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Community Relations Approach to Grant Writing, Gina Marcantonio, Nonprofit Development Consultant
Raise More Money by Using Social Media, Christine Covino, New Era
Finding the Path to Donor Nirvana, Tom Ahern
Contemporary Philanthropy Sarah Lange, New Era
Charitable Gaming and Your Nonprofit Ed Spinella, Reid & Riege
How to Turn It Up a Notch When Planning Your Fundraising Gala Julie Buckley, Magenta
Rules of the Road: Fundraising in Tough Times. John H. Motley JD, MotleyBeup; and Elvin D. Turner, JD MBA
Yes, She is a Philanthropist Too! Abbie J von Schlegell, CFRE and Heather Dinneen
Corporate Social Responsibility. Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa
Philanthropic Giving & Volunteerism in Connecticut. Ron Cretaro
Travelers Championship Philanthropy Day Brings Funders and Nonprofits Together Nora Duncan, Executive Director, The ARC of CT
Moving Forward: Dealing with Reduced Funding. Denis Geary,Jewish Association for Community Living; Richard Knoll, TEAM Inc.; Karen Brown, MPA, Fairfield County Community Foundation; Sarah Lange, New Era for Nonprofits.
From the Nonprofit Board Chair Seat (Mar. 14), Mike Burns
Strategic Planning: A Step-by-Step Process, Anne Yurasek, Fio Partners
Succession Planning, Aaron Hurst, Taproot Foundation
Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member from a CPA's Perspective Darin Offerdahl, Michaud and Accavallo, LLC
Nonprofit Crises: An Assessment Process to Help Restore an Organization's Footing Mike Burns, BWB Solutions
Digging Into the Merger Myths Baggage Tom McLaughlin, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Collaboration: Getting the Ball Rolling Jane Arsenault, Ann Yurasek; Fio Partners
Management versus Mission. Jan Masaoka, Blue Avocado
The Role of Strategic Planning and Governance in Creating a Shared Vision. Rebecca Bryan, Bay Path College; Deanne Shapiro, Life Skills Associates; Mike Burns, BWB Solutions.
Email Voting. Leah Cohen Chatinover, Stanger & Arnold, LLP
Donors Increasingly Rely on “Watchdog” Organizations When Allocating Resources. Courtesy of J.H. Cohn
Don't Do Press Conferences, Rick Schwartz
A Closer Look at Technology Staffing Levels, Annliese Hoehling, NTEN
Getting the Board on Board when Changing Your Brand, Sarah Durham, Big Duck
Public Relations: Cost Effective & Results Driven Peter Roche, Danosky & Associates
How People Read Websites and Why They Don't Phil Schlager
Measuring Your Impact with Social Media Jenn Whinnem, CT Health Foundation
10 Ways of Expressing Your Nonprofit’s Brand. Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Tying Your Website to a Branding and Funding Strategy. Ira W. Yellen, First Experience Communications. Contributions by David Kluskiewicz and Alison Karam, APR.
Who Do You Think You Are? The Role of Vision in Nonprofit Marketing and Communications (Part 1 of 3). Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Assessing your Brand and Marketing Communications (Part 2 of 3). Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Increase your Visibility with a Marketing Communications Plan (Part 3 of 3). Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Measuring Your Marketing. Howard Levy, Red Rooster Group
Cloud Computing. Bill Abram, Pragmatix
Privacy Liability for Nonprofits - How well are we protecting our client's data? Jennifer Mc-Ewen Glover, Beardsley, Brown and Bassett.
Policy / Advocacy
Who Has the Time? And Other Questions on Nonprofit Advocacy, David L. Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits
The 2014 Midterm & Your Nonprofit: Making it Count, Sophie Lehman, Nonprofit VOTE
National Council Leader Calls Nonprofits to Action, Jeff Shaw, CT Nonprofits
Partners in Progress: CT Nonprofits Leading the Way, Tim Delaney, National Council of Nonprofits
Vote 2012: The Nonprofit Difference Sophie Lehman, Nonprofit VOTE
PILOTS: Confrontation or Collaboration? David Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits
2012 Legislative Session Comes to a Close - But there is Still Work to Do Liza Andrews, MSW, Public Policy DIrector
Advocacy in Action: Latino Advocacy Day. Yvette Bello, Latino Community Services
Advocacy in Action: The Mission of a Developmental Disabilities Provider. Terry Macy, Ph.D, SARAH Tuxis Residential Services
Advocacy in Action: Vision of an HIV/AIDS Activist. Shawn M. Lang. CT AIDS Resource Coalition.
Advocacy in Action: Nonprofits across Connecticut are making their voices heard! Liza Andrews, MSW, Public Policy Director
Community Investment Act: Investment in Connecticut communities gives exponential returns
Cuts Alone Won't Cut It Liza Andrews, MSW, Public Policy Director
What Messaging & Channels Influence Congress? Allyson Kapin
Employee Engagement on a Budget, Adam Cobb, eAppraisal
Master Your Conflict Style and Get Some Sleep, Jane Zirlis, KardasLarson, LLC
Barriers to Performance, Jane Zirlis, KardasLarson, LLC
Before You Go: The Exit Interview. David Lewis, OperationsInc
Analyzing the Organization's Culture. Carol L. Kardas, SPHR, CCP, KardasLarson, LLC, Human Resource Solutions
Developing Your Interview Style: Hiring Smart. Carol L. Kardas, SPHR, CCP
Workplace Communication. David A. O’Brien
Does your nonprofit employee handbook reflect the policies you actually follow? Karen Maciorowski, MBA, CAE, CT Nonprofits
Finance / Operations
Is Your Organization Audit Ready?, Robert Cappelucci, Premier Accounting Group
How Nonprofits Difer from For-Profits when it Comes to Financial Statements, Dawn Bryant, Viola, Chrabascz, Reynolds & Co.
Employee Theft and Embezzlement. Stephen A. Pedneault, CPA/CFF, CFE, FCPA, Principal, Forensic Accounting Services, LLC
Reflecting on the IRS Form 990: What We've Learned and Getting Ready for Next Year. Jim Traester, LLC, CPA, of Anquillare, Ruocco, Traester and Company.
Seven Ways to Reduce Audit Costs. Dennis Walsh, CPA
Secure Needed Resources to Further your Nonprofit Mission. Paul R. Ballasy, CPA, J.H. Cohn
Nonprofit Organization Federal and State Filing Requirements Darin L. Offerdahl, MBA, CPA, Principal, Michaud & Accavallo, Certified Public Accountants, LLC
Deliberate Leadership in a Distracted World, David A. O'Brien, WorkChoice Solutions
Rethinking Group Decision Making David A. O'Brien, WorkChoice Solutions
Rookie Executives Need Not Fear Mistakes Rosanne Druckman
10 Strategies for Accessing Your Full Leadership Capacity. David A. O'Brien, WorkChoice Solutions
Leadership Engagement as Job One. David A. O'Brien, WorkChoice Solutions
Leadership is Learned: Ten Practical Tips to Transform your Organization in Support. Meghan Lowney, Ripple Effect Consulting
The Three Dimensions of Leadership Trust. David A. O'Brien, WorkChoice Solutions
Leaders: Engaged Staff Means Engaged Stakeholders Philip Wyzik, MA, President & CEO, Mental Health Association of CT
Principles & Practices in Action
Latino Community Services. Erin DeStefanis
YWCA Hartford Region. Erin DeStefanis
Wes Moore - The Power of Expectation, Patrick McKenna, CT Nonprofits
CT Nonprofits' Members Form Creative Collaborations to Help Communities in Need, Jennifer Peifer, CT Nonprofits
One Size Does Not Fit All When it Comes to Community Engagement, Jennifer Peifer, CT Nonprofits
Generation of Purpose Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder, Ambassador for Free The Children (Volunteer)
Point of Change 9th Annual Conference
Helping Nonprofits Help CT. Ron Cretaro, Executive Director
Vision Focused, Mission Driven: The Power of Nonprofits. Review of Annual CT Nonprofits ConferenceThe Power of Nonprofits. 8th Annual Conference