Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) and the Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) have agreed to merge the two organizations creating a new 550+member association called CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc. The merger, under consideration for years, creates the largest advocacy organization for nonprofits in Connecticut and is effective February 1, 2016.
The mission of the new organization is to advocate and build capacity for community-based, nonprofit organizations that strengthen and sustain healthy communities.
“By merging our two organizations, we make our voice stronger, and we can more effectively advocate for the half-million individuals our members serve every day, in every city and town in Connecticut,” Andrea Ferrucci, CCPA Board Chair, said. “Working together, we can also achieve economies of scale, expand member training, group purchasing and other business opportunities, and maximize limited state dollars.”
The combined associations represent nonprofit organizations that advocate for and provide human services, health care, arts and culture, housing, recreation, education, children’s and anti-poverty programs.
“Nonprofits are an essential and integral part of communities across the state and contribute to the quality of life that people in Connecticut hold so dear,” according to CT Nonprofits’ Board Chair, Peter DeBiasi. “This merger creates a new organization that will be a more robust and effective support and voice for Connecticut’s nonprofit community and the people we serve.”
Membership in the new association is open to all Connecticut nonstock, nonprofit corporations whose missions are consistent with that of the new association.
In the coming weeks and months we will be rolling out a new logo, website, and more information about the new organization and what it could mean for the nonprofit sector in Connecticut. Feel free to book mark this page and check back frequently for updates.
CT Community Providers Association
Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) is the premier state trade association representing over 100 organizations that provide health and human services for children, adults and their families in the areas of mental health, substance use disorders, intellectual disabilities, and child and family health and well-being. CCPA is the lead advocate for community human service providers at the Connecticut General Assembly and with State agencies. Community providers deliver quality health and human services to about 500,000 of Connecticut’s residents each year.
CT Association of Nonprofits
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve. We help nonprofits help Connecticut.