Spring 2018

Contact Us

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 



We encourage you to use our services and resources.
We're here to help.
Join us for our Spring 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 five to six weeks prior to each session. Join your colleagues in Greater Hartford for useful information, conversation and networking!

Presenter: Melanie Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
For Executive Directors/CEOs, Senior Staff and Board Members
Tuesday, March 13 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Presenters: Sandra B. Wood, Consultant; and Deborah Rothstein, VP for Development, Hartford Foundation
For Executive Directors/CEOs, Fundraising Staff and Board Members
Thursday, May 3 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Presenter: Lindsay Bealko, Toolkit Consulting
For Executive Directors/CEOs and Senior Staff
Friday, June 1 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Spring Special Event!

Presenters, Simone Joyaux and Tom Ahern
For Executive Directors/CEOs, Fundraising Staff and Board Members
Thursday, April 5 - 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Hartford Public Library and The Alliance Offer Workshops for Nonprofits 

Some of the Hartford Public Library's free workshops are offered in partnership with the Hartford Foundation in order to better meet the needs of smaller agencies.
  • So You've Decided to Build a Nonprofit: Now What? covers the basics of building a nonprofit - April 11 and June 6
  • Board Member Boot Camp covers the basic roles and responsibilities of board members - March 21 and May 30
  • Small Agency Info Fair - drop in and meet with a variety of nonprofit support organizations to discuss your organization's needs and issues - May 16
The Alliance  also offers workshops for nonprofits: Click here to see the schedule
Did You Know that NSP:

  • Provides lines of credit to help with cash flow challenges, and loans to purchase equipment or make leasehold improvements through the Nonprofit Loan Fund? Contact Amy Studwell at astudwell@hfpg.org, (860) 548-1888 x1040 to learn more.
  • Brings key board and staff together to develop a common understanding of organizational issues and priorities for future action through Organizational Assessments? Contact Doug Shipman at dshipman@hfpg.org, (860) 548-1888 x1005 to learn more.
  • Helps your board to successfully transition to a new CEO? Our Executive Transition Grants allow you to hire a skilled Transition Consultant, and an Interim CEO if needed:
    Contact Meher Shulman at mshulman@hfpg.org, (860) 548-1888 x1047 to learn more.
New and Improved Consultant Directory Can Help Your Nonprofit Find Consultants

The upgraded  New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory  can help you 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.

Free Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report Available to Nonprofits
How much are nonprofits paying their workforce? The  Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce  compensation and benefits report can help CEOs determine compensation for their staff, and can help boards determine compensation for their CEOs.     Search the free database of over 171 nonprofit jobs held by more than 35,000 individuals.

Hartford Foundation Listening Tour
Coming to Your Town 

Come participate with Hartford Foundation President Jay Williams and members of your town in a discussion about how we can be truly "greater together"
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 500 individuals on the boards of over 130 nonprofits.  Click here to learn more. 
Take Part in the Nonprofit Finance Fund's State of the Sector Survey!

Please join in this important survey, which provides insight into the financial and programmatic health and challenges facing the nonprofit sector and the people we serve.  NFF aggregates the data by geographic region, sub-sector, organization size, and other factors.  Take the survey today!  
Read Nonprofit Quarterly's Nonprofit Trends of 2017 and Predictions for 2018 
Take Part in Survey of Nonprofit Investment Policies and Performance!

The annual Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI) is a peer benchmarking survey of nonprofit investment policies, fees, and performance.  The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, the results are free to participants, and all information submitted will be kept strictly confidential.  Click  here t o take the survey.  View prior year highlights.