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Accepting Applications Now! Holberton School is Opening to Connecticut

With campuses in San Francisco and New Haven, CT, Holberton trains software engineers using a revolutionary teaching method based on project-based and peer l...
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City-Wide Open Studios Alternative Space Weekend 2018

City-Wide Open Studios Alternative Space Weekend at Yale West Campus October 26-28, 2018 Over 230 artists participated in our final festival weekend for City-Wide Open Studios 2018. Thanks to Yale West Campus for hosting us and to our sponsors.…
Nov 13
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Yara Shahidi on Why Voting in Midterm Elections Is So Important | Eighteen x 18 | NowThis

Confused about midterm elections? Let Yara Shahidi explain why your vote is even more important this year. » Register to vote: https://go.nowth.is/18x18 » Su...
Nov 6
Lee Cruz's video was featured

What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? | Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is...
Oct 23
Susan Huizenga's video was featured

Progressive Talk - Registering to Vote Online: It is that easy

Important things to know from chat with CT Secretary of State
Oct 16
Lee Cruz's video was featured

DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Justice Department Launches Public Awareness Campaign with Victims of Sexual Harassment in Housing. Sexual harassment in housing is illegal. If you or someon...
Oct 9
Lee Cruz's video was featured

UNAPOLOGETIC: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Book trailer for Charlene A. Carruthers' debut book, UNAPOLOGETIC: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Order info below. Get your cop...
Oct 2
Lee Cruz's video was featured

Equity vs. Equality

In the United States, we talk a lot about “equality.” But for all of us to have a fair and just opportunity to live our healthiest lives, we need to talk abo...
Sep 25

NPQ & YNPN Series on Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

A Museum’s Transformation: Cleveland Museum of Art Goes Deep for Inclusion

The CMA has adopted an explicit racial equity lens in support of its vision to become “a global leader among museums.” The test, of course, is whether the organization follows through on its plan.

What Does It Look Like for a Community to Own Its Future?

In today’s world—perhaps more so than at any other time in recent history—the future of places big and small will not be determined by a singular leader or multinational corporation but rather by the people who live there. This article is the latest installment in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Series co-sponsored by YNPN and NPQ.

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Beth's Blog: Nonprofits and Social Media

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute  on the age of automation and it implications for civil society.… Read More

An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

Note from Beth:  The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The legislation signals the need for more responsible and ethical practices that support nonprofits, donors, and platforms.   CalNonprofits anticipates more state and federal policy efforts to emerge as this industry and these practices mature and has released this Open Letter to Crowdfunding Platforms.

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TechSoup Launches Growth Capital Campaign with Direct Public Offering



TechSoup is one of the pioneers of the nonprofit technology sector. Over the past 30 years, they have built the world’s largest network of nonprofit organizations, funders, and corporations – all striving for social impact through technology.

Last night I attended a celebration for TechSoup’s  Growth Capital Campaign to raise $11.5 million over the next three years.… Read More

Tides Foundation - Infrastructure for Social Change

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Leo Research – Voice / Listen to your Feedly

A few users who are participating in the Leo lab/beta suggested that we should allow you to listen to our articles. As a result, we are running an experiment to determine if there would be value in allowing Leo to …

Experiment 08 – New Compact Magazine View Option

Listening to the murmurs in the Lab Slack channel, it seems that controlling the density of the articles is important to the community. Some users like to see a mix of images with the article summary, some people prefer to …

Experiment 07 — iPad, Power Search, and Paged Scrolling

Experiment 07 comes with 5 different parts we want to share and discuss with you: iPad/Tablet Preview, Power Search, Settings, Paged Scrolling, and Pro upgrade – all on both Android and iOS. iPad and Android Tablet After twelve weeks of …

Article to article swipe

The Mobile+AI Lab is now 4,000 strong! It is an incredible learning opportunity for us. It feels great to see the community actively participate in the key design decisions. The most popular feature request from the past 2 weeks is the …

How to Send Newsletters On Demand

There are some common questions about the “send now” feature for team newsletters. Here is a quick reference to guide you through the steps. Sending newsletters on demand makes it easy to grab a snapshot of your team boards and …

GuideStar

This Giving Season, Find a Worthy Charity with Online Reviews

Redwood City, December 16, 2013/GreatNonprofits.org and GuideStar (http://www.guidestar.org/?utm_source=Release&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=12.16.13_GNP_Release_HP)/- GreatNonprofits (http://greatnonprofits.org/), 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 (http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/), a division of leading nonprofit information provider GuideStar (http://www.guidestar.org/?utm_source=Release&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=12.5.13_PhilRankings_Release_HP), 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 (http://www.guidestar.org/?utm_source=Release&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=11.19.13_FinSCAN2.0_Release_HP) and Nonprofit Finance Fund (http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org) (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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Fair and Just Prosecution - An Organization More People Should Know About...

Posted by Lee Cruz on November 21, 2018 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility. These recently elected leaders – and the vision they share for safer and healthier communities – are supported by FJP’s network through ongoing information sharing, research and resource materials, opportunities for on the ground learning, in-person convenings,…

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Top-down, Meet Bottom-up (Elite Power, New Power, and Sharing Power)

Posted by Lee Cruz on November 20, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out and Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum

Does change come from the bottom up or top down?

The simple answer is both — it often happens when there is collective leadership creating…

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Attention Community Leaders!

Posted by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership…
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Greater New Haven Green Fund Now Accepting Proposals For Funding!

Posted by Aaron Goode on November 12, 2018 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Need funding for your environmental project?  The Greater New Haven Green Fund may be able to help!



Request for applications (RFA) is now open for the Greater New Haven Green Fund's 2019 grants cycle. Funding up to $10,000 is available. Visit the website and download the application.

Deadline for submitting your application is Jan. 11, 2019, 5 PM. Contact us with questions at…

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Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Posted by Lee Cruz on November 8, 2018 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Achieving A Better Life Experience for Connecticut Residents

BACKGROUND

 The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law in 2014.  It gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-deferred savings accounts to maintain their independence.

Connecticut Public Act 15-80 was…

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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A Thanksgiving Message from Our CEO

In the course of our incredibly busy work year, it’s easy to forget to take a step back and reflect on the gifts we receive every day. Thanksgiving can be that reminder: to take stock of the extraordinary efforts of our partners and the members of the communities where we invest, efforts that catalyze opportunity and wellbeing for all Americans.

Finding a Place for Homeless Vets, With Help from Vets Themselves

An article in The Washington Post details a new kind of partnership between affordable housing developers and the American Legion, a vets’ organization, to turn an old legion hall into 160 apartments, half reserved for homeless and at-risk military veterans. Says Deborah Burkart, of LISC/NEF’s Bring Them HOMES initiative, “this could be an example others follow”—under-used American Legion facilities across the country might provide a similar resource for creating safe and much-need homes for our ex-servicemen and women.

Top Reads, Week of 11/19

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into the idea of homeownership as an investment, a unique partnership between affordable housing developers and the American Legion, and middle neighborhoods.

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Report: Man wrongly imprisoned 17 years sues New Haven, former PD officials

Vernon Horn, 37, a New Haven man who served 17 years in prison for a robbery and murder he did not commit, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New Haven and four former police officials, according to a report by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

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