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September 2015 Blog Posts (12)

Join Us at the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

New Haven, CT –Join us as a Walker or Volunteers on  October 3, 2015 for the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence held at the East Rock Park Pavilion, New Haven,  CT.

Family Centered Services of CT will be hosting the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in East Rock Park in New Haven, CT.  Join over 200 people as we walk to support victims of Domestic Violence.  Volunteers are needed for all areas of the walk from registration to route marshal. …

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on September 23, 2015 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Duty of Care

The following Wall Street Journal article is about a lot of topics in the nonprofit governance world. I thought framing my own thoughts around a nonprofit board's fiduciary duty of care to be one area of focus but beyond this subject is a rarely displayed "what can happen" when there's a new chair "in town" and when there are questions of competency (re paid staff) and transparency (financial and program) and the board's own fulfillment of its duty to provide complete oversight. Certainly…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 22, 2015 at 3:22pm — No Comments

National Voter Registration Day- #CelebrateNVRD

Today, September 22, is National Voter Registration Day, celebrated the 4th Tuesday of every September. Even if you are already registered yourself, you can still help your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers exercise their most fundamental right our democracy by helping them register to vote. If you are part of a nonprofit, please make sure your clients and the populations you serve know about how easy it is to get registered in Connecticut: online voter registration… Continue

Added by Aaron Goode on September 22, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Forecast: Local Nonprofit Leadership

As a generation of nonprofit leaders approaches retirement and the economic climate continues to stress financial resources, organizations in the social sector should shift their approaches to planning, governance and investment, according to a new report presented Tuesday, September 15. 

The findings of the report, …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Family CT 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

 

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Family Centered Services of CT will be hosting the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in East Rock Park in New Haven, CT.  Family CT expects over 200 to participate in the walk.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Family CT is committed to fostering hope and help to survivors of domestic abuse and empowering these individuals to heal and thrive.  Through the Walk, Family CT aims to raise awareness about domestic violence…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on September 16, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers; so wrote the New York Times Editorial Board. this point cannot be overstated.

It's also important that Consumers and Advocacy Groups pay close attention! 

Health Insurance companies are trying to circumvent the ACA and price gouge consumers.  Two proposed mergers will reduce competition, raise premiums and shut many…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 15, 2015 at 1:09am — 1 Comment

Parental Involvement in Schools and Education IS Essential

OneWorld Progressive Institute Presents: EDUCATION AGENDA -

Parental Involvement in Schools and Education IS Essential

The education of children is a collaborative (team) effort.  If you drop your child off at school and have no input or knowledge of what is happening at school, you are not holding up your end.  It's your responsibility to see to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 12, 2015 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Governance and the Law

In one of those "render under Caesar" (check your New Testament for greater understanding) and what appears to be a NIMBY challenge, the Tampa officials are basically on-attack of a homeless shelter that by many standards, appears to be doing its job--providing shelter to the homeless of Tampa. But it's clear from the Tampa Tribune article, that not everyone is pleased with the job the Shelter is doing and for the moment, using the courts and law enforcement to solve their perception of the…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 11, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

OPEN ENROLLMENT - 14-21 TEEN GROUP - EMPOWERED TO SURVIVE

Y.E.S. I CAN Teen Group ages 14-21 NOW…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 10, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Sustainability Strategies

For a growing nonprofit with a small board, those interested summer students are a crucial revenue stream. And getting the Academy’s studios ready by the first day of the program was imperative.

“We don’t have board members donating $100,000,” said board chair Andre Tchelistcheff, an architect who led the renovation. “The school is financially viable.”

These three sentences in a Wall Street Journal article on the Gelsey Kirlkland Academy's new space and future highlights that…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 4, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

A Season of Gargoyles

Cheers to All!!!

The Fall will soon be upon us. Now what about a great tour to add to the brilliance of the autumnal sparkle of the trees in New Haven.

My recommendation is Mat Duman and his wonderful tour on the…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 3, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Positions Available: AmeriCorps VISTA with PAVE New Haven

Are you interested in serving a year with AmeriCorps as an AmeriCorps VISTA? Click here to apply to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) Member with PAVE New Haven. Partnering to Advance Visions in Education (PAVE) is an AmeriCorps VISTA Project that…

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Added by Aidan Wildes on September 2, 2015 at 10:49am — 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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