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01/01 - 02/28
Human Services Workshops/GSS host various workshops

01/01 - 01/31
UCP - Workshops for all parents, professionals, and caregivers. No children please.

01/01 - 01/31
THEODORA G. JACKSON ADULT CENTER January Events

01/23 - 02/01
Hudson Guild Theatre Company presents A VALENTINE TO THE THEATRE

01/26 - 03/02
United Hospice of Rockland Offers Grieving Support Groups

01/26
Read and Romp in Queens!

01/27
Register Now Open: "Ready, Set, Go! Racing Toward Managed Care" - A Coalition Conference

01/28
The Science of Positive Youth Development

01/28
Abilities First - "Integrating Planned Giving Into Your Campaign/Major Gifts Program"

01/29
Social Work Information Session at the Hudson Valley Center

Points Of View

Awareness, Education Key to Helping HumanTrafficking Survivors

by Commissioner Roberto Velez, New York State Office of Children and Family Services What comes to mind when you think of “human trafficking,” a form of modern-day slavery that exploits children, youth, and adults who are coerced, manipulated or forced to perform labor or sexual services? Are trafficked individuals handcuffed or in chains? Are they a particular ethnicity, gender, or age? Does the scene bring you to a foreign, unfamiliar country?Traditional ideas and depictions of trafficking may give you specific ideas about what it looks like, but the reality is vastly different from the images we often see on television or in films. Human trafficking is happening every day across New York State, in our communities and on our streets. Traffickers don’t discriminate: they target people of all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds. Traffickers rarely use handcuffs or chains -- instead, they control their victims with threats, psychological manipulation, and violence. While numbers...

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

New Leadership

New LeadershipPhew!  2014 was a busy year for boards of directors as they oversaw what seemed to be an exceptionally large number of leadership transitions at local nonprofits.  As we prepared to send this issue to print, NYNP had reported on a total of 60 new Executive Director/President/CEO appointments during the course of the year.  And, much as we would like to believe the contrary, there certainly are leadership changes that we missed along the way.   Nevertheless, we thought it would be interesting to go back and take a look at where all these transitions took place and poke around for some trends....

NYNP-TV

St. Chris Marching Cobras Make Big Screen Debut in "Birdman"

The Marching Cobras Drum Corps, based at St. Christopher's Clark Academy in Dobbs Ferry, have taken their performances to the big screen, being featured in the recently released "Birdman" starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Amy Ryan and others.  The Marching Cobras are no strangers to high profile events, having performed in ceremonies associated with last year's Super Bowl festivities.  In March of this year, they were  honored by a resolution introduced in the NYS Senate by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins recognizing their hard work and commitment to excellence. Click here to see a trailer for "Birdman" that features just a snippet of the Marching Cobras performance.  For more, you'll have to see the film itself.  

Grants

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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

Cohen Joins Child care Council of Suffolk Board

Cohen Joins Child care Council of Suffolk BoardThe Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. (CCCS) has elected Matthew Jordan Cohen to their Board of Directors. Cohen serves as vice president of Government Affairs & Communications for the Long Island Association (LIA) – the region’s leading business organization.

Capitol Region

Addictions Care Center of Albany Gets $10K CVS Grant

The Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention. The support from CVS Health will allow ACCA to enhance its prevention education programs, as well as offer smoking-cessation counseling and Nicotine Replacement Therapies to clients in its Community Residences program.Many of ACCA’s clients actively use tobacco products and have difficulty quitting. Through CVS funding, ACCA will implement The Butt Stops Here program, which boasts completion rates of 60% and a one-year quit rate of 30%.  Once trained in this program, ACCA staff will commit to educating and supporting more than 100 clients to achieve tobacco-free lifestyles.  Additionally, ACCA will be able to purchase and distribute anti-smoking books, resource material...

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

Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Over 165 Years of Caring

Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Over 165 Years of CaringAs was typical of the time, Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie began its work as an orphanage - The Poughkeepsie Orphan House and Home of the Friendless.  The agency opened its first home, a four-story building in the City of Poughkeepsie, in 1857.

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.