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To Connecticut Legislators and Governor Malloy:
April 29, 2016
Urging You Not to Cut Long Term Services and Supports
The proposed cuts to nursing home rates and other long term services and supports funding will damage the network of services for aging adults and it will upset our state’s rebalancing effort.
The newly proposed budget plans to cut over $21.4 million in state and the federal match funding for long term services and…
Added by David V. Hunter on April 29, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments
|Image Source: Eli Whitney Museum.
Eli Whitney is most often remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin and a proponent of interchangeable parts, the manufacturing standard that helped usher in the Industrial Revolution. Less well…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 28, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
We'd love to invite you to support our young people’s passion and creativity at THE WORD: 4th Annual Citywide Youth Poetry Jams on Friday, April 29 and Friday, May…Continue
Added by Sarah Tankoos on April 25, 2016 at 6:11am — No Comments
OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., encourages all who read this blog to really take it to heart. We have a general election coming up in Nov. 2016. If the Republicans win the presidency, and maintain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the most important piece of legislation implemented under President Obama, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be in grave jeopardy. It is …Continue
|A feral cat colony Photo courtesy of The Greater New Haven Cat Project
Sometimes the best of intentions leads to the problem of cat overpopulation. A person finds a hungry cat and decides to rescue it. Then another kitty shows up to the door and is taken in as well.…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 22, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
According to the 2015 study on nonprofit boards compiled by David F. Larcker, Nicholas E. Donatiello, Bill Meehan, Brian Tayan, "Many nonprofit boards need significant improvement. Directors lack sufficient skills, resources, and experience to meet the needs of most nonprofit organizations. Over a quarter of nonprofit directors do not have a deep understanding of the mission and strategy of their organization. Most boards lack formal governance structure and process, and nearly a third are…Continue
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|After listening to a story, children work on a related craft project. Photo Credit Matthew Higbee
The Connecticut Children’s Museum makes accessibility,…Continue
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Four obligations: this is what my associate Jeff Wilcox ((Jeffrey R. Wilcox, CFRE, is president and chief executive officer of The Third Sector Company, Inc.) contends are the simple parameters a nonprofit board should follow to be great.
The first obligation is guaranteeing to the community that a resilient organization is at work on its behalf. Fiduciary accountability is just the beginning. Community equity runs a close second. A vote of no confidence in an organization and its…Continue
Added by Mike Burns on April 13, 2016 at 2:06am — No Comments
Sunday, April 10, 2016
NEW HAVEN >> Millie Sullivan is…
Added by David V. Hunter on April 11, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments
2016 Spring is bringing in another Walk For Autism. Come rain or shine it promises to be another great success for this coming year. There will music, food trucks, entertainment, bounce houses and so much more. It will be on Sunday, May 1st beginning at 9:30am at Choate Rosemary Hall Athletic Field Wallingford, CT.…Continue
Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 10, 2016 at 2:10am — No Comments
The Yale Education Leadership Conference, The Future Project, Educators for Progress, Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) Forum, and…Continue
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|L-R Erika Vergara, Sister Doretta D’Albero, and Sister Mary Ellen Burns standing in front of their offices in Fair Haven.
In 1906, a small congregation of nuns from the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus left their home in Tuscany to perform missionary work in New Haven.…Continue
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The second election for student representatives to the Board of Education will be Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 in all New Haven Public high schools across the district. Last year, several members of City Hall, the Board of Alders and the Board of Education volunteered to monitor the elections in the schools.
Volunteers are needed for the following roles:
Election Day observers:
-- Stationed in each school to ensure that the process…Continue
Added by Aaron Goode on April 6, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments
A Much Happy Spring To All....
April if the month of Poetry. Today, I would to bring forward a writer residing at 22 Cypress Ave John William DeForest.
DeForest is well known for his writing genre The Great American Novel.
Or the more general movement of literature toward realism, and he also wrote poetry.…Continue
Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 4, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
The Concord Leadership Group via Associations Now has completed their 2016 survey of 1000 CEOs, board members and others to provide some lessons about nonprofit strategic planning, CEO succession planning and other nonprofit matters. I would pose that 1000 responses is certainly worth a heads-up.
I must observe that the survey authors have a pretty negative feeling about the nonprofit sector (read their forward) and even their interpretation of the survey responses was pretty negative…Continue
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