What's Hot at HSC!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.
Save the Date for HSC's Leadership Awards Reception - 9/16/16
The Human Services Sector and the Next Big One: Are We Ready for Disaster!? - 8/3/16
HSC hosted a forum on Disaster Preparedness, “The Human Services Sector and the Next Big One: Are We Ready for Disaster!?,” to discuss how human services organizations can get prepared to coordinate with each other and government to provide services to communities immediately in response to disasters and what will be necessary to continue services in the years following. The event also featured the release of our report, "The Human Services Sector of NYC: How Ready Are We For Emergencies?"...Read more here.
HSC's Announces Community Portraits Small Grants Competition - 7/19/16
HSC is happy to announce a grant competition for its nonprofit members using data to address challenges in New York communities. HSC will award grants of $10,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The winning organizations will create data-based portraits that illuminate important issues in their neighborhood or field using indicators from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 350 indicators of human need and well-being...Learn more here.
HSC's 2016 State Legislative Session Wrap-up - 7/5/16
The 2016 legislative session came to a close this month with little fanfare. While our representatives agreed on fantasy sports and Sunday morning alcohol sales (the “Brunch Bill”), meaningful ethics reform and closing the LLC loophole eluded consensus. A number of new bills and reintroductions would affect the human services sector, but few were passed...Read more here.
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HSC In The NewsHSC Sets Out to Make Vital Changes Within the Nonprofit Sector
The Alliance is joining with Human Services Council of New York to amplify their efforts to address the structural problems facing so many nonprofit organizations with solutions such as creating an RFP Rating System and a Government Agency Contract Management Rater... Read more here.
$2B Housing Fund Inches Forward - 9/15/16
One day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo awarded $150 million of the $2 billion set aside to fund affordable and supportive housing projects, advocates applauded Cuomo for further directing New York State Division of Budget officials to sign a long awaited memorandum of understanding initiating a process to release additional promised funds. But the MOU detailing the governor’s plan to spend those funds is already facing some reluctance from the state Assembly and Senate, where they must be approved... Read more here.
The unintended consequences of ethics reform - 8/30/16
Without question Albany needs to make ethics reform a priority, which is why the goals of the recent anti-corruption bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be supported. At the same time, it’s important that we appreciate the unintended consequences this new law will have on nonprofits and think about how to reduce the growing compliance and financial burdens too many organizations face... Read more here.
Sesso, Palacio open dialogue on serving the vulnerable after disasters - 8/4/16
Nonprofits have become more experienced at responding to emergencies in the nearly four years since Hurricane Sandy, but funding issues, communication gaps and confusion over roles could stymie future responses, according to a report issued Aug. 3 by the Human Services Council, an umbrella group of 170 social services providers...Read more here.
Grant Competition Launches to Fund Nonprofits Using Data to Solve Challenges in New York Communities - 7/21/16
HSC will award grants of $10,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The winning organizations will create data-based portraits that illuminate important issues in their neighborhood or field using indicators from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 350 indicators of human need and well-being...Read more here.
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