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
List of Summit Speakers and Panelists
This blog post by Emily Ladau, writer, disability rights activist, and owner of Social Justice Media Services, helps employees and employers navigate disability disclosure with fairness and finesse. This post first appeared on Six By ’15 and was reposted on the D5 Coalition Blog.
Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging has produced their second annual report to the Connecticut General Assembly on their livable communities initiative. Connecticut’s population is aging, and that demographic transformation is both dramatic and permanent. Recognizing a growing urgency to plan for changing Connecticut communities, the Connecticut General Assembly empowered Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging to spearhead a livable communities initiative. Livable communities are places that foster independence and support residents across the lifespan.
On June 9, Keith Phaneuf, budget reporter at CT Mirror, came to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy to discuss the CT budget crisis with the Greater Hartford Funder Network as part of their regular meeting.
Capital Workforce Partners produces the quarterly "Occupation Insights Reports for Hartford County." Contents Include: Jobs Growth and Online Postings in Hartford County; Top 20 Occupations; Top 20 Middle Occupations and Talent Demand by Skills.