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A CNJG member queried our listserves with the question "Does anyone have templates that can be used and/or shared related to grant approval letters and terms and conditions related to COVID-19 grants?" CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.
Answers to all of your questions about the New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report.
Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex challenges like poverty, published this report that “explores how the provision of general operating support and capacity building can help [funders and] donors improve the impact of nonprofit organizations and in turn the communities they serve.”
A CNJG member received an application from a school district, and wanted to know if others granted funds to a school district, and what other funders learned from granting to a district.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ offers listserve services as a benefit of CNJG membership. The Listserves’ Membership Policies contain information on using the listserves.
This comprehensive document lists all of the benefits available to members of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.
A CNJG member queried our listserves with the question "How does your organization handle rapid response grants during a disaster or crisis in an equitable way to assure fairness in selecting grantees?" CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a monthly print publication and website, which delivers essential news, expert analysis, data, and tools to advance the work of grantmaking and nonprofit professionals.
CNJG member Novartis, benchmarked Employee Crisis Programs, and asked fellow corporate funders via the corporate funders listserve to answer the questions below.
What can over a million teachers tell us about the needs of schools? This report digs into the data from 1.8 million teacher requests on the crowdfunding site DonorsChoose to tell the story from inside today's classrooms. We feel this data provides a roadmap for funders seeking to support students directly, but also for funders seeking broader reform of U.S. education policy and systems.
This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey.
A CNJG member queried our listserves on policies regarding: 1) number of vacation days for new full-time employees; 2) paid time off (PTO); and 3) working remotely. CNJG compiled the answers from responding members.
A CNJG member queried our listserves for sample questions (not included in the grant application) you might ask grantees or potential grantees during site visits. CNJG compiled these responses, and other documents members use.
The benefits of sabbaticals for nonprofit leadership have been well documented. A study of five sabbatical programs over five years shows that sabbaticals not only provide needed respite to nonprofit leaders, they increase organizational capacity, aid succession planning, and strengthen governance.
This study underscores the enormous challenges facing the non-profit community to overcome deep- seated inequities in leadership, recruitment and retention.
In the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, participants were asked to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status. This report lays out the results of the DAPP survey in aggregate form.
BD contacted the Corporate listserve to ask questions to benchmark Community Service/Volunteer Paid Time Off Policy & Internal Company Guidelines for Volunteer Councils. They are formalizing some of their programs and wanted to see what other companies are doing.
There is a stronger, more strategic role that companies can play by leveraging skills-based volunteering to invest in a community’s resilience.
A report from Lumina Foundation and its Quality Credentials Task Force calls for a coordinated national effort to ensure equitable access to quality postsecondary education in the United States.