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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SEPTEMBER 24: 12:00 - 2:00 PM: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees - Equal Treatment: Public Perceptions of MASA Communities & Implications for Criminal Justice/Immigration Reform >>

SEPTEMBER 24: 1:00 - 2:00 PM: The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities - Balance of Power: How Courts and States are Impacting Policy >>

SEPTEMBER 26: 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Council on Foundations - ER Causing You Trauma? Diagnosing the Rules and Regulations for Expenditure Responsibility >> 

OCTOBER 3: 12:00 - 1:15 PM: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders - Removing Structural Barriers for the Next Generation of Farmers: Land, Capital, Gender, and Race >>

OCTOBER 11: 3:30 - 5:00 PM: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees - Skills to Survive or Thrive? Shifting the Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners From Survival English to Integration Success >>

OCTOBER 23: 1:00 - 1:30 PM: EITC Funders Network - Understanding the EITC's Impact on a Community Level: A Sneak Peak at the New and Improved EITC Interactive Data Tool >>


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

Center for Nonprofit Excellence Events >>

Through high-quality workshops Fairfield County's Community Foundation helps nonprofits build their capacity and advance their missions.
OCTOBER 25: Data Bootcamp
NOVEMBER 1: Digital Marketing Series: Part 1 - Nonprofits Website 3.0
NOVEMBER 8: Finding Data for Grants
NOVEMBER 15: Digital Marketing Series: Part 2 - Powerful Social Networking

Capacity Building Workshops >>

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's training forums, workshops and other learning opportunities are for organizations serving Greater New Haven and the Valley. Sessions are designed to strengthen the leadership, management and adaptive capacities of nonprofits large and small, from those who are just starting out to longstanding organizations.
SEPTEMBER 26: Grant Writing 101
OCTOBER 4: Development Director Roundtable
OCTOBER 24: Telling Your Story to Funders, Part II: Video and Infographics
OCTOBER 25: Understanding Nonprofit Finances 101
NOVEMBER 1: Program Staff Roundtable

Celebrating Your Work, Sharing Our Stories >>

SEPTEMBER 22: 12:00 - 3:00 PM: Knowlton: The Boathouse, Bridgeport
SEPTEMBER 27: 5:30 - 8:30 PM: Hartford Public Library Downtown, Hartford
OCTOBER 2: 5:00 - 8:00 PM: The Rissell Library Main Branch, Middletown
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.

Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series >>

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.
SEPTEMBER 25: Estate Planning and Administration Issues for the Elderly and Disabled
OCTOBER 23: Income Tax Considerations in Estate Planning and Estate Trust Administration
DECEMBER 11: Ensnared in an Ethics Trap: Navigating Conflicts of Interest

100 MEN's Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast >>

SEPTEMBER 26: 7:30 - 9:00 AM: Innovation Center at the Mandell JCC, West Hartford
Male community leaders will again join the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in supporting its efforts to educate, engage, and empower the community to address issues facing women and girls in Greater Hartford. The kick-Off event will feature Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun.

Your Voice in How Money Is Spent - A Conversation with Hartford Decide$ >>

SEPTEMBER 27: 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Hartford Public Library, Hartford
Everyday Democracy and Hartford Decide$ are presenting a free workshop on September 27 at the Hartford Public Library. Join them for a conversation about participatory budgeting, and how you can engage your community in the democratic process that enables taxpayers to work with government to make budget decisions that affect their lives. Hartford Decide$ promotes participatory budgeting through a process in which residents brainstorm spending ideas, volunteers review the project ideas and turn them into project proposals, residents vote on proposals, and teh government implements the top project. Learn about how this innovative process works. 



Annual Nonprofit Conference: The Power of Nonprofits During Challenging Times >>

OCTOBER 2: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
This is the flagship event for The Alliance, the statewide conference by and for nonprofits. The conference features Keynote Speaker, Maryum “May May” Ali! Ms. Ali is a social worker, activist and author, with a strong connection to the conference theme: “Power During Challenging Times.” The day also will feature a Candidate’s Forum, for gubernatorial candidates on the general election ballot; morning and afternoon breakout sessions to strengthen the leadership, management, and adaptive capacities of nonprofits large and small – from those who are just starting out to longstanding organizations.

8the Anniversary Women United Member Breakfast >>

OCTOBER 4: 7:30 - 9:00 AM: United Way of Centeral and Northeastern Connecticut, Hartford
United Way of Centeral and Northeastern Connecticut is celebrating United Way Women United's 8th Anniversary with a special Member Breakfast. RSVP to secure a seat - space is limited! Questions? Please contact Pamela Senatore, Women United Manager, psenatore@unitedwayinc.org.

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

OCTOBER 10: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Grantmaker Convening, Hartford Hilton, Hartford
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Foundation Center, and The Alliance for Nonprofit Management are hosting a special set of sessions for grantmakers on the first day of the 2018 Capacity Builders Conference.

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 (including a Grantmaker Convening), 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.

Women Give! >>

OCTOBER 13: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: The Clubhouse at Woodbridge Lake, Goshen
Mothers, daughters, partners, friends, and sisters are invited to celebrate 25 years of gifts and grants through the Women’s Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation, as well as the successful first year of the Women’s Giving Circle. Enjoy brunch and a dynamic program featuring Karla Fortunato, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, in the scenic Litchfield Hills. Purchase tickets by October 3.

Grace Farms Foundation Annual Benefit >>

OCTOBER 13: Grace Farms, New Canaan
Grace Farms Foundation's 13th Annual Benefit features fall vistas, seated dinner in the Court, live performance by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, and dancing. The benefit funds the Grace Farms Fund to keep Grace Farms and its programs publicly accessible.

The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife >>

OCTOBER 18: 5:30 - 9:00 PM: Chatterley's Banquet Facility, Torrington
Join the Women & Girls Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, for an evening full of laughs and thoughtful insights with Velya Jancz-Urban. Velya lives her life by the adage, “There is no growth without change.” She is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Moving into a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse ignited Velya’s obsession with the colonial era, and led to her entertainingly informative presentation: “The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife.”

12th Annual Cocktails @ 8  >>

OCTOBER 20: 8:00 PM: Location TBD
The Broad View Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 beneficiaries of the proceeds from the 12th Annual Cocktails @ 8. This year’s proceeds will help to support the collaborative exchange between Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, the Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, and the Talcott Center for Child Development. Together, they will be launching an innovative curriculum called “Bristol=Resilient Children.” This new pilot program will impact over 500 children and families annually at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center (INMELC) and the Bristol Preschool Child Care Center (BPCC).

Annual Signature Breakfast >>

OCTOBER 26: 7:30 - 9:30 AM: Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford
Jennifer Openshaw, CEO of Girls with Impact is the keynote speaker for Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls' 13th Annual Signature Breakfast. Jennifer Openshaw is the CEO of Girls with Impact, equipping girls to become the next generation of leaders, and a national financial expert as seen on Oprah. Also on the program are the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year Susan Rottner, former President at Bank of America Connecticut, and Young Philanthropist, Neha Jonnakota, a junior at Glastonbury High School and co-founder the nonprofit, Power of Peace.

DataHaven 25th Anniversary Celebration >>

Two and a half decades ago, a group of visionaries in New Haven, CT began a hyperlocal survey effort to find out how their neighbors were faring, block by block. Their effort has grown into programs like the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, supported by 85 public and private funders, with interviews of 35,000 respondents, living in every zip code in Connecticut. On November 19th, DataHaven will gather partners, thought leaders, and community stakeholders from across Connecticut to celebrate 25 years of public service. The anniversary celebration event will include the Data Innovation Awards, regional data sharing, and new data tools! Stay tuned for more information. 

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!

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!       


SEPTEMBER 27: Asset Funders Network Financial Coaching Working Group and Work and Wealth Group - Supporting Employee Financial Stability: How Philanthropy Catalyzes Workplace Financial Coaching Programs, New York, NY

According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, more than half of employees in the United States report that they are financially stressed, and nearly one in three employees report being distracted by personal financial issues while at work.  To address this issue, several nonprofit organizations have partnered with employers to provide financial coaching and financial capability services to employees in the workplace. The Asset Funders Network (AFN) and the University of Wisconsin Center for Financial Security will release a brief Supporting Employee Financial Stability: How Philanthropy Catalyzes Workplace Financial Coaching Programs that reviews innovative approaches employers believe increase recruitment and retention while impacting employee financial well-being, and includes recommendations for funders who want to invest in workplace approaches.Please join Asset Funders Network for a special launch event to be held at Philanthropy New York and livestreamed nationally that will address role of philanthropy in employer programs.  The event will include a short overview of the brief by the author, followed by a facilitated panel discussion with funders.

OCTOBER 2-5: Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals - ACCP Forum, Boston, MA
Widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive professional development programs available, ACCP: The Forum is an interactive three and a half day program targeted toward corporate citizenship professionals with limited experience. During this intensive, three and a half day workshop, participants will gain understanding of topics such as: the strategy of giving; employee engagement; signature programs; cause branding & cause marketing; and matching gift campaigns. Participants engage in a hands-on exercise building a contributions program from scratch, and practice making key decisions about the structure and what to include. Participants also receive comprehensive materials covering the basics for planning and managing an effective corporate contributions program.

OCTOBER 14-17: Animal Grantmakers - 2018 Conference, Newton, MA
This year’s conference will take advantage of the deep marine expertise in your region while covering a wide range of topics of interest to members across the animal protection field. We believe it will be of tremendous value to community foundations that fund animal protection programs, as well as funders interested in marine life and environmental issues. Registration is open, and funders interested in learning more about Animal Grantmakers are invited to attend for free as a first-time guest (one registration).

OCTOBER 17: High Water Women - Investing for Impact Symposium, New York, NY       


SEPTEMBER 28-30: Exponent Philanthropy - National Conference, Philadelphia, PA

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3: Environmental Grantmakers - Annual Fall Retreat, Asheville, NC

OCTOBER 9-10: Equity at the Center - 2018 Summit, Baltimore, MD

OCTOBER 10-12: The Communications Network - ComNet18, San Francisco, CA

OCTOBER 10-12: Grantmakers for Girls of Color - Funders Convening: Girls Across Borders Covening, San Juan, Puerto Rico

OCTOBER 14-16: Kansas Association of Community Foundations - National Conference for Growing Community Foundations, Witchita, KS

OCTOBER 18: Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) - The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit, Atlanta, GA

OCTOBER 21-23: Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network - Annual Conference: Changing the Face of Philanthropy, Philadelphia, PA

OCTOBER 21-24: Grantmakers in the Arts - 2018 Conference: Race, Space, and Place, Oakland, CA

NOVEMBER 7: Council of New Jersey Grantmakers - 2018 Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments, Somerset, NJ

NOVEMBER 8-10: Race Forward - Facing Race Conference, Detroit, MI

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


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

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

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 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