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The Work Continues

Friday, November 6, 2020

At CNJG, the team continues to work diligently on your behalf, with the same fervor and energy that drove our endeavors over the past eight months of the pandemic. And it’s clear as the COVID-19 crisis rages on, we’ll close out the year the same way. Despite the many challenges we’ve faced, and the many adversities that confronted our members and the communities we serve, we are proud that so much has been accomplished this year.

As we prepare for the Annual Meeting & Holiday Gathering and take stock of this unprecedented year, we are grateful for the existing partnerships that have only become stronger during this difficult period, and the new partnerships we have cultivated and built upon. These partnerships are focused on a vast range of different areas - from joint ventures to collect data, finding opportunities to educate stakeholders, and collectively taking action to address critical needs. We also have a new appreciation of how important it is to just share information and intel with our partners. This helps us move from ideas to collective action and to “sing” from the same song sheet.

Working with partners such as the Center for Non-Profits, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and NJ VOAD - to name just a few - has solidified for CNJG that there is strength in numbers, and philanthropy has more impact when it brings “more players to the table.”

We’re also grateful to have worked with our partners on an extensive docket of programming this year for our members – clearly, we’ve been busy:

And our partnerships have allowed us to elevate our equity and racial justice programming:

Most importantly, we are grateful to our members for their generosity and commitment to actively engage in this work with us.

Our most important partnerships are the ones we have with you, our members. We hope CNJG can count on your continued membership support as we welcome 2021, and reimagine our approaches to promote philanthropy in New Jersey.

Finally, please take a moment to register for our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting & Holiday Gathering on December 7 and 8. Our central theme couldn’t be timelier with a focus on how philanthropy can use data for social impact and turn evidence into action.

We look forward to your participation to celebrate the end of a challenging year, and to aspire and reimagine CNJG in the year to come. As we are coming through the election period and with the holiday season just around the corner, we wish you good health and safety for you and your loved ones.

With Warm Regards,

Maria Vizcarrondo, President and CEO
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers