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Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (20)

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGENCY ON AGING OF SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT HOSTS 26TH ANNUAL CENTENARIANS LUNCHEON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC) was honored to host 122 guests, including 28 individuals who are turning 100 this year or who have passed this milestone, at the 26th Annual Centenarians Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2, to kick off the celebration of Older Americans Month.



The centenarians represented 13 greater New Haven towns,…

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Added by Libby Makela Johnson on May 8, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Endowment Associate - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Department:              Finance, Investments, Administration & Technology

Reports to:                 Finance Manager

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt

Job Grade:                  Grade (4)

  

POSITION:

The Endowment Associate will fulfill the following primary functions:

  1. Accounting analysis, reconciliations, and gift management/tracking;
  2. Bank reconciliations and…
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Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

EmcArts and The Cleveland Foundation: How do You Build the Audiences of Tomorrow?

From the EmcArts newsletter:

The Cleveland Foundation has partnered with EmcArts through the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 2, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Arts in the Community

I have been a community arts practitioner in Baltimore City for the last 15 years.

After years of being asked by funders how my program evaluates its outcomes and answering with anecdotal stories and satisfaction survey results, I decided to try to find more meaningful ways tell the story of this work so that its potential for impact could be better understood and attract investment and resources. To this end, I began some small research projects...…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on May 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Office Manager

A New Haven Catholic parish seeks an English/Spanish bilingual office manager to support the work of the pastor.  The successful candidate will be able to read, write, and speak fluently in both languages on a daily basis. Responsibilities include reception and secretarial work, responding to phone calls, emails, and letters; supervising/coordinating volunteers/office staff; coordinating use of facilities; some book keeping and preparation of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 2, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

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.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN 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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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