This year's conference will bring our sector together to explore the catalyzing role of philanthropy, to inspire emboldened leadership and collaboration in Connecticut’s philanthropic community, and to offer pragmatic pathways that philanthropies can take to lend deeper support toward the challenges they are working to resolve. The conference will feature two keynotes, networking, break-out sessions, and the presentation of the Roberts Innovation in Philanthropy Award.
CCP's 2018 Full Conference is for staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations. Staff and trustees of nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and elected officials may register to attend the Keynote Lunch.
With uncertainty at the federal level and significant challenges at the state level, this is a time for creativity, collaboration, and leadership. Join CCP and colleagues for this year's day-long conference.
CONNECT, LEARN, & BE INSPIRED
The conference agenda was update on April 19. If you wish to change your session you may do so in your registration record. Go to your acount and to the record to make changes. To learn more about the sessions click on a link or scroll down.
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Arrival, Registration, and Networking
Session A: How We Work
- What We Can't Do Alone, We Do Together: Bringing Philanthropy Together for Greater Impact >>
- Rethinking Foundation Practices Around Research & Evaluation >>
- So You Want to Learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion >>
Keynote Speaker - Cristina Jiménez, United We Dream
Session B: What We Fund
- Disruption in the Public Square >>
- Lending & Leveraging Leadership Beyond Traditional Grantmaking >>
- Working through Common Challenges in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice >>
12:15 - 12:30 PM - Break and Lunch Registration
12:30 - 2:30 PM - Lunch, Award Presentation, and Keynote Speaker - Grant Oliphant, Heinz Endowments
Cristina Jiménez is executive director & co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. Originally from Ecuador, Cristina came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD’s campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protects close to a million young immigrants from deportation. Under Cristina’s leadership UWD has grown to a powerful network of 57 affiliates in 25 states with over 400,000 members.
Grant Oliphant is president of The Heinz Endowments. He rejoined the foundation in 2014, after serving as president and chief executive officer of The Pittsburgh Foundation for six years. For nearly two decades, Grant held several senior management posts with Heinz family foundations, including vice president for programs and planning at the Endowments, his position before taking over the helm at The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2008. The Heinz Endowments seeks to help their region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges.
Help us celebrate the Tauck Family Foundation who will be honored with the Nancy S. Roberts Award for Innovation in Philanthropy at the CCP Philanthropy Conference. CCP’s Awards Committee chose the Tauck Family Foundation for their work “equipping the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills (SEL) to thrive academically and in life.” The foundation was selected for their innovation and long-term impact. Learn more about the award >>
Full Day Conference
CCP's 2018 Full Conference is for staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations.
Staff and trustees of nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and elected officials may register to attend the Keynote Lunch.
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Registration must be paid in full prior to the event. The registration deadline is Friday, May 4. Cancellations must be received by May 4 in order to receive a refund. After May 4, no refunds will be given, but substitutions will be accepted.
For questions, contact Tiffany Walton, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, 860-525-5585.
What We Can't Do Alone, We Do Together: Bringing Philanthropy Together for Greater Impact
Given the complex and significant challenges that CT foundations are driven to address, collaboration is a must-do. This session will explore successful case studies in collaboration that have raised the visibility of philanthropy, disrupted systems or practices, and achieved their goals, including: a short-term pooled fund developed quickly to support the burgeoning youth organizing following the Parkland shooting; a three-year collaboration among 27 CT foundations to pilot how housing providers and job centers partner more effectively to help families exiting homelessness find work; and a long-term funder collaborative focused on remaking the early childhood system in Connecticut.
- Mónica Córdova, Funder Collaborative on Youth Organizing
- Rebecca Allen, Melville Charitable Trust
- Carol O’Donnell, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
Rethinking Foundation Practices Around Evaluation
How can philanthropy ensure that its research and evaluation efforts to align with its goals and strategies? How does leadership from a foundation use information from the foundation’s evaluation work? How can our evaluation frameworks and practices support goals around equity, systems change, and advocacy? This session will draw on experts and case studies to help participants explore new frameworks, assessments, and strategies for their foundation’s research and evaluation efforts.
Moderator: Jennifer Glickman, Center for Effective Philanthropy
- Dr. Teri Behrens, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
- Stephen Chan, Boston Foundation (invited)
- Elysa Gordon, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
So You Want to Learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Participants in this session will learn more about how foundations can move their values around diversity, equity, and inclusion into action. **This session is geared toward those who are new, or whose foundations are new, to learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.**
Facilitator: Dana Kawaoka-Chen, Justice Funders
Disruption in the Public Square
Over the last year, advocates and activists have returned to the civil rights playbook embracing public demonstrations, civil disobedience, and other disruptive tactics to raise the visibility of an issue, to protest, and to call for change. This session will tell the story of this year of community organizing and direct action, pairing stories of community leaders with those of foundations, and explore the rationales for the work from the perspective of grantee and grantor.
Moderator: Janée Woods, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
- Bishop John Selders, Moral Mondays Connecticut
- CT Students for a Dream
- Hearing Youth Voices
- Laura McCargar, Perrin Family Foundation
- Caprice Taylor Mendez, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Lending & Leveraging Leadership Beyond Traditional Grantmaking
Many foundations are bringing their full financial and political clout to bear on their mission. This session will explore ways that foundations are working toward their goals and leaning into their mission beyond traditional grantmaking, including mission-related investing, public policy advocacy, and bolder communications.
Facilitator: Jay Williams, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- Sheila Perrin, Perrin Family Foundation (invited)
- Frances Padilla, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Working through Common Challenges in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice
Many organizations are keen to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizations, but they don’t know where or how to start. This interactive session will highlight stories of organizations who have faced and worked through common challenges related to their ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion practice. **This session is geared toward those who have already done some learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.**
Facilitator: Dana Kawaoka-Chen, Justice Funders
- David Addams, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
- Martha McCoy, The Paul J. Aicher Foundation / Everyday Democracy
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS to date
Connecticut Health Foundation
eBenefits Group Northeast
Farmington Bank Community Foundation
The Melville Charitable Trust
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Contact Tiffany Walton, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, 860-525-5585.