Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) and their Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative partners are striving to increase the competency and capacity of the workforce serving infants and young children and their families to address the needs of children and families experiencing, or who have experienced trauma. In preparation for this work Lorentson Consulting was contracted to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment in line with the tenets of participatory evaluation. The report was made possible by the Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
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Giving in Connecticut 2016 looks at charitable giving in Connecticut for calendar year 2014 and includes individual giving through reported contributions, bequests made through estate giving, and foundation giving. Giving in Connecticut 2016 uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the IRS Statistics of income Division, the Foundation Center, and self-reported data gathered by CCP.
The Public Policy Engagement Continuum is a useful chart with accompanying definitions that shows a full range of possible advocacy activities for community foundations.
The Connecticut Giving Report covers individual and foundation giving for calendar year 2015, the most recent year available for comparable data.
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.
Access the slide deck from the Workforce Affinity Group meeting, held on March 7, 2016.
Giving in Connecticut 2015 looks at charitable giving in Connecticut and by Connecticut grantmakers and residents (FYE 2013), 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.
This report summarizes what states are doing to promote the development and management of high quality, demonstrably effective early childhood systems. It focuses on one of the central challenges in the systems-building process: the critical role and structure of governance when service delivery involves many agencies. Two potential models of governance are suggested, along with some thoughts about each approach.
List of Summit Speakers and Panelists
Informational resources for Hartford Public Schools and Lumina Foundation
The Power of Change Award, created by three Connecticut-based foundation, honors the best achievements and innovations in energy efficiency across Connecticut's state and municipal buildings.
View materials from the Online, On Point! communications workshop held on April 14, 2015.
Review the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's Annual Meeting and Philanthropy Awards program booklet. Information includes the sponsor listing; program agenda; leadership giving; members and new members; board, staff and committee and network leadership; Keynote speaker and Philanthropy Award bios; Concurrent session outlines; Get on the Map and more!
An infographic highlighting a 2014 national field survey conducted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) about how grantmakers are supporting nonprofit resilience and where there's still room for improvement.
Resources and additional materials from the Women and Girls program on October 29, 2014.
"PowerCheck: a tool for assessing community organizing capacity" is a free online tool that makes it easy for nonprofits, evaluators, and funders to assess capacity to engage in community organizing, plan successfully, and track progress over time.
"Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Message Manual for the Field" is a manual designed to help you communicate with a variety of audiences about the importance of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion with a motivating, and compelling message.
The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan Executive Summary will lead the Council forward and expand our ability to support your work and be a leader in the field of philanthropy on behalf of Connecticut.
This article is a response to questions from philanthropic colleagues across the country about the practice of knowledge development within the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund’s change endeavors.
Connecticut-based health foundations came together several years ago to discuss the need for more data so that Connecticut could better track its progress on improving the health of its residents. The origin of this successful collaboration is described this article in the Views from the Field: Grantmakers in Health.