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Non Profit Resource Center

Upcoming Events:

Grant Database Training for May:

  • May 16, 10:30- 11:30 am (Grant Database Training for Nonprofits). Register at http://bit.ly/2nS82Mm or call us at 860-447-1411.

Grant Database Training for September:

  • September 12, 12:00- 1:00 pm (Grant Database Training for Individuals). Register at http://bit.ly/2nCOLBp or call us at 860-447-1411.


Developing a Self-care Plan:

Stress Management for Social Work Professionals

Thursday, September 14

Registration 9:30 AM                                      Program 10:00-12:00 PM

Are you someone who has dedicated your time and energy into improving the lives of people in need?

If you are someone who continually put others needs ahead of your own and find yourself just too busy, this class is for you.

Dr. Terrlyn L. Curry Avery will offer strategies to cope with and combat workplace fatigue.

In this class, you will learn to:

  • Identify the signs of stress and burnout
  • Identify and understand the different responses of the nervous system including the responses of stress and relaxation
  • Learn the differences and similarities between Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue
  • Practice effective relaxation techniques
  • Create a culture of self care and individualized plans to ensure success

Presenter: Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery is a speaker and facilitator of advanced therapy and workshops around the world, and Founder of Sacred Intelligence, LLC.

Register at http://bit.ly/2rZOKpl call us at 860-447-1411


Spreading the Good Word About Your Nonprofit :

What is a SWOT Analysis and Why do it?

Thursday, October 19

Registration 9:30 AM                                      Program 10:00-12:00 PM

Many times people close to an organization do not realize that community members have never heard of their nonprofit or what good work it does!  This workshop addresses that gap by helping staff, Board members and volunteers learn how to talk about their agency.

There will also be a discussion on SWOT Analysis: what it is and why you should do it.

Presenter: Francine Elysa Christiansen of Christiansen Consulting.

Christiansen Consulting is an organization that specializes in providing planning, positioning and strategic solutions for non-profit organizations. Ms. Christiansen has over 20 years of consulting experience and over 15 years experience working with nonprofits. She has helped businesses from a wide range of sizes and interests across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island grow both internally and externally.

Register at http://bit.ly/2sSh2qj call us at 860-447-1411


Financial Reports:

The 3 You Must Have and the 1 You Want

Thursday, November 9

Registration 9:30 AM                                      Program 10:00-12:00 PM

Financial reports are an essential tool for executives and board members of non-profit organizations.  Being well informed about the financial situation of your organization is critical in order to make timely decisions as unexpected contingencies emerge.

Workshop participants will learn financial reports best practices and various techniques to make them more clear and usable to both financial and non-financial people in navigating non-profit organizations.

Participants are encouraged to bring their organization’s financial reports to be used in the workshop.

This seminar is ideal for finance staff members, senior management and board members.


Aviv Aviad is the principal of Cornus Consulting, a financial consulting practice specializing in providing short- and long -term financial services to the nonprofit sector.  Cornus’ consulting engagements range in scope from Part-Time Director of Finance through providing budgeting support and long-range financial planning.

Mr. Aviad has been working with national nonprofit organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Slow Food and Outward Bound as well as local organizations in Connecticut.

Mr. Aviad received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and holds degrees in Law and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Register at http://bit.ly/2qh2RaF call us at 860-447-1411


What Is the Center?

The Public Library of New London, in partnership with the Foundation Center, is pleased to be able to offer a Non Profit Resource Center to the hundreds of non profits in the area. We offer:

  • Access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants through the Foundation Center Online Databases.
  • A variety of non profit literature including periodicals and books on topics ranging from non profit management, to marketing, to social media, to finances, to grant writing and fundraising.
  • Monthly workshops and networking events designed to help non profits better fulfill their mission.



“I just have to let you know how much I got from your presentation [Finding Funding Database Tutorial]  last night. You were slow paced, clear and concise in your delivery and I was able to follow along without panicking or being discouraged. Thank you so much.” – Louise Fabrykiewcz, Save Ocean Beach

“Thank you for doing the work to provide this morning’s Social Media Workshop. Anne’s presentation and handouts came at just the right time for me as I was wondering how to bring social media into our planning process. I will be signing up for both sessions on October 12.” – Lou Allyn, Mystic River Historical Society