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Friday, March 1, 2019
CCP Policy Update (3/1/19)

CCP's Policy Update includes links and information relevant to the CT philanthropic community, including: Governor Lamont's state budget proposal and the Nonprofit Alliance's analysis, news on Census 2020 in Connecticut, an update on impacts of the new tax law, and information on federal universal charitable deduction bills.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
CT Philanthropy Digest - February 2019

The FEBRUARY 2019 DIGEST includes feature headlines: CCP to Hold State Budget Impact Forum; CCP Announces 2019 Conference Keynote Speaker; Call for Philanthropy Awards Nominations; Plus -- POLICY UPDATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; GRANTS & RFPS; PEOPLE and JOBS IN PHILANTHROPY!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) Aims to Help Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the  2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.

Monday, February 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Launches Connecticut Complete Count Committee to Help Prepare for 2020 Census

HARTFORD, CT -- Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced the launch of the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census. Committee members include CCP members Jay Williams, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Julio Conception, MetroAlliance and Hartford Chamber of Commerce; and Will Ginsberg, Greater New Haven Community Foundation; and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President Karla Fortunato.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
What It Takes for a Foundation to Achieve Success: Essential Ingredients and Lessons Learned

FARMINGTON, CT -- Children's Fund of Connecticut and Child Health and Development Institute President and CEO Jeffrey Vanderploeg teamed up with past president and CEO Judith Meyers to share tips for running a successful foundation in the January issue of Grant Makers in Health. Their article was based on CHDI's Celebrating 20 Years publication and includes five key components and nine lessons learned.

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