" presidency and why she loves politics and hates suits.

* In Town & Country, Katie Couric talks to the business titan and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the challenge of saving the world.

 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called for protests of Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz and House Speaker Paul Ryan during the GOP lawmaker’s planned visit to a Harlem charter school, the Observer reports.


IN DEPTH:

* A new report issued by the American Alliance of Museums at its annual meeting offers some pretty stark statistics as far as diversity and inclusion are concerned, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* If a donor calls to cancel their monthly donation, make sure that you immediately respond with a grateful thank you for being a monthly donor, no matter how short or long that was, NonProfit Pro writes.

* Maybe philanthropy can finally help solve this problem by ensuring that the homeless have access to appropriate housing, Inside Philanthropy writes.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* Construction could begin within a month to transform a historic Syracuse building and turn it into a Salvation Army Women's Shelter, CNYCentral.com reports.

* Metropolitan Magazine and 25A Magazine's Publisher and Editor-In-Chief hosted a party to celebrate author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff's cover stories in the magazines’ April 2017 issues, Hamptons.com writes.


NYN BUZZ:

* The Alliance for Nonprofit Management issued a call for proposals to present at the 2017 National Conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, held in conjunction with ARNOVA November 15-18. The Alliance is the national voice and catalyst for the field of capacity-building. We improve the effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations who help nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change. Alliance workshops are intended for consultants, coaches, pracademics, researchers, and funders of capacity building. Sessions should not be geared to nonprofit staff and board members, but help other capacity-builders improve their own practices. Click here for more information.

* The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is the recipient of a grant from Kat’s Ribbon of Hope that will allow the program to expand its services for bilingual social work/patient navigation at local hospitals. Kat’s Ribbon of Hope, Inc., established in 2013, provides financial assistance to women who otherwise would not be able to afford early detection and treatment services for breast cancer. These women die at twice the rate of those who can afford medical attention. Currently bilingual social workers/patient navigators from the Adelphi Program meet with patients immediately following their breast cancer diagnosis at Nassau University Medical Center. These staff members provide ongoing support and follow patients through diagnosis and treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and reconstruction.


CAREER MOVES:

* Elena Quevedo has been named Senior Vice President of Advancement at The New Jewish Home, where she will oversee an integrated department managing Development, Marketing and Communications. Chief among her responsibilities will be the management and completion of the capital campaign for the 300 million dollar Living Center of Manhattan project, the first skilled nursing facility in New York to be designed according to the Green House Project’s patient directed model and the first Green House residence in a major urban center, and the $11 million renovation of the Sarah Neuman campus in Westchester. Dr. Quevedo assumes a position formerly held by Frederic L. Bloch, who left Jewish Home last year. Prior to joining The New Jewish Home, she was the Director of Advancement and Planned Giving at the New York City Ballet.

 

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NYN CAREERS
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Benefits Administrator, The Door

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Coordinator of Operations, ADAPT Community Network

Under general direction, is responsible for providing direction, guidance and oversight to a number of Program Directors who are directing one or more of the Agency’s programs. Ensures assigned programs Administers are managed in accordance with Agency policies and regulations and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies. Is responsible for overseeing all aspects of assigned programs including personnel, budgeting, services to individuals and physical plant management.


Bilingual LCSW Social Worker, The Service Program for Older People

The Service Program for Older People, Inc, (SPOP) is an innovative geriatric behavioral health agency located in Manhattan. We are seeking a full time Clinical Social Worker to provide psychotherapeutic services, mental health assessments and outreach workshops in 2 satellite locations in upper Manhattan. Excellent supervision is offered with a competitive salary and a generous fringe benefits package.


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POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* Two former senior correction officials all but accused New York City Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte of lying under oath at a City Council budget hearing, both denying they told him he could drive his city vehicle out of state, the Times reports.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is marking his 56th birthday with a star-studded bash Tuesday night in Greenwich Village where dozens of donors and close allies will show their support, and loosen their purse strings, for his re-election effort, Gotham Gazette reports.

* A group of non-union contractors is pushing to mandate drug and alcohol testing for all New York City construction workers, though union heads countered that none of the 33 worker deaths since 2014 involved evidence of alcohol or drug use, the Daily News reports.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 10 -- Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York hosts an event on Non-Employee Categories for Nonprofits

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/sssl6/68699153 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:

12 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul makes an announcement at the Older New Yorkers Day Luncheon, The Egg, Hart Lounge, Albany.

12 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Health and Committee on Finance hold an executive budget hearing on the Health + Hospitals Corp., Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

12:30 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer attends the West Side Campaign Against Hunger annual spring lunch, 263 W. 86th St., Manhattan.

2 p.m. – The New York City Council Committees on Health; Finance; and Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services hold an executive budget hearing on the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

2 p.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Education holds a public meeting on creating a sexual health education task force, 250 Broadway, 14th floor committee room, Manhattan.

6 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at the Jewish Association Serving the Aging Celebrating Seniors Gala, American Jewish Historical Society, 15 W. 16th St., Manhattan.

6 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosts an Affordable Housing Workshop with Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon as a co-sponsor, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

7:30 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at Mouse’s 20th anniversary event, Guastavino’s, 409 E. 59th St., Manhattan.

POINT OF INTEREST:Some 93 percent of museum directors are white, as are 92.6 percent of board chairs and 89.3 percent of board members, via Nonprofit Quarterly.


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