Shaking the Foundation - Blog

Three Ideas for Bringing Empathy into Systems

Udaya Patniak, founder of Jump Associates , had just finished giving his keynote speech, “Standing in Their Shoes: How Widespread Empathy Leads to Better Decisions,” at the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy Annual Summit , when senior program officer Elizabeth Krause’s hand shot in the air. … more >

June 12, 2012

The Spectrum of Transparency

Today’s blog was written by Carol Pollack, Vice President of Finance and Operations. What Do We Mean by Glass Pockets? Transparency has always been on the Connecticut Health Foundation’s (CT Health) radar screen, but the advent of the “networked age” has changed how we address this. … more >

June 5, 2012


CT Health News Stand June 1, 2012

The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) observed Memorial Day in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for our country. With the short work week, you'd think we'd been reading less...but you'd be wrong! Leadership, dissonance, and TV remote controls are on our list today. Maryland Grier … more >

June 1, 2012

Bringing Health Care Home for the Homeless

Today’s guest post was written by Richard Cho and Sarah Gallagher of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). CSH has selected the state of Connecticut as one of four sites that will take part in a five-year national initiative with the goal of addressing the growing problem of rising health care … more >

May 31, 2012

How to Get the Most Out of Technical Assistance from Your Funder

Foundations as a whole recognize that not every organization is equipped to know how to do everything associated with their proposed work. At the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health), we are truly invested in the success of our grantees’ work with us. To ensure success, we provide a variety of … more >

May 29, 2012