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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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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.

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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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