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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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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.

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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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