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Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (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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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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