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Join our dynamic presenters for some serious fun as they help us navigate the difficult situations we all face in our careers, where we'll examine what so often happens when we bring funders and nonprofits together in a grantmaking relationship.

Join us for the next meeting of the Trenton/Greater Mercer Area Funders Affinity Group where we will have a briefing from the Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) on the 2017 Kids Count findings. 

Please join us for a Trustees Dinner on the eve of the Spring Colloquium, where our special guest will be Rob Collier, President and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Audience: Board/Trustees

This year’s meeting will feature Bill Somerville, author of Grassroots Philanthropy, and Founder of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, who will speak on “Doing Big Things with Small Resources.”

Foundation leaders have a unique opportunity to serve as powerful champions of their missions. Partnering with your grantees can amplify your impact. The following guide is designed to help you start having an honest conversation in the boardroom; a conversation about your foundation’s goals, approach, and, most importantly, vision for the future.

Audience: Board/Trustees
Topic: Governance

Released in June 2014, this report lays out a vision and a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of philanthropy and the private sector to increase opportunity for boys and young men of color that benefits the entire country.

Audience: Board/Trustees

The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.

A growing number of foundations and philanthropists have elected to give away their money by a fixed date rather than establish perpetual foundations.

In a series of four podcasts, GrantCraft explores the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists.

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

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