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COTR Classes Open to the Public

Winter Session 2010

Feb. 8th - Mar. 19st


Obviously, we're not doing it for the money!

First come, first serve; Space is limited.…

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Added by Todd Foster on February 11, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the Greater New Haven

IFAI Fellowship Program Application Form (2).doc

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas has launched an Arts & Ideas Fellowship program for low income high school juniors and seniors from the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 11, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Your Community and the U.S. Census: Combine to WIN

For every person that does not get counted in the 2010 Census your community loses thousands of dollars in federal funds. You can help:

1. Participate in the CENSUS: http://www.census.gov/

2. Educate yourself about the CENSUS - …

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Painting Recycled Oil Drums: 2/6 12-4pm Erector Sq.

Come have fun painting recycled oil drums on:



Sat. Feb. 6th

noon to 4PM

Erector Square

315 Peck Street, Fair Haven section of New Haven, CT

Bldg. #6-West, Studio-D, ground floor

First parking lot between Bldgs 2 & 3.




Bring friends or just stop by and add your touch to a drum.

It's a painting party with pizza, refreshments, and music.



A permanent decal will include your name on the drum you painted.

The 6 drums will… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Corporate philanthropy is first and foremost about employee morale...

source:http://causect.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/anatomy-of-a-tie-in-fundraising-opportunity-and-tribute-event/



When a local corporation does not have an office dedicated to corporate contributions, who is the go-to person? Human Resources? Even when there are full-time communications people dedicated to giving, HR is always at the giving table because corporate… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Screening for benefits: EarnBenefits is live!

Remember EarnBenefits?



It is a program that CAHS is implementing, in partnership with other organizations, to make benefits more readily available for people that need them. EBO is web-based application that helps case managers and intake workers screen clients for ten benefits simultaneously, allowing them to have quick access to more services. You can find more information on the software here,… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on February 3, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Third Sector Connector Forums: A useful resource for answers to you nonprofit org. questions

http://www.nonprofitlocal.com/modules/newbb/



Third Sector Connector Forums.

Whether you're a finance manager with a question about audits, a program manager looking for new volunteer recruitment strategies, or an executive director or board member with questions about rotating board terms, you've come to the right place (and send the rest of your team here, too!). We've designed these forums so that you can connect with… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on February 1, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Afterschool programs don’t forget to let JC Penny know -- this fundraising methodology is replicable.

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/collecting-change-for-your-cause/



Customers donated more than $4.7 million through the JCPenney Afterschool Round-up campaigns last year. During each 10-day event, shoppers were invited to “round-up” their JCPenney purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. JCPenney formalized its commitment to… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Found Money’ for Your Cause

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/



Everything about fundraising is Relationship Fundraising. That is the theme of every post. That is the point of this post. Greenwich-based Atlantic-Pacific Capital (there are dozens of these in Fairfield County, the world’s capital of such firms) raises capital for private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, technology and hedge fund placements, as well as private placement… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Help the Media (and donors) Find You

Source: http://causect.wordpress.com/



You are an expert. The Cision video (first link below) is a helpful tool to help you realize that fact. The other links will help you get noticed by journalists. Not much more to say. Ever wonder why this or that person was quoted in an important article or television spot on a subject you know infinitely more about? These links will help answer that nagging question.…



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Care 4 Kids Program Will Remain Open Through February 28

Probably most of you already know, but a good reminder:





Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids child care assistance program continues to be open for services to eligible working families. In addition, the program has raised the income limit to allow more working families to qualify.



The program will NOT close to working families as of December 31, 2009, as previously announced. It will remain open to working families until at least February 28, 2010, pending budget… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey

From our friends at DataHaven (a great website, by the way):



Do you have opinions about your neighborhood’s convenience, safety or appearance, skills you can contribute, or suggestions for improving the community? Do you want to help your neighborhood become an even better place to live and work?



We’re excited to announce the first-ever New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits...

There a chance that more than 100 17” flat screen monitors may come available to non-profits. Please let me know if you are interested such monitors, and how many, for your non-profit, should they become available. These monitors are used but are of relatively recent vintage and are in working order.

C.J. May
Recycling Coordinator
Yale University
www.yale.edu/recycling
203-432-6852

Added by Lee Cruz on January 27, 2010 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Improving access to programs: EarnBenefits is coming!

Starting February, CAHS and three partner organizations will start rolling out a very powerful new tool to help low-income families become more self-sufficient: EarnBenefits Online (EBO). EBO is web-based application that helps case managers and intake workers screen clients for ten benefits simultaneously, allowing them to have quick access to more services.



How does EBO work?



For a client, EBO will look like the following.



1. Sit down with the… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut Money School - Financial literacy in New Haven

Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a project of the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and five nonprofit partners. CMS provides free financial education for adults and seniors. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to become financially stable and successful. One way to achieve financial stability and success is through a better understanding of how to manage your… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on January 13, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity for Programs for Women & Girls

The Fund for Women and Girls at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is accepting applications.



The deadline is 5 pm on Friday, January 15.



Applications and guidelines are available at: www.fundforwomenandgirls.org



The Community Fund for Women and Girls was created in 1995 to provide ongoing support for services important to women and girls. Since its inception the Fund has distributed $370,000 into the… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Improving access to benefits to those who need them

Update: We will be taking applications until Thursday if needed. We are really looking for more partner organizations in New Haven specifically, by the way. We had a life demo of the application yesterday, and it is wonderful. If anyone has questions, please call me. I can even drop by to show it.



EarnBenefits demo

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Just a quick reminder for all you folks… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on December 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My Christmas wish...Economic Stimulation Package for all.

America is on a precipice, with an urgent need for an economic stimulus to put the country back to work. It is crucial that the stimulus package builds and strengthens our communities so that they are well positioned for the future.

America’s nonprofit sector is a vital part of our economy contributing economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. As a critical part of the fabric of our nation, the nonprofit sector is uniquely positioned to help the country bounce… Continue

Added by Ken Janke on December 10, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

RFP: Improving Access to Work Supports through Online Screening

CAHS is starting a new and very exciting program in the coming months: EarnBenefits.



EarnBenefits is an online screening took created by Seedco that allows us to screen a client for 8 to 10 benefits at once. Basically we are able to sit down, ask a few questions, and get a list of all the benefits they can apply. The software then automatically fills and application with the client information, a list of all the paperwork they need to include and the benefits they will get, and… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on November 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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