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Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (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

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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