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Deb Heinrich is facing dual challenges as the recently appointed nonprofits liaison to Gov. Dannel Malloy, a new position in the governor’s cabinet. On one hand, she is looking to save dollars for a state confronted with a projected $3.7 billion deficit; on the other, she’s tasked with bolstering the health and efficiency of a nonprofit sector burdened by stagnant funding and increased demand for services.
Addressing both problems, Heinrich contends, will require changing the relationship between state government and non-profit organizations, leveraging private philanthropy, and supporting services models that are proven effective and efficient — two qualities not typically associated with state government.