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October 2017

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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Giving Day: Put the Crowd in Your Crowdfunding Campaign

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fairfield County's Giving Day will be back on March 1, 2018! Get the scoop on important updates and learn key strategies to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. This webinar will be recorded and posted to FCGives.org. Presented by Fairfield County's Community Foundation and Kimbia, Inc. Part 1 of the Giving Day Training Series. Click here to register.

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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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Giving Day: Unlock the Power of Visual Storytelling

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Stories compel us to learn, remember, and act - all of the things needed to build support for your nonprofit. This workshop is about telling actionable stories - stories that lead prospective donors, volunteers, and advocates to positive decisions. Learn specific steps you can take to create stories for your Giving Day campaign and beyond, including: How stories can lead to an actionable moments (hint: more donations for your cause!) Why empathy is essential to storytelling Three types of stories…

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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

Giving Day Bootcamp

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Giving Day: Intelligent Marketing and Branding

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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Maintaining and growing your brand's identity is crucial for every nonprofit, especially in uncertain times. Learn important tips to stand out from the crowd, including: Efficient and cost-effective uses of mailings Creative ways to cultivate and maintain donors Part 3 of the Giving Day Training Series. Presented by David Stowe, Dot Generation of Connecticut. Click here to register.

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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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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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