Training & Events

The Alliance offers comprehensive Professional Development training plus member-only Roundtables to assist members with grant writing, marketing, governance and more. Members benefit from the training and diverse experience of our staff and consultants — smart and effective thought leaders in their fields. Through The Alliance, nonprofits gain access to a deep well of information, including current data and research that are vital for forwarding their missions and conducting business.

Professional Development Opportunities

Our training expands the expertise of your staff at all levels – from direct service staff to supervisors, and senior executives to board members. Workshops are conducted by experts in their fields with experience in the nonprofit sector who demonstrate competency in both content knowledge and training. The Alliance is now creating learning modules to bring to our members throughout the state, including the Shoreline, Eastern CT, and Valley Lowland.

Visit our Professional Development calendar to view the wide range of workshops offered each month. Available training opportunities for nonprofits of all sizes include emerging nonprofit trends, leadership, technology, finance, human resources, communications, fundraising, and more.

For more information about Professional Development, please contact Odessa Lopez, Professional Training Specialist.

Creating and Leading Cohesive Nonprofit Teams
Collective Impact
Mental Health First Aid (Member Only Training)
Suicide Assessment and Intervention for Mental Health Professionals

Coming This Fall
Principles of Fundraising 5-week Certificate Series
Managing People 3-part Certificate Series


Management Roundtable meetings bring together nonprofit professionals for facilitated discussions on an interesting and relevant topic of interest to nonprofits. These free, member-only events are planned throughout the year for Executive Leadership, Development, Finance/Operations, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Technology and more.

Our quarterly members-only Roundtables provide nonprofit members with the opportunity to network and collaborate on resolving issues that they have in common. Members share experiences, challenges, best practices, and ideas among colleagues to cultivate communication and collaboration.

Management Roundtables

Management Roundtables are scheduled on a rotating, quarterly basis. In an effort to bring our services and programs to members across the state, we host each roundtable in both the Hartford area and Fairfield County. These events are free for members and provide a great opportunity for networking and peer-to-peer learning.

Executive Leadership:
Past topics have covered: Strategic planning, leadership development, capacity building, board governance, and more.

Development Directors and Senior Staff
Past topics have covered: the evolution of philanthropy, donor engagement, grant seeking, board mobilization, and more.

Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing
Past topics have covered: nonprofit brand creation, social media, message strategy, media literacy, and more.

Human Resources
Past topics have covered: unemployment liability, FLSA Overtime Rule updates, maximizing employment benefits, 990 reviews, and more.

Past topics have covered: systems planning, technology upgrades, and more.

Clinical Directors Forum

Meets on the first Monday of every month from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Rocky Hill office

The Clinical Forum includes Chief Financial Officers from both children’s and adult behavioral health organizations. Members of the forum engage in information sharing and problem-solving topics relevant to the provision of behavioral health clinical services for adult and children.

For additional information, please contact: Brunilda Ferraj, Senior Public Policy Specialist,

CFO Forum

Meets on the second Thursday of every other month from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Rocky Hill office

This forum is attended by Clinical Directors or their designees from agencies that provide clinical services to children or adults. Members of the forum discuss key issues of concern and share information relevant to behavioral health CFOs, such as electronic health records, rates, and employee health benefits.

For additional information, please contact: Brunilda Ferraj, Senior Public Policy Specialist,

Corporate Compliance Roundtable

The Corporate Compliance Roundtable meets to discuss, learn and network about corporate compliance. Members have discussed topics including: Medicaid compliance, HIPAA/HITECH, “Red Flag Rules”, social media, responding to audits, enforcement of a compliance program, creating effective policies and procedures, technology/data security and many more.

For additional information, please contact: Josh Lipshitz, Director of Membership and Business Development.

Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) Business Managers’ Roundtable

Meets every other month, on the first Tuesday, from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the Rocky Hill Office.

Members of the I/DD Business Managers’ Roundtable include Finance Directors and Fiscal Managers of organizations that provide services related to I/DD. Research and information developed through the Business Managers’ Forum is utilized by the DDS and the Legislature to shape policy and budget allocations relative to I/DD Services.

For additional information, please contact: Julia Wilcox, Senior Public Policy Specialist,

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Roundtable

The ABI Roundtable is comprised of Leadership staff within member organizations that provide services related to Acquired Brain Injury. Some meetings may target a specific topic for which a particular group of staff may attend, such as finance, data collection or clinical discussions, among other topics.

Birth-to-Three Roundtable

The Birth-to-Three Roundtable is comprised of Leadership staff within member organizations that provide services related to the Birth-to-Three population. Some meetings may target a specific topic for which a particular group of staff may attend, such as finance, data collection, and clinical discussions, among other topics.


Greater Hartford Reentry Council (GHREC)

GHREC is a collaboration among community service providers, city officials, state, federal and local agencies, ex-offenders and others impacted by offender reentry. The mission of the GHREC is to serve the needs of former offenders by identifying and reducing barriers to community reentry through community education, public policy, and sharing information and resources. GHREC is a key partner and member of the Statewide Reentry Collaborative, coordinated by Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (IMRP), Central CT State University (CCSU.)


Electronic Learning Resources

Relias Learning Management System

Relias Learning is the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the Health & Human Services market. Relias helps our member organizations address organizational and compliance challenges like staff development, business improvement, and job specific training. The Relias Learning Management System allows organizations to manage the entire training process on a user-friendly, flexible platform.

To ask questions and get a free online demonstration of the Relias Learning Management System, request a demo today. Just a few minutes will show you how an organizational subscription for Relias Learning’s web-based online learning program can save you time, money and help manage your organization’s training requirements. Alliance members receive a 15% discount on all courses.