Member Resources

Your membership in the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) offers a wealth of local, regional and national resources that will strengthen the work of your staff and trustees. You and your colleagues have access to education programs, updates on critical issues, advocacy and communication with policy makers, vital professional networks and funder collaboratives, and professional development opportunities all geared to benefit the way your organization fulfills its mission.

Should you have a particular question, you are never more than a phone call or email away from personal, professional and prompt attention from CCP staff who are committed to strengthening the philanthropic sector in Connecticut and serving you.

CCP's 2018 Strategic Vision

We are excited to share with you our 2018 Strategic Vision. This one page document decribes our commitments and 5 strategy areas. Read the Strategic Vision >>



CCP's 2018 Year In Review

See what CCP members helped us accomplish in 2018. We are proud to work with all of our members to: support learning, strengthen leadership, build community, improve data, and deepen our collective commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


CCP Member Logo

Members of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy may download and display the "The power of membership" Logo on their website or use as part of their email signature.

Access the "The power of membership" Logo >>

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Keep in Touch with Your Colleagues and their Activities

Member Directory >>
Find the listing of CCP member funders (filter by alpha, funding areas, funder category, geographic funding areas and types of support). Find colleagues and contact information (search by name and filter by funder category, areas of interest and professional interest areas). You must be logged in to enjoy the full content of the Member Directory.

Member Social Media >>
Visit the Member Directory to connect to CCP member funders' online social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook and Blogs) for the latest information and opportunities. Find commentary on the philanthropic field and develop relationships across our network.

Member News >>
Find the most current press releases and news links for CCP member funders.

Member Colleague News >>
Learn about appointments, promotions, transitions and other collague news.

Connecticut Philanthropy Digest >>
Read a summary of recent activities by Connecticut foundations and grantmakers. The Digest is compiled and distributed monthly to media outlets, local legislators and grantmakers in order to raise the profile of philanthropy throughout Connecticut.

Members Only Materials

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Member eBrief >>
Members receive the monthly electronic newsletter that keeps them current on upcoming CCP programs, news about about members and colleagues, useful resources and how-to's from experts. Members must be logged in to view any e-Brief publication.


Connecticut Grantmaking Map >>
Get on the Map (GOTM) is a campaign to improve the quality, timeliness & availability of grantmaking activity across the U.S. GOTM captures grantmaking data which is more detailed than reported on the Form 990. This data is available through an online mapping tool engineered by the Foundation Center, in partnership with CCP. This mapping tool, called Foundation Maps, can help identify gaps in funding. As a benefit of your CCP membership, your organization and staff receives access to Foundation Maps which includes all submitted grantmaking data from Connecticut.

Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey >>
The survey collected data on compensation, staff demographics, and benefits costs across a wide range of positions and grantmaking entities, including organizations, federations, and community, private, and public foundations.




Philanthropy 101 >>
Philanthropy 101 is a members-only, five-part series that helps all working in philanthropy better understand the sector.


Member Snapshots

CCP Conferences and Philanthropy Awards >>
Access materials from the past CCP conferences. Or view CCP photos on Flickr >>


Guiding Principles and Effective Practice for Connecticut Grantmakers >>
Guiding Principles and Effective Practices for Connecticut Grantmakers is a concise resource listing the eight guiding principles for Connecticut grantmaker accountability and suggested effective practices.

Effective Practice >>
Find materials to help funders with issues of transparency and accountability, including the Accountability Self-Assessment Tools for staffed & Unstaffed Foundations.

Giving in Connecticut >>
Find the most current profiles of giving and philanthropy in Connecticut.

Grants Management Software >>
Resources to help members efectively choose the right grants management software for their organizational needs.

Relief for Disasters and Tragedies >>
Find general and specific disaster and tragedy relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations in regional, national or world wide responses.

Philanthropy Awards >>
Interested in honoring a community leader, foundation staff, or an innovative funder? Find nomination materials for the Council Philanthropy Awards, including a listing of past award recipients.

Women and Girls Funds >>
Throughout the world, philanthropy by women and girls and for women and girls has grown, strengthened and become more visible. Here in Connecticut, women’s and girls’ funds have become a force in philanthropy. Find resources and a list of women and grils funds in Connecticut.

Common Application and Report Forms >>
Common forms developed to facilitate the application and reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.