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April 2021

Fund for Women & Girls Virtual Celebration 2021

April 16

Our Fund for Women & Girls Virtual Celebration will be taking place on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 5:30pm.   Please join us at this highly anticipated event to get inspired, learn about new initiatives and support the future of women and girls across Fairfield County. Hear from keynote speaker Margaret Atwood, award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments. Click here for full details. If you have purchased a ticket to the event on Friday evening, an informational email…

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Exploring Expanded Voting Access in Connecticut Webinar

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is expanding Voting Access in Connecticut better for the quality of our democracy? What are the potential benefits and concerns? We hope you and others from your organization will join us for a discussion between key policymakers, administrators, and elections enforcement officials, including State Senator Will Haskell; State Representative Stephanie Thomas; and Michael Brandi, Director of the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, and more.

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Financial Guidance for Nonprofit Organizations Webinar

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will provide guidance to nonprofit organizations to assist with financial management of an organization during emergency situations, and other common best financial practices. Attendees will learn: Ideas to improve budgets and forecasts during emergency situations Common best practices that I have seen during my career as an auditor Best ways to communicate budget shortfalls on Financial Statements and Form 990 How to develop the budget for your organization How to write a contingency plan in the event your revenue/fundraising amounts…

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May 2021

Board Chair Essentials

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

Is your Board Chair new to the role or in need of support to manage and strategically lead your organization? If so, invite your Chair to join our workshop on May 11, 2021 - with Debra Hertz, Managing Director of the Strategy Group. Attending this workshop will help your Board Chair: Gain confidence and feel more comfortable in their role as Board Chair Understand ways to effectively use an Executive Committee Feel confident leading effective board meetings Learn how to…

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Mission-Based Sponsorships Virtual Workshop

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

What do sponsorships look like without events? Actually, they can look very good – both for your organization and your sponsors. Over the past few years, we have been learning how most companies prefer to have a ”bundled approach” to sponsoring an organization, instead of always being called on every time there is an event.  And during the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofits learned that companies want to support their good work and don’t need an event to support a nonprofit they…

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June 2021

It is Okay to Not Be Okay: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health Virtual Youth Forum

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a youth-led panel discussion on mental health! The pandemic has increased anxiety and mental health stress for everyone, especially teens. Now that school is out, summer has begun and the world is opening up again, let’s reset our perspective. Youth will have the opportunity to: - Share concerns - Ask questions - Get tips from a mental health provider - Learn how to develop good mental health habits To register: https://bit.ly/3cwkCfm Please help us spread the word to the young people in your networks!…

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July 2021

Results-Based Accountability Series

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 pm

Please join the Community Foundation for a two-part virtual workshop series (7/21 and 7/28) on Results-Based Accountability (RBA). It is open to nonprofits seeking to learn a powerful and practical way to not only measure impact, but to understand if their programs are achieving the impact they seek for their clients. In the first session on July 21, you will: - Understand the basic concepts and language of RBA - Learn how to develop performance measures to better understand your…

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August 2021

Intro to Survey Design; Virtual Session

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 17, 2021 - 10AM to 12PM Join us for a workshop that will provide you with the skills you need to improve the quality of your survey data. Attendees will learn how to develop questions that deliver meaningful information, implement best practices, create a high-quality survey, and more! Register today! 

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Wellbeing & Work-Life Balance in a Hybrid Workplace; Virtual Session with Beth Kanter

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 25, 2021 - 1PM to 3PM Who Should Register? This workshop is intended for Executive Directors, Senior Human Resources Staff, or Board Chairs. How do we continue to maintain work-life balance in a post-COVID hybrid workplace? Join Beth Kanter (bethkanter.org), nonprofit thought leader, virtual facilitator, and author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit for an interactive workshop session on how to build your personal resilience and calm during a time of high anxiety. She will facilitate an engaging session while…

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September 2021

Ten Ways to be an Effective Advocate for Your Community

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Would your organization like to strengthen its capacity to improve the laws and policies impacting your clients as effectively as possible? Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and your nonprofit colleagues to learn how you, your organization, and those you serve can impact policymaking on important issues. Register today!

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