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“Great Give” Passes $3M Mark

The “Great Give 2021” community fundraiser passed the $3 million mark as it ended its final hour — but no begins an overtime period in which New Haven can help break a $3.6 million record...

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/great_give_aims_to_top_3.6m/

Thank you donors, nonprofit boards, volunteers and staff…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 6, 2021 at 12:19pm — No Comments

The real reasons many organizations are still unable to diversify their board, staff, fundraising committees, etc.

Maybe we’ve been going about it all wrong. Whenever people ask me the above question, they tend to want some action-oriented answers such as “publicize job postings in ethnic media,” “provide childcare and transportation for board meetings,” “have a clear equity and diversity statement,” “provide more than just hummus, baby carrots, and a few cans of La Croix at meetings, especially if it’s around dinner time!” etc. These technical things are necessary but they’re not sufficient.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 6, 2021 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Audley Moore and the Modern Reparations Movement

  February 28, 2019



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Added by Lee Cruz on April 30, 2021 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Callie House efforts to gain reparations for formerly enslaved U.S. citizens

CALLIE GUY HOUSE (CA. 1861-1928)

POSTED ONJULY 6, 2010

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 30, 2021 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Grant Opportunity: Connecticut State Department of Education Grant Applications for Summer Enrichment Programming

Applications DueMay 10, 2021, 5:00 PM EST

 

Information Session: Wednesday April 28, 11 am – 12 pm. …

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 30, 2021 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Grant Opportunity: Supporting Community-Based Organizations to Increase Vaccination Coverage Across Different Racial and Ethnic Adult Populations Currently Experiencing Disparities

Applications Due: Monday, May 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT

 

The CDC Foundation will fund up to 100 community-based organizations to support effective interventions to increase influenza and COVID-19 vaccine confidence and coverage among adults in racial and/or ethnic populations experiencing disparities in the United States.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 30, 2021 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Deadline Extended for Submission of: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)Summer of Fun and Extended Day Academies

NHPS has extended the date for the submission of the Request For Qualifications (RFQ) application until 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The extension is being implemented to provide organizations additional time to organize the requested supplemental documents and submit detailed information regarding…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 29, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Please share with your clients, patients, staff and board...

Connecticut is creating a plan to prepare the state for climate change. Decision-makers must hear from you to best support your community. Researchers at the Vermont Law School and Yale University want to aid that communication. Over the coming weeks their team will run focus groups on equity, health, transportation, safety, and other issues in the context of climate change. In these groups, you can share your experiences and stand up for your needs. Your insight is key for advising how the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Moving Beyond the Scarcity Mindset

March 23, 2021…
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2021 at 4:37pm — No Comments

New Borealis Leader Outlines Bold Vision for Philanthropy

February 4, 2021…
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Public Art: The Case for a Cultural Heart Transplant

To create public works that truly serve our shared experience, we must maintain that community organizers and city-appointed art directors are sitting at the table as peers, not outweighed by power or pedigree but rather equalized by their lived experience.

Imagine that public space put the ideas of the artist at its center, with urban transformation, public infrastructure, and civic architecture as its foundation. In such a space, creative culture would be championed by the public…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2021 at 11:02am — No Comments

Why Building a More Democratic Economy Matters for Nonprofits

                                                                                                                      July 6, 2018…
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2021 at 9:56am — No Comments

It’s time for Black folks to have a conversation between us, about us...

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. …

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 10, 2021 at 4:19pm — No Comments

The study is done and the results are in: A guaranteed income changes lives.

125 randomly selected residents.

$500 per month.

24 months.

The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) is the nation’s first mayor led guaranteed income demonstration. Launched in February 2019 by former Mayor Michael D. Tubbs, SEED gave 125 randomly selected residents $500/month for 24 months. The cash was completely unconditional,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 4, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Can Giving Circles Democratize Philanthropy? - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

February 16, 2021…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2021 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Policy brief outlines the health effects of extreme heat in Connecticut and recommendations to address it

This report tracks 19 indicators related to climate change and health in Connecticut. Its purpose is to

inform policymakers, health professionals, advocates, and residents about the impact of climate change, now

and in the future, on human health in Connecticut. The indicators have been developed using publicly available

data from state and federal agencies, peer-reviewed literature, and medical associations. Where possible,

we directly track trends…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2021 at 10:25am — No Comments

New Haven Physician, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, is prioritizing health equity from the White House

New Haven Physician and Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Vice-Chair , Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, is prioritizing health equity from the White House

Source: NBCNews website



The head of the White House's Covid-19 health equity task force sees a monumental challenge in front of her as…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2021 at 9:45am — No Comments

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Give a Family Cash, and You Feed Them for…a While

(Photo by Unsplash/Vu Nguyen)

In the early 2010s, GiveDirectly gave the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Launches Asset Transition Fund to Help the Twin Cities Build Back Stronger

LISC Twin Cities has launched the Community Asset Transition Fund to ensure that local residents and cooperatives can take ownership of properties and land along the cities’ cultural corridors. It's part of the push for “more inclusion, engagement and ownership by people of color, not only to repair what was damaged, but also to help generate new prosperity and wealth for members of the community,” says Peter McLaughlin, LISC Twin Cities ED, in an article on the fund in Impact Alpha.

Reaching Our Climate Goals Demands Affordable, Sustainable Housing

In an opinion piece for Next City, LISC’s Madeline Fraser Cook, together with partners from Enterprise, RMI and the California, make the case for ramping up investment in green, affordable housing. A commitment to creating sustainable homes, they argue, is imperative to addressing the country's housing crisis and to close income and health gaps as well as slow climate change.

Community Wise Podcast: A Very Personal Business Story

For our latest Community Wise podcast, LISC COO Annie Donovan caught up with Gregory B. Fairchild, the Isidore Horween Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a member of LISC's national board of directors. Fairchild also recently published “Emerging Domestic Markets: How Financial Entrepreneurs Reach Underserved Communities in the United States.”

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