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Hurricane Katrina Relief

For information on making donations or volunteering to help with the hurricane relief effort please, click here.

House Passes Federal Youth Coordination Act

On November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Youth Coordination Act by a vote of 353-62.  Representative Tom Osborne (R-NE), the bill's sponsor, thanked the National Collaboration for Youth and its member organizations for their grassroots support, which helped propel the legislation.  The Act establishes a Federal Youth Development Council that will improve communication among federal agencies serving youth, assess youths' needs, set goals for helping them, and expand effective programs.  The next step is to build support for the Act in the Senate.  For more information about the Act and to contact your Senators, click here.

Helping Families Address the Long-Range Effects of Disaster Through Case Management - a Brief Presented by the National Assembly

The importance of inter-agency case management has emerged as government and nonprofit agencies strive to help individuals and families cope with the effects of recent disasters.  A group of members suggested that the Assembly put together a brief on what comprises good case management.  Essentially, the concern was and is that case management become an asset for families not a liability, such as another layer of bureaucracy.  Also, that government decision makers recognize and build upon the case management expertise that already exists. This brief is released with thanks to colleagues from The Salvation Army, Lutheran Services in America, American Red Cross and the National Urban League, who either had input to or reviewed drafts.


Pub_Spotlight2005 Management Compensation Survey *

This survey is sponsored annually by The National Health Council and The National Human Services Assembly. It represents primarily the national offices of health, human and youth service organizations that are members of The National Health Council and The National Human Services Assembly. This year’s report includes individual position summary tables for 78 positions. The tables contain base salary statistics for each position reported by total respondents, geographical location, organization type, organization budget, total employees and time in position. This report is available in print or by download.

Price: $75.00

To order your copy, click here.

*National Assembly member CEOs and HR Directors were each sent a complimentary copy. If you didn't receive your, please contact

Federal Government Should Invest in People First

An Editorial by National Assembly President Irv Katz

Just as parents view expenditures for their children's education and their purchase of a home as investments in the future, the federal government, as agent of the caring American people, needs to recognize its sustained responsibility to invest in people who do not have the choice to invest in education or buy a house, let alone feed their family or pay the rent. The programs on the federal chopping block are those that help keep people on an even keel and allow them and their families the opportunity to move forward.  To read the full editorial, click here .

National Assembly Members Respond to Hurricane Katrina

National Assembly members have made a dramatic impact in response to the recent devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Organizations such as American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of the USA, Lutheran Services in America, National Urban League, NeighborWorks America, Points of Light Foundation, The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities, United Way of America, Volunteers of America, YMCA of the USA, Youth Service America and YWCA USA. Please click here to find out what Assembly members are doing to respond this disaster.

New CEO/ED Institute Launched with Notre Dame University!

Through a shared commitment to collaboration in strengthening nonprofit management, the National Human Services Assembly and the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business are sponsoring a unique institute for new Chief Executive Officers. For three days, recently appointed CEOs of nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to join their peers in exploring the most challenging issues that impact their multiple roles. The institute will be held at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame on March 22-24, 2006. For more information and to register, please download the registration packet. (PDF)

New Website for F.I.L.M. Project

National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) and Heartland Film Festival's Truly Moving Pictures have teamed together in a collaborative new project called F.I.L.M, an acronym for “Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies.” The literacy and film program encourages youth associated with NCY organizations around the country to screen the program’s featured films, read the books/scripts associated with the film, utilize the activity guides, and participate in related service projects. By participating in F.I.L.M, youth will gain an appreciation for literature and film and will be inspired to realize their full capabilities.  All children can be affected by the positive messages exuded by the films, literature, and activities. Visit for more information about the project and the latest film, DreamWorks Pictures' Dreamer: inspired by a True Story starring Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell.

Essence of Leadership Awards Presented on September 8

The National Human Services Assembly honored five leaders in the national human services sector on Thursday September 8 at an awards reception held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  M. Cass Wheeler of the American Heart Association was honored with the Award for Excellence in National Executive Leadership. Geoff Biosi and Ray Chambers, founders of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership were presented the Award for Excellence in National Board Leadership. Representative Tom Osborne of Nebraska was honored with the Award for Excellence in National Civic Leadership along with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. For more about each honoree and their achievements, click here.

Thirteen National Assembly Member CEO's Named to The Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50

Thirteen National Assembly member CEO's, including our own, were named to the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50, which appears in the August 2005 edition. The National Assembly would like to congratulate and recognize the following CEO's for their outstanding contribution to our field; W. Todd Bassett, The Salvation Army; Shay Bilchik, Child Welfare League of America; Ami Dar, Action Without Borders/; Brian Gallagher, United Way of America; Kenneth Gladish, YMCA of the USA; Robert Goodwin, Points of Light Foundation; Charles Gould, Volunteers of America; Irv Katz, National Human Services Assembly; Mark Morial, National Urban League; William Novelli, AARP; Roxanne Spillett, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Jill Schuman, Lutheran Services in America; and Roy Williams, Boy Scouts of America. For more information, click here.



Initiatives & Coalitions

National Collaboration  for Youth

Family Strengthening Policy Center
IMPACT: A Fund for Change Through Volunteerism

New CEO/ED Institute Launched with Notre Dame University! Click here.

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