The Alliance works on all fronts to empower nonprofits small and large to adapt, survive and thrive. The delivery of high quality, effective, and efficient services is a top priority.
Trainings & Roundtables
We offer members an array of professional development and training opportunities that are effective, affordable and accessible.
CT Nonprofit Center
The CT Nonprofit Center in Hartford is a hub for nonprofit entrepreneurship and advocacy. It’s home to 27 nonprofit organizations.
With over 600 nonprofit professionals and supporters, this flagship event of The Alliance is the statewide conference by and for community nonprofits.
Nonprofit Jobs Board
Connecticut’s only job board dedicated exclusively for nonprofit employers and job-seekers. Alliance members receive $100 discount on job postings.
Divisions & Forums
Divisions & Forums provide a network for nonprofits to share information, discuss common issues, and problem solve.
Participating colleges and universities offer significant discounts on quality education and enhanced learning opportunities to members.
Jobs for people with disabilities
The Preferred Purchasing and Qualified Partnership Programs create jobs and reliable wages for people with I/DD.
The ConnectiCorps program is a new and creative approach to responding to the effects of COVID-19 in CT’s nonprofits and communities.
CT Nonprofit Center
The CT Nonprofit Center in Hartford is a hub for nonprofit entrepreneurship and advocacy. It’s home to 27 nonprofit organizations. The Center also provides nonprofits with access to conference rooms with state-of-the-art technology. Whether you’re looking for a small conference room for conducting interviews in the heart of Hartford or looking to host a networking event or annual holiday party for up to 75, the CT Nonprofit Center has the capacity to meet your needs. Members receive discounted rates.
Preferred Purchasing and Qualified Partnership Programs
Administered by The Alliance, the Preferred Purchasing and Qualified Partnership Programs create meaningful employment opportunities and reliable wages for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The programs develop contracts between state agencies, community rehabilitation providers and private contractors.
Over the past 40 years, the Preferred Purchasing Program has employed thousands of individuals with disabilities in Connecticut. In 2019 alone, the program held over 130 state contracts that employed more than 700 workers with disabilities who earned nearly $2 million in wages. In 2013, the Connecticut Qualified Partnership Pilot Program was created by Public Act 13-227 for janitorial services and was expanded through Public Act 14-188 to include other contract types at the discretion of the Commissioner of Administrative Services.
Our professional development and training program is designed to keep nonprofit leaders and staff at the top of their game and working effectively for the success of their organizations.
Annual Nonprofit Conference
Our annual flagship event is the largest event of its kind in Connecticut and draws an attendance of more than 600 nonprofit professionals & supporters. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
The Alliance | Stronger Together
Our membership is more than 300 nonprofits strong and growing. Together, nonprofits deliver essential services to more than half a million people each year and employ almost 14% of Connecticut’s workforce.
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Divisions and Forums
Through divisions and forums, we develop and advance the innovative policies that enable our members in specific nonprofit sectors to thrive and innovate.
The Alliance has six Divisions that meet regularly with designated public policy staff to collectivaely promote and protect their programs and services. Members who participate in Divisions meet monthly, receive regular updates and analysis on important policy, and gain strategic guidance focused on their needs. The Divisions provide a network and community for our members to share information, discuss common issues, and problem solve.
Adult Behavioral Health
Public Policy Committee
Arts and culture
Nonprofit Recruiting with The Alliance’s Jobs Board
The Alliance administers Connecticut’s only job board dedicated exclusively for nonprofit employers and job-seekers. Alliance members receive $100 discount on job postings.
Nonprofit employers can:
- Recruit for open positions
- Post your job in front of the most qualified group of nonprofit professionals in the industry
- Promote your jobs directly to candidates via the Job Flash email
- Search the resume database to find qualified candidates
The ConnectiCorps program is a new and creative approach to responding to the effects of COVID-19 in Connecticut’s nonprofits and communities. We seek to place civic-minded, passionate leaders at those nonprofits which have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and provide critical services in the areas of food security, antipoverty services, and/or housing.
Emily Granelli, Chief Business Development Officer, BHcare
Lynn Madden, President and CEO, APT Foundation
The Alliance has been instrumental in helping nonprofits have a unified voice. And for us specifically, the recent NEMT switch in provider has been almost catastrophic for our populations. The Alliance has done a good job advocating for us on that issue. I also think [they] understand the challenges related to the constraints on Medicaid billing and auditing processes and have done good advocacy around that. We feel supported.