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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

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

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

A Grocery Store Stocks Fresh Food, and Jobs, in a Toledo Community That Can Use Both

Mark Zaitona, who immigrated from Iraq 20 years ago, has created three grocery stores—in Flint and Detroit, MI, and now in Toledo, OH—that bring fresh food, quality jobs and commercial vitality to communities deemed food deserts. An ABC news story profiles his latest enterprise and features Toledo LISC's Kim Cutcher (LISC has invested in two of the stores), who brought an $800,000 below-market loan to the project.

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

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