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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

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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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