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April 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Arts in troubled schools help

Bridgeport’s kindergarten-to-eighth grade Roosevelt Elementary School is one of eight schools around the country taking part in a pilot program in which artists and actors will work with the schools to try to reduce behavioral problems, increase attendance, improve student participation and…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on April 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

CitySeed is seeking Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager

CitySeed is seeking a Part-Time Market Manager (I) to help manage its 2012 markets in New Haven, CT. The Assistant will work under the supervision of the Market Manager and with other CitySeed staff, vendors, interns and volunteers to create successful and viable markets for Connecticut farmers and consumers. The Assistant Market

Manager will be responsible for sole and co-management of farmers’ markets and administering the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) and FVRx (Fresh Fruit and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Tweeting For a Better World- a Guide for Smaller Nonprofits

Published Date: 2012-03-06
Author(s): Sivan Nemovicher    Elizabeth Good Christopherson, Jill Nagle, and Jonathan Kartt…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Community Foundation Partner in Neighborhood Leadership Training featured in Fast Company Magazine

The Grove, partner to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, for training of Neighborhood Leadership Grant recipients was featured in Fast Company Magazine. Grove Founders Slate Ballard and Ken Janke developed the training modules for our neighborhood leadership grants recipients with Community Organizer Kevin Ewing.

Read: "Why You Should Start A Company In... New Haven"…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

EPA recognizes CFE program director Curt Johnson with environmental merit award

Today Curt Johnson, program director for Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound, received the 2012 Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office.

Curt was selected the award for his work as Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC is a volunteer organization made up of representatives from Connecticut and New York who provide advice to federal, state, and local government partners…

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Added by Christopher Zurcher on April 25, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Announcing Connecticut Nonprofit/Grassroots Leaders Exchange Program with Turkey

Dear Connecticut Nonprofit Colleagues,

 

The Global Training and Development Institute and University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program are pleased to announce the Young Turkey/Young America Nonprofit/NGO/Grassroots Leaders Exchange Program made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 

Overview

We are…

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Added by David Garvey on April 18, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Attention Organized Communities concerned about crime: Department of Justice Released Byrne Application for Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that is opened the application process for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. As part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, this fund is designed to support “community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues.” The application is available online here…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS AGENCIES TO WIDELY PUBLICIZE SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES State Will Target Outreach to Groups With High Unemployment

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today sent a letter to state agency commissioners directing them to work with the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Labor to widely advertise agency summer job opportunities.



“Connecticut’s falling unemployment rate is good news, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” said Governor Malloy. “Any one of these jobs can make a difference to someone who is unemployed or a young person looking…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

UConn Launches Degree-Completion Program in Nonprofit Leadership

Prepare For Your Future

If you are working in a nonprofit, have an associate degree (or 60 college credits) and seek to move into a leadership role in the nonprofit sector, the University of Connecticut has designed a degree-completion program for you. The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Nonprofit Leadership allows you to enter UConn as a junior (if you have an associate degree), complete your degree and prepare you for…

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Added by David Garvey on April 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school [...]…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on April 12, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Board Members: Understand These Two Ratios to Help Evaluate Your Nonprofit's Finances

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Do you understand the financial reports that you receive each month with your board packet? Financial oversight is a major responsibility of all nonprofits board members, not just the treasurer. By the time you finish reading this article, you will have two quick tools to help you better use those financial reports.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 11, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IRIS has immediate openings for staff in Employment Services department

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) has immediate openings in its employment services department, which helps refugees—people who have fled persecution in their home countries and resettled in Greater New Haven—become self-sufficient through employment as soon as possible following their arrival in the US.

Two positions are currently open:  a FT Employment Services Coordinator and PT Employer Outreach Specialist.  Full…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on April 9, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

How to Make the Most of Google Grants and Free Ad Dollars

April 19, 2012

2:00 p.m. ET

Did you know that Google gives out free advertising dollars to non-profit organizations? Did you also know that qualifying organizations could receive $10K or as much as $40K each month from Google to use for advertising and promoting their good cause? If you were not aware of these opportunities or Google Grants, then we want to share our experience and best practices for this generous program. We want to give non-profit organizations the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

6 questions for arts managers to think with Agility

From: http://artsinterstices.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/6-questions-for-arts-managers-to-think-with-agility/

  • At any given point, could a funder walk up to someone working in your box office or classroom or studio and say “tell me what you’re trying to accomplish this season with my money” ?
  • Have you integrated aspects of project management into your…
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Added by Lee Cruz on April 6, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Learn About and Create Visualizations of Your Data

Visual.ly Create is the fastest, smartest and most beautiful approach to data visualization yet. Simply connect and click to produce an infographic in seconds at http://visual.ly/

Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Marketing tips: Location-based social media

Let Your Customers Become Mayor and Rule Your World!

'Phone and GPS-based social networks like Foursquare and Facebook Places  have millions of users that join them to “check-in” into their favorite hangouts for fun & rewards. The more they check in, the more points & badges they accumulate. Foursquare's notable badge of honor is "Mayor." Businesses can then use this…

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Added by Selam on April 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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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.

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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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