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COVID-19 Briefing #2 (4.8.20) – Relief Funds

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Gathering Ground’s Statewide Conversations — COVID-19 Response

Call #2 – April 8, 2020

Topics: NJCC’s Garden State Relief Fund & NJ’s Philanthropic Response

Guest speaker #1: Joe Palazzolo, Program Director, Education & Early Care – New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC)

Guest speaker #2: Craig Weinrich, Director of Member Services – Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Resources shared by speakers and participants during the call include:

  • NJ Technical Assistance & Pro bono (free) Support in applying for funding & managing remote work
  • Funding Sources
  • Resources for Nonprofits Serving Individuals with Disabilities
  • Helping Frontline Workers
  • State & National Resources
Download the full summary and resources links here.

“Last night I didn’t sleep because I was thinking about this [model of bringing people together]. With the New Jim Crow Project [focusing on mass incarceration] we have to plan events and programs all the time and suddenly I’m thinking that more people have to have conversations: I don’t have to have a keynote speaker, I have to create the kinds of programs that have people talking with each other and thinking about action steps. So it’s really changing the model for us about the way we’re going to do our communicating and programs and raising the level of self-awareness in education.”

– Barbara Flythe – Campaign to End Jim Crow (Trenton)

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