Capacity Building Workshops

As part of an ongoing commitment to help strengthen the capacity of nonprofits, the Valley Community Foundation, through its partner in philanthropy, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, offers a series of training sessions to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Topics and dates vary. 

Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Chung at 203-777-7077 or email

Grantseeker Webinar 2018 (Recorded)

This webinar reviews the responsive grant opportunities offered by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. View the recorded webinar and slideshow presentation from February 2.

The Great Give® Workshops

Successful Strategies for The Great Give® - Tuesday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 27. Panel discussion on best pratices with past participants. Locations in Hamden and Shelton. Learn more and register.

Final Steps for Marketing for The Great Give® - Wednesday, April 4, The Community Foundation. One hour webinar (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.) followed by one-on-one help with your marketing plan, perfecting your Great Give®  profile and finalizing your message. Learn more and register. 


Finding Data for Grants - Mar. 20 

(Note date has been changed from March 8 to March 20).

DataHaven Executive Director Mark Abraham teaches how and where to find relevant data for grant applications. The DataHaven website is home to published documents, maps, neighborhood and Connecticut town profiles, and special reports about the wellbeing of our communities. This workshop is open to nonprofits providing services in the 20-town region of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, including the five towns served by its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Thursday, March 20, 2018
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
East Haven Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512


Employers’ Primer on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment - Mar. 22

For CEOs, HR professionals and Board members responsible for creating policy and procedure and protocol. 

Thursday, March 22 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Shubert Theater 247 College Street, New Haven. 



Cyber Security Panel

The Latest Trends, Risks, and How to Protect Your Systems.
Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Location TBD.



Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

Chuck Loring returns for this popular day-long workshop that takes a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations and culture. Registration opens June, 1.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge

*Workshops are produced by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for nonprofits providing services its 20-town region, including the five towns served by the Valley Community Foundation. 

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How can we help?

Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Program Officer 203-751-9162


253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418


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