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May 2020

10 Things To Do To Prevent Online Donation Fraud

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online donations are designed to be easy for donors to use. Unfortunately, they can be easy targets for thieves too, seeking a testing place for stolen credit card data to make false donations, hundreds of them in a flash. On holiday weekends and in times of crisis, there is an upswing in nonprofits being attacked online. When you discover your donation site has been compromised, you feel vulnerable, lacking full control, and worst of all, must explain to your management…

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June 2020

LinkedIn Marketing Techniques for Nonprofit Professionals

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Over 690+ million people are LinkedIn all around the world; this session will train attendees to optimize the predominant social networking platform among business-minded nonprofit professionals. You will learn best practices to express “why you do what you do” when you re-work your personal profile page, how to locate and network with donors, prospective board members, potential givers, referrers and others to further reflect your persona and the organization’s brand. This seminar is designed for those seeking pragmatic techniques, recognizing…

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Webinar to introduce our Immigrant Success Fund (ISF) Grant Cycle

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) is proud to announce the inaugural grant cycle for the new Immigrant Success Fund. We are referring to ISF’s first grant cycle as “responsive grants.” The ISF responsive grant cycle will be open for applications on/around July 1, 2020, and will focus on three categories of grants: (1) critical needs; (2) capacity building; and (3) collaborative action plans. In order to provide potential applicants with more information and answer any questions, FCCF will provide an…

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July 2020

Human Resources 201 via Virtual Webinar

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Performance Management from FCCF’s Director of Human Resources, Tara Berlingo. This training will focus on the Performance management process. Topics will include: Implementing a strong performance management system either within word/excel or with software, setting realistic and achievable expectations that allow for informal feedback to employees at any time, and how to properly deliver positive or negative feedback. We will also look at how to give a review in a virtual environment. Don't miss your chance to attend…

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Fairfield County’s Giving Day Nonprofit Debrief via virtual webinar

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Fairfield County's Giving Day Virtual Debrief to hear nonprofit participants share success stories and suggestions for FCCF's next Giving Day. We will be discussing proven strategies for making the most of peer to peer fundraising, corporate partnerships, the Why I Give Video Contest and how volunteer run organizations implement their campaigns. Don't miss this opportunity to share your feedback with the FCCF Giving Day Team! Register today!  You will be provided login information at a later date.

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September 2020

Managing Work Remotely

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have you suddenly found yourself managing teams of staff members working remotely, or in a blended environment with some on-site and others remote? Are some staff carrying too much of the load while others are not working hard enough? In this 1 hour virtual workshop we will cover key methods for supervising remote or blended teams. We will cover a method commonly used by major tech corporations such as Google as well as national nonprofit organizations: Objectives and Key Results.…

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Business Continuity with FCCF’s Vice President of Operations, Elaine Mintz

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Business Continuity planning is all the talk these days. As the COVID crisis unfolded, we have all had to shift how and for some, where we work, to prevent the spread of the disease. If your organization had a Business Continuity plan in place, that shift was likely easier and more systematic. It’s never too late, to put a formal plan in place. Join our conversation and learn: - What the key components of a Business Continuity Plan are -…

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COVID-19 Policy Briefing: Absentee Voting

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for a virtual discussion with Connecticut Secretary of State, Denise Merrill. We will discuss why COVID-19 prompted access to absentee voting for all Connecticut voters; lessons learned from the absentee process in the primaries; how absentee voting will be implemented in the November Presidential election; and where we go from here in terms of absentee voting in Connecticut. Register Today!  

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November 2020

Systems Change Work in a Time of Crisis

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In our third Community Conversations episode, which will be held on November 17, 2020, we will discuss concerns emerging on the grassroots level and tactics being used to make sustainable systems change in this time of crisis. Featured guests include Kenyatta Thompson, Lead Community Organizer at Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice and Matt McDermott, Lead Organizer at Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut (CONECT). Register today!

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Speak Up, Speak Out Creating Change in Your High School – Virtual Youth Forum

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear from your peers who are shaping school communities. Learn how to unleash your inner leader and activist. Share ideas about how your school can better support student needs. Plus, engage in a student panel and discussion. Student panelists include: Founder of Period Poverty Organization (Sacred Heart Greenwich, Greenwich), Social justice advocate and creator of Mental Minds Project (The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford), and Youth Leader with Bridgeport Youth Power Committee (Bassick High School, Bridgeport). Panel Moderator:…

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