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January 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Afterschool programs don’t forget to let JC Penny know -- this fundraising methodology is replicable.


Customers donated more than $4.7 million through the JCPenney Afterschool Round-up campaigns last year. During each 10-day event, shoppers were invited to “round-up” their JCPenney purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. JCPenney formalized its commitment to… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Found Money’ for Your Cause


Everything about fundraising is Relationship Fundraising. That is the theme of every post. That is the point of this post. Greenwich-based Atlantic-Pacific Capital (there are dozens of these in Fairfield County, the world’s capital of such firms) raises capital for private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, technology and hedge fund placements, as well as private placement… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Help the Media (and donors) Find You


You are an expert. The Cision video (first link below) is a helpful tool to help you realize that fact. The other links will help you get noticed by journalists. Not much more to say. Ever wonder why this or that person was quoted in an important article or television spot on a subject you know infinitely more about? These links will help answer that nagging question.…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Care 4 Kids Program Will Remain Open Through February 28

Probably most of you already know, but a good reminder:

Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids child care assistance program continues to be open for services to eligible working families. In addition, the program has raised the income limit to allow more working families to qualify.

The program will NOT close to working families as of December 31, 2009, as previously announced. It will remain open to working families until at least February 28, 2010, pending budget… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey

From our friends at DataHaven (a great website, by the way):

Do you have opinions about your neighborhood’s convenience, safety or appearance, skills you can contribute, or suggestions for improving the community? Do you want to help your neighborhood become an even better place to live and work?

We’re excited to announce the first-ever New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits...

There a chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits. Please let me know if you are interested such monitors, and how many, for your non-profit, should they become available. These monitors are used but are of relatively recent vintage and are in working order.

C.J. May
Recycling Coordinator
Yale University

Added by Lee Cruz on January 27, 2010 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Improving access to programs: EarnBenefits is coming!

Starting February, CAHS and three partner organizations will start rolling out a very powerful new tool to help low-income families become more self-sufficient: EarnBenefits Online (EBO). EBO is web-based application that helps case managers and intake workers screen clients for ten benefits simultaneously, allowing them to have quick access to more services.

How does EBO work?

For a client, EBO will look like the following.

1. Sit down with the… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut Money School - Financial literacy in New Haven

Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a project of the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and five nonprofit partners. CMS provides free financial education for adults and seniors. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to become financially stable and successful. One way to achieve financial stability and success is through a better understanding of how to manage your… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 13, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Color Your World with Kindness

A Better World's short animated video shows how small acts of kindness can spread and flourish within our communities and beyond.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

Wells Fargo Helps LISC Expand Financial Opportunity

LISC and Wells Fargo have a long history of collaboration on work to expand housing, economic development, health, safety and jobs. A new $2.5 million grant from the bank will help LISC expand Financial Opportunity Centers in 15 cities so they can reach more people with more services, and help people raise their incomes and overall standards of living.

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