Spring 2015
Nonprofit Support Program
Dec 2014 Brandraising seminar      
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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




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Hartford, CT 06106
Fax: 860-524-8346  



We encourage you to use our services and resources.
We're here to help.
Acts of kindness  
deserve to be shared. 
This spring, the Hartford
Foundation for Public Giving and
WNPR are collecting, recording and sharing stories of everyday generosity.
Words to Give By
Tell your story and together
we'll learn how acts of
kindness can transform lives.
Learn more at


Join us for our Spring Workshop Series    


We are pleased to continue our popular workshop series, expressly for nonprofit executive directors and board leaders. Please share these dates with the appropriate board and staff members now, 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!


Performance Reviews: Making Them Work for Your Organization and Employees

Presenter: Janet Waterston, HR Workplace Excellence
(For Executive Directors and Supervisors)
Thursday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. to Noon


Creating High Performing Teams 

Presenter: Jay Vogt, President, Peoplesworth
(For Executive Directors and their Staff Teams)
Tuesday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. to Noon


Creating Your Donor Communications Plan

Presenter: Kivi Leroux Miller, President, NonprofitMarketingGuide.com
(For Executive Directors, Communications and Marketing Staff, and Board Members)
Tuesday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Read Kivi's 2015 Nonprofit Communication Trends Report, which will be discussed during the workshop. >>



Spring Special Event!

Creating High Performing Boards
More than ever before, boards must learn how to seamlessly partner in leadership with their CEO and senior staff in pursuit of excellence. Great boards are a strategic asset to the organizations they serve, by providing critical thinking that transcends the current day's activities, and considers the organization's strategic focus, long-term success, viability, and sustainability. This interactive session will showcase what the best boards do to ensure exceptional governance - by asking more insightful questions that lead to more meaningful dialogues that translate into better strategies and more thoughtful decisions.

Cathy Trower Presenter: Cathy Trower, nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant; President, Trower & Trower, Inc.
(For Executive Directors, Board members and consultants)
Tuesday, May 5, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. 


Change in Registering for NSP Events! 


In order to use all of the philanthropic tools at its disposal, to support our mission and goals, the Hartford Foundation is now registered as a lobbyist with the CT Office of State Ethics.  


To help us manage our obligations under the state rules, from now on when you register for our events, we will ask you to indicate whether you are a public official, state employee, or immediate family member (spouse, child or dependent relative) of a state employee. If you do not fit into one of these categories, simply disregard the question.


Other Workshops Available to Nonprofits in the Hartford Region and Statewide:


The Hartford Public Library 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 next be offered on April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


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

Will the Board be Ready When the Executive Director Leaves?

Executive Transition Program Watch this new Executive Transition video (and pass it along to your board members) to learn how the Executive Transition Program can help your board to do the proper planning to successfully transition to a new Executive Director.
Get more information about the program. >>


Pro Bono Partnership Provides Free Legal Services to Nonprofits

Pro Bono Partnership

If you are considering: updating your by-laws, revising your employee handbook, moving to a new space, or merging or collaborating with another organization, 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 probonopartnership.org or contact Priya Morganstern, director of PBP's Hartford program at 860-541-4950 or pmorganstern@probonopartner.org

Participate in the Nonprofit Finance Fund's State of the Sector Survey!

Nonprofit Finance Fund Each year, NFF's survey supports thousands of nonprofits by aggregating their stories into a collective data set that is used by funders, advocates and nonprofits to understand the needs and challenges of the sector.

Be a part of this important effort! >>


CT Nonprofit Center Has a Few Remaining Spaces Available!

The CT Nonprofit Center, located at 75 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford, provides affordable office space, state-of-the-art technology, and shared meeting space and services for nonprofits.


If you would like to be considered as a potential tenant of the CT Nonprofit Center, please fill out this short survey. >> 

For more information, please contact Karen Maciorowski at karenm@ctnonprofits.org or 860-525-5080 x1024.