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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.

“Walls came down, bridges were built, inspiration was shared, challenges were tackled, hope was renewed because people who care took the time to come together to have meaningful conversation.Thank you for creating the environment to make this possible. We are stronger together.”

– Doug Goulding, Chief Serving Officer at NCS Paterson and the Paterson Health Initiative

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