Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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FROM NYN MEDIA:

* Eden Gillott Bowe, an author who leads a group of nonprofit executives, writes that fraud, when exposed, provides a learning opportunity about how to limit it at your organization.

 

TOP NEWS:

* Providence House - a nonprofit organization that provides residences and support for homeless individuals and women recently released from prison - is planning two developments in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, DNAinfo reports.

* Restore Opportunity Now, a campaign to encourage state investment in the human services sector which represents 340 nonprofit human services organizations statewide, released a statement saying it was “deeply disappointed in the level of overall commitment to the human services sector in the Assembly and Senate budgets.”

* Curbed details five organizations across New York City - including the Brooklyn Movement Center, Sustainable South Bronx, and Coalition for the Homeless - which support large communities with relatively small staffs and budgets.

* Inspired by a desire to be “part of the solution,” best friends Scott Thomas and Sammy Politziner founded Arbor Brothers, which provides money and coaching to nonprofit organizations dealing with the challenges that come with growth, Nationswell writes.

* Fundraising platform GiveCampus gives schools an online platform to facilitate fundraising that takes its inspiration from general-interest crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, but restricts giving to campaigns that - with a few exceptions - go directly to school coffers, Inside Philanthropy writes.

* Fresh off unveiling his chamber’s one-house budget proposals, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said that he's making his conference’s position on raising the age of criminal responsibility crystal clear to the Senate, Politico New York writes.

* Assembly Democrats want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to immediately release millions of dollars that was earmarked for failing schools but has been tied up in litigation, the Daily News reports.

* A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly 17 percent last year, the Associated Press writes.

 

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Imagine what could change if your audience could journey with you to the frontlines of the amazing work you are doing. Having produced hundreds of nonprofit videos, including for Imagine Dragon’s foundation, storytellers Mike and Kristin Sukraw will take you on a journey full of applicable techniques, demonstrating how to move your audience from insight to action through video. Visit Reliant Studios here.

 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* President Donald Trump paid 38 million dollars in federal taxes in 2005 on income of 153 million dollars and reported a 105 million dollar write-down in business losses, according to a copy of his tax return first revealed Tuesdaynight, the Washington Post writes.

* As the Republican-controlled Congress works to scrap the Affordable Care Act, directives for nonprofit hospitals such as requiring “community health needs assessments” are caught up in an ongoing controversy about whether all nonprofit hospitals do enough to deserve a tax break, the Washington Post writes.

 

IN DEPTH:

* The crowdfunding sector generated $34 billion in free-flowing cash in 2015, and is on pace to do nearly 10 times that within the next decade, resulting in a vast pool of money that’s fundamentally shifting who is funding charitable work and how that work gets done, according to Fast Company.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* Brownsville-based Nehemiah Economic Development Inc., which promotes social entrepreneurship via ownership, was allowed to use Brooklyn Borough Hall to dole out its 2017 scholarships to four local public housing kids in a celebrity-filled party, Kings County Politics writes.

* The former Sergeant Joseph Muller U.S. Army Reserve Center in the Wakefield section of The Bronx will not be a homeless center, but instead will be long-term affordable housing, Mayor de Blasio announced, according to the Bronx Times.

* The Local Initiatives Support Corporation announced a 3.8 million dollar grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support programs focused on reviving local economies, including efforts to help residents build employment skills required to compete for middle-class jobs, according to a press release.

 

THIS WEEK’S PODCAST

* This week, Citizens’ Committee for Children Executive Director Jennifer March joined us for an Outcomes segment exploring the results of their recent Community Risk Ranking report, and Charles Archer, co-founder of the Thrive Network, joined us for a CEO Corner segment about how he’s making sense of the current uncertainty in New York’s nonprofit sector, especially as it relates to health care and potential federal cuts.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jonathan McCrory, Director Of Theatre Arts at National Black Theatre, Inc.

To see your birthday mentioned, click here.

 

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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. Up to three CFRE credits will be available for attendees. Learn more and register.

 

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NYN BUZZ:

* Mayor de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, unveiled a broad multi-media advertising campaign calling on New York City’s employers to hire interns this coming summer. The first-of-its-kind campaign is designed to expand the nationally recognized Ladders for Leaders program, and serves as a call to action for employers across the city to hire local homegrown talent. Ladders for Leaders, part of the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development Summer Youth Employment Program, is a competitive summer internship program that connects businesses of all sizes to local, high-achieving high school and college students. The Ladders for Leaders campaign is targeted to companies of all sizes in every borough to either hire students in paid, specialized summer internships or underwrite positions at other organizations.

* On March 8, more than 600 New Yorkers joined Summer Search New York City for its 2017 Leadership Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The gala raised more than $1.85 million, which will support Summer Search New York City’s programs that provide students from low-income backgrounds with the resources they need to succeed in school and in life. This year’s gala honored Christina Paxson, President of Brown University, for her leadership in the field of higher education and commitment to ensuring all students have opportunities to reach their full potential. Paxson also recently opened the nation’s first First Generation College and Low Income Student Center. The center serves students who identify with any aspect of the first-generation or low-income experience, including international, undocumented, transfer and graduate students.

 

FUNDING AND GRANTS:

The Institute for Private Investors announced the inaugural Jones Prize in Philanthropy. The prize, in the form of a $25,000 cash grant to a non-profit, will be awarded at IPI's 25th anniversary event this May in New York. IPI, in partnership with the Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation, will present this award to an individual under the age of 40 who exemplifies dedication to service. The goal of The Jones Prize is to lift up and inspire the spirit of giving. We are seeking an individual whom you feel upholds the ideals of philanthropy. Is there somebody you know whose outstanding contribution to philanthropy deserves such a prize? You can view a short video of the award and find out how to apply here.

 

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

 

Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric, Astor Services for Children & Families

Astor Services for Children & Families is looking for full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to make a difference in the lives of children. This candidate will provide psychiatric care for children and adolescents receiving services within a residential program and outpatient counseling centers. Duties include psychiatric assessments, development and implementation of treatment plans and monitoring for effectiveness and side effects of medication management geared towards recovery. The NPP will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with other providers, school and community resources as needed.

 

Director, Clinical Services, Graham Windham

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Is able to assess situations through a lens of safety and risk and support the development of appropriate plans to address those issues in a timely manner; Is able to effectively facilitate partnering with members of the Treatment Team and Graham Windham network to ensure a holistic approach to clinical treatment; Ensures the furtherance of the implementation of Solutions Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving through their own learning and application, as well as support of the staffs’ skill attainment in those models of practice; Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program; and more.

 

Vice President of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic's Home

As a key member of the management team, the Vice President of the Family Foster Care Program will manage all aspects of the Family Foster Care Program, including service delivery, staff development, foster home recruitment, facilities operations, budget development and allocations. The successful candidate will ensure that the Family Foster Care program meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies and meet contract compliance related to the delivery of Family Foster Care services contracted by government agencies.

 

Clinic Registrar (Bilingual) – Comunilife Vida Guidance Center, Comunilife

The Clinic Registrar is responsible for registering patients and scheduling their appointments while delivering service “with a smile”. Other duties involve insurance verification; data entry into a Windows based system (IMA) and familiarity with HIPAA regulations. Required: Bilingual in Spanish + HSD/GED + Proficient in MS Office functions including basic word processing, spreadsheet & database skills, in addition to billing software. Must be able to professionally interact with clients with fragile medical or mental health conditions, and work on Saturdays, in addition to extended hours on selected weekday evenings. Competitive salary, generous benefits, and caring environment.

 

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

 

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St. Christopher’s will present its first-annual St. Christopher’s Got Talent Spring Gala on Tuesday, April 4 at The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. Your support will make a difference in the lives of the children and families St. Christopher’s serves, and enable us to continue to provide exceptional residential and clinical services that will help them all find their own individual path to success. The event will feature WHUD radio personality Kacey Morabito as the Master of Ceremonies, along with amazing acts in magic, dance, song, and theater, including Daniel Nicholas, magician and mentalist; and Michael Minarik, who most recently starred in Matilda and Rock of Ages on Broadway. We will also salute Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A portion of tickets sold will be donated to Pat’s charity, Quinn for the Win, to support ALS research. Learn more here.

 

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POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* In response to the snowstorm, New York City shutdown some subway stops, which left huge slices of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn without subway service, especially working-class neighborhoods farther from Manhattan, which was largely unaffected, The New York Times reports.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio collected more than $50,000 in donations from two members of the family that owns the pharmaceutical giant behind OxyContin – which he accused this week of “fueling” a national crisis of opioid overdoses, the New York Post writes.

* New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres is sponsoring legislation which would require all city agencies to take service requests through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, instead of just directing citizens on social media to call 311, the Daily News reports.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 15 -- The New York Women’s Foundation presents the Power of Immigrant Communities: A Neighborhood Gathering in Brooklyn

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/pdry4/57196929 to submit an event or view all community events.


NYN EVENTS:

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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City & State's annual On Health Care forum has become one of the most prestigious events across New York State; hosting NYC and NYS Health Commissioners, CEOs and Executive Directors of hospitals and healthcare labor unions, lawmakers, media and advocacy leaders. The 2017 On Health care forum will bring together over 250 professionals from across the state, including elected officials, public health officials, hospital administrators, investors, healthcare providers, and innovators from both the public and private sectors. If you are in the healthcare or medical industry in New York this is a must-attend event.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

12 p.m. – The New York City City Council Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services holds a public meeting, 250 Broadway, 16th floor committee room, Manhattan.

12:15 p.m. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a tele-town hall with City Councilwoman Margaret Chin and New York City seniors to discuss affordable housing programs.

1 p.m. – New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott encourage customers to provide their feedback about the city’s cultural offerings, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Queens.

5:30 p.m. – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council Women’s Caucus present the fourth annual Women’s Herstory Month Celebrating Women in the Labor Movement event, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

6 p.m. – The New York Women’s Foundation presents a panel discussion on the power of immigrant communities, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Diana Richardson and Brooklyn Community Board 8 host an informational meeting on the proposed Bergen Shelter, P-Tech School, 150 Albany Ave., Brooklyn.

 

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