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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Working Together to Build a Stronger Community
The following workshops are open to nonprofits providing services in the 20-town region of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, including the five towns served by its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation.

Build Your Skills

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part I: Reporting, Narratives and Photos

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

In the first of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements funders may look for when evaluating grant success and impact, including how to effectively communicate to funders and donors, the basic elements of a compelling story and tips on getting better photos to illustrate mission and impact.
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Disaster Preparedness with The American Red Cross
Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
The Red Cross, through its Ready Rating program, trains organizations to become better prepared to respond to and successfully withstand a disaster and other emergencies. Learn how to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment, develop an emergency response plan and more. Prepared organizations minimize disruption, enhance productivity and gain trust from employees and their community.
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Chuck Loring

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
With
 Chuck Loring, MBA, CRFE
It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Designed for board-staff teams, this practical session addresses the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development.
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Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

For professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. Examine the standard elements included in many grant applications. Learn tips and techniques for writing compelling narratives and presenting necessary financial information.
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Developer Director Roundtable
Thursday, October 4, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Sit down with other Development Directors to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include new trends, data management, tax law implications, Board/ED involvement, planned giving and more.
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Visual Storytelling

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part II: Video and Infographics
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
In the second of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements of what makes a compelling story and how to use videos and infographics to illustrate mission and impact.
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Understanding Nonprofit Finances 101
Thursday, October 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
With Amber Tucker, CPA, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
Learn the basics of how to understand budgets, profit and loss statements and the fundamentals of cash flow. For Board and staff members with limited experience with nonprofit financial statements.
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Program Staff Roundtable
Thursday, November 1, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Sit down with other Program staff to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include supervising staff, working with your supervisor, client-staff boundaries. understanding budgets and more.
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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Community: The Structure of Belonging

Excerpt of the Welcome from the new second edition of Peter's book "Community: The Structure of Belonging."

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

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. 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

JPMorgan Chase Brings Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to Chicago

JP Morgan Chase is teaming up with LISC, Accion and Fifth Third Bank on an investment effort to support the growth of minority-owned businesses on Chicago’s South and West Sides. LISC’s Maurice A. Jones joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to announce the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund—a model built on the bank’s similar efforts in other cities--as well as related support for small business mentoring. "This work is about catalyzing opportunity so that everyone—no matter their race, or zip code, or family background—has the chance to contribute to Chicago’s prosperity, and to share in its benefits as well,” Jones said.

LISC Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

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