Member eBrief - May 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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 >>

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

  The power of good work . . . CCP updates    

CCP 2018 Conference Recap and Resources >>

Download CCP's 2018 Conference Program

We are excited to share resources from this year's conference with you. You'll find materials from the keynotes, break-out sessions, philanthropy award presentation, and more, including: the conference program booklet; PowerPoint presentations; session handouts; visual notes; videos and photos.           

Welcome New CCP Team Member

We are delighted to welcome Esther Massie as CCP's Program Coordinator. Esther brings with her a wealth of experience from the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was the director of school operations for Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven. Prior to that, she was the executive director of LEAP, Inc. and later, Citywide Youth Coalition, Inc. She is passionate about educational equity, youth development, and the environment and hopes to bring her passion for these areas to CCP. She received her Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and enjoys spending her free time hiking with her labrador retriever, reading science fiction novels, and watching superhero movies. Feel free to reach out to Esther to welcome her to the CCP community or with your program ideas:

CCP Membership

“I’ve worked in philanthropy for years, but when I arrived in Connecticut, CCP was one of my very first phone calls. I knew they would be the best way to quickly understand the landscape both locally and in the state, and to connect me with peer foundations and those working on common areas of interest. Their partnership has been invaluable.”

Lauren Patterson, President & CEO, New Canaan Community Foundation

Have a question about your CCP membership or member benefits? Contact Dee Goodrich, director of member engagement, 860-525-5585.    

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


The Great Debates in Philanthropy >>

Come watch three seasoned philanthropists give a lively debate on three "evergreen" issues in philanthropy, including perpetuity vs. spending down over time. Participants get to vote on who makes the most persuasive argument. All are welcome to attend; you do not need to be registered for the entire Philanthropy 101 Series.

When: Friday, June 8
Program: 9:30 - 12:00 am
Where: Graustein Memorial Fund, Hamden


Emily Tow Jackson
Executive Director and Board President
The Tow Foundation

Frances Padilla
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

Jay Williams
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving


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

Liberty Bank Foundation 2018 Conference - Go Boldly: Nonprofit Strategies for a Brave New World >>

JUNE 6: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM: St. Clement's Castle, Portland, CT
Liberty Bank Foundation's 2018 Conference features workshops, luncheon roundtable discussions, and a keynote by Vu Le, executive director of Ranier Valley Corps, a leadership and capacity building organization focused on immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle's Rainier Valley. Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts, which you can read at

Better Health Conference >>

JUNE 7: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
The Better Health Conference is presented by CT Partners for Health,  a group of organizations who share the goal of improving healthcare in our local communities.This premier New England patient engagement event provides insights and resources from dynamic local, national and international experts. Learn how to empower patients to take a more active role in their health and healthcare in this multitrack event, including Social Determinants of Health, Health IT, Healthcare Reform, Health Equity. Session presenters include Kari Stevens and Alan M. Muney, MD from Cigna, Nancy Yedlin from Donaghue Foundation, and Pat Baker from Connecticut Health Foundation.

Columbia School of Social Work Social Justice Conference >>

JUNE 7: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Columbia University, New York, NY
The Social Justice Conference will examine how social workers who are also social justice leaders can make an impact at the individual, community, and political level inside and outside the school system. Workshops will take a critical look at the disparities in education in New York City, how race and class play a role in our work, and what tools are needed to navigate these multi-layered issues and systems and affect change. The conference will provide space for reflexivity, tools and skill building, peer networking, and connections to resources for doing great work. Amarillis Pullen, program officer with the Perrin Family Foundation, is co-facilitating the session, “Activating the Minds of Young People: Critically Conscious Youth Development." She is co-facilitating with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a youth development organization in NYC that elevates the issues of young women of color through a critical conscious lens. This event is open to the community and the sessions can be helpful for colleagues in philanthropy and funding youth work.

Funder Briefing: From Walkouts to Power: Youth of Color as a Moving Force for Change >>

JULY 9: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Ford Foundation, New York, NY
Join the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing for a special funder briefing focused on young people of color in this moment of powerful opportunity. Young people are taking account of the lessons learned from the national moment around gun control and turning momentum into meaningful power for the 2018 elections and beyond. As the leading edge of the new american majority, there is potential that this generation will engage in ways that transform the nation for years to come. FCYO invites interested youth-focused funders and donors to a special peer learning and strategy space.

Re-envisioning Our Field:  Advancing Racial Equity & Leading Innovation in Capacity Building >>

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 our 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.   

  The power of good connections . . . Member news    


We welcome the New Canaan-based Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts as a new member. Scripps funds organizations providing education, enrichment, or youth development services, including cultural and arts organizations. Most grants go to organizations in Connecticut, but they also make grants in Massachusetts and New York. Barbara Scripps and J. Sebastion Scripps are the foundation directors.

Welcome also to new CCP member Tiferet Rose Foundation. The foundation's granting areas are children and youth services; early childhood; education; housing and shelter; mental health and crisis intervention; women and girls; and youth development in the states and internationally. President and Director Linda Roth is the primary contact.


Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Annual Meeting and Convening Presentation by Amy Lui: Inclusive Economies in Disruptive Age: How Local Leaders Can Advance Growth, Prosperity and Inclusion >>

Connecticut Community Foundation - When Communities Face Challenges . . . 2017 Annual Report >>

Grace Farms Foundation - 2017 Annual Report >>

Travelers - 2017 Community Report >>

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation - Exhibitions on the Cusp: Issue #6 - Curatorial Strories >>     Issue #7 - Enageing the Viewer >>

United Way of Connecticut - May 2018 Community Connection >>

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - April United News >>

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County - Bridgeport Prospers Bright Spots Newsletter >>

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut - 2017 Annual Report >>


Paul J. Aicher Foundation (Everyday Democracy) - Everyday Democracy Working to Achieve Greater Level of Equity for Students and Families throughout New England >>

Connecticut Health Foundation - The Future of Health in CT: Where Do We Go From Here? >>     Let’s Get R.E.L. (About Health Equity Data) >>

Liberty Bank Foundation - The Sign Says, "Fun, Fun, Fun," But... >>

Perrin Family Foundation - Dancing with Philathro-friends: Reflections on GEO's 2018 National Conference by Amarilis Pullen >>

Melville Charitable Trust - Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America >>

United Way of Westen Connecticut - One Small Act, Enormous Impact >>


Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls - Women's Leadership Forum >>

Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Closing Connecticut's Opportunity Gap >>

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - Greater Together Listening Tour 2018 >>

Melville Charitable Trust - Secure Jobs Connecticut: Caitlin and Justin >> 

CCP Conference Videos - Keynotes and  What We Can't Do Alone, We Do Together Session >>
Access to the video is password protected and is for CCP members only.  

  The power of good connections . . . Jobs in philanthropy

Find Jobs in Philanthropy >> 

  The power of good ideas . . . New resources


Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees' conference call on June 21 from 4:00 - 5:15 PM to learn about the immigration deportation and removal trends in a new report. The call  will feature two authors of Migration Policy Institute’s report, Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement under Trump and the Pushback, based on their study of 15 localities around the country, including ICE field offices in Atlanta; Arlington, VA; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New Orleans; and New York.



  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.


Alexis Bivens has joined the team at the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation as their new program director. Alexis will leverage her deep experience in youth development, collective action, philanthropy, and nonprofit management to lead our Education giving that is focused on the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues. Alexis will work with partners on complex community systems and will bring her values of openness, inclusion, and  partnership to support the Foundation’s investment in Sustainable CT and the national  network of states addressing sustainability at a community scale. Alexis was previously with the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation where she served as the director of Thrive by 25.  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: May 31, July 16, August 20, October 4, November 5, December 17. Submission Deadline: Close of business one week before the publication date.

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