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December 2015 Blog Posts (12)

The Face of Nonprofit Boards: A Network Problem

From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/03/04/the-face-of-nonprofit-boards-a-network-problem/?

Within BoardSource’s 2014 Governance IndexLeading with Intent,” there lies…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Ford had recently decided...it was going to work on inequality and nothing else.

From: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/04/what-money-can-buy-profiles-larissa-macfarquhar

The urge to change the world is normally thwarted by a near-insurmountable barricade of obstacles: failure of imagination, failure of courage, bad governments, bad planning, incompetence, corruption, fecklessness, the laws of nations, the laws of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments

Happy New Year From Grove St Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Another New Year is upon us. I had a difficult time as to a great sentiment for this new year. So I settled upon  these three which I hope all will enjoy.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 28, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

Neighborhood Leadership Program Applications Due January 19th

Applications are being accepted for The Community Foundation's 2016 Neighborhood Leadership Program.

The Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, developing, testing and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods and contiguous towns.

If you are a resident of New Haven (or contiguous towns) who has…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac River Fund Seeking Grant Applications - Deadline January 15, 2016

The Quinnipiac River Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, makes grants for projects designed to benefit the environmental quality of the Quinnipiac River, the New Haven Harbor, and surrounding watersheds.

Applications are reviewed to verify:

  • The need addressed in the proposal and other past or ongoing attempts to meet it;

  • The degree of benefit to the Quinnipiac River;

  • The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 17, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

No Cavalry Will Come to Save Our Cities: We’re the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For

More than forty years after Dr. King asked, “Where do we go from here?” American society is still grappling with the question.

From Chicago to Minneapolis to Baltimore, our nation is in the midst of a defining moment of racial, social, and economic change. For communities of color, this moment is particularly stark and has been magnified by the courageous #BlackLivesMatter movement, which emerged in response to a long history of police violence and criminal injustice against black men…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 16, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

About The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA)

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA is a growing network that currently includes more than 4,720 leaders representing nearly 2,577 organizations and programs across the country.For more information

Added by Lee Cruz on December 16, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Can you change the world with $25? This impact investor thinks so.

You have some money and want to make more. Right?  Sure you do.  But you also care about the world around you and want to make a difference.  What to do?

Jean Case has an answer: impact investing. Case was an executive at AOL and today she leads the Case Foundation, which promotes the power of investing to drive social change.  Case explains how you can start impact investing — and change the world while you make money.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 16, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Advocacy #Nonprofit Boards

In the US, there are three distinct structures that to a stronger or lessor degree serve the citizens: public, corporate, and nonprofit. Each can affect the other in a number of ways recognizing that the public and corporate may have, through money, more of, but not exclusively, an impact on the other.

There has become more recently a clear recognition that nonprofits, (501(c) 3s in particular could and should exert their own strengths to influence what happens in the public sector…

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Added by Mike Burns on December 15, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

CT Tech. Council is seeking nominations for the 2016 class of Women of Innovation! Submit a nomination today.

CTC is seeking nominations for the 2016 class of Women of Innovation! Submit a nomination today.



Who is eligible?

Any woman who is a successful innovator or leader in science, technology, engineering or math. Also any woman who has shown leadership in her community. Students at the high school and collegiate levels are eligible as well. 



When to nominate?

The…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 15, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

Google This!

The human mind is crazy!  I went from sitting on my couch laughing internally over an old Martin Lawrence show to listening to a sales pitch from Tony Little (the fitness guru) on a live QVC pillow sale, and before I knew it I  had my phone in my hand with the number dialed.  Anyway, the Martin Lawrence show had a particular character that I took notice of, “Tommy”.  I am pretty sure throughout the entire length of the series you never knew what he…

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Added by Richard James Luby on December 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Leadership Program Orientation session

                                                                  Attention Community Leaders!

 

Register now for the next Neighborhood Leadership Program Orientation session on Monday December 7th!

 

The Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, developing, testing and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 2, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Restorative Practices

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

SAVE THE DATE 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

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.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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