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09/01 - 10/31
Human Services Workshops/GSS host various workshops

09/09 - 11/25
Learn - Then Act! Apply for JASA's Institute for Senior Action (IFSA)

10/20 - 10/22
NYATEP'S 2014 Fall Conference

10/20
FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES 2014 IMPACT AWARDS GALA

10/20
The Police Athletic League’s Ninth Annual Real Estate & Construction Luncheon

10/21
United Neighborhood Houses to Host 2014 Annual Benefit: New Yorkers Who Make a Difference

10/21
The Dignity of Family Life Award Dinner

10/22
4th Annual Brooklyn Food & Heritage Awards to Benefit BHS

10/22
Annual Harlem Luncheon

10/22
Benefit for Special Kids - Staten Island Mental Health Society

Capitol Region

10/28
Vanderheyden Oktoberfest

Points Of View

‘Broken Hoops’

‘Broken Hoops’Yes, our Mayor was true to his word and vision. He repaired the ‘Broken Hoops’ of East River. This seemingly ‘minor repair’ spoke powerfully to our young people. The repairing of East River’s ‘Broken Hoops’ incrementally allowed for the repairing of ‘Broken Dreams’…’Broken Schools’…’Broken Communities’. Thank you, Mister Mayor, for introducing a new day of true transformation and healing in our most challenged inner city communities! Lew Zuchman is Executive Director of SCAN-NY.

Contracts and RFPs

City Seeks Family Shelter Provider

The Department of Homeless Services intends to issue a competitive Negotiated Acquisition solicitation to identify a vendor to manage and operate a 75-unit city-owned family shelter located at 346 Powers Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454.

NYNPoetry

Waiting

Welcome to NYNP's new NYNPoetry feature where we bring you poetry from individuals reflecting their thoughts, experiences and feelings regarding the need for, provision of, or reliance upon nonprofit human services.   This month, read "Waiting" by Karen Williams, one of the poems featured in "Free Verse",  a poetry journal created by and for Bronx Department of Probation clients and community residents.  

Management

Crucial First Steps to Start Thinking About the Sustainability of Your Nonprofit Organization

Crucial First Steps to Start Thinking About the Sustainability  of Your Nonprofit OrganizationIn the current environment of increased demand for services and economic pressures, many nonprofits are concerned about their sustainability. There are multiple directions to consider, from diversifying revenue streams to partnerships and merger.

This Month's Feature

For Sale! Buying, Selling, Leasing, Moving

For Sale! Buying, Selling, Leasing, MovingRight now, New York nonprofits are getting to play the game for real – whether they want to or not.

NYNP-TV

Odyssey House "Run for Your Life" Event

Odyssey House Odyssey House hosted its 9th Annual Run for Your Life event to benefit individuals and families in treatment at the agency.  This annual event promotes recovery from substance use disorders, mental illness, homelessness, and chronic medical conditions, and champions wellness as a positive lifestyle alternative. Check out this brief video by the event emcee, WPIX reporter Jay Dow.

Grants

Four Local Orgs Get Grants from Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins

Four local charities are among the beneficiaries of grants recently awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), comprised of local franchise owners and Dunkin' Brands corporate employees.  The foundation recently announced awards totalling $205,300 to 14 organizations in the six-state region.

Strengthening Nonprofits

Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”

Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”Boards are increasingly vital to nonprofit success. Advocacy Boards can be one strategy for board engagement no matter your organization’s size. It brings a Board together around the mission of your program, while ensuring the people most suited to support your work see the nuances of the issues, and ways to specifically assist your group’s pressing concerns. Most nonprofits know that their Boards of Directors need to possess a broad range of critical skill sets.

On Board

Shafiroff Named to NYC Mission Society Board

Jean Shafiroff, noted philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes, has been elected to NYC Mission Society’s Board of Directors, effective October 15, 2014. Shafiroff already has devoted her time to helping NYC Mission Society. On March 12, 2014, Shafiroff was honored by NYC Mission Society at its annual Gala and received the Dina Merrill Award for Public Service. She co-chaired a successful event in East Hampton on August 30th and the nonprofit’s Bicentennial Gala in December 2012, and she is co-chairing the annual Gala planned for Spring 2015. “I believe deeply in the work of NYC Mission Society and how it changes the lives of our most underserved children in New York City. NYC Mission Society is interested in adding business and community leaders to its Board – individuals who are focused on advancing our city's children forward through education and supportive after school programs,...

Capitol Region

Schenectady ARC Wins CQL Person Centered Excellence Accreditation

Schenectady ARC has aearned the coveted four year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from CQL, the Council on Quality and Leadership. This accreditation confirms that Schenectady ARC shares CQL’s vision of person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.

Community Forum

Janice Tosto

Janice TostoJanice Tosto describes herself as a lifelong human services professional. She is a mentor for a volunteer program she created for women who are emerging human services professionals. In her blog, Janice writes commentary on a range of topics including women’s issues, workforce development, and social and economic justice. Janice can be reached at lmjenkinsfoundation@gmail.com.

Agency Of The Month

New York Common Pantry An Uncommon Solution to Hunger

New York Common Pantry An Uncommon Solution to HungerNew York Common Pantry (NYCP) is very much “the little emergency food program that could”.   The most surprising thing about the organization, formerly known as Yorkville Common Pantry, may not be that they provided 2.5 million meals to almost 300,000 recipients last year.   Or, that their kitchen serves five sit down breakfasts and three hot dinners as well as four takeaway “brown bag” meals every week – 75,147 meals annually – for up to 400  men, women and children per seating.

Research

Rent Burdens Rise as NYC Housing Market Recovers but Renters Do Not

Six years after the great recession,a combination of stagnant incomes and rising rents have created increasing affordability challenges for New York City renters, according to a new report released today by NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. 

Fundraising

Beyond Selling Tables Moving Your Board To A Year-Round Fundraising Model

Beyond Selling Tables   Moving Your Board To A Year-Round Fundraising ModelThe dreaded gala.  A good board works diligently to fill the tables, reaches its goal, celebrates long into the evening, then drops in exhaustion the day after.  Stir and repeat, a year hence.