Wednesday, April 11, 2018



Today’s Buzz says what event Michael Bloomberg, Eli Manning, Steve Buscemi and other celebrities are backing in May, details on $70 million in nonprofit contracts with New York City – and how Catholic Charities is staying busy in the Hudson Valley.

* Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to make New York City the fairest big city in America is still unrealized because teachers at community-based organizations lack equal pay, Elizabeth McCarthy, CEO of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, writes in NYN Media.


* President Donald Trump has directed his agencies to tighten eligibility requirements for recipients of food stamps, Medicaid, rent subsidies and other welfare programs, and find ways to take people off government assistance, Politico reports.

* The New York City Council appears to be gearing up for a tense budget fight with Mayor Bill de Blasio, releasing a telling early counter on Tuesday in its official response to the mayor’s $88.7 billion proposed budget, Gotham Gazette reports.

* Age discrimination complaints are hard to litigate so older workers in New York City and elsewhere are turning from the court of law to that of public opinion to press their case for respect, City Limits reports.

* More news below …




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* The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded a three-year, $650,000 grant to Cornell University to study how opioid use affects child maltreatment rates and other effects on low-income youth and families, Ithaca Journal reports.

* A new New York City Council report released Tuesday presents segregation as one of the city’s most significant problems and lays out a 12-point policy agenda to tackle segregation as it relates to housing, schools, and infrastructure, City Limits reports.

* The installation of cameras at Attica Correctional Facility have provided an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability for corrections officers –  and was followed closely by a drastic drop in reports of assaults on staff, The Marshall Project reports.




Announcing NYN Media’s OpCon! This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. Discussions will include Challenges in Leadership Transition, Nonprofit Efficiency, Tips for Supporting Good Governance and more. Nonprofit OpCon will be held on June 13, 2018at the Hebrew Union College. For more information on speakers and topics click here.





* Carole Wacey of Women’s City Club of New York was just one of several New York City nonprofit leaders to be recognized in a Good Housekeeping feature of how women over 50 are shaking things up nationwide.

Tuesday marked Equal Pay Day in the United States but something is still missing from the conversation – women with disabilities face a striking wage gap too, Bustle reports.

* Debora L. Spar, former president of Barnard College, who became president of Lincoln Center after the tumultuous resignation of predecessor Jed Bernstein, has announced her own resignation after just one year at the job, The New York Times reports.




CSR Gender Parity Summit rescheduled to May 2, 2018. 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 May 2nd at the Manny Cantor CenterClick here for the full agenda.





Philanthropy News Digest reports mayors across the United States are increasingly feeling pressure to address policy and funding issues that once were the purview of federal or state governments, a report from Bloomberg Philanthropies finds.

* When poorer mothers and fathers let their children play unsupervised, they come under suspicion because 'Free-Range' Parenting has an unfair double standard, CityLab reports.

* Last year, President Donald Trump created a commission to study the opioid epidemic. The commission released its recommendations in November. We’ve heard very little since, Vox reports.

Elle profiles Naomi Wadler, the 11 year-old activist who gained national attention for speaking at the March for our Lives last month on how black girls deserve more of a voice in the ongoing national gun control debate.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez … to Casey Adams, director of city legislative affairs at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs … to Patrick Ryan, communications director for Rep. Dan Donovan … and to Regina Khidekel, founding director of the Russian American Cultural Center.

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April 12 – How to start a major gifts program

April 12 – Rent Guidelines Board annual meeting

April 15 – International Women's Writing Guild conference  

April 17 – Barrier Breakers wheelchair basketball tournament

April 20 – Nonprofit Excellence Awards applications due

April 24 – Local leaders with impact panel discussion

April 27 – Prisoner Reentry Institute: Credible messenger mentoring

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KICKER: “We must now rally for something that should be a given: equal pay for equally credentialed professionals. Because we envision a tale of one united city that offers quality education for three and four-year olds, no matter what their economic status or zip code.” - Elizabeth McCarthy, CEO of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, via NYN Media.

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