JASA's NextAct Summer Session!
Monthly conference call training for the LCSW Exam
New York Carousel Entertainment LLC's 3rd Annual Fundraiser
SBK Fall Programming Boat Ride Fundraiser
08/23 - 09/23
Monika Olko Gallery Hosts Artist Opening Reception to Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center
Celebrate this year’s success with our community and WE ACT members who have worked so hard this...
One Day Restaurant
2nd Annual Accessibility Awareness Day
LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NEW YORK HONORS TRITEC BUILDING COMPANY
09/09 - 11/25
Learn - Then Act! Apply for JASA's Institute for Senior Action (IFSA)
St. Catherine's Center for Children's 1st Running SCCCared Fright Run,
New Jobs Greater Capital Region
Points Of View
Et Tu COLA Seekers
Thanks, for pressing on in the tireless effort to obtain fair and just payment for services and wages for our employees. We in Connecticut have seen a mere 1% COLA in the past five years (one half percent in two consecutive fiscal years). Our colleagues in Massachusetts have gone more than 20 years without a COLA but some services are starting to realize rate/contract adjustments due to some landmark legislation passed more than five years ago now being implemented. Invariably, we will all keep on pulling for each other and checking in on each other’s progress in the days ahead.In solidarity with your efforts,Ron CretaroExecutive DirectorCT Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits)
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.
NYNP Featured on "Non-Profit Voice" Radio
Fred Scaglione, Editor of the New York Nonprofit Press,was featured on The Non-Profit Voice radio program last Saturday. In case you missed it, download the podcast here. The Non-Profit Voice can be heard live on Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 8:30 at 103.9FM or via www.linewsradio.com.
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.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Adds Three Board Members
Michael Ryan is Senior Director of Marketing for PepsiCo, leading the Beverage Division’s marketing agenda for Walmart, Sam’s, Target, Costco and BJ’s. Prior to his current role, Mike led Beverage Packaging Innovation and spearheaded the creation of Pepsi’s mini cans, sleek cans and new single serve bottles. Mr. Ryan was honored at Guiding Eyes’ 2011 Golf Classic with the John T. Ward Volunteer of the Year Award.
Matt Zames is the Chief Operating Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a member of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and former chairman. He is also a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Treasury Market Practices Group. Additionally, Mr. Zames is a member of The Economic Club of NY, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog school founded in 1954.
Berkshire Farm Golf Classic Raises $100K
Berkshire Farm's recent Golf Classic raised a total of $100,000 to support the agency's Workforce Development Program. The event was held on July 21st at Colonie Golf & Country Club and a full slate of 128 golfers from around the region turned out for a day on the course, and then gathered for dinner and an awards ceremony.
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
New York Common Pantry An Uncommon Solution to Hunger
New 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.