Fall 2017

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Meher Shulman,
Associate Director

Amy Studwell,
Senior Nonprofit Support Program Officer

Doug Shipman,
Senior Nonprofit Support Program Officer

Betsy Johnson,
Senior Nonprofit Support Program Associate   

Nonprofit Support Program Associate




10 Columbus Blvd., 8th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Fax: 860-249-3561 



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New Consultant Directory Has Been Launched!

An overhaul of the New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory is complete! In addition to a new design and improved search capabilities, the upgraded directory provides access to consultants serving all of New England and New York. The directory allows nonprofits to find consultants in a variety of fields, and access useful resources for hiring and managing consultants. The directory is a tool to help nonprofits searching for consultants, and is not a vetted list. Be sure to check out the resources  section which includes sample RFP guidelines, a sample consultant contract, consultant interview questions and more.
Join us for our Fall Workshops!

We are pleased to continue our popular workshops, expressly for nonprofit executive directors/CEOs and board leaders. Please share these dates with the appropriate board and staff members now, and mark your calendars. Invitations will be sent to executive directors/CEOs five to six weeks prior to each session. Join your colleagues in Greater Hartford for useful information, conversation and networking!

Working Differently in Tough Times: Leadership's Role in Considering Collaborations, Cutbacks and Reorganization
Presenters: Jane Arsenault, and Anne Yurasek, Principals, Fio Partners
For Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Members, and CFOs
Thursday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Is an Endowment the Answer to my Fundraising Challenges?
Presenters: Sandra B. Wood, Consultant; and Deborah Rothstein, VP for Development, Hartford Foundation
For Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Members, and Development Directors (we encourage you to come as a team)
Thursday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Nonprofit Lobbying: The Benefits, the Costs, and the Rules
Presenters: Nikhil Pillai, Alliance for Justice; Peter Lewandowski, Office of State Ethics; Priya Morganstern, Pro Bono Partnership
For Executive Directors, Board Members, and Policy Staff Tues, Nov 14, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Hartford Public Library and The Alliance Offer Workshops for Nonprofits

The Hartford Public Library provides free workshops for nonprofits, in partnership with the Hartford Foundation in order to better meet the needs of smaller agencies. The fall workshops include: So You've Decided to Build a Nonprofit: Now What? with Martey Rhine, on November 8, and basic board training (Board Bootcamp) on September 20 and December 6.

The Alliance also offers workshops for nonprofits: Click here to see the schedule.
You may have noticed our new and improved NSP logo. This is the first step in a series of digital upgrades that are taking place this year, including the newly launched New England Consultant Directory. We are currently working on a new NSP website that will make it easier for nonprofits and leaders to find the information they need. We hope these efforts will help us serve you even better in the future.

Take Tom Ahern's 20 Questions Donor Communications Test to See How Well You're Communicating with Your Donors

20 Questions includes answers to common donor communications questions sourced from top experts around the world, such as "How old is the average U.S. donor?" and "Does raising awareness also raise money?" Most non-professionals get the answers wrong and unwittingly undermine fundraising success.
Leaders on Board Connects Nonprofits with Individuals Interested in Serving on Boards

If you're a nonprofit searching for motivated board members, or an individual interested in serving on a nonprofit board, Leaders on Board can help.  LOB has placed over 550 individuals on the boards of over 170 nonprofits.  Click here to learn more.