This is a recording of the February 24th call to Following up on our January workshop about research and practices related to working well with grantees, this call will focus on getting past any barriers participants encounter in efforts to have your organization do the best possible work with grantees. Prior to the call, we will solicit your successes, questions and/or challenges. On the call the Center for Effective Philanthropy will strive to highlight further research or case studies that address those questions, and we will turn to examples of participants’ successes for further advice and momentum.
Access links to the monthly publication from our EngAGEment Initiative partner, Grantmakers in Aging. This newsletter provides information about key research and publications on aging, highlights the work of our national EngAGEment partners, and offers important aging webinars and a calendar of events.
(HARTFORD, CT) As recently as 2010, 14 percent of Connecticut’s population was age 65 or older. By 2025, that percentage will increase to 20 percent, and will continue to climb. The implications of a larger, older population on the state’s economy and a range of services present both challenges and opportunities for the state.
Connecticut is the 7th oldest state in the nation, and as more residents turn 65 every day, it will age even more rapidly. With this new reality comes an unprecedented societal opportunity to tap into a dynamic force ̶ seasoned adults ready to create their own ‘third acts” -- to address community challenges.
Read a summary of the CCP's EngAGEment interviews. Ten key members of Connecticut’s aging network were interviewed to explore important issues and their views on what the philanthropy community needs to know. Although the interviewees have varied roles and vantage points within aging services, similar concerns and priorities emerged repeatedly – along with a variety of ways for funders to become involved.
Several partners from Connecticut's EngAGEment initiative attended, The State of Aging in America: The 2012 Conference of Grantmakers in Aging in Cleveland, Ohio in October, 2012. Here is a summary of a few of the major topics.