Workshops offered to non-profits throughout 2023

Workshops offered to non-profits throughout 2023


The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain – “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington – will offer a series of workshops for non-profit organizations in 2023 that will provide learning opportunities that support their operations and build their capacity.

The Capacity Building Workshop Series will consist of 10 workshops, beginning in February, focusing on the areas of staffing; building a strong board of directors; social media and web integration and philanthropy and fundraising. Various experts will lead the workshops, which will be offered free of charge to organizations based in or significantly serving the communities of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville or Southington. All trainings will take place in New Britain.

“When workshops were offered in 2018 and 2019, the demand was a clear indicator that non-profit organizations valued what was offered,” said Joeline Wruck, director of Community Initiatives and Program Services for the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. “The offerings for 2023 were created based on survey input from our local organizations and subsequent meetings. We are excited to get back to meeting in person.”

Non-profit organizations may apply to participate in only one workshop, or all 10. The series is not designed for municipal or quasi-governmental organizations. Volunteer-run organizations are eligible if they have a governing board of directors in place. Workshop instructors include experts in the field, including Alicia Davis and Stacie Watson from Transformative Leadership Strategies in West Hartford; Sharon Danosky from Danosky & Associates based in Sherman; and Sondra Dellaripa from Harvest Development Group in New Haven.

Organizations that attend seven of the 10 workshops will be eligible to apply for a grant award of up to $2,000 at the end of the training sessions. The grant will support implementation of some aspect of what was learned from the sessions that will strengthen participating organizations.

Priority placement will be given to organizations that submit their application by Feb. 1. To apply and also to see the full description of each offering, visit Direct questions to Joeline Wruck at 860-229-6018 ext. 307 or