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  • Foundations on the Hill | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    New Jersey s Congressional offices The overall purpose of Foundations on the Hill is to Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill Advocate on issues affecting foundations Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues Registration is now open for Foundations on the Hill 2016 being held April 12 13 2016 The FOTH event was last held on March 18 19 2015 Thirteen CNJG delegates joined more than 190 foundation trustees executives and other regional association staff from across the country to participate in Foundations on the Hill FOTH provides the opportunity for us to inform and educate Congress about philanthropy create visibility for foundations on Capitol Hill and to advocate on issues affecting foundations and philanthropy Foundations on the Hill is organized through the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers with support from the Council on Foundations During our two day trip we met with all of our Congressional and Senate offices including our three new members Joining the delegation from the Council were Bill Engel Hyde and Watson Foundation Sam Crane Essex Equity Management Tara Cunningham and Jeremy Grunin The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation Chris Daggett Geraldine R Dodge Foundation Etta Denk Bank of America Marco Navarro Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Marion O Neill PSEG Foundation Doug Schoenberger Verizon New Jersey and Ed Wallace United Water Council staff Nina Stack Theresa Jacks and Stephanie Holcomb also attended During our meetings we were able to take the opportunity to thank our Representatives who supported the America Gives More Act which was passed by the House in February The act extends and makes permanent three expired charitable giving incentives food inventories conservation easements and the IRA rollover It also includes a flat rate of 1 for private

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  • Conversations with the Cabinet | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    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 Conversations with the Cabinet Conversations with the Cabinet Since 2006 CNJG has hosted a series of highly successful gatherings entitled Conversations with the Cabinet These programs provide representatives of New jersey s philanthropic community with the opportunity to learn first hand the priorities activities and goals of various departments of the current Governor s administration In previous years grantmakers have been joined by Jennifer Velez New Jersey Commisioner of Human Services Commissioners Heather Howard and Mary O Dowd of the Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioners Kimberly Ricketts and Allison Blake of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Bob Martin of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection At each gathering attendees discussed initiatives of mutual interest to government and the philanthropic community and opportunities for partnership to support the goals and missions of each Policy Foundations on the Hill Conversations with the

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  • PolicyWorks | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    News Grant Seekers You are here Home Policy PolicyWorks PolicyWorks PolicyWorks for Philanthropy is a multi year initiative that seeks to build the capacity of regional associations of grantmakers staff board and volunteer leaders to engage policymakers Our vision is that policymakers will recognize regional associations of grantmakers as among the most valued voices and expert resources on issues critical to philanthropy and society There are 28 regional associations participating in this initiative Our commitment is based on the belief that Policy work is essential to achieving our missions and helping our more than 3 000 foundation members As a network serving foundations in 39 states the PolicyWorks community offers the best and only coordinated national system for building effective relationships with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government Building and maintaining relationships with policymakers is essential to the philanthropic sector Building and maintaining relationships with policymakers is essential to the philanthropic sector s ability to educate policymakers about the work value and impact of foundations advise policymakers about potential legislation or regulation that could harm the sector and decrease much needed philanthropic dollars gain policymakers support for legislation that could support the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy

    Original URL path: http://cnjg.org/policyworks (2016-05-01)
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  • OMB Uniform Guidance | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    can negotiate a higher amount With the nonprofit sector earning nearly 33 percent of its revenue from government grants and contracts this new requirement is a game changer Nina Stack wrote a piece discussing these changes for the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation blog Excerpt from A Social Sector Game Changer Nonprofits that are hired by the government to perform a service and paid through federal dollars are to use at least 10 percent of the direct costs of their grant or contract to pay indirect costs BOOM Just as John Madden would say A mandate for funding that can be used for core operations Never before has there been such a clear directive and recognition from the federal government To see this change however industry wide advocacy is essential to ensure that all nonprofits are aware of this monumental shift and that governments follow the new requirement Without advocacy it is very possible that despite the requirement to add an additional 10 percent or more to pay for indirect costs legislative bodies at the federal state and city levels may further reduce project budgets to keep them flat And this could mean that in order to maintain the same level of services nonprofits will seek additional resources from the philanthropic sector to make up the difference Therefore it is imperative that philanthropy remains active in the conversation between nonprofits and government to continue to maintain a balance in the critical services provided by all What this means for nonprofits Government contracts are now required to reimburse nonprofits for reasonable indirect costs administrative overhead as part of their service delivery agreement The OMB Uniform Guidance is only a promise of better treatment nonprofits should know the rules and protect themselves What this means for foundations Advocacy is needed To ensure government

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  • Healthcare Conversion Study | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    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 Healthcare Conversion Study Healthcare Conversion Study In 2003 with member support CNJG commissioned a report on the impact a potential conversion of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to a for profit might have on access to health care in New Jersey Research from the Center for State Health Policy CSHP at Rutgers University provided details about the law governing such conversions in New Jersey and the experience of other states with conversions The report identified questions raised in other states when such conversions occur especially about the valuation of assets the impact on low income families and the operation of the philanthropic foundations that have been established as stewards of the assets generated by the conversions CNJG s purpose was to seek answers to critical questions relevant to the availability of healthcare coverage for New Jersey s citizens and to discuss models of best practice for healthcare conversion foundations across the United States Policy

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  • News | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    s long history of project based funding while adding new opportunities for planning experimenting researching and piloting new ideas Topic Grantmaking Dodge Foundation Announces 3 3 Million in New Grants Release Date April 7 2016 At its first board meeting of the year Geraldine R Dodge Foundation Trustees approved 57 grants totaling 3 3 million to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen communities in New Jersey Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Arts Culture Humanities Educational Environment Health Affairs Grantwatch Blog Publishes Op Ed by Nicholson COO and Grantee Release Date April 7 2016 In an Op Ed for the Health Affairs Grantwatch Blog Joan Randell of The Nicholson Foundation and John Jacobi of Seton Hall University School of Law write about a recently released Seton Hall report funded by The Nicholson Foundation Funding Area Health General Rehabilitative Reeve Foundation Awards Quality of Life Grants Release Date March 31 2016 The Christopher Dana Reeve Foundation has awarded 735 482 in Quality of Life grants to 107 nonprofits nationwide to improve the lives of individuals living with paralysis Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health General Rehabilitative Fund for New Jersey Awards 630 000 in Grants Release Date March 23 2016 The Fund for New Jersey awarded 630 000 in grants to non profit organizations in the areas of affordable housing immigration preschool expansion and school segregation Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Educational Housing Shelter New Jersey Schools Awarded 45 000 in Field Trip New Jersey Pilot Release Date March 10 2016 The Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation announced that their pilot program Field Trip New Jersey has awarded more than 45 000 in grants to schools supporting educational field trips Topic Grantmaking Princeton Area Community Foundation Awards 570 000 Release Date January 27 2016 The Princeton Area Community Foundation announced

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  • For Grant Seekers | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    Consumer Affairs Charities Registration Section The CR I Section administers and enforces the provisions of the Charitable Registration Investigation Act CRI Act which regulates the fund raising activities of most charitable organizations and all professional fund raisers fund raising counsels commercial co ventures and solicitors conducting business within the State of New Jersey Foundation Directory Online Free The Foundation Center has launched Foundation Directory Online Free an online tool the users can use to search the basic profiles and IRS Forms 990 PF of nearly 90 000 grantmakers giving them access to contact information fields of interest financial data and program priorities Also from the Foundation Center Foundation Funding for U S Democracy a new nonpartisan resource that provides data about foundations and their democracy related grantmaking in a structured contextualized and visual format The project documents foundation support across several key areas campaign and election processes governing institutions and processes information and media and public engagement and voting Foundation Center Funding Information Network The Foundation Center Funding Information Network is a network of libraries community foundations and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U S and around the world Network partners provide a suite of tools and resources consisting of Foundation Center databases publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers Pro Bono New Jersey This website sponsored by Legal Services of New Jersey aims to connect attorneys seeking to provide pro bono services with nonprofits that serve the state s low income residents and to provide attorneys with resources to support their pro bono efforts Resources Exploring the National Philanthropic Infrastructure Liz Wilder Philanthropic Services Consultant and former Executive Director of NY Funders Alliance writes about some of the philanthropic resources that engage funders including regional associations of

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  • 2016 Spring Colloquium: A Conversation on the Social Sector | Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
    services grantmakers and their nonprofit partners find themselves expected to assume responsibility for providing these services but with dramatically smaller resources How should foundation and nonprofit leaders be planning for their work What will the new normal look like What possible service shifts are particularly problematic for the social sector to consider What should be left behind and what should be re invented How can the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors ensure they have a voice in these important discussions We hope you will join your colleagues from across New Jersey and throughout the country via hosted simulcast gatherings as we reflect on the shift that is taking place in responsibility for providing public services that have historically been in the domain of government MODERATOR Robert S Collier President and CEO Council of Michigan Foundations Bio PANELISTS Elizabeth T Boris Founding Director Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute Bio Emily Tow Jackson Executive Director and President The Tow Foundation Bio Michael McAfee Vice President for Programs PolicyLink Bio AGENDA 10 00 a m Registration Networking and Resource Marketplace 10 45 a m The Changing Public Contract Changing Expectations 12 30 p m Box Lunch Small Group Discussions LOCATION INFORMATION George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick New Jersey Directions and parking information may be found on the George Street Playhouse website REGISTRATION INFORMATION CNJG Members 60 for first registrant 50 for all additional registrants Non Member Grantmakers 95 for each registrant Nonprofit Staff and Trustees 50 for each registrant All other Guests 95 Registration type must be selected from the drop down box in the registration area before selecting Register Now to receive correct pricing Cancellations made on or before May 17 will be assessed a 25 administrative fee No refunds will be made for cancellations made on or after May 18 though you may send a substitute if you are unable to attend please notify us if this will occur The deadline for registration is May 18 Payments by credit card can only be accepted through the CNJG website and must be submitted at the time of registration Payments at the door must be made by cash or check Nonmembers and nonprofit representatives must pay in full before entering the Colloquium For questions additional information or to register by phone please contact Patricia Foo at 609 341 2022 x4205 The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers seeks to create a community of shared inquiry among foundations and nonprofits characterized by mutual respect and trust While networking is encouraged we request that all participants refrain from soliciting funds or business at CNJG programs Signature Sponsor Lunch and Conversation Sponsor Program Book Sponsor Exhibitor Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Additional Support provided by Articles Websites of Interest Urban Institute The Broken Contract Inequality and American Decline by George Packer Private Market Misfires and Misconceptions Problems Only Government Can Solve How Citizens Can Have a Genuine Voice in Policymaking Flint Philanthropies Consider Long term Response to Water Crisis

    Original URL path: http://cnjg.org/events/2016SpringColloquium (2016-05-01)
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