The Council is hosting a networking and interactive summit on collaboration required among Connecticut’s public and philanthropic organizations to strategically address together the many persistent community challenges facing our state. This event is co-convened by the Office of Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. We plan to convene the summit remotely to facilitate participation and to arrange an in-person networking reception in the months following the summit to support building relationships.
COVID-19 has impacted every community, and recovery has not been easy. As Connecticut continues moving forward, we want to support expanding ways government and philanthropic organizations can work together to ensure we can effectively build on each other’s efforts in serving Connecticut communities. The summit will bring together state and local government and philanthropic leaders to explore current and new ways of working together and inspire us to maximize our resources.
Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships. Our goal is to realize the potential of Connecticut’s public and philanthropic organization. We have designed the program to support government and philanthropic sectors in better understanding each sector’s decision-making processes, resources, interests, challenges, strategic goals and investments, and areas ripe for collaboration. The summit is a first step in supporting additional partnerships to explore strategies that work as well as complementary or joint investments to achieve greater community impact.
Together, we can shape a resilient future that drives opportunity, prosperity, security, and advancement for all. This is the first step in supporting additional partnerships to explore strategies that work as well as complementary or joint investments to achieve greater community impact.
Key takeaways from the summit include:
- Highlights of existing public-private partnerships.
- Discussion on building additional alliances.
- Remarks from senior administration officials on new initiatives and the way forward.
- How private and public sectors are addressing issues of equity.
Planning for the summit includes collecting and distributing information on participating organizations to inform summit plans as well as to share with participants to support learning more about each other and our collective work. We ask participating organizations to complete a priorities survey by Friday, September 9, 2022, outlining your organization’s primary strategic goals, funding priorities, gaps in services, capacity building, evaluation, or other needs. Each organization planning to participate should submit a survey that can be shared with other participating organizations prior to the summit.
Questions regarding the summit can be directed to Judy McBride, Director of Strategic Partnership Investments at the Hartford Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org.