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September 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Cause Marketing: Helping local NPO’s tap into this potential

Presented at the Greater New Haven Nonprofit Resource Council meeting 9/27/11and made available complements of presenters:

 

Charlie Mason - Mason, Inc.: http://www.mason23.com/

Al May - Christina Community Action:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 29, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month Websites of Interest!

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Specials…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 29, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Community Foundation’s Fall 2011 Local Giving Campaign: I Give It Forward $200k available to match gifts...

to local nonprofits on giveGreater.org® 

 

giveGreater.org® cards available for the public in November



To drive more local giving, The Community Foundation is launching a two-phase, online giving campaign in October known as I Give It Forward through which $200,000 will be available to match gifts made to local nonprofits on giveGreater.org® - the online knowledge and giving resource for local nonprofits serving…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 28, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

85 Office chairs available from a corporation in Wilton CT...

these are desk chairs with adjustable arms and rollers. If you are interested or for further information contact Jack Walsh, Valley United Way

Jack.Walsh@valleyunitedway.org.

 

Any nonprofit in Greater New Haven may request chairs.

Added by Lee Cruz on September 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming Training Opportunities from Third Sector New England

The 2011-12 training season at TSNE includes perennial favorites Effective Supervision and Advanced Facillitation as well as a brand new …

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Proposals Sought, New Program Designed, Foster Innovative Approaches to Challenges Facing Museums

RFP Released, Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 31

The American Association of Museums's (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts and MetLife Foundation announce the launch of a major new initiative designed to enable selected museums to design, research and prototype innovations, testing novel approaches to field-wide challenges…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activity

The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activity is available as a free download. This is the first publication designed to translate laws and regulations into approachable and applicable guidance for nonprofits:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Arts Council of Greater New Haven seeks Part Time Communications Manager

The Communications Manager works with the Director of Development and Marketing in researching, planning, and implementing arts marketing initiatives on a local and regional level as well as being responsible for overseeing public relations and communications with the press and the arts community throughout Greater New Haven.

Duties:

  • Oversee, coordinate, and proof all promotional materials, including postcards, invitations, and ads for local and regional…
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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on September 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nutrition website offers info to parents wanting to change the nutrition environment in schools

The Rudd Center has just launched SPARK (Supporting Parent Advocates with Resources and Knowledge), a new website which offers advice, worksheets, definitions, studies, examples of successes, and lots of other information useful to parents who want to change the nutrition environment in their children’s schools.

 

Please check it out and let them know what you think.  And please forward to anyone you know who…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

IRIS- Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services: Urgent Appeal for Apartments and Beds

Refugees arriving this week need Two 2-Bedroom Apartments and Seven single Beds
 
We are welcoming two refugee families this Thursday, September 15th.  One is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a single mother with four young children.  And one is from Liberia:  four daughters (17, 10, and 6 year old twins)  reuniting with their father who has lived here since 2005.
 
As always, we want to give our newest…
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Added by IRIS on September 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Moving Planet CT, September 24th in New Haven CT

Moving Connecticut: A Day To Get Beyond Fossil Fuels

State-wide Action in New Haven, CT – Sat 9/24 @ 4pm – http://350CT.org/move



Our communities are ready for a clean energy future, and it’s time to rally the troops! On…

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Added by Justin Haaheim on September 8, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Extra SNAP (food stamps) benefits, post-Irene

From the Department of Social Services:

 

We have received approval from FNS to automatically mass reissue 25% of our SNAP households’ August benefits to help with food losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

  • All Connecticut households who received SNAP when Tropical Storm Irene hit the state automatically received these additional benefits. 
  • These benefits were automatically added to SNAP household’s EBT accounts and are available…
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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on September 8, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform: Get Data, Communicate, Act - available in in Beta

http://nccsweb.urban.org/communityplatform/ct

 

The Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform is an open resource to assist nonprofits, elected officials and public policy makers, philanthropic funders and all Connecticut citizens to:

  • Get Data: Provides the capacity to map Connecticut state agency, municipal and nonprofit resources against social/economic needs and trends, and assess the…
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Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Less funds for heating assistance causing concern

As energy assistance agencies began to accept applications yesterday, the State Department of Social Services considered which plan to recommend to the General Assembly for this winter's heating assistance program (CEAP). A fifty percent reduction in federal funds and an 40% increase in program participants and fuel costs since 2008 is the problem. Administering agencies are wondering how they will process 130,000 residents with half the staff (10% of the grant is permitted for…

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Added by Richard Knoll on September 2, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

New Semester to begin-Public Welcome!

Church on the Rock's School of Life Enrichment is about to start a new semester of classes. Space is limited but classes are open to the public.

 

Zumba, Martial Arts, Knitting, Writing a Business Plan, and much more.....

 

http://www.morningglorycda.com/My_Church.html for details

 

Added by Todd Foster on September 2, 2011 at 11:15am — 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

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

A Grocery Store Stocks Fresh Food, and Jobs, in a Toledo Community That Can Use Both

Mark Zaitona, who immigrated from Iraq 20 years ago, has created three grocery stores—in Flint and Detroit, MI, and now in Toledo, OH—that bring fresh food, quality jobs and commercial vitality to communities deemed food deserts. An ABC news story profiles his latest enterprise and features Toledo LISC's Kim Cutcher (LISC has invested in two of the stores), who brought an $800,000 below-market loan to the project.

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.

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