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Meher Shulman,
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Amy Studwell,
Program Officer

Doug Shipman,
Program Officer

Betsy Johnson,
Nonprofit Program Associate

Shirley Beyor,
Special Assistant


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Pro Bono Partnership Provides Free Legal Services to Nonprofits


Are you considering:

  • Updating your by-laws?
  • Revising your employee handbook?
  • Moving to a new space?
  • A merger or collaboration?


If so, you may consider accessing the services of the Pro Bono Partnership (PBP), and begin establishing a relationship now.


PBP provides free, non-litigation legal services to nonprofits in areas such as corporate structure and governance, regulatory compliance, contracts, employment and environmental law, fundraising, intellectual property, lobbying, mergers, bankruptcy and dissolution, and real estate.


To learn more about PBP, visit or contact Priya Morganstern, Director of the PBP's Hartford Program at 860-541-4950,

Nonprofit Finance Fund   


Nonprofit Finance Fund Releases Results of the 2013 State of the Sector Survey 


Nearly 6,000 respondents from nonprofits across the country (including 195 from Connecticut) participated in the latest survey conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) on the state of the nonprofit sector.

As NFF CEO Antony Bugg-Levine put it, "Nonprofits are changing the way they do business because they have to: government funding is not returning to pre-recession levels, philanthropic dollars are limited, and demand for critical services has climbed dramatically. At the same time, 56 percent of nonprofits plan to increase the number of people served. That goal requires systemic change and innovation - both within the sector, and more broadly as a society that values justice, progress and economic opportunity."

To view the executive summary of the results, visit

To learn more about how the Nonprofit Support Program's Financial Management Program may be able to help your organization, visit or contact Amy Studwell at 860-548-1888 x1040,



Idealware's Guides Help You Make Smart Decisions


Field Guide to Software for NonprofitsIdealware's updated 2013 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits is a valuable reference that covers all the different types of software that might be useful to nonprofits. This edition covers more than 75 types of software, from donor management to wikis and everything in between.

Idealware also recently published two timely articles: Infographics for Outreach, Advocacy, and Marketing: From Data to Design; and Giving on the Go: Mobile Apps for Fundraising.

These resources, along with many others, may be downloaded for free from Idealware's website,



A recent evaluation of NSP's Executive Transition Program showed that over a five-year period, more than 90 percent of executive directors hired through the program were retained.


To learn about how the Executive Transition Program can help your board to do the proper planning required to successfully transition to a new Executive Director, visit or contact Meher Shulman at 860-548-1888 x1047,


Is Your Strategic Plan Out of Date?


NSP provides Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) to help you with organization-wide planning including strategic plans, fund development plans, and marketing plans. TAGs may also be used for board development, human resource systems and executive coaching. 


To learn more visit or contact Meher Shulman at (860) 548-1888 x1047,