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May 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Photos from the Father Nash Breakfast are up!

Check them out on Community Mediation's Facebook page!


Added by David Gafron Savage on May 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Online Forums

There is a free and very streamlined option for running an online forum for free at http://www.lefora.com/. Set up is very easy and if you don't want to use Facebook or Google Groups for collaboration and planning, this might be an option. Forums can be completely public or completely private.

Added by David Gafron Savage on May 25, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Job Posting: Development Director, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership

RYASAP, a leading capacity building and community change organization dedicated to young people, young adults and families, is seeking a fund development…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 21, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Collaborative Incentive Grant Program

The Office of Policy and Management has today released the Request For Proposal for the Nonprofit Collaborative incentive Grant Program. You can access the RFP on either the Department of Administrative Services or the OPM website. Please note the link below. There is $5 million available and the proposal deadline is not until September…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The New Haven Register did it, why not Non-profits? Free or Cheap Open Source & Web-Based Software Solutions

In a groundbreaking experiment, the Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company and owner of the New Haven Register, this week successfully produced two websites and newspapers – one daily and one weekly - using only free web-based tools and bypassing the Company’s legacy, proprietary systems…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 21, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

New Haven Shooting Victim Needs Help

Henry was shot on his way home from work back in February of this year. He has been fighting for his life ever since and it's increasingly looking like he's going to make it! He's most recently been in a rehab facility and they want to release him.....either to his own home or to a nursing home for an indefinite period of time. Unfortunately, the family's current home is not a viable option because it's a second floor apartment and Henry is wheelchair bound. They have found a suitable first… Continue

Added by Todd Foster on May 21, 2010 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

"I Love Greater New Haven Non-Profits" campaign

Dear Friends and Colleagues:



Your organization is invited to participate in the "I Love Greater New Haven Non-Profits" campaign.



Now in its second year, this initiative will be promoted during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas when representatives from New Haven's nonprofits will get the word out about the value of nonprofit to our community through distribution of "impact fact cards" and other fun activities.… Continue

Added by Joanne Sciulli on May 20, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity - Court Mediator

COMMUNITY MEDIATION, INC.…

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Added by Brenda Cavanaugh on May 18, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

Event Notifications based on location

The NHPD announced that they will start using the webservice nixle (http://www.nixle.com/) to send crime alerts. However, it seems like you can also sign up to the service as a non-profit and define a geographical area and people can sign up to that as a 'watch area' and get email events for alerts (events, meetings, etc.) in that area.



Here's a snip from the website:



Nixle…
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Added by David Gafron Savage on May 12, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

LAST SHOT FOR BAN THE BOX today

Today is the LAST DAY to get BAN THE BOX PASSED! We need YOU and 5 frreinds TO CALL NOW.

Please CALL YOUR SENATOR RIGHT NOW!
Democrats: 1-800-842- 1420 Republicans: 1-800-842-1421

HB 5207 An Act Concerning Criminal Background Check for Perspective State Employees requires state employers to offer employment based on qualifications prior to inquiring past criminal convictions.

"I want you SENATOR to VOTE YES! This bill is IMPORTANT TO ME…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 5, 2010 at 12:07pm — 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

SAVE THE DATE 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

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.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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