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 – Spring 2020

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.

Cancellation Notice
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our nonprofits and community, we are cancelling the March 16 NSP workshop “Planning for Successful Facility Projects” and the April 28 NSP workshop "Getting the Most From Your Consulting Engagements."

March 16, 2020 - Planning for Successful Facility Projects - CANCELLED 

Monday, March 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. to Noon

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, CFOs, Fund Development Directors and Board Members)
Is your organization considering a capital project now or in the future? A comprehensive strategy and plan is essential to ensuring the project is successful, sustainable and your organization remains fiscally strong. Organizations that fully understand the risks and benefits of facility projects have a higher likelihood of implementing a project without constraining the organization's long-term vision and operations.
Presenter: Susan Nelson, Executive Vice President, TDC

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April 28, 2020 - Getting the Most From Your Consulting Engagements - CANCELLED 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. to Noon

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Senior Staff who manage consultants and Board Members)
Consultants can help you plan ahead, raise money, develop your board, train your staff and significantly increase your capacity in many ways. But when is the right time to bring in a consultant? How do you choose and hire the right one? Amd how do you manage the relationship to maximize impact? This workshop will offer practical tools and resources regarding the benefits, challenges and nuances of working with consultants; explore common areas where things might go awry; discuss how to avoid these problems and address any that might arise.
Presenter: Frank Abdale, Abdale Consulting

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June 11, 2020 - Spring Event - Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap 

Thursday, June 11, 2020
8:00 a.m. to Noon

(For Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Members and Consultants)
Why are there so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector? Findings show that people of color are more likely than their white counterparts to aspire to be nonprofit leaders, and have similar educational attainment, years working in the sector, and training. This session will provide newly released data from the Building Movement Project's third Race to Lead  survey of over 5,000 nonprofit staff, and will discuss barriers facing people of color in the sector and their prospects for advancement. Attendees and local leaders will reflect on the nonprofit racial leadership gap in the Hartford Region, and explore strategies for addressing it.
Presenters: Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas Breitfeld, Co-Directors, Building Movement Project

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“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.