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07/24
CAMBA at the Ballpark

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

07/26
The Loop Bike Ride sponsored by The NYFAC Foundation

07/27
‘Greystone Gives Back’

07/27
NATIONAL AGING IN PLACE COALIITON TO PRESENT INFORMATIVE SEMINAR FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS

07/29
NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Tracy High Among Key Speakers...

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

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

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

The Nonprofit Stabilization Fund is Important for Community Based Services

Those of us who have worked in small community-based organizations (CBO) can tell you many stories about praying we could pay the rent that month, endlessly asking staff to do just a bit more, and even cleaning the toilets ourselves.  Nonetheless, we believed in the mission, and we knew that if we closed, there would be a vacuum left behind.  We dreamed of how much more we could do if we could just raise money for administrative assistance, recruit a few more Board members, or hire a bookkeeper.   But where were we to find funding for that? Two weeks ago, CBOs achieved a major victory.  After a three-year advocacy effort by a historic partnership of Hispanic, Asian American and Black community leaders, the City Council approved the Nonprofit Stabilization Fund.  This unique, groundbreaking initiative provides $2.5 million to be awarded to community-based organizations led by communities of color to strengthen their capacity to provide services for the most vulnerable New Yorkers...

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.

On Board

Friends of Karen Welcomes Two to LI Advisory Board

Friends of Karen has added two new members to its Long Island Advisory Board. Maria Keeler, a Financial Advisor, for the past sixteen years for Morgan Stanley, is a graduate of St. John’s University’s Class of 1986. With more than 29 years in the financial services industry, Maria has enjoyed a lucrative career, first as a tax and audit manager and then recruited into the private sector by the legendary Wall Street Investor Shelby Davis. Keeler holds numerous investment professional licenses and in 2008, she obtained the Investment Consultant designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Keeler serves on the Western Long Island Complex Women’s Council for Morgan Stanley, is a board member for the Hewlett–Woodmere Public Schools Endowment Fund and serves on the advisory committees for other local non-profit organizations. She enjoys golfing and is an active member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). Erica Passerella is an ar...

Capitol Region

Saratoga Bridges Cuts Ribbon on Wright Family Foundation Pavilion

Saratoga Bridges Cuts Ribbon on Wright Family Foundation Pavilion Saratoga Bridges held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Wright Family Foundation Pavilion on Thursday, July 10th with more than 40 people in attendance.  Located at their Wilton Day Program, located at 690 Route 9.  On hand for the event were Heather Ward, The Wright Family Foundation Chairman & Executive Director; Senator Kathleen Marchione; Art Johnson, Town of Wilton Supervisor; Jeanne Woutersz, Town of Wilton Historian; Sue Baldwin, Town of Wilton Clerk; Tom Lewis,  Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Kathleen Marchione; family members;  individuals; and staff. The Wright Family Foundation Pavilion is a sheltered area that will allow individuals a chance to experience and enjoy the natural surroundings of the property without concern for insects, precipitation or temperature.  It provides an ideal setting in which to increase emotional, psychological and physical opportunities.  This will directly make a very positive impact on their individuals’ overall recreationa...

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.