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Featured Blog Posts – March 2012 Archive (12)

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

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

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

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

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

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

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.

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....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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

UVA’s Fairchild Named to LISC Board

LISC has elected Dr. Gregory Fairchild, one of the country’s leading academics on economic development, to its board of directors. The University of Virginia business professor has, for decades, focused his research on the underpinnings of wealth-building in communities and the ways that social enterprises and entrepreneurship can drive economic opportunity.

The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America. That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts. “We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO.

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.

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