Thursday, August 30, 2007
"Marine debris is not just an eyesore, it is dangerous. Wildlife can eat and get entangled in trash, such as plastic bags and discarded fishing nets... For a list of ways to stop marine debris, visit http://www.orcanconservancy.org/icc.%22 --New Haven Register, 8/30/07, p. B7
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Learn the basic functions of one of the most popular spreadsheet applications. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- navigate through an Excel workbook
- create and modify a basic worksheet
- enter data
- create basic formulas and calculations
- format a worksheet (change fonts, column size, add color to cells, etc.)
- print the contents of a workbook
- customize the layout of the Excel window
Prerequisites: working knowledge of mouse and menu-based computer applications, and the Windows or Macintosh operating system.
Facilitator: Wayne Pankey, BAYM Computer Genesis™ http://www.baym.org/
Fee: $50 per person/$35 per additional person from same organization
Location: Bridgeport Area Youth Ministry, 506 Logan St, Bridgeport
Details: Erica Perez, Nonprofit Resource Center, Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation
Thursday, August 23, 2007
parent leadership training that offers participants an opportunity to develop advocacy skills.
The deadline for proposals is Oct 19; there is a proposers conference on 9/4.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
the first Saturday of every month: next meeting September 1, 7pm, at Towne Billiards, 17 Marne St., Hamden. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own boards.
All ages/skill levels welcome! Details: 281-7665 after 5pm or http://www.townebilliards.com/.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Center for Motion Picture Study
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel: 310.247.3020 ReferenceFax: 310.247.3035
Web Address: www.oscars.org/cmps/mhl
This reference library and film information service can help you find the distributor of a particular film, track down an actor or director you want to invite to your screening or answer virtually any film-related question.
New Haven Free Public Library
Saturday, August 18, 2007
See sidebar for additional funding opportunities.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Arte awards annual scholarships to Latino students and individuals of any age interested in pursuing the arts. Scholarships may include performing or visual arts, including but not limited to music, dance, theater, painting, drawing, architecture and other art forms. Scholarships (mostly between $400 - $700) may be awarded for art classes, workshops, lessons, supplies, tuition assistance, etc. Deadline: 5pm, Friday, August 31, 2007.
For full guidelines and application call 787-2783.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Auditions will be held in New Haven on September 11 and 18 at 7:00pm. Please prepare one vocal piece; pianist will be provided. For more information call 1-800-644-2462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.ctgmc.org/.
All positions are unpaid.
Students: Boys should wear khakis, button-down shirt, navy blue blazer or any other similar color blazer. Girls should wear a skirt or dress pants and a polo or button down top or sweater. Teachers: professional attire. Details: email@example.com
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Some responsibilities include: Oversight of Construction site(s); Scheduling, Implementing and assigning tasks and timelines for projects; Monitor & supervise students on the construction site .
Qualifications include: At least three years construction experience working with all elements of housing construction; Experience managing work crews and construction sites; Ability to work enthusiastically with At-Risk Youth, most who have not completed High School; Reliable transportation. Details: Carlah E. Bragg, Empower New Haven, 776-2777 x 210.
I've been using guidezilla for a long time to spread the word about library events and to register people for events (all free). New features have just been announced:
- message boards to events, which allow event organizers and attendees to easily communicate with each other
- add a picture to your user profile and all of your events
Carol Brown, editor
Monday, August 13, 2007
Details 773-8910/8911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in Hamden has created three new positions:
- Communications and Knowledge Development Officer --http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/gmf-ckdo.htm
- Communications Associate--http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/gmf-ca.htm
- Policy Associate --http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/gmf-pa.htm
For full job descriptions and application instructions:
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The new site offers 25 and 50% discounts on tickets available the day of a show at Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Yale Repertory, and Goodspeed Opera House.
Submitted by Lindy Gold, Lindylee.Gold@ct.gov
We are deeply honored and humbled by the nomination, and very excited to share this news with you.
Submitted by Barry Felson
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Saffren knows the value of using research to accomplish fundraising goals for the organizations with which he works. Typically, he uses WealthEngine every day to obtain individual profiles on prospects, do additional research before making solicitations and, most importantly perhaps, to find prospect opportunities that might never be identified.
Saffren describes how he used the WealthEngine screening to launch the campaign for the Hampton Library. He explains, “When I looked at the screening, I recognized the names of three siblings who were all trustees in their family foundation. I called the executive director of that foundation and told her that three of the trustees had homes in Bridgehampton. The connection was made – and resulted in a $150,000 gift. This was a gift we would never have gotten without research.”
“Another profile in the screening was for a man who was on the Forbes list of top hedge fund managers, making over $100 million annually. It turns out he was also a 39-year-old father who brings his kids to the Hampton Library each Saturday morning. That gift was for $500,000.”
“An organization should not be asking people for significant gifts without first having done their research,” stresses Saffren. “Otherwise, how would you ever know what to ask someone for? You need to know where someone has given, what they have given and how they have given.”
“Also, make sure that you utilize WealthEngine on a regular basis, beyond the screenings,” advises Saffren. “You need to access WealthEngine every day to do your job. The importance that research plays in the outcome of a fundraising effort should never be underestimated,” concludes Saffren.
The New Haven Public Library offers access to WealthEngine (thanks to funding by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven). Call 946-7431 for details.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
How Off the Wall works: Ticket purchasers choose the photographs they like most and number them in the order of preference using the grid on the back of the program available at the gallery.
On Sunday, August 12th at 7pm the random drawing of ticket numbers begins. When the ticket number is drawn, the ticket holder selects the photograph they want and takes it Off the Wall.
As a Proxy, you would stand in for the ticket holder who couldn't be there and when the ticket number is drawn, choose a photograph for them from their wish list.
Please let me know if you would be interested in helping out. The event is a lot of fun and the food at the reception (which starts at 5pm) is always great. (Think you might be interested in purchasing a ticket for yourself? Call the Arts Council of Greater New Haven at 772-2788 - But hurry, tickets sell out quickly!)
Ms. Winter Marshall
Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The Yale SOM Management Clinic will pair teams of second-year MBA students supervised by experienced faculty with a limited number of participating organizations.
- The program will select participants based on the following criteria:
Organizations must be small- to mid-sized businesses or nonprofits that are established and not in the start-up phase;
- Have a challenging, defined problem or project that will engage students for one semester and allow them to make a meaningful contribution during this time period;
- Be committed to making employees available to the students on an ongoing basis from September through December to ensure the success of the project. To this end, organizations must be located in the areas surrounding New Haven to facilitate meetings. The program will consider organizations located as far north as Hartford, and as far south as New York City.
“We are looking forward to creating partnerships that will be mutually beneficial to local organizations and our students,” said Bruce Judson, a senior faculty fellow at Yale SOM who will run the program. “Whether a business needs help analyzing the viability of an expansion, or a nonprofit is looking for a plan to accomplish its social mission more efficiently, we encourage them to apply.” Judson is one of the nation’s leading experts on entrepreneurship and a bestselling author, most recently of Go It Alone! The Secret to Building A Successful Business on Your Own. His work focuses on building successful businesses with limited manpower.
Organizations interested in being considered for the clinic may submit a brief statement of interest form online at: http://mba.yale.edu/news_events/clinic.shtml. All applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting immediately and organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Once the program’s limit of five organizations is reached, additional applications will not be accepted. All submissions will be reviewed, and where appropriate, applicants will be contacted with follow-up questions and to schedule meetings. Organizations that the program is not able to accept will be notified at the conclusion of the application process.
Tabitha Wilde, 432-6010 email@example.com