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Nonprofits say privatizing social services could save CT $1.3B

Keith M. Phaneuf | Connecticut Mirror |

Hoping to stave off cuts in the next state budget, nonprofit social service providers said privatizing an array of services for the intellectually disabled and mentally ill could save more than $1.3...

Children's group says tax hikes must be part of CT budget fix

Keith M. Phaneuf | Connecticut Mirror | 1

A progressive children's advocacy group is calling for a major tax increase to help solve the state's latest budget crisis, outlining more than $3 billion in revenue-raising options.

$1.1M charitable award targets Greater Hartford homelessness

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is providing grants totaling more than $1.1 million to six nonprofits working to end homelessness in Greater Hartford.

Report: CT charitable giving dips

Matt Pilon |

Charitable donations by Connecticut foundations, companies and individuals dipped 3.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to an annual analysis by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

Hartford youth leader retiring; national search planned

Patricia Daddona |

Bob Rath, CEO of Our Piece of the Pie Inc. (OPP), a Hartford-based youth services nonprofit, is retiring at the end of the year, and OPP is undertaking a national search for his successor.

CT’s largest lobbying firms led by women

Patricia Daddona |

Paddi LeShane did not follow the tried-and-true path to becoming a lobbyist by working for political candidates, but that didn't stop her from becoming a top female lobbyist in Connecticut.

Salvation Army donations down 16 percent

Patricia Daddona |

Saturday's snowstorm put a dent in donations for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign in Connecticut and Pawtucket, R.I., the nonprofit announced.

Greeting rebuff paves Venoit's path to Masonicare CEO

John Stearns |

When Jon-Paul “JP” Venoit's stairway greeting to the CEO of an insurance company he recently joined was met with silence, Venoit took the step that would change his life and career.

Gilberto confronts tough fundraising climate

Keith Griffin |

In a year of negatives for nonprofits, Paula S. Gilberto saw a lot of positives.

Winterfest fundraising tops $233,000

Patricia Daddona |

Winterfest may have hit its goal of $200,000 with crowdsourcing fundraising in November, but it's tally has now climbed to more than $233,000, its organizer said Wednesday.

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