Member eBrief - July 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The power of good work . . . CCP updates >>

The power of good networks . . . CCP program and network meeting calendar >>

The power of good connections . . . Member news >>     Jobs in Philanthropy >>

The power of good ideas . . . New resources >>     Trends and perspectives >>      Other events >>

The power of good people . . . Colleague news >>             

  The power of good work . . . CCP updates    


Did you respond to the CCP Member Survey email this morning? If you did, thank you for completing the survey, and helping us plan our work for 2018! If you did not, please look in your email inbox (or your junk box if you do not see it) and click on the SurveyMonkey link. If you did not receive the email, please contact us. The member survey will only take you 10 minutes and will help us to provide high-quality, relevant programs and resources for you to members. Those who complete the survey by the Friday, August 4 deadline will be entered into a drawing for a free ticket to our annual luncheon.

Call for Board Committee Members! CCP is looking for additional members for the standing board committees that guide our work. The committees, which include: Audit; Finance and Investment; Governance and Nominating; Membership; Government Relations and Policy; and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, meet two to four times a year. Contact Karla Fortunato, President, 860-525-5585.         


From July 17 - 19, CCP staff will be attending the annual conference of The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, #ForumCon17. We will be slow to respond to all requests and emails during that time. #ForumCon17 is the nation’s largest gathering of CEOs and staff members of philanthropy-serving organizations in the field. It’s the only conference where we can delve into our unique roles, connect with colleagues, and explore how we can work together to increase philanthropy’s impact. Learn more >>            


One of the most requested tools by CCP members is Council on Foundations' Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report. The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report offers the most comprehensive information in the field of grantmaking on compensation levels and salary administration.

CCP members may access the report on our website (you must be logged in), or contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, 860-525-5585.

Participate in the 2017 survey

We encourage you to participate in COF's 2017 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey. This annual survey is one of the most important and effective tools produced for our field. Results from the survey have proven to be helpful to many in planning and budgetary processes, and in assessing staffing needs and salaries. To participate or for more information, contact the COF Research Department at         


The Boston Federal Reseve has just published a new issue brief, Cross-Sector Connections in Rhode Island. The issue brief highlights cross-sector collaboration patterns within cities and towns in Rhode Island, and was informed by survey responses from leaders in business, education, government, law enforcement, nonprofits, and religious organizations.

Contribute to the Connecticut Brief


Help inform the research for Cross-Sector Connectitions in Connecticut, by completing the brief survey, by Friday, July 21, 2017. You can also promote the survey by sharing the link with your contacts and networks. For questions about the work, contact Erin Graves, Boston Fed Researcher,      


  The power of good networks . . . CCP program & network meeting calendar


For questions about any of CCP's programs or network meetings, contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.


July 13: Foundation Administrator Network >>
July 25: Youth Philanthropy Webinar Series: Discovering and Engaging Diverse Philanthropic Youth >>
July 26: Talk Education Grantmaking with CCP President Karla Fortunato >>
July 26: Family Foundation Webinar Series: Is Your Family's Philanthropy Ready for the Future? >>
July 27: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative >>


August 9: Community Foundation Webinar Series: Social Enterprise to Build Community >>
August 23: Corporate Webinar Series: Leveraging Grants Management for Effective Grantmaking >>
August 24: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative >>
August 29: Community Foundation Boot Camp - Boston >>


September 13: Greater Hartford Funder Network >>
September 13: Community Foundation Webinar Series: Fund Agreements >>
September 14: Fairfield County Funder Network >>
September 14: Ready to Get on the Map? A Quick How-to Webinar >>
September 19: CCP Member Orientation Webinar >>
September 20: Talk Workforce Grantmaking with CCP President Karla Fortunato >>
September 25: Community Foundation CEO Meeting >>
September 28: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative >>
September 28: Family Foundation Webinar: Going Beyond Grantmaking: Using Impact Investing Tools for Mission >>


Visit CCP's curated list of local, regional and national affinity group webinars and events.       

  The power of good connections . . . Member news


The Trumbull Family Foundation, founded in 2010, is based in Simsbury. George Trumbull is the primary contact. "The Trumbull Family Foundation's primary goal is to help make a difference in the lives of people in need, the less fortunate, and the disenfranchised, particularly at a local level. Secondarily, we want to support organizations and activities that make our communities a better place to live, work and raise families."  Visit the listing in CCP's Member Directory >>


Connecticut's Economic Uncertainty & Future Philanthropic Landscape >>
JULY 25: 12:00 - 12:25 PM: Webinar
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Fairfield County's Community Foundation is hosting a series of specially-themed webinars. As Connecticut continues to face economic challenges relevant to the short & long-term philanthropic landscape, this webinar features an interview with CT Mirror Budget Reporter, Keith Phaneuf. The webinar will also feature ways in which FCCF is working with partners to build strong communities across Fairfield County. Encouraged pre-reading is CT Mirror's recent five-part series: A Legacy of Debt >>


The Guilford Community Report 2017 highlights the latest demographic, economic, educational, health, and well-being data and trends for the town. The report was produced by the Guilford Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and is based on local, state, and federal public data analyzed by DataHaven. Access other data reports on communities in Connecticut >>





Foundation for Community Health - Trauma and the Brain: The Body Remembers - 2017 Medical Education Event Materials >>

The Rockfall Foundation - Water: Too Much or Not Enough - 2017 Symposium Materials >>


Cigna - Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report >>

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - 2016 Report to Our Community >>

Connecticut Community Foundation - 2016 Annual Report: The Power of Community >>

Travelers - 2016 Community Giving Report >>           2016 Travelers Community Support >>

United Way of Connecticut - June Community Connection >>


Connecticut Health Foundation - Shareable Graphics - The Impact of the Affrdable Care Act on Connecticut >>

Everyday Democracy - One Community’s Journey From a Small Local Dialogue to Becoming a National Partner >>

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford - The Unbroken Chain >>        The Vulnerability in Giving >>

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut - A Broker’s View: GOP Health Care Bill Will Hurt Many >>


Everyday Democracy - What Democracy Feels Like >>          Addressing Challenging Issues Like Race, Student Achievement, and Politics In Schools >>

Harvard Pigrim Health Care Foundation - Harvard Pilgrim's Employee Service and Giving Programs >>

United Way of Greater New Haven - Summer Means Service: United Day of Action >>       

Liberty Bank Foundation - To celebrate its 20th birthday, Liberty Bank Foundation created a video competition. Three organizations in the categories of education for economic success, affordable and supportive housing, and basic needs, will win $20,000 capacity building grants. 20 finalists have been selected and public voting to choose the winners will commence from September 5 - 15.
View the videos >>     

  The power of good connections . . . Jobs in philanthropy

Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford - Executive Director >>

Connecticut Community Foundation - Communications Officer >>

United Way of Greater New Haven - Coordinated Access Network Manager >>

More Jobs >>       

  The power of good ideas . . . New resources


The Building Movement Project has launched a new report, Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap. “Nonprofit leaders, especially those in influential positions, should make addressing race and racial equity a top priority in their work.”



Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' newest publication, Exploring Microcultures and Why They Matter, will help you understand how the microcultures you are a part of play an important role in creating your organization's culture. In Exploring Microcultures, you'll find stories and examples from grantmakers, including the CT's own Graustein Memorial Fund, that will give greater insight into the complex story your own organization's culture.



American individuals, estates, foundations, and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016. Total giving rose 2.7 percent in current dollars from the revised estimate of $379.89 billion for total giving in 2015. Find highlights of the report >>

  The power of good ideas . . . Trends and perspectives

-- Stanford Social Innovation Review

-- Nonprofit Quarterly     

-- Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

-- The Denver Post               

  The power of good people . . . Colleague news

Are you new to your organization or have you received a promotion, certification or award? Have you presented at a conference or event or have you published a blog or report? Send your news and a photo to: Laurie Allen, Director of Communications.


David Obedzinski, whose 30-plus year management career in philanthropy, development and donor relations includes nearly seven years as the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s chief fundraiser, has been named the new president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Obedzinski will begin his new post on August 14. Obedzinski, a Glastonbury resident who is currently vice president of philanthropy for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, succeeds retiring President Jim Williamson. Williamson announced his retirement in April, and upon his departure in August will have served the Foundation one month shy of 13 years. Read more >>

Webster Bank has named Alice Ferreira as senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs. In her new role, Ferreira is responsible for all external and internal communications, public relations and government affairs for the bank, and will oversee the bank’s community affairs and philanthropy efforts. She joins Webster from UnitedHealthcare, where she was vice president, corporate communications for its Medicaid Division overseeing the corporate media relations, internal communications, crisis management, and thought-leadership programs. Read more >>

Bilal Tajildeen recently joined the Connecticut Community Foundation as a program coordinator. He works primarily in two focus areas: youth development and grassroots initiatives. His responsibilities include grantmaking, facilitating community conversations, and listening to the needs, desires, and hopes of Waterbury residents. Prior to the Foundation, Bilal worked as a marketing and development manager for a Waterbury theatre. Read more >>


The Bridgeport Prospers Collective Impact Movement, with backbone support provided by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, has appointed Allison Logan as executive director. Logan served as the early childhood program manager for Bridgeport Prospers from June of 2016 until March of 2017, at which time she took on the role of acting executive director. “We are thrilled that Allison has accepted this critical position. The work has advanced tremendously under her leadership these past 3 months, and we are confident that Allison’s knowledge, skills, and passion for the children of Bridgeport are exactly what we need to continue to move Bridgeport Prospers forward,” expressed Reverend Cass Shaw, president and CEO of The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, and a tri-chair of Bridgeport Prospers. Read more >>


CCP Board Chair Judith Meyers, president & CEO of Children's Fund of Connecticut and its subsidiary, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, received the Distinguished Contribution to Practice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) on June 23 at their biennial in Ottawa, Canada. She was honored for her career as a community psychologist. Read more >>   


  About the Member eBrief

The Member eBrief, is a CCP members-only electronic newsletter. Members receive the monthly publication to keep them current on upcoming CCP programs, member and colleague news, trends, and new resources. Members are encouraged to send press releases, public events, announcements, newsletters, and colleague news to Laurie Allen, Director of Communications. 2017 Publication Dates: August 10, September 7, October 5, November 9 and December 7. Submission Deadline: Close of business one week before the publication date.

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