Summer 2014
Nonprofit Support Program
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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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Can Your Organization Benefit from the Financial Management Program?

Through a combination of assessments, grants and consultation, the Financial Management Program can help your organization strengthen its financial systems and meet the challenges of today's environment. Watch this brief video to learn what two area executive directors had to say about their positive experiences with the program.

Can Executive Coaching Help You to be Optimally Effective as a Leader?


NSP offers Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) to fund executive coaching for executive directors. Even the most seasoned executive directors have found that coaching is a useful tool to help them maximize their leadership skills, and resolve short and long term issues including working effectively with staff and board members.

Watch this brief video to hear what two seasoned CEOs had to say about how executive coaching helped them to overcome challenges and be optimally effective as leaders.


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Partnership Releases Community Indicators Report on Metro Hartford Region

The Hartford Foundation has worked to create a partnership of nine regional stakeholders to collect, analyze and disseminate a broad range of data and to create focus on some of the central challenges and opportunities for our region. This project, called Metro Hartford Progress Points, looks at the forces shaping our region today. Click here to access the report and read the key findings. 



Nonprofits Still Face Fundamental Challenges According to NFF's 2014 State of the Sector Survey


More than 5,000 nonprofits across the country responded to the Nonprofit Finance Fund's sixth annual survey and shared details of how they are adapting their organizations and finances to current economic conditions. The survey reveals that the economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are looking to new models of funding while facing growing demand for services.


Click here for a summary of the survey results.

Click on the interactive NFF Survey Analyzer to see the data and sort the data by state, sector and several other criteria.



Pro Bono Partnership Provides Free Legal Services to Nonprofits


If you are considering: updating your by-laws, revising your employee handbook, moving to a new space, or merging or collaborating with another organization, the Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) may be able to help you. 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, visit or contact Priya Morganstern, Director of the PBP's Hartford Program at (860) 541-4950 or  



New Program Launched for Long Time Executive Directors/CEOs


Third Sector New England's (TSNE) Courage in Leaving program supports long time leaders in preparing their organizations and themselves for their departure, and ensuring ongoing sustainability. Click here to learn more.



Calling All Nonprofit Board Chairs!


The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is conducting a national study to gain important insights directly from board chairs about. How they view their roles relative to the executive director, the board, the organization, and the community; and what was helpful in preparing them to step into the board chair role.

To participate in the survey, please pass this survey link along to your board chair, Respondents who identify themselves will receive a copy of the survey results.