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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 7:59am — 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 5:45am — 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 12:11am — 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 6:30am — 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 5:05am — 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 5:28am — 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 5:21am — 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 5:16am — 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 5:58am — 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 5:43am — 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 6:00am — 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 5:52am — No Comments

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“Giving More of Our Neighbors Access to the Opportunities Homeownership Affords”: Q+A with Umpqua Bank’s Randy Choy

LISC is working with Umpqua Bank to tackle the systemic roadblocks that prevent many communities of color and rural residents from buying a home. In a Q+A with Umpqua Bank’s Randy Choy, we learn why expanding fair access to quality homeownership opportunities is so important to the bank, and to Choy.

How the LIFT Act Can Make Homeownership, and Strong Communities, a Reality for More Americans

In an op-ed for The Virginian-Pilot, LISC Virginia executive director Jane Ferrara lays out the ways the proposed LIFT Act could make homeownership, at 20-year, fixed rate mortgages, accessible to first-time, first-generation buyers—the very people who are often edged out of the American Dream. The legislation, in partnership with home-buying programs like the ones LISC leads, Ferrara writes, can help "bridge the racial wealth gap as well as the gap between dreams and reality for the next generation of aspiring homeowners."

The Difference a Ride Can Make

An article in QCity Metro describes the life-changing impact of LISC and Uber's partnership, the Health Access Fund, offering free rides to medical and other appointments that contribute to health and wellbeing. In Charlotte, NC, as in other cities where the Fund operates, rides are coordinated through locally rooted groups like Care Ring, a 70-year-old community organization that since March has been able to offer 2,600 rides to primary and specialist care appointments, food access points, case management meetings and much more.

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