FROM NYN MEDIA:
* In the second part of a two-part series, Michael Zisser, a former CEO for University Settlement and The Door, writes that many of the so-called nonprofit failures come less from deliberate mismanagement than from organizations trying to fulfill unattainable goals that then foster mismanagement.
* State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office said its audit of the New York state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs was impeded by the agency’s refusal to provide access to “most of the relevant information” needed to complete the audit, the Times Union reports.
* As attacks on mosques have spiked, including at least three cases of arson so far this year, Jewish community centers have faced dozens of bomb threats and three Jewish graveyards have been defaced in recent weeks, nonprofits are seeking to increase their security, the Chronicle of Philanthropy writes.
* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest homelessness plan is built on the belief that neighborhoods should provide shelter space to take care of their own, but the City Council is revamping a process that would instead spread around new shelters geographically, City & State reports.
* In the first round of public comments on Brooklyn’s Bedford Union Armory redevelopment plan, activists hoping to halt the official review before it begins chanted “kill the deal,” DNAinfo writes.
* The Robin Hood Foundation has started a new initiative to help New Yorkers access government funds they didn’t know they qualified for, MetroFocus reports.
* With 35 million dollars in expected federal budget cuts to the New York City Housing Authority, now is the time for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put forth a long-term plan for public housing, David Jones of the Community Service Society of New York and Afua Atta-Mensah of Community Voices Heard write in New York Slant.
* Seeing a trend of churches being converted to residential buildings or selling part of their land for residential development, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams created the Faith-Based Development Initiative to connect houses of worship with resources to help build affordable housing or community resources, Curbed writes.
* Bronx residents are more likely to get priced out of their neighborhoods than New Yorkers in any other borough, according to a new study from the Regional Plan Association, Curbed writes.
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* Today’s national “A Day Without a Woman” protest encourages women to wear red and stay home from work to showcase the value women bring to the economy and the workforce, an extension of the Women’s March on Washington that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Chalkbeat writes.
* De Blasio strongly implied that an uptick in threats and hates crimes against Jewish organizations around the country were linked to the election of Trump as president, Politico New York writes.
* The U.S. Education Department is delaying enforcement of a rule requiring for-profit and career colleges to warn prospective students that the school is at risk of losing federal funding due to high student debt levels, BuzzFeed reports.
* Throughout New York City, libraries have become an increasingly attractive option to developers looking for any space they can seize for new housing, but the emerging trend has upset some residents and community activists, Politico New York reports.
* Tracy L. Boak and Karen I. Wu, partners with Perlman & Perlman LLP, write for the NonProfit Times that a number of the underlying legal issues in fundraising seem to be perpetual, and list the most interesting issues to regulators in five hot-button areas.
THIS WEEK’S PODCAST:
* The Floating Hospital sends vans throughout the city to transport homeless families from shelters and individuals in domestic violence safe houses to their clinics for care. In this week’s podcast Sean Granahan, its president and general counsel, spoke about the state of health care delivery and how he brought the organization back from a financial loss.
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:
* United Cerebral Palsy of New York City announced that after 70 years of serving New York families with disabilities, it will officially change its name to Adapt Community Network and relaunch its brand, according to a press release.
* Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and local police have a new tool in their arsenal to help track down and catch wanted criminals, information on wanted criminals located on new digital kiosks in waiting rooms and government buildings, the Rome Sentinel reports.
NASW presents Social Work in the City: Challenges, Uncertainty, and New Opportunities Conference on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Earn 6CEU. Collaborate and Strategize on how to rededicate ourselves to our social justice advocacy for the oppressed in the current political climate. Keynote Speakers: Joy Reid, MSNBC- addressing implications of the election for social workers. Harry Aponte, LCSW, LMFT applying the Person-of-the-Therapist Model. Multi-level Sponsorships available; with benefits including admission, membership, and exhibition tables.
* Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, with the Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Councils’ Deputy Scout Executive Christopher Coscia, announced the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Explorers Post program, a new career exploration and mentoring initiative designed to introduce young men and women to the expansive work of a prosecutor’s office and provide them with an in-depth overview of the criminal justice system. Over the course of three months, the Explorers Post program will host approximately 25 young men and women in five evening sessions at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
* The Junior League of Central Westchester announced its 70th anniversary celebration, Big Night Out: 70 Big Years, which will be held on Saturday, April 29, at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale. It will honor Susan Fox, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital; and Janice Starr, past JLCW president and community leader. Fox will be recognized for her contributions to the Westchester community and because of the example that she sets as a woman leading a major nonprofit in Central Westchester. Her appointment as one of the first women to lead an acute care hospital speaks to the JLCW’s mission of developing the potential of women. Starr, JLCW president in 1998 and 1999, will be recognized for her dedication to realizing the mission of the JLCW and for her leadership in the community.
GRANTS AND FUNDING:
* Action for Healthy Kids announced $1.64 million in funding available to schools for the 2017-2018 school year, which is expected to be the largest amount since it began providing grants to schools in 2009. Additionally, the organization is celebrating 15 years of making schools healthier places by mobilizing schools professionals, parents and communities to develop healthy school environments for all children. Grants support schools in implementing health and wellness programming has been linked to positive health and academic outcomes for students. Since 2009, the organization has awarded more than 6.6 million dollars in grants and technical assistance to more than 6,500 schools. In addition to providing schools with needed funding, it provides schools with technical support to activate their grants, assistance with developing their school health teams and assessing their school health environment and other tools and resources. The application period is open through April 7.
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The Purchasing and Procurement Coordinator designs, implements, and oversees the agency process to ensure the timeliness, accuracy of expenditures. The Coordinator also conducts all facility inspections and manages equipment service requirements, securing all permits, registrations, etc. This position is also responsible for fleet management including, inspections, registrations, repairs, and maintains the authorized drivers list for the organization.
Shelter Supervisors are responsible for planning and executing shelter activities, meeting contracted goals, ensuring that all direct reporting staff complete individual and group case management documentation notes, housing applications, ILPs and referrals to providers, including psychiatric referrals, service plans, recertifications and psychiatric assessments. All supervisors collaborate to develop programming to address clients’ needs related to housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health and/or employment. Supervisors provide crisis management and interventions with clients, ensure teamwork and ensure consistent services in accordance with program policies and procedures.
JCCA is seeking Social Workers to provide treatment and case planning for children with emotional problems who require residential treatment and for their families in accordance with Agency policy/governmental regulations. Social Workers will provide therapeutic services to children and families with a minimum of one therapeutic contact per youth per week. Requirements: MSW/LMSW, great clinical assessment and interpersonal skills. Bilingual/Spanish preferred. Send resumes to email@example.com. Positions include Floater Milieu Counselor, Health Care Integrator and Mental Health Care Coordinator.
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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.
POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:
* New York City Housing Authority managers will soon be allowed to enter apartments when tenants are not home in order to make certain repairs that “impact the well-being and safety of” tenants, such as lead paint inspections and mold removal, the Daily News reports.
* Emails between New York City officials and Moishe Indig – who held a fundraiser for de Blasio in 2013 and is reportedly now a focus in the ongoing federal probe into de Blasio’s fundraising efforts – show Indig’s clout in City Hall, Politico New York reports.
* New York City politicians launched a campaign to get air conditioning installed in all city schools pushing de Blasio to pay for the 125 million dollar plan to cool 10,985 classrooms in 1,178 city public schools around the city, the Daily News reports.
March 12 – Citymeals on Wheels Board of Directors Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud will continue his longtime support of Citymeals with the 20th Annual Sunday Supper at his restaurant, Daniel.
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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.
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.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:
11 a.m. – State Sen. Diane Savino, Assembly members Robert Rodriguez and Donna Lupardo and AARP New York unveil 10,000 postcards urging expanded retirement savings options for private sector workers, outside Senate Chamber, state Capitol, Albany.
12 p.m. – New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, New York City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Laurie Cumbo, other Women's Caucus members, Maya Wiley, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Donna Lieberman and others observe "A Day Without a Woman,” City Hall steps, Manhattan.
1 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer participates in “Advancing Gender Equality in New York City” panel discussion, Civic Hall, 118 W. 22nd St., 12th floor, Manhattan.
6 p.m. – Jonathan Lippman, former chief justice of the state Court of Appeals, and other experts discuss a new John Jay College report, “Women InJustice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail in New York City,” Latham & Watkins, 885 Third Ave., Manhattan.
6:30 p.m. – New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene hosts an immigration forum, P.S. 6, 43 Snyder Ave., Brooklyn.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Road to City Hall” features New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the political rundown with Curtis Sliwa and Gerson Borrero, NY1.