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Workshops, Webinars and Events for Nonprofits

Our training forums, workshops and other learning opportunities are 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. 

Upcoming Capacity Building Workshops

Board Chair Roundtable

Wednesday, June 27 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at The Community Foundation, 70 Audubon St. A brief presentation by Rosaida Morales Rosario is followed by an open discussion over breakfast. Read More »

Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon St, New Haven. An introductory workshop for professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. 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. 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.  

Greater New Haven VOTE 2018 Training

Want to drive up voter participation in Greater New Haven? Be a part of GNH Vote-2018. Voter engagement training for community volunteers and nonprofit organziations. Read More »

Cyber Security Panel

Designed for small and medium nonprofit organizations, this session will highlight the latest trends, risks and how to protect your computer systems. Read More »

Designing Your Strategic Alliance

Thursday April 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Note date change). 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 »

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 »

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 »

Nuts & Bolts

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

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Jackie Downing

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


The Great(est) Give: Over $1.7 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

The Great Give ® 2018 far surpasses previous years, raising over $1.7 million for local nonprofits spanning Greater New Haven and the Valley. Read More »

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 »


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New Haven, CT 06510



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