EDUCATION AGENDA – CT SCHOOLS’ REPORT CARD –COURTESY OF CONNCAN
OneWorld highly recommends reading and sharing this information; it is very interesting and informative for a variety of obvious reasons.
"Just in time for the start of a new school year, ConnCAN has released its annual… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 31, 2014 at 6:30pm —
Housing and Donations Coordinator (Part Time)
This is a part-time position- averaging about 30 hours per week.
IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Housing & Donations Coordinator. IRIS helps refugees—people fleeing persecution in their home… Continue
Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 29, 2014 at 9:39am —
Thirty percent of wealthy donors stop giving to an organization that they supported in the previous year, aBank of America report found. Here are the five top reason:
- The donor received too many solicitations or the nonprofit asked for an inappropriate amount (38%),
- The organization…
Added by Rob Leighton on August 28, 2014 at 5:59am —
Parkinson's: Robin Williams and the Irony of Optimism
Posted: 08/27/2014 3:53 pm - Bret Parker Become a fan
Father, husband, attorney, Parkinson's advocate, marathoner, triathlete, optimist.…
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 27, 2014 at 6:30pm —
For those afraid to fly, a sometimes helpful piece of advice: the pilot has the same interest as you in arriving safely. Trust by passengers in the airline and pilot that all will be safe and secure and that both have the same interests is essential.
A recent contract agreement reached by the Metropolitan Opera raises for me the question: does the union (employees) not believe the board has the same interests as the employees? My initial answer: I don't think so. I should add, history… Continue
Added by Mike Burns on August 26, 2014 at 9:45am —
“The Color of Justice” is a documentary made by CPTV and the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance. It contains a 'Compelling Set of Connecticut FACTS' about our Juvenile Justice System, and it addresses some of the many issues of concern to parents, teens, some in the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance and caring community leaders and citizens. Below are links to the "Color of Justice" documentary, and to two other videos done by OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc. Our… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 25, 2014 at 6:23pm —
Family income and education, neighborhood resources, and other social and economic factors affect health at every stage of life—but the effects on young children are particularly dramatic, 15 to 20 years of accumulated research shows. Those early years have the potential to set us on paths leading toward—or away from—good health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has provided some excellent research… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 21, 2014 at 1:00pm —
This is about a
enterprise on a mission to reinvent the coffee supply chain, giving farmers a bigger and more equitable piece of the action.
Aimed at growers producing specialty-grade, premium, Fair Trade certified coffee, Vega hopes to enable farmers to roast and package their beans and connect to customers directly via an online subscription marketplace. As a result, they can make a lot… Continue
Added by Rob Leighton on August 20, 2014 at 5:36am —
This is a compilation blog post. After the first extensive paragraph (written by N'Zinga Shäni) much of the remaining information is from Time Magazine (Aug 25, 2014 issue) and also from Times web source. All other sources have been identified in the blog along with the active links.
Why Cops in Ferguson Don’t Have Body Cameras
Josh Sanburn… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 17, 2014 at 9:00am —
4 Ways to Supercharge Your Social Enterprise Through Accountability
The social enterprise sector is hot—it may be worth well over $500 billion in the US alone. But if social business is to solve many of the world’s most… Continue
Added by Rob Leighton on August 14, 2014 at 5:22am —
What makes a great teacher? Or what makes a teacher great, impactful, memorable and effective in the lives of students? At OneWorld we are committed to bringing the community the best information we can find on… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 13, 2014 at 2:22pm —
What should nonprofits boards expect from foundations?
I propose: very little. There's a paradigm I recall hearing about the purpose of foundations: 1) identify "issues"; identify solutions to issues; test the solutions. Three years is a norm. After all this is done: the nonprofit should get supported by the public.
So, today's reality? Except for the public support, yes, I believe this is indeed what nonprofits who think foundation money is a great source, should expect. And… Continue
Added by Mike Burns on August 13, 2014 at 8:06am —
Do you want to do something fun and rewarding with your colleagues, family, friends or social networks? You can make a real difference while fulfilling your sense of civic responsibility, compassion and a desire to help others by participating in community project that will help make a difference you can see and perceive on a continuing basis, giving you a sense of fulfillment that encourages your group to make community engagement a… Continue
Added by Jan McCray Price on August 12, 2014 at 8:54am —
A businessman and a bishop used Cowboys' Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' name to drum up interest in a charter school. Then they tried to score from the deal. By Leslie Minora Thursday, May 3, 2012
Above was the story headline on May 3, 2012. This blog is Part 1 of a three-part reality drama… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 10, 2014 at 6:30pm —
EDUCATION REFORM – WHO WILL SUCCEED AND WHY
Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing
The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 7, 2014 at 11:10am —
When it comes to a nonprofit board's taking action (aka voting), numbers often matter. Most often a board's by-laws instruct how many board members need be present and what portion of that number needs to vote positively on an item.
I'm working with a team right now to update the organization's by-laws and during this process we came upon two questions: what happens when there is no quorum and equally important, what happens when quorum is lost during or more likely, toward the end of… Continue
Added by Mike Burns on August 7, 2014 at 6:28am —
WONDERFUL CIVIC INFORMATION – Take Your Children and Grandchildren on a learning exploration at the New Haven FREE Public Libraries.
During August Help Your Young Children to Get Familiar with New Haven’s Wonderful Public Libraries.
Parents and Grandparents, if you don't already know how, you can learn to use the computers and discover the… Continue
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 5, 2014 at 11:00am —
Arts Council Seeks Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (part time)
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, a regional arts service organization, seeks an organized, personable individual for this flexible part-time position. Responsibilities include event coordination, ad sales for monthly publication, and administrative support. Event coordination: assisting with art exhibit receptions and fundraising events, coordinating… Continue
Added by Cindy Clair on August 4, 2014 at 7:52am —
All of the headlines mean the same thing: Eric Garner was killed by NYPD
HOMICIDE: Medical Examiner Says NYPD Chokehold Killed Eric Garner
Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner's Death A Homicide…
Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2014 at 2:30pm —
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announces the appointment of Christina M. Ciociola as Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy effective July 28. In this position, which is the senior programmatic staff position at The Community Foundation, Ms. Ciociola will have responsibility for the grantmaking, strategy development and implementation, and community knowledge work of The Foundation. Ms. Ciociola’s appointment is the culmination of a… Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 1, 2014 at 3:21am —