Due to a "glitch" in the original survey link, we've extended the deadline to October 19. Click [HERE] to access the survey.
What is it? Itís a searchable online collection of the seasonal needs of Connecticut nonprofits that directly serve children, families and adults from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day (Jan. 6).
Why would my organization want to participate? It's an easy way to get more visibility for your needed donations and volunteers for your organization.
Who uses the Ways to Share...A Holiday Wish List? It's used by many grantmakers, religious congregations, civic clubs, businesses or groups of co-workers, individuals and families to determine their giving and volunteering during the holidays.
Who is eligible to participate? Connecticut direct service nonprofit organizations that have a current 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter and specific holiday season-related needs.
What is involved? It's easy to participate and it's free! Simply provide information about your organization and its holiday needs on a short SURVEY.
Did your organization participate last year? You can click the link to take a look at last year's list. Search for your organization and copy and paste the information into the appropriate questions on the survey (be sure to make edits for this year). 2011 Ways to Share...A Holiday Wish List
When does the survey need to be completed? The 2012 survey responses must be received by:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
What happens to the information? The Council compiles the information,* publishes the complete list online and sends electronic copies to member grantmakers and the media.
*Note: The Council may exclude specific requests or agencies that are inappropriate for the Holiday Wish List. The Council acts as a publisher and distributor of the information and so does not guarantee that Holiday Wishes will be granted.
What is the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and why does it publish Ways to Share...A Holiday Wish List? The Council is a nonprofit membership association of organizations such as foundations and corporations that make grants. Our mission is to promote philanthropy for the public good throughout the state. Many organizations, businesses and individuals use the Holiday Wish List as a resource for their holiday charitable giving.
Have questions? Contact Laurie Allen at lallen@CTphilanthropy.org or 860-525-5585.