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Do Nonprofits Need a “Truth in Advocacy” Policy?

Source: NPQ Wed. Feb.14 2018When nonprofit and charitable organizations advocate, for whom are they actually speaking? When organizations claim to represent a specific constituency, must there be a process that includes that group in setting their advocacy agenda? When a group styles itself as a grassroots organization, must there actually be a grassroots structure? The evolution of the century-old American Jewish Congress illustrates why these questions are of critical importance in this age…See More
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Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted just days before the New Year, contains sweeping changes that create immediate uncertainty about compliance challe...
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How Our Criminal Justice System Targets Communities

Van Jones, author, political activist and commentator, talks to us about how the U.S. imprisons more people than any country, and how that's hurting our comm...
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The Big Picture: How We Got Into This Mess, And How Get Out of It

Robert Reich looks the rise of Big Money in politics, the decline of our democracy, and Trump's election.
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Junta gets a Donation from Amazon

In 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the Caribbean Sea. With help from Amazon, the City of New Haven and many others this is how Junta for Progressive Action is helping. They need your help.
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Jimmy’s baby Billy had his second open heart surgery last week so Jimmy had guest hosts fill in for him while he was out. Thankfully the surgery was a succes...
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Dr. James Gilligan on Violence

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NYT- Racism’s Psychological Toll

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Vertical ocean farming - the least deadliest catch

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How to Stop Bullying Best Tips

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The Disturbing History of the Suburbs

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Name of the Organization
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
Contact phone
203 777 7074
E-mail
lcruz@cfgnh.org
Website
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leecruz
Interest
Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
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Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

Specialties:
• Strategic thinking
• Partnership Building
• Community Organizing
• Organizational Development
• Networking
• Storytelling
• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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Do Nonprofits Need a “Truth in Advocacy” Policy?

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:41am 0 Comments

Source: NPQ Wed. Feb.14 2018

When nonprofit and charitable organizations advocate, for whom are they actually speaking? When organizations claim to represent a specific constituency, must there be a process that includes that group in setting their advocacy agenda? When a group styles itself as a grassroots organization, must there actually be a grassroots structure? The evolution of the century-old American Jewish Congress illustrates why these questions are of…

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It’s All About the Relationship: How Nonprofits Can Better Engage Next Gen Donors

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 9:26am 0 Comments

Michael Moody - NonProfit Quarterly - Friday Jan 26.

Having survived yet another frenzied December giving season, we usually find ourselves in the new year reflecting on that end-of-year charitable scramble and what it means for the bigger picture. Unfortunately, these reflections can slide toward the negative. Both our holiday gift exchanges and our year-end giving can feel very transactional. And while these gifts are vital for…

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Don't Miss Out on the Opportunity to get Your Message Out

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 1:12pm 1 Comment

When you join GNH Community you automatically have a blog page on the site. You can use this blog to post job openings, share information about something you need or let the community know about something you have to offer. You may also use the blog to share your thoughts and opinions, perhaps even something you wrote for another occasion that you would like to share with a broader…

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NYT- Racism’s Psychological Toll

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

Our screens and feeds are filled with news and images of black Americans dying or being brutalized. A brief and yet still-too-long list: Trayvon MartinTamir Rice, …

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At 2:57pm on February 16, 2018, Naomi Shiloh said…

Hi Lee,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and all the information! I am excited to be joining the GNC community. I'll be sure to let you know if I have any questions.

Best,

Naomi

At 2:35pm on October 25, 2017, Sara Hashmi said…

Thank you Lee!

At 5:54pm on October 24, 2016, Hilary Opperman said…

Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

Fondly,

Hilary

At 1:13am on October 23, 2016, Olivia C Henderson said…

Hi Lee, 

How can I get other members to view my page.

Thank you, Olivia C. Henderson

At 6:38pm on July 7, 2015, Mary Stager said…

Thank you very much, Lee! I am glad to be part of the community!

Mary

At 2:02pm on March 25, 2015, Jill Meyerhoff said…

Thank you Lee. This is great!!!

At 9:14am on February 18, 2015, Melissa Holroyd said…

I too am having trouble uploading a photo. I have tried different images and sizes with no luck.

At 10:00am on February 12, 2015, Cherie L. Strucaly said…

Why am I having such difficulty adding my photo? Suggestions.

At 9:39am on February 12, 2015, Cherie L. Strucaly said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.

At 4:26pm on October 7, 2014, Catherine Bradshaw said…

Lee - thanks for urging me to join the community. I will definitely be on it! 

 
 
 

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A new grant program is set to help community-based organizations in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Philadelphia transform vacant lots into vibrant spaces for sports and recreation. Funded by ESPN and Under Armour and managed by LISC, the program will support revitalization efforts in underserved communities, creating safe places for youth to play. Grant applications are due on May 15, 2018.

In Buffalo, a Son Revives His Father’s Legacy

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