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July 2014 Blog Posts (15)

Nonprofit Board Beyond Bylaws

Here's an interesting set of thoughts from Dr. Eugene Fram who discusses nonprofit board roles "beyond the by-laws". I'm interesting in learning your takeaways. Also, as another thought, I propose that what's not contained in a board's by-laws might be contained in the board's governing policies. John Carver proposes that such policies be divided into those that are focused on mission (mission, purpose and values and strategic direction); those that are specific to the board; those that are…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 31, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Insurance Department Rejects Anthem Rate Hike, Lowers Others

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CAN BE EFFECTIVE – GET INVOLVED IN the ACA Marketplace! 

Please Claim Your Voice as a health care consumer

Insurance department rejects Anthem rate hike, lowers others

By: Arielle Levin Becker | July 29, 2014

“The department turned down the request by ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Surfing the social impact bond wave

A social impact bond WAVE is building. Both sides of the political aisle are exploring.  It's all about pay-for-performance funding.  Like them or not, nonprofits need to surf this billion$ experiment. http://onforb.es/1lRmStP

Added by Rob Leighton on July 29, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Understanding Observational Status for Medicare Users In Hospital

YOU AND YOUR PARENTS HAVE MEDICARE? DON’T GET ZAPPED WITH UNEXPECTED MEDICAL BILLS!

Hospitals, health systems, hospital-owned private practices et al are using every avenue to increase consumers out-of-pocket costs.  Facilities…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 28, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Meeting Effectiveness

Which of the following tool (s) has the best prospect of making your board meeting THE EVENT of the month or quarter or whatever:

*consent agenda

*planning and choreography (including food)

*actionable agenda items

board-driven conversations

*nonve of the above

*all of the above

I believe if you checked "all of the above" you would be correct. Each of these activities can contribute to making happier and productive board meetings. Without these…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 27, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Executive Director of FISH of Greater New Haven

FISH OF GREATER NEW HAVEN, INC. – JOB POSTING

for public dissemination

July 23, 2014

Position:  Executive Director

Overview: 

FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is seeking a self-motivated, highly organized, and ambitious Executive Director (ED).  The ED will administer and, in most cases, actively carry out operations of the organization, including program services, finances, development and fundraising,…

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Added by Steve Werlin on July 24, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Recognize & Break Free of the Man Box. End Domestic Violence

We invite readers to visit and read our comprehensive blog on Domestic Violence and the work of

"A Call To Men."

Some National Domestic Violence Statistics:

Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

• Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 22, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Build Capacity at your Nonprofit with Public Allies Connecticut!

Have you been looking to boost capacity at your organization? Are you interested in becoming an Ally host site for the 2014-2015 year? Read on!…

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Added by Emily Gallagher on July 21, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Critical Heart Truths for Women - Attention Women of Color

 The National Heart Lungs & Blood Institute (NHLBI), the NIH and various other women-based organizations are conducting a national campaign to tell women the truth about Heart Disease. At OneWorld we have culled much of the information for you in one convenient place.  Please give yourself the gift of time and good health.  Get Informed!  Knowledge is truly POWER!  Also visit OneWorld’s Health Section; watch some of our…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 21, 2014 at 1:08am — No Comments

Parents Have An IMPORTANT Role In Preventing Bullying

PARENTS HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN PREVENTING BULLYING.

StopBullying.Gov is a very informative web site with excellent resource information about every aspect of bullying.  We highly recommend visiting the site. 

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 15, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Governance Matters

An editorial in today's New York Times discussed state and federal government crackdowns on private for-profit colleges and in particular, Corinthian College.

In the editorial, the paper notes:

Last year, the California attorney general, Kamala Harris, sued Corinthian, charging that it had lied to students and investors about job placement rates for its graduates. The company advertised job placement rates as high as 100 percent for certain programs, when, in some cases, there…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 14, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery July 4th Message

Happy July 4th To All,

 

I received a note from a friend of mine and I would like to share the message with all:…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on July 4, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

IRIS is hiring an Operations Manager

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Operations Manager. 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 serves clients…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on July 3, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

IRIS is hiring a Case Manager

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Reception & Placement (R&P) Case Manager. 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.…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on July 3, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

OneWorld Honors Dolores Huerta – 50 Years An Activist Leader

Dolores Huerta Is A Civil Rights Activist And Labor Leader.  She has been a giant in the fight against economic inequality, racism and patriarchy for more than 50 years. She is now 84-years-old and is still fighting for justice for women and for civil rights.  Ms Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born in 1930 in New Mexico.  Throughout her adult life she has fought for equality for women, against discrimination and exploitation of farm workers, and for equity for…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 2, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How Community Animators Work Around the World

Transcription of John and Peter's July 25th conversation with Cormac Russell on his work with communities, agencies, NGOs and governments using ABCD and other strengths-based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Our 13 Staging Posts in Learning and Developmpent

What the community animators at UK-based consulting and research organization Nurture Development have learned in the 21 years since its founding.

How Community Action Shapes Health

Deborah Puntenney has been a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute for 25 years. In this transcribed conversation, John and Peter talk with her about how her work focuses on engaging citizens to become effective co-producers of their own health and well-being.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

A Market That Kindles Culture and Commerce

In St. Paul, MN, a summer celebration of arts and entrepreneurship, modeled on night markets in Asia, has galvanized commerce and culture along University Avenue. LISC's longtime partner, the Asian Economic Development Association, is leading the charge to revitalize the district, where Southeast Asian residents and businesspeople have incorporated a "a Minnesota twist."

How Arts and Culture Can Catalyze Rural Development

In an interview for Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council, Bob Reeder, Rural LISC's director for national programs, discusses the importance of inclusion, diversity and economic equity when bringing arts and culture into community development efforts. With those key ingredients, creative placemaking can be a winning proposition for rural revitalization.

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.

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