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2017 Spring 40 hour Basic Mediation Training at Community Mediation, Inc.

May 22, 2017 all day
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FULL STEAM AHEAD: Celebrating Women & Girls in S.T.E.A.M (Family Festival) at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven

May 20, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm
On Saturday, May 20th from 12pm-4pm, we’ll be hosting our 8th Annual Multicultural Festival. This…See More
Maria Martinez's event was featured

HomeOwnership Education Workshop at Webster Bank (West Haven Branch)

May 24, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Back by popular demand! Join NHS of New Haven and Webster Bank for a free workshop that will answer…See More

NPQ & YNPN Series on Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

“Despite the evidence that systems and structures are leading to the isolation of people of color in nonprofit organizations, there still seems to be a hesitance to talk explicitly about racism in the sector,” writes Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project. Here he discusses the “nonprofit racial leadership gap.” This article is part of the ongoing EDI Series sponsored by NPQ and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).

The post How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

Nonprofit Unicorns: Realities that Make Executive Directors of Color Mythical

The nonprofit sector is by default a privileged construct, in that it maintains the status quo and reproduces dominant power relations between racialized social groups. What would an alternative construct, built for making radical and transformational changes for the people impacted, by the people impacted, look like?

The post Nonprofit Unicorns: Realities that Make Executive Directors of Color Mythical appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

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Beth's Blog: Nonprofits and Social Media

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause.   They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.… Read More

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Note from Beth:  Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.  I have also learned a lot from other nonprofit colleagues who have use these techniques, including Brian Reich (see this blog post about his design thinking work to solve the refugee crisis) who has just published a book on innovation called “The Imagination Gap” and my colleagues, Ted Frickes and Micheal Silberman at the Mobilization Lab.    

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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.  Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.  According to the survey of funders about capacity building completed by GrantCraft, the top five areas of capacity building that funders most likely support include: leadership, strategic planning, financial management, governance, and fundraising.  … Read More

Tides Foundation - Infrastructure for Social Change

What philanthropy can and must do for journalism.

Written by Elizabeth Aviles, Advisor at Tides, and April Suwalsky, Advisor at Tides We need to adjust our strategies for social change to respond to this time of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” We find ourselves in a time when presidential statements are declared and then retracted by tweet, sweeping regressive policies are executive-ordered without [...]

Tides Awards $10,000 2017 Pizzigati Prize to software developer Taylor Downs

Nonprofit organizations typically use a variety of software systems and tools to advance their missions. Unfortunately, moving essential information between these systems and tools can be a resource-draining — and mission-frustrating — ordeal. And that’s where Taylor Downs comes in. The 30-year-old has been the founder and core contributor of OpenFn, an innovative software package [...]

Dear Funders, It’s Not Business as Usual

Co-authored by Jane Leu, Founder/CEO of Smarter Good and Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO of Tides Dear Funders, January 2017 is here and the world has returned to work. Typically, this time of year the nonprofit sector shifts into high gear digging into annual action plans, setting up board meeting schedules, and depositing checks written the final [...]


Coming Soon: The New Organize Experience

Our focus is to simplify how you consume information every day. We help you find and connect to all the sources you need. The next step is giving you a simple, effective way to organize your sources by topic, project, …

Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights

Feedly is home to a vibrant community of experts, students, and trailblazers. We all have our own reasons for reading what we do. Maybe you want to gain a deeper understanding of a topic, or discover something new. Whatever your …

Boards, Notes, and Highlights on Mobile

We just released a new version of the Feedly Mobile application for both iOS and Android. You can download them for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Here is a quick overview of the new features included …

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Incident report on Cloudflare parser bug

Cloudflare reported last night a bug in their service which could have leaked information from the services using their edge cache servers. Feedly uses Cloudflare as a security shield which increases the reliability and performance of the Feedly web application. As …


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:

Open Source Resources for Nonprofits & Communities

Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

I've been a fan of the Squeezebox ever since I acquired Logitech's now-obsolete Squeezebox Touch, which my family is still using.

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How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world.

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5 steps to excellent documentation

Five steps to excellent documentation

Ben Hall from Katacoda and Ocelot Uproar gave an awesome talk at OSCON 2017 about another topic near and dear to my heart: documentation! This is a summary of his presentation.

The journey to documentation begins before you think it does, on the very first page of your site. Users look at your website or GitHub—and often the examples and demos you post there—before they read any of your guides.

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How To Stop Culture Of White On White Violence

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In It Together

Posted by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

We are in it together.…


Executive Director Position Open at HomeHaven, Inc.

Posted by Harold S Spitzer on May 14, 2017 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

HomeHaven is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable residents over the age off 55 in the Greater New Haven area to obtain services they need in order to continue to lead active and independent lives in their homes.  To learn more about our organization as well as finding a full job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to our website:

New Nonprofit Participants Give Old Timers Run for Their Money

Posted by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 5, 2017 at 9:12am 0 Comments

Grand Prizes Won by Nonprofits Providing Land Preservation, Services to Refugees and Immigrants, and Engaging Youth

New Haven, CT (May 4, 2017) – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Community Foundation) thanks the thousands of people who united over 36 hours during The Great…


Plant Therapy

Posted by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 27, 2017 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

In late 2010, the doors were about to close on the Greenbrier Greenhouse Program. For more than three decades, the innovative social enterprise had provided jobs at the historic Edgerton Park Gardens and Greenhouse to adults with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. Tending plants…


Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Posted by David V. Hunter on April 24, 2017 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

Testimony to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

In Opposition to

House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Submitted by David V. Hunter, President & CEO, The Mary Wade Home

April 25, 2017

On behalf of The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, I respectfully submit the following testimony in strong opposition to House Bill 7322,…


How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Posted by Lee Cruz on April 24, 2017 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Editors’ note: This article is part of our ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project. Visit to access additional articles from this series.

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national…



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Neighborhoods: What is Working

The Affinity Dilemma

If the heart of our social problems is “like-mindedness,” the nature of associational affinity is one cause of the problem. Local examples/possibilities of “different mindedness” may be the way serious citizen dialogue can develop in relatively homogeneous places.

Forget Your Perfect Offering

Sage advice: Stop looking for concepts or tools that might be better than the ones you currently use. Your association with frailty, vulnerability and imperfection will serve you better anything or anyone that promises certainty.

Withering into the Truth

As a present to himself in anticipation of his seventy-eighth birthday, Parker reflects on six lessons he has learned so far in his time on earth. “If one or two of them turn out to be gifts for you,” he says, “my birthday will be even happier.”

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

The Right Stuff: 20 Years of LISC in Duluth

An editorial in the Duluth News Tribune celebrates LISC’s history of investment and highlights CEO Maurice Jones’ vision for spreading growth and prosperity more broadly in Minnesota and all across the country. In fact, without LISC, say the paper’s editors, $300 million of economic activity, and countless jobs and projects, might never have been realized in Duluth.

LISC FOCs Launch and Grow Lending Circles

JPMorgan Chase is funding expansion of an innovative collaboration between LISC and Mission Asset Fund to extend the reach of Lending Circles, a group lending-borrowing program that helps low-income neighbors build their credit and savings as they work to stabilize their financial outlook. LISC Financial Opportunity Centers in several cities are offering the program as part of integrated toolkit of financial and employment counseling services, with two new sites in Cincinnati announced this week.

Against Many Odds, a Single Mother of Seven Climbs Toward Financial Stability

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Milwaukee native Donnalisa Guzman, who has overcome countless hurdles to land a rewarding, living-wage job and peace of mind. A LISC FOC helped her make it happen.

Community Calendar - New Haven Independent

BINGO Ansonia Marathon

Admission packet includes 12-on sheets (4 strips or 12 faces), free donut ticket, schedule sheet. Can buy specials $1.00 per sheet (2 Bonanza-3 parts $100. each, 2 Specials,

BINGO Ansonia Marathon

Admission packet includes 12-on sheets (4 strips or 12 faces), free donut ticket, schedule sheet. Can buy specials $1.00 per sheet (2 Bonanza-3 parts $100. each, 2 Specials,



New Haven Independent

GOP Plans To Show Up

Paul Bass Photo Stop the presses: Republicans will run for office in New Haven this fall.

Today’s Debates

Gowns ... (B)Lane ... Erector ... Olive ... PhD ... Paca
... Harp III ... Food ...

Fasts End As Grads, Protesters Fill Streets

Lucy Gellman Photo (Updated) While Yale students were handed degrees Monday, graduate student teachers two blocks away were handed cups of ginger and butternut soup to end, at least for now, a nationally watched protest fast.
Paul Bass Photos

Valley Independent Sentinel

Lawyer’s Report On Derby Police Chief Could Become Public

A report authored by a lawyer detailing his investigation of a complaint made against the Derby police chief could soon become public. However, another lawyer representing Derby is arguing that releasing it would be improper under state law.

Ansonia Holds Woodbridge Avenue Memorial Day Honor Roll Ceremony

The 73rd Annual Woodbridge Avenue Memorial Day Ceremony was held Sunday (May 21) at the corner of Woodbridge Ave and Visselli Court in Ansonia. 
 More than 100 people turned out to watch or participate in the hour-long ceremony at the base of the unique city landmark Veterans’ Honor Roll Memorial.

Road Work On Route 108 Shelton Begins May 25

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 108 (Nichols Ave.) in Shelton, beginning Thursday, May 25, 2017. The project consists of milling and resurfacing 1.12 miles of Route 108 (Nichols Ave.) in Shelton. This project is scheduled to occur Thursday, May 25, 2017 through Thursday, June 8, 2017.

New Haven Register

State union concession framework released, but no final deal

HARTFORD >> Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are on the verge of voting on a deal that calls for no wage increases over the next three years, an increase in pension and healthcare contributions, and reduction in the cost of living increases for retirees.

The deal, according to documents obtained by CTNewsJunkie.

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce president announces December retirement

NEW HAVEN >> Anthony Rescigno, president of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, said he believes he's reached the end of his career without reaching the end of his work.

In a Monday interview with the New Haven Register, Rescigno said he was in high spirits announcing his retirement on Dec.

Stevie Wonder, John Lewis, others honored by Yale, as 3,618 receive diplomas in New Haven

NEW HAVEN >> A little rain couldn't keep the sunshine away when rock legend Stevie Wonder, winner of 25 Grammy Awards, received an honorary doctor of music degree Monday at Yale University's 316th commencement.

Wonder received a huge cheer from the 3,618 graduates, their families and friends, and music began to play when Wonder, born Steveland Morris, walked up to receive his diploma.



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