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July 2017

Lunch and Learn Series: Maximizing Philanthropic Impact Through Planned Giving

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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Now, more than ever, donors are looking for ways to maximize their philanthropic impact when giving to charity.  Attorney Jennifer Pagnillo of Day Pitney 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 to expect if you are receiving bequests Maximizing…

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September 2017

Essential Business Skills Series: A Guide To Delivering Professional Presentations

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825 United States
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$35

Get comfortable making presentations! Whether it is an internal meeting or external meeting with a new donor, learning to communicate effectively is a key skill for any employee. This workshop will help you be more confident and prepared in delivering any type of presentation. This workshop will cover: The do’s and don’ts of presentations How to use research and analysis to strengthen presentations Effective body language, style and voice The mechanics of a good presentation About the presenter: Sean Heffron is…

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Board Chair Essentials

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$45

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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October 2017

Advanced Supervision: Strengthening Middle Manager Skills

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$65

As ambiguity in the nonprofit sector can lead to anxiety and challenges dynamics in the field, it is critical that supervisors continue to grow and strengthen their own skills to ensure their staff and organizations can thrive - even in challenging times. This course will explore the following topics: building effective teams, giving and receiving feedback, project management, and using data to inform decision-making. Attendees should have completed basic supervisor training previously and is intended for those with at least…

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Essential Business Skills Series: Effective Project Management

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825 United States
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$35

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to manage projects more effectively! This workshop is geared to any staff member who is a part of a project team or responsible for leading a project within their organization. Attendees will learn the basic concepts associated with project management and the five key processes for effective project management. Attendees will also leave equipped with project management tools and templates to use at their organizations. About the presenter: Dawn Ciambriello, MBA is the Director, Managed Markets Marketing at Boehringer…

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Lunch and Learn Series: Finding Data for Grants

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 "Finding Data for Grants" with Mark Abraham, Executive Director of DataHaven. Click here to register. Due to limited seating, we request one representative per organization only.

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November 2017

The Right Time to Rightsize?

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$45

With the ongoing challenges associated with government budgets and public spending policies at the federal through local levels, many nonprofit organizations are seeing reductions in revenue and delays in payment associated with government funding. Given the limited leverage organizations have over that particular revenue stream - as well as, in many cases, limited funding from other sources - nonprofits affected by this may need to think seriously about changing or reducing their mix or levels of program services. This half-day…

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Essential Business Skills Series: Building Basic Finance Skills

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825 United States
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$35

You don’t need to be a finance wiz to get comfortable with numbers! This workshop will take the mystery out of financial terms, nonprofit budgets and financial statements. In this interactive session, we’ll walk you through the nonprofit budget process. You’ll learn how to build a basic budget and comprehend key financial terms that all nonprofit staff should understand. We will also provide an overview of financial statements and demonstrate how to use key financial ratios to assess an organization’s…

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December 2017

Greater Norwalk Nonprofit Legislative Forum

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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$15

The annual Greater Norwalk Nonprofit Legislative Forum is an opportunity for Norwalk-area nonprofits to directly connect with their state legislators on issues affecting our region. Click here to register.

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Greater Stamford Nonprofit Legislative Forum

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UCONN Stamford, 1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901 United States
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$15

Held in partnership with the University of Connecticut Stamford Campus, the annual Greater Stamford Nonprofit Legislative Forum is an opportunity for Stamford-area nonprofits to directly connect with their state legislators. Click here to register.

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