Nonprofit Advantage December 2013 : Page 2

Advantage NONPROFIT A Quarterly Publication of 90 brainard Road, suite 201 Hartford, Ct 06114 tel: 860.525.5080 Fax: 860.525.5088 CT NONPROFITS Ron Cretaro eXeCUtiVe DiReCtOR TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 7 9 11 13 Wes Moore Speaks of the The Power of Expectation By Patrick McKenna National Council Leader Calls Nonprofits to Action By Jeff Shaw Does Your Organization Maximize Its Technology? By Sandra Rodriguez Secrets to Building a Game Changing Organization By Monique Turner-Lopez Strategic Realignment: A Commitment to Survival and Sustainability By Jessica Carso Being Strategic By Kent Schwendy Master Your Conflict Style and Get Some Sleep By Jane Zirilis New Website Offers Free Legal Information By Susan Nofi-Bendici and Kate Frank From the Board Chair Seat By Mike Burns Effective Community Engagement By Karen Adamson American Philanthropy and the New Gilded Age By Sarah Winiarski Making Friends with People Who Matter By Krista MacGregor Exploring Personal Branding for Career Success By Katy Bannister 2013 Legislative Awards 15 17 20 22 25 26 27 28 30 Karen Maciorowski CHieF OPeRAting OFFiCeR Mark berardi DiReCtOR OF MeMbeRsHiP DeVeLOPMent & tRAining seRViCes Vanessa gruden bOOKKeePeR Colleen Kearney PUbLiC POLiCy sPeCiAList tashyana Lowe-Chin DAtAbAse & OFFiCe ADMinistRAtOR Patrick McKenna tRAining & MeMbeRsHiP seRViCes COORDinAtOR Jennifer Peifer DiReCtOR OF COMMUniCAtiOns Jeffrey shaw DiReCtOR OF PUbLiC POLiCy Julia Wilcox seniOR PUbLiC POLiCy sPeCiAList © 2013 by Connecticut Association of nonprofits, inc. For permission to reprint articles, contact Connecticut Association of nonprofits. stacy Murray, Atlantic Design Works Jennifer Peifer, Director of Communications, Ct nonprofits eDiteD by DesigneD by Article submission: We welcome submissions. Articles should be submitted electronically to jpeifer@ for consideration. All articles are subject to review and approval by Connecticut Association of nonprofits. submission is no guarantee of publication. Articles should be targeted to nonprofits in general concerning laws, employment/ human resources practices, best practices, governance, administration, organizational capacity building, etc.; and should be informational rather than commercial in nature. For more information, please call 860-525-5080 x29. We help nonprofits help Connecticut. there are thousands of nonprofits in our state – each trying to make a difference on their own. We bring them together so that each member can benefit from our collective strength. Connecticut Association of nonprofits (Ct nonprofits) is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. by connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve. Ct nonprofits can provide your organization with vital cost-saving opportunities, a dedicated public policy and advocacy team, specialized training and education programs, information on nonprofit trends and best practices and connections with nonprofit colleagues throughout the state. Learn more at or call us at 860.525.5080 x14. CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS Page 2 | Nonprofit Advantage | December 2013

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