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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 (January-June 2021)

PROPOSAL WRITING IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Presenter: Judith Margolin, www.needagrant.org 
Thursday, February 4, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
This webinar delivers invaluable tips on what your proposal narrative and budget should look like and include, how to let your funder take the lead, and the best advice from actual grantmakers on writing and submission techniques.  Since so many proposals are submitted online these days, we will share some strategies on how to work in a web environment and still get noticed.  

Click here to register.

BOARD MEMBER BOOTCAMP
Presenter: Mae Maloney, Leadership Greater Hartford
Wednesday, February 17, 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.

Click here to register.

BEST PRACTICES IN MANAGING THE REMOTE WORKFORCE
Presenter: Sami Asaad, Attorney at Law, FordHarrison LLP
Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
This webinar will offer practical suggestions for policies and procedures that nonprofits should consider when some or all of their workforce is working remotely. We’ll also discuss the major challenges that nonprofits face when adapting to this new virtual world, including possible hits to productivity, loss of office culture and connection, complying with wage and hour rules, cybersecurity issues, and more.  Anyone interested in providing a remote work option for employees, going fully virtual for the long-term, or supporting nonprofit operations in the current context will want to attend this webinar.

Click here to register.

NONPROFIT FUNDAMENTALS
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Part 1: Tuesday, May 4, 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Part 2: Thursday, May 6, 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.

MOBILIZE YOUR BOARD TO RAISE FUNDS
Presenter: Judith Margolin, www.needagrant.org 
Thursday, June 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
In these challenging economic times, nonprofit board members no longer have the luxury of saying, “I don’t raise funds.”  This webinar delivers the tools to both incentivize board members and to help them become more comfortable with the fundraising process. It provides an ideal opportunity for nonprofit staffers to participate with their board members.  Topics covered include:  who should and should not be on the board, what policies and structures need to be in place to facilitate board fundraising, how to achieve a state of grantseeking readiness, and how to develop an action plan to move toward a fully engaged board.  Specific attention is paid to the various roles board members can and should play vis a vis your organization’s prospects and donors.   

Click here to register.

BOARD MEMBER BOOTCAMP
Presenter: Mae Maloney, Leadership Greater Hartford
Wednesday, June 23, 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.

Click here to register.

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