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07/24 - 08/02
The Asian American International Film Festival 2014 is happening

07/30 - 07/31
Come to WE ACT for Environmental Justice's Free Summer Movie Screenings!

07/31
BROOKE JACKMAN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES BROOKE'S COOKS, NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING AMONG..

08/01
MADIBA Camp Fridays

08/02
Reading is doctor-recommended!

08/03
WHAT’S ON TAP? Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland...

08/05
Westhab's 11th Annual Golf Classic

08/05
Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable

08/06
Queens Centers for Progress Carnival for Children with Development Disabilities

08/07
Hudson Valley Renegades Anderson Center for Autism Night!

Capitol Region

07/31
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's Chef's Challenge 2014

08/08
Schenectady ARC 5K Challenge

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

Points Of View

Mayor’s “Summer Gear-Up”: A New Beginning!

At a recent press conference announcing his 2014 “Summer Gear-Up” program, Mayor de Blasio was asked by a reporter. “You mention deploying NYPD Officers at designated community centers… you mention keeping these centers open to 11:00 p.m. each evening… but you fail to mention what you are doing to deal with the youth gangs threatening these communities.” Mayor de Blasio responded simply by stating that “I think giving young people positive alternatives to help pull them away from the gangs is crucial.”

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

SCAN's Zuchman Tells of Freedom Rider's Journey

SCAN's Zuchman Tells of Freedom Rider's Journey SCAN-NY Executive Director Lew Zuchman shared the story of his life-changing experiences as a Freedom Rider in an interview on CBS News.

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.

Capitol Region

Colonie Senior Service Centers Raises $60K at Golf Classic

Colonie Senior Service Centers Raises $60K at Golf ClassicColonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. is an independent, community based not-for-profit serving the largest population of seniors in the Capital District.

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.