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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Opinion: Many vulnerable New Yorkers lose in Hochul’s first state budget

After months of promising to fight inequities and fix our broken health care system, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget proved to be a boon for billionaires – and a bust for vulnerable New Yorkers who rely on the state’s social safety net for vital services.

Health care advocates had hoped the governor would make a clean break from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo by permanently repealing his pre-pandemic Medicaid prescription drug carve-out, which will gut New York’s social safety-net providers.

But now that the budget dust has settled – with a whopping $220 billion spending plan in place that seems to have something for everyone – the Cuomo carve-out is somehow still in place, leaving 2.3 million New Yorkers in limbo. But there’s still time: The governor and state lawmakers have until the session ends in early June to make things right.

Read more here.

– Wendy Stark and Kimberleigh Joy Smith

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FROM NYN

The National Dance Institute held its annual gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday night, raising over $1.5 million to support arts education and programming for children in New York City – the first in-person event held by NDI since the pandemic began. 

TODAY’S BUZZ

New York City-based education nonprofit Literacy Partners held its first in-person gala in two years at Cipriani Wall Street.

Film Exhibition Fund has announced its inaugural round of Celluloid Series Support Grants, with awards of up to $2,500 available to curators and venues serving the greater New York City community.

Funding is available for new child care providers. More child care is needed in NY State! Over 60% of New York children and families lack access to quality child care. $70 million in grant funding is available to assist new child care programs and providers with start-up costs, staff recruitment, training and more. See if you qualify for funding to become a licensed child care provider. Details here; apply now. Deadline to apply is 5/19.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: The agency awarded $1.2 million to Hetrick-Martin Institute Inc. for comprehensive mental health services for LGBTQ youth.

Children's Aid will be hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 - 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 21, from 12 - 2 p.m. Join us and learn about our openings in education, early childhood, nursing, social work, youth development, and more. Register today.

TOP NEWS

New sub-lineages of the omicron strain of COVID-19 that are estimated to be even more contagious than the BA.2 subvariant have been detected in New York, state Department of Health officials said, attributing the discoveries to rising case levels (City & State) … Mental health programs for children and adolescents will get a major infusion of funds in the state’s new $220 billion budget, which passed after contentious negotiations over criminal justice issues (The City) … The man accused of shooting 10 people on a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn has been arrested in the East Village, officials said (Gothamist) … New York City Mayor Eric Adams called for gun detection technology on the city’s subway system after the Brooklyn subway shooting, but critics questioned the devices’ effectiveness and civil rights implications (Politico)  

Each year, the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at Baruch College, CUNY connects nonprofit practitioners with experienced consultants for free consulting sessions. We have an impressive roster of volunteer consultants this year offering consultations on a wide range of topics, including fundraising, strategic planning, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and many more! Consulting Day this year will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Register here to reserve your place before Friday, April 15th.

ANALYSIS

Chalkbeat spoke with Katie Peinovich, a social worker at the Child Mind Institute’s school and community program, who has helped New York City public schools implement trauma treatment interventions, about how to talk to children about traumatic events like the subway shooting, what signs to look for if they need more support, and how to help those who might be scared of riding the subway (Chalkbeat) … How the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter was caught (New York Magazine)

Roberta Katz Consulting helps nonprofit organizations build and maintain strong finance departments. Roberta, a recipient of City & State New York’s Fifty Over 50 Award, uses her experience working for 15 years in senior financial management positions at major nonprofits to advise, guide and provide tools to her clients for streamlining workflow, establishing policies and procedures, evaluating internal controls, implementing processes to mitigate fraud risk and preparing efficiently for financial audits. Learn more at www.rpkatzconsulting.com.

OPINION

How to make sense of the new LGBTQ culture war (New York Times)

NYC Nonprofits Apply To Win $5,000! NYC Imagine Awards Applications Due May 9th! The NYC Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgment to NYC’s most effective & innovative nonprofit organizations. 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in and/or serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island are eligible to apply across five categories, Arts & Culture; Innovation; Leadership Excellence; Rising Star; & Social Impact, with the winner of each winning $5,000. For Information & sponsorships visit https://nycimagineawards.com/

NYN Media Jobs

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Government Relations OfficerTrinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY
Trinity Church Wall Street is seeking a Government Relations Officer that will support our capacity to drive social change in alignment with our core values, policy priorities, and strategic initiatives. As part of the Communications & Marketing team reporting to the Director of Government Relations, the Officer will work closely with colleagues across Trinity, consultants, and outside organizations to advance policy and advocacy efforts. To learn more and apply please click here.

Public Relations Account ExecutiveAnat Gerstein Inc., Long Island City, NY
Anat Gerstein, Inc., a full-service public relations firm serving the nonprofit sector, is seeking to fill a role at the account executive level (three to five years of experience). We are looking for a creative, high-energy, self-starter who has excellent oral and written communications skills and experience with traditional and social media. Candidates must have a strong interest in social issues and follow New York City and national news. Learn more and apply here.

Grants ManagerBirch Family Services, New York, NY
Birch Family Services, an organization supporting children, adolescents and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in New York City, is searching for a Grants Manager who will play a key role in the Department’s fundraising goals through managing existing grants and working to expand our institutional giving portfolio. Learn more and apply here.

Deputy Director of DevelopmentBirch Family Services, New York, NY
The Deputy Director of Development will play a key role in overseeing the overall operation and growth of the fundraising goals for Birch Family Services. The Deputy Director is responsible for Major Gift Fundraising, Annual Giving and Birch Events while working with the Chief Development to implement a comprehensive resource development program to support Birch’s objectives. Learn more and apply here.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MOVING ON: Power of Two has named Coleen Stevens Porcher as its new executive director … JASA has named Matthew LoCurto as its new chief financial officer … and BoardStrong has named Megan T. Allen as its new chief executive officer.

Have a birthday, career change, birth or death to announce? email editor@nynmedia.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

New York City

April 16 – NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K Benefiting CAMBA (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)

April 21 – Circle of Friends Annual Dinner (Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan)

April 28 – The Art House NYC Presents: Ladies Night (Location TBA)

April 28 – 30 Actionable Ideas to Reinvigorate and Integrate Your Direct Mail, Online and Social Media Communications (Scandinavia House, Manhattan)

April 30 - The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able Graduation Ceremony (Apollo Theater, Manhattan)

May 3 – Exponents Annual Benefit (Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Manhattan)

June 6  – Services for the UnderServed: Dinner for a Better New York (Tribeca 360, Manhattan)

June 7  – Urban Dove's 20th Annual Evening with the Dove (Tribeca Rooftop, Manhattan)

June 20 – NYC Dance Alliance Foundation’s 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards (NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattan)

June 28 – Vera Institute of Justice Gala (The McCourt at The Shed, Manhattan)

 

Upstate/Other

April 28 – 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala & Casino Night (99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale)

April 30 - BreaKING the Ice: Black Men’s Mental Health and Wellness Conference (1 South Ave, Garden City)

May 24 – Inaugural Golf Classic - Birch Family Services, Inc. (The Muttontown Club, East Norwich, NY)

 

Online

April 26 – Scenario Planning to Manage Uncertainty

April 28 – Building Ties With DAF Donors: Where to Start

May 11 – Mental Health News Education Virtual Leadership Awards Reception 

May 12 – Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Next Grant Proposal

Submit your event by sending a short description and a working link to editor@nynmedia.com

TRADE TIPS

Three ways to personalize the donor experience (NonProfit PRO)

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