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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 non-profit organizations fulfill the missions of their organizations.

Nonprofit Resources in the Greater Hartford Area

VIRTUAL NONPROFIT WORKSHOPS (September- December 2021)


A PATH FORWARD: PLANNING & EXECUTION AS YOU TRANSITION OUT OF THE COVID -19 PANDEMIC
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting
Wednesday, September 29: 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Nonprofit leaders took courageous steps to continue their organization’s work during COVID-19. As we begin to emerge, what do you do now? How do you think about and plan for a post COVID-19 future? This workshop will discuss ways to deal with short-term issues and opportunities as well as long-term planning strategies to ensure success for your organization in the immediate and beyond.

Click here to register.

NONPROFIT FUNDAMENTALS
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Part 1: Tuesday, October 12, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Part 2: Thursday, October 14, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Who said starting and running a nonprofit would be easy? Because it is not. Join this 2-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. PowerPoint presentation and other handouts will be emailed to participants

Click here to register for Part 1.

Click here to register for Part 2.

HELPING YOUR NONPROFIT THRIVE: SUCCESSION PLANNING AND EXECUTIVE TRANSITIONS
Presenter: Cathy J. Cohen, C.J. Cohen Associates
Wednesday, November 10: 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Most nonprofit organizations have two key criteria for success: fulfilling their mission and having long-term impact. We’ll explore how succession planning can help your organization thrive, ensure your organization’s sustainability, and identify key areas of vulnerability.  Both succession planning and executive transitions include many core activities that support an organization over time. We’ll discuss some of these, such as adopting a strategic perspective, developing a sustainable business model, and continually building board and staff leadership.

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STRATEGIC VISIONING: CREATE THE FUTURE YOU WANT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting
Wednesday, November 17: 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Are you looking to reimagine, innovate and or adjust your organization post COVID-19, but do not have the time, resources, or desire to engage in a formal Strategic Planning process? Join us for this Strategic Visioning Workshop. This workshop will outline a process and offer tools to help you imagine what your organization wants to be and accomplish in the future in light of changing circumstances, uncertainty, and instability.

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BOARD MEMBER BOOTCAMP
Presenter: Mae Maloney, Leadership Greater Hartford
Wednesday, December 8: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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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All workshops are offered at no cost to participants through a partnership between Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Hartford Public Library.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP IN ADVANCE 
If you have any questions, please email nonprofitslearn@hplct.org