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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut by the Numbers comments on CCP's November Giving Voice blog, Grantmaker Response to State Fiscal Crisis.