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January 2018

Lunch and Learn Series: Advancing Your Mission Through Local Advocacy

January 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$10

Join us for this lively conversation on “Advancing Your Mission Through Local Advocacy” with Jeff Shaw, Director of Public Policy at the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance. At this lunch and learn, you will: Learn the latest trending public policy issues impacting the ability of the nonprofit sector to advance their mission Understand the power of nonprofit advocacy and collaborations in defeating harmful public policy Add more tools to your toolbox - know how, when, and where to engage local legislators…

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Social Media for Nonprofits: Giving Day and Beyond

January 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Held in partnership with Bank of America, register for this free webinar focused on using social media in your Giving Day campaign. In this session, you will learn: Key roles and responsibilities to consider when managing social media Social media tips for organizations with limited resources Tips for creating engaging content Tips and tools for measuring success on social media Guidance on how and when to leverage new social media platforms and features Click here to register. Part 4 of the…

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Greater Bridgeport Nonprofit Legislative Forum

January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$15

Held in partnership with Housatonic Community College, the annual Greater Bridgeport Nonprofit Legislative Forum is an opportunity for Bridgeport-area nonprofits to directly connect with their state legislators on issues affecting our region. Confirmed legislators include Senator Ed Gomes, Representative Steven Stafstrom, Representative Brenda Kupchick, Representative Laura Devlin, and Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey. Click here to register.

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Greater Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum

January 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Family & Children’s Aid, 80 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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$15

The annual Greater Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum is an opportunity for Danbury-area nonprofits to directly connect with their state legislators on issues affecting our region. Confirmed legislators include Senator Toni Boucher, Representative Adam Dunsby, Representative Michael Ferguson, Representative Mitch Bolinsky, Representative William Duff, Representative J.P. Sredzinski, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Click here to register.

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Results-Based Accountability: The Basics and Performance Measures (Two Parts: January 31 & February 14)

January 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

Please join the Community Foundation for a two-part workshop on Results-Based Accountability (RBA). It is open to nonprofit organizations seeking to learn a powerful and practical way to measure impact, manage performance, and tell their story to strengthen their organization, increase sustainability and improve community well-being. In the first session on January 31, you will: Understand the basic concepts and language of RBA Learn how to develop performance measures to evaluate your organization’s success and impact Understand why it’s important to…

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February 2018

Giving Day Bootcamp

February 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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The word is out! Fairfield County's Giving Day will be back on March 1, 2018. If you or your organization is new to Giving Day, join us for a Giving Day Bootcamp, where you will: Learn important steps you need to take to win big on Giving Day Get comfortable accessing the Giving Day platform Have access to the Community Foundation staff to get your questions answered This bootcamp is offered free-of-charge to nonprofits participating in Fairfield County's Giving Day…

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Budgeting: A Strategic, Team-Based Approach

February 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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$45

What does excellence in financial management look like? How can your organization set the stage for sustainable operations? Join us for a highly interactive workshop where you'll learn what financial planning is really about, how to build and communicate the different types of budgets you need to operate, and more! Teams strongly encouraged to attend. Click here to register. Presenter: Andrea Mills, Fiscal Management Associates We are very grateful to our host, Grace Farms Foundation.

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March 2018

Fairfield County’s Giving Day

March 1, 2018

With our returning champion sponsor, Bank of America, we are committed to uplifting our nonprofit community and empowering every individual to make a difference. Since 2014, donors from Fairfield County and beyond have given over $4.5 million to 667 local nonprofits. We invite you to join us, and thousands more on March 1, 2018 for an incredible 24 hours to give where you live. Together we thrive!

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SPEF’s Excellence In Education Awards 2018

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stamford Sheraton Hotel, 700 East Main Street
Stamford, 06902
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$100

Each year SPEF’s Excellence in Education Awards recognize organizations and community leaders for their commitment and service to education in Stamford. It is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Stamford’s business community and the devoted individuals who help our students perform better, both in school and beyond into post-secondary education and the working world. Our will feature food & beverage pairings from local breweries and wineries plus music from local artists. Please join us for an…

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Play for Kids Mini Olympics

March 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Company teams compete in challenges to win the Champion of Children Cup. Trampoline dodge ball, obstacle course relays, hot shot hoops, human hungry hippos and more! Sponsorships include team participation and players race to raise the most money for their team.

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