The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers cordially invites you to join staff and trustees representing grantmaking organizations across the state for a signature networking event for New Jersey’s philanthropic community. [more…]
Beginning immediately after Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers has been working intensively to share information, resources, best practice strategies, and news relating to New Jersey’s relief and recovery efforts.
Please visit CNJG’s Post-Sandy Response section for a wealth of information relating to NJ’s Relief and Recovery effort along with NJ’s philanthropic response, best practice guides, nonprofits on the ground, latest news articles and announcements, and the audio recordings from Series I & II of the Post Sandy Funder Briefing Calls.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers has joined with our colleagues at the Center for Nonprofits to support a new, national campaign from GuideStar, Charity Navigator and WiseGiving of the BBB. For too long, there has been a misconception that “less is more” when it comes to administrative and overhead expenses in the nonprofit community. The idea that the “best” organizations are those that spend the least amount possible – in actual dollars or as a percentage of their total budgets – has become so ingrained that it has formed the basis of public policies, rating systems and decision making for many donors. The consequences for charities and communities have been severe and far-reaching, translating into less effective organizations, starved of the strategic resources needed to do their work. Read more here and help spread the word.
Grant funding is supposed to make mission-critical work easier, but that's often not the case at all. A new report released by Grants Managers Network and the Project Streamline collaborative reveals that after five years of promoting effective practices that improve grant application and reporting requirements, many nonprofits still feel burdened by grant requirements.
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Get the Practices That Matter report here.
It is difficult to be patient when lives, and indeed entire communities, have been torn apart. So when Gov. Chris Christie famously declared “Shame on Congress” and slammed elected officials for delaying aid to states devastated by superstorm Sandy, New Jersey residents applauded. The trail of destruction left in Sandy’s wake demanded immediate relief.
However, in a disaster as vast as this one, it is clear that the philanthropic community has differing roles to play in our state’s recovery process. Read the rest of the article here.