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Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (5)

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

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

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

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

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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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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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