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Featured Blog Posts – August 2015 Archive (11)

Wanted: Project Proposals for Pro-Bono Yale Consulting Program

Calling all New Haven Non-profit Organizations!
Do you have a project you'd like pro-bono help with?

YANA Consulting is one…

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Added by Liana Epstein on August 31, 2015 at 8:14am — No Comments

Nonprofit CEO Compensation

Once again, nonprofit CEO salaries are in the news. This time the focus is not on the traditional nonprofits but the religious nonprofits and more specifically, pastors. And, as much as I must honestly grit my teeth to say this, given the focus, this salary "issues" is a subject the media loves to rattle about but if they want to point swords, they should be doing so at the boards who approve these salaries.

I remain a firm believer that the media would serve the taxpayer and donor…

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Added by Mike Burns on August 26, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Diversity Matters

In my experience, nonprofit board composition is pretty homogenous - that is to say that I find that nonprofit boards tend not to stray in composition from the folks who first organized the organization. This would lead one to suggest that nonprofit board diversity doesn't matter that much. Possibly.

HP' which is going to be splitting into two corporations (same CEO on both boards) has announced that its boards "will comprise leaders with some of the most diverse backgrounds and…

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Added by Mike Burns on August 21, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

Solar Youth now accepting PAVE applications for Americorps VISTA

Apply to PAVE New Haven to #ServeaYear as an#AmeriCorps #VISTA!…



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Added by Nicole Peruso on August 20, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

New Haven Democracy School Is Back -- Apply Now!

Starting in early September the City of New Haven will offer a nine-week course in city government, New Haven Democracy School. The purpose of Democracy School is to turn residents into more effective advocates for their neighborhoods and communities by giving them a holistic picture of how city government really functions. Students will meet department heads and public…

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Added by Aaron Goode on August 18, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Matters

This weekend I discovered a book that was published several years ago (April 2009) that strikes me as worth a brief mention here. The book, Owning Up...14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask by Dr. Ram Charan..strikes me as worth a discussion because it poses some questions that could be helpful in framing the work of the nonprofit board.

I'm not actually that familiar with Dr. Ram Charan, a kind-of guru in the for-profit governance world but he appears to be well regarded in the…

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Added by Mike Burns on August 14, 2015 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

August 16-22, 2015: CT TAX-FREE Back-to-School Shopping

Save on Back-To-School Shopping During Tax-Free Week

Connecticut's 15th annual…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms: Linking Health Center Patients Directly to the Farm, for Nutrition Education and Access to Healthy Foods

Originally published in: Migrant Clinicians Network: The Migrant Health News Source

Streamline

Volume 21, Issue 2 – Summer 2015 (pgs 4-5)



Author: Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Managing Editor, Streamline





"Once we got the health center going, we started stocking food in the center pharmacy and distributing food — like drugs — to the people. A variety of officials got very nervous and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ We said, ‘Why… Continue

Added by Madison Breuer on August 11, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

CIRCA: Nearly $100,000 to Support Climate Resilience Across Connecticut

Matching Funds Program - Third Round of Funding Available

CIRCA: Nearly $100,000 to Support Climate Resilience Across Connecticut

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce its third round of funding through the exciting Matching Funds Program. CIRCA has made up to $100,000…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 7, 2015 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Facebook for Friends of Grove Street Cemetery

August Greetings!!!

There has been some exciting news - Friends of Grove Street Cemetery now has a Facebook page.

So we invite everyone to take a peek and maybe you would like to follow us on Facebook. It has…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on August 7, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

New Haven Promise 2015 Scholar Celebration

Every year, Promise prepares for our biggest event of the year, the Scholar Celebration. This year's Scholar Celebration will be on Thursday, August 13, 2015. We are seeking volunteers to make this event all it can be for our incoming Scholars. Promise would love to have you on the team. If you are available and interested in being…

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Added by New Haven Promise on August 3, 2015 at 4:17pm — 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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