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Featured Blog Posts – July 2014 Archive (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

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

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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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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