12/27/15 Interview: The award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) President Maggie Osborn discuss high points of the CCP's annual Giving in Connecticut 2015 report to try and learn how the money you give to do good is making a difference.
Project ROI: Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability describes key practices in delivering return on investment (ROI) from corporate responsibility and susustainability (CRS) programs.
The tenth annual in-depth analysis of corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world's leading companies.
Access resources from Assessing Impact: A Program for Funders and Grantees held on November 4, 2015.
Thank you to CCP members who took the time to take the 2015 Member Survey. Here are some quotes and stats from the survey.
This is a really helpful and reader-friendly summary of nonprofit law that is helpful not only to journalists but to others who are sometimes perplexed by legalese.
Approximately 100 early child professionals, funders and policymakers gathered at the Starting Early / Starting Now: Designing Policy for the Best Start in Life for Connecticut's Children working summit on November 5th in West Hartford. The summit was designed to spark ideas and strategies for translating research on early childhood experiences and infant attachment into effective policy solutions, and demonstrates the importance of cross-sector collaboration for achieving solutions to challenges in our communities.
A Healthy Early Childhood Acton Plan: Policies for a Lifetime of Well-being, from the Trust for America’s Health, is an extremely comprehensive summary of early childhood policy, research and practice and contains excellent data on the benefits of certain policies, programs and interventions.
CBIA and Liberty Bank partnered on the 2015 Connecticut Corporate Giving Survey to gauge the level and scope of local businesses' contributions of expertise, volunteer hours, goods and services, and funding to nonprofits. Among its chief findings is 96 percent of businesses have maintained or increased their charitable levels for the past five years.
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), joined a national coalition of more than 2,000 businesses, associations, nonprofits and other stakeholders in sending a letter to Congress urging them to immediately restore the expired tax extenders provisions, including the IRA charitable rollover and enhanced deductions for donations of food inventory and conservation easements.
Compare Connecticut students' test results with those from other states. So far, 10 of the 17 states whose students took the Smarter Balanced Assessments have released their results. Although most states opted not to create a central place to compare scores, TrendCT decided make one to see how Connecticut compares.
Directions and Parking to Aetna Customer Center, Hartford, CT
A list of topics to include in an organization's employee handbook, presented by Lori Angelo, New England Payroll Services, LLC at the Foundations Administrators Network meeting on September 17, 2015.
Directions for the Newark Club
The Foundation Planning Guide covers 14 scenarios that high-net-worth clients commonly face that directly affect their investment planning, tax and estate planning, and charitable planning, and it shows how a private foundation can be used to address them.
HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut Mirror education reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas has shared her education-related datasets.
Guest presenters for funder and nonprofit grantee program
The Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) and a group of advocacy organizations, government agencies, and community providers are leading a campaign to end homelessness in the state. Guided by the vision that “No one should experience homelessness,” the Reaching Home Campaign and Opening Doors—Connecticut (the “Campaign”) emphasizes housing as an essential platform for human and community development. To support the Campaign’s work as it moves past planning and towards implementation and sustainability, the Melville Charitable Trust approached The Building Movement Project (BMP) to conduct a mid-point learning assessment.
With support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, new research from KnowledgeWorks examines how states can help districts shape conditions to scale up personalized learning environments.
Informational resources for Hartford Public Schools and Lumina Foundation