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Featured Blog Posts – September 2011 Archive (13)

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

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

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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