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March 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Awesome Foundation Connecticut, simply awesome!

Every month they give a $1,000 grant with no-strings-attached to a worthy and awesome project.  Projects may touch upon any field – food, music, art, publishing, the environment, education (you name it!) and exist in any phase of development. http://www.awesomect.com/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program - 2012

Provides a tax credit to business firms that make cash investments in qualifying community programs conducted by TAX EXEMPT OR MUNICIPAL AGENCIES.

 

 For more information please go to ct.gov/drs or click below to fill out the forms.

 http://www.ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/fillable_forms/2012forms/2012-naa-01fillable.pdf

 

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Added by Catherine Carbonaro-Schroeter on March 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Food for thought about Educating the ne(x)t generation

Educating the NET Generation.

This book will help educators make sense of the many patterns and behaviors that we see in the Net Generation but don’t quite understand.

Added by Lee Cruz on March 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Addressing Workplace Conflict in 3 Easy Steps

The article below highlights just some of the skills you will learn at trainings hosted by Community Mediation, inc.  Please see our website for our up-coming training schedule.  Conflict doesn't have to be a problem, it could be a drive for innovation, creativity, and design.

Each year businesses and organizations lose millions of dollars due to unresolved workplace conflict. On the other hand, those businesses that have positive action plans to handle conflict such as peer…

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Added by Joe Brummer on March 21, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments

The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin - NY Times Op-Ed - OneWorld Blog Post

After several people have taken to the airwaves to express their concern that the killer, George Zimmerman is still walking around a free man, we now get this report:  U.S.   | March 21, 2012…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 20, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Early Education Employment Opportunities

 

TEAM, Inc., a non-profit social service agency serving the lower Naugatuck Valley has the following opportunities:

Family Resource Center Manager:   Proven professional sought to implement Family Resource Center initiatives in the lower Naugatuck Valley. Responsibilities include:  space fit-up, promoting collaborations with local public schools, facilitating playgroups, coordinating parent workshops. Position is approximately twenty (20) to twenty-seven (27)…

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Added by Richard Knoll on March 20, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

CT Main Street seeks: Community Engagement Director.

Connecticut Main Street Center seeks a multifaceted Community Engagement Director.  This outgoing and engaging professional will spark and guide downtown revitalization through a comprehensive statewide strategy using a combination of training and education, coalition building, community organization and grassroots advocacy. 



CT Main St. is seeking a well rounded professional for the role…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 20, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

JOB OPPORTUNITY - SEIU UNION ORGANIZER

SEIU

Stronger Together

UNION ORGANIZER - NEW ORGANIZING

 

Help Rebuild the Middle Class

 

Important opportunity to work on innovative campaigns to empower workers in the 99 percent to take on the power of the 1 percent. We need creative electoral campaigners, social and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 20, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

You Tube Offering Free Live Streaming to Nonprofits

March 20, 2012, 8:49 am

By Cody Switzer - Chronicle of Philanthropy



YouTube has started a new feature that will allow all nonprofits to broadcast live events through their own video channels.



Free live video streaming online isn’t a new technology—one of the best-known providers, ustream, started offering the service in 2007—but YouTube’s new service gives nonprofits the chance to stream video through their existing YouTube channels, with all of the features the site… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 20, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Consider Screening

March is National Colorectal Screening Awareness Month – If you are age 50 and over, please seriously consider getting screened.  Screening tests help your doctor find polyps or cancer before you have symptoms.

Colorectal cancer usually starts from polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that should not be there. 

¨   Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

¨   Screening tests can find polyps, so they can be removed before they…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 16, 2012 at 1:17am — No Comments

Public Allies CT Accepting Applications for 2013

PACT Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Program Year

It's recruitment season, friends, and PACT is excited to begin meeting potential Allies for the Class of 2013! Our Allies serve at nonprofits in and around New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, and they receive living stipends and free basic healthcare. Know someone who would make a great Ally?…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 9, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

One Harvest

http://oneharvest.com/index.php?q=about

 

Check out this website and let them know if you want them to come to CT.

Thanks Kathy

Added by kathy mallory on March 9, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

URU, The Right To Be, Inc. Seeking Experienced Executive Administrative Assistant

Executive Administrative Assistant

The Executive Director of URU, The Right To Be, Inc. is seeking an experienced Executive Administrative Assistant for work with an expanding non-profit company. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative support as assigned for a diverse range of internal and external needs.
  • Scheduling and keeping track of meeting and screening schedules
  • Booking travel…
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 8, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

APNH Seeks Volunteers

Dining Out For Life relies on the time, talents, and energy of volunteers. The commitment is not too large but the value to our loved ones who are living with HIV/AIDS is immeasurable.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Become an Ambassador.Help us fill a restaurant! Recruit 25-30 of your friends, family, and colleagues to dine at a participating restaurant. You'll be in the…

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Added by APNH on March 8, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Important Announcement from TechSoup re: Microsoft Software for Nonprofits

Good News! Updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Create a wish list and donors are able to purchase the item via Amazon.com..

http://givingsomething.com/

The item is sent to your nonprofit and the donor gets a receipt for tax-deduction purposes.  

Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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