Category Archives: Public Policy

Entering a New Era of New Jersey Urban Water Quality

Posted on by Sarah Watson, New Jersey Future

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission has signaled that it intends to go above and beyond the minimum requirements set in its new state combined sewer overflow (CSO) permit. PVSC, three weeks after the CSO permit went into effect, issued a request for … Continue reading

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Are You Watching the Court Rulings on Property Tax Exemptions? Maybe You Should

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

In June, the Tax Court of New Jersey ruled that, with only narrow exceptions, Morristown Medical Center is not entitled to property tax exemption on most of its property in Morristown. It’s one of several prominent cases involving property tax … Continue reading

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CNJG Public Policy Fellow: I didn’t know what I didn’t know

Posted on by Stephanie Holcomb, CNJG Public Policy Fellow

  I have had the pleasure over the last eight months to work as the Public Policy Fellow for the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, a nonprofit membership association serving New Jersey’s philanthropic sector. As promised in my job interview, … Continue reading

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New Jersey Sustainable State of the State Report and the Breakfast Sammy

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Prioritizing and tracking our sustainable future   In New Jersey, we’re serious about defining a vision and goals for a sustainable state as well as a way to track our progress toward reaching these goals. Sounds simple — every state … Continue reading

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What Do You Stand For?

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

  Here is an amazing little insight from one of my favorite writers and leaders in the nonprofit sector, Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, and the founder of Blue Avocado – one of the very best … Continue reading

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A Social Sector Game Changer

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

  Those of us tuned into the national trends and policies affecting the social sector learned last month of a small but seismic change coming out of the federal Office of Management and Budget. In the closing days of 2014, … Continue reading

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Council of NJ Grantmakers: Building Blocks and the Promise of 2015

Posted on by Theresa Jacks, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

It’s Jan. 1 and I am thinking about 2015, as many of us are. Thinking about plans, what must be accomplished, what new projects and ideas we’ll explore, and so on. But I realize the building blocks for our 2015 … Continue reading

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3 New Jersey Towns, One Goal: Sustainability

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

  Five years ago, I traveled to Atlantic City for the inaugural Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon. We honored the first 34 towns and special award winners that achieved certification and excelled in the Sustainable Jersey program. These municipalities were forward-thinking, … Continue reading

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How to take action after the Climate March

Posted on by By Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey Co-Director

This past Sunday in New York City, over 300,000 people took to the streets to stand up for climate change action at “the biggest climate march in history.” As many people are feeling the post-march glow, it’s the perfect time to … Continue reading

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What’s on Nina Stack’s Desk This Summer?

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

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer You’ll wish that summer could always be here When that Nat King Cole song was a hit it was hard to image there would ever be a time that we would … Continue reading

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Inspiring Solutions: Modernizing New Jersey’s water systems an opportunity

Posted on by Dodge

Dodge Foundation President Chris Daggett and Environment Program Director Margaret Waldock want New Jersey communities to recognize the bright side of tackling the daunting challenge of modernizing the state’s outdated water systems. “Stormwater can be our savior if we view … Continue reading

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How Do You Build a Truly Creative Community?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

It’s not surprising, but the places we want to live in are the ones that have embraced and fostered creativity and sustainability. When asked about the qualities that people want in a region, they are experiential; we want a mix … Continue reading

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New Jersey’s Water Crisis

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Communications Manager, Dodge Foundation

Hidden beneath New Jersey’s 21 fastest-growing cities are aging pipelines that carry a mix of household sewage and rainwater that, even during a routine storm, spew their slurry into rivers, streams, bays and streets, parks and basements. Upgrading the so-called … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Upcoming Elections

Posted on by Lee Keough, Founder, Managing Editor, NJ Spotlight

The 2013 Gubernatorial Race It’s quite a challenge for the media to cover this year’s gubernatorial race fairly. In Chris Christie, we have a larger-than-life incumbent governor who has a finely tuned messaging operation and the attention of the national … Continue reading

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