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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


Board Member Bootcamp
Presenter: Mae Maloney, Leadership Greater Hartford
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Format: Webinar
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. PowerPoint presentation and other handouts will be emailed to participants.

Nonprofit Fundamentals
Presenter: Roosevelt Smith, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Format: Webinar
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

Please come prepared with questions to be answered at the end of each session. 

PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE: email your name, organization name, and email address to  Zoom access link will be emailed to you upon registration.