Summer 2015
Nonprofit Support Program
Contact Us
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: 860-249-3561  


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Could your Agency Benefit from an  

Organizational Assessment?    


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.


Click here to learn more about this free service, and contact Doug Shipman at 860-548-1888 or



Can Executive Coaching Help You with Your Leadership Challenges?

NSP offers  Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) to fund executive coaching for executive directors/CEOs. 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.


Adrienne Cochrane (CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford) and Joel Rosenberg (Executive Director of AHM Youth and Family Services) share how executive coaching helped them to overcome challenges and be optimally effective as leaders. Click here to watch the video.



The Hartford Public Library and CT Association of Nonprofits Offer Workshops for Nonprofits 



The  Hartford Public Library provides free workshops for nonprofits. Visit for a listing and to register. Some of these workshops are offered 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 June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.



Connecticut Association of Nonprofits offers workshops for nonprofits. Click here to see the schedule.



Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) Releases Findings of 2015 State of the Sector Survey


Click here to review findings from this recent survey on the programs, financial health and management strategies of nonprofits in Connecticut and nationwide.

BoardSource's National Survey of Board Practices Reveals the State of Nonprofit Boards

This survey gathers information from both CEOs and board chairs, and answers questions such as: 

  • Who serves on nonprofit boards?
  • How are boards structured?
  • What are board policies and practices?
  • Are boards providing the leadership needed?
  • How are boards changing over time?

Click here for the key findings.