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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Working Together to Build a Stronger Community
The following workshops are 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.

Build Your Skills

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

In the first of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements funders may look for when evaluating grant success and impact, including how to effectively communicate to funders and donors, the basic elements of a compelling story and tips on getting better photos to illustrate mission and impact.
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Disaster Preparedness with The American Red Cross
Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
The Red Cross, through its Ready Rating program, trains organizations to become better prepared to respond to and successfully withstand a disaster and other emergencies. Learn how to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment, develop an emergency response plan and more. Prepared organizations minimize disruption, enhance productivity and gain trust from employees and their community.
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Chuck Loring

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
With
 Chuck Loring, MBA, CRFE
It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Designed for board-staff teams, this practical session addresses the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development.
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Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

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.
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Developer Director Roundtable
Thursday, October 4, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Sit down with other Development Directors to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include new trends, data management, tax law implications, Board/ED involvement, planned giving and more.
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Visual Storytelling

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part II: Video and Infographics
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
In the second of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements of what makes a compelling story and how to use videos and infographics to illustrate mission and impact.
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Understanding Nonprofit Finances 101
Thursday, October 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
With Amber Tucker, CPA, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
Learn the basics of how to understand budgets, profit and loss statements and the fundamentals of cash flow. For Board and staff members with limited experience with nonprofit financial statements.
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Program Staff Roundtable
Thursday, November 1, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Sit down with other Program staff to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include supervising staff, working with your supervisor, client-staff boundaries. understanding budgets and more.
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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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JPMorgan Chase Fuels Economic Development in Philly, Milwaukee

LISC-led coalitions in Milwaukee and Philadelphia are among the four winners of this year’s JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods competition. In each city, local partners are pooling their expertise and resources to drive major community-focused economic development plans that revitalize commercial corridors, spur small businesses, create jobs and raise standards of living for residents.

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Soccer fans have been cheering LISC's $30 million collaboration with Lionsraw and American Outlaws to fuel soccer facilities and youth programming in underserved communities. But the effort to invest in 26 fields by the 2026 World Cup is about much more than scoring goals; the program is set to empower 1 million kids and improve the health of their communities as well. Fast Company takes an in-depth look.

Hispanic Heritage Is Integral to the American Experiment—and American Potential

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones marks the close of Hispanic Heritage Month reflecting on the extraordinary talent and assets Latino Americans inject into our communities, and how our partnerships work to harness those assets for the benefit of all.

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