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February 2010 Blog Posts (22)

CoPh - Senate Passes Jobs Bill That Includes Tax Credit for Nonprofit Employers

Senate Passes Jobs Bill That Includes Tax Credit for Nonprofit Employers

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 25, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Connecticut Bar Foundation offers scholarships for best essay on "The Trouble with Texting" (Hint: Don’t Twitter your entry)

The Connecticut Bar Foundations Tenth Annual James W. Cooper Fellows Essay Contest is challenging high school-age students to voice their opinions on "The Trouble with Texting."…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

New Haven Teen shooting Victim's Family in Need

Teen Shooting victim struggles to survive. Family in need!

http://helpnewhaven.org

Added by Todd Foster on February 24, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Census 2010: Resources and Information

New from Nonprofits Count



With only 35 days to go until April 1st,…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Best Practices are Flawed Because We Are Human by JAMIE NOTTER

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 23, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Representing Yourself at Your UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION APPEAL HEARING

FREE Pro Se Clinic:

Representing Yourself at Your UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION APPEAL HEARING…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 22, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

NEW TOOL COMPARES FOOD ENVIRONMENTS OF U.S. COUNTIES

Your Food Environment Atlas is an online mapping tool that assembles

statistics on food environment indicators and provides a spatial

overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its

success in doing so. The atlas was developed by the U.S. Department of

Agriculture's Economic Research Service, with support from…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Is Social Media a Fad? Not according to the data presented in this compelling video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8

And not according to the Council on Foundations and to prove the point this is the way they presented the data at a recent gathering of the Chairs of the Board and Presidents of their member organizations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8

Added by Lee Cruz on February 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Highly skilled professionals seeking volunteer work in Connecticut's nonprofits

Dear Connecticut Nonprofits and Friends,



Encore!Hartford has received 54 applications from highly skilled and highly passionate professionals from throughout Connecticut who seek to transition their seasoned professional skills and experience for work in Connecticut's nonprofits. There are only 20 seats available for Encore!Hartford’s pilot…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FREE office furniture

Chamber of Commerce has free office furniture they would to donate to any nonprofit organization. First-come, first-served, and must be picked up by 3pm on Monday, February 22nd.

4 Wood Desks

1 Small Round Conference Table…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Temporary Part-time and Full-time positions available with the Census Bureau

Temporary part-time and full-time positions available in the evenings and on the weekends with the Census Bureau for between five and ten weeks, mostly in April and May. The pay rate is $16-24.25/hour.

To apply, the applicant must take an employment test, which can be scheduled through the office (203-404-0940), and pass a background check. If you are interested in hearing more about this or would like brochures/flyers to pass out, please contact: Jess Goehrke:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 16, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Katharine Matthies Foundation grants in Education; Health; Human Services, restricted for: Lower Naugatuck Valley: www.bankofamerica.com/grantmaking

www.bankofamerica.com/grantmaking and search: Katharine Matthies Foundation

Program Type: Education; Health; Human Services

Area Served: CT

Proposal Due: May 1

Restrictions: Lower Naugatuck Valley

Mission

The Katharine Matthies Foundation was established in 1987 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

www.TechSoup.org Can Help Your Nonprofit with Technical Assistance, Software and Hardware

If you would like to learn more please email me and I will forward a link where you can download the Techsoup presentation to view or to share with the tech folks that work with your organization.

Added by Lee Cruz on February 11, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

COTR Classes Open to the Public

Winter Session 2010

Feb. 8th - Mar. 19st


Obviously, we're not doing it for the money!

First come, first serve; Space is limited.…

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Added by Todd Foster on February 11, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the Greater New Haven

IFAI Fellowship Program Application Form (2).doc

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas has launched an Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 11, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Your Community and the U.S. Census: Combine to WIN

For every person that does not get counted in the 2010 Census your community loses thousands of dollars in federal funds. You can help:

1. Participate in the CENSUS: http://www.census.gov/

2. Educate yourself about the CENSUS - …

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Painting Recycled Oil Drums: 2/6 12-4pm Erector Sq.

Come have fun painting recycled oil drums on:



Sat. Feb. 6th

noon to 4PM

Erector Square

315 Peck Street, Fair Haven section of New Haven, CT

Bldg. #6-West, Studio-D, ground floor

First parking lot between Bldgs 2 & 3.




Bring friends or just stop by and add your touch to a drum.

It's a painting party with pizza, refreshments, and music.



A permanent decal will include your name on the drum you painted.

The 6 drums will… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Corporate philanthropy is first and foremost about employee morale...

source:http://causect.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/anatomy-of-a-tie-in-fundraising-opportunity-and-tribute-event/



When a local corporation does not have an office dedicated to corporate contributions, who is the go-to person? Human Resources? Even when there are full-time communications people dedicated to giving, HR is always at the giving table because corporate… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Community: The Structure of Belonging

Excerpt of the Welcome from the new second edition of Peter's book "Community: The Structure of Belonging."

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

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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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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