Share Your Stories for Our Annual Conference


Over the last year and a half, funders have embraced bold new ideas: adapting grantmaking processes to respond to the pandemic and better serve grantees, launching new programs, innovating internal operations, and making new commitments to equity and justice to advance the practice and increase the impact of philanthropy.

At CCP we are doing things differently, too—opening our process, adding more voices, and gathering ideas from members and partners of the philanthropic community across the state.

That’s why we want to hear from YOU! Please share the stories and best ideas from Connecticut philanthropy that have inspired you these past eighteen months. We want to hear about both funding organizations and individuals within those organizations making changes, big or small, that have made an impact, improved philanthropic practice, and inspired others.

We are collecting stories about Connecticut philanthropy to:  

  • Celebrate and lift-up inspiring ideas and bold change in this year’s Annual Conference.
  • Highlight success stories throughout the year in CCP’s communications.
  • Honor with this year’s special Nancy P. Roberts Award for Innovation in Philanthropy.


How to share your story? Please fill out the Survey Monkey form. Submit your story here.

Who can participate? We are looking for stories from CCP members, funders, nonprofit and government partners of Connecticut philanthropy. Anyone with a story about innovation or change in philanthropy that has had a positive impact is welcome to participate.

  • Yes! You are most welcome to submit a story about your own foundation or co-worker.
  • Yes! You are welcome to share more than one story of inspiring change.

Deadline: Submissions are due by Friday, September 10, 2021. 

Questions? Contact Annie Adams, program manager,

Don't forget to share words of gratitude and thanks. 

In addition to stories of new ideas and bold changes, we hope to share words of gratitude and empathy during our annual conference and after. Use this link to share any words of thanks or gratitude you would like to share with Connecticut philanthropy, with a colleague, or a partner organization.