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Foundation Center and GuideStar have merged to form Candid.

February 8, 2019
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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 not changed,” reads the email. “We remain committed to ongoing…

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

February 8, 2019
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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 up receiving their food benefits early in recent weeks. “While…

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

February 8, 2019
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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 Social Services, Department of Youth and Community Development and the…

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Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

February 8, 2019
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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 more likely to be in administrative roles and are more…

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

February 1, 2019
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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 as homeless shelters, domestic violence counseling, foster care, and drug…

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

January 31, 2019
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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 housing, mobility, and segregation. The goal of the report was…

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AmazonSmile donations this holiday season

November 13, 2018
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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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The Lang Report: 5 Recommendations To Better Support Domestic Violence Survivors

October 29, 2018
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A new report from Safe Horizon is filled with data on domestic violence and those it affects. The report was commissioned by the nonprofit to better understand how to support survivors. The 24-page report contains lots of information about associated issues, but concludes with five recommendations focused on these five areas: Shelter funding Trauma treatment…

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NYC Service & NPCC Release Report on the Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on NYC Nonprofit Boards

October 26, 2018
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A new report shows that New York City nonprofit boards have diversity problems. It’s not that nonprofit leaders want it to be so; it’s just that they just don’t know how to promote greater inclusion, according to the study published on Oct. 25 by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and NYC Service. “This…

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Not Reaching the Door: Homeless Students Face Many Hurdles On Their Way To School

October 17, 2018
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A new report from the city Independent Budget Office examines the barriers faced by homeless public school students on their way to school. Obstacles include the demographics of students living in temporary shelters, how housing and school placements can conflict, and how the homeless shelter system can hamper academic performance. Here are a few takeaways:…

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