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                     Craigslist Foundation
                                                          Leading the

                                                  5th Annual Connecticut
                                                   Nonprofits Conference

                               Sponsored by

                                                             November 7, 2007
                                                       Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell
                                                         5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference
                Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence

                        Endorsed Vendors of CT Nonprofits                 4
                        Welcome to the Conference                         5

                                                                                            Table of Contents
                        Map of Conference Hall                            6
                        Today’s Agenda                                    7
                        CT Nonprofits’ Board of Directors & Staff         8
                        Keynote Speaker                                   9
                        Guest Speakers                                  10
                        Legislative Award Winners                    10-11
                        Foundation Support                              11
                        Workshop Presenters                          12-19
                        Map of Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors         20
                        Conference Sponsors                          21-24
                        Conference Exhibitors                        24-25
                        Notes                                           26

     Stick around for the
     Business Meeting at
     4 p.m. and drop your
     name badge in the
     designated box for a
     chance to win a
     $200 Visa gift card.*

                                                                     Don’t forget to visit our
                                                                     Sponsors & Exhibitors
                                                                     to enter the Conference
                                                                     FIVE chances to win a
                                                                     $100 Visa gift card.
                                                                     Check your conference
                                                                     bag for more details!
* You must be present to win.

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                                                       onnecticut Association of Nonprofits and our member
                                                       organizations thank the companies that have partnered with us to
                                                       help us achieve our missions effectively and efficiently.
                                               These companies, the endorsed vendors of CT Nonprofits, assist our
                                               nonprofit sector in a variety of ways throughout the year.
                                               Please stop by their exhibit tables today to thank them for their support and
    Endorsed Vendors of CT Nonprofits

                                               find out how they can help your organization.

                                             GOLD SPONSORS:

                                                           eBenefits Group Northeast LLC                         Table 12

                                                           RC Knox & Co.,
                                                                                                                  Table 17
                                                           A Subsidiary of
                                                           People’s United Bank

                                             SILVER SPONSORS:

                                                           Brown & Brown Insurance                                Table 27

                                                           Butler Woodcrafters                                    Table 28


                                                           IQ Telcom, LLC                                        Table 24

                                                           DonorBuddy                                             Table 4

                                                           GiftWorks by Mission Research                          Table 8

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                                                         5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference
               Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence

  7 November 2007
  Dear Colleagues:
  Thank you for taking part in the 5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference, titled
  Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence.
  The Board of Directors and staff of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits take great

                                                                                                Welcome to the Conference
  pleasure in organizing a day dedicated to you and your nonprofit organization. We
  planned today’s workshops and seminars with you in mind, regardless of the size and
  mission of your nonprofit, and where in Connecticut you work. This conference, packed
  with educational and networking opportunities, has something to offer each and every one
  of us. It is a time when we can come together as a nonprofit community to learn about the
  latest issues affecting our organizations, share ideas and support each other.
  This year’s conference corresponds with the celebration of our 30-year anniversary of
  incorporation and the release of our best-practice document, Principles and Practices for
  Nonprofit Excellence in Connecticut. One of the driving forces to produce this document
  was to support the growth and quality of the nonprofit sector, a passion shared by our
  keynote speaker Darian Rodriguez Heyman of Craigslist Foundation, who has a strong
  history of building organizations and facilitating community development. As executive
  director of Craigslist Foundation, he leverages the power of the Craigslist brand to create
  a true movement with an overarching sense of unity and community throughout the entire
  nonprofit sector, inspiring increased collaboration and effectiveness.
  It is within that same spirit that our 31 conference sponsors and exhibitors—led by our
  Platinum Conference Sponsor Constellation NewEnergy—are here today. They want to
  leverage their power as for-profit companies, and in some cases as nonprofit ventures, to
  collaborate with us and assist us in carrying out our missions. These sponsors and
  exhibitors possess vast experience in serving and assisting nonprofit organizations
  nationwide. We are fortunate to have them here to share their expertise and knowledge
  with us. Please take the time to meet them and see what they can do to help you achieve
  your mission.
  We hope the day will inspire new and innovative ideas and strategies, lead to new
  relationships and collaborations, and renew your energy and passion for our shared work.
  The strength of our sector depends on each of us leading the charge and energizing the
  efforts to strive for nonprofit excellence.
  Denis Geary
  President, Board of Directors
  Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

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                                                                                        Map of Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference

                                                                                                                                          To get to the Middlesex Room
                                                                                                                                      Take the stairs off of Crown Rooms 1, 2, and 3 and go up one
                                                                                                                                      flight to the first floor and follow signs to the Middlesex Room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence

                                                                                                                                      Or take the elevator off the Main Lobby and South Assembly to
                                                                                                                                      the first floor and follow signs to the Middlesex Room.

                                        Please Note: Shaded areas of the map are rooms that will not be used during the conference.

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                                                                                                     8 - 8:45 a.m. Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens
                                                                                                                  Continental Breakfast                                                North Assembly
                                                                                                  8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks:                                                    Grand Ballroom
                                                                                                                   Denis Geary, Board President,
                                                                                                                       Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
                                                                                                                   Richard Blumenthal, State Attorney General
                                                                                                                   Robert L. Genuario, Secretary,
                                                                                                                       Office of Policy and Management
                                                                                                                   Cathi Coridan, Board of Directors,
                                                                                                                       Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
                                                                                                   9:45 - 10 a.m. Exhibitor & Coffee Break                                             South, West and North
                                                                                                  10 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Seminars:
                                                                                                                  A. Extra! Extra! … Coverage Please (Media Panel)..........Avon, Berkshire, Cheshire
                                                                                                                  B. Compass Points on the Social Journey:
                                                                                                                     Mapping Trends in Philanthropy....................................Crown Rooms 1, 2, 3
                                                                                                                  C. Practice Spontaneity: Cultivate the
                                                                                                                     Energy of Leadership.......................................................Fife, Gwent, Highland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Today’s Agenda
                                                                                              11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Exhibitor Break & Networking Opportunity                            South, West and North
                                                                                                                                                                                           Assemblies, Gardens
                                                                                                      12 - 1 p.m. Lunch & Legislative Awards                            Grand Ballroom
                                                                                                                     Emily A. Neill, Business Development and Community
                                                                                                                     Relations Manager, Constellation NewEnergy
                                                                                                       1 - 2 p.m. Keynote Address:                                                     Grand Ballroom
                                                                                                                     “Jump-Start Your Passion:
                                                                                                                     Live Your Mission”
                                                                                                                     Darian Rodriguez Heyman
                                                                                                                     Executive Director, Craigslist Foundation
* Please Note: To be eligible for the Business Meeting Raffle, you must be present to win.

                                                                                                    2 - 2:30 p.m. Exhibitor Break & Networking Opportunity                             South, West and North
                                                                                                                                                                                           Assemblies, Gardens
                                                                                                    2:30 - 4 p.m. Afternoon Workshops:
                                                                                                                  1.  Conversations with Darian Rodriguez Heyman:
                                                                                                                      Nonprofit Culture–Local to Global................................Gardens
                                                                                                                  2. Networking–Why Do It?.................................................Kent
                                                                                                                  3. Going from Good to Great: Energizing
                                                                                                                      Leadership to Get Results...............................................Jersey
                                                                                                                  4. Media Relations in the Pull vs. Push Generation..........Avon
                                                                                                                  5. Executive Coaching: A Powerful Approach to
                                                                                                                      Building Nonprofit Leadership Capacity......................Berkshire
                                                                                                                  6. Stress Management Through Play & Humor...............Gwent, Highland
                                                                                                                  7. Nice Strategy–How Are You Going to Finance It?......Crown Room 1
                                                                                                                  8. Enhancing Your Board’s Strength Through
                                                                                                                      Strategic Board Recruitment..........................................Middlesex
                                                                                                                  9. Ready, Set, Raise! Your Guide to
                                                                                                                      Grassroots Fundraising...................................................Crown Room 3
                                                                                                                  10. Energy Efficiency–Policies
                                                                                                                      & Programs for Nonprofits.............................................Cheshire
                                                                                                                  11. From Inspiration to Integration:
                                                                                                                      Enhance Your Nonprofit Through the Arts..................Crown Room 2
                                                                                                                  12. Managing Change–Energizing Your Employees..........Fife
                                                                                                    4 - 4:30 p.m. Annual Meeting & Business Meeting Raffle*                            Grand Ballroom

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                                                                 Sylvia Gafford Alexander*
    Board of Directors
                                                                                                  Department of Social Services                                            Farmington
                     Nominees (2007-2009)
                                                                 Yvette Bello                     Latino Community Services                                                Hartford
                                                                 Cathi Coridan                    Private Consultant                                                       Portland
                                                                 Edward Davies                    Isaiah 61:1, Inc                                                         Bridgeport
                                                                 Doug DeCerbo                     Mount St. John                                                           Deep River
                                                                 Bruce Dixon                      Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP)                               Bloomfield
                                                                 Denis Geary                      Jewish Association for Community Living                                  Hartford
                                                                 Terry Macy                       SARAH Tuxis Residential Services                                         Guilford
                                                                 Maureen Price-Boreland           Community Partners in Action                                             Hartford

                                                                                                                                                                                             * Denotes Incumbency
                                                                 Blanca Santana                   Spanish Community of Wallingford                                         Wallingford
                                                                 Gary Starr                       Shipman & Goodwin, LLP                                                   Hartford
                                                                 Frank Sumpter                    YMCA of Middlesex County                                                 Middletown
                                                                 David Tompkins*                  Children’s Home of Cromwell                                              Cromwell

                                                                 Sharon L. Castelli               Chrysalis Center, Inc.                                                   Hartford
                                        Not up for re-election
Board of

                                                                 Rosanne Druckman                 Hartford Consortium for Higher Education                                 Hartford

                                                                 Donna Gilbert                    Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC                                              Farmington
                                                                 Dennis Keenan                    Private Consultant                                                       West Hartford
                                                                 Peter Nucci                      The Connection, Inc.                                                     Middletown
                                                                 Rev. Richard Schuster            St. Luke’s LifeWorks                                                     Stamford
                                                                 Cathy Zeiner                     Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut                               New London


                                                                    President’s Report

                                                                                                                                                          Ron Cretaro
                                                                                                                                                          Executive Director
                                                                    Board Member Recognition
                                                                                                                                                          Karen Maciorowski
                                                                                                                     CT Nonprofits’ Staff

                                                                    Nominating Committee Report                                                           Chief Operating Officer

                                                                    Adjournment                                                                 Staff in alphabetical order:
                                                                                                                                                Gladys Alcedo
                                                                                                                                                Communications & Website Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                Mark Berardi

                                                                 The mission of Connecticut                                                     Training & Membership Services Coordinator
                                                                 Association of Nonprofits is to

                                                                                                                                                Jon Clemens
                                                                 support and strengthen nonprofit                                               Policy Specialist
                                                                 organizations in building and                                                  Nora Duncan
                                                                 sustaining healthy communities in                                              Public Policy Director & Nonprofit Cabinet
                                                                 Connecticut.                                                                       Project Director
                                                                                                                                                Peggy O’Toole
                            Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
                                  90 Brainard Road, Suite 201                                                                                   Donna Rowland
                                                                                                                                                Administrative Assistant
                                       Hartford, CT 06114
                               P: 860.525.5080 F: 860.525.5088                                                                                  Julia Wilcox
                                                                                                                  Policy Specialist

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                                                           “Professor Internet,” Darian actively educated and rallied
                              Darian                       the online and traditional marketing and advertising
                                                           executives during the dot-com boom.
                                                           While on sabbatical from Beyond Interactive, Darian,

                                                                                                                          Keynote Speaker
                             Heyman,                       who has a passion for supporting the arts and assisting
                        Executive      Director of         at-risk youth, realized he wanted to dedicate his efforts to
                                                           philanthropy and the arts. As a result, he started Project
                        Craigslist     Foundation,
                                                           Pangea, a series of fundraising benefits that enlisted the
                        possesses a strong history of
                                                           help of representatives from the literary, entertainment
                        building organizations and
                                                           and fashion industries to support art and music programs
                        facilitating community
                                                           for underprivileged children.
                                                           Today, he serves on the boards of Project Ahimsa, a
                      Since 2003, Darian, a “dot-com
                                                           global effort to empower children through music; and
refugee,” has led the foundation established by
                                                           Natural World Museum, the first museum dedicated to
Craigslist, which operates the popular free online
                                                           art that promotes conservation. Darian, whose mother
classifieds and community bulletin board Web site.
                                                           works as an art teacher in New Jersey, believes deeply in
The Craigslist Foundation, formed in 2000, provides free   the healing power of the arts.
and low-cost educational programs and online resources
                                                           His mission in life is maximizing his sphere of positive
designed to educate, empower and connect emerging
                                                           influence. He strives to contribute toward significant and
nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs.
                                                           sustainable social progress on many fronts. As director
His career began when he co-founded the Internet           of Craigslist Foundation, he leverages the power of the
advertising agency Beyond Interactive with four college    Craigslist brand to create a true movement with an
friends at the University of Michigan. The digital         overarching sense of unity and community in the entire
advertising agency grew and was eventually sold to Grey    nonprofit sector, inspiring increased collaboration and
Global Group. Dubbed by Adweek Magazine as                 effectiveness throughout civil society.

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                                              State Attorney General                                       Office of Policy and
                                              Richard Blumenthal, first                                    Management Secretary
                                              elected in 1990, possesses a long                            Robert L. Genuario was
                                              history of aggressive law                                     appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell
                                              enforcement for consumer                                      in January 2005 to lead the
                                              protection, environmental                                     agency responsible for all aspects
                                              stewardship, labor rights and                                 of policy, planning, budgeting
                                              personal privacy.                                             and management of state
                                              In an unprecedented five terms as                             government. A former seven-
                        attorney general, he has:                                                         term state senator representing
                            helped lead the national fight against Big Tobacco       Norwalk and Darien, Genuario is experienced in a
                            to stop deceptive marketing aimed at children and        wide variety of policy areas.
     Guest Speakers

                            compelling a multibillion dollar settlement for          For four consecutive terms, Genuario was named the
                            Connecticut taxpayers;                                   Senate’s ranking member on the General Assembly’s
                            forced reforms in the health insurance industry to       Appropriations Committee, which oversees the
                            assure critical health care coverage and lower           allocation of state funds.
                            pharmaceutical drug prices;
                            worked to eradicate corruption in state government       He was also a member of the Education Committee,
                            and make state contracting accountable, fair, honest     Planning and Development Committee, Judiciary
                            and transparent;                                         Committee, Energy and Technology Committee, and
                            fought against unfair utility rate charges,              Legislative Management Committee, as well as the
                            environmental wrongdoing, and scams and frauds           Governor’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Council. He has
                            victimizing consumers;                                   served as Deputy Minority Leader.
                            argued major cases in court, such as the successful      Genuario received a number of awards during his
                            effort to uphold the sex offender registry in the U.S.   legislative tenure. In 1995, he was inducted into the
                            Supreme Court; and                                       Community Justice Coalition of Connecticut Honor
                            sued the federal government for failing to enforce       Roll and received the “Children’s Hero Award” from
                            environmental laws and energy statutes—and for           the Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund. In 1996, he was
                            imposing on local taxpayers unfunded multimillion        recognized for his service during a special session of
                            dollar mandates under the No Child Left Behind           the Senate held at the Old State House and named
                            law.                                                     “Family Legislator of the Year” by the Connecticut
                        Blumenthal previously served as administrative               Association of Family Service Agencies. He has also
                        assistant to U.S. Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff, aide to          been honored by the Connecticut Association of Not-
                        former U.S. Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan when Moynihan            For-Profit Nursing Homes, the Association of
                        was Assistant to the President of the United States, and     Independent Colleges, and UConn Advocates.
                        law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A.             Genuario has served on the boards of the Norwalk
                        Blackmun. A former U.S. Attorney for Connecticut             YMCA, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Steppingstones
                        from 1977 to 1981, Blumenthal has also served in the         Children’s Museum, Child Guidance Center of Middle
                        Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to            Fairfield County and Honey Hill Nursing Home. He
                        1987 and then the state Senate from 1987 to 1990. He         graduated from Villanova University in 1974 and
                        graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School.          Villanova University’s School of Law.

                        State Senator Gayle Slossberg, who is                                   and our nonprofits. She also expanded her

                        serving her second term, represents Milford,                            job creation tax credit program so businesses
                        Orange and part of West Haven. She is the                               that create 10 new full-time jobs within the

                        state’s Deputy Majority Whip and is co-chair                            state will be eligible to receive a tax credit of
                        of the Government Administration and                                    up to 60 percent of the state income tax
                        Elections Committee, vice-chair of the                                  withheld from the new employees’ wages.
                        Public Health Committee and Veterans’                                    Slossberg also passed legislation that creates
                        Affairs Committee, and member of the                                     a veterans’ health registry, empowering the
                        Appropriations Committee.                                                state Department of Veterans’ Affairs to
                        This year, she worked to create comprehensive state          establish and maintain a registry of data related to
                        contracting reform that creates standards to prevent         soldiers’ illnesses and potential correlations to
                        further problems with private contracts that can cost        environmental hazards they were exposed to during
                        taxpayers millions of dollars. This law also protects and    service. Nineteen other states have followed her lead on
                        preserves the invaluable relationship between the state      this issue and proposed similar legislation.

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                      State Rep. Deborah W.                                            State Rep. Anne L.
                      Heinrich , a second-term                                         Ruwet, serving her third term
                      legislator representing Madison                                  representing Torrington, sits
                      and North Guilford, serves as                                    on the legislature’s Finance,
                      vice-chair of the Appropriations                                 Rev enue and Bonding
                      Committee and member of the                                      Committee, Education
                      Public Health Committee and                                      Committee, and is a ranking
                      Education Committee.                                             member of the Select
                    She serves on the Results Based                                    Committee on Children.
Accountability Legislative Task Force, which she               She has been an advocate for individuals with
helped form in 2005 to improve accountability,                 disabilities for more than 25 years, and has been the
efficiency and transparency in state government. This          executive director of Central Connecticut Arc
August, the National Conference of State Legislatures          (CCArc) since 1994. CCArc, a member of

                                                                                                                          Legislative Awards
honored Heinrich and the Task Force for the work of            Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, is an
implementing results-based accountability.                     association of people founded in 1952 as a nonprofit
Heinrich is a strong supporter of increased state              organization. It provides an array of services, which
education funding and other state aid to towns to              offer opportunities for independence and personal
address the state’s overdependence on property taxes.          growth for people with mental retardation and other
She is also a leader in the effort to provide all of the       needs.
state’s residents access to affordable, quality health care.   Ruwet, a member of the Connecticut After School
A strong environmental advocate, Heinrich recognizes           Alliance, has been honored by community and
we are intrinsically linked to our environment and is          nonprofit organizations during her tenure. She
proud to be a supporter of farmland and open space             received the Legislator of the Year Award from the
preservation. She stands firmly against the installation       Connecticut YMCA. She is a board member of the
of the Broadwater Natural Gas Storage Facility in Long         Northwest Arts Council, Torrington Symphony and
Island Sound. Heinrich also worked with lawmakers on           Northwest Chamber of Commerce. She is also a
the Emergency Health Powers Act, which came in                 corporator at the Hospital for Special Care. She
response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.           remains active in the Rotary Club.

State Rep. Christel Truglia, who has                                      She founded the Truglia Thumbelina Fund
represented Stamford since 1988, has                                      so it could respond to the needs of our
served with distinction, amassing                                         children when no other source is available.
legislative experience and numerous                                      She has received numerous awards and
community initiatives. Her advocacy has                                  honors, including a private audience with
included human services for our children                                 the late Mother Teresa, the Grand Cross of
and the needs of our aging seniors.                                      Jerusalem from the late Pope John Paul II,
Appointed Assistant Majority Leader in                                   the Stamford Citizen of the Year Award, the
1995, Truglia has sat on a number of                                     Distinguished Service Award from the state
legislative committees including the Appropriations                     Department of Housing, the Child Care
Committee, Human Services Committee and Select                 Champion in the State Legislature, the Legislator of the
Committee on Children.                                         Year from the Hospice Council of Connecticut, Pat
                                                               Marshall Community Hero Award, the Child Guidance
She has fought hard to ensure services are available           of Southwestern Connecticut Heart of Gold Award,
and accessible to meet the needs of individuals,               and recognition from the Coalition of 100 Black
children and families who struggle with poverty,               Women of Lower Fairfield County, National Coalition
chronic medical and mental illness and homelessness.           of Homeless Veterans and End Hunger CT!

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                             Mike Burns, a partner at Brody-Weiser-Burns                  of Southend Community Services, a neighborhood
                             (BWB), is responsible for BWB’s nonprofit                    social service agency in Hartford. He has volunteered
                             management and planning and venture planning                 in a variety of roles, including eight years on the
                             services. He serves as facilitator and resource for          Hartford Board of Education. Well-recognized for his
                             nonprofits addressing strategic, sustainability and          community leadership training expertise, Carroll has
                             governance needs. BWB specializes in helping                 served as the chairman of the annual conference for the
                             nonprofits understand and address organizational             Community Leadership Association and its parent
                             conflict and crises. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in         international organization. He has been a trainer and
                             Business Administration from Marquette University; a         mentor for community leadership programs
                             master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Lesley          worldwide. Carroll has conducted training in areas of
                             College; and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit               diversity, organizational development, strategic
                             Marketing Planning from the University of Hartford.          planning, and team-building for groups throughout the
                             He has written a number of books and articles on             northeast. His work won recognition from such groups
                             nonprofit governance, planning, budgeting and                as the Junior League of Hartford, the Hartford chapter
                             proposal writing and served as faculty at Antioch New        of the Public Relations Society of America, the
                             England and University of Connecticut School of              Community Leadership Association and the Spiritual
                             Social Work.                                                 Life Center. Ted received his bachelor’s degree in
     Workshop Presenters

                                                                             Mike Burns   Sociology from the University of Connecticut and his
                                                          Phone: 203.481.4199 ext. 115    master’s degree in Social Work from the University of
                                                       Web site:      Connecticut School of Social Work. He lives in
                                                Blog:    Hartford with his wife Jane.
                             Susan Campbell, an award-winning columnist at the            Cynthia Clair, executive director of the Arts Council
                             Hartford Courant, has been recognized by the National        of Greater New Haven, is a veteran arts professional
                             Women’s Political Caucus, New England Associated             who has led several respected arts organizations. She
                             Press News Executives, the Society for Professional          previously worked as executive director of the historic
                             Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and          Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, the
                             Feature Editors, and
                             the Sunday Magazine
                             Editors Association.
                             Her column about the
                             shootings at lottery
                             headquarters in March
                             1998 was part of The
                             Courant’s Pulitzer
                             coverage. She has a
                             bachelor’s degree
                             from University of
                             Maryland, and a
                             master’s degree from
                             Hartford Seminary.
                             She lives in
                             Marlborough with her
                             husband and their two
                             Ted Carroll is
                             president of
                             Leadership Greater
                             Hartford, a nonprofit
                             community leadership
                             training group for
                             people in business,
                             government and
                             organizations. He
                             previously worked as
                             the executive director

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Huntington Arts Council, Long Island’s largest arts      Previously, Cusano directed a community school for
council, and the statewide Michigan Alliance for Arts    the arts in Avon, where he launched educational
Education. She also served as the program director for   outreach programming throughout the Capitol region
the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. She has also   and innovative partnerships with social service agencies
served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West         including the state Department of Children and
Africa. She participated in cultural exchange programs   Families. He has also directed the development of a
in Northern Ireland through the National Association     Bridgeport-based organization established to develop
of Local Arts Agencies and in Australia through the      artisan-owned, craft micro-enterprises under a federal
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Clair    grant. He has held a variety of leadership positions for
now serves on the board of New Haven’s Town Green        arts, cultural, educational and social service institutions;
Special Services District and as an ad hoc board         designed and managed numerous arts and arts
member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of               education programs; directed his own fine art gallery;
Commerce. Clair received her bachelor’s degree from      and co-founded and directed an urban arts festival. He
Hope College in Michigan and her master’s degree         received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from
from the University of Maryland.                         the College of Engineering at the University of
John Cusano, the community development
coordinator for the Arts Division of the Connecticut     Jerry Dunklee is a journalism professor at Southern

                                                                                                                        Workshop Presenters
Commission on Culture and Tourism, is now                Connecticut State University. He has four decades of
developing and managing a new funding program to         experience as a broadcaster and teacher. He has worked
support and strengthen community arts development        as a news reporter and talk show host. Dunklee is a
through innovative state and local partnerships with     member of the Board of Directors and a past president
local arts agencies, and the Peer Advisor Network, a     of the Connecticut Chapter of Society of Professional
program that offers constituents short-term consulting   Journalists and a member of the Society’s national
assistance. This summer, Cusano directed the             ethics committee.
expansion and decentralization of the Peer Advisor
Network in partnership with five local arts agencies.    State Rep. Steve Fontana was first elected to the
                                                         state House of Representatives in 1996 to represent the
                                                                                           87th Assembly
                                                                                           District covering
                                                                                           North Haven. As a
                                                                                           fifth-term legislator,
                                                                                           he now serves as
                                                                                           House co-chairman
                                                                                           of the General
                                                                                           Assembly’s Energy
                                                                                           & Technology
                                                                                           Committee, and as a
                                                                                           member of its
                                                                                           Transportation and
                                                                                           Insurance and Real
                                                                                           Estate Committees. A
                                                                                           former North Haven
                                                                                           commissioner and
                                                                                           Board of Finance
                                                                                           member, Fontana is
                                                                                           now active in a
                                                                                           number of North
                                                                                           Haven community
                                                                                           groups, including the
                                                                                           town’s Montowese
                                                                                           Volunteer Fire
                                                                                           Association, the
                                                                                           Board of Directors of
                                                                                           the town’s Peter’s
                                                                                           Rock Park
                                                                                           Association, and the
                                                                                           local chapter of the

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                             Sons & Daughters of Italy. Fontana, who works as a          times as they become more confident, spontaneous and
                             title examiner, obtained his bachelor’s degree in           effective. He wrote Playing Along: Group Learning
                             Creative Writing from Oberlin College, an M.B.A.            Activities Borrowed from Improvisation Theater.
                             degree in Marketing from the Johnson School of              Gesell was one of the first to bring the concepts of
                             Management at Cornell University, and a juris               Improv Theater into the business world. He has also
                             doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut         contributed to the International Association of
                             School of Law.                                              Facilitator’s Handbook and Humor Me, a compilation
                                                              State Rep. Steve Fontana   by America’s most prominent humorists. He has a
                                                      Web site:     bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree
                             Annie George works as the director of human                 in Education.
                             resources for Morris Foundation, Inc., a premier            Jeffrey Greene is an artist and musician. He has
                             behavioral health organization located in Waterbury.        worked in various capacities—including arts instructor,
                             George has 20 years of experience in Human Resource         exhibitions coordinator and program manager—for the
                             Management and Administration in both for-profit and        Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Program
                             nonprofit organizations. She previously developed and       since 1992.
                             managed the human resources function for a Hartford-                                                    Jeffrey Greene
                             based nonprofit. She also held human resources                                     E-mail:
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                             leadership positions with both DeGeorge Financial
                             Corp. and Burritt Financial Corp.; and worked as a          Roy W. Haller, commercial and industrial energy
                             recruiter in Chicago, identified to recruit staff,          services manager at The United Illuminating Co. (UI),
                             executive and mid-level management exclusively for          has worked in the energy conservation/energy
                             Arthur Andersen and Peat Marwick. George is a               efficiency field at UI since 1985. He is now the
                             member of the Society for Human Resource                    manager of the Commercial and Industrial Energy
                             Management and served as Appropriations Secretary           Programs with an annual budget of $6 million in 2007
                             for the Connecticut Junior Women’s Club, a nonprofit        and has held that position for three years. Haller is a
                             organization dedicated to community service. She has a      Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified
                             bachelor’s degree
                             in Liberal Arts
                             from University of
                             Illinois and has
                             earned her Human
                             certificate from
                             Saint Joseph
                             Izzy Gesell,
                             founder and “head
                             honcho” of Wide
                             Angle Humor, is an
                             alchemist,” keynote
                             speaker, workshop
                             leader, professional
                             facilitator and
                             presentation coach.
                             His skill is in
                             commonplace into
                             something special.
                             His humorously
                             serious and
                             seriously humorous
                             programs help
                             people thrive and
                             prosper during
                             these changing

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Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP). During his       Her latest book, Generational Trends, Motivating and
17 years, he has assisted in the successful design and    Engaging Four Generations in the Workplace, is
administration of UI’s Small Business Energy              expected to be released next year.
Advantage Program, the LED Traffic Signal Program                                     Carol L. Kardas, SPHR CCP
and the Municipal Energy Services Program.                                                       9 Sweetbriar Lane
                                                                                                  Avon, CT 06001
Carol Kardas, a founding partner of KardasLarson,                                             Phone: 860.673.4162
LLC, Human Resource Solutions, has more than 20                                       E-mail:
years of experience in the human resource and                                      Web site:
compensation field. She has worked as executive vice
                                                          Meghan Lowney is a consultant specializing in
president of human resources for Konover &
                                                          providing project management services for social
Associates and previously served as director of human
                                                          impact, including assessment, planning, program
resources and compensation for CIGNA. Kardas is a
                                                          design, advocacy and fundraising, leadership and
member of the Society for Human Resource
                                                          organizational development. Previously, she was the
Management earning her Senior Professional in
                                                          executive director of Operation Hope of Fairfield, a
Human Resource (SPHR) designation and is a member
                                                          nonprofit organization providing innovative solutions
of the American Compensation Association, World at
                                                          to homelessness in Fairfield and the surrounding
Work, from which she earned her Certified

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                                                          communities. She helped Operation Hope grow from a
Compensation Professional (CCP) designation. She
                                                          small sheltering organization to one that provides a
also holds a number of other certifications. Kardas, a
                                                          continuum of results-oriented services. In recognition
member and past president of the Human Resource
                                                          of her work, Fairfield University bestowed upon her an
Association of Central Connecticut, also serves as vice
                                                          Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2007. Lowney now serves
president of Seniors’ Job Bank Board of Directors and
                                                          as co-chair of the Leadership Development Committee
is on the adjunct faculty of Saint Joseph College. She
                                                          of Reaching Home, a supportive housing campaign of
has written and published numerous Supervisory
                                                          the Partnership for Strong Communities. She is a
Training Courses and has written A Business Primer
                                                          member of the statewide Steering Committee of
for Human Resource Professionals for World at Work.
                                                          HOMEConnecticut, an affordable housing
                                                                                              campaign. She sits
                                                                                              on the Advisory
                                                                                              Boards of Sacred
                                                                                              Heart University’s
                                                                                              John F. Welch
                                                                                              College of
                                                                                              Business-Center for
                                                                                              Strategic Planning
                                                                                              for Not-for-Profits
                                                                                              and Southern
                                                                                              Connecticut State
                                                                                              (SCSU) School of
                                                                                              Social Work. She
                                                                                              has served as an
                                                                                              adjunct faculty
                                                                                              member at SCSU’s
                                                                                              School of Social
                                                                                              Work. She received
                                                                                              her bachelor’s
                                                                                              degree in
                                                                                              and Human
                                                                                              Development from
                                                                                              Boston College and
                                                                                              a master’s degree in
                                                                                              Social Work from
                                                                                              the University of

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                             Tom McLaughlin joined Grant Thornton LLP in                for presentations, speaking engagements and high
                             2001 as a senior manager after 11 years as practice        profile events. She is a frequent trainer for the Center
                             leader for the nonprofit management consulting             for Professional Development of Connecticut
                             practice at a large national accounting and consulting     Association of Nonprofits. She is also a trainer in the
                             firm. He has nearly 30 years of nonprofit experience as    LIMRA International Executive Development Program
                             a nonprofit manager, trade association executive, and      offering courses that are part of the LIMRA
                             management consultant. Previously, he served as an         Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) Designation, and
                             executive with two major Massachusetts social service      serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Yale
                             agencies and as Associate Director of the                  Divinity School providing coaching and training in
                             Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers.          speech and communication. Milics is past president of
                             He now sits on the management faculty at Brandeis          the Central Connecticut Chapter of SIM (Society for
                             University where he teaches mission-based                  Information Management), a member of the
                             management to M.B.A. students; and serves on the           Connecticut Women’s Council, Connecticut
                             Human Service Providers Board of Directors.                Technology Council and Connecticut Collaboration of
                             McLaughlin, a contributing editor for the Nonprofit        Professional Coaches. She has a master’s degree in
                             Times, was the first Nonprofit Scholar in Residence at     Business Administration from the University of
                             the Isenberg School of Management at the University        Connecticut and a master’s degree in Music in Opera
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                             of Massachusetts/Amherst. He has served on the boards      Performance from Temple University Boyer College
                             of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Boston and        of Music.
                             Family Service, Inc. At Grant Thornton, McLaughlin,                                                Adrienne Milics
                             who is nationally recognized as an expert in nonprofit                                        Phone: 860.798.2698
                             mergers, alliances, financial management and                              E-mail:
                                                                                                          Web site:
                             organizational restructuring, assists all types of
                             nonprofit clients with strategic projects. He earned his   Howard Moody is the founder and principal trainer
                             bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in Urban            of LifePlay, an educational and consulting firm
                             Affairs and Business Administration from Boston            specializing in unique, fun and engaging presentations
                             Adrienne Milics
                             is the founder and
                             president of
                             Parnassum, an
                             executive coaching
                             and training
                             specializing in
                             and presentation
                             skills. Previously,
                             she was a senior
                             vice president with
                             CIGNA. She is
                             experienced in
                             leading and
                             developing multi-
                             cultural teams in
                             the corporate world
                             as well as
                             cultivating the art
                             of stage presence.
                             Milics, who
                             provides innovative
                             coaching and
                             training programs,
                             has extensive
                             experience helping
                             executives prepare

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that focus on humor, stress reduction, wellness and      Joan Pesce is president and chief executive officer of
team building. Howard has been a leader of fun           Morris Foundation, Inc., a premier behavioral health
professional trainings for hundreds of organizations,    program in Waterbury, serving adults and adolescents
and has been a core faculty member for many years at     in need of addiction treatment and related mental health
the Omega Institute, a center for holistic and           needs. She has served in that capacity since 1985. Her
alternative programming. He is the co-founder of the     staff has grown from 18 full-time employees to 80 full
Adventure Game Theatre, and his techniques have          and part-time employees. During that time, Pesce has
been featured on the PBS program Body and Soul and       worked with the staff and Board of Directors to develop
National Public Radio’s Best of Our Knowledge.           programming that is responsive to the changing needs
                                                         of the clients they serve in Morris House Residential
Andrew Pergam joined NBC 30 as a general
                                                         Program, the Therapeutic Shelter, the Women and
assignment reporter in September 2002. In his time
                                                         Children’s Residential Program, the Outpatient
there, he has played an integral role in launching the
                                                         Services Department, and the Adolescent Outpatient
station’s New Haven Studio on the Green and digital
                                                         Treatment Program. In addition, school-based
offerings. Pergam previously worked as a reporter at
                                                         prevention programs and several special case
the National Public Radio affiliate in his native
                                                         management programs have been added to Morris
Washington, D.C. In addition to on-air reporting, he
                                                         Foundation services. Pesce is on the Board of Directors
worked behind the scenes as an assignment editor at

                                                                                                                    Workshop Presenters
                                                         of Connecticut Community Providers Association, the
the NBC station in Washington. Following his
                                                         Northwest Regional Mental Health Board, and In-The-
undergraduate studies in writing and political science
                                                         Making, a Waterbury nonprofit agency. She also serves
at Johns Hopkins University, Pergam earned a master’s
                                                         on the statewide Steering Committees of the
degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at
                                                         Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Columbia University. He has worked with a variety of
                                                         Women’s Service Practice Improvement Collaborative
community organizations as part of NBC 30’s Partners
                                                         and the Co-Occurring State Incentive Grant. She is a
in a Caring Community initiative. Those include:
                                                         member of the statewide Alcohol and Drug Policy
Autism Speaks, Special Olympics Connecticut, the
National Alliance on Mental Illness and Best Buddies.
                                                                                            Keith Phaneuf of
                                                                                            the Manchester-
                                                                                            based Journal
                                                                                            Inquirer has
                                                                                            worked as
                                                                                            newspaper reporter
                                                                                            in Connecticut for
                                                                                            19 years. He has
                                                                                            worked for The Day
                                                                                            of New London
                                                                                            newspaper and then
                                                                                            the Journal
                                                                                            Inquirer since 1994.
                                                                                            He has covered
                                                                                            politics and state
                                                                                            government for the
                                                                                            Journal Inquirer
                                                                                            since 1998. Phaneuf
                                                                                            won the New
                                                                                            England Associated
                                                                                            Press Award for the
                                                                                            Top Investigative
                                                                                            Series of the Year
                                                                                            in 2005 for a nine-
                                                                                            part series about
                                                                                            campaign finance
                                                                                            reform and money
                                                                                            in the state
                                                                                            legislature. He has
                                                                                            also served as an
                                                                                            occasional adjunct

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                             journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut    A seasoned writer, producer and broadcaster, her
                             since 1991. Phaneuf, a Manchester resident, received      knowledge of the media is matched only by her
                             his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University   community involvement on over 20 civic and
                             of Connecticut.                                           professional boards during her career. She is vice-chair
                                                                                       of the Boards of Directors of Middlesex County
                             Russell D. Roybal is a senior consultant with the         Community Foundation and Connecticut Coalition
                             Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), a   Against Domestic Violence; and a board member of
                             nonprofit training group focused on building the          the Hartford Courant Foundation and Connecticut
                             fundraising skills of people of color. He worked as the   Council for Philanthropy. She is also a past president
                             director of training and capacity-building for the        of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Public
                             Denver-based Gill Foundation, and is currently the        Relations Society of America. Previously, she served
                             Director of Movement Building at the National Gay         as senior communications consultant for the Hartford
                             and Lesbian Task Force. Roybal is an experienced          Foundation for Public Giving and as vice president of
                             development professional, having served as                corporate communications for Connecticut Public
                             development officer and director for local and national   Television & Radio. Saunders was responsible for the
                             nonprofit organizations. He and Kim Klein, founder of     implementation of strategic promotion for the premier
                             the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, have a popular        of University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball on
                             video series on fundraising, Ready, Set, Raise! Roybal
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                                                                                       CPTV. During its second year as the “Television
                             has also served in various leadership capacities on the   Broadcast Home of UConn Women’s Basketball,”
                             boards of several nonprofit organizations. He has         CPTV won a Connecticut Innovation Award. Saunders
                             worked with hundreds of groups and thousands of           has worked at WFSB-TV 3, NBC 30 and television
                             individuals, motivating them to get excited about         stations in Washington, D.C., Michigan, and
                             fundraising. Roybal puts the “fun” in fundraising!        Massachusetts. She has won awards from the
                             Ray Sanzone, president of Turris Associates LLC, is       Connecticut chapter of the PRSA and the Society for
                             one of the managing partners of the Connecticut           Professional Journalists, and three Emmy Awards. She
                             Consortium for Cooperative Purchasing of Electricity,     received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from
                             which is working
                             closely with
                             Association of
                             Nonprofits to try to
                             stabilize electrical
                             costs for
                             organizations and
                             save them money.
                             Sanzone is a state
                             licensed electricity
                             Anita Ford
                             Saunders, a
                             veteran in the
                             communication and
                             public relations
                             profession, has
                             over 30 years
                             experience creating
                             and implementing
                             plans for corporate
                             and community
                             organizations. She
                             owns Anita Ford

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American University and a master’s degree in              in Bridgeport. He has been a journalist for 38 years. He
Organizational and Managerial Communication from          is the recipient of the American Society of Newspaper
Central Connecticut State University. She has earned      Editors Distinguished Writing Award for his columns
the designation of APR, Accredited in Public              on the free press. He is the author of A Passion for
Relations, from the Universal Accreditation Board of      Journalism, A Newspaper Editor Writes to his Readers,
the Public Relations Society of America.                  a collection of columns on the First Amendment on
                                                          how editorial decisions are made at newspapers. He has
Tim Simmonds is an operations supervisor of the           served twice as a Pulitzer Prize juror. Smith, 60, is
Conservation and Load Management Department at            president of the New England Society of Newspaper
Connecticut Light & Power, a subsidiary of Northeast      Editors and a member of the board of the Connecticut
Utilities. CL&P’s Conservation and Load Management        Council on Freedom of Information. He has worked as
Department manages and implements electric energy         a reporter and city editor at the Hartford Courant,
efficiency and load management programs funded by         managing editor at the dailies in Torrington, New
the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Simmonds          London, and Danbury and executive editor at the
has more than 16 years of experience in the energy        Record-Journal in Meriden. He has been in Bridgeport
efficiency industry, having managed energy efficiency     since 2005. His wife Jacqueline also is a journalist.
portfolios at Western Massachusetts Electric              They have four grown daughters and two grandsons.
Company. He also worked for three years at Select

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Energy as a retail power pricing analyst, mostly in the   Anita Taylor, owner and founder of Anita & Co., has
Independent System Operator of New England and            been guiding busy individuals from their cluttered and
PJM pools. Simmonds received a bachelor’s degree in       disheveled worlds to organizational solutions that instill
Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University       stability and simplicity back into their lives and
and a master’s degree in Business Administration from     businesses. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer and
Western England College. He is a native of Baltimore      the organizing consultant to trust. Possessing more than
and has three children.                                   two decades of training and organizing experience,
                                                          Taylor previously worked as an assistant director of an
James H. Smith is the editor of the Connecticut Post
                                                                                          international networking
                                                                                          company. Her company,
                                                                                          a professional organizing
                                                                                          and coaching firm,
                                                                                          primarily serves
                                                                                          individuals and small
                                                                                          businesses, but her
                                                                                          clientele ranges from
                                                                                          Unilever to Connecticut
                                                                                          Association of
                                                                                          Nonprofits to the
                                                                                          Entrepreneurial Center
                                                                                          of the University of
                                                                                          Hartford. Along with
                                                                                          simplifying her clients’
                                                                                          lives and businesses,
                                                                                          Taylor is also active in
                                                                                          the Entrepreneurial
                                                                                          Woman’s Network and
                                                                                          Network of Executive
                                                                                          Women. She is a
                                                                                          member of the National
                                                                                          Speaker’s Association
                                                                                          and former instructor at
                                                                                          The Entrepreneurial
                                                                                          Center of the University
                                                                                          of Hartford.
                                                                                                        Anita Taylor
                                                                                                Phone: 203.259.9649
                                                                                                           Web site:

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                                                                                                                                       GRAND BALLROOM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NORTH ASSEMBLY

                                                                                                     Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance–Risk                          Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC                22
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                                                                                                           Retention Group (ANI-RRG)                         9
                                                                                                                                                                        Maturity Works/The WorkPlace, Inc.         25
                                                       7                                             Andrew Associates                                      31
                                                                                                                                                                        Mercy Center                               32
                                                                                                     Anquillare, Ruocco, Traester and Co.                    5
                                                                                                                                                                        Merrill Lynch                              29
                                                       6                                             Bay Path College                                       19
                                                                                Berkshire                                                                               O,R&L Commercial, LLC                      21
                                                                                                     Brown & Brown Insurance                                27
                                                       5                                                                                                                Payroll For Nonprofits                     26
                                                                                                     Butler Woodcrafters                                    28
                                                                                                                                                               Data Systems, Inc.   23
                                                       4                                             Constellation NewEnergy                              11/13
                                                                                                                                                                        PPI Benefit Solutions                      16

                                                               SOUTH ASSEMBLY
                                                                                                     DonorBuddy                                              4
                                                                                                                                                                        RC Knox & Co.,
                                                       3                        Avon                 eBenefits Group Northeast LLC                          12              A Subsidiary of People's United Bank   17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            & Break Food

                                                                                                     eTapestry                                              20          RxCare Pharmacies, Inc.                     7
                                                       2                                             GiftWorks by Mission Research                           8          SeginusMD, Inc.                             6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Continental Breakfast

                                                                                                     Haggett Longobardi, A Division of J.H. Cohn            15          Therap Services, LLC                        3
                                                                                                     Hartford Magazine's Charitable Events Guide            30          Webster Bank                               14
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                                                                                                     ImageWorks LLC                                         18          Weiss Advisory Services LTD                 2
                                                                                                     IQ Telcom, LLC                                         24          Whittlesey & Hadley P.C. with
                                                                                                                                                                             The Technology Group, LLC             10
                                                                                                     JMT Consulting Group                                    1

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  Platinum Conference Sponsor: Tables 11 & 13                              Gold Lunch Sponsor: Table 15

Constellation NewEnergy offers nonprofits price                 Haggett Longobardi, LLC, one of the largest CPA
certainty for budget stability. We currently serve              firms in New England, combined practices with
more than 75 members of Connecticut                             J.H. Cohn, LLP in June 2007, and became Haggett
Association of Nonprofits, and more than 1,800                  Longobardi, A Division of J.H. Cohn. As part of the
                                                                16th largest independent accounting and consulting firm
customers in the state of Connecticut. As the
                                                                in the country, we are Connecticut’s only true
leading competitive energy supplier in North                    alternative to the big four firms. Our partnership with
America, we’ve been serving electricity to

                                                                                                                          Conference Sponsors
                                                                J.H. Cohn is a natural fit. Since J.H. Cohn’s inception
businesses in competitive markets for more than                 nearly 90 years ago, it has cultivated a reputation for
10 years. Our business customers range from                     honesty, technical merit and genuine concern for our
Main Street to two-thirds of the Fortune 100.                   clients and their businesses. More information is                                               available at

Constellation NewEnergy         CONTACT:                        Haggett Longobardi, A        CONTACT:
800 Boylston St., 28th Floor    Emily Neill                     Division of J.H. Cohn        Rose Swiatkiewicz
Boston, MA 02199                Business Development and        180 Glastonbury Boulevard
617.772.7513                    Community Relations Manager     Glastonbury, CT 06033        860.633.3000

                 Gold Sponsor: Table 12                                         Gold Sponsor: Table 17

eBenefits Group Northeast LLC is a full-                        RC Knox & Company has over a 100-year history of
service, independent, employee benefits agency                  providing the resources, experience and commitment to
serving the health insurance and benefit needs of               large and small businesses. The mission of our
small to mid-size; private to nonprofit and                     company is to provide comprehensive risk management
municipalities since 1986. A sample of products                 insurance services and the critical support you require
and services we offer: health, dental, disability,              in this business environment where changing times and
life; 401(k) & 403(b) plans; retirement planning                economic circumstances are in constant flux. RC Knox
services; consumer directed health plans; pre-                  is a specialist and leader in serving the nonprofit
tax, health spending accounts; employee                         business sector and provide a variety of coverages
communications. We have earned the trust and                    including Directors & Officers Liability, Professional
endorsement of Connecticut Association of                       Liability, Abuse and Molestation, and General Liability
Nonprofits, the largest and most respected                      insurance.
statewide organization serving the needs of
Connecticut-based nonprofit agencies. Find out
why so many employers choose and stay with
eBenefits Group Northeast.                                      RC Knox & Company            CONTACT:
eBenefits Group Northeast LLC   CONTACT:                        One Goodwin Square           Stacie Dykins
30 Mill St.                     Ty Tryon                        Hartford, CT 06103           Assistant Vice President
Unionville, CT 06085                                            860.524.7637       

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                                             Silver Sponsor: Table 27                                       Silver Sponsor: Table 28

                             Brown & Brown Insurance is ranked as the                        Butler Woodcrafters offers a full line of wood and
                             sixth-largest insurance broker in both the U.S. and             fully upholstered seating, tables, chairs, beds and desks
                             the world (based on the July 2007 ranking by Business           as well as mattresses and lamps. The company
                             Insurance magazine). The company operates over 170              specializes in creating warm attractive living
                             profit centers in 38 states with over 5,000 employees           environments for residential programs, group homes,
                             nationwide. While Brown & Brown’s size provides                 human service organizations, shelters, schools, health
                             customers access to virtually every highly-rated                care facilities and supportive housing providers.
                             insurance underwriting company in the country, its real
                             strength comes from the flexibility provided to
     Conference Sponsors

                             managers and agents at the local level. Each office is
                             operated as an entrepreneurial entity, making it
                             possible to respond rapidly to the needs of local
                             customers, with local knowledge.

                             Brown & Brown Insurance            CONTACT:                     Butler Woodcrafters           CONTACT:
                             610.694.1825                       Cathy McCormick              P.O. Box 803                  John Shannon
                             800.634.8237 ext. 1825          Newtown, CT 06470   

                                             Silver Sponsor: Table 30                                       Silver Sponsor: Table 16

                             A definitive source for philanthropic events in the Greater     Committed to high quality benefit solutions that
                             Hartford Region, Hartford Magazine’s Charitable                 provide nonprofit employers significant choice,
                             Events Guide is published biannually to 160,000                 PPI Benefit Solutions® serves more than 1,000
                             households and businesses. Included in the January and          employers representing over 100,000 employees.
                             July issues of Hartford Magazine, the guide features            Working with some of the nation’s elite benefits
                             editorial on nonprofit activity in the region, which includes   advisors, PPI provides access to a selection of
                             volunteerism and fundraising. Providing optimum                 top-insurance carriers, offering a total, integrated
                             exposure for charity and nonprofit organizations for            benefits solution. Further, through innovative,
                             several years, the guide has become a valuable tool for         state-of-the-art service programs and technology
                             advertisers and consumers alike. Reaching a key audience        development, PPI customizes that solution, enabling
                             of high-income households, the Guide should be a key            nonprofit organizations to offer their employees a
                             product in your promotional plans. Call today to find out       competitive benefits program.
                             more or receive a complimentary copy.

                             Marketing Resources Consultant     CONTACT:                     PPI Benefit Solutions         CONTACT:
                             Publishers of Hartford Magazine,   Kelly Tremaine               245 Long Hill Road            Stephen Sonnone
                             Home Living Connecticut &          National Sales Director      Middletown, CT 06457          Vice President,
                             Connecticut Business Magazine       860.648.9259                  Business Development
                             280 Trumbull St., 21st Floor                           
                             Hartford, CT 06103
                             860.728.5700 ext. 34

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              Silver Sponsor: Table 10                                      Silver Sponsor: Table 10

The Technology Group, LLC is a premium                        Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. is the only major regional
full-service technology consulting firm dedicated to          firm in Connecticut with service to nonprofits as its
serving nonprofit and health care organizations.              largest practice focus. Whittlesey & Hadley has worked
Working with many nonprofit organizations every day,          tirelessly for over 45 years to develop its expertise in
we have the breadth of experience and expertise to help       the nonprofit sector. The firm currently has more than
our nonprofit clients succeed with technology. The            200 nonprofit clients. This segment makes up the
Technology Group, LLC specializes in nonprofit                largest industry concentration of our audit practice,
technology, information security, network support, and        with our professional staff spending approximately
nonprofit accounting and fundraising systems. We are          20,000 hours per year on audits of nonprofit entities.

                                                                                                                         Conference Sponsors
partners with the industry’s most prominent product           Every member of our audit staff has both training and
companies including Microsoft, Dell, Sage, Cisco, and         experience in governmental and nonprofit accounting
more. The blending of practical technology acumen             and auditing and has the required continuing education.
with nonprofit experience gives us the edge over our

The Technology Group, LLC      CONTACT:                       Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.      CONTACT:
147 Charter Oak Ave.           Mark Torello                   147 Charter Oak Ave.           Edward Sullivan
Hartford, CT 06106             Principal                      Hartford, CT 06106             Partner
860.524.4400                                                  860.522.3111                          

           Bronze Bag Sponsor: Table 22                               Bronze Brochure Sponsor: Table 26

The accountants at Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC are            Payroll for Nonprofits meets the unique needs of
experienced professionals who offer accounting services       nonprofit and government agencies through employee
well beyond the scope of traditional CPAs. The company        cost allocation, general ledger entry and file import,
offers a wide range of advisory services including business   timekeeping and human resource management. Our
consulting, business valuations, litigation support,          easy web interface enables you to submit your payroll
succession planning, comprehensive wealth management,         from anywhere. Look forward to clear detailed
information technology services, estate planning and          registers for each payroll and customized reports, if
administration, and fraud investigation and prevention        needed. Standard payroll and tax filing services
services. As one of the largest business advisory and         included. Basic to very comprehensive payroll
certified public accounting firms in New England, the         solutions offered.
company offers a broad range of services and expertise in
                                                                   Payroll for Nonprofits = better reports + cost
a number of industries including construction, real estate,
                                                                           allocations + GL import files
nonprofit and professional services.

Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC    CONTACT:                       Payroll for Nonprofits         CONTACT:
Pond View Corporate Center     Patricia McGowan, CPA          877.417.9662                   Mary Merkle
76 Batterson Park Road         Member of the Firm      Vice President
Farmington, CT 06032                                                               

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5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference
                             Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence

                                            Bronze Bag Sponsor: Table 6                                    Bronze Coffee Bar Sponsor: Table 14
     Conference Sponsors

                               With experience of over 18 years in information                     Webster Bank is a leader in financial services and
                               technology and of over 10 years in consulting and                   strategies for nonprofit organizations, including banking,
                               servicing clients in health care, we created SeginusABC             insurance, leasing and investment services. Webster
                               (Advanced Behavioral Care) software specifically                    helps you manage your finances, people and risk. Over
                               designed for clinicians, managers and administrators of             the years of working with nonprofits, Webster has
                               behavioral health service agencies. The system provides             developed a true appreciation for what your organization
                               an integrated, centralized and cost-effective solution for          brings to the community––and the challenges you face.
                               care planning, progress notes, outcome tracking, billing,           Responsive and flexible, Webster brings more value to
                               reporting and scheduling. Some of our wide ranging                  the nonprofits through the skillful combination of
                               clients includes: Clifford Beers, Community Solutions,              dedicated nonprofit specialists, superior service, creative
                               and Portals House of California. SeginusMD, Inc. is                 solutions, product expertise and local decisions. Like
                               headquartered in Hamden and has an office in Los                    your organization, Webster has a mission: Find a Way to
                               Angeles.                                                            help nonprofits reach their financial goals.

                               Seginus, Inc.                  CONTACT:                             Webster Bank                   CONTACT:
                               1890 Dixwell Ave., Suite 205   Dr. Prakash D. Parikh                185 Asylum St., 5th Floor      Nancy A. Scirocco
                               Hamden, CT 06514               President                            Hartford, CT 06103             Vice President &
                               203.287.0956 ext. 111                                               860.692.1619                   Business Development Officer

                                                   Exhibitor: Table 9                                                 Exhibitor: Table 31
     Conference Exhibitors

                               ANI-RRG                        CONTACT:                             Andrew Associates              CONTACT:
                               (Alliance of Nonprofits for    Michael Pramuk                       6 Pearson Way                  Peter Donaldson
                               Insurance–Risk Retention       Senior Underwriter/                  Enfield, CT 06082    
                               Group)                         Marketing Specialist                 860.253.0000

                                                   Exhibitor: Table 5                                                 Exhibitor: Table 19

                               Anquillare, Ruocco,            CONTACT:                             Bay Path College               CONTACT:
                               Traester & Co.                 James E. Traester, LLC               588 Longmeadow St.             Diane Ranaldi
                               98 Elm St.                                                          Longmeadow, MA 01106           Dean, Graduate Admissions
                               West Haven, CT 06516                                                413.565.1332         

                                                   Exhibitor: Table 4                                                 Exhibitor: Table 20

                               DonorBuddy                     CONTACT:                             eTapestry                      CONTACT:
                               118 Kitty Hawk Drive           Jeff Hammond                         6107 W. Airport Boulevard,     Steve Ruddick
                               Morrisville, NC 27560                 Suite 120                      Sales Account Executive
                               866.603.1352 ext. 23                                                Greenfield, IN 46140 
                                                                       888.739.3827 ext. 277

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                                                                             5th Annual Connecticut Nonprofits Conference
                 Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence

                     Exhibitor: Table 8                                              Exhibitor: Table 18

GiftWorks                        CONTACT:                         ImageWorks LLC                    CONTACT:
by Mission Research              Pat Weaver                       27 Hartford Turnpike, Suite 202   Jeffrey Cohen
P.O. Box 8075             Vernon, CT 06066        
Lancaster, PA 17605                                               860.647.7725
888.323.8766 ext. 118                                   

                     Exhibitor: Table 24                                              Exhibitor: Table 1

IQ Telcom, LLC                   CONTACT:                         JMT Consulting Group              CONTACT:
99 Pratt St.                     Amanda Smerak                    2200 Route 22                     Suzanne Merriman
Hartford, CT 06103               Business Development             Patterson, NY 12563               Director, Marketing
860.882.0500                        888.368.2463                                                    

                                                                                                                                   Conference Exhibitors
                     Exhibitor: Table 25                                             Exhibitor: Table 32

Maturity Works/                  CONTACT:                         Mercy Center                      CONTACT:
The WorkPlace Inc.               Jo Shute                         167 Neck Road                     April Shuman
350 Fairfield Ave., Suite 302    Vice President of Marketing,     Madison, CT 06443                 Associate Director
Bridgeport, CT 06604             Communications & Planning        203.245.0401            

                     Exhibitor: Table 29                                             Exhibitor: Table 21

Merrill Lynch                    CONTACT:                         O,R&L Commercial, LLC             CONTACT:
City Place II                    Doug Turner                      2340 Silas Deane Highway          Carol Karney
185 Asylum St.                     Rocky Hill, CT 06067              Commercial and
Hartford, CT 06103                                                860.721.0033                      Industrial Associate
860.728.3653                                                      860.761.6015            

                     Exhibitor: Table 23                                              Exhibitor: Table 7                       CONTACT:                         RxCare Pharmacies, Inc.           CONTACT:
Progressive Data Systems, Inc.   Becky Correll                    91 Willenbrock Road, Unit B1      MaryBeth Wilkinson
P.O. Box 37                      Bookkeeper                       Oxford, CT 06478                  Director,
Willimantic, CT 06226                    203.232.6860                      New Business Development

                     Exhibitor: Table 3                                              Exhibitor: Table 2

Therap Services, LLC             CONTACT:                         Weiss Advisory Services Ltd.      CONTACT:
562 Watertown Ave.               Kara Blevins                     1045 Dartmouth Lane               Steven Weiss
Waterbury, CT 06708              Woodmere, NY 11598                President
203.596.7553                                                      516.374.1225            

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             Leading the Charge: Energizing Nonprofit Excellence


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