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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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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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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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Sabbaticals Matter

Posted on by Dodge

Sab-bat-i-cal, as defined by Merriam Webster, “is a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc.” For the two months of August and September, … Continue reading

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5 Ways That Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Has Engaged Philanthropy in New Jersey’s Largest City

Posted on by Tai Cooper and Jeremy Johnson

“When I Become Mayor, We All Become Mayor” When Ras J. Baraka won the mayoral election for New Jersey’s largest city last year, expectations were high. The former South Ward councilman, one-time principal of Central High School and son of … 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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Hyperbole 101: Charitable Sector as Wild West

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

  There was a piece in the New York Times two weeks ago that has caused quite a stir within the philanthropic sector.  My colleagues within regional associations of grantmakers as well as other colleagues representing philanthropy and nonprofits around … 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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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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Philanthropy’s Role in Sandy Recovery Must Continue

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

On the anniversary of Super Storm Sandy last month, the Foundation Center released a report that was jointly commissioned by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and my colleagues at Philanthropy New York. Giving in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading

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CNJG Forum Explores Foundation Investment Strategies to Protect the Nest Egg

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

DEFINITION of “Nest Egg:”  “A substantial sum of money that has been saved or invested for a specific purpose. A nest egg is generally earmarked for longer-term objectives … . “Nest egg” has been used to refer to savings since … 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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