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

Guided Meditation »

05.06.2020

May 12 and 26 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. With Shefau of Zen Zilla Yoga and Wellness.

Colleague Roundtables »

05.06.2020

May 11 through May 28. Join fellow Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Development or Program Supervisors to share experiences and compare challenges at a virtual roundtable, for an online facilitated conversation.

Consultant Support Program for Nonprofits »

05.03.2020

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.

Stressed to the Max? 15 Minutes, Just for YOU! - WEBINAR »

05.03.2020

Bi-weekly on Tuesdays through May 19, 2020: Tips on how to re-tune yourself even when you have 20 things you must do right this minute

Powering Through COVID-19 (RECORDED) »

05.03.2020

Nonprofits are being stretched and challenged in ways they have never encountered. Learn about resources on how to survive and eventually emerge stronger than ever.

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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 »

11.20.2019

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

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Developing Outcome Measures »

12.30.2019

Learn valuable tools for framing your thoughts on any grant application.

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising »

12.29.2019

March 27, 2020: Presenter Chuck Loring presents a popular day-long workshop that takes a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations and culture.

Grant Opportunities from The Community Foundation »

11.20.2019

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

Which Fundraising Tools Are Right for You? »

07.09.2019

Examine fundraising tools that can take your efforts to the next level.

Grant Reporting (RECORDED) »

07.09.2019

Learn how to create the best data-filled report and tell your mission-driven story.

Creating a Fundraising Plan »

07.09.2019

What blend of individual, major, corporate and foundation gifts are right for you? Explore strategies for creating a realistic but aspirational fund development plan.

Major Gifts for Nonprofits »

07.09.2019

Learn about The Major Gift Process — how to identify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward major gift donors.

Planned Giving for Nonprofits »

07.09.2019

Learn how to work with donors to direct gifts where they will have maximum impact for the donor and for the organization – annual, capital or endowment.

Grant Writing 201 »

05.08.2019

An in-depth look at the planning and evaluation terminology used in grant writing and reporting.

Outcomes, Measures and Logic Model »

02.08.2019

Outcomes, Measures and Logic Model workshop (strongly encouraged for all project grant applicants).

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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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