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Affordable for Whom? Comparing Affordability levels of the Mayor’s housing New York plan with Neighborhood incomes.

February 15, 2019

A new report examines whether New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan is doing more harm than good. The plan calls for 120,000 new affordable housing units and the preservation of 180,000 more over 12 years, but it might not be providing enough opportunities to low-income people, according to the city’s Independent Budget…

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Foundation Center and GuideStar have merged to form Candid.

February 8, 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar have combined to form a new nonprofit called Candid. This new arrangement will allow them to better promote nonprofit transparency and data analysis, according to a Feb. 5 email announcement. “The Foundation Center and GuideStar products and services you know have…

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How the federal government shutdown is still affecting New Yorkers’ food security

February 8, 2019

A new report examines how the recent federal government shutdown affected New York City’s emergency food network. The Food Bank For New York City put out the new report, which found that a residual “SNAP Gap” could leave many New Yorkers hungry because they ended…

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Federal Funds Tracker – How to track Federal grants for New York City nonprofits

February 8, 2019

FPWA has released an online tool today to help nonprofits track federal funding to New York City social services. The Federal Funds Tracker uses interactive charts to outline how dozens of federal grants make their way to the city Administration for Children’s Services, Department of…

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Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

February 8, 2019

A new report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color in the nonprofit sector. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are…

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New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence bulletin

February 8, 2019

The Winter 2019 bulletin from the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is out. Statewide domestic violence listening tours, legislative updates, and a message from Executive Director Gwen Wright are all part of the issue. Plus, there are details on the state’s first-ever…

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Still Running Late: An analysis of NYC Agency Contracts in Fiscal Year 2018

February 1, 2019

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has a sequel to a report earlier this year detailing delays in contracts awarded to nonprofits. Still Running Late: An analysis of NYC Agency Contracts in Fiscal Year 2018 outlines an issue that has regularly vexed nonprofits that provide services such…

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Closing the Divide: Creating Equitable, Inclusive, and Affordable Communities

January 31, 2019

A new report released today examines housing in the New York City area. A total of 30 for-profit and nonprofit organizations were involved in the development of the report via the Regional Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable, which tackles issues such as tenant protections, affordable…

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Pennies For Charity: How professional fundraisers make money off nonprofits

November 27, 2018

A new report from Attorney General Barbara Underwood finds that one out of every three dollars given to charities go to professional fundraisers. The annual report examined 964 fundraising campaigns and the more than $1.18 billion they raised in 2017. Here are a few other…

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AmazonSmile donations this holiday season

November 13, 2018

Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070.  

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Why is childcare so expensive in New York?

November 5, 2018

A new report shows how childcare in New York state is among the most expensive in the nation. Infant care alone ($15,028) can cost more than half of the median income ($26,983) for a single-parent household, according to the report from Child Care Aware of…

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