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02/26 - 06/20
Free Events for New Yorkers Assess Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

03/26
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley 2015 Equal Access to Justice Dinner

03/26 - 03/29
CAMBA HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL SHONA AFRICAN SCULPTURE BENEFIT SALE

03/26 - 03/27
LearningSpring School, will host a 2-day, RDIconnect workshop

03/26
SAGEWorks Presents A New Look at The 2015 Occupational Handbook​

03/26 - 05/14
Association of NonProfit Specialists (ANS) Upcoming Workshops

03/26
HeartShare Gala on March 26 Honoring Elvis Duran

03/27 - 03/29
THE MOODY BLUES TO SUPPORT LONG ISLAND CARES, INC. WITH THREE NIGHT FOOD DRIVE

03/27
Asian American / Asian Research Institute Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotyp

03/29
The 26th Annual Palm Sunday Polka Dance Benefit

Points Of View

The Practical Education that Leads to Palpable Results

“What sets our MBA program apart from others is the concept of Constructive Action,” said Tilokie Depoo, dean of the business school at Metropolitan College of New York. “Students have the opportunity to work on a particular project during their year here, so they spend their time developing a business concept, then moving that idea into the planning and development phases, and finally doing some piloting and source funding for their businesses.” That sums up, in essence, the difference between all the graduate programs at MCNY and other colleges in the tri-state area: the act of giving highly motivated students the opportunity to develop their own concepts as they progress toward their degree.

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

Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the PiecesTo say that FEGS was big is an understatement… a huge understatement. In the most recently available IRS990 filing for the year ending June 30, 2013, FEGS reported total revenues of over $230 million. It had approximately 3,000 employees, with total salaries and payroll-related expenses of nearly $140 million. It owned land, property and equipment valued at $46 million and had total net assets – after accounting for liabilities – of $57 million. FEGS’ array of programs was broad and breathtaking in its size and scope.   The agency claimed that its services reached 135,000 individuals and families through 400 facilities, residences and other program locations throughout the metropolitan area. Its workforce development, education and youth services programs – which accounted for almost one-third of its budget – had programmatic expenses of $62 million in FY2013.  This portfolio included job preparation, career counselling, language and literacy education, and a rang...

NYNP-TV

"Pull Your Pants Up!"

Pull Your Pants Up! is a rap video written and performed by Kids-Helping-Kids, a mentoring program at HealthPeople Inc.  The video was recorded and produced with the help of Leslie Gore, 1960s singing star and LGBT rights advocate, shortly before her death on February 16, 2015.

Grants

Getting Grants: It’s Not About You

Ask any nonprofit executive what is the most pressing need for funding, and the answer will always be funds for general operations. Yet few foundations will give money for operating expenses, and even many individuals don’t want their money to help the organization – they want their money to help the children, the sick, the homeless, the underserved, the hungry. Understandable on an emotional level, but on a practical level it’s incomprehensible!

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

Melissa Rivers Joins God's Love We Deliver Board

God’s Love We Deliver has announced that Melissa Rivers has joined its Board of Directors.“It is an absolute honor to welcome Melissa to our Board of Directors,” says Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver. “We know Melissa will bring so much passion, dedication and talent to advancing our mission.” Joan Rivers, Melissa's mother, was a beloved friend‎ of God's Love for over 25 years, and a member of the Board of Directors since 1994. Throughout her years of service with God's Love We Deliver, Joan demonstrated deep commitment, compassion and generosity. In 2009, Joan won over $500,000 for God's Love on the NBC reality competition, Celebrity Apprentice.Melissa’s professional accomplishments are extensive and inspiring. Together with her mother, she created the Red Carpet franchise and phenomenon. She is an Executive Producer of E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police and starred opposite her mother for four seasons of WEtv’s hit reality series, Joan &...

Capitol Region

Warmth of Wine Raises $60K for Umbrella of Colonie

Warmth of Wine Raises $60K for Umbrella of Colonie“This year’s event brought the total raised by the Warmth of Wine since 2006 to over $360,000,” said Ed Neary, Executive Director of CSSC.

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

Public Health Solutions, Inc. Merging Research and Action

Public Health Solutions, Inc. Merging Research and ActionPublic Health Solutions, Inc. (PHS) isn’t your typical human service agency. Yet the organization plays a critical role in delivering, administering, researching, and advocating for some of the most important programs that protect the health and well-being of low-income women and children, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.

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

Fundraisers Foresee a Good 2015 after a Strong 2014

Fundraisers Foresee a Good 2015 after a Strong 2014 2014 was a good fundraising year for New York nonprofits and 2015 looks to be even better, according to a survey of development directors conducted by New York Nonprofit Press. The survey polled a total of 54 nonprofits across the state, ranging from arts groups to childcare agencies, and asked development officers about their 2014 giving season, strategies and plans for moving forward.