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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…

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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:  …

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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…

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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…
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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

Core…

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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!

Cara

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

PRESCHOOL SITE DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY

TEAM, Inc., a non-profit social service agency serving the lower Naugatuck Valley, has the following opportunity in its quality Early Education program located in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Milford, Seymour and Shelton:

Full-time position available to oversee the education component of Early Education programs including Head Start, School Readiness and Child Day Care.  Primary responsibilities include 1) supervision and support of coordinators and teaching staff, 2) training…

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Added by Richard Knoll on May 24, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

CitySeed is hiring for two positions



1. Fair Haven Market Outreach Coordinator - start date ASAP. This position is part time, 10 hours per week for 13 weeks at $15/hr. This is an incredible opportunity to engage the Fair Haven community - both residents and businesses - at the Fair Haven Market!



2. Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator - VISTA position - start date July 15. This position is through the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps). This is a full time, year long position… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on May 20, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Free Filing Cabinets

The Chamber would like to donate two beige four-drawer filing cabinets and one of the black four-drawer filing cabinets to one of our nonprofit members. (We also have a bankers box full of pendaflex filing folders of every color. We’d also like to offer those up to anyone who would want them.)

Whoever wants the filing cabinets must pick them up on Monday, May 9. (Preferably before noon.)

 Thanks! Patti

 

Patricia A. Scussel

Executive Director

Greater…

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Added by Patricia Scussel on May 5, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

You can increase your nonprofit organization's visibility in 2011 by creating a profile on giveGreater.org...

giveGreater.org is an online database of local nonprofit profiles that enables donors to learn about, connect with and give to nonprofits 24/7.

 

Follow giveGreater.org on…

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Added by Stephanie Chung on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Haven Police seeking Resident Applicants for Resident Academy

Go behind the scenes of the NEW HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT - Apply today for the Citizens’ Police Academy.

 

The Citizens’ Academy is an 8 week course designed to enlighten residents about the New Haven Police Department. The Goal is to Bridge the information Gap between the Community and the Police Department.

 

Participants must be 18 yrs or older.

 

Learn more, ask questions... get answers, role play... See what its like to walk in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Job oppening at CAHS: Outreach Advocate, New Haven County

CAHS mission and vision: Works to end poverty and to equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. We envision a Connecticut where all children and families thrive and, regardless of income, contribute to and share in Connecticut’s growth.  Low-income residents—working in collaboration with policy makers, business and labor leaders, the faith community and the general public—play a central role in developing policies and…

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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on April 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Contacting State Officials & Legislators about Proposed Budget/Policy Changes?



Note: These talking points are important and timely however each organization must develop its own strategy for communicating with legislators and policy makers. Staff members should always check with the Executive Director (or equivalent staff leader) and the top staff person should in turn develop their strategy in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 8, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

IF YOUR CLIENTS DON’T HAVE DENTAL INSURANCE, THIS FREE CLINIC IS FOR THEM

With an estimated one in three Connecticut residents without dental insurance, two free clinics scheduled this year in Waterbury and Hartford may set records for treatment.

The fourth Connecticut Mission of Mercy clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Sing for a Cause! Community choir singers needed for Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity

All ages, all talents of singers needed for a concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity on May 14th at North Haven High School.  Fun music, this is fifth year for this great concert featuring local talent.  3-4 rehearsals required, starting April 28th.  For more info email conductor Amanda Kaletsky at:  amitycaresconcert@gmail.com

Added by cathie miller on April 3, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

From TCC Group: The Sustainability Formula How Nonprofit Organizations Can Thrive in the Emerging Economy

Nonprofit organizations, like all institutions,wrestle continually with the question of how tokeep going and to improve their lot, especially during today’s difficult economic times. In short,nonprofits must constantly strive for sustainability. Download PDF copy of the article here SustainabilityFormula NfPs.pdf

Added by Lee Cruz on March 31, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Combatting a Water Crisis with Entrepreneurship, and Heart

Jonathan Quarles is a Flint, MI small business owner who received a $10,000 grant from LISC and Verizon to help weather the pandemic's economic crisis. His business is a story worth telling: Quarles harvests and distributes clean water from the atmosphere, creating jobs, opportunity and "empowering the city that raised me" in the bargain.

In Pursuit of a Shared Humanity

LISC stands in unity with the protests that are sweeping our country, and their core message—that every life is sacred, says Maurice A. Jones, LISC’s president and CEO, in a video message. We are committed, he affirms, to continuing the work to dismantle structural racism and create an equitable America for all.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

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