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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.  http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/1338485415-fd208e0be221eceeef559d83148a8a68-804e4b6?pa=9612370389

 

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

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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…

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

IN PRAISE OF HONEST HEROES - IN THIS CASE - SHERO - SHERRY HUNT - FINANCIAL WHISTLE-BLOWER

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…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. http://www.workplace.org/news.php

 

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…
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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…

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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 ConnecticutNewspapers.org.

To see how this works go to …

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

Fellowship at All Our Kin

 

Friends,

 

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…

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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…

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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…

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

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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The Faces of “Bring Them HOMES”

A poignant photography exhibit honors veterans whose lives have been touched by Bring Them HOMES, our housing initiative for homeless and at-risk former servicemen and women. All photos by Gus Powell/Courtesy Lee Marks Fine Art

Top Reads, Week of 11/5

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into a report on jobs that fall short of the middle-class salary threshold, Opportunity Zones, and the impact a felony charge has on one’s ability to participate in democracy.

Progress and Possibilities for Housing Every Veteran

Our commitment to helping house homeless and at-risk veterans won’t let up until there are no more ex-military men and women living on the streets. It’s hard work, especially in hot, high-cost markets. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're highlighting the creative solutions and partnerships that build supportive housing communities and make it possible for us reach our collective goal.

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