Shaking the Foundation - Blog

AIDS: Can We Win the "Winnable" Battle?

This article, dated 11 26 12, originally appeared on the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) website as " CPHA Board Member, Elaine O’Keefe, Comments on the AIDS Epidemic… " article used with permission. As we commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, we also enter the fourth … more >

November 29, 2012

Nancy Nolan, Jetsetter, Shares Photos from Turkey

She's ridden on camels, in hot air balloons, eaten in the oldest pub in Scotland, sailed on the Nile, and visited the Temple of Poseidon. Who? Why, our resident grants manager and Health Leadership Fellows coordinator, Nancy Nolan, that's who. Nancy has been with the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT … more >

November 21, 2012

Diversity of Culture and Thought in Philanthropy

This week has been National Philanthropy Week. We had wanted to start off the week with this video of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) Board Chairman, Sanford ("Sandy") Cloud, Jr., and technical difficulties (aka " ransomware ") prevented that. Instead we'll go out with a bang. Senior … more >

November 16, 2012

Carol’s Corner: Boards, Fundraising, and Kindness in the Age of Technology

From Jenn: If there’s a thoughtful article on the topic of finance and or operations, Carol Pollack has read it. When I started asking staff to share with me things they had read, Carol was the most consistent source of articles that really get to the heart of how nonprofits can best do their work. Every … more >

Harnessing Empathy In My New Role

Today's post was written by the Vice President of Policy & Communications, Elizabeth Krause. In June, after the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s annual meeting exploring “widespread empathy” I offered three ideas for bringing empathy into system focused work . A week into my tenure … more >