CAMBA at the Ballpark
07/24 - 08/02
The Asian American International Film Festival 2014 is happening
The Loop Bike Ride sponsored by The NYFAC Foundation
‘Greystone Gives Back’
NATIONAL AGING IN PLACE COALIITON TO PRESENT INFORMATIVE SEMINAR FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS
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!
Reading is doctor-recommended!
WHAT’S ON TAP? Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland...
Westhab's 11th Annual Golf Classic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's Chef's Challenge 2014
Schenectady ARC 5K Challenge
St. Catherine's Center for Children's 1st Running SCCCared Fright Run,
New Jobs Greater Capital Region
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.