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June 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Nonprofit Board Harm

What should happen when a nonprofit board learns that its CEO does not actually have the credentials he claims?

Recently in Hartford, CT the 17-year CEO of a nonprofit charter school enterprise resigned pretty much on short-notice.  The reporting source, WFSB on-line, tells that word had circulated that the CEO was not a PhD.  According to the report it's…


Added by Mike Burns on June 26, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Yanerys Aziz reflects on learning and improvement in her thriving West Haven family child care program

Every Sunday night, West Haven family child care provider Yanerys Aziz strategizes for the coming week. She thinks about the materials she’ll lay out for children on her theme table, the arrangement of her child care space, and the activities she’ll propose in the days to come. The children she cares for will arrive early the next morning, and Yanerys wants to be prepared to offer them experiences that nurture their curiosity and help them grow and learn. Since 2007, when she opened…


Added by Jessica Sager on June 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board & CEO Retirement Policies

It is pretty much the practice of nonprofits to establish board term limits. Most common among these practices is the 2-3 year term and 1 year off rule recognizing that for large organizations, 3-3 year terms takes into account the learning curve that may be needed to create effective boards. Admittedly, there are quite a number of nonprofit boards that I have encountered that do not implement their term limits for all kinds of lame reasons: we don't want to lose our invaluable member (what,…


Added by Mike Burns on June 19, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

THE DAD CONNECTION –Take Your Place July 23, 2014

THE DAD CONNECTION –Take Your Place July 23, 2014




Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 19, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

HealthCare Costs ALERT - Planned 12.5% Rate Increase In 2015!




Anthem has plans to raise health insurance premiums by an average of 12.5% in 2015. That is what they recently proposed to the Department of…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Building strong communities, family togetherness & a healthy lifestyle.

It's finally here a fun loving fitness facility that is dedicated to the entire family. Not only do we provide affordable classes but we also have FREE Zumba®  classes for both adults and kids.

Take a look: BEyond FITness

Feel free to "like" us on Facebook for more fitness fun at …


Added by Ivette Altieri on June 16, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

The Case for Emotional Emancipation - June 20, 2014 at 12N


The Case for Emotional Emancipation for Black People 

  • EVENT DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014 – 12N TO 2:30PM Town Hall Meeting
  • PLACE:  GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 20 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510
  • A…

Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Values and Ethics

A recent shake-up in a nonprofit dependent on its credibility and adherence to high ethical standards can serve to remind nonprofit board and staff that conflicts of interest are not specific to board members alone.

"The CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute) is best known for administering the Chartered Financial Analyst exams, a rigorous test of financial analysis and ethics. This year, nearly 150,000 candidates from 179 countries registered to take one of the exams,…


Added by Mike Burns on June 12, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

IRIS has open position for Health & Wellness Program Coordinator

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (, a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Health & Wellness Program Coordinator. IRIS helps refugees and asylees— people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are invited to the US by the federal government—to start new lives and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their communities. IRIS currently…


Added by Kelly Hebrank on June 12, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments


Pa’lante Latin@s Promotores Program

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, provides quality, affordable, preventive health care for women and families across communities. We support the Latin@ community in New Haven and throughout Connecticut by informing them about our reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education programs, and our public policy and advocacy work. We are committed to educating and engaging…


Added by Dieniz Costa on June 10, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease is the #1 Form of Dementia in America

Alzheimer's is the number one form of dementia in America. Remember The Person. Talk About It! Learn about it. FEAR SOLVES NOTHING! ACTION DOES MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.  ACTION HELPS!

Alzheimer’s Disease is the #1 form of Dementia in America

Dementia is no respecter of color, class, education or economic…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Diversity

How much does diversity really matter to an organization--externally?  

A New York Times article took a look at how today's organizations may have even put into their policies a commitment to diversifying their boards but have very little to show to this commitment.  The Times asks: Companies today earn points…


Added by Mike Burns on June 5, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Teachers Hold Common Core Forum And Seek Support of Parents

Teachers Hold Forum to Show Parents Common Core is Working and Backers of the Common Core Standards Seek Out the Support of Parents. 

"GUILFORD: George Cooksey doesn’t care whether Derek Jeter is better than Xander Bogaerts. That wasn’t the point of his visit.…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Junta seeks Director of Development

Director of Development


JUNTA seeks a full-time Director of Development for immediate hire.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


Organization Description

Junta for Progressive Action is non-profit organization committed to ensuring the economic, political and social conditions of the Latino and vulnerable community of greater New Haven, through programs and advocacy.…


Added by JUNTA on June 2, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

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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.

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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

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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