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Workshops, Webinars and Events for Nonprofits

We offer a variety of training forums, workshops and other learning opportunities for organizations serving 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.

We welcome your ideas for new speakers and workshop topics. Email suggestions to Nonprofit Relations Manager Stephanie Chung. 

The Great Give® 2018 Registration and Information

Click on the image above to register your organization for The Great Give® 2018! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 13, 2018.

The Great Give® 2018 Workshops

Successful Strategies for The Great Give® - Tuesday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Panel discussion on best pratices with past participants. Locations in Hamden and Shelton. Learn more and register.  

Final Steps for Marketing for The Great Give® - Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The Community Foundation. Final Steps to Success Webinar (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.); 2) one-on-one consultations on perfecting your Great Give® profile; 3) and a Workshop (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.) with GiveGab experts on promoting your message. Learn more and register. 

Upcoming Capacity Building Workshops

Finding Data for Grants

Tuesday, March 20 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. East Haven Hagaman Memorial Library. Learn how and where to find relevant data for grant applications from local data experts at DataHaven. Read More »

Designing Your Strategic Alliance

Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Graustein Memorial Fund. Presenters Jessica Cavagnero, SeaChange Capital Partners and Anne Yurasek, Fio Partners review best practices for early-stage strategic alliances and explore the associated costs and funding opportunities. Read More »

Employers’ Primer on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment

Thursday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Shubert Theater 247 College Street, New Haven. For CEOs, HR professionals and Board members responsible for creating policy and procedure and protocol. Read More »

Voter Engagement for Nonprofits

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Save the Date 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Help your community and staff register and vote. Learn tips and best practices for nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, candidate engagement and getting out the vote. Read More »

Cyber Security Panel

Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Location TBD. Designed for small and medium nonprofit organizations, this session will highlight the latest trends, risks and how to protect your computer systems. Read More »

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

Thursday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Woodbridge Presenter Chuck Loring returns for this popular day-long workshop that takes a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations and culture. Registration opens June, 1. 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.  

Grantseeker Webinar 2018 (Recorded)

This webinar reviews the responsive grant opportunities offered by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. Read More »

Sharing Your Success

This workshop examines best practices for measuring programs and sharing successes. Read More »

Grant Writing 201

An in-depth look at the planning and evaluation terminology used in grant writing and reporting Read More »

Strategic Financial Planning for Nonprofits

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 »

Grant Writing 101

An introductory workshop for professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. Read More »

Intro to Bequests

Learn how to develop of a bequest strategy and about the best practices for marketing, recognizing and stewarding bequests. The session is designed for professional and volunteer fundraisers with little to moderate experience. 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 »

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

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

Nuts & Bolts

An introduction to the grant processes at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. 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 »

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


The Great Give is On: May 1-2, 2018

The 36-hour online fundraising event unites donors with nonprofits serving Greater New Haven in a fun and engaging way. Read More »

Competitive Grant Processes is Open

The Foundation offers several competitive grant programs to local nonprofits. Apply now! Read More »

Final Steps for Marketing The Great Give

Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Steps to Success webinar; one-on-one consultations on perfecting your Great Give ® profile; plus a workshop on promoting your message. Read More »


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