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August 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Nonprofit Board Chairs Study Report Now Available

Voices of Nonprofit Board Chairs reflects the voices of 635 nonprofit board chairs across the United States. The study was conducted by the Alliance's Governance Affinity Group and is intended as a first step in hearing directly from board chairs about their experiences and…


Added by Mike Burns on August 26, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Job opportunity - Climate Change and Environment Attorney



Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound…


Added by Lois Greene on August 24, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity - Communications Coordinator, CT Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound


Land, Energy, Climate, and Connecticut Water programs

At Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its program Save the Sound


Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to join its team of program staff, lawyers, and communications professionals.


CFE/Save the Sound is an environmental non-profit that works to protect…


Added by Lois Greene on August 24, 2016 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Employment opportunities at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions: 

Human Resources Manager

Development Associate

Vice President of Operations



Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Job Offering - The Children's Center of Hamden

Director of Milieu for S-FIT, CARE and EDT Programs

The Director is responsible for carrying out the treatment philosophy of the Agency, and has a significant role in shaping that philosophy as a member of the Management Team.  The Director is responsible for participating in the admission process and the coordination of treatment for each young person the in the programs.…


Added by Virginia Albraccio on August 11, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

New Haven Reads is Hiring! Kindergarten Teacher Positions and Assistant Site Director

We have several positions open at New Haven Reads! We are currently seeking an Assistant Site Director (part-time) at our Willow Street location, and 2 Kindergarten Teachers (part-time, Dixwell and Willow Street locations). 

For more information and application instructions, visit the career page of our website:…


Added by Keri Humphries on August 11, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

St. Hilda's House Interns -- Available to work and serve in New Haven

St. Hilda's House is a service year program and intentional community in New Haven. Every year a group of interns arrive in New Haven to work and serve in service agencies and nonprofits throughout the city. Hildans are college educated young adults, committed to work and serve in various roles and locations. St. Hilda's House has been serving young adults, agencies, and nonprofits for the last five years. We are always looking to expand our network and partners in the…


Added by Carlos de la Torre on August 9, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Relationships

The following is not a case unfamiliar to my work. On too many occasions I have been called upon to help resolve the "relationship" between a nonprofit organization and it's "arm" designed to raise money on its behalf. The issues are as relational as they are transactional although most frequently stimulated by one or another transaction that just didn't sit well with the other party. The question at its core: where does the fiduciary duty lie most: with the "parent' institution or with the… Continue

Added by Mike Burns on August 5, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers!

New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers!


New Haven Farms' nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated…

Added by New Haven Farms on August 1, 2016 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

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