Winter 2017-18

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  


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Did You Know that NSP: 
  • Helps nonprofits to explore organizational alliances and mergers? Our Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs)  may be used for this purpose. Contact Meher Shulman at, (860) 548-1888 x1047 to learn more.
  • 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, (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 AssessmentsContact Doug Shipman at, (860) 548-1888 x1005 to learn more.
Emerging Leaders Program Accepting Applications through December 1

NSP helps sponsor The Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR), which develops emerging leaders
i n the nonprofit sector. The program is entering its 10th year, and has supported more than 150 rising leaders to grow their leadership skills and networks. The program consists of: 1) A learning cohort of peer leaders, 2) Leadership coaching sessions, 3) Planning and executing a project, 4) An expanded professional network.  

Visit to learn more and to apply.

If you have questions about the program, please do not contact NSP, but contact LDR directly at .
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.
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 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.

Come to the Hartford Public Library's Board Member Boot Camp and Learn Your  Basic Responsibilities as a Board Member

Newly appointed nonprofit board members or board members that have never received formal training will learn about the 10 basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards, the duties of individual board members, the relationship between board and staff, and common issues facing nonprofit boards.

This session is offered by the Hartford Public Library in partnership with the Hartford Foundation, on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

You must email Daniel Alexandre, to register to attend.

Pro Bono Partnership Can Provide Free Legal Services to Your Nonprofit

If you are considering: updating your by-laws, revising your employee handbook, moving to a new space, or merging or collaborating with another organization, PBP may be able to help.  PBP provides free non-litigation legal services to nonprofits in areas such as corporate structure and governance, regulatory compliance, contracts, employment and environmental law, fundraising, intellectual property, lobbying, mergers, bankruptcy and dissolution, and real estate.
To learn more, visit or contact Priya Morganstern, Director of PBP's Hartford Program at (860) 541-4950 or