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Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

March 3, 2018
Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

The average stay for homeless adults in New York City shelters was 383 days last year – 90 days longer than in 2013, the New York Post reports.

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Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

March 1, 2018
Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

A new print and online resource outlines hundreds of low and no-cost resources covering 21 areas of need, including jobs programs, health care, child care and nutrition, Carole Wacey, executive director of Women’s City Club of New York, writes in Amsterdam News.

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SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

February 22, 2018
SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

Despite a minimal budget, the New York City-based nonprofit Beauty for Freedom has helped victims of sex trafficking near and far, including through a recent art exhibition – and an unusual partnership – in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, NYN Media reports.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Protect Nonprofits Against Fraud

February 21, 2018

An interview with two technology experts discusses how nonprofits can use artificial intelligence to protect themselves against fraud, NonProfit Pro reports.

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Abuse hotlines saw a massive spike in calls after the Rob Porter scandal

February 21, 2018
Abuse hotlines saw a massive spike in calls after the Rob Porter scandal

There’s been a 33 percent spike in calls to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline ever since a photo emerged showing the black eye of an ex-wife of former White House aide Rob Porter, Vice News reports.

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THIS IS HOW NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT IS AFFECTING NONPROFITS RIGHT NOW

February 16, 2018
THIS IS HOW NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT IS AFFECTING NONPROFITS RIGHT NOW

“Where the City is contracting with nonprofits to provide services, the City must pay the full cost of that program, including the direct cost of providing the program and the indirect costs necessary to sustain the program and the organization running it.” Sharon Stapel, executive director of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, via NYN…

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Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

February 2, 2018
Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

If we want to have a just society, we need to start giving police officers parking tickets.   A just society would give police officers parking tickets for violating the same rules that they enforce writes Slate, especially given the ongoing practice of NYPD officers giving family and friends “get out of jail free” parking placards.

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Nonprofit Board Liabilities: What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Board?

January 31, 2018

Individual members of a nonprofit board can be held responsible by entities such as the IRS for the illegal actions of the organization, writes NonProfit Pro in an overview of the legal and fiduciary obligations of board members.

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NYN Media Insights PODCAST: The “Heart of Darkness” In NYC’S Child Welfare System

January 26, 2018
NYN Media Insights PODCAST: The “Heart of Darkness” In NYC’S Child Welfare System

If an extraterrestrial observed New York City’s family court, it might think it was part of a system designed to oppress people of color, says anthropologist Tina Lee, who discusses in the NYN Media Insights podcast her research into the city’s child welfare system.

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NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

January 18, 2018
NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

New York state and city sometimes fail to pay their nonprofit vendors on time, but a new rating system gives organizations a way to fight back, according to two nonprofit leaders who discuss the effort in the latest NYN Media Insights podcast.

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Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

January 15, 2018
Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

The current naturalization process imposes prohibitive costs that prevent some immigrants from applying for U.S. citizenship, but a public-private partnership called NaturalizeNY has made some progress in combating barriers, reports Science X.

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