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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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Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

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Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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