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Workshops & Events

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven offers a variety of training forums, workshops and other learning opportunities for organizations in Greater New Haven and the Valley. Sessions are designed to strengthen the leadership, management and adaptive capacities of nonprofits large and small, from those who are just starting out to longstanding organizations. Some workshops are followed by one-on-one consultations with experts in the field.

The development of workshops is an ongoing effort that relies on input from non-profit leaders to ensure that the offerings are responsive to the needs of Board and staff members serving our community.   We are always seeking ideas for new speakers and workshop topics. Email suggestions to Nonprofit Relations Manager Stephanie Chung. 

Upcoming Workshops, Webinars and Events

Grant Writing 201: June 20

9-11:30 a.m. Greek Olive, New Haven. An in-depth look at the planning and evaluation terminology used in grant writing and reporting. Led by Jackie Downing. Read More »

Introduction to Bequests: Sept. 27

4:45-7:15 p.m. Greek Olive, New Haven. Presenter Dotty Weston-Murphy takes attendees through the development of a bequest strategy and best practices for marketing, recognizing and stewarding bequests. The session is designed for professional and volunteer fundraisers with little to moderate experience. Dinner provided. Read More »

Strategic Financial Planning for Nonprofits: Oct. 17

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Graustein Memorial Fund, Hamden. Presenter Gretchen Upholt of Financial Management Associates will guide participants with intermediate and advanced financial management skills through a budget process that facilitates programmatic, strategic, and fiscal discussions among an organization's leadership team. Breakfast and lunch provided. Read More »

Past Workshops and Recorded Sessions

Technical assistance training sessions and workshops run throughout the year. Check back for when the workshops listed below return to the schedule.  

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

This popular day-long workshop takes a close look at Board recruitment, structure, operations & culture. Presenter: Chuck Loring Read More »

Donor Data Management Systems

Organizations launching a development program and those that would like to manage and use donor data more effectively will benefit from this session. Read More »

Grant Writing 101

An introductory workshop for professional and volunteer grant writers. Read More »

Nuts & Bolts

Introducing grantseekers to the application process for project, operating or capacity building grants from The Foundation. Read More »

Finding Data for Grants

Learn how and where to find relevant data for grant applications from local data experts at DataHaven. Read More »

Grantseeker Webinar (Recorded)

A recording of the information session detailing how to apply for funding from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Valley Community Foundation Read More »

Engaging Donors (Recorded)

A recorded podcast on engaging donors leading up to and following The Great Give® and other fundraising campaigns. Read More »

Other Training Providers:

Funds Available for Training Workshops:

TD BankTD Charitable Foundation Non-Profit Training Resource Fund will award up to $1000 per organization to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance job performance.

Help us make our Resource Center better 

Your suggestions on topics to be covered, additional resources and new information are important to us. Please use this link to give us your ideas.

How can we help?

Jackie Downing

Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness 203-777-7072 Email Jackie


Social Media Rules of Engagement

We encourage public interaction and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts and expect respectful dialog from the community. Read More »

Local Nonprofits Inspire a Giving Spirit

Months of preparation and hard work paid off for Greater New Haven nonprofits last week during The Great Give ® 2017. Read More »

Engaging Donors (Recorded)

A recorded podcast on engaging donors leading up to and following The Great Give® and other fundraising campaigns. Read More »


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