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08/23 - 09/23
Monika Olko Gallery Hosts Artist Opening Reception to Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center

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)

09/13 - 10/04
Spence-Chapin Kids Group Series

09/17
The Staten Island NFP Association Will Host a Self Care Conference

09/17
Let Us Eat Local 2014

09/18
Winning at Living -- National Black Commission on AIDs Inc.

09/18 - 09/19
Junior League of Central Westchester Announces Recruitment Dates

09/18
Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Quarterly Meeting

09/18
No Cost BBB Charity Standards Workshop

Capitol Region

09/27
The German-American Club of Albany Oktoberfest

10/18
St. Catherine's Center for Children's 1st Running SCCCared Fright Run,

Points Of View

Nonprofits Must Protect Staff and Clients Against Low Level Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Nonprofits Must Protect Staff and Clients Against Low Level Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During the past several months, I have been attending and speaking at many of the public hearings being held throughout Long Island on risks associated with chronic low level carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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

Goldsmith and NAC Kids Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Goldsmith and NAC Kids Take Ice Bucket Challenge Arlene Goldsmith, Executive Director of New Alternatives for Children, recently took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and got a little help from her husband, Mark Goldsmith who is President/CEO of Getting Out Staying Out.

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

ArtsConnection Adds Three to Board

ArtsConnection has added three new members -- Douglas E. Schoen, Rachelle Hruska and Stephanie Wagner -- to its board of directors.

Capitol Region

St. Catherine's Names Spicer New Principal at R & E May School

St. Catherine's Names Spicer New Principal at R & E May SchoolLongtime Albany educator Jerry Spicer has been hired as the new principal of St. Catherine’s Center for Children’s R & E May School. The R & E May School is a special education elementary school for students with behavioral and educational needs that cannot be met in a traditional school setting.  Spicer will serve as school principal and overall director of the agency’s day treatment program.

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.