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.
Access the slide deck from the Workforce Affinity Group meeting, held on March 7, 2016.
Access resources about the challenges nonprofits face and the essential shifts for a thriving nonprofit sector. These resources were shared at the Eastern Connecticut Funder Network meeting held on March 14, 2016.
Access resources from the Communication Network meeting, Reinvigorating Our Brand, held on March 4, 2016.
The chart for the most recent survey of assets and grants for community foundations serving Connecticut. This resource includes assets, new gifts received, and grants with and without scholarships.
TrendCT's tool can be used to explore racial and ethnic achievement gaps on the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced test in many Connecticut school districts.
HARTFORD, CT -- The 2016 Connecticut Health Index measures citizen engagement in the constitution state in voting, volunteerism and community involvement. A coalition of groups — including the Secretary of the State, Everyday Democracy, the National Conference on Citizenship and DataHaven — launched the 2016 Civic Health Index Report today. The survey evaluates the depth of citizen engagement through a variety of indicators such as voting, volunteering and other forms of community involvement.
Access resources from Navigating Legal, Public Policy and Ethical Issues in Philanthropy
View resources from the Education Affinity Group meeting held on January 27, 2016.
Access resources from the Program Office Network meeting, Moving Your Organization Towards Equity, held on December 1, 2015.
Resources for further reading related to Giving in Connecticut, published December 2015.
Giving in Connecticut 2015 looks at charitable giving in Connecticut and by Connecticut grantmakers and residents, including: individual giving through reported contributions, bequests made through estate giving, and foundation giving. Beyond the data, analysis about cross-sector collaboration, stories about funders making a difference, and quick facts about CCP members are also included.
A follow-up for the participants of the November 4 Assessing Impact presentation with D
Nick Donohue, Executive Director of the Nellie Mae Education FOundation, gives a TED talk on the future of learning.