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CNJG's 2016 Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:30pm EST
The Newark Club, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102
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The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers cordially invites you to join staff and trustees representing grantmaking organizations across the state for a signature event for New Jersey’s philanthropic community.

Research by the Pew Research Center shows that New Jersey, and the nation, is experiencing the most striking social, racial, economic, and demographic shifts that have not been seen in more than a century. Funders will need to address the new challenges this “next America” will face, including an increasing aging population, greater racial tapestry, the influence of religion and technology, and more.

Join us for an informative presentation by Paul Taylor, the author of The Next America. He will share his insights on what these changing demographics will look like both nationally, and here in New Jersey, and how funders can think strategically about addressing these issues in your grantmaking.

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Pre-Meeting Workshop: A Framework for Effective and Responsive Philanthropy – How to Navigate Racial Dynamics within the Communities We Serve
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Networking and Registration
12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Luncheon and Business Meeting

Pre-Meeting Workshop: A Framework for Effective and Responsive Philanthropy – How to Navigate Racial Dynamics within the Communities We Serve
Presenter: Susan Taylor Batten, President of ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities (ABFE)

Poverty. Quality Education. Affordable Housing. Hunger. Job Training. Environmental Justice. Healthcare Disparities. Reentry. Social mobility. Neighborhood Revitalization. These are all issues that funders in New Jersey care deeply about, invest millions of dollars toward and genuinely want to effect change in order to improve lives and communities. Yet we don't see the progress we seek, especially in communities of color. Racial disparities exist on almost every indicator of well-being. Why?

Join us for a pre-luncheon discussion with Susan Taylor Batten from ABFE on what drives poor and disparate outcomes in Black communities and other communities of color. Our discussion will also help us develop a shared understanding and language regarding structural racism, racial equity, diversity and inclusion - terms used frequently in our field. Most importantly, we will learn of practical tools and advice for addressing these issues in your grantmaking.

CNJG sincerely thanks our 2016 Annual Meeting Sponsors: The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Novartis – Co-Signature Sponsors; The Prudential Foundation – Sustaining Sponsor; Novo Nordisk – Gift Sponsor; and The Provident Bank Foundation – Supporting Sponsor.

Articles of Interest
11 Ways NJ has Changed in the Last Decade
Addressing Racial Equity in Your Work
The Next America: Changing Demographics and How Philanthropy Responds - Paul Taylor

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