Hartford, CT

President, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy


The Connecticut Council of Philanthropy (CCP) is seeking a President with a vision for advancing philanthropic leadership and impact for the members and communities served throughout the State of Connecticut.

CCP is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. CCP has expanded over the past two decades from a Hartford-centered organization to a statewide membership organization composed of over 110 philanthropic organizations representing more than $6 billion in assets and $700 million in annual grantmaking. CCP members are foundations (private, corporate, community), business and corporate giving programs, community-convener/funder/catalyst organizations, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists, and those serving the philanthropic sector. Learn more about the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy at: https://www.ctphilanthropy.org/


Three years ago CCP began the process of transforming the organization from a ‘membership organization’ to a ‘leadership organization’. Significant progress has been achieved in this transformation and CCP now seeks a new leader who can build on the momentum by continuing to fully implement CCP’s strategic plan and solidify the organizational infrastructure necessary to achieve the following goals:

  • To be a leader and catalyst for philanthropic action in response to community issues;
  • To facilitate the regular exchange of ideas, experiences, information, and expertise among Connecticut grantmakers;
  • To be a reliable source of knowledge and education about philanthropy for Connecticut’s grantmakers; national, state, and local leaders; and the general public;
  • To increase public understanding of the value and impact of philanthropy.


The next President will have experience with creating strategic partnerships, leveraging existing relationships and networks, and building consensus, while being mindful of regional and national trends. The new leader will help CCP and its members assess and shape CCP’s role going forward with advocacy and public policy. The President will be a systems thinker and understand the big picture, and philanthropy’s role in promoting social good and social change.

CCP seeks candidates for the President’s role with the following experiences and abilities:

  • Senior leadership and strategic thinking
  • Experience in philanthropy/grantmaking
  • Membership services and programs
  • Development and fundraising
  • Operational management and staff development
  • Collaborations and alliances
  • Strategic communications and evaluation
  • Accomplished public speaker
  • Financial management and planning

This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates..

How To Apply

This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Michael Negrón. The full position profile and application information, including contact information for interested candidates, may be found at: http://tsne.org/president-connecticut-council-philanthropy


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