Materials from the December 8, 2016 Education Affinity Group Meeting.
In this recorded webinar, learn more about ALICE and the work that United Ways and many great community partners are doing to help ALICE achieve financial security through an informational webinar hosted by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
The Connecticut School Finance Project's new release, Funding Formula Guidebook, is a comprehensive guidebook that examines the components of an equitable school finance system and how Connecticut can achieve fair funding for its more than 540,000 public school students.
In an interview with Meghan Lowney, Executive Director of The Zoom Foundation and Founder of the Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR), it was announced that LDR will be transitioning to a new nonprofit called Five Frogs, Inc. Five Frogs will operate LDR as one of its programs and create new services and initiatives to support leadership capacity.
The Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, developed this report for the purpose of developing recommendations for an infrastructure connecting state child-serving agencies with local communities and communities with each other.
On October 14, 2016, Courtney Wienslaw and Lindsay Ancel from AllpointsDigital gave a presentation on "Creating Digital Impact." View their PowerPoint slide deck with resource links.
Chris Bruhl of the Business Council of Fairfield County, presented his CT FY17 Budget Choices PowerPoint during the the Fairfield County Funder Network's September 15, 2016 meeting.
The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.
The Urban League has now completed its latest edition of State of Black Hartford 2016, thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
CCP is offering several pilot services for member community foundations through CCP's regional association (RA) membership with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum).
Access resources from the Program Officer Network meeting, Maximizing and Communicating Your Grant Strategies, held on June 7, 2016.
Find resources and information concerning the Orlando Tragedy.
Access resources for the College Savings Account Conference Call held on May 16, 2016.
"Co-Creation," written by Patricia Bowie, is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The new case study is significant, as there is much written about funder partnerships and collaboration success stories, but little discussion on different kinds of collaborative ventures and the lessons learned by philanthropy.
Access the materials and photos from CCP's 2016 Philanthropy Luncheon and Conference held on Friday May 13 at the Trumbull Marriott.
This FSG guide is written for funders (including private, community, and corporate foundations as well as individual philanthropists) who are new to investing in ECE, who seek to understand how their investments fit into the larger picture, or who want to complement programmatic grantmaking with investments that build a stronger system.
In this guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, building strong relationships and resolving conflicts, and figuring out if the collaborative you're in is working. Contributors also offer ample proof that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders - grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others - into the process of making grants.
First Five Years Fund (FFYF) has developed this resource to serve as a helpful tool for states writing innovative ESSA early learning plans. This shareable, downloadable resource highlights the law’s express early learning provisions, as well as others that could strengthen and expand early childhood initiatives at the state and local level.
Access resources for the Greater Hartford Funder Network meeting held on May 5, 2016.
Individual Connecticut residents donated $3.66 billion to charities in 2013 either through bequests after death ($352 million) or while alive.