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May 2016 Blog Posts (12)

Nonprofit Merger

The following article from the Cape Cod Times reveals how challenging and how much time the bringing together as "one" a nonprofit merger process can take. I of course don't know all the details but given the differences in size between the two organizations, acquisition may be a better label for what is being negotiated. While indeed, the two may become one, one museum is larger with more resources. The reality being faced by the smaller institution, that it is losing money, may be the…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 31, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments

A theater for the people

Photo credit: Square Foot Theatre

When taking in a show at the Square Foot Theatre, you can bring your own food and drink. And if you’re so inspired, you can bring your own talent…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 26, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

Job posting: Director of Membership and Marketing

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Director of Membership and Marketing

Summary

Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) is a leading non-profit environmental advocacy organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. Our programs serve the environment and people of Connecticut, Long Island Sound, and the Long Island Sound watershed, with our Long Island Sound programs known as Save the…

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Added by Lois Greene on May 23, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated - Children of Prisoners Library Spanish Translation

Resource regarding Children of Incarcerated Parents with your networks.

 

The Spanish edition of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Library is now available http://nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu/resources/library/cpl-espanol/

This edition of CIPL was funded by Church World Service Latin America and the Caribbean and translated by Maria Eva Dorigo.

For the past few…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 20, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Life lessons learned through tennis

New Haven is a great city for tennis. Besides playing host to the Connecticut Open professional tournament, the Elm City has many well-maintained public courts. New Haven Youth Tennis and Education,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Values

The following Washington Post story highlights an issue that many nonprofit boards must face at some point: when is donor money "too" tainted? The question, presumably answered through long and tedious debates, is about values and of course, just how much a particular board's values are worth in the pursuit of mission. And, in the pursuit of mission, why doesn't "any means" justify the "ends"? The story about the National Parks asks these questions while recognizing that the "public" via…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 18, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Nonprofits inspire generosity during The Great Give® 2016





Nonprofits across Greater New Haven inspired a spirit of giving last week during The Great Give® …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 12, 2016 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Canal Dock/New Haven Dragon Boat Regatta - June 4, 2016

There's still time to join a team and race in the Canal Dock/New Haven Dragon Boat Regatta on June 4th at Long Wharf Pier. A mixed crew is…

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Added by John Pescatore on May 10, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

FREE Classes for the Community.

Don't miss out on some free fitness for the entire family. Beyond Fitness was honored to participate for its 3rd Year at the Fair Haven Family Stroll. Incase you missed all the fun check out the link ;) Here

Added by Ivette Altieri on May 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Living life to the fullest

Life after a traumatic injury or illness might never be the same. But it still can be lived to the fullest. Helping such patients recover to this level is the mission of Gaylord Hospital.  

“It’s not good enough to say you’re going to go home and watch TV. If you want to be an athlete, or return to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 5, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

URGENT ACTION needed on Child Nutrition

The Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation currently being discussed in Congress includes a provision that could eliminate several New Haven schools from access to free school meals, would impact several New Haven high schools food programs, and would seriously impact the Summer Meals program, through changing the guidelines for community eligibility, thus undoing many of the gains our community has made over the past few years to reduce childhood hunger in New Haven.

 

The…

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Added by Billy Bromage on May 4, 2016 at 9:21pm — No Comments

New Season of Lectures at Grove Street Cemetery

Hello !!!

A new season of lectures/tours will begin this coming weekend May 7th and May 8th.

So each Saturday beginning with May7th the tour begins at 11:00am. Each Sunday beginning May 8th the tour begins at Noon.

So all are welcome. If you…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on May 2, 2016 at 5:34pm — 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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