Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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FROM NYN MEDIA:

* We are mapping homeless shelters that are part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Turning the Tide on Homelessness” effort to open about 20 shelters annually for a total of 90 new facilities. Please send us your tips about shelters under development.

 

TOP NEWS:

* A married couple who once headed the nonprofit United Block Association was found guilty of siphoning more than 500,000 dollars from several senior centers, and spending the money on themselves instead, according to the Daily News.

* Even as New York is getting pushback in its quest to open more buildings for the homeless, an ongoing shelter for mothers and kids in Brooklyn is heading to foreclosure due to errors that put it roughly 550,000 dollars in debt to the city and a lienholder, the New York Post reports.

* As New York City’s 2018 budget takes shape, voices from the city’s human-services sector have begun to cry out for help with a looming funding crisis that could leave many nonprofit organizations scrambling to finance the services that serve needy New Yorkers, City Limits writes. Also, read our coverage of the push for more funding in the city budget.

* A brutal, caught-on-video beating with a belt buckle and an assault with a metal pipe rocked two Brooklyn homeless shelters over the past three days, the Daily News writes.

* A foster father who opened his Long Island home to scores of children with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses, was acquitted of endangering or sexually abusing boys in his care, the New York Times reports.

* New York City will establish single-stall bathrooms in every school by January, saying the move will provide comfort and privacy for children with disabilities, students suffering from a medical condition, transgendered students and gender-nonconforming students, the New York Post writes.

* New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has no plans to accept de Blasio's stance that the city should not be providing funds for legal services to undocumented immigrants convicted of one of 170 crimes, Politico New York writes.

* The city plans to expedite the creation of 2,400 units of affordable housing in East Harlem over the next several years, after the de Blasio administration brought just 249 units to the neighborhood out of more than 20,000 citywide, DNAinfo writes.

* Controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrived outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of his custom-made suits to donate to 100 Suits, a nonprofit that helps men and women who are looking for work find no cost or affordable professional clothing, Good Magazine writes.

 

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The practice of adaptive leadership is about helping organizations confront challenges they have been unable to face, and increasing the likelihood that people learn, participate in solutions, and make adjustments to achieve progress. NYU Silver School of Social Work invites nonprofit and public sector executives to a May 20-21 leadership workshop, based on the adaptive leadership framework, facilitated by Assistant Professor/former Inwood House ED Linda Lausell Bryant and consultant Marc Manashil. Learn more and register here.

 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* Killing the National Endowment for the Arts has long been a cause for so-called budget hawks and social conservatives, but contrary to their claims, its grant-making effectively spans the country and helps rural, Trump-friendly districts, The New Yorker writes.

* As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-appointed apartment complex for veterans lacked “only pool tables,” the New York Times reports.

* Hillary Clinton who attended the Planned Parenthood's centennial celebrations in New York, slammed "groups of men" in Washington, DC who are responsible for deciding the future of women's health protections, International Business Times writes.


IN DEPTH:

* In a video interview, Wes Moore, Robin Hood Foundation's chief executive officer, discusses the organization's fight against poverty on "Bloomberg Markets."

* Some foundations have taken admirable and inspiring steps since November, but with 100 days behind into the Trump administration it’s time for philanthropy to think about how to make a difference for the nonprofits, communities, and the movements it supports, Aaron Dorfman, chief executive of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; Cathy Cha, vice president of programs at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, chief executive of the Latino Community Foundation; and Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, write in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

 

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Help Bring Change to NYC. Now through 5/5, stop by any of the 65 TD Bank locations in Manhattan to donate cash and supplies in support of Housing and Services, Inc (HSI). Together we can make a difference as HSI works to end chronic homelessness in our community through permanent supportive housing. For a full list of needed supplies see TD Bring Change. For more information, or to donate to HSI, please visit: www.hsi-ny.org.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* Betsy Newell, the outgoing board president of Goddard Riverside Community Center, will have a fund named in her honor, Straus Media writes.

* Town of Oyster Bay officials announced a partnership with a local nonprofit, Reclaim NY to create a new initiative to increase online transparency, Patch reports.


NYN BUZZ:

* The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced the award of 250,000 dollars to expand access to addiction treatment services and recovery supports in Albany County. The Addictions Care Center of Albany was awarded $100,000 to implement a Family Support Navigator Program to assist families as they access substance use disorder care for a loved one. The Catholic Charities’ Project SAFE Point was awarded 150,000 dollars to establish a Peer Advocate Program to work with local emergency room providers to identify and implement best practices for engaging individuals and patients within that setting with the goal of directing them to the most appropriate treatment and recovery supports following an opioid/drug overdose or substance use disorder crisis. Both initiatives were developed by OASAS in support of ongoing statewide efforts to combat heroin and prescription opioid misuse by delivering services through county-based treatment providers.

* The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness has added the number of students living in shelters to its online interactive data tool. The data tool provides information on homeless students in all of New York City’s public schools, and can be displayed by borough, City Council district and state legislative district. Other available data includes the total number of students in each school, how many are homeless, how many live in shelters. The purpose of the interactive data tool is to provide policymakers, elected officials, educators, community advocates, grant-makers and the community with a fuller picture of where homeless students go to school and to help inform how/where resources may be best used.

* Sports and fitness nonprofit Asphalt Green raised 800,000 dollars at its 22nd annual Big Swim Big Kick on Saturday, April 29 to support its scholarships and no cost community programs, which transform the lives of more than 33,000 New York City kids and seniors each year through sports and fitness programs. Highlighting the daylong festivities at Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side campus were free swim races and soccer activities for nearly 1,000 kids, an event record.

 

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Founded in 1984, Raffa has always been a mission driven professional services firm. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations we can proudly call clients, and to be a catalyst of positive, systemic change in our community. Our chief clients are nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits, who like Raffa, tend to employ intellectually bright, ambitious and altruistic employees. Beyond accounting, auditing, tax and information technology, Raffa services include leadership and strategy, executive search and transition, operational improvement, mergers and acquisitions, benefits, and investment wealth management. In 2017, the foundation will consider programs that help support women's progress toward economic self-sufficiency. In 2016, grant amounts ranged between 2,000 and 10,000 dollars. Learn more about us here.

 

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


Clinical Director, The Children's Village

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career that enriches the lives of children and families? Do you want a feel-good-about-yourself career with a revolutionary company dedicated to your success? If so, then Children's Village might be a great fit for you. Position Qualifications: LCSW (preferred) LMSW/licensed mental health professional with equivalent human services graduate degree with at least four years documented relevant experience.


Licensed Social Worker (LMSW/LCSW), CAMBA

CAMBA’s three family shelters, located in Queens and Brooklyn, have been awarded a grant to expand the range and depth of mental health and related services to families with children in shelters by hiring Licensed Clinical Social Workers with supervisory experience and LMSW as Care Coordinators to work in teams with case managers and housing specialists.


Development and Communications Associate, Mercy Home

BA/BS degree in Human Services or related field required. Min 2-3 years’ of administrative experience required, including event coordination, database management, and office administration. Demonstrated pursuit of continuing education in the field of development and philanthropy. Previous fundraising experience will be given priority consideration. Basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising principals required. Previous experience working with a Board of Directors or volunteering as fundraisers helpful.


Consultant Quality Assurance Investigator, Services for the UnderServed

SUS, a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs is currently hiring for a Quality Assurance Investigator. The QA Investigator will conduct investigations involving consumers and employees in the Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health, Homeless & Treatment Services and Veteran’s Divisions based on incidents/special issues. Will complete written investigation reports, gather, submit evidence, review and analyze various reports to be used in investigations.


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

 

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THIS WEEK’S PODCAST:

* This month, the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness released a report and found some shocking conclusions: one of which was that the number of families in shelters increased by a third between 2012 and 2015. Joining us to talk about the report is ICPH’s president, Ralph da Costa Nunez, who has been CEO of Homes for the Homeless since 1987, and is a veteran of city and state government.


POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:

* New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters is positioning himself to run for public office as a fearless investigator unafraid to take on the powerful, aiming to run for Brooklyn district attorney or state attorney general, the New York Post reports.

* The Assembly passed a bill that would give sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder the ability to use medical marijuana to treat their condition and the bill now heads to the state Senate, where it appears to be gaining momentum, the Daily News reports.

* While New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña was in Albany this week, updating the state Legislature on the progress of the city’s public school system and making the case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s continued control of city schools, The New York Times writes.

 

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Accounting Management Solutions, now CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), is one of the leading providers of executive-level accounting and finance professionals in the Northeast. CLA provides finance and accounting resources organizations need during transitions, transactions and transformations. We support nonprofits with part-time, interim, business advisory, project resources and professional search. CLA will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Meetup on May 11thfrom 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Slattery's Midtown Pub to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of leaders of nonprofit organizations.

Come network with us for: Career Advancement, Partnerships, Business Development and Professional Conversation. All are welcome. Register Here for NY Nonprofit Meetup

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 4 -- Community Resource Exchange hosts its Nonprofit Consultants Institute.

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/sg662/67687593 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:

11 a.m. – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. join AARP for a free document shredding event to help New Yorkers fight identity theft and fraud, Bronx Borough Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

11 a.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer attends the Central Park Conservancy Women's Committee 35th annual Frederick Law Olmstead Awards, The Conservatory Garden, Central Park, 105th St. and Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. – State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Rodneyse Bichotte and New York City Councilman Corey Johnson are panelists as part of the Citizen’s Union civic conversation, “A Day in the Life of New York Legislators,” CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.


POINT OF INTEREST:There are 200,000 people in New York City who work in the human services sector, via City Limits.

 

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