The Executive Director Network is composed of 120 + executive directors from CAFC member organizations. Quarterly professional development meetings are scheduled each year and focus on annually-themed topics. Respected for the relevance of their program, these meetings are also valued for the networking and camaraderie they provide, where the leaders of our cultural institutions and smaller organizations can share their experiences and get to know one another. The following meetings are scheduled for 2023:


MAR 15: “Approaches to Fundraising in the Post-COVID Landscape,” with Jackie Downing, Senior Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Support, Greater New Haven Community Foundation.

Click image for Jackie’s slide presentation.



JUN 14: Membership and Subscription Models – What is Working?

SEP 20: Cultural Organizations Fair

DEC 13: Collaboration/Marketing Success Stories

Dates are subject to change


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