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May 2012 Blog Posts (28)

Haas National Survey of Development Directors

Interested in sharing your insights about your work in development (you know aka fundraising)?  Take the Haas Foundation & Compass Point National Development Director Survey.


If you’re interested in hearing more about the research please contact Marla …


Added by Mike Burns on May 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is Facilitation?

Facilitation is a powerful tool to work with groups to reach their goal. It’s largely group-driven, while the facilitator manages the process so the group can focus on content. Think of the facilitator as the oil for the machine — the oil makes it easier for the pieces of the machine to work together, but the oil doesn’t do the machine’s job.

A facilitator can guide a group from brainstorming and idea-gathering to concrete action steps and results. By managing interactions between…


Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments


How many of us KNOW the story of my whistle-blower hero Ms. Sherry Hunt?  She saved us, the US tax-payer, a lot of money by blowing the whistle about the dishonest financial practices that were going on at CitiGroup.  She is a woman of conscience, honesty and principle.  She is a woman who worked her way up from the bottom with a high school diploma; she became VP at CitiGroup.  Read about her at Bloomberg, Hunttington Post and elsewhere.  The complaint contended that senior bank personnel…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 31, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Salvation Army in New Haven looking for Program Speakers for Seniors this summer

Posted by John Karavas

Board of Director's and member of the Rotary Club of New Haven

Board of Advisers Chairperson, New Haven Citadel, Salvation Army

The New Haven Corps for the Salvation Army is looking for program speakers for a New Haven senior citizen audience for the 2012 summer. Six slots are currently open.  For volunteers contact Lt. Jae Im at 203-624-9891, ext. 12.

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a consensual, self-determined process in which participants work together with the facilitation of an impartial, trained third party to address the conflict. Mediation provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • clarify issues and interests
  • express feelings
  • explore options
  • be heard
  • craft a voluntary, mutually agreed-upon outcome

Fundamental principles of mediation include:

  • balanced and respectful…

Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Conflict Coaching

Conflict Coaching is one of the many conflict resolution tools used to help individuals, businesses and organizations manage conflict.   Coaching involves consultation and guidance on a specific dispute or conflict to get clear on the needs and to open up new options for strategies to meet those needs.  It can also be used to evaluate and improve personal conflict and communication skills.

Coaching is appropriate for conflicts where mediation is not possible or necessary.  Conflict…


Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rotary Club of New Haven partners w/ other Rotary Entites to Establish Eye Hospital

Colin Gershon, New Haven Attorney, and Rotarian, writes about Rotary Club of New Haven's support and financial involvement with other Rotary entities to establish an eye hospital in Pali, India. In part he writes, "This project is a terrific example of our club's commitment to the International Avenue of Service.  For the entire story, click here.

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 29, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

Rotarian Andrew Heatley volunteered at the New Haven Youth Oympics at Hill House High School

For decades the Rotary Club of New Haven has supported the New Haven Middle School Youth Olympics and this year Rotarian Andrew Heatley, a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch offered up his commentary on the games which occurred during May of 2012 at Hill House High School.  In part he wrote,  "I left the Olympics wishing I had a chance to…


Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 25, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Demonstrate Your Leadership Skills through Service on the Board of a Local Nonprofit...

Volunteer service on the Board of a local nonprofit is a great way to demonstrate your leadership skills and to learn about your community; it also looks great on your resume. Here is a list of Greater New Haven nonprofits looking for volunteers.The list inclludes specific skill that each organization is looking for in…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Haven Salvation Army Looking for Additional Member to its Board of Advisors

New Haven Rotarians, Jae Im (Commander of the New Haven Salvation Army Citadel) and John Karavas (Board of Advisors Chairperson, Salvation Army) are inviting community members who may be interested in serving on the board of advisors to the next board meeting on May 30th at 450 George St., New Haven.  The monthly meetings start at noon and include lunch. Adjournment is at 1 PM. There is plenty of parking on the grounds.

The board is looking to expand its New Haven community…


Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 25, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Our Friends at the Rotary Club of Norwich

The Rotary Club of Norwich is having its charity fund raising Family Carnival from May 24th thru the 28th. It is a great way to have some fun while helping the club to raise Funds for their community charity work.  If you are in the neighborhood, stop on by.Get Your Ticket(s)

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 24, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Employee surveys

We are encouraged to survey our employees as a best practice. It would be interesting to know of other organziations that have done this and the type of survey they used.

Added by Richard Knoll on May 24, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Residents tell last sooty power plant ‘This air was made for you and me’ (update)

More than 150 people crowded into a room in the City Hall Annex recently to weigh in on Bridgeport Harbor Station’s request to renew its five-year operating permit, which expired earlier this year.

Environmentalists have been trying for years to shut down the coal operations at the station, which is owned by the Newark-based Public Service Electric & Gas. This may be their best chance, said John Calandrelli, program director for the Sierra Club’s local…


Added by Christopher Zurcher on May 23, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Arts Education Field Guide

This seven part series is based on Americans for the Arts’ new toolkit, The Arts Education Field Guide, which will be released during the first webinar. The Field Guide will illuminate ways to navigate the complex web of citizens, policymakers, government entities, and organizations that influence arts education from the school house to the White House and from the living room to the board room.

Each webinar in this series is free…


Added by Julie Trachtenberg on May 21, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

WorkPlace Inc. seeking training providers

WorkPlace seeking training providers.  Excerpt follows.  Use this link to access full document.


Core/soft employability skill areas to be provided include:


  • Work Readiness –Attitude and expectations
  • Interviewing and resume development
  • Job search techniques
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and…

Added by Lee Cruz on May 14, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Yale 2012 Spring Salvage program to benefit Nonprofits

The Yale Office of Facilities and Office of Sustainability would like to invite you to participate in the 2012 Spring Salvage program. Your organization is invited to join us at Ingalls Rink located at 73 Sachem Street on the following Sale Days:


Wednesday, May 16th                   10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30st                    10:30 am - 4:00 pm



All goods will be sold for a…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

GNH Community Resources Update: our calendar is now connected to Journal Register Company newspapers in CT

The Journal Register Company newspapers in Connecticut are offering free assistance and resources to nonprofit organizations. Among these services is the inclusion of the GNH Community calendar as a feed on their blog

To see how this works go to …


Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Fellowship at All Our Kin




All Our Kin is looking for a Fellow in Child Care Policy to join our team! This fellowship is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in early childhood education, policy and advocacy, non-profit management, and public service. Fellows will work full-time at All Our Kin, and will be supervised and mentored by the organization’s co-founders and directors. The fellowship provides a way for bright, committed young leaders to learn more about…


Added by Janna Wagner on May 10, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA) Hartford, CT seeks Executive Director

Established in 1978, SINA is a partnership between Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital and Trinity College, that works cooperatively with the community to develop leadership and improve the economic, physical and social characteristics of Hartford’s Frog Hollow, Barry Square and South Green neighborhoods. SINA’s vision is to serve as a catalyst to foster a vibrant urban community where residents, employees and businesses can enjoy a high quality of life and opportunities…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 9, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

New Haven Academy Spring Exhibitions

Each spring, our students demonstrate their mastery and reflect on their academic progress.

We would love to have you join us! Outside guests help make these exhibitions authentic and meaningful. All guests participate in exhibitions and help evaluate student performance. Guests also help us to learn a lot about how we’re doing as a school from their presence and feedback.

Our 9th and 11th graders all present on the same day at the same time. Our 10th and 12th graders present…


Added by Nydia Roman on May 9, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

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