A number of reports and publications are available in hard copy and/or at the links below to assist grantmakers in their information gathering.
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Connecticut Grantmakers Online (CGO) Connecticut Grantmakers Online (CGO) is an online, password-protected subscriber database containing more than 2,200 Connecticut foundations and corporate grantmakers.
Web Tutorials We hope our new website will become a valuable tool. Four tutorials and a website overview are available to help familiarize you with features of the site.
Sample Policies for Effective Practice Sample documents through which a nonprofit staff and board judge whether they have individually and as an organization performed their duties ethically, and in a manner adequate to the public trust invested in them.
Accountability Self-Assessment Tool Self-assessment tools for private staffed and unstaffed foundations (family, independent or corporate) to help ensure that they are complying with all relevant federal laws and regulations.
News You Can Use (requires member login) Have you ever read about a resource and then couldn't remember in which e-Brief issue it was listed? News You Can Use is now archived and you can easily find resource links by topic.
Ways to Share...A Holiday Wish List Nonprofits Are Invited to Participate! The "Holiday Wish List" is a collection of the seasonal needs of nonprofits that directly serve children, families and adults from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day (Jan 6). Find ways YOU can share and make a difference with nonprofits and those they serve. Find how a Connecticut nonprofit can participate in this resource.
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Read the Case Study: Supporting Nonprofit Partners Public Act 09-102 was signed into law June 2009. Read the Connecticut PolicyWorks Case Study, Supporting Nonprofit Partners, about the collaborative work of the Council, several nonprofit associations and Connecticut policymakers to increase the audit threshold for nonprofits from annual revenues in excess of $200,000 to $500,000.
Celebrating 10 years of Philanthropy Innovation This new publication marks the close of the New Ventures in Philanthropy Initiative, a ten-year effort of the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers begun in 1998 to promote new and increased giving in the country. At a time when 'philanthropy' was an unfamiliar word to most Americans and rarely mentioned in the media, New Ventures made more than 40 grants to explore new ways to increase giving and explored more deeply and developed a lasting body of work.
Foundation Desk Reference This book is a compendium of private foundation rules discussing everything you need to know to get organized. Written by Benjamin T. White, Esq., it is available for a nominal charge through the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
When and How to Use External Evaluators This publication, written by Tracey Rutnik and Marty Campbell, is designed for program officers who advise grantees about contracting an external evaluator or who commission evaluations on behalf of their foundations.