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Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (10)

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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

         NEW FATHERS GROUP STARTING JULY 23, 2014 –

      NURTURING FAMILIES NETWORK…

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

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

HEALTH CARE COSTS ALERT– PLANNED 12.5% RATE INCREASE IN 2015!

DO YOU, FAMILY OR LOVED ONES HAVE ANTHEM HEALTH INSURANCE?

OPPOSE THIS PLANNED 12.5 PERCENT RATE INCREASE BY ANTHEM

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…

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

POSITIONS OPENING

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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

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Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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