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OKTOBERFEST 2014 at New Haven Country Club

October 11, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
AIDS Project New Haven returns to the beautifulNew Haven Country Club for its 4th Oktoberfest!Join…See More
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Dinner on the Farm - Annual Farm to Table Dinner in the Fields at Massaro Community Farm

August 31, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
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Top 5 Reasons Why Donors Stop Giving

Posted by Rob Leighton on August 28, 2014 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

Thirty percent of wealthy donors stop giving to an organization that they supported in the previous year, aBank of America report found. Here are the five top reason:

  1. The donor received too many solicitations or the nonprofit asked for an inappropriate amount (38%),
  2. The organization…

Board Not Trusted

Posted by Mike Burns on August 26, 2014 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

For those afraid to fly, a sometimes helpful piece of advice: the pilot has the same interest as you in arriving safely. Trust by passengers in the airline and pilot that all will be safe and secure and that both have the same interests is essential.

A recent contract agreement reached by the Metropolitan Opera raises for me the question: does the union (employees) not believe the board has the same interests as the employees? My initial answer: I don't think so. I should add, history…


“The Color of Justice” A Compelling Set of Connecticut FACTS

Posted by N'Zinga Shani on August 26, 2014 at 1:23am 0 Comments

“The Color of Justice” is a documentary made by CPTV and the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance.  It contains a 'Compelling Set of Connecticut FACTS' about our Juvenile Justice System, and it addresses some of the many issues of concern to parents, teens, some in the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance and caring  community leaders and citizens. Below are links to the "Color of Justice" documentary, and to two other videos done by OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc. Our…


Learn What Can Be Done to Help Vulnerable Children (RWJF)

Posted by N'Zinga Shani on August 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Family income and education, neighborhood resources, and other social and economic factors affect health at every stage of life—but the effects on young children are particularly dramatic, 15 to 20 years of accumulated research shows. Those early years have the potential to set us on paths leading toward—or away from—good health.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has provided some excellent research…


A Supply Chain Overhaul To Boost Coffee Farmers' Income 400%

Posted by Rob Leighton on August 20, 2014 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

This is about a social enterprise on a mission to reinvent the coffee supply chain, giving farmers a bigger and more equitable piece of the action.

Aimed at growers producing specialty-grade, premium, Fair Trade certified coffee, Vega hopes to enable farmers to roast and package their beans  and connect to customers directly via an online subscription marketplace.  As a result, they can make a lot…


Compelling Police to Use Dash-Cams Will SAVE LIVES

Posted by N'Zinga Shani on August 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

This is a compilation blog post. After the first extensive paragraph (written by N'Zinga Shäni) much of the remaining information is from Time Magazine (Aug 25, 2014 issue) and also from Times web source. All other sources have been identified in the blog along with the active links. 

Why Cops in Ferguson Don’t Have Body Cameras

Josh Sanburn…


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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Every Block a Village

When St. Anne's Hospital closed in 1988, Jacqueline Reed knew that her community of Austin, a predominantly African-American neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, would be without easy access to affordable health care. And she decided she needed to do something about that.

Never Underestimate the Power of a Little Lettuce

Joan Horwitt had the idea to teach school kids how to grow lettuce. From lettuce, to sweet potatoes, to a whole learning farm ... the idea was planted and grew and grew.

Bikers against Child Abuse

Bikers against Child Abuse keeps kids safe from harm and is a great example of an association that is productive, prodigious, and almost unimaginable at the same time.

Open Street Project

Apply to Host the 2015 Open Streets Summit in your Town

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is requesting proposals to host the 2015 Open Streets Summit. The Open Streets Summit is the only North American conference devoted exclusively to growing Open Streets. The 2015 event will be the third Summit – the most recent Open Streets Summit was held in Los Angeles in April 2014 [...]

Lessons from Tucson’s Cyclovia

Kylie Walzak is program manager at Living Streets Alliance, a biking and walking advocacy organization in Tucson, AZ. Her organization puts together Cyclovia Tucson, an Open Streets that first occurred in 2010 and has grown from an annual event to drawing 25,000 twice per year. Don’t despair if you don’t have time! Our first event [...]

Lessons from Open Streets Oklahoma City

Kate Brady is with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, one of five partnering organizations behind the first Open Streets OKC this year. This blog is part of a series. Here’s Kate’s advice for new Open Streets organizers. We held our first event in March of this year. There’s no local pedestrian or bike advocacy [...]

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