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August 2017 Blog Posts (11)

Now We Will Come To Know Ourselves

Community Foundation President & CEO Will Ginsberg shares his thoughts about Charlottesville, New Haven and our community's future on The Foundation's blog.

The time of testing is upon us. Will we stand up to the powerful forces that would substitute hatred and demonization for the inclusive, unified and optimistic spirit of community that we have so painstakenly built over the decades? 

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 24, 2017 at 5:24pm — No Comments

IRIS is seeking input on donor databases

Hi all,

I know this topic comes up frequently, but IRIS is looking to change/upgrade its donor database, and is wondering what other groups' experiences have been.  We currently have Giftworks, and one option would be to upgrade to their new cloud edition, but we also want to explore other systems.  

If you are willing to share (via phone, in person, or email, whatever you prefer) about what system you use and what your experience has been like, can you let me know?…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 22, 2017 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Youth Organizer Job Opening at Common Ground High School

At Common Ground, a truly diverse community of 200 students from 16 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results.

 

Common Ground -- the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful environmental leaders -- is seeking a passionate, creative, outstanding Youth…

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Added by Betsy Sneath on August 22, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Fall Intern Position at DESK!

OPEN POSITION

Program Intern

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.

Part time, 10-15 hours per week

 

Overview

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a dedicated and passionate intern who will be responsible for overseeing the Food Pantry program.  The successful candidate will be an advanced student or burgeoning professional in a field related to social work, nonprofit administration, public health, or…

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Added by Steve Werlin on August 21, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Volunteer Coordinator Needed!

OPEN POSITION

Volunteer Coordinator

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.

Part time, 10-15 hours per week

 

Overview

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a dedicated and passionate volunteer to serve as the point-person and coordinator for day-to-day volunteer activities.  The appropriate volunteer will be a self-starter with strong computer skills and who is friendly and welcoming and has excellent people skills.

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Added by Steve Werlin on August 21, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

UWGNH Job Opportunity: Campaign Associate (Fall 2017)

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic college graduates and professionals interested in an invaluable experience to…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on August 21, 2017 at 11:57am — No Comments

New Grant Program Available to help pay Graduate Student Loans

The Nonprofit Resource Council of the Greater New Haven Chamber, in collaboration with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, announce The Nonprofit Graduate School Grant Program to benefit nonprofit employees with graduate school loans. …

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Added by Nicole Salvatore on August 17, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

NPQ: Ending White Supremacy in Ourselves: A Time for Nonprofit Action

From NonProfit Quarterly

Nonprofits should understand that this moment defines us on a deep level—a moment where civil society must declare with moral certainty that notions of racial superiority are antithetical to our common humanity and our future. As a sector, we have not taken the leadership on this that we should. In fact, our organizations often mirror the distortions of larger society. Not only must we publicly disavow white supremacy; we…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is now accepting Arts Awards nominations!

The 2017 Arts Awards theme is Creative Ecosystem. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s 37th Annual Arts Awards…

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Added by Arts Council on August 10, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

Open Street Project

SAVE THE DATE 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

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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