Other Organization Events

Here are other organization's webinars and local, regional and national events to help you with planning out your year.

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DECEMBER 3: 2:00 - 3:00 PM: The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) - Understanding and Sharing What Works >>

DECEMBER 11: 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems & Confluence Philanthropy - Will Opportunity Zones Really Benefit Marginalized Communities? >>

DECEMBER 11: 12:00 - 12:30 PM: Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Building One Community's Immigrant Community Needs Assessment >>
FCCF is hosting a series of specially-themed webinars to spark discussions and launch us into the years to come. Understanding the needs of our immigrant community is a vital strength in today’s environment. In our December webinar, Building One Community’s Catalina Horak and Anka Badurina will describe the development of their recent study on Stamford’s Immigrant Community Needs Assessment. They will provide an overview of the research process and its different components (surveys, focus groups, asset mapping), a highlight of the results, and different “calls to action” for social service providers serving the immigrant community of the region. Please register by December 10, 2018

DECEMBER 13: 2:00 - 3:15 PM: Diving Deeper: Opportunities for Philanthropy and Rural & Small-Town America >>
Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG), The Heartland Fund, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) invite you to join a funder webinar series, Rural Rising, to share and discuss the findings of two field scans, hear from field leaders about their work and what they need from funders, and connect with grantmakers funding in rural and small-town communities.    


If you have an event to list, please contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, 860-525-5585. The calendar is updated monthly.

Liberty Bank Partners for Another Block Buster ThanksGiving Drive >>

THRU NOVEMBER 17: Thanksgiving Drive
Liberty Bank is well past a decade of fundraising and has, over the years, amassed more than $2 million to provide Thanksgiving dinners to neighbors who cannot afford their own. They've partnered with 40-plus Rotary Clubs, and the Lions Club of East Haddam. At the end of the campaign, Liberty Bank Foundation matches every dollar raised with an additional 25 cents. Each Rotary then decides how dollars raised will be allocated in their local communities; for instance to local human services organizations, food pantries, or soup kitchens. To particpate, go to your nearest Liberty Bank branch between October 9 and November 17 and drop your donation in the jar on the teller line.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence Events >>

Through high-quality workshops Fairfield County's Community Foundation helps nonprofits build their capacity and advance their missions.
DECEMBER 6: Digital Marketing Series: Part 3 - The ABCs of Digital Copywriting and Content Integration, Norwalk
DECEMBER 20: Digital Marketing Series: Part 4 - Optimizing Your Digital Toolbox, Norwalk

Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series >>

DECEMBER 11: Ensnared in an Ethics Trap: Navigating Conflicts of Interest
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut is please to host the Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series. These monthly teleconferences cover a wide range of wealth management and estate planning topics for professionals in those fields.

Celebrating Your Work, Sharing Our Stories >>

DECEMBER 13: 5:30 - 8:30 PM: The 224 Ecospace, Hartford
William Caspar 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. The 25th year will culminate with enjoying music, food, uplifting atmosphere, story sharing, and community building activities on December 13.

Fairfierld County's Giving Day >>

FEBRUARY 28, 2019: Online Giving Day
In five years, Fairfield County's Giving Day has raised close to $6 million for 746 local nonprofits. This annual one-day, regional effort harnesses the collective power of local residents and businesses to transform the way people think about, talk about, and participate in giving. Join Fairfield County's Community Foundation on February 28, 2019 for an amazing celebration - www.FCGives.org. Join us for our upcoming Center for Nonprofit Excellence workshops, including the Digital Marketing Series geared towards Giving Day participants. For the 6th year, Bank of America is continuing to invest in the region's nonprofit sector as Fairfield County's Giving Day's Champion Sponsor!

Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills >>

APRIL 23-24, 2019: Online Giving Event
Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills is an extraordinary, fun and inspiring 36-hour online give-a-thon hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation that brings the region together as one—all to raise money and awareness for the vital work of hundreds of local nonprofits. The seventh annual event, as in prior years, will generate thousands of donations at www.GiveLocalCCF.org by community members who give to their favorite causes.

The Great Give >>

MAY 1-2, 2019: 36-hour Online Fundraising Event
The Great Give® unites donors with nonprofits serving Greater New Haven in a fun and engaging way. It raises money and awareness for so many causes important to our region, with valuable matching funds and prizes from The Community for Greater New Haven Foundation. Since 1928, The Foundation has been working to strengthen the capacity of local charitable organizations to meet the challenges of the day and deliver results for generations to come. Visit TheGreatGive.org between 8 a.m. on May 1 and 8 p.m. on May 2, choose one or more charitable organizations and donate. Attention nonprofits: The registration deadline for nonprofits to participate is April 13, 2018. Learn more and register here. Already registered? Be sure to take advantage of these worskhops to maximize your success!

Latinas and Power Symposium >>

MAY 16, 2019: Hartford Marriot Downtown, Hartford
The Latinas & Power Symposium® mission is to inspire, motivate, encourage, and enable Latinas to become leaders.      


RootSkills Conference >>

DECEMBER 7-8: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
New England Grassroots Environement Fund is holding its RootSkills Conference is to create synergy among community organizers working towards environmental, social and economic justice. Workshop sessions highlight trends, best practices, and solutions-based tools by and for community organizers. While the conference itself is full of great content, they particularly want to invite funders to the last Saturday session to discuss how to lower barriers to funding and center equity in philanthropic work, and hear questions, concerns, and feedback as they consider a community of practice for 2019. Download the Flyer to for details on the Funder sessions >>



NOVEMBER 28 - 30: Health and Environmental Funders Network - Annual Meeting: The Environmental Health and Justice Majority: Raising Voices, Building Power, Pittsburgh, PA

DECEMBER 11: Grantmakers United for Trans Communities - GUTC Funder Forum, Oakland, CA


JANUARY 28-29: The Johnson Center for Philanthropy - National Summit on Family Philanthropy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

FEBRUARY 19-20: Stanford Social Innovation Review - Data on Purpose Conference, Stanford, CA

FEBRUARY 25-27: The Knight Foundation - The Knight Media Forum, Miami, FL

MARCH 3-6: Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) - 2019 Conference: The Experience - Atlanta, GA

MARCH 18-20: The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities - 2019 Annual Conference: The Experience, Miami, FL

MARCH 11-13: Peak Grantmaking - 2019 Conference, Denver, CO

MARCH 17-19: Jewish Funders Network - 2019 Conference, San Francisco, CA

MARCH 20-22: Funders for LGBTQ Issues - Funding Forward, Tucson, AZ

APRIL 29 - MAY 1: Council on Foundations - Leading Together Conference, Miami, FL

MAY 1-3: United Way World Wide - Community Leadership and Impact Conference, Toronto, Canada

MAY 7-9: Funders Committee for Civic Participation - Annual Convening: Rising Together to Strenghten Our Democracy, Detroit, MI

MAY 7-9: Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) - 2019 Conference, Minneapolis, MN

MAY 7-9: Asset Funders Network - Conference: Accelerating Ideas into Action, San Antonio, TX

MAY 14-16: Collective Impact Forum - 2019 Collective Impact Convening, Chicago, IL

MAY 29-30: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - The Learning Conference, Seattle, WA

SEPTEMBER 11-12: Council on Foundations - 2019 HR Summit, Atlanta, GA

OCTOBER 16-18: National Center for Family Philanthropy - National Forum, Chicago, IL