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All About Data
CCP is excited to launch our Connecticut Foundation Stats dashboard with top-line data about the philanthropic landscape for grantmakers, nonprofits, policymakers, and media.
This new interactive dashboard represents the latest available data that Foundation Center has collected about Connecticut foundations, and offers insights into the giving priorities, populations served, and strategies of the state's foundations.
We will be launching 2016 data this fall and we need you to contribute details about your grantmaking to Foundation Center. We are especially interested in capturing more nuanced information on grantmaking priorities, such as giving by issue and population focus. Foundation Center also will accept your grants data for 2017 and 2018.
When you share your grant information you make a powerful contribution to several data initiatives that CCP has undertaken with Foundation Center to tell the story of philanthropy in Connecticut. Your data powers:
- Connecticut Foundation Stats, our regional dashboard, which aims to give you the most up-to-date picture of funding in Connecticut.
- The annual Connecticut Giving Report, which provides an authoritative overview of giving in our state.
- Connecticut Foundation Maps, a highly interactive, searchable mapping platform that lets you visualize data at the grants level. This is accessible to all CCP members (CCP member login required). This tool helps us answer questions such as: Who else is funding a particular issue in our region? Which organizations are tackling that issue and how?
Sharing your data for all of these initiatives is easy with the Foundation Center Updater. Simply register for an account and follow the prompts. You can learn more about the specifics of sharing your data on CCP's Get on the Map webpage, including a grant data template, information on the required and preferred fields, and how-to videos and materials. Share your data today!
If you have any questions about how to share your data with Foundation Center, contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, 860-525-5585.
We want to share again CCP’s strategic framework for capacity building work that is underway at the organization. This strategic vision aims to bolster our capacity to better support you and your grantmaking work. This work includes: improving our capacity to produce high quality, relevant data for the field; building our capacity to produce top-rate learning programs; supporting and amplifying philanthropic leadership in the state; deepening our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and working to build a stronger and well-networked community.
We'll be 50 in 2019!
CCP is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019! We’re eager to leverage this milestone to raise the visibility, value, and impact of philanthropy in the state. If you’re interested in helping us think about how we can best to do this, please consider joining our 50th Anniversary Planning Committee. We are especially looking for communications, public relations, marketing, development, and program expertise and input. Please contact Dee Goodrich for more details.
"CCP is a great resource for all Foundation staff, especially those new to philanthropy or who want to deepen their knowledge of trends in the social sector. New Tauck Family Foundation staff took part in the "Philanthropy 101" series, a great professional development opportunity."
Executive Director, Tauck Family Foundation
Have a question about your CCP membership or member benefits? Contact Dee Goodrich, director of member engagement, 860-525-5585.
Are You Planning Recognitions?
Black Philanthropy Month in August
Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, is a world-wide celebration of African-descent giving. BPM invites individuals and organizations to get involved, offline and online, in activities, discussions, thought pieces, events, and generosity that are important to communities. The BPM website provides resources to help raise visibility and celebrate Black philanthropy in August (#BPM2018) and year round (#BPM365). Visit CCP's Black Philanthropy webpage that lists local efforts and resources >>
National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Progresso Latino Fund is celebrating 15 years on September 15 >>
CCP will help amplify your efforts on our website and social media; contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, 860-525-5585.
CCP has a relationship with the United Philanthropy Forum which provides several discount opportunities for CCP members. Participate in the following webinar, if you are interested in finding out more about a discount on grants management software.
AUGUST 29: 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Bromelkamp at a Glance Webinar >>
Learn about how Bromelkamp software solutions facilitate the work of more than 200 grantmakers internationally, including private and family foundations, public and community foundations, corporate giving programs and more. We’ll review our fully-integrated software solutions, which include tools for contacts tracking/CRM, and grant and scholarship management, as well as fundraising/donor management and fund accounting.
The power of good networks . . . CCP programs
The Greater Hartford Funder Network meeting will highlight the work of Lectio, a Harvard-based consulting group, that will work with key community stakeholders in Hartford to conduct an impact analysis around early grade reading resources. Kelly Kulsrud, executive director of Lectio and Jane Crowell, assistant director Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, City of Hartford, will provide an overview of the project, which includes a comprehensive, community-wide programmatic inventory of key data and a three-day summit in Hartford with providers and stakeholders. Scott Gaul, director of research & evaluation for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, also will lead a discussion on data-sharing projects in Hartford.
When: Friday, July 20
Program: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Where: United Way of Central & Northeastern CT, Hartford
For questions about any of CCP's programs or network meetings, contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.
CCP curates a list of local, regional, and national webinars and events. If you have an event to list, please send to ccp@CTphilanthropy.org.
JULY 25: 8:30 - 11:00 AM: University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford
Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls will release newly updated research on the status of women and girls at an information session on July 25. The session will communication about what challenges and opportunities women and girls encounter as they seek educational advancement and economic security.
JULY 25: 2:00 - 3:30 PM: Webinar
Everyday Democracy's webinar will explore best practices for building intergenerational equity in your work. Youth Voice Project will share their experience in developing intergenerational conversations that provide a welcoming space for people across all generations to enter and tell their stories, voice their opinions, and organize together to create sustainable solutions in a concrete way. Opportunity Youth United will discuss their national work and how they organize young leaders and adult allies to work together and build power within communities.
JULY 26 (Middletown); SEPTEMBER 20 (New Haven); SEPTEMBER 22 (Bridgeport); SEPTEMBER 27 (Hartford); DECEMBER 13 (Closing event location TBD)
The Graustein Memorial Fund is celebrating 25 years with six reflection events around the state. Each event will feature music, food, an uplifting atmosphere, story sharing, and community building activities. Former and current grantees, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend. Graustein Memorial Fund's 25th year will culminate with a story sharing exhibit on December 13.
Working Cities, Thriving Communities: How Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Our Communities Thrive >>
AUGUST 8: 8:00 - 9:00 AM: Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford
Eric S. Rosengren, president & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will give a keynote about the Working Cities Challenge at the HartfordMetro Alliance's morning event. The Working Cities Challenge is a grant competition designed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to support cross-sector, collaborative leadership and ambitious work to improve the lives of people in small and mid-size cities. Hartford and East Hartford are among five cities in our state to receive the grant. Learn more about the unique, collaborative and innovative approaches communities are taking to solve the issues that matter most: improving the long-term financial stability of families; improving the talent pipeline for employers; and creating a thriving, strong and sustainable regional economy. Webster Bank is a sponsor in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
SEPTEMBER 13: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and United Way of Western Connecticut will present their 7th Annual Seminar for Nonprofits on Thursday, September 17, 2018. Through the generous efforts of the Company's internal and external volunteers, the seminar is offered free of charge.
SEPTEMBER 15: Save the date, 7:00 PM - Midnight, The Ball Room at SCSU, New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Progresso Latino Fund is celebrating 15 years! Stay tuned for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 2: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
Save the date for Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance's annual event for nonprofits.
OCTOBER 10-12: Hartford Hilton, Hartford
The 2018 Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Capacity Builder’s Conference is a one-of-a-kind, opportunity for capacity builders of every kind: consultants, coaches, funders, academics, executives, you name it, to come together. The conference provides the chance to convene, dialogue, learn, shape and advance the field for the good of the nonprofits and communities we serve. The three-day event includes presentation opportunities with local nonprofits, work-sessions for affinity & interest groups, twenty-plus workshop sessions curated for capacity builders by capacity builders, and thought provoking plenary sessions. Our 2018 theme is "Re-envisioning Our Field: Advancing Racial Equity and Leading Innovation in Capacity Building." This is a critical time for our field to reflect, to learn together, and to consider how our work should evolve to address racial inequities in our society. From amplifying emerging approaches to reflecting on research and exploring its implications for practice, we invite you to register now and plan to bring your perspectives, experiences, and energy to our annual conference.
Immigration: Family Separation and Detention – Resources and Coverage
Resource: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees – Family Separation and Detention: Recommendations for Philanthropic Response >>
Statements: More than 190 foundations and philanthropy serving organizations from across the country have signed onto a joint Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States. Signers include: the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Flower Hill Fund at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Perrin Family Foundation, the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. Read the statement and sign-on >>
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund released their own statement: Justice for Immigrant and Asylum-seeking Families >>
Webinar: JUNE 21: 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Emergent Fund - Donor Briefing on Family Separations at the Border >>
Webinar: JUNE 27: 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees - Where are the Children? Family Separation becomes U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policy >>
The public has until August 7 to submit comments on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress, and the courts to consider.
Voter Engagement Toolkits
Nonprofit VOTE teamed up with Council on Foundations and Independent Sector to create toolkits to help private and community foundations execute voter engagement more successfully. The toolkits are packed with guides, checklists, and robust case studies >>
Two Get Out the Vote Grants
- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is now accepting applications for a new civic engagement grants program. This innovative nonpartisan initiative is designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all Fairfield County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised. The deadline for applications is July 27, 2018. Learn more >>
- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote Campaign is a nonpartisan initiative to increase the voter engagement of historically disenfranchised community members, drawing upon the strength of nonprofits and individuals committed to improving the quality of life for all. Request for Proposal deadline was July 13, 2018. Learn more >>
"Vote or Lose" Briefing Series: There is a lot at stake this election and nonprofits must make sure candidates hear their voices. CT Nonprofit Alliance is holding seven regional election briefings to learn how to make that happen. Attendees will hear from former legislators, nonprofit leaders, and Alliance staff on how to effectively engage gubernatorial and legislative candidates through nonpartisan activities during the election. Register Now >>
- JULY 17: 10:00 - 11:30 AM: Keystone House, Norwalk
- JULY 23: 10:00 - 11:30 AM: MARC, Middletown
- JULY 25: 9:30 - 11:00 AM: United Way of Greater New Haven, New Haven
Taxing Nonprofits – UBIT
- The Surprising Taxes Your Foundation May Already Owe the IRS >>
Tim Delaney, president & CEO of National Council on Nonprofits, calls for foundations to comment to the IRS on the two new unrelated business income taxes (UBIT) on foundations, charitable nonprofits, and houses of worship.
“Your voice matters. Go to the “comment form” on the IRS website. (In the line for Form/Instruction/Publication Number, type “Form 990-T.”) Insist that the government delay implementing the new UBIT subsections until one year after it issues Final Rules providing both the necessary guidance for compliance and a reasonable transition period for organizations to develop the necessary record-keeping systems.”
- Is Your Organization Ready for the Taxman? >>
JULY 17: 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Learn about the changes to UBIT in Independent Sector’s webinar: You may be tax-exempt, but your taxes still may increase in 2018. New laws will increase taxes for organizations that provide employee parking, allow employees to make pre-tax transportation payments, or operate social enterprises. Learn more about how recent changes to unrelated business income tax (UBIT) impact your bottom line.
- Understanding Nonprofit Tax Cuts for Transportation Benefits – US Trust Blog 6/13/18 >>
STATE POLICY AND ADVOCACY
New State Laws Impacting Nonprofits
The 2018 Legislative Session concluded in May, and new laws signed by the Governor are beginning to take effect. Of the thousands of bills and concepts introduced this past Session, The Alliance has identified 44 signed into law by Governor Malloy that impact nonprofits. Read The Alliance's 2018 Legislative Session Report, which summarizes each of those new laws, including two that concern the office of Early Childhood.
Taxing Nonprofits - Property Tax
The power of good connections . . . Member news
MEMBER RESEARCH, REPORTS, NEWSLETTERS, & BLOGS
Aetna Foundation and Aetna - Building A Healthier World: Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016-2017 >>
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - 2017-2018 Report to Our Community - In These Challenging Times Community + Opportunity: Now More Than Ever >>
Connecticut Bar Foundation - Spring Newsletter >>
Connecticut Health Foundation - Q&A: A Pediatrician Offers Insights on Autism, Disparities, and Talking to Your Child’s Doctor >>
The Donaghue Foundation - 2017 Annual Report >>
Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Fairfield County's Giving Day - A 2018 Report to the Community >>
Foundation for Community Health - Medical Education Event: Non-Healthcare Factors Impacting Male Health Disparities >>
Foundation for Community Health - Cultivating Solutions: The Impact f Transportation Services On Our Rural Communities >>
The Grossman Family Foundation - Reach Out & Read Research: Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training for Parents >>
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford - Discovery and Awe >>
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation - Exhibitions on the Cusp: Issue #8 - Democratizing Art >>
Universal Health Care Foundation of CT - We Can’t Go Back: Pre-Existing Condition Protections are at Risk >>
MEMBER WEB SITES
SBM Charitable Foundation - Refreshed Website and Online Grant Application >>
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut - Refreshed Website >>
MEMBER VIDEO & AUDIO & WEBINAR RECORDINGS
Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation - Foundation Makes $100K Grant for Establishing a Global City Initiative >>
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut - Gender Disparities In Eastern Connecticut And The Role Of The Midwife >>
Grace Farms Foundation - Why Human Trafficking Is a Bigger Problem in Connecticut Than You Might Think >>
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - Latino Endowment Fund Forum on Impact of Hurricanes Irma & Maria on the Greater Hartford Region >>
MetroHartford Alliance - The 'Pulse' on Community Engagement at the Travelers Championship >>
The power of good connections . . . Jobs in philanthropy
The power of good ideas . . . New resources
The Communications Network has launched their new platform, Story Telling for Good, to help grantmakers and nonprofits "leverage the power of narrative to increase reach, resources, and impact." At Storytelling.ComNetwork.org you'll find interactive online lessons, How-To guides and other resources, storytelling case studies, and more. The Network encourages the sharing of the new platform aimed at helping to build (or enhance) a storytelling culture at foundations or nonprofits.
Grantmakers in Aging has launched All Together: GIA’s Comprehensive Guide to Funding in Aging. Completely re-designed and updated, the All Together Guide offers an indispensable digital resource for grantmakers in all fields who are looking for innovative ways to reflect the opportunities associated with an older population in their work. Sections include Aging 101 and How to Get Started, and sections devoted to funding in particular topics, such as Children, Youth, Families, Arts & Culture, Communities, Health, Education, and Work & Transitions.
Stanford Social Innovation Review and Independent Sector's article series, Civil Society for the 21st Century, presents some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners in an exploration of important issues of civil society in the 21st century: its origins and evolution, its boundaries and blind spots, its values and variety, its obstacles and opportunities. Here are just two stories:
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.
Martha McCoy, president of the Paul J. Aicher Foundation and executive director of Everyday Democracy, was featured in Hartford Magazine's June 29, 2018 "Greater Hartford Players: We the People" section (page 22) celebrating citizenship and civic responsibility. 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. 2018 Publication Dates: July 16, August 20, October 4, November 5, December 17. Submission Deadline: Close of business one week before the publication date.