Premier NYC Non-Profit Went from Blue Chip to Sinking Ship?

Monday, March 16, 2015

City and state regulators failed to foresee the financial troubles of a city non-profit that serves more than 100,000 residents a year.

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When it Comes to Big Giving, New York Trails California

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.



New Sandy Relief Grants to Target Volunteer Groups

Monday, July 01, 2013

While those affected from Sandy continue to rebuild, there's new help for volunteers.

The non-profit Citizens Committee of New York will be awarding micro-grants of up to $2,000 to support volunteer-led groups, rather than individuals.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Spreading Literacy Around the World

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Former Microsoft executive John Wood tells about leaving his lucrative career at the age of 35 to found the nonprofit Room to Read and build libraries around the world. In Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy he shares stories of the people Room to Read works to help: impoverished children whose schools and villages have been swept away by war or natural disaster and girls whose educations would otherwise be ignored.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charities Posting Bail

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Robin G. Steinberg, executive director of The Bronx Defenders, discusses the Bronx Freedom Fund, a program that helps Bronx residents pay bail and avoid time in jail when they can't afford it, and the new New York State law that allows charities to do this.

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As City Faces Cuts, Study Finds Non-Profit Sector Is Largest Private Employer

Monday, May 07, 2012

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing more cuts to non-profit social services, particularly to low-income childcare programs, a study released Monday by the Fiscal Policy Institute shows that the non-profit sector is the largest employer in the city's private economy.

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NYS Requests Financial Records from Nonprofits

Thursday, August 25, 2011


New York State is making good on a promise to closely examine the financial records of state-funded nonprofit organizations. A newly-created task force has asked non-profits to provide detailed information, including salaries of top executives earning over $100,000, annual revenue and how much money they pay out to grant recipients.



Financial 411: Is Democracy Good for Charities in the Age of Facebook?

Monday, July 19, 2010


JP Morgan Chase and American Express are turning to users of social media to decide how to make their charitable gifts. The New York Times' Kate Taylor reports that's causing consternation and competition in the world of nonprofits.