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  • Family Foundations | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    and best practices of other grantmakers throughout the country Get access to discounts on board liability insurance technology and industry publications Take advantage of CNJG s vast library of how to resources Attend cost effective local high quality knowledge building programs that will boost your operational effectiveness online by phone and in person Save on CNJG s signature events featuring national experts workshops focused on skill building and best practices and networking opportunities Meet influential leaders and legislative decision makers throughout New Jersey Our CNJG membership has helped us to be more effective and efficient grantmakers and allows us to tap into the expertise of the broader philanthropic community Bill Gibson Trustee Leavens Foundation Member Programs and Services Tailored to Family Foundations CNJG offers a range of programs and events on specific topics of interest to members Recent programs include Engaging Future Generations How to Do An Effective Site Visit Successful Succession CNJG maintains an extensive library of publications and materials on every aspect of foundation and non profit management For example Family Foundations the Law Creating a Giving Program Small Foundation Management From Groundwork to Grantmaking Monthly Family Philanthropy Teleconferences feature national experts and practitioners who share their knowledge on a wide range of topics like Raising Charitable Children Effective Family Governance New Trends in Family Philanthropy Access to the Family Foundation teleconferences has been helpful What we have listened to has been good engaged discussion germane to family foundations in particular issues around multi generational family philanthropy and the dynamics on such Boards Dillard Kirby President Director F M Kirby Foundation Family Philanthropy Online In partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy CNJG members have complimentary access to Family Philanthropy Online a web based knowledge center that provides practical advice and knowledge on a variety of relevant

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  • Corporate Foundations | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    Study News Grant Seekers You are here Home Membership What CNJG Can Do for You Corporate Foundations Corporate Foundations Work Smarter Corporate Foundations and Giving programs work smarter and extend the reach of their philanthropic dollars through CNJG Benchmarking tools and data to help you set goals and measure impact Broad access to peer funders influential leaders and legislative decision makers throughout New Jersey Cost effective local high quality knowledge building programs that will boost your operational effectiveness available online and in person The latest news and information that impacts and drives corporate philanthropy locally and around the world Affinity groups that deepen your understanding of needs and opportunities in areas that align with your corporate giving mission The Council provides a network where I can tap into colleagues who may have valuable experience with an issue grantee or vendor In addition Council research can prove extremely useful for any number of decisions large or small Etta Denk Senior Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Bank of America The programs and seminars that CNJG produces are always substantive From a professional development point of view Council membership is extremely cost effective Marion O Neill Corporate Responsibility Sustainability PSEG To learn more about CNJG membership contact Craig Weinrich at 609 341 2022 ext 4215 Latest Resources Corporate Giving Guide Employee Fundraising Crowdfunding 2015 Giving in Numbers 10th Anniversary Global Employee Engagement Report A Corporate Responsibility Practitioner s Guide Echoing Justice Communications Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century Trends Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving Getting More from Measurement Five Insights for Social Innovators Snapshot Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving Integrated Foundation Information System Hosted Service Providers and Software Snapshot Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving A Market Emerges The Six Dynamics of

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  • Connect | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    Foundations on the Hill Conversations with the Cabinet PolicyWorks OMB Uniform Guidance Healthcare Conversion Study News Grant Seekers You are here Home Connect Connect CNJG s track record as a respected convener of the philanthropic and non profit communities in our state has earned us a reputation as the go to center in New Jersey for information connection leadership and networking That s why in a recent survey nine out

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  • Collaboration Toolbox | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    mutual interest We appreciate your ideas for tools that we can add that will help you in this area Getting Started Find Grantmakers with Similar Interests Join or Create an Affinity Group Start or Join a Conversation on a Topic of Interest Collaboration Between Foundations and Government These links and materials are presented as guides to help facilitate foundations and government agencies seeking partnerships or engagements to support mutual goals Collaboration Articles of Interest Collaboration related articles and case studies Guides Reports Resources Collaboration Approaches for Smaller Foundations Written for the Annie E Casey Foundation in 2004 this report details eight key considerations to keep in mind before during and after embarking on a collaboration Collaboration Through Funder Networks The report is based on findings from a survey of nearly 200 funder networks Do s and Don ts of Working with Local Funders This report shares advice from the field for national funders who seek effective partnerships with local philanthropies Donor Collaboration Power in Numbers This primer was created to help donors understand and evaluate if some form of collaboration might be right for them Funder Collaboratives Why and How Funders Work Together In this guide contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose building strong relationships and resolving conflicts and figuring out if the collaborative you re in is working Needle Moving Community Collaboratives A Promising Approach to Addressing America s Biggest Challenges This report examines community collaboratives from across the country that are successfully tackling seemingly intractable social problems by uniting local leaders and organizations from every sector In addition to the article you will find 12 case studies of collective impact Next Generation Community Revitalization A Work in Progress This report profiles and looks across six emerging national networks including Promise Neighborhoods and Living

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  • Affinity Groups | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    NJ Education Affinity Group The Funders for NJ Education Affinity Group connects those making grants in support of education and provides interested members with insights into current initiatives research findings and best practices Past topics of discussion have included analyses of school funding innovative educational programming measuring teacher effectiveness and youth development programs and have included roundtable discussions of emerging trends and key issues Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Affinity Group The Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Affinity Group s mission is to nurture develop and support professionals age 42 years or younger in the philanthropic sector across all departments roles within foundations Programming for the Emerging Leaders group is geared towards early and mid career professionals and will serve as a professional learning community for emerging professionals working in diverse positions an opportunity for professional development and individual capacity building that will lead to institutional change within the member organizations and as a critical partner in the creation of a pipeline into senior executive leadership in NJ philanthropy Environmental Grantmakers Affinity Group The Environmental Grantmakers Affinity Group formed in 2007 to provide a network and sounding board for environmental grantmakers who share an interest in 1 insuring a healthy environment for all residents of the Garden State 2 preserving restoring and regenerating natural resources including air water land energy resources as well as native flora and fauna and 3 encouraging solution based responses to resource challenges wiser use of resources and sustainable practices at individual public agency small business and corporate levels Finance Investment Affinity Group The Finance Investment Affinity Group brings together grantmakers of all types and sizes to discuss financial market trends and to exchange strategies to help ensure the greatest endowment growth At each meeting the latest market performance reports and commentaries are also discussed Funders for Strong and Thriving Communities Funders for Strong and Thriving Communities is an intrastate inter disciplinary network of public and private investors interested in enhancing the quality of life of the residents that live within New Jersey communities through place based investment or philanthropy The group aims to draw upon and leverage the knowledge of public and private sector experts in the field of community development including affordable housing economic development job creation neighborhood building and services to children and families Health and Aging Funders Affinity Group The Health and Aging Funders Affinity Group presents an opportunity for grantmakers who have a shared interest in issues affecting Health and New Jersey s senior citizens to exchange grantmaking strategies funding priorities best practices and other valuable information Past topics of discussion have included elder friendly neighborhoods doctor and senior patient communications and economic insecurity among the elderly Monmouth Ocean County Funders Interest Group The Monmouth Ocean County Funders Interest Group convenes periodically to discuss a variety of issues that impact the lives of those residing in Ocean and Monmouth Counties Poverty hunger housing and other human services have been the focus of past discussions Newark Funders Affinity Group The Newark Funders Affinity Group

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  • Leadership | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    many other key areas of foundation governance and operations It contains wisdom provided by leaders of all types of giving organizations within the CNJG s membership and is intended to serve as a practical resource to assist New Jersey foundations in their grantmaking In 2010 CNJG released a second comprehensive resource to help the state s philanthropic community understand their ethical legal and fiduciary requirements and obligations What Every Grantmaker Should Know and Frequently Asked Legal Questions These two booklets are key publications in CNJG s Excellence In Giving Series While the Guiding Beliefs Principles is available publically members will need to log into access the legal guide for download Guiding Beliefs Principals The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers believes Philanthropy contributes to a thriving democracy and is a privilege and a responsibility Grantmaking is a partnership with grantees and the public conducted in the public trust Philanthropy must be undertaken seriously and responsibly adhering to all laws and principles of fiduciary responsibility Thoughtful grantmaking is informed by different perspectives opinions and experiences In accordance with these beliefs We deal respectfully and courteously with our applicants grantees and donors as well as with those seeking information about our programs We honor the confidentiality of our applicants grantees and donors and exercise discretion in our communications We are clear and accessible about our goals and grantmaking processes and make information about our application requirements funding priorities and programs available on a timely basis We adhere to the highest ethical legal and fiduciary standards in our operations We recognize and disclose conflicts of interest and work to avoid perceived conflicts of interest We maintain active oversight of all financial and investment matters We regularly assess our mission and practices including periodic review of priorities policies board activity communications and the impact of

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  • Learn | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    Curriculum Maximizing Corporate Community Investments MCCI is a comprehensive and cutting edge 6 part module curriculum on corporate giving designed for small to medium sized corporate giving programs The high powered program for both new and veteran corporate foundation and giving professionals addresses the basic skills needed to build a strategic corporate giving program and the advanced skills to take an existing program to the next level Part I focuses on uncovering the key business benefits of corporate philanthropy and understanding the many strategic variables to consider when establishing a corporate giving program Part II discusses employee giving programs in kind giving and how to effectively communicate giving programs to build brand awareness Part III helps attendees develop the skills to measure the internal and external impact of their corporate giving and readily communicate their organization s corporate and community impact both internally and externally With sponsorship support from TD Bank this first time series sold out in 2012 CNJG hopes to reprise this curriculum series every other year for corporate grantmakers Grantmaker Skill Building As the social sector s challenges and opportunities continue to grow in complexity and variety it has never been more important for grantmakers to have the knowledge and tools they need to succeed CNJG is an excellent source of timely skill building programming for our members with a focus on due diligence best practices and the core techniques that assure proficiency in grantmaking and related work Whether you are a family independent or corporate foundation CNJG offers professional development for all members For example our program Due Diligence for Small Foundations has helped participants understand the fiscal health of current and prospective grantees Likewise How to Do a Site Visit has given small foundations a working checklist of management and governance best practices to use when observing a non profit in advance of funding Corporate grantmakers have also enthusiastically embraced our new six part curriculum Maximizing Corporate Community Investments geared to the professional development needs of both new and veteran corporate funders described in greater detail above Two of CNJG s most popular and fundamental professional development programs How to Read an Audit Form 990 and Due Diligence 2 0 are open to all members and offered on annual basis CNJG strives to assist funders continually improve and achieve excellence in their work We regularly develop skill building topics with the input of our members and actively publicize our offerings through multiple media channels Conversations With The Cabinet One of CNJG s most popular programs Conversations with the Cabinet offers the opportunity for members to learn about the current administration s key priorities and potential for leveraging their resources to have a greater impact Family Philanthropy Online Each month CNJG members have the opportunity to participate interactive teleconferences featuring presentations and Q A sessions with nationally recognized experts in different areas of family philanthropy Presented in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy these teleconferences take place on the second Thursday of each month

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  • Policy | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    a Member Connect Member Directory Affinity Groups Signature Events ListServes Learn Programs for Funders Event Calendar Collaboration Toolbox Resources CNJG Foundation Map Leadership Excellence In Giving Newark Liaison Hurricane Sandy Facing Our Future Camden Initiatives New Jersey Gives South Jersey Board Bank New Jersey Together Get on the Map Policy Foundations on the Hill Conversations with the Cabinet PolicyWorks OMB Uniform Guidance Healthcare Conversion Study News Grant Seekers You are here Home Policy Policy Public policy is a vital aspect of the work of many of New Jersey s grantmaking organizations and is an integral component of CNJG s programs and member services The Council s Leadership and Policy Committee advise and assist CNJG in identifying issues for potential action Resource Websites Learn Foundation Law Legislative Action Center Give Voice Policy and Advocacy Advocacy Public Education To learn more about what CNJG is doing to foster deeper relationships between New Jersey grantmakers and public and elected officials in Trenton and Washington D C contact Theresa Jacks at 609 341 2022 ext 4217 Policy Foundations on the Hill Conversations with the Cabinet PolicyWorks OMB Uniform Guidance Healthcare Conversion Study What our members are talking about Twitter Tweets from https twitter com

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