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Is Social Media a Fad? Not according to the data presented in this compelling video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8

And not according to the Council on Foundations and to prove the point this is the way they presented the data at a recent gathering of the Chairs of the Board and Presidents of their member organizations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8

Added by Lee Cruz on February 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Highly skilled professionals seeking volunteer work in Connecticut's nonprofits

Dear Connecticut Nonprofits and Friends,



Encore!Hartford has received 54 applications from highly skilled and highly passionate professionals from throughout Connecticut who seek to transition their seasoned professional skills and experience for work in Connecticut's nonprofits. There are only 20 seats available for Encore!Hartford’s pilot…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FREE office furniture

Chamber of Commerce has free office furniture they would to donate to any nonprofit organization. First-come, first-served, and must be picked up by 3pm on Monday, February 22nd.

4 Wood Desks

1 Small Round Conference Table…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Temporary Part-time and Full-time positions available with the Census Bureau

Temporary part-time and full-time positions available in the evenings and on the weekends with the Census Bureau for between five and ten weeks, mostly in April and May. The pay rate is $16-24.25/hour.

To apply, the applicant must take an employment test, which can be scheduled through the office (203-404-0940), and pass a background check. If you are interested in hearing more about this or would like brochures/flyers to pass out, please contact: Jess Goehrke:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 16, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Katharine Matthies Foundation grants in Education; Health; Human Services, restricted for: Lower Naugatuck Valley: www.bankofamerica.com/grantmaking

www.bankofamerica.com/grantmaking and search: Katharine Matthies Foundation

Program Type: Education; Health; Human Services

Area Served: CT

Proposal Due: May 1

Restrictions: Lower Naugatuck Valley

Mission

The Katharine Matthies Foundation was established in 1987 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

www.TechSoup.org Can Help Your Nonprofit with Technical Assistance, Software and Hardware

If you would like to learn more please email me and I will forward a link where you can download the Techsoup presentation to view or to share with the tech folks that work with your organization.

Added by Lee Cruz on February 11, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

COTR Classes Open to the Public

Winter Session 2010

Feb. 8th - Mar. 19st


Obviously, we're not doing it for the money!

First come, first serve; Space is limited.…

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Added by Todd Foster on February 11, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the Greater New Haven

IFAI Fellowship Program Application Form (2).doc

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas has launched an Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the Greater New Haven region. The program, designed as a basic skills…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 11, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Your Community and the U.S. Census: Combine to WIN

For every person that does not get counted in the 2010 Census your community loses thousands of dollars in federal funds. You can help:

1. Participate in the CENSUS: http://www.census.gov/

2. Educate yourself about the CENSUS - …

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Painting Recycled Oil Drums: 2/6 12-4pm Erector Sq.

Come have fun painting recycled oil drums on:



Sat. Feb. 6th

noon to 4PM

Erector Square

315 Peck Street, Fair Haven section of New Haven, CT

Bldg. #6-West, Studio-D, ground floor

First parking lot between Bldgs 2 & 3.




Bring friends or just stop by and add your touch to a drum.

It's a painting party with pizza, refreshments, and music.



A permanent decal will include your name on the drum you painted.

The 6 drums will… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Corporate philanthropy is first and foremost about employee morale...

source:http://causect.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/anatomy-of-a-tie-in-fundraising-opportunity-and-tribute-event/



When a local corporation does not have an office dedicated to corporate contributions, who is the go-to person? Human Resources? Even when there are full-time communications people dedicated to giving, HR is always at the giving table because corporate… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Screening for benefits: EarnBenefits is live!

Remember EarnBenefits?



It is a program that CAHS is implementing, in partnership with other organizations, to make benefits more readily available for people that need them. EBO is web-based application that helps case managers and intake workers screen clients for ten benefits simultaneously, allowing them to have quick access to more services. You can find more information on the software here,… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on February 3, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Third Sector Connector Forums: A useful resource for answers to you nonprofit org. questions

http://www.nonprofitlocal.com/modules/newbb/



Third Sector Connector Forums.

Whether you're a finance manager with a question about audits, a program manager looking for new volunteer recruitment strategies, or an executive director or board member with questions about rotating board terms, you've come to the right place (and send the rest of your team here, too!). We've designed these forums so that you can connect with… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 1, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Afterschool programs don’t forget to let JC Penny know -- this fundraising methodology is replicable.

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/collecting-change-for-your-cause/



Customers donated more than $4.7 million through the JCPenney Afterschool Round-up campaigns last year. During each 10-day event, shoppers were invited to “round-up” their JCPenney purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. JCPenney formalized its commitment to… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Found Money’ for Your Cause

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/



Everything about fundraising is Relationship Fundraising. That is the theme of every post. That is the point of this post. Greenwich-based Atlantic-Pacific Capital (there are dozens of these in Fairfield County, the world’s capital of such firms) raises capital for private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, technology and hedge fund placements, as well as private placement… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Help the Media (and donors) Find You

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/



You are an expert. The Cision video (first link below) is a helpful tool to help you realize that fact. The other links will help you get noticed by journalists. Not much more to say. Ever wonder why this or that person was quoted in an important article or television spot on a subject you know infinitely more about? These links will help answer that nagging question.…



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Care 4 Kids Program Will Remain Open Through February 28

Probably most of you already know, but a good reminder:





Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids child care assistance program continues to be open for services to eligible working families. In addition, the program has raised the income limit to allow more working families to qualify.



The program will NOT close to working families as of December 31, 2009, as previously announced. It will remain open to working families until at least February 28, 2010, pending budget… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey

From our friends at DataHaven (a great website, by the way):



Do you have opinions about your neighborhood’s convenience, safety or appearance, skills you can contribute, or suggestions for improving the community? Do you want to help your neighborhood become an even better place to live and work?



We’re excited to announce the first-ever New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits...

There a chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits. Please let me know if you are interested such monitors, and how many, for your non-profit, should they become available. These monitors are used but are of relatively recent vintage and are in working order.

C.J. May
Recycling Coordinator
Yale University
www.yale.edu/recycling
203-432-6852

Added by Lee Cruz on January 27, 2010 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Anatomy of an Inclusive—and Successful—Community Partnership: Q&A with Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt, a researcher, urban planner and 2019 Rubinger Fellow from Flint, Michigan, discusses what it takes to forge cross-sector partnerships that can achieve authentic community change. A prime example: Flint’s University Avenue Corridor Coalition brought residents and institutions together to reduce a neighborhood’s entrenched blight and crime when nothing else could.

What Happens When Workforce Development Meets Industrial District Revitalization

A new white paper from LISC’s Research and Evaluation team shows how revitalizing industrial districts can have an extraordinary impact in creating good jobs, activating neighborhoods and sparking local economies. Case in point: New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard, an inspiring model for disinvested districts across the country.

“I Believe in the Power of Storytelling.” A Q&A with LISC’s Tope Folarin, Whose Novel Debuts this Week

“She told me I could serve her in heaven.” From that powerful opening line in A Particular Kind of Black Man, award-winning author Tope Folarin leads readers through an exploration of identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. Folarin, whose “day job” is as LISC’s vice president of content and storytelling, says the story is relevant not just because of its connection to immigration and race, but because it looks at the way people struggle to build their own personal narratives…to live into their own stories. On the eve of his book tour, he talked about how his work as a novelist intersects with his work at LISC.

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