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July 2018

Results-Based Accountability: The Basics and Performance Measures (Two Parts: July 17 & August 7)

July 17 @ 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 July 17, 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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FCCF Community Conversations: Innovative Philanthropy to Close the Opportunity Gap

July 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation as we continue our “Community Conversations” webinar series on July 18, 2018 with Tia Hodges, Program Officer at Citi Foundation. Our July webinar explores the bold and innovative approach that the Citi Foundation has taken in their "Pathways to Progress" initiative to empower urban youth around the globe. Click here to register. View prior webinars in this series here.

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August 2018

Maximizing Philanthropic Impact Through Planned Giving

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$15

Now, more than ever, donors are looking for ways to maximize their philanthropic impact when giving to charity.  Attorney Jennifer Pagnillo of Day Pitney and Nancy Tartaglia of Fairfield County's Community Foundation will lead a discussion about ways to satisfy your donors’ objectives in making charitable gifts. Bring your lunch and join us for this informative and interactive discussion that will include: Steps for embarking on a planned giving program Structuring sample bequest language Considering a gift acceptance policy What…

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September 2018

Board Chair Essentials

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

Being a board chair can be a rewarding and challenging experience. As board chair, you are charged with managing the board, building an effective relationship with your Executive Director, providing strategic leadership to the organization and more. With all these responsibilities the role can feel overwhelming at times, but don’t despair. Our Board Chair Essentials workshops will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to be a more effective board chair. Attend this workshop and you will: Gain…

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Introduction to Sustainability and Succession Planning

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$125

This workshop will introduce participants to a comprehensive model and time-frame for assessing and managing Organizational Sustainability and Succession. Participants can expect the following outcomes: Familiarity with the Sustainability and Succession planning frame, with attention to leadership and staff development Understanding of key trends effecting mission and organizational sustainability Initial assessment of participant’s organizational readiness using the “Sustainability Assessment Checklist” Actionable next steps At the conclusion of the workshop all participating organizations will be offered a follow-up phone coaching session to…

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October 2018

Data Bootcamp

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$75

Data Bootcamp is a day-long training focused on data analysis and data visualization for nonprofit professionals. Our users are looking for opportunities to learn in a hands-on workshop style and to have supportive instructors close at hand. In the first half of the day, we will practice data analysis in spreadsheeting format, including constructing formulas, creating pivot tables and generating descriptive statistics. In the afternoon, we will explore data visualization as an analytical tool and for reporting purposes. We will…

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November 2018

Digital Marketing Series: Part 1 – Nonprofit Website 3.0

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

This class will show you how to get the most out of the investments you’ve already made in current websites… And if you are thinking about a new or upgraded website, this class is an absolute must. In Nonprofit Website 3.0, you will learn: The essential principles of creating a third-generation website (websites 3.0) The three critical homepage mistakes nonprofits are making Why nonprofit websites are terrible for driving online donations --- and what you can do about it. How mobile…

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Finding Data for Grants

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$15

Join us for this interactive conversation on “Finding Data for Grants” with Mark Abraham, Executive Director of DataHaven. Click here to register.

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Digital Marketing Series: Part 2 – Powerful Social Networking

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

Social networks are powerhouses of change and they were not invented by Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn!  Humankind naturally creates social networks. Nonprofits have long used the power of social networking for advocacy, community building and fundraising. The digital age is providing new and quick ways to widely build and activate human networks. In Powerful Social Networking, you will learn: The essential, unchanging rules of social networks - online and offline How to select the social network platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

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December 2018

Digital Marketing Series: Part 3 – The ABC’s of Digital Copywriting and Content Creation

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$50

Are people bothering to listen to what your nonprofit is saying? The truth is that many nonprofits are sending out lots of communications, but too few people are listening. In this training, you’ll learn how to create digital content that stands out and get people to act. This workshop is part of a four-part series intended to support nonprofits participating in Fairfield County's Giving Day 2019. Attendees are welcome to sign up for individual workshops or the entire series here. A…

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