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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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August 2020

Virtual Immigration Convening

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a virtual convening bringing together nonprofits and leaders of the immigrant community to strategize the best ways to support Fairfield County’s immigrants and their families. Registration for this event has been closed. For questions, please email LGuzman@FCCFoundation.org. AGENDA: Welcome Remarks 10:00 – 10:20AM Keynote Speaker: Theresa Cardinal Brown, Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center 10:20 – 10:35AM Brown will discuss “how we got here” with regard to immigrants in the United States. She'll cover challenges…

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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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October 2020

US Day 2020

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mill River Park, 1010 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901 United States
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Join the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) as we present our annual US Day, Uniting Stamford for a Stronger Community, featuring the MarcUS for Change 5K, Stamford STEMFest, and the Mayor's Multicultural International Dance Festival. Free family fun all day including a Kids Zone, Food Trucks, Free Carousel Rides, Crafts, Face Painting, and more!

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Best Practices in Strategic Partnerships

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many nonprofit organizations are increasingly engaging in strategic partnerships to help provide higher-quality programs and services, leverage funding, broaden or strengthen impact, and improve administrative efficiency. Whatever the reason for a strategic partnership, nonprofit organizations should: 1) understand how to identify potential partners; 2) determine what type of partnership is most appropriate; 3) understand how to create equity and foster authenticity throughout the process while conducting an internal power analysis and intentional power balancing. This webinar will examine the recently…

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