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January 2018

Greater Danbury Nonprofit Legislative Forum

January 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

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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April 2018

2018 The Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 E Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870 United States
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2018 LUNCHEON APRIL 5, 2018 GREENWICH HYATT TICKETS ON SALE: JANUARY 2, 2018 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BILLIE JEAN KING This highly-anticipated annual event attracts more than 700 enthusiastic friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond. They celebrate making an important difference for thousands of women and girls throughout Fairfield County, learn about the Fund’s work, and hear from women who have benefited from their support. Keynote speakers have included the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad…

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Data Skills Series

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$150

If you are a nonprofit wanting to better understand your impact or make a compelling case to funders, you need data! Held in partnership with the Connecticut Data Collaborative, the Data Skills Series is designed to increase data literacy and build the data capacity of nonprofit staff. This workshop is suited for organizations and individuals who are using data and want to improve their data collection, analysis and reporting processes. This three-part series will take place on the following dates:…

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Lunch and Learn Series: What’s Next for Community Philanthropy?

April 20 @ 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 “What's Next for Community Philanthropy” with Karen Brown, Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Learning at Fairfield County's Community Foundation. In 2014, The Monitor Institute published What's Next for Community Philanthropy, a tool kit to highlight six critical trends that will change the evolving community and philanthropic landscape in coming years. Fairfield County's Community Foundation used this primer with our own Board of Directors and staff. Attend this workshop and you will: Obtain a…

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May 2018

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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$80

Chuck Loring returns to Connecticut by popular demand to deliver this powerful, full-day workshop focused on best practices in governance and fundraising. We’ll take a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture to understand the correlation between effective boards and successful fundraising. An ideal opportunity for Board/Staff teams, this course offers insights on how to bring about a change in the culture and practices of your nonprofit board in ways that leverage the power of your board in…

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Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Save the date for Fairfield County's Advocacy Day! Meant for nonprofit staff and board members, you'll have the chance: Boost your advocacy skills Learn key tips from legislators Build your network with other nonprofit leaders Held in partnership with Grace Farms Foundation.

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