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Category Archives: Capacity Building

We at Casa de Esperanza know from our work with community-based organizations that you are already experts in pulling information you need to do your work on a daily basis. Sometimes what might be missing is the documentation of such efforts. In response to organizations large and small across the country interested in learning how […]

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Nonprofit organizations designated as 501(c)(3) are able to do some lobbying as defined by the IRS, but there are many activities that are designated as advocacy which are permissible for all nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from conducting any political activity, which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or oppose any candidate for […]

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Written by: Jorge Vidal, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network When I was asked to write this blog, I wasn’t expecting we’d be entering yet another wave of xenophobic incidents as intense as we experienced after Sept 11, 2001. Human rights violations based on gender, sexual orientation, religious identity, ethnicity, and immigration status […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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By: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza As discussed in our August blog post, many nonprofits operate with limited resources, and as a result, social media management becomes a lower priority. Nonetheless, an active social media platform can help your organization connect with a larger constituency, increase your donor base, and […]

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By Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza Social media has grown into such an integral part of modern communication that it’s become impossible to ignore. By now, many nonprofit organizations have recognized and embraced the importance of social media as a free, accessible way to engage audiences on a grand scale […]

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JUNE 20-22, 2016 #NLNInstitute #ConferenciaLatina Our 2016 National Latin@ Institute, “Fortaleciendo Nuestras Comunidades / Strengthening Our Communities,” was inspired by the source of our collective strength and resiliency, building a sense of love for our unique identity and belonging to our entire communities. Through our workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers, we explored the diversified […]

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 2016 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting Remarks by Z. Ruby White Starr, March 29, 2016 I joined Casa de Esperanza as their Chief Strategy Officer in July of last year after working at various mainstream organizations. Since then I’ve had some time to reflect […]

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*Pending OVW Approval* We are very excited to announce the 2016 National Latin@ Institute: Strengthening Our Communities! Every other year, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network brings together professionals from a variety of fields for the National Latin@ Institute. This year’s Institute will be held in Denver, Colorado on June 20-22, 2016. This Institute will provide participants with significant opportunities […]

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By Elaine Ezekiel, Community Manager, MHP Salud El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving) is a support group program that uses the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model to provide support to low-income, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. This model employs a Promotora (also known as a Community Health Worker) who […]

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