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Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (8)

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

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

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

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.

 

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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

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

PUSHing for Development Without Displacement in Buffalo

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), a long-time LISC partner, has made extraordinary gains in disinvested parts of Buffalo by developing green affordable housing, workforce programs, community cohesion and even a land bank. An article in Next City plumbs the group’s mission and inventive strategies to boost prosperity for residents while trying to prevent displacement. Over the past decade, LISC has invested nearly $12 million in grants and equity in PUSH projects.

LISC’s Julia Ryan in NY Times Letter: Community Efforts are Key to Crime Reduction

In response to a New York Times article on the role of citizens in crime reduction, Julia Ryan, LISC’s vice president of health and safety, wrote a letter to the editor underscoring the importance of community nonprofits and residents in the success of these efforts. Ryan points to LISC research that proves community-led strategies work and calls for appropriate investment in community-led revitalization.

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