Workshops & Events

NOTICE: Until further notice, all workshops and trainings will take place online (not in person). Please visit www.cfgnh.org/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information The Foundation's plans during COVID-19.

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 Chairs Roundtable »

06.04.2020

Aug. 26, 2020: Join other seated and rising Board Chairs to share experiences and compare challenges

Consultant Support Program for Nonprofits »

05.03.2020

(Ongoing) From time to time, a nonprofit Executive Director, senior administrative staff member or Board member needs a thought partner or coach to work through a challenge or explore an opportunity.

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.

Grant Opportunities from The Community Foundation (RECORDED) »

11.20.2019

The Grantseeker Information Webinar provides an overview of The Community Foundation's 2020 grant processes. Listen now.

Nuts & Bolts of TCF and VCF Grant Applications (RECORDED) »

01.11.2019

On overview of the 2020 grant processes at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. Recorded on Jan. 15, 2020.

Virtually Hug Your Donors and Keep Them Close (RECORDED) »

06.15.2020

Examine the principles of donor stewardship, from first-time donors to legacy gifts

A New Age for Raising Money (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

With event fundraising off the table for the foreseeable future, learn about essential elements to help you raise money now and going forward.

Special Financial Planning Opportunities With a Focus on Charitable Planning (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Review strategies to help take advantage of special one-time opportunities, including conversation strategies that are most effective in communicating with donors at times like this.

Legal Considerations for Re-Opening Nonprofits to Employees and the Public (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

A review of important issues nonprofits may face when re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic

Creating Your Emergency Succession Plans (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Get all the tools you need to independently craft emergency succession plans

Online Tools and Tips for Successful Virtual Events and Productive Meetings (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Explore best practices of virtual meeting and event platforms and decide what’s right for you

Please GRANT Our Wish! (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

How to search for grants in these crazy times

Executive Directors Roundtable »

06.03.2020

Share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation

Guided Meditation »

05.06.2020

With Shefau of Zen Zilla Yoga and Wellness - May 12 and May 26, 2020

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The workshop's facilitator gave us that clearer path that we were seeking and the confidence to pursue larger, heretofore unthinkable, goals. Listening to the success stories of other organizations provided a plethora of ideas on what we might do in our organization.

Participating Executive Director

I am new to the Board and fundraising world. This has been fantastic!

Board Member / Shoreline Arts Alliance

This was the best workshop I have been to, and I have been to numerous. Thank you.

Erin Dilllner / Executive Director, Shoreline Arts Alliance

Very informative – a great orientation for me as a new Board Chair

Kate Copeland / Board Chair, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Connecticut

Very interesting – much has been learned!

David Hunter / Executive Director, Mary Wade Community

It was well constructed, beautifully presented and offered practical action items.

Elaine Carroll / Executive Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra

This is an informative and comprehensive overview to grant writing basics. Lots of common sense info but also I appreciated specific info on current trends in grant writing.

Participant at New Haven Free Public Library

The Workshop provided some very good materials along with the expert advice of the presenters. Also hearing from my colleagues is also a learning experience.

Participating Executive Director

The workshop's facilitator gave us that clearer path that we were seeking and the confidence to pursue larger, heretofore unthinkable, goals. Listening to the success stories of other organizations provided a plethora of ideas on what we might do in our organization.

Participating Executive Director

I am new to the Board and fundraising world. This has been fantastic!

Board Member / Shoreline Arts Alliance

This was the best workshop I have been to, and I have been to numerous. Thank you.

Erin Dilllner / Executive Director, Shoreline Arts Alliance

Very informative – a great orientation for me as a new Board Chair

Kate Copeland / Board Chair, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Connecticut

Very interesting – much has been learned!

David Hunter / Executive Director, Mary Wade Community

It was well constructed, beautifully presented and offered practical action items.

Elaine Carroll / Executive Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra

This is an informative and comprehensive overview to grant writing basics. Lots of common sense info but also I appreciated specific info on current trends in grant writing.

Participant at New Haven Free Public Library

The Workshop provided some very good materials along with the expert advice of the presenters. Also hearing from my colleagues is also a learning experience.

Participating Executive Director

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Jackie Downing

Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness

203-777-7072

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