Access recommended resources from the June 12, 2014 Scholarship Program, including: "The Impact of Award Displacement on Students and Their Families;" "Paying It Forward;" and "Does More Money Matter."
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This joint letter from the Council and the Community Foundation leadership that was sent to the CT delegation in support of the extenders legislation currently under review by the Finance Committee. This represents the continued position of the Council over the last four years and the hopes for a new conversation about making these provisions permanent going forward.
A Greater Hartford partnership, including Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, has released the first edition of a community indicators report, Metro Hartford Progress Points. The report highlights the challenges and opportunities facing the region.
Presentation given by Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, professor of public health at Yale, faculty director of its Global Health Leadership Institute, and Lauren Taylor, MPH.,Presidential Scholar, Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Bradley about their insights from extensive research about how our current health care system provides limited outcomes while expending excessive resources. They shared information about reform possibilities and comments about new perspectives for health delivery from their new book "The American Health Care Paradox."
Common forms developed to facilitate the application and reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.
Read the Council's 2013 Public Policy Work Plan.
Read these compiled snapshots highlight just a few of the ways philanthropy is working on issues of concern to us all.
Read Governor Dannel P. Malloy May 9, 2013 proclaimation for Nancy Roberts Day.
Guiding Principles and Effective Practices for Connecticut Grantmakers is a concise resource listing the eight guiding principles for Connecticut grantmaker accountability and suggested effective practices.
The process for completing the self-assessment (questionnaire, response tabulation, follow-up actions, review of results and development an accountability plan.)
A glossary of key words and concepts used in the self-assessment tool.
The Directions give you the process for completing the self-assessment (questionnaire, response tabulation, follow-up actions, review of results and development an accountability plan.)
From the Effectiveness and Accountability Educational Series: This guide provides an overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.
A guide for tax preparers of the 990-PF, this publication highlights those areas most commonly completed incorrectly and provides explanations and directions for proper completion.
A guide for foundation officers who sign the Form 990-PF. This resource helps top officers to understand the important safeguards they should undertake before signing the tax return.
The Center for Nonprofit Management has developed an Emergency Succession Plan Template that includes plans for short-term, long-term and permanent executive director changes.
This document outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the Council in the event the president is unable to fulfill her duties.
Reviewed and signed by every Connecticut Council for Philanthropy Director annually.
This GEO publication argues that doing due diligence well means striking a balance between obtaining the information you want and need as a grantmaker and not asking for so much that it places an undue burden on the grantseeker.
Page Snow, Chief Philanthropic Advisor for Foundation Source, writes about the rise of outsourced philanthropic support solutions.