Spring 2016
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: 860-524-8346  



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.
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 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!

Organizational Collaboration
Presenter: Heather Gowdy, LaPiana Consulting
(For Executive Directors and Board Members)
Thursday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Creating an Effective Volunteer Management Program
Presenter: Janet Waterston, HR Workplace Excellence
(For Executive Directors and Volunteer Managers)
Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Succession and Sustainability Planning
Presenters: Hez Norton, Director of Partnerships & Leadership Development, Third Sector New England; and Nancy Jackson, Gammy Bird Consulting
(For Executive Directors, Senior Staff and Board Members)
Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Spring Special Event!
Leadership for Collective Impact
For Collective Impact to succeed, groups must be as rigorous about building culture as they are about building strategy. Collective Impact requires a culture that develops and rewards authentic, inclusive, and collaborative leadership; helps leaders work better together across differences; and engages community members as assets and partners in solving community problems. The presenter will discuss how to build collective leadership for Collective Impact.

Presenter: Paul Schmitz,
(For Executive Directors, Board Members and Consultants)
Thursday, June 2, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m 
The Hartford Public Library and CT Community Nonprofit Alliance Offer Workshops for Nonprofits 
The Hartford Public Library provides free workshops for nonprofits: http://www.hplct.org/library-services/nonprofits/workshops. Some of these workshops are offered in partnership with the Hartford Foundation in order to better meet the needs of smaller agencies, including So You've Decided to Build a Nonprofit: Now What? with Martey Rhine, which will be offered on April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance also offers workshops for nonprofits: Click here to see the schedule 
Farewell to Cheryl Gerrish

After over 15 years of dedicated service, the Hartford Foundation's long time Grants Operations Manager, Cheryl Gerrish, has retired. We thank Cheryl for the professionalism and compassion she brought to her work and wish her the best as she winters in Florida and is now able to enjoy her many leisure time pursuits.

Tina Rivera, who has worked side-by-side with Cheryl over many years, is now serving as Interim Grants Operations Manager. Please direct any questions or inquiries regarding grant payments and reporting to Tina.

New England Study of Nonprofits Shows that Hartford-Area Organizations do Better than Their Counterparts in Some Areas

How to Screen and Hire the Best Possible Consultant for Your Organization

Finding the right consultant for a particular project who will be the best fit for you and your organization takes careful thought and attention. The Southern New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory not only includes hundreds of consultants for you to choose from, but has a number of useful tools and tips to help you screen, hire and manage consultants http://www.sneconsultant.org/resources.asp.

To learn about how NSP's Executive Transition Program can help your board to do the proper planning required to successfully transition to a new Executive Director, click here or contact Meher Shulman at (860) 548-1888 x1047 or mshulman@hfpg.org.