NSP’s half-day workshops are designed to deepen your learning and development in key areas of nonprofit management and leadership.

Geared primarily toward executive directors/CEOs and board leaders, the topics covered may include strategic planning, board performance, fund development, financial management, human resources, technology, evaluation, legal issues and more.

Workshops are free and available only to nonprofits that serve the Hartford Foundation’s 29-town region. You must register to attend.

Nonprofit Workshops – Fall 2018

Invitations will be sent to executive directors/CEOs 5-6 weeks prior to each session. Locations for the sessions vary. Email nsp@hfpg.org to add or update your contact information, or suggest a workshop topic or presenter.

September 18, 2018 – Business Continuity Planning for Your Nonprofit 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Senior Staff and Board Members)
Given the uncertainty and unpredictability or our current environment, nonprofits need to be prepared to sustain mission-critical functions during a business interruption. In this practical, hands-on session you will learn: how business continuity planning can spare your nonprofit from disruption and disaster; how to draft and implement a plan and time frame to resume all operations following an unavoidable interruption; and how to prioritize mission-critical functions that must be maintained or resumed as early as possible.
Presenter: Melanie Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Handout 1 - PowerPoint Slides
Handout 2 - Business Continuity Planning
Handout 3 - Affiliate Member Benefits

November 6, 2018 - What Do the New FASB Financial Reporting Standards Mean for Your Nonprofit? 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Finance Staff and Board Members)
For the first time since 1993, nonprofits will need to comply with new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) changes, which are meant to help nonprofits to tell their financial story more transparently. The changes relate to tracking liquidity, the classification of net assets, and the presentation of expenses. These changes are expected to help boards and staff to be more strategic in their financial management by highlighting critical aspects of financial health. In this workshop you will learn what the implications of these changes are for your board, staff and organization; and how to implement tools to prepare for these changes.
Presenter: Gina McDonald, CPA, Lead Consultant, Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) 


Handout 1 - PowerPoint slides
Handout 2 - Case Studies


“It was, in fact, the single most useful learning experience I’ve had in 30 years of nonprofit work. I’ll be spending the next year or two implementing everything I got out of this event.”

Consultant Workshops

NSP also convenes consultants who work with nonprofits in the Hartford region. We provide a forum for them to exchange ideas, experiences and expertise with each other, and we deliver workshops that impart useful skills and tools to improve their practices.

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Want to start learning right now?

Check out the “I need help with” section of our website for resources on numerous aspects of nonprofit management and leadership.