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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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Serving Vets & Military Families

Posted on by Marsha Atkind, Executive Director, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

On Memorial Day 2014, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey was among 30 foundations from across the United States that released a Philanthropy Joining Forces Impact Pledge to make sure that veterans and military families across the country receive the … Continue reading

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A Conversation for the Social Sector: How to Stop Fostering the Unexceptional

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

This year the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ Spring Colloquium for the Social Sector will explore the notion of being fearless and how a philosophy of calculated risk can drive innovation. Discussing fearlessness and acknowledging failures is no easy task … Continue reading

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The Importance of Speaking Up

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

Last month, I experienced a “rite of passage” for nonprofit executives in New Jersey.  I attended the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce “Walk to Washington”.  For those of you who don’t know, this is 50+ year tradition where the Chamber … Continue reading

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Philanthropy and Problem Solving

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

Here is the age old question: What did you do over your summer vacation? For one week this summer, I attended a national conference with my colleagues learning about trends in philanthropy and in nonprofit advocacy and policy. It was … Continue reading

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Why Civility Matters to the Social Sector

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

Next month, members of New Jersey’s social sector will gather for a conversation that some might think an unusual topic for nonprofits and foundations – civility. It is, however, a critical discussion for our sector. Over the years, the loss … Continue reading

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Facing Our Future

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Back in November, I shared in this blog about a groundbreaking project  the Council of New Jersey  Grantmakers has been spearheading since 2010 – Facing Our Future.  Last month, we were pleased to release an update to the original report … Continue reading

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Building Bridges for Funders

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By Nina Stack President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Yesterday, my organization convened a meeting of our Arts Funders Affinity Group. We were really fortunate to hear a fascinating, fact-filled presentation from Robert Morrison, founder of Quadrant Arts Education Research. … Continue reading

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Philanthropy in NJ Turning Heads Nationally

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By Nina Stack President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2012 is already shaping up to be quite a year for New Jersey’s philanthropic community. We have two national organizations coming to Newark in the next few months. At the end … Continue reading

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Helping Funders Pursue their Missions: Taking Stock of 2011

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By Nina Stack President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers According to the Council on Foundations, in 2008 there was nearly $18 billion in philanthropic assets in the state of New Jersey. We don’t have a clear sense of where those … Continue reading

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Facing Our Future: Have Your Say

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By Nina Stack President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Against the backdrop of a prolonged and dramatic budget crisis, a statewide team of former senior level government officials and others is seeking to engage leaders and local residents in needed … Continue reading

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Enabling Diverse Perspectives On the Board

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By Nina Stack, President Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Diverse perspectives improve effectiveness. A bold statement perhaps, but a belief that is being embraced more and more in the corporate world, and we hope, in nonprofits as well. Why have … Continue reading

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How Restricting Donations Hurts NJ Nonprofits

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By Nina Stack President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers The news has been filled lately with stories relating to potential tax changes and/or regulations that would affect the social sector if passed. On a federal level, our colleagues at Independent … Continue reading

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Leveraging Its Assets: Philanthropy in New Jersey

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By Nina Stack President Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Even in the current economy, philanthropy is alive and well in America. Here in New Jersey, corporate, family, independent and community foundations, as well as individual donors are engaged and giving … Continue reading

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