What's Hot at HSC!HSC's Restore Opportunity Now Campaign Launch 12/8/16
HSC recently opted to remove a few seats from our boardroom as a way to make quicker decisions, engage more members and improve our advocacy efforts for the nonprofit sector. Click here to read the full article.Get your tickets for LAR 2016!!
Click here, to make a donation and get your tickets for HSC's annual Leadership Awards Reception.Community Portraits Press Release - 10/5/16
HSC will award $10,000 grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The winning organizations submitted projects that illuminate important issues in their community using indicators from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 350 indicators of human need and well-being. Read the full press release here.
HSC's New Board - 9/16/16
On Wednesday, September 14, HSC members voted in a new Board of Directors during the Annual Membership Meeting. The Board Slate can be found here. HSC would like to thank all of its members and Board members for your continued support and participation.
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HSC In The NewsPositioning themselves as a bulwark against Trump, nonprofits re-frame funding requests
Social services providers urged Mayor de Blasio to provide a $50 million increase to cover increasing administrative costs and stressed that supporting their organizations has only become more critical under a Trump administration. HSC and other advocates are urging City Hall to add money to the “Other Than Personal Services” (OTPS) budget line, which covers non-staffing costs such as utilities, rents, office equipment and repairs. Read more here.
NPQ: Nonprofit Wage Ghettos and What We Should Do about Them
...Advocating for expansion of necessary services without advocating for a living wage for the workforce needed for such an expansion becomes purposeful neglect of a well-studied inequity. This is inexcusable and entirely counterproductive, in that it does not cleave to the value set that distinguishes nonprofits in the highly sensitive and growing fields in which wage poverty is almost a given... Read more here.
NYN Daily: November 16, 2016
HSC to evaluate value-based payments: The Human Services Council will lead an initiative to identify the policy, funding, and other changes necessary to ensure that the human services sector successfully adapts to a value-based payment model. It is forming a commission - chaired by former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Lilliam Barrios-Paoli - comprised of leaders with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, government, philanthropy, and academia who will work together to unpack the implications of VBP for nonprofit human services providers, construct a viable model for them to operate successfully, and develop a roadmap designed to support this shift. Read more here.
Reforms in the Works for Vendex
The city is backing efforts to reform the decades-old system that maintains information on billions of dollars of contracts. During a Nov. 7 hearing by the City Council’s Committee on Contracts, Michael Owh, director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, said that with a little fine tuning, the administration could generally support three bills to modernize and streamline the Vendor Information Exchange known as VENDEX. Read more here.
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