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November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Recruiting VITA Volunteers!

Once again this year, CAHS is helping to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites we work with in Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties by recruiting and coordinating the volunteers who keep this program running.  We have launched a new volunteer registration website this year, Volunteer Hub, where volunteers can register to volunteer in their area and sign up for tax trainings with the IRS. 

 

CAHS’s VITA Volunteer Hub can be accessed at:…

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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on November 30, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Your Fundraising Calendar for 2012

2012 may be another rocky year for fundraising. In GuideStar's new report, "Your Fundraising Calendar for 2012," fundraising consultant Gail Perry presents a month-by-month plan to help nonprofits get the most out of their fundraising efforts next year.

Perry breaks fundraising down into manageable chunks—major donors, social media, messaging, events, board retreats, Web sites, planned giving, and more—addressing one per…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

FREE GuideStar Webinar: Must-Do Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders: A One-Page Plan for 2012

Whether your organization is large, medium, or small, marketing is a crucial but often overlooked strategy for increasing your impact. While most nonprofit leaders know it's integral to raising awareness, many haven't built their organizations' ability to connect with their audiences.

A clear marketing plan is your most reliable path to motivating your target audiences to act in 2012 and doubles as a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Job Opening: City of New Haven - Director of Arts, Culture & Tourism

The City of New Haven, one of Connecticut’s largest urban centers representing a major hub for business activity, arts, architecture, culture and entertainment is seeking an exceptional individual for the position of the Director of Arts, Culture & Tourism. This is an exciting hands-on position that offers the right candidate the opportunity to make a significant contribution to improve…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 20, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Candidate Sought for Temporary Management Assignment - Direct Service and Analysis

STRATEGIST – COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 TEAM Inc. seeks candidates for a full-time, 3-6 month temporary position to analyze current community programs for effectiveness, efficiency and performance while also maintaining service delivery to clients.  Responsibilities include: staff supervision and maintaining relationships with funders and community partners; analysis of current service delivery methods and programs and implementation of consistent systems/approaches across programs in…

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Added by Richard Knoll on November 17, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit fr. Nonprofit Tech. 2.0

http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/google-best-practices-for-nonprofits/

 

Now that Google+ is open to everyone andbrand pages are live, all nonprofits need to paying attention to Google+. Your first step…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 15, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Former Girl Scouts CEO Frances Hesselbein: 7 tips for nonprofit leaders - NPQuarterly

Former Girl Scouts CEO Frances Hesselbein: 7 tips for nonprofit leaders: Non-Profit Quarterly

 

November 9,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Attention Nonprofits & Small Biz. - Company Donating, Selling Old TV Show Props

New York´s Film Biz Recycling is putting unwanted props leftover from the entertainment industry to good use.

The company takes in items once used on TV shows such as Law and Order or movies and gives them to nonprofit groups, according to the New York Daily News.

 

Some things also are donated to small businesses and the rest is sold through Film Biz´s thrift store, the paper reported.

ôThis feels like an orphanage to me," Founder Eva Radke told the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2011 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Seymour shelter in need of food, water and other basic supplies

The shelter is at the Seymour Middle School. If you are aware of any groups including restaurants that might be willing to help with meals, etc. please contact Bryan Ryan at 203 996-7197. Please call if you plan to make a donation.

Added by Lee Cruz on November 2, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

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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.

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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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