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Featured Blog Posts – August 2016 Archive (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…

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

Job opportunity - Climate Change and Environment Attorney

JOB POSTING:

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT ATTORNEY

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.orgwww.savethesound.org…

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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

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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…

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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

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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.…

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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: http://newhavenreads.org/home/get-involved/careers/…

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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…

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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!



ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:



New Haven Farms' nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated…
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Added by New Haven Farms on August 1, 2016 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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