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July 2015 Blog Posts (12)

Nonprofit Board Loses $100,000

What exactly should a nonprofit board do when it learns that its trusted Treasurer has redirected some of its funds?

Below is the Washington Post story about the theft experienced by the Talbot Watermen Association. The Treasurer helped herself to the nonprofit's funds and members of the organization called the cops. Presuming that the nonprofit has liability insurance, much of their loss should be recovered.

The good news. Below the Washington Post article is what the…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 31, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Yale SOM Outreach Nonprofit Consulting Call for Applications

Outreach Nonprofit Consulting (ONC), a student organization at Yale School of Management (SOM), provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the New Haven area. For 20 years, ONC has brought together nonprofit leaders and Yale MBA students to achieve a positive impact in the New Haven community.

 

ONC is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that wish to solve an important organizational challenge in one of these key areas:…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 30, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Back to School Supplies needed

Family Centered Services of CT is sponsoring a Back to School program for the children that we serve.  Our goal is to outfit 125 kids with all the necessary supplies from backpacks to markers to notebooks. 

The follow is a list of needed supplies:Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, rulers, binders, scissors and sharpeners. Donations can be dropped of at Family CT, 235 Nicoll St, New Haven CT or we will pick up.

For more information or to…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on July 29, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments

Dine out for Family CT. Thank you to Pepe's!

A big shout out to Frank Pepe Pizzeria and Gary Bimonte for hosting our annual dine out event today at Pepe's on Wooster Street, New Haven. Pepe's has been working with Family Centered Services of CT for a number of years.  Come on down and enjoy a meal with family and friends.  Dine Out runs all day today, July 28. Come and enjoy.

Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on July 28, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Porter on the role of business in solving social problems

Social entrepreneurs will love what Porter has to say about the role of business in solving social problems: LINK.

Added by JP Hernandez on July 27, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Nonprofit CEO Complaints

Generally, when I ask nonprofit CEOs about their boards there are two types of answers: polite and complaining. Usually both types of answers are given by each CEO I encounter. So, it should come as no surprise when an accounting firm asks 100 nonprofit CEOs about their boards, the responses are less than positive. It's kind-of just the way it is as CEOs only have so much control over their boards and boards have such wide--ranges of experiences and are in various stages of development and…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 22, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments

City Atlas: New Haven is Live!

CITY ATLAS: NEW HAVEN …

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Added by Liana Epstein on July 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hiring: Operations Manager, New Haven Land Trust

Position Description

Operations Manager, New Haven Land Trust

 

Our Mission

The New Haven Land Trust promotes the appreciation and preservation of natural resources in New Haven for the benefit and education of the community. We do this through land conservation, community gardening, and environmental education.



Our Culture

The Land Trust is a rapidly growing non-profit with a strong, community-focused…

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Added by Justin Elicker on July 20, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Values Matters

Values matter and should drive the policies and practices of a nonprofit.

In the so-called City of Brotherly Love the so-called Sisters of Mercy (yes, irony on both counts) fired a teacher because she is married (a value the Roman Catholic Church does embrace) but, wait for it, to another woman.

According to the core values of Roman Catholicism, relationships including marriage between two people of the same sex is not permissible. So, when the Sisters of Mercy (again, irony)…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 15, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Discounted Software for Non Profits

In case helpful, there's a site call techsoup.org that I'm told offers deep discounting on software for non-profits. I am not affiliated in anyway; just like to pass along useful information if it can help your organization. Enjoy your day!

Added by Mary Stager on July 11, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

New Haven Nonprofit List!

New Haven Nonprofit List!…

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Added by Liana Epstein on July 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Effectively Plan Your Online Engagement

Planning to engage your community online requires a disciplined thought process just like any other form of strategic planning. The more time and considered planning you give to the process, the more likely you are to run an effective and meaningful online engagement... continue reading:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 2, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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