22 April 2008

Community Economic Development and Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals

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The US Department of Health & Human Services
Administration for Children and Families

Released the program announcements for both of these funding sources. Our teams still has room to help a few good agencies submit a competitive application for these federal dollars. Contact me right away if you are interested.

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07 April 2008

IDA Conference September 11-13, 2008

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The 2008 Assets Learning Conference – Advancing America’s Assets Agenda: Expanding Opportunity, Promoting Prosperity and Mobilizing Communities, September 11-13, 2008 in Washington, DC. is for organizations interested in using Individual Development Accounts as a strategy to help low income families accumulate assets for education, home ownership, or business (microenterprise) assets.

Contact me for more information about how Individual Development Accounts (IDA) work in community organizations with microenterprise development programs.

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04 April 2008

Employment Specialist Position available

Welcome back! For more information see this announcement on Idealist.org.

Position Summary

Responsibilities include recruitment of targeted individuals, coordination with retail and pharmaceutical stores in Los Angeles, calling on stores managers and other employment service programs who serve targeted clients, data collection, record keeping, reporting, communication, financial management and other services as needed for the KCCD Youth Workforce Program project. This project is part of the grant from U.S. Department of Labor to assist at-risk and adjudicated youth and young adults.

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01 April 2008

Board Leadership Seminar at the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management

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More information has been posted at the Center's website. Check the link below.

Date: June 12, 2008
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Title: Good Governance is Leadership Excellence
Location: Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management, 1000 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Course Description:
Gain a solid understanding of this established model and make it work for your organization. Policy Governance® is a comprehensive and integrated governance system shown to increase organizational accountability and effectiveness. This class is your introduction to clear and deliberate governance.

Governance is the highest level of organizational leadership. The job of governance needs to emphasize values, vision, empowerment of both board and staff, and the strategic ability to lead leaders. Workshop is for board members and staff leaders who will (1) gain appreciation of leadership through governance, (2) define roles of management and board governance distinctly from one another, (3) identify the unique job outputs of the board, (4) avoid both meddling and "rubber-stamping."

Instructor’s Bio:
Glen Peterson coaches leaders and equips organizations to improve capacity and infrastructure with goals of improved sustainability, increased results and stronger community impact. Glen’s strategic engagements produce capacity development results that in turn help organizations conceptualize and implement new community and economic development projects. For boards of directors, Glen facilitates the development, adoption and installation of a comprehensive board governance system that goes beyond mere compliance and managed details. Glen is a member of the International Policy Governance® Association and trained by John and Miriam Carver at the Policy Governance® Academy™.

Glen has 20 years of experience as a consultant and staff leader. He has served organizations in Los Angeles and Pomona, south Florida, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Glen now provides services through Capacity Partnership Group (www.capacityparternship.com).

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