11/01 - 12/31
Human Services Workshops/GSS host various workshops.
Hamptons Juried Art Show Announces Opening Date 11/29
12/02 - 12/05
AHRC Suffolk’s Annual Holiday Fair Is Coming Up!
KAFSC One Day Cafe Fundraiser
The Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute-Seton Hall University Workshops
2014 New York City Self-Sufficiency Standard Report FORUM
JEWISH HOME LIFECARE HOSTS SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ADVANCED STYLE”
Adelphi University School of Social Work Hudson Valley Center
The Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc. 56th Annual Dinner
Astor Services for Children & Families’ Annual St. Nicholas Holiday Fair
New Jobs Greater Capital Region
Points Of View
New VAP Funding Initiative Skirts Issue of Universal Access
By Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director and CEO, North Shore Child and Family Guidance CenterRecently, I participated in a New York State Office of Mental Health Clinic Vital Access Provider (VAP) webinar. The webinar is a first step towards Article 31 mental health clinics applying for funding to preserve long term critical access to community-based mental health services. A total of $60 million in funding, over a three year period, is available.The intention of the VAP funding opportunity is for community-based mental health clinics that are “fiscally challenged” to develop plans that will demonstrate fiscal viability after three years. The funds can be used for such things as incremental costs for staffing and billing software, for example. Each clinic that receives a VAP award will be assigned a “strategic planner,” who would be a financial specialist, to help them to complete their final application, to include measurable outcomes. The ongoing achievement of measurable metr...
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.
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.
This Month's Feature
Fighting Crime with B-Ball and Safe Spaces Mayor’s Summer Surge in Youth Services Keeps City Peaceful
Heading into the summer of 2014, New York City’s tabloids were predicting a law and order meltdown. Mayor Bill de Blasio had halted the Bloomberg administration’s policy of rampant and seemingly random “Stop and Frisk” searches of youth in minority neighborhoods. And, the Daily News and New York Post claimed the result was a surge in shootings across the City. By early June, the number of shootings was up 13% compared to a year earlier– although experts argued whether stopping “Stop and Frisk” had anything to do with the surge and actual murders were hitting a 50-year low. Nevertheless, with the end of the school year coming, the possibility of a long, hot summer was becoming a significant source of public concern… even for the new administration itself.
"I am Overhead"
“I am Overhead”, a new video from the San Antonio Nonprofit Council, features former executive directors discussing how what funders consider “overhead” are crucial functions of a sustainable agency. Our thanks to the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA) for bringing it to our attention.
Click here to watch the video.
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.
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.
LIFT Elects Board Chair and Executive Committee
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) announces the election of Anthony D. Schlesinger as Chair of the Board of Directors. Schlesinger, a retired partner from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, was elected at LIFT’s Annual Meeting on September 16, 2014. Also elected to the Executive Committee were William C. Silverman, Esq., as Vice Chair, Glenn R. Pollner, Esq., as Treasurer, and Karen A. Greenstein, Esq., as Secretary.
CEO Breaks Ground on Urban Training Center
With shovel in hand, Katherine Maciol, President of CEO, joined staff, board members, and agency supporters last week to break ground on the agency’s newest building project: the Urban Training Center.
Janice 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 email@example.com.
Agency Of The Month
Independence Residences Inc. Turning Dreams into Reality
Independence Residences Inc.! That name was a statement of principle when IRI was founded back in 1988. Today, the original vision – that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have every opportunity and the supports they need to live independent and self-fulfilling lives of their own choosing completely integrated into the broader community – is more important and more relevant than ever.
IRI, which is based in Queens, opened its first residential program certified by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (then OMRDD) in 1988. In the years since, it has developed a total of 17 certified programs as well as several supported apartments that now are home to 119 individuals. While most of IRI’s programs are located in Queens, the agency also operates two residences in the Bronx and one on the way in Brooklyn. It also provides Day Habilitation services in Queens, the Bronx and...