Friday, March 16, 2012

Nonprofit Job Posting Special

Is your nonprofit looking to reach a new audience of active job seekers? The Nonprofit Job Seeker, the official career center of The NonProfit Times, is offering a job posting special that will expand the reach that your listing will get. Here are the details:

Featured Employer Special $895

What's included:

  • Online 30 day posting on our career center.
  • Also posted at indeed.com.
  • Listed in feature job section of main page of The Nonprofit Job Seeker.
  • 30-day banner ad on The Nonprofit Job Seeker, site-wide.
  • Job tweeted to @nptjobs & @Nonprofittimes Twitter list 3x each.
  • All ads are automatically posted to our Facebook career center page.
  • Job listed in the digital and print editions of The NonProfit Times.
  • Posting on this blog.
  • Banner ad on NPT Jobs eNewsletter.
  • BONUS: Ad will be posted in the Job of The Week section in our weekly eNewsletter.
Interested in taking advantage of this opportunity? Register to post on our site, and then contact Janice Freedman at 973-401-0202 x.219 or by e-mail at janice@nptimes.com.

Standards For Tax Revenue Tougher For WI Nonprofits

Delavan, Wisc.-based nonprofits didn't have to jump through many hoops to get a share of the city's room tax revenue in past years. Organizations would simply request it during a council budgeting meeting and hope for the best.

Things will be significantly different this year. Walworth County Today has reported that nonprofits in Delavan must now prove their events have the potential to fill hotel rooms. The city collected $252,000 in room taxes last year, and statutes state that 17.5 percent of that money must be used for the promotion of tourism activities that will bring money to restaurants and hotels. Therefore, $44,110 will be available for nonprofits this year.

The change in rules for grant eligibility will make the competition for dollars stiffer than ever. It also has the potential to disqualify nonprofits that were eligible for the money in the past. Here's how the new process will work: Organizations must fill out an application and go before a committee that consists of one council member, two hotel industry representatives, local restaurant owners, and others who will have a stake in getting people to the city. The nonprofit will be grilled on many details, including how it will track the success of the event.

This will definitely be a more time-consuming process for nonprofits than in the past, but it will also force them to think more carefully about the events they plan. You can read the full article in Walworth County Today.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Texas Planned Parenthood CEO Arrested For Indecent Exposure

The CEO of a Texas Planned Parenthood branch was arrested Monday afternoon after he exposed his genitals at a Lubbock, Texas baseball field.

KCBD-Texas, an affiliate of CBS News, reported that Ray Thornton agreed to take a leave of absence from his position at the Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock one day after he posted a $750 bail on the charge of indecent exposure. As of this writing it is not clear how long Thornton will be absent from his position, but the organization quickly announced a replacement: Tara Haskell, who previously served as the organization's Director of Finance.

Thornton expressed deep regret for causing distraction from the organization's goals in a statement released to KCBD-Texas. "I will work with my attorney through the appropriate court process to correct any misinformation and take responsibility for errors," he continued.

You can read more about this story on KCBD's website.

March 15 Issue Released

Today is the Ides of March, but there's no reason to beware. Why? Because the new issue of The NonProfit Times has just been released! Let's take a look at what's inside the latest issue:

Articles
  • A Tree Grows In Direct Response: Direct response Guru Larry May sits down with Glen Beasley, director of direct marketing of the National Arbor Day Foundation. The two talk about various subjects, including the organization's history and how they handle "tree fulfillment."
  • LGBT Groups Gain Mainstream Recognition For Community-Wide Grants: Civic leaders were trying to raise money in 2000 for a Latino Cultural Center, so one same-sex couple thought they’d tap into some of their friends and raise perhaps as much as $5,000.
  • Cancer Walk Competitors Busy In Wake Of Komen DebacleIn what could be considered an incredible coincidence, during the first three weeks of February the Avon Foundation for Wom­en aired 6,000 commercials promoting its breast cancer awareness and research walks that start in April, including the one in New York City, which isn’t until October.
Column:
  • Why Me?Is the assumption that all those prospective donors out there share your appreciation for your cause a tactical mistake? You bet it is.
Check out more about the issue, including the featured nonprofit job and marketplace listing, on our website!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nonprofit CFO Accused Of Embezzlement

A top executive of a Bronx, N.Y.-based nonprofit was indicted by the state Attorney General's Office for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

The New York Post reported today that Clement Gardner, who was the chief financial officer (CFO) of the Christian Community Benevolent Association (CCBA), allegedly embezzled at least $75,000 dollars in funds. The indictment alleges that Gardner wrote the checks to himself from 2004 to 2007, writing false memo lines to cover himself. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday that his office launched the corruption probe after getting a referral from the FBI.

The indictment of Gardner is the first result from an ongoing probe of nonprofits with ties to state lawmakers. CCBA was previously run by Bronx state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., who steered $500,000 in state grants to the nonprofit.

Gardner is currently being held without bail as he awaits a hearing. He has claimed he wrote the checks because he was not being paid for the work he was doing for CCBA. You can read the full story in The New York Post.

Featured Job: President/CEO

Looking for a good executive job? The Village Network, based in Smithville, OH, is looking to hire a new President/CEO.

Established in 1946, The Village Network specializes in the treatment and care of troubled youth. The President/CEO reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is involved in the following critical areas of the organization:
  • Children's treatment;
  • Human resources;
  • Fundraising;
  • Maintenance of buildings;
  • Grounds and equipment;
  • Fiscal management;
  • Volunteerism;
  • Licensing and accreditation; and,
  • Public relations.
All these responsibilities are in addition to the day-to-day CEO duties, such as ensuring the continued growth of the organization and overseeing the budget (which is over $25 million). 

It goes without saying that this is an extremely high-level job. As a result, you will need to have a wealth of experience at your disposal. The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
  • Extensive experience with fundraising, building partnerships with stakeholders, and development and implementation of organizational strategy.
  • Master's Degree with both clinical and nonprofit business experience or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of related experience.
  • Math, reasoning, and computer skills, including spreadsheet management, are of great importance.
  • Must have a valid driver's licence and be able to drive to various locations throughout Ohio and, occasionally, out of state.
Interested? Apply for this job on our website

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Featured Job: Meeting Coordinator

The New Jersey Association for Justice, based in Trenton, NJ, is looking for a highly experienced meeting coordinator to help plan its various meetings and events.

The ideal applicant will have excellent negotiation skills, an ability to deal with all types of people, computer proficiency (specifically Microsoft Office programs), and superb on-site operations experience. If chosen, the candidate will report to the Executive Director and manage legal education meetings for the Association. These meetings range from the small (15) to the large (2,300). The coordinator will also manage high-level gatherings, such as executive and Board of Directors meetings.

Here are some additional qualifications needed:
  • 4-year college degree in related field.
  • Experience dealing with a volunteer-based committee environment.
  • At least 2 years experience in all facets of meetings management.
  • Strong background in budget management and conference reconciliation.
Interested? Apply for this job via our career center.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Live From SXSW

One of the largest entertainment festivals in the country, South By Southwest (SXSW) kicked off last Friday in Austin, Tex. The event is a mecca for music film, and entertainment fans, as well as people interested in hearing about the latest advancements in social media and other technologies. Prominent panel speakers have already taken the stage, including former Vice President Al Gore, Napster founder Sean Parker, and author and scientist Ray Kurzweil.

Amy Sample Ward of NTEN is covering SxSW for The NonProfit Times and will be filing blog posts throughout the event. You can follow her posts for us on our website or click the links below:
We will be posting new articles to the site as they come. Keep an eye on our Live From SXSW Feed for the latest updates.

Featured Job: Executive Director

New England Village, a campus-based residential community for adults with disabilities based in Pemboke, Mass., is looking to hire a new Executive Director.

As you might expect, the Executive Director (ED) plays a big role at New England Village. The chosen applicant will work with the Board of Directors to provide a vision for the future of the organization. This will include playing a primary role in purchasing service contracts from the state, managing construction and renovation projects, fundraising, and much more. The ED will also work with New England Village's senior management team to establish annual and long-term organizational goals, and will be actively involved with new staff and program development. You're going to have a lot of responsibilities, so make sure you are excellent at multitasking.

Speaking of requirements, here's a list of things you must have to be considered:

  • Experience leading and managing organizations or units of compatible purpose and similar complexity.
  • Experience with state and federal contract negotiations and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement is preferable.
  • Demonstrated skills internally of communication and inspiration, including team-building and participatory decision-making, and externally of organizational representation, including the formation of strategic partnerships.
  • A comprehensive professional understanding of and background in working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Four-year college degree in related field.
To make things even better, the job is in an ideal location: Only 35 miles south from Boston! Interested? Apply for the job on our website.

Investigators: Nonprofit Faked Job Placements

A nonprofit hired by New York City to help residents find jobs falsified 1,400 job placements, according to NYC investigators.

ABC News reported Saturday that Seedco, which operates in 14 states and Washington, D.C., used data from past and current clients to falsely claim they had placed the individuals in jobs. The NYC Department of Investigation claims the organization also claimed credit for placing people in jobs they'd lost before they sought help. The city's investigation found 1,400 false claims from 2010 to 2011, but there could be many more because of the city law permitting the shredding of documents.

City officials first learned of the allegations against Seedco in an August column in The New York Times. The matter was quickly referred to investigators after the article was published. The nonprofit's $22.2 million contracts with NYC are to be reassigned over the next two months.

Barbara Dwyer Gunn, president and CEO of Seedco, said in a statement that they "deeply regret" what happened at the local Workforce1 centers which they ran. She said the organization fired the employees responsible and implemented policy changes to ensure their data is accurate.

You can read the full story in ABC News.