State-funded members receive additional benefits toward Advocacy:
- Nonprofit sector groups that meet monthly to focus on Children & Youth, Community Justice, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse.
- 3 registered lobbyists on CT Nonprofits’ staff, plus contracted lobbyists and support from additional staff.
- A history of effective relationships with elected leaders and their staff.
- Critical analysis and communications on state budget and legislative issues specific to nonprofits.
- A proven track record of legislative success.
Direct access to critical stakeholders is one of the many values of your CT Nonprofits membership. These ongoing, essential stakeholder relationships play a key role in the ability of our members to provide the services necessary to achieve their missions. We have developed and carefully nurtured powerful relationships with all branches of state government, including each State Department with which our state-funded members contract for a variety of services.
In addition to our role within these critical relationships, CT Nonprofits provides unique access for our members to interface directly with these stakeholders. This occurs on an ongoing basis through in-district meetings with elected officials, our Annual Legislative Reception, CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol, and within the monthly division meetings of our state-funded member organizations.
CT Nonprofits also taps into the populations served by our members. We provide tools to assist with their efforts to advocate on their own behalf when possible, and foster an in-depth understanding of the issues at hand related to each particular population.