Wednesday, March 21, 2018



* At a recent forum, researchers and city officials gathered to hear preliminary results from the Columbia University Justice Lab’s case study of the juvenile justice initiative Close to Home, NYN Media reports.

Today’s Buzz is that Coalition for the Homeless head Mary Brosnahan stepped down, where CUCS got $24 million, what nonprofit is wagering that an Oscar nominee can help raise $1.2 million, and what Music Conservatory of Westchester has been up to.

* Universal 3K for all will not be as easy to implement as the popular New York City Pre-K program, because the latter already had a well-developed system of providers in place, City & State reports.

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* The state is actually still investigating the relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio’s now defunct lobbying nonprofit and Rivington House, a Manhattan nursing home for people with AIDS that was sold in 2015 to a luxury condo developer, the Lo-Down reports.

* New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett told the City Council that she thinks supervised sites for drug addicts to shoot up are an effective way to fight the opioid scourge, although legal obstacles stand in the way, the Daily News reports.

* Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn called Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian” a day after the actress announced she’s going to challenge the governor in a primary, although she later apologized, the New York Post reports.

* More news below …




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* An outdated standard for measuring lead levels in children means that New York City’s lead prevention program is not as effective as it initially appears – leaving thousands of kids at risk, WNYC reports.

* City foster children with serious medical needs will continue to be sent to a controversial for-profit psychiatric hospital in Virginia that’s under federal investigation for allegedly holding patients longer than necessary to collect more money, the Daily News reports.

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In Depth:

* Competition may show up a little differently for nonprofits than for for-profits, but being able to assess this component of our environments is core to many a nonprofit’s strategic decision-making, writes Nonprofit Quarterly.

* Perfection can be an enemy of the practical, but here are five ways to prevent this from happening to your fundraising efforts, David King, president of Alexander Haas, writes in Forbes.

* Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the church would be “strangled” by the litigation brought as a result of the Child Victims Act, and that it would be “toxic for us,” but the definition of “us” is so  depressingly narrow it would block victims’ path to court, the Daily News writes.




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* A custody battle in Arizona details the difficulty inherent in settling a divorce –  this time between two nonprofit boards that claim the parent organization and the city of Peoria might just lock them both out of the building, Nonprofit Quarterly reports.

* HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended his agency's delay in instituting regulations to protect transgender individuals in homeless shelters because "there are some women who said they were not comfortable with being in a shelter" with "somebody who had a very different anatomy,” CNN reports.

* Capital punishment for drug dealers, more anti-drug ads and an increased availability of medication-assisted treatments and anti-overdose medicines – Pacific Standard examines how much research backs Trump’s proposals to battle the opioid epidemic.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Jeff Foreman, diretor of policy at Care for the Homeless … and to Harold Miller, deputy commissioner in the New York City Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit

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March 22 – Marks Paneth: Not-for-profit accounting standards

March 22 – Overhead vs. true cost – changing the conversation

March 23 – Caregiver wellness day

March 27 – NPCC: Annual meeting of members

April 3 – Moment or movement? The longevity of this new wave of social action

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KICKER: “We’ll continue to act as if it’s the kid’s problems and we’ll address it by blaming the children … rather than understanding that we as a society have created the conditions that are poisoning these children.” - David Rosner, professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, via WNYC.

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