Spring 2014
Nonprofit Support Program
Dec. 2013 NSP event      
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Annemarie Riemer,

Meher Shulman,
Associate Director

Amy Studwell,
Senior Nonprofit Support Program Officer

Doug Shipman,
Program Officer

Betsy Johnson,
Senior Nonprofit Support Program Associate 
Nonprofit Support Program Associate


10 Columbus Blvd., 8th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Fax: 860-524-8346  



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Join us for our Spring Workshop Series

e are pleased to continue our popular workshop series, expressly for nonprofit executive directors and board leaders. Please share the dates with your board members and mark your calendars. Invitations will be sent to executive directors five to six weeks prior to each session. Join your colleagues in Greater Hartford for useful information, conversation and networking!


Effective Crisis Management and Communications: What You Need to Know and Do 
Presenter: Melanie Lockwood Herman, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
(For Executive Directors and Board Members)
Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. -- Noon


Dealing with the Difficult Employee - Turnaround or Termination? 
Presenter: Janet Waterston, Human Resources & Organizational Development Consultant
(For Executive Directors and other Supervisors)
Wednesday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. -- Noon


Measuring the Impact of Your Online Marketing
Presenter: Ann-Marie Harrington, President & Founder, Embolden
(For Executive Directors, Fundraising and Communications Staff and Board Members)

Tuesday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. -- Noon


Spring Special Event


Change your Story, Change the World

Presenter: Andy Goodman, nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant
(For Executive Directors, Board Members and Fundraising and Communications Staff)
Friday, May 23, 8:30 a.m. -- Noon


       Learn more about these sessions >>


Other Workshops Available to Nonprofits in the Hartford Region and Statewide


Hartford Public Library (HPL) provides free workshops for nonprofits. Visit http://www.hplct.org/library-services/nonprofits/workshops for a listing. HPL offers some of these workshops in partnership with the Hartford Foundation in order to better meet the needs of smaller agencies, including Building & Sustaining Your Nonprofit with Martey Rhine, which will be offered on Wednesday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Connecticut Association of Nonprofit also offers workshops for nonprofits. See the schedule >>


Loans Available to Help Manage Cash Flow


The Nonprofit Loan Fund, administered by HEDCO, Inc., has funds available for new term loans or lines of credit up to $75,000.

Get more information about the Loan Fund and how to apply >> 


Emergency Succession Planning as Best Practice for Nonprofits


This Succession Planning Template, developed by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, is a resource to help your nonprofit begin to address the important issue of succession planning in the event of an unplanned departure by the executive director. 


At some point, when your executive director permanently leaves the organization, the board may wish to access NSP's Executive Transition Program. This program helps your board to properly plan and implement an executive director transition, with the help of a skilled consultant. To learn more, visit http://www.hfpg.org/nsp, or contact Meher Shulman at 860-548-1888 x1047 or mshulman@hfpg.org.


21 Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing Now

This humorous, but relevant guide by Kivi Leroux Miller provides useful reminders for effectively marketing our nonprofit organizations.



Kivi's report, Nonprofit Communications Trends 2014, also offers helpful marketing tips and insights.