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February 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Nonprofit Board Addresses Having Done Serious Harm

Nonprofit Board Addresses Having Done Serious Harm

What do you do when your organization's president and other top administrators appear to have failed to significantly develop and institute polices and procedures that would fully protect the organization from harm and harming?  Well, first you release yourself from any obligations and connections to those that failed.  You also start developing and putting into…

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Added by Mike Burns on February 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

NEW HAVEN EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SCHOOL READINESS GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

The New Haven Early Childhood Council will hold an Information Session on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH at 12pm  the Early Childhood Learning Center, 495 Blake Street, Room 15 for any persons or organizations interested in applying for a School Readiness grant.  School Readiness funds are for licensed child care centers that serve New Haven children ages 3 to 5 years old.  This is a competitive grant process and contingent upon State funding.   Anyone interested should contact…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 21, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Deception In A Marriage, HIV Infection & Importance of Mental Health Services

Deception In A Marriage, HIV Infection & the Importance of Mental Health Services

This is another Good Reason to Get Health Coverage under the Affordable Ccare Act: Mental Health Therapy IS Covered.

Bridget Gordon’s complete article about Intimate Deception, HIV Infection and Mental Health Services is excerpted below, but the complete article is also…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 18, 2014 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Governance Not Intuitive

Included in February 2014 Governing Magazine is an article on the challenges public officials and boards face understanding the nuances of finances.  Within the article is a line: "government finance is anything but intuitive."  

To this point I propose that nonprofit governance is anything but intuitive, at least for the majority of…

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Added by Mike Burns on February 18, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - Easy to Use - Lowers Cost for ACA

Find Out If You're Eligible for Financial Help to Pay for Health Insurance

 HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL SUBSIDY TO LOWER YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM.…



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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 15, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Inside a Mental Hospital Called JAIL - Have We Turned Our Backs?

Inside A Mental Hospital Called JAIL – NY Times, Nicholas Kristof, 2/9/2014

This is another compelling reason for everyone to have health coverage. 

Do you have relatives who need mental health care? One of the 10 essential services that must be provided under the ACA is Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 13, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Know the 10 Essentials & Sign Up for the ACA Health Insurance Coverage Before March 31, 2014

Before making a decision to keep the existing private plan you have as opposed to signing up through the ACA, be sure to learn about the 10 ESSENTIAL BENEFITS every health plan should have. See the listing below; visit the web sites listed to learn more.

SIGN UP FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE BEFORE MARCH 31,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 12, 2014 at 8:23pm — No Comments

RAISE THE MIMIMUM WAGE – It’s Sound & Ethical Economics

RAISE THE MIMIMUM WAGE – It’s Sound & Ethical Economics.

Connecticut Business & Industry Association Opposes An Increase in the Minimum Wage!

The question is WHY? An increase in the minimum wage will benefit employees, tax-payers and the state.  People need to earn a livable wage so they do not have to be a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Announcing the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, testing, developing, and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods.

Who should apply?

If you are a resident of New Haven (or contiguous towns) who has demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference through resident engagement, and if…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 10, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Take the Nonprofit Sector Survey by February 17th!

Nonprofit Finance Fund (nff.org) is conducting its sixth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice.

NFF’s Survey is one of many tools that The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven uses to inform improvements in…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 10, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

ALICE WALKER - ONEWORLD'S FEB. 9, 2014 BHM HONOREE

Happy Birthday Alice Malsenior Walker – 70 years young on this Feb. 9, 2014, and today’s OneWorld Black History Month Honoree.  Alice Walker is a gift to America.

Alice Walker is an African-American, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet and feminist, best known to the American public as the author of The Color Purple.  Alice Walker, a committed civil rights activist, has done a great deal more than pen a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Job Posting: Director, Western Long Island Sound Program, Save the Sound

Job Posting

Director, Western Long Island Sound Program

Save the Sound…

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Added by Lois Greene on February 7, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

OneWorld Honors Remarkable Contributors for Black History Month

Throughout the month of February 2014, OneWorld will post various information in honor of black people who have made various contributions and inspired many.  Of course, we will only scratch the surface; however, we hope to shine a light on some that might not be as well known.

We will list our post in reverse order with the latest listed first. 

Our Feb 5, 2014…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 6, 2014 at 3:12am — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #6)

In this episode Maurice discusses opportunities to narrow the life-expectancy gap that exist in communities all across the country. Engaging with new and existing partners, expanding initiatives designed to address social-determinants of health and the aspiration to expand LISC’s focus on health overall are just a few of the points Maurice speaks to in this interesting and timely discussion.

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

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