Community Improvement & Capacity

Fairfield County's Community Wellbeing Index 2016

NORWALK, CT -- Examining regional demographics, economic opportunity, education, health, quality of life, and happiness, Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 was released by DataHaven, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and a team of leaders from regional hospitals, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations.  

What’s Next for LDR?

In an interview with Meghan Lowney, Executive Director of The Zoom Foundation and Founder of the Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR), it was announced that LDR will be transitioning to a new nonprofit called Five Frogs, Inc. Five Frogs will operate LDR as one of its programs and create new services and initiatives to support leadership capacity.

Metro Hartford Progress Points 2016

The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.

Who is Engaging Stakeholders Well?

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has featured William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in a Smarter Grantmaking Playbook Interview.

Leadership New England

Leadership New England, a new study of nonprofit executives and board members in the region, reports that two-thirds (64%) of executives plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, 60% of organizations do not have succession plans, and just one-third of leaders believe they have staff in their organization who can step up into leadership positions.

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