National Philanthropy Day

Connecticut’s National Philanthropy Day® 

Annual Awards and Conference

We invite you to celebrate the profound impact delivered by Connecticut’s finest nonprofit and civic leaders.We know philanthropy is a vital pillar of our society, and this special day honors the donors, volunteers and professionals whose gifts of time, expertise and resources contribute significantly to life in our communities.

Registration – 7:30am

Awards Breakfast – 8:00am

The day begins with an inspiring awards breakfast recognizing philanthropic trailblazers selected from nominations across the state:

  • Outstanding Youth (5-17): Ella Stanley, Guilford
  • Outstanding Youth (18-23): Danielle Burns, Tolland
  • Outstanding Corporation: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, LP, Shelton
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Meghann Smith, New Canaan
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE, New Canaan
  • Outstanding Philanthropist: The Tauck Family, Wilton

Session 1 – 9:30am-10:30am

• The Funders Perspective
• Disruptive Changes in the Fundraising Landscape
• Maximizing Your Social Media
• Data Mining – Finding the Gems in our Midst

Session 2 – 10:45am-11:45am

• Leveraging Your Board and Key Donors to be Your Best Asset
• Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
• The Keys to Marketing and Branding
• Measuring Staff Performance: It’s Not Just About the Money

Session 3 – 12pm-1pm

• Conversation on Best Practices for Board Leadership
• Building Financial Rapport with Donors
• Philanthropic Driven Goals, Data Driven Marketing
• Culture, Caring, Communication: How to Create the Conditions to Attract and Retain Talented Staff

1:00pm – Lunch with Keynote Speaker Dan Pallotta , Founder & President,  Add Humanity  and the  Charity Defense Council

3:00pm – Round Table Learning

4:00pm – Power Hour Networking

*CFRE Credits: The maximum number of credits that an attendee can earn for full day participation is 5. Each session is approved for 1 credit. Conference goers can only attend one presentation per session (3 total credits), (1) credit for luncheon and (1) credit for round table discussions. 


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Keynote Speaker: Dan Pallotta, Founder & President, Add Humanity and the Charity Defense Council

Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements. He invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. The model and methods he created are employed by dozens of charities and have raised over $1.5 billion more for important causes.

He is the author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press, and “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World”. His 2013 TED Talk has been seen more than 4.7 million times and is one of the 100 most-viewed Talks of all time.

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