Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Executive Director Job Tomkins County

The Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County (ADCTC), a private non-profit 501(c)3 substance abuse outpatient counseling center, invites resumes for the position of Executive Director. Interested applicants should hold a graduate degree in Business Management, Healthcare Administration, or a related field, along with a history of successful not-for-profit leadership and organizational development.

This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for formulating and implementing organizational goals to further the philosophy and mission of ADCTC. The Executive Director will also spearhead the organization’s development, fundraising, and community outreach functions. Knowledge of the substance abuse field is a plus.

ADCTC is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, plus comprehensive benefits.

Please send resumes to: E.D. Search Committee, Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, 201 E. Green St., Fifth floor, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850.

Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 IHS Conference

The Institute for Human Services (IHS) is pleased to present the IHS Annual Conference entitled, “Creating Opportunities” on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the Hotel Radisson Corning, Corning NY.

This conference is designed for nonprofit and human service professionals, throughout the Southern Tier. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a full buffet breakfast for all participants. This conference provides three concurrent workshop tracks that address current trends and techniques that nonprofits can take back to their organization to improve their work environment and organizational potential.

Track one, “Health & Wellness for You & Your Nonprofit,” led by Kelli Mannon, Director of the Steuben Rural Health Network at IHS, will address different ways to improve the overall well-being of your work place. The session will help organizations to implement no cost-low cost workplace wellness programs.

“Census Data, Data Application and Data mapping,” presented by Arthur Bakis, of the US Census Bureau, Boston, MA will explain what data is available from the 2010 Census and the expansion on data available. Justin Grigg, GIS Specialist at Alfred University, will demonstrate how this data can then be developed into a visual map or graph. Bill Caudill and Kevin Williams of IHS will present how this information can be used for strategic planning and grant applications.

“Financial Strategies for Nonprofits: From Goal Setting to Performance Dashboards”, is designed for executives, senior management and board members. Presenters include Michael O’Brian and Alan Adams of Wells Fargo Advisors presenting on how organizations can establish goals and use data driven short and long term planning to help financially manage their nonprofit. This track also features development of organizational “Dashboards” presented by Bernie Burns, Executive Director of The Arc of Steuben and Patrick Rogers, Executive Director of IHS.

Patrick Rogers, Executive Director of the IHS said, “Each year IHS provides the annual conference with three tracks of educational programming, tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit frontline and support staff, management professionals and board members. This year’s topics will be especially relevant in light of changes occurring on the state and national level and the evolving needs in our organizations.”

Following the conference from 12:15 to 1:00p.m., all board members and executive and senior management staff are invited to attend the Southern Tier Nonprofit Executive Director (STNED) Networking Session.

There will an additional registration for a buffet lunch and afternoon workshop sponsored by IHS and the Community Foundation featuring “Managing Your Risk & Maximizing Your Investment” which will be held from 1:00 to 3:00p.m. Harry Bucciferro, Marshall and Sterling Insurance and Andrew Marietta, NYCON will present topics that include developing a risk management plan, reducing possible risks and tips to effectively manage your nonprofit volunteers. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a case study exercise and will receive volunteer management training from 2-1-1 HELPLINE’S Give Help.

The registration form will be available shortly. Agencies will be able to register online or by mail. Visit IHS for more info.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spending Cuts, Filing Information, and More from Nonprofit Advocacy Matters

Cuts, Cuts and more Cuts
The National Council of Nonprofits reported in their newsletter, "Nonprofit Advocacy Matters", that Spending cuts were the consistent theme throughout Washington last week as the President, during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, called for a five-year freeze in non-defense discretionary spending. Also on Tuesday, the House adopted a resolution capping spending for the current fiscal year at or below the levels provided in fiscal 2008. This limit is expected to produce budget cuts this year of $55 billion to $60 billion. In addition, the recommendations of the Republican Study Committee to cut $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years were incorporated in the proposed Spending Reduction Act. Among many items, that bill would block spending for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and for national service programs. The legislation is not expected to be brought up in the House, but it does provide a roadmap for the areas that are being targeted for reductions in the future.

Federal Regulations and Job Creation
Federal regulations are frequently criticized for frustrating job creation, and the President and House Republicans are taking steps to identify key problem areas. On January 18, President Obama signed an executive order on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review calling for "a government wide review" of federal rules and regulations to remove those "that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive." The order was accompanied by an op-ed by the President published in the Wall Street Journal. In the House, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has created a website asking employers to identify government regulations and practices that either help or inhibit job creation. The website asks for responses to the questions: "Where does Washington help, and where does it hurt?" The National Council wants to know your ideas about particular rules or regulations that need improving.

Form 1099 Filing Requirements
There is strong momentum for repeal of the new tax-reporting requirement in the health care law that, starting in 2012, will require nonprofits and for-profit businesses to report aggregate payments to vendors in excess of $600 for goods and other property. A bill introduced last week by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), S.18, has bipartisan support and is paid for by rescinding prior appropriations. A second proposal introduced by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), S.72, has no offsets. A House bill, H.R.4, has broad bipartisan support. President Obama expressed support for repeal of the requirement during his State of the Union address.