Fall 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 


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



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Join us for our Fall 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!


Strategic Financial Planning & Management: The Key to Long Term Sustainability
Presenter: Andrea Mills, Fiscal Management Associates
(For Executive Directors, Board Members and Finance Staff)
Thursday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. to Noon  


 Nonprofit Lobbying: The Benefits, the Costs, and the Rules    
Presenters: Isaiah Castilla, Alliance for Justice; Nancy Nicolescu, Office of State Ethics; Elysa Gordon, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
(For Executive Directors, Board Members, and Policy Staff)
Thursday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. to Noon   


Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Presenters: Janet Waterston, HR Workplace Excellence; Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin, Women's Prison Association
(For Executive Directors, Senior Management Staff and Board Members)
Wednesday, November 12, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Brandraising: How Nonprofits Can Raise Visibility and Money through Smart Communications
Presenter: Sarah Durham, President, Big Duck
(For Executive Directors, Fundraising and Communications Staff and Board Members)
Friday, December 5, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Click here to learn more about these sessions.


Other Workshops Available to Nonprofits in the Hartford Region and Statewide

The Hartford Public Library (HPL) provides free workshops for nonprofits. Visit their website 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 next be offered on Wednesday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

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


  Farewell to Florence Galbraith


Florence Galbraith  

Florence Galbraith, NSP's Program Associate, is relocating to Orlando, Florida. We will miss Florence's cheerful and energetic personality, her dedication to the Foundation's efforts and her strong work ethic. We wish her and her family all the very best as they settle in their new home and community!


NSP Offers Free Organizational Assessments


NSP Offers Free Organizational Assessments

If your nonprofit organization:
*    Is beginning a new planning process
*    Has recently undergone major organizational changes
*    Has new board or staff leadership
*    Needs to establish clear priorities

You may benefit from an Organizational Assessment.

Organizational Assessments provide a professionally facilitated governance-level review of your nonprofit, and bring key board and staff leadership together to develop a common understanding of important issues and priorities for future action.

To learn more, read this short FAQ or contact Doug Shipman at 860-548-1888 or dshipman@hfpg.org.


Seeking Skilled and Passionate Board Members?  Leaders on Board Can Help!


Leaders on Board is an ongoing program of Leadership Greater Hartford that matches individuals who want to serve on a board with nonprofits in search of new board members.

Since January 2009, Leaders on Board has successfully matched over 350 individuals with almost 100 nonprofit organizations. Learn more >>   


Helpful Resources


2014 Nonprofit Trends to Watch, National Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit Communications Benchmarking Study, NTEN

Executive Transition Program

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 www.hfpg.org/nsp or contact Meher Shulman at 860-548-1888 x1047 or mshulman@hfpg.org.