CTMirror: Nonprofits reframe their big ask, seek a share of future budget windfalls

by KEITH M. PHANEUF Rebuffed in their bid last year to capture $100 million of the state’s growing reserves, Connecticut’s nonprofit social service agencies are taking a new approach. The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance asked Thursday for a share of projected future budget surpluses — more than $460 million over the next five years —… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Nonprofits ‘greatly concerned’ about prospect of emergency budget cuts

Connecticut’s largest coalition of nonprofit agencies urged Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to avoid cutting community-based social services as it seeks to close a small hole in state finances. The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, which has been pressing Lamont to pump more resources into the hundreds of agencies that deliver the bulk of state-sponsored social services,… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Lamont eyes emergency budget cuts, even as reserves swell

While mustering legislators’ support for tolls and a long-term transportation plan remains his top priority, Gov. Ned Lamont has also recently raised the specter of emergency budget cuts — something his predecessor did frequently to the consternation of the General Assembly. But while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts came amidst significant budget shortfalls, Lamont is… Read more »

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Where We Live: Connecticut Nonprofits Say An Accurate Count Is Crucial In 2020 Census

It’s officially 2020, which means you may see a census taker knocking on your door this Spring. The decennial census also will be online. This hour, we talk with NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang about efforts to count everyone who lives in the United States, and why it matters. Listen to the episode here.

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Hartford Courant: We are falling far short in caring for the most vulnerable. Here’s one example.

by Susan Campbell Andrew John Puglisi’s group home is off a side street in Newington, just five minutes from where he grew up. On a recent day, as holiday decorations were going up around town, a radio played quietly in another room. Puglisi was sitting at a table, moving small, colorful blocks around. He stacks…. Read more »

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CT Mirror Op-Ed: Hospital agreement is a road map for funding community nonprofits

By Gian-Carl Casa The state’s settlement providing $872 million to Connecticut’s hospitals over seven years negotiated by the governor and approved by the General Assembly last month at long last moves policymakers past a thorny fiscal issue that has taken up significant airspace in the state capitol for the last few years. The agreement also… Read more »

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AP: Workshops planned to help nonprofits boost Census awareness

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut have organized a series of workshops in January to help other nonprofit agencies understand the importance of the 2020 Census. The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Connecticut Data Collaborative are co-sponsoring the Count Me in 2020 Workshop Series to instruct organizations and individuals… Read more »

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WNPR: Millennials And Charitable Giving: A New Approach To Philanthropy

Millennials now outnumber baby boomers in the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And though the millennial generation has been stereotypically seen as self-absorbed and buried in student loan debt, they are involved in charitable giving. But they’re doing it differently than their parents have done. “People are often worried that millennials don’t actually… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Nonprofits say philanthropy alone can’t save services

To paraphrase Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social service agencies: Gov. Ned Lamont just doesn’t get it. Frustration with Lamont, who rebuffed a request from nonprofits for $100 million of the state’s $2.5 billion reserve, recently surged after the governor urged the agencies to ask more from wealthy donors. Leaders of nonprofits, who provide the bulk of… Read more »

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CT Mirror: While nonprofits seek state aid, Lamont steers them to private donors

Nonprofit social service agencies have been pleading with Gov. Ned Lamont for months to share $100 million of Connecticut’s record-setting budget reserve with them. Speaking before hundreds of nonprofit leaders Wednesday at the Connecticut Convention Center, Lamont once again dashed their hopes. Click here to read the full story.

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