As a nonprofit leader, here’s why I practice the ‘Joy at Missing Out’
Pulling back from the public eye allows new colleagues to come in – and for their life experiences, ideas, and visions to come to the fore.
Opinion: Medicaid prescription changes threaten patients and safety net providers
The federal 340B drug pricing program that serves low-income and underserved patients is about to be stripped of funding which may reduce STD and COVID-19 treatment services in New York.
Opinion: Government contract reform is a must for social sector nonprofits
The failure to pay has persisted and come at the cost of offering competitive wages.
Opinion: Increasing CUNY and SUNY tuition is a working and middle-class tax increase in disguise
It’s time for the state to reinvest in both institutions and follow through on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vision for higher education.
Opinion: Reimagining paratransit requires federal leadership and funding
While New York City and state can leverage their collective dollars to improve this service, the fed should also pay and provide oversight to ensure quality into the 21st century.
Opinion: How to help New Yorkers by reducing red tape for nonprofits
There are a handful of egregiously burdensome requirements in the city contracting process which could be eliminated or reduced without comprising accountability.
Opinion: Racial Equity Reports are a new and valuable resource for developing affordable housing
These disclosure statements offer important neighborhood and project data that can assist community members and stakeholders in evaluating development and land use proposals.
Commentary: This month, it's dollars and dreams for young New Yorkers
Almost 145,000 children were signed up for New York City Scholarship accounts via NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.
Opinion: Thousands of NYCHA tenants forgotten under Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Residents in public housing deserve the same relief that millions of renters received across the state, but instead face mass evictions.
Real Talk: A New Year’s check in on New York City contract delays
While there is continued improvement, an analysis finds that much remains to do for nonprofits waiting to get paid.
Opinion: Public banks can help New York meet its ambitious climate goals
Such institutions are created by governments and charted to serve the public interest, rather than propping up harmful industries.
Opinion: NYC’s nightmarish plan to prohibit physical mail in jails should be abandoned
A move to digitize this correspondence has proved in the past to dramatically undermine the expressive and privacy rights of both incarcerated and unincarcerated people.
Opinion: Further reforms needed to keep discrimination out of Long Island housing
Nonprofit watchdog Housing Rights Initiative found that despite multiple efforts to protect the use of Section 8 vouchers, barriers for prospective tenants persist.
Opinion: Why nonprofit leaders should discuss past mistakes as 2023 gets underway
A new year brings opportunity for worthwhile discussions and there is tremendous relief that comes with chatting about our setbacks and being our true selves when seeking solutions.
Opinion: Hospitals that get tax breaks without fully reinvesting in communities hurt all New Yorkers
New legislation would create an office of health care accountability to reverse this trend and provide more affordable, accessible and transparent services.
New York urgently needs medication abortion on its college campuses
Passing legislation to require pill distribution in public universities can relieve the pressure on clinical abortion providers and remove barriers to access for students.
Commentary: With rising premiums on the horizon, should nonprofits go self-insured?
Some organizations are paying for individual employee health claims out of pocket instead of through a monthly, fixed premium to a health insurance carrier.
Opinion: Congress’ last chance to feed hungry kids
New York’s congressional delegation should seize the moment to restore lapsed aid programs, pull kids out of poverty and put food on the table for millions of our neighbors across the state.