Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

The Power of Voice – Reflections on the GIH Conference

Posted on by Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson

I learned a great deal about the power of voice last month in Atlanta. Many funders use their voice and influence to: improve the livability of our communities; search for game-changing ideas; test new program models; and demonstrate philanthropy’s unique … Continue reading

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Does Green Infrastructure Create Real Estate Value?

Posted on by Steve Nelson AICP, Local Recovery Planning Manager, New Jersey Future

As the real estate market stages a slow but steady comeback from the Great Recession, and as commercial property owners consider new investments and re-investments in buildings and land, the use of green infrastructure (rain gardens, bioswales, permeable pavement, additional … Continue reading

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New Federal Grant & Contract Guidelines are a Good First Step for Everyone

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

In case you missed it, in late December 2013, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidelines that will streamline and greatly improve federal grant and contracting policies and procedures.  When fully implemented, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, … Continue reading

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Found Money

Posted on by Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith

Energy Services Program Helps Nonprofits Cut Energy Use, Costs, Carbon Footprint What can a three-person team do to help a nonprofit save thousands of dollars each year? A lot, it turns out. Nonprofits that own their own facilities pay energy … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Efficiency: What Is It and How Do You Know?

Posted on by Nancy W. Kieling, President, Princeton Area Community Foundation

The notion that a simple ratio or percentage could hold the answer to which organizations are most deserving of support is appealing. But there is no easy or magic bullet. Just as I was drafting a piece on the topic … Continue reading

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