The week of

December 1, 2008

Other Local Events and Workshops

Business Start Up 101


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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Business Start Up 101, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Central Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street (on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) Do you have a business idea but need help taking...

Facility Projects – Planning, Funding & Financing, Strategies


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December 10: Facility Projects – Planning, Funding & Financing, Strategies. A solid funding strategy is fundamental to project success. This workshop shows how to effectively combine...

Big Canvas: Regional Art Action Plan


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December 6: The Big Canvas. Love the arts? Care about culture? Worried about the economy? Then join civic and elected leaders, along with citizens from all over the region, to craft an action plan to...

Peer Networking Meeting – Teaching Tolerance


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December 15: Peer Networking Meeting – Teaching Tolerance. The Peer Networking Meetings are an opportunity for OST staff to meet one another, share challenges and victories, exchange resources, and...

Spotlight on the Arts Auction


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Auction supports music, arts education program Students at Neumann College are sponsoring the the Spotlight on the Arts Auction to help bring music and arts education programs to children. The...

Reunification Celebration for Parents and Children


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Since opening in 2005, the Achieving Reunification Center has helped more than 1,500 parents of children involved in child protective services to improve their lives and develop the skills to be...

Bilingual Domestic Violence Program Training offered


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The Bilingual Domestic Violence Program at Lutheran Settlement House will be offering its next 40 Hour Domestic Volunteer Training during January 2009. The purpose of this training is both to educate...

Nominate Outstanding Women Leaders: Take the Lead


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For more than two decades, the Girl Scouts have honored women who demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in their fields and serve as role models to the next generation of women leaders. Girl...

Exhibit: Philadelphia Stories: Yours, Mine, Ours


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The Art Institute of Philadelphia presents Philadelphia Stories: Yours, Mine, Ours December 3, 2008 – January 23, 2009 1622 Chestnut Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Free Public Opening...

Phila Young Nonprofit Leaders’ Holiday Toy Drive & Social Event


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PYNL’s 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Social Event Tis the season…for PYNL’s 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Social Event being held at Fado Irish Pub at 15th & Locust...

New Resources

New Report: Measuring Community Engagement and Higher Education


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This report from Australia, “In Search of Evidence – Measuring Community Engagement and Higher Education” is available at: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent discussions about the inclusion...

New Report: Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth


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Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth. This brief highlights three strategies that leaders and stakeholders can use to finance and sustain mentoring programs and...

Handbook for Nonprofit Advocacy


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Effective Advocacy at all Levels of Government. This publication resulted from a partnership between the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) and the Kellogg Foundation. The CLPI...

New Report: Re-engaging Out-of-School Youth


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Dropping Back In: Re-engaging Out-of-School Youth. This report outlines the impacts of dropping out, and recommends state and local policy strategies and initiatives to re-connect high school...

New Report: Continuing in Foster Care Beyond Age 18


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Continuing in Foster Care Beyond Age 18: How Courts Can Help. The role that courts can play in keeping youth in foster care beyond age 18 is the focus of a new issue brief from the Chapin Hall Center...

New Report: Recession to increase poverty


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Study: Recession likely to push millions into poverty The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new report estimating that the number of poor Americans will rise by million –...

New Website: Economic Crisis Resource Center for nonprofits


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The Meyer Foundation has established an Economic Crisis Resource Center replete with learning opportunities, tips, tactics, and strategies to help nonprofit organizations navigate through the...

New Website: Community Organizing and Family Issues


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Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website: COFI’s unique model of Family Focused Organizing builds the leadership of low-income...

Partnerships Classifieds

Volunteers needed, Greater Philly Environmental Network


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(Greater Philly Environmental Network) Seeks Advisory Board Members and Volunteers The Greater Philly Environmental Network,The internet resource publishing “All Things Environmental” in...

volunteers needed, Pottstown Meals on Wheels


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Pottstown Meals on Wheels needs volunteers The Meals on Wheels program of Family Services of Montgomery County is in need of volunteers to pack and deliver meals to homebound elderly and disabled...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

The Arts in Sustainable Communities


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Renewable Resources The Arts in Sustainable Communities Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Seattle, Washington June 17–20, 2009 Seattle is metronatural, a world-class metropolis in stunning...

Creativity: Worlds in the Making


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The Program for Creativity and Innovation at Wake Forest University is an emerging leader among universities in that it brings creativity to the liberal arts campus as a program of study and focus...

Grant Opportunities

Sustainable Communities Initiative West Grant Awards


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SCI-West offers sustainable communities grants Sustainable Communities Initiative West has issued a request for proposals for the SCI-West Community Grant Awards, which provide one-time grants of...

Tranisitional housing for victims of domestic violence


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Funding supports housing for domestic violence victims The US Department of Justice is offering funding to programs providing transitional housing for domestic violence victims, including victims of...

Assets for Independence IDA Program


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Feds offer new IDA funding Funding is now available through the federal Assets for Independence program, which enables individuals and families with low incomes to become economically self-sufficient...

Great American Dine Out grants program


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Share Our Strength, a national organization working to make sure no child in America grows up hungry, is seeking proposals for its Great American Dine Out grants program. Share Our Strength will...

Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program


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DOJ offers assistance to women victims of violence The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program of the Office of Violence Against Women is offering funding intended to increase the...

HIV Health Services in the City of Philadelphia


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Funding for HIV health services in region available The City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, is seeking applications from non-profit organizations...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Director, PA Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network


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[posted 12/01/2008] Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool / Youth Development Network (PSAYDN): Director. The PSAYDN Director reports directly to the Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) Director...

Executive Director, Ken’s Kids


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[posted 12/01/2008] Ken’s Kids Inc: Executive Director. The Executive Director for Ken’s Kids will help lead it through the transition from a high quality and successful volunteer-run...

Youth Initiatives Manager, Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition


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[posted 12/01/2008] Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition: Youth Initiatives Manager. The Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition (ENPYSC) Youth Initiatives Manager will be...

Philadelphia Teaching Fellows


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Job Opportunity- Outstanding Professionals & Recent Graduates The Philadelphia Teaching Fellows is recruiting individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences interested in joining the...

Team Leaders, City Year Young Heroes Program


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Are you interested in working with Middle or High School aged youth? The non-profit City Year Greater Philadelphia is looking for dedicated individuals to be Team Leaders for our Young and City...

Miscellaneous

Ellis Trust Grants


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Ellis Trust Grants for Young Women Grades 9 – 12! Young ladies living in Philadelphia, in grades 9-12, from a single parent home are eligible for an educational grant! The Ellis Trust can award...

Webinar: Academic Learning, Youth Development Learning, Therapeutic Learning


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December 14: Academic Learning, Youth Development Learning, Therapeutic Learning: How can they come together so that young people can succeed? This free webinar is from 11:30am -1:30pm. Sponsored by...

Philadelphia Sustainability Awards Call for Nominations


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Philadelphia Sustainability Awards Call for Nominations The 2009 Philadelphia Sustainability Awards celebrate our region’s environmental innovation, economic development and vibrant...

Webinar: Nonprofits and the Economy: Coping Tools for Turbulent Times


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The publication Philanthropy Journal is sponsoring a webinar on how nonprofits can weather the crisis called Nonprofits and the Economy: Coping Tools for Turbulent Times, on Thursday, December 11th...


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