Category Archives: Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

The Power of Using Talent for Good

Posted on by Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

When considering the ways in which the private sector can advance global health and development and improve our world, a few obvious options come to mind. Funding is usually high on the list, as is research and development, but other … Continue reading

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Survey of the Social Sector: Rising Demand, Resource Gaps, and Opportunities

Posted on by Guest Blogger

  The Center for Non-Profits has been surveying the New Jersey non-profit community at least annually since 2001 to gauge the effects of the economy, funding and programmatic trends, and other issues in our field. This year’s report, New Jersey Non-Profits … Continue reading

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CNJG: Embracing Philanthropic Future Shock or Bracing For It

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

We are doing a lot of thinking about the future at the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers these days — the future of New Jersey (with a new Governor next year), the future of philanthropy (with new forms of giving … Continue reading

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Newark in the Spotlight: Summer Youth Employment Program Nod Emblematic of City’s Collaborative Spirit

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When Mayor Ras Baraka took office in 2014, he immediately called for an expansion of the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. There is a growing body of evidence that youth employment programs are a positive intervention that can reduce summer … Continue reading

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History Matters

Posted on by Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission

You may not have noticed, but history is having a moment. Often overlooked as a bit of a wallflower next to its showier sisters—arts, literature, and science — history does periodically take center stage and remind us of its inevitable, … Continue reading

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CNJG: Our Democracy Needs Our Problem Solvers

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

I’m acutely aware that I’m writing this blog the week our new president will be sworn in. It is that event that has me thinking a lot about Alexis de Tocqueville’s seminal book Democracy in America as we once again observe … Continue reading

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CNJG: Five New Jersey Leaders On Leadership

Posted on by Dodge

Last month, I had the extraordinary honor to be among those named by Lead New Jersey as one of its “30 Leaders for 30 Years.” The recipients were chosen because their “leadership has made New Jersey a better place to … Continue reading

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New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Lessons Learned with Chinese Delegation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

A delegation of Chinese officials made a stop in Morristown recently to learn how New Jersey’s philanthropic sector helped strengthen communities for the long term following Hurricane Sandy. The visit on Sept. 29 was part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Emergency … Continue reading

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CNJG: Powerful Partnerships Lead to Stronger Organizations Serving the Sector

Posted on by Nina Stack and Linda Czipo

The value of working in partnership with others has long been a powerful strategy in the social sector. Non-profit organizations understand that partnerships can be highly effective given the right mix of trust, communication, and an understanding of the unique … Continue reading

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CNJG: Launching the Newark Philanthropic Liaison 3.0

Posted on by Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

  Though it’s been nine years, it seems like only yesterday that far-sighted funders, the City of Newark and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers came together to form the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. Our objective was to … Continue reading

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Center for Non-Profits: Chronic Under-Funding of Non-Profits An Unacceptable Risk

Posted on by Linda M. Czipo, Center for Non-Profits,

              The Center for Non-Profits has just released its New Jersey Non-Profits 2016: Trends and Outlook report, highlighting the findings from our 2016 annual non-profit survey. The full report lays out in detail the … Continue reading

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CNJG: Using Travel As A Teaching Tool, And A Lever For Change

Posted on by Jan Nicholson, The Nicholson Foundation

Foundations seeking to drive systems change in health care have a powerful method they can use to educate health system leaders. The Nicholson Foundation has found that sponsoring out-of-state, or even out-of-country, learning trips is an especially effective way to spread … Continue reading

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Creating a Learning Community for New Jersey Corporate Funders

Posted on by Marion O’Neill, PSEG Manager of Corporate Contributions

    More than 50 corporate contributions professionals last month attended the inaugural meeting of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ Corporate Philanthropy Network affinity group. For a first meeting, the gathering exceeded our expectations and reminded me how great it is … Continue reading

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A Playbook for Funders

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

This week, a major new resource for foundations is launching and expected to be one of the most important new tools to serve for the field of philanthropy that has come along in some time. The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook was … Continue reading

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Sandy: Learning for Next Time

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Three years ago may seem like a very long time ago for some; but not for those of us living in the Garden State. The collective consciousness of New Jersey residents remembers Superstorm Sandy like it was yesterday. The days … Continue reading

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