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Hartford Public Library offers unique resources and engaging learning opportunities for nonprofits aimed at capacity building and fundraising.

The Library maintains a core collection of continuously updated materials in multiple formats that address the specific needs of local nonprofit, grassroots and faith-based organizations.

Hartford Public Library is also a proud member of Candid's network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers providing database access and support to local nonprofits.

Our nonprofit workshops are conducted by expert consultants in their fields, local leaders, and attorneys and many are tailored to the specific needs of nonprofit managers, staff, board members and other key stakeholders.

We provide tools, resources and information that will help nonprofit organizations fulfill the missions of their organizations.

 

VIRTUAL NONPROFIT WORKSHIP SERIES: FEBRUARY - JUNE 2022

ETHICS, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR NONPROFITS
Wednesday, February 23, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presenter: Priya Morganstern, Pro Bono Partnership
This workshop will discuss best practices in the areas of transparency, accountability and ethics, and how we can best operate our nonprofits in a trustworthy way.  Topics will include: Applicable state and federal rules that promote accountability, including disclosure and reporting obligations; organizational policies, such as conflict of interest and whistleblower policies, that foster accountability; the role of the board; other recommended practices to foster an environment of integrity; and nonprofit oversight and watch-dog agencies.

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THE DE&I MARATHON – HOW TO STAY ENGAGED AND MAKE MEASURABLE PROGRESS ON THE JOURNEY TO INCLUSION
Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presenter: Andréa Hawkins, Leading Culture Solutions
While many organizations have started on their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) journey and want to maintain their momentum but feeling challenged to remain creative in their effort to continue to make progress that is measurable.  This workshop will help leaders understand and implement steps to keep the full organization engaged allowing for diverse perspectives, shared authority and collaborative decision-making—truly living DE&I.

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BOARD MEMBER BOOTCAMP
Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presenter: Mae Maloney, Leadership Greater Hartford
Newly appointed nonprofit board members or serving board members that have never received formal board training will learn about the ten basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards as well as the duties of individual board members, relationship between board and staff, and common issues facing nonprofit boards.

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FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS
Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presenters: Janna Pedersen, Ampersand Consulting and Shari Pinsky Adams, Shari Adams Consulting
This workshop is geared for development professionals and executive directors newer to the field and board members who want to understand the fundamentals of nonprofit fund development.  Topics covered will include:

  • Potential Revenue Sources – The pros and cons and what you need to be successful
  • Culture of Philanthropy – What it is, why you want it, and how you can foster it
  • Case for Support – What it is, why you need it, and steps for getting started
  • Roles and Responsibilities – Fundraising as a team: how to engage board and staff
  • Planning – Elements of a good fund development planning process and plan

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NONPROFIT FUNDAMENTALS
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting
Who said starting and running a nonprofit would be easy? Because it is not. Join this two part, two-hour interactive virtual workshop to learn the basics of building, managing and sustaining a nonprofit organization during this time. Workshop topics will include mission focus, fundraising and development, board governance and performance measurement. 

Part 1: Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm

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Part 2: Thursday, May 26, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm

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NONPROFITS FISCAL SPONSORSHIP: FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS FOR NONPROFITS
Wednesday, June 22, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presenter: Priya Morganstern, Pro Bono Partnership
Fiscal sponsorship provides an alternative path for nonprofits to engage in their mission and programming and enjoy the benefits of tax-deductible donations, without obtaining their own 501(c)(3) recognition.  But the steps along this path need to be taken correctly.  This workshop will introduce participants to the pros and cons of fiscal sponsorship.  It will also cover the legal basics of a fiscal sponsorship relationship, factors to consider when structuring and negotiating a fiscal sponsorship agreement, and tips on how to find the right fiscal sponsor, or how to be a fiscal sponsor.

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All workshops are offered at no cost to participants through a partnership between the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Hartford Public Library.

If you have any questions, please email nonprofitslearn@hplct.org.

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