Strategic Commitments

Build the capacity of our members to be vibrant and financially sustainable, and achieve excellence.
Advocate to ensure that the vital role of nonprofits (our members) is valued and fully supported by public policy and adequate funding.
Be a primary resource
for our members and other stakeholders.


Stronger Together

The Alliance lends a powerful, collective voice to nonprofits throughout Connecticut, enhancing their capacity to build economically stable, healthy, and culturally rich communities.


A Powerful Voice

The Alliance represents more than 500 nonprofit organizations across all categories, from Health and Human Service programs to Arts and Culture. We share the passion and purpose behind each and every one of our member’s mission and channel that purpose into a powerful, unified voice.

We lead from a position of strength, representing organizations while presenting a united front before the Connecticut Legislature, state agencies, other advocacy organizations, the public and the media. As a collective voice we develop strategies and public policies that make it possible for nonprofits to thrive..

Together we are much more powerful and influential than we can be as individual agencies.


Vision & Inspiration

There is a lot that defines us as a society: how we raise our families, how we take care of those unable to care for themselves, the healthcare we provide, the arts and culture that surround and enrich us, and the impact we have on our environment. The nonprofit sector is an industry that plays a powerful role in our communities every day.
The work nonprofit organizations undertake improves the well-being of individuals and families as well as on the economy of Connecticut, the country, and the world. These community partners are a vital force in developing and sustaining the very fabric of our communities. The Alliance is the voice and network that empowers nonprofits to accomplish their missions as they work to make our communities the best they can be.




There’s a powerful new voice for nonprofits in the State of Connecticut: CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance). The Alliance is the result of a merger between two well-established statewide nonprofit associations: the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and the Connecticut Community Providers Association. The formation of the new organization has created exciting opportunities and expanded resources for community nonprofits across the state.

Proud State Association of:


Our Staff

Gian-Carl Casa
President and CEO

Kirk Springsted
Vice President of Administration and Finance

Nicole Bisson
Accounts Receivable Specialist

Katie Breslin
Communications and Membership Coordinator

Natalie De La Rosa
Customer Service/Administrative Specialist

Brunilda Ferraj, MSW
Senior Public Policy Specialist

Lilian Gutierrez, MBA
Director of Member and Nonprofit Center Services

Joshua Lipshitz, MBA
Director of Membership and Business Development

Odessa Lopez
Professional Training Specialist

Donna Lorenzo
Contract Specialist, Preferred Purchasing Program

Tashyana Lowe-Chin
Database and Office Administrator

Mick Reyes
Accounts Payable Specialist

Ben Shaiken
Public Policy Specialist

Jeff Shaw, MA, MPH
Director of Public Policy

Dorena Wasik, MBA
Director of Finance

Julia Wilcox
Senior Public Policy Specialist

Sherri Woolley
Administrative Specialist