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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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April 2018

Data Skills Series

April 18, 2018 @ 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, 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 “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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