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October 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Job Posting: Capital Campaign Manager for Common Ground

Organization Overview


Common Ground is a center for… Continue

Added by Joel Tolman on October 31, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Job Postings: Life Haven, Inc.

Shelter Program Manager


Position Summary: 

The Shelter Program Manager is responsible for the daily operation of residential services, policies, procedures and shelter program staff and volunteers for this homeless shelter for women and children. 


  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related…

Added by Elizabeth HIlton on October 31, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Deadline extend to noon 11/18 for CHEFA Grant Letters of Interest for CT nonprofits w/ mission focus on basic human needs

Due to the extensive statewide weather-related power outages, the LOI deadline has been extended until Noon on November 18, 2011 for CHEFA’s Nonprofit Grant Program


CHEFA RFP & Exhibit.pdf


CHEFA invites Connecticut nonprofits with a mission focus of…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Job opening - Director of Development and Fundraising Dwight Hall at Yale

Director of Development and Fundraising

Dwight Hall at Yale 

New Haven, Connecticut


Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent 501©(3) non-profit organization with an annual budget of approximately $900,000, a full-time staff of five and offices on the Old Campus of Yale University in New Haven that provides community service opportunities for Yale College students in the New Haven area.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Dwight Hall, this new…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 20, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

IRIS looking for help to plan the Run for Refugees

IRIS will host the 5th Annual Run for Refugees- a fund-raising 5K run/walk up East Rock- on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012.  We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event! 


Most needed are volunteers to ask restaurants to donate food to the post-race party, or to help solicit financial sponsors. 

We will also need help making decisions about the details that go into putting on a race- like what color t-shirts to buy! 

Finanally, we are looking for…


Added by Kelly Hebrank on October 18, 2011 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

IRIS's Clothes Without Borders starting a Saturday Sale- clothing is just $5/bag!

Clothes Without Borders, the New Haven thrift store that benefits IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, is launching a fun new idea--


Beginning this Saturday 10/22, Clothes Without Borders is having a sale on clothing EVERY SATURDAY-- just $5/bag!

All clothing will be $5 for a bag full!  We give you the bag, and you stuff it!

(Household goods, furniture, jewelry, books, and accessories are exempt, but we have LOTS of clothing in great condition-…


Added by Kelly Hebrank on October 18, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments




New York, NY: October 3, 2011 – The Social Impact Exchange announced today the launch of its 2012 Business Plan Competition. The Competition identifies social sector scaling initiatives with demonstrated impact and readiness to grow, and supports the winners with…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 17, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Economic Development Corporation - New Haven Nine: An Economic Snapshot in Nine Topics -Sept. 2011

In an inaugural effort to describe New Haven’s economic climate, we present this data profile to convey New Haven’smulti-faceted character. It is intentionally selective, and summarily descriptive of the particular qualities that makeNew Haven unique. As a small city, New Haven is as complex and vibrant as a much larger city, however the Cityretains an…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Color Your World with Kindness

A Better World's short animated video shows how small acts of kindness can spread and flourish within our communities and beyond.

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.

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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

Wells Fargo Helps LISC Expand Financial Opportunity

LISC and Wells Fargo have a long history of collaboration on work to expand housing, economic development, health, safety and jobs. A new $2.5 million grant from the bank will help LISC expand Financial Opportunity Centers in 15 cities so they can reach more people with more services, and help people raise their incomes and overall standards of living.

In DC, LISC selected as Fund Manager for a new Housing Preservation Fund

LISC has been selected by the Department of Housing and Community Development to serve as fund manager for the District’s new Housing Preservation Fund with the award of $5 million for LISC to invest. As the preservation fund manager, LISC will invest $20 million in ensuring that low income Washingtonians can remain a part of the District’s bright future.

A Bold New $45 Million Partnership Takes Aim at the Health Gap

A vigorous and unprecedented partnership between LISC and ProMedica, an Ohio-based integrated health system, is set to inject tens of millions of dollars to improve health outcomes and wellbeing in underinvested Toledo neighborhoods. The collaboration, which will serve as a national model, will fund opportunities for employment, income-building, education, community safety and affordable housing—all the social determinants that shape a person’s health. “When we connect [the] talent and resources [of the healthcare industry] to the expertise of community developers, we have an opportunity to drive changes that help people live better—literally adding years to their life,” said LISC CEO Maurice Jones. “That’s incredibly powerful.”

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