Benefits for All Members

All members of CT Nonprofits can take advantage of the following benefits, regardless of their size or funding structure. Call us anytime to find out how to maximize benefits for your organization.

Cost Savings

  • The collective purchasing power of more than 500 nonprofit organizations allows your agency to receive cost savings on a range of products and services from our endorsed partners, including: 
    • Health, Auto and Home Insurance
    • Telecommunications
    • Employee Benefits
    • Group Purchasing Contracts
    • Food and Supplies
  • Exclusive connection to the Unemployment Services Trust, a cost-effective alternative to paying state unemployment taxes.
Learn more about our Endorsed Services and the combined buying power available to CT Nonprofits members.
 

Training & Education

 

Public Policy & Advocacy

CT Nonprofits works with all types of organizations. We fight for your interests at the Capitol and teach you the skills needed to be your own powerful advocate. We work on over-arching policy issues that affect all nonprofits, and we offer:
  • More than 30 years of experience advocating for our members at the state and local levels.
  • Training for our nonprofit members to advocate on their own behalf.
  • Timely alerts on funding and developments in state government.
  • An Action Center that provides select opportunities to send written correspondence to elected officials on important issues affecting our sector.
  • Guidance from CT Nonprofits, the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to nonprofits in Connecticut.
  • Advocacy on issues affecting all nonprofits in the state, including:
    • Audit thresholds for both non-stated-funded and state-funded nonprofits
    • Healthcare reform
    • Workers compensation
    • Protection of tax-exempt status
  • Membership in the National Council of Nonprofits: By joining CT Nonprofits, members automatically become members of the National Council of Nonprofits and enjoy such benefits as national policy advocacy and briefings and discounts on national trainings and webinars. Most importantly, membership in the National Council of Nonprofits ensures that a voice from Connecticut is part of the nonprofit community's collective voice at the national level.
  • Strength in numbers: together, our voice is heard!
Learn more about our Public Policy & Advocacy programs, our advocacy staff, legislative information, and resources for nonprofit mobilization efforts.
 

Publications & Communications

  • Members-only eNewsletters on the latest nonprofit issues and trends.
  • Discounts on special publications, including the Nonprofit Employee Handbook, Nonprofit Compensation Survey and Employee Benefits Survey.
 

Resources

  • CT Nonprofits website, dedicated to nonprofit information and resources, also serves as a venue to highlight and share member expertise and missions.
  • Our online Career Center provides individuals and nonprofits with the latest technology in career development. Job postings are only $30 for members!
  • Referrals to legal, financial, and nonprofit management experts who will bolster your organization’s performance.
  • Exclusive access to resource materials focusing on best management practices.
  • Evaluation and selection of the best available practice tools and templates.
  • Access to an experienced staff who seek to help you and your organization in any way that we can.
 

Networking

  • Share experiences, challenges and ideas among colleagues, and cultivate communication and cooperation among nonprofits.
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships to help achieve your desired outcomes.
  • An exclusive LinkedIn group to help our members share knowledge and resources.
 

Publicity

  • CT Nonprofits works daily to promote the good works of our members, highlighting to policy makers and the public the critical role that nonprofits serve in the community.
  • We reach state-elected leaders and members of the community through legislative testimony, our website, and our publications, including the Nonprofit Advantage, which reaches more than 4,000 readers in Connecticut.
  • We are also happy to help our members promote their special events and celebrate their accomplishments! Here are a few things we can do to help you spread the word: