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Release Date: June 27, 2017

Philanthropy is a critical component of any vibrant, sustainable community and, according to someone who has spent considerable time in both 'worlds' -- former Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt, and now Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Community Foundation of New Jersey -- the world of cause-related giving shares many of the same principles as civic engagement, activism, and even politics.

News Type: News
Release Date: June 22, 2017

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is pleased to announce that Meghan Jambor has been named interim Informed Communities Program Officer and Communications Director. 

News Type: News
Release Date: June 8, 2017

Over the past few weeks we have shared with you news of webinars that several national affinity groups and organizations are offering funders related to many of the federal policy and funding changes that have been proposed.

Audience: All Funders
Release Date: June 1, 2017

CNJG celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 marked by extraordinary progress and service to members over this time. As the nexus for the philanthropic community in New Jersey, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ body of work grows more robust every year. This is clearly evident by the exponential growth in programs and services since CNJG was founded in 1987. However, this proliferation in programs and services does not reflect the full realm of CNJG's transformation over twenty years. CNJG has evolved to become a leader in the state, spearheading important and significant initiatives throughout our history.

News Type: CNJG News
Release Date: May 4, 2017

You may recall my mentioning that this year the Council is undertaking a Strategic Visioning process.

Release Date: April 7, 2017

As you will see in the articles below, last month the Council had a very successful trip to Washington as part of Foundations on the Hill. There are two personal observations with which I came away.

Release Date: March 2, 2017

The announcement of our 2017 Spring Conference for the Social Sector has just gone out and we hope you are marking your calendars now for June 13.

Release Date: February 8, 2017

By now I am sure you have heard me or one of the CNJG team mention that 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ founding.

Release Date: January 5, 2017

I’m going to imagine that you had a lovely holiday and perhaps have come back to the office fully refreshed and filled with exciting plans for 2017. I’m happy to report we at CNJG can say this is true as well.

Release Date: December 8, 2016

Last year, when I returned from my sabbatical I wrote how profoundly moved I was by seeing the acclaimed painter Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” during a rare exhibition at MoMA. Profoundly moved because each painting was its own extraordinary combination of artistry and history.