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 email Stephanie Chung or call her at 203-777-7077.

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.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part I: Reporting, Narratives and Photos

Wednesday, September 12
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
70 Audubon St, New Haven

This workshop is the first in a two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling. Explore the elements funders may look for when evaluating grant success and impact; how to effectively communicate to funders and donors; the basic elements of a compelling story; and tips on getting better photos to illustrate your mission and impact. 

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Disaster Preparedness Workshop with The American Red Cross 

Thursday, September 13

 

9:00 a.m.- 12 noon  
Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden 

The Red Cross, through its Ready Rating program, provides organizations with the training and tools to become better prepared to respond to and successfully withstand a disaster and other emergencies.  Topics include how to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment, developing an emergency response plan, and helping employees become better prepared.  

Prepared organizations minimize disruption, enhance employee productivity and gain trust from employees and their community.

Free to attend; registration required.


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Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

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

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.

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Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 26
9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. 
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
70 Audubon St, New Haven

For professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. Examine the standard elements included in many grant applications. Learn tips and techniques for writing compelling narratives and presenting necessary financial information. 

With Jackie Downing, The Community Foundation's Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness

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October 2018

Development Director Roundtable

Thursday, October 4, 9-11am. Check-in begins at 8:30am. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven. 

A facilitated conversation for development directors.

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Telling Your Story to Funders, Part II: Videos and Infographics

Wednesday, October 24
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden

With presenters Rev. Kevin Ewing of Baobab Tree Studios and staff from The Community Foundation, this workshop is the second in a two-part series on the basics of visual storytelling. Explore how to select and use videos and infographics to tell compelling stories that illustrate your mission and impact. 

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Nonprofit Finances 101

Thursday, October 25, 9-11am.  Check-in begins at 8:30am.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.

Learn the basic of how to read, understand and use budgets, profits and loss statements, and the fundamentals of cash flow. 

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November 2018

Program Staff Roundtable

Thursday, November 1. 9-11am. Check-in begins at 8:30am. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.

Nonprofit program staff share successes and challenges in a facilitated discussion.

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*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
VDiGangi@valleyfoundation.org

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