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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

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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