As part of the Council’s mission, to promote effective philanthropy, we seek to enhance the grantmaker/grantseeker relationship. In addition to Dialogue With Donor gatherings where grantmakers and grantseekers come together to share information, we provide information and resources including a searchable database of over 1700 funders in Connecticut – Connecticut Grantmakers Online (CGO), tips for organizing a nonprofit organization and tips for fund raising.
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Sandy Hook Tragedy Resources To help you respond and cope with the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Council has listed a variety of resources, including organizations that are involved in response efforts, ways to donate and resources for talking with your children.
Disaster Relief Find disaster relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations responding to national and world wide disasters.
The Bridgespan Group Resources Visit the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's exclusive resource page on the Bridgespan Group's website. Resources include articles about and a toolkit for high impact philanthropy.
Women's Philanthropy Throughout the world, philanthropy by women and girls and for women and girls has grown, strengthened and become more visible. In Connecticut, women’s and girls’ funds have become a force in philanthropy.
Project Streamline Project Streamline is a collaborative effort that seeks to improve grant application and reporting.
TANF Emergency Contigency Fund It could have been a missed opportunity to bring millions in federal stimulus funds to needy Connecticut families. But, in 2010, deep into a recession, the state’s philanthropic community – guided by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – worked with government representatives assembled by then-governor M. Jodi Rell and nonprofi t advocates to orchestrate a coordinated public/private partnership to help bring extra relief to ease the suffering for their low-income
Online Resources A list of external links to national and state sites and resources.
Ways to Share, A Holiday Wish List 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.
Do you know about the changes to the NAA Tax Credit Program? The Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program encourages funding for municipal and tax-exempt organizations by providing a corporation business tax credit for businesses that make cash contributions to these entities.
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.
Due Diligence Done Well - A guide for grantmakers (PDF) A publication from GEO and La Piana Consulting that argues that doing due diligence well means striking a balance between obtaining the information you want and need as a grantmaker and not asking for so much that it places an undue burden on the grantseeker.
Recommended Web Designers (DOC) View a list of Council member recommended web designers. In a response to a request from a member, the Council collected information on recommended web designers that members have used and liked.
Glasspockets A web site launched by the Foundation Center, features foundations that have taken the lead in communicating about their work, particularly using online resources and social networks. Visitors to the site will find essential facts about all 97,000 U.S. foundations, illustrations of philanthropy's impact on the issues that people care about, and information on the ways in which foundations are striving to become more transparent.
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.