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Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (16)

Job Opportunity - Youth Services Director, City of New Haven

YOUTH SERVICES DIRECTOR  Posted:  June 23, 2011 until August 15, 2011



Minimum:  $53,940…


Added by Community Services Admin. on June 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Job Announcement: Director of Development and Marketing

Job Announcement:  Director of Development and Marketing

Arts Council of Greater New Haven



The work of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven is supported by government and foundation grants, and contributions from corporations and individuals.  The Director of Development and Marketing is responsible for the overall development program of the Arts Council.  Specific responsibilities include: researching and preparing foundation…


Added by Cindy Clair on June 27, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

IRIS is looking for a Grants and Development Coordinator

This is a part-time position, averaging 19 hours per week. 

The position would work closely with, and report to, the IRIS Executive Director.


Summary and Position Responsibilities

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services ( welcomes and resettles approximately 200 refugees each year— people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are…


Added by Kelly Hebrank on June 24, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Yale Library making furniture available for free.

Yale library is making a number of items, mostly furniture, available for free.    If you are interested in any of the following items please check its listing on the Connecticut Material Trader website for photos (most items) and further information.  Items must be picked up from Yale University in New Haven, CT on Tuesday June 28th.  If you wish to view the items personally ahead of time please email… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on June 23, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

FREE online materials reuse network Connecticut Material Trader

The Connecticut Material Trader (CMT) is a FREE online materials reuse network. It was created to help assist businesses, organizations, institutions, and municipalities in Connecticut find, sell, trade, or give away useful used or surplus materials that would otherwise be disposed as trash.

CMT members align corporate and environmental objectives by reducing their environmental… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on June 22, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

RSS Feeds for Non-profits added GNH Community

RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) is a web feed used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. We've added several RSS feeds that provide information for non-profits to the home page of GNH Community.


If you find a useful website or blog let us know. Thanks.

Added by Lee Cruz on June 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How should small and medium size non-profits approach Facebook and Twitter for fundraising?

First and foremost, Twitter and Facebook are communications networks.  That is to say that the primary actions that take place are the posting and reading of messages, pictures, etc…  To date these channels haven’t proven themselves to be majors centers of fundraising activity.  In fact, a recent web usability study from the Nielsen Norman group has confirmed that people look to Facebook as a…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Inspire Hispanic Families to Start Talking about College

From the National Center for Family Literacy:


Thinking about college can be a daunting experience for families. To help get the conversation started, NCFL's new online resources will inspire Hispanic families to start talking about college as a reality.  


Suite of resources:  …


Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Haven City-Wide Cycling Survey

Elm City Cycling is conducting a city-wide bicycling Survey. It takes less than 10 mins to complete this survey. If you or people you know use a bicycle to get to work, run errands or just for fun please fill out this survey and share the link with a friend. 


Added by Lee Cruz on June 8, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Legislative Priorities - From the GNH Chamber's NP Council

We have been told by people in Hartford that it would be very helpful if nonprofits in New Haven (and indeed throughout the state) contacted Senator Martin Looney as soon as possible in support of revised Senate Bill 127, An Act Concerning Updates to the Neighborhood Assistance Act.  Can you help us get the word out to our colleagues? 


We have been trying to get the improvements contained in this revised bill for years now and finally, it looks like it might happen.  But we…


Added by Patricia Scussel on June 6, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

OPPORTUNITY: Tent for Nonprofits at Arts & Ideas

Dear New Haven Nonprofits,

We are once again creating an opportunity to spread the word about how fabulous and important New Haven’s nonprofits are at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.  See the details below.  There are 2 ways your organization can be involved.

  1. Make a 2 foot…

Added by Joanne Sciulli on June 3, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Court Coordinator/Mediator at Community Mediation

Position Available: Court Coordinator/Mediator

Position Summary:   The Court Coordinator coordinates the adult court mediation program in G.A. Court No. 23 and supervises the court juvenile court mediation program.

Supervision received: Reports to the Associate Executive Director

Supervision exercised: Adult and Juvenile Court Mediators



Added by David Gafron Savage on June 3, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Donor management database

Hi All,

I am wondering if anyone can tell me which donor management database you use? We currently use raisers edge but are interested in getting some info on others.


Many thanks!


Added by Cara Pavelko on June 1, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

Featured Monthly Archives











Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

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

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

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.

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.

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