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Statement to American Medical Association opposing Physician Assisted Suicide

David V. HunterOctober 25, 2016 I have been employed in health service for my entire career, first…See More
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Powerful & Disruptive: Reclaim the Internet - Agnes Török & The Dangerous Women Project

We are facing an online epidemic of violence against women. Of threats and harassment. We must #ReclaimTheInternet. BIG NEWS: I am releasing a book - more ab...
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"I AM SHAKESPEARE" Private Film Screening & Fundraiser at Common Ground High School, New Haven CT

November 19, 2016 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Site Projects & Sites.Camera.Projections 2016 presentI AM Shakespeare (The Henry Green Story)A…See More
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USNH I: Britten, Haydn, Shostakovich at Unitarian Society of New Haven

October 29, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Youth, Whimsy, and CapriceDmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 36Joseph Haydn:…See More
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"Newtown": Film Screening and Panel Discussion at SCSU John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

November 10, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Join the SCSU community for a special screening of the film Newtown, which chronicles the aftermath…See More
Susan Huizenga posted a video

Untapped Resource: WPAA-TV and Community Media Center

2016 Summer Youth Interviews to discover the story of WPAA-TV in Wallingford CT. Common thread found. Tell Your own story.
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NPQ & YNPN Series on Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

Research and Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector: Implications for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In this important article from NPQ’s EDI series, two researchers raise important questions every nonprofit and philanthropy should consider in the way nonprofits design research and use data. Let’s talk about it!

The post Research and Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector: Implications for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

Journeying toward Diversity: Voices for Children Rethinks Its Volunteer Recruitment Strategy

Interviews with foster youth led this local nonprofit to believe that it was most important to have supportive caring adults as advocates. But what if they could include community demographics as a consideration? That would set an example of what a truly reflective and inclusive volunteer community could look like.

The post Journeying toward Diversity: Voices for Children Rethinks Its Volunteer Recruitment Strategy appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

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Beth's Blog: Nonprofits and Social Media

The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout


Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director

Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event.   (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). The event, a one-day conference designed to share the world’s most successful fundraisers’ secrets to success, most valuable tips and tools, and sources of inspiration.  … Read More

A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush

Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush

We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers.   Year-end giving campaigns.   With Giving Tuesday just around the corner, the kick off the that busy time of year for most nonprofit development directors and their teams is just ramping up.    … Read More

Let’s Step It Up: Join Me for a Walking Challenge

The Surgeon General in partnership with Fitbit has issued the Step It Up! Challenge open to all Americans, running from October 13, 2016 at 12:01 AM PDT and ends on October 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT.   The idea is to encourage people to walk more to improve health and raise awareness about making cities more walkable.  … Read More

Tides Foundation - Infrastructure for Social Change

EPIP Positions Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as Mission Critical

by Irini Neofotistos, Advisor, Tides The 2016 Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference took place in Baltimore last week. The three-day event was attended by 200 rising leaders that came from around the country to learn, connect and recharge. It is that rare space which encourages authentic conversations. The majority of the participants were [...]

Why Nonprofit Offices Should Include Shared Space: Key Considerations When Your Organization Gets Into Real Estate

By Saul Ettlin, Collaboration + Space Manager, Tides Your nonprofit organization has reached an exciting turning point: you’re ready to get out of the rental market and build a lasting asset. Organizational leadership has signed off on buying or constructing a building or office space for your organization, and you’re starting to move through the [...]

Strategy Is About Focus and Knowing When to Say No

From the Trenches of a Turnaround When I started at Tides I was the fourth CEO in four years, many indicators were pointing down, and the organization had just weathered layoffs. I was brought in to restore the organization’s legacy of impact and to clarify our purpose and strategy for the future. Well-meaning board members, [...]


Become feedly’s wordsmith

Hello! In the next 3 months, we will be announcing a major new offering and rolling out several partnership programs. We are looking for a prolific and talented content creator to write and produce various types of content and blog regularly, to … Continue reading "Become feedly’s wordsmith"

New feedly Pro with notes and highlights

Notes and Highlights Reading shapes what you know, who you are, and how you think. Reading is your silent teacher and mentor. With the new highlights feature, you can easily save the magic moments when you connect to new ideas … Continue reading "New feedly Pro with notes and highlights"

What Goes Down Better Come Up a.k.a. Adventures in Hbase Diagnostics

Earlier this year, the feedly cloud had a rough patch: API requests and feed updates started slowing down, eventually reaching the point where we experienced outages for a few days during our busiest time of the day (weekday mornings). For … Continue reading "What Goes Down Better Come Up a.k.a. Adventures in Hbase Diagnostics"

Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

The Trend: Live Video Streaming In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an … Continue reading "Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming"

6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling

If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards. With social experiences like Twitter and … Continue reading "6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling"


This Giving Season, Find a Worthy Charity with Online Reviews

Redwood City, December 16, 2013/ and GuideStar ( GreatNonprofits (, the largest nonprofit review site (think Yelp for nonprofits), lets people quickly find charities doing the most good, helping them donate wisely in this season of giving. Donors can find worthy nonprofit organizations based on nearly 200,000 real-life stories of impact, written by volunteers, donors and beneficiaries. For years, people were urged to look at overhead ratios (

Philanthropedia Identifies Highest-Performing Nonprofits in Two Cause Areas: People with Disabilities (National); and Climate Change (Bay Area)

Donors Searching for Worthy Charities to Support This Holiday Season Get a Helping Hand with Top Nonprofit Rankings Washington, DC—December 5, 2013—Philanthropedia (, a division of leading nonprofit information provider GuideStar (, today announced new rankings of the top 16 nonprofits supporting people with disabilities nationally and the top 18 nonprofits working on climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area. The rankings are based on in-depth

Financial SCAN 2.0 Delivers Deep Analysis of Nonprofit Financial Fitness

GuideStar and Nonprofit Finance Fund Upgrade the Only Online Service for Clear and Comprehensive Nonprofit Financial Health Assessment WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y.–Nov. 19, 2013–Today GuideStar ( and Nonprofit Finance Fund ( (NFF) launched version 2.0 of Financial SCAN (Situation and Comparables ANalysis), the only online service that provides comprehensive yet easy-to-understand analysis of U.S. nonprofits’ financial health. Financial SCAN (http:

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October 20th is Community Media Day: We celebrate MidLife Matters

Posted by Susan Huizenga on October 20, 2016 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Producers of Community Media invest themselves: Some to make-a-difference. For Community Media Day Oct 20th WPAA-TV is honored to announce the that local Producer Georgian Lussier is being recognized for her investment in informing her viewers as recipient of the Rika Welsh Award from the NorthEast Region Alliance…


Greater New Haven Community Index 2016

Posted by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 20, 2016 at 11:21am 0 Comments

How do local residents rate their overall health? How safe do they feel in their neighborhoods? Are they satisfied with the region’s job opportunities? What is the availability of childcare? These and hundreds of other questions relating to wellbeing, economic opportunity and quality of life in the…


Statement to American Medical Association opposing Physician Assisted Suicide

Posted by David V. Hunter on October 25, 2016 at 11:29am 0 Comments

David V. Hunter

October 25, 2016


I have been employed in health service for my entire career, first in the emergency medical response field and for the past 38 years I have worked in the post-acute, long term care and home and community-based services fields. I currently serve as president & chief executive officer for a nonprofit continuum of care organization in New Haven, Connecticut. This…


Hospice Volunteers Needed in New Haven

Posted by Michelle Traub on October 14, 2016 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people? Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Home Care at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Three days of training will be provided in New Haven on…


Domestic Violence Is About Male Domination & Control. GET HELP!

Posted by N'Zinga Shani on October 15, 2016 at 10:00am 1 Comment

Men do not beat up or abuse their female partners because they love them! Get Help Quickly!

It’s frightening in 2016 to hear a young woman in her teens or early twenties making excuses for her abuser by saying things such as:

¨     “My boyfriend is just crazy jealous. He does not…


Job Opening: Hartford Interval House seeks new executive director

Posted by Catherine Bradshaw on October 17, 2016 at 10:35am 0 Comments

Hartford Interval House, a, respected, mission-critical nonprofit organization focused on empowering women, men and their children to overcome intimate partner and domestic abuse, is seeking a new executive director to launch its next phase of growth.

The agency’s next leader will possess strong strategic and operational acumen and the ideal candidate will serve as a powerful spokesperson for the organization to a broad range of audiences. The next…



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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its Prescription

A partnership between a Boston health clinic and a local grocery shows what economic development can do when it makes community health a priority.

Peter Block Talks Community, the Consumer Culture and the Promise of Learning

Peter shares his unique perspective on challenging the status quo in his interview with "About Campus" executive editor Frank Shushok, Jr.

Are We There Yet?

John explores two underlying questions raised by his recent book, co-authored with Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann: How will we know when we have departed the consumer culture? and How will we know we have arrived?

Open Street Project

Announcing a new phase of the Open Streets movement!

As part of the 2016 International Open Streets Summit in Portland, OR, The Street Plans Collaborative – founder of the Open Streets Project – is excited to announce a new phase in the evolution of the movement. To expand capacity and deepen our expertise, we’re thrilled to welcome 8 80 Cities as our primary non-profit [...]

The Body of Research on Open Streets is Growing – come hear about it at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit!

Charles Brown MPA, Senior Researcher with Rutgers University will present findings from the first-ever survey of a university community aimed to increase their overall diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The survey highlights nearly 2,000 surveys from a focus group with Black and Hispanic Residents. Come discuss different strategies on how to use this information to remove [...]

Ottawa Canada expert will share 45 years of experience running NOKIA Sunday Bikedays at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit

Ottawa enjoys two seasons of open streets/canals with 7.8 km of Rideau Canal Skateways and 52 km of car-free NOKIA Sunday Bikedays throughout the capital city Ottowa and Gatineau Park. Come hear Bruce Devine with the National Capital Commission speak at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit about their innovative and data-driven analysis of how [...]

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Solar Power to the People

At long last, solar energy is being scaled for widespread use by low-income residents. Community HousingWorks, a LISC partner and affordable housing developer in San Diego County, is leading the charge.

Forget Burning Man. The White House Lawn is Where It’s At.

Adam Kent, a program officer with LISC Washington D.C., won an invitation to South by South Lawn, aka SXSL, President Obama’s recent festival of ideas, innovation and organizing at the White House. Kent gives us a peak into the celebratory day of schmoozing, music and passionate oratory about the imperative of social change and equity.

LISC Joins Northeastern U. to Build Up Small Businesses

A new program in Boston offers a blueprint for anchor institutions looking to help improve the economic outlook for nearby communities. Northeastern University has teamed up with LISC on a new Impact Lending small business program that will provide growth capital to entrepreneurs, especially women- and minority-owned businesses in low-income areas, and position them to compete for procurement contracts with the university. LISC officials joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and university President Joseph Aoun for the announcement.

Community Calendar - New Haven Independent

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play on 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant disaster

Becoming Evil

Lecture on How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

Shelton Candidate Forum - CT District 113 State Representative

Shelton Voters Network hosting Candidate Forum for CT District 113 Rep. featuring Heller (D) and Perillo (R).

New Haven Independent

$500 Sign-Off At Center Of City Drama

Paul Bass Photo File Photo Did New Haven’s longstanding deputy city clerk end up suspended and under investigation because she consciously went around her boss to sign a $500 invoice he wouldn’t?

Or did she merely follow a routine request to sign a form she was authorized to sign?

Those two explanations have emerged for an incident that led to city government’s latest labor drama.

Elm City Pulls Down Innovation Grant

Markeshia Ricks A new $50,000 grant from the state was hailed Wednesday as a step toward putting the Elm City on the world map as an innovative place.

Valley Independent Sentinel

Valley Sports Rewind Chats With Joe Ferrigno

This week on “Valley Sports Rewind,” host Mike Cannici chats with Joe Ferrigno, former Derby basketball and football player. Ferrigno talks about the influence his grandfather had on him, and what it’s like to come full circle and watch his son take the field. Click the play button above to listen.

Ken Marcucio Sr. Says He Is Voting For Conroy

Letter to the Editor, I’m voting for Theresa Conroy to be our state representative because of her admirable record in representing Derby, Seymour and Beacon Falls.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nov. 5

Residents of Ansonia, Derby, and Seymour can dispose of household hazardous waste and paint Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ansonia Public Works Department, 1 North Division St., Ansonia. There is no fee, but proof of residency is required.

New Haven Register

Police: 1 shot in leg in New Haven

NEW HAVEN >> Detectives Wednesday night are investigating a shooting that left one injured, police said.

At 6:26 p.m., police were dispatched to 688 Elm St. to investigate the report of a person shot, police spokesman Officer David Hartman said in a release.

There officers found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

New Haven police arrest 14 women in prostitution sting operation

NEW HAVEN >> A sting operation in the Fair Haven and Dwight-Kensington sections of the city resulted in 14 arrests, mostly for prostitution, police said Wednesday.

Detectives and officers from the police's Narcotics and Criminal Intelligence Units, aided by district managers Sgt. Stephan Torquati and Anthony Maio, led the operation, according to a press release.

New Haven's Looney: Connecticut should explore legalizing recreational marijuana, school regionalization

NEW HAVEN >> Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney hopes one of his ideas to save Connecticut money and perhaps add revenue will lead the state to greener pastures: Legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

Running unopposed for a seat he's held since being elected in 1992, Looney met with the Register's editorial board Wednesday to discuss many issues, including the issue of marijuana and how he and his peers in Hartford will tackle a more than $1 billion budget deficit during the next legislative session.



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