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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:…


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…


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…


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…


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

Candidate Sought for Temporary Management Assignment - Direct Service and Analysis


 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…


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


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


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,…


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…


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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

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.

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

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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