Upcoming Events

Nonprofit Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Brewsport, 270 Farmington Ave, Farmington

All Alliance members are invited to network, schmooze and have some fun with colleagues and peers from across CT.

Sponsored by JRG Consulting
To attend, RSVP to jayzadeh@myjrg.org.

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Annual Nonprofit Conference

October 2, 2018
CT Convention Center, Hartford



To attend any of these upcoming forums, RSVP to Josh Lipshitz.

Cross Sector Forum
Understanding Cross Sector Collaboration in Connecticut Cities

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
9:30am – 11:00am
Alliance Offices, Rocky Hill

Presented by Erin Graves, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Advisor Regional & Community Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Many institutions, foundations, governments and organizations across the U.S. identify cross-sector collaboration as a key part of effective governance and community impact. However, there is a dearth of empirical evidence that accompanies this idea. Join Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Researcher Erin Graves who will discuss findings from a Fed project measuring cross sector collaboration in more than a dozen Connecticut cities. The measurement is based on a survey of over 500 organizational leaders from three principle sectors: government, nonprofit, and business. Which sector reports the highest level of collaboration? the lowest? How are these findings the same/different compared with your experience in CT cities and towns? What are the policy implications of these findings for CT? What do the findings suggest different sectors and actors could do differently to maximize impact on shared issues? Erin’s presentation will be followed by Q&A.

The Alliance is pleased to partner with the CCP and the United Way of CT on this presentation.

Development Forum
Donor Retention – What is it, and why should you care?

Monday, June 4, 2018
Alliance Offices, Rocky Hill
If you are unable to attend in person, you have the opportunity to participate via Live Video Conferencing. A link will be sent closer to the forum date.

Presented by Tim Sarrantonio of NeonCRM and Mary Cahalane of Hands-On Fundraising

Join Tim and Mary to discuss the importance of donor retention. What strategies can you use to engage your 2017 donors, and retain them into 2018? How can you look forward to encouraging your new 2018 donors to make a repeat gift? Join us for tips, strategies, and best practices to grow your fundraising in the coming year.

Finance Forum
Not-For-Profit Financing Reporting Changes: Are You Ready? The time is now to have important conversations.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:30am – 11:00am
Alliance Offices, Rocky Hill

Presented by Amber Tucker, Fiondella Milone & LaSaracina (FML) & Ed Spinella; Murtha Cullina

There are changes coming to Not-For-Profit financial reporting in 2018 (for June 2019 year-ends) that you should be prepared to discuss with the users of your financial statements. The time is now to start having conversations with your financial statement users. This could be your grantors, donors or banker. It is time to think about how readers are going to perceive these changes. This session will inform you about the conversations you should be having now and how to prepare for the required financial statement changes. If you tell your reader, in advance, how to perceive these changes, your Organization will be ahead of the curve. The key is planning ahead!

To RSVP, contact Josh Lipshitz at jlipshitz@ctnonprofitalliance.org or 860-525-5080 x1014.