Understanding Cross Sector Collaboration in Connecticut Cities

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
9:30am to 11:00am EDT
CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, 35 Cold Spring Road, Building 500, Rocky Hill
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For staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations

Presented by the Greater Hartford Funder Network, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, and United Way of Connecticut

This group provides a forum for grantmakers who are located in or funding in the Greater Hartford region to come together, exchange information about news and topics of interest in the region. Members share knowledge and best practices, hear from guest presenters, and learn about new and ongoing activities, initiatives and areas of philanthropic engagement.


Many institutions, foundations, governments and organizations across the U.S. identify cross-sector collaboration as a key part of effective governance and community impact. However, there is a dearth of empirical evidence that accompanies this idea.

Join Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Researchers Erin Graves and Amy Higgins who will discuss findings from a Fed project measuring cross sector collaboration in more than a dozen Connecticut cities. The measurement is based on a survey of over 400 organizational leaders from three principle sectors: government, nonprofit, and business. Which sector reports the highest level of collaboration? The lowest? How are these findings the same/different compared with your experience in CT cities and towns? What are the policy implications of these findings for CT? What do the findings suggest different sectors and actors could do differently to maximize impact on shared issues? Erin and Amy’s presentation will be followed by Q&A.

CCP is pleased to partner with the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance and the United Way of Connecticut on this presentation. RSVP early as space is limited.


Erin Graves
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Advisor Regional & Community Outreach
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Amy Higgins
Research Associate
Regional & Community Outreach
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston



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