CCP News

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Solidago Foundation CEO to Speak at Briefing on Grantmaking and Civic Engagement

HAMDEN, CT -- Solidago Foundation chief executive officer, Elizabeth Barajas-Román, will be speaking at the “Strengthening Democracy & Communities Through Civic Engagement” program hosted by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. In addition to Barajas-Román, participants will include Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, DataHaven executive director Mark Abraham, Everyday Democracy director of strategic alliances and equity officer Valeriano Ramos, Everyday Democracy executive director Martha McCoy; and Ian Simmons, president at Foundation for Civic Leadership.

Monday, January 15, 2018
How Foundations Saved the City of Detroit

HARTFORD, CT -- John Horak, director of TANGO Nonprofit Education and Consulting, suggests lessons to be learned from what happened in Detroit that could be applied to Hartford's dilemma to produce similarly positive structural results? He mentions Connecticut Council for Philanthrop's 2014 foundation statistics.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Connecticut Nonprofits Fear Tax Bill Could Lead To Decrease In Donations

HARETFORD, CT -- Already squeezed by the state’s persistent budget woes, nonprofits in Connecticut are bracing for a potential drop-off in donations due to changes in the sweeping tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week. The Hartford Courant includes quotes from CCP President Karla Fortunato and CCP members: Rick Porth of United Way of Connecticut, and Sally Weisman and Deborah Rothstein of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. 

Friday, December 1, 2017
Nonprofits and Grantmakers Bear the Weight of CT's Enduring Budget Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- Christine Stuart, the editor of CT News Junkie, a popular blog about Connecticut’s politics and public policy, reports on how community-based nonprofits are adjusting to recent state budget cuts, following years of underfunding. Mentioned in the article are the results of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's member survey and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's planned to offer $1 million to help nonprofit organizations adjust to Connecticut state budget cuts.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Amid State Funding Cuts, Nonprofits Rethink Their Operations

HARTFORD, CT -- Funding for private nonprofit human service organizations was cut again last week when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration announced it would be holding back about $181.6 million in what’s termed a “lapse.” “The human service spending cuts announced today by Governor Malloy come after more than a decade of underfunding of Connecticut’s community nonprofits and repeated budget reductions in recent years,” Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, said. The article also mentions Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's survey on "Grantmaker Response to State Fiscal Crisis."

 

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