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Articles below are sorted by category and date.* An asterisk denotes a good resource for those who are starting or building a new education foundation.

Education in NJ Deeply Affected by State Budget Cuts
This is a critical time for public education in New Jersey. The role of Education Foundations is more important than ever. NJEFP is ready to help local schools and education foundations face the challenges ahead.

NJEFP in the News

New Jersey Monthly
With school districts in need, local education foundations are helping plug the budget gaps. NJ Education Foundation Partnership, and many of our members are featured in article in New Jersey Monthly’s September 2010 issue. Click here to read article.

Area schools find new revenue sources, Home News Tribune, Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Education foundations a vital resource to districts, News-Record of Maplewood & South Orange, Sept. 2, 2010

Charitable Foundations Fill in Budget Gaps for Public Schools, Atlantic City Press, July 18, 2010
Education Foundation Funding Chart, AC Press, July 18,2010

Woodbridge Seeks to Bolster School Budget, Star Ledger, May 19, 2010

NJ Districts Weigh Taking Donations, Bergen Record, April 1, 2010

A Funding Blow for Lawnside Schools, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 2010

It’s a Hard Sell, The Times (Trenton), Sunday, June 28, 2009

* Donors Jump In, The Sunday Bergen Record, April 12, 2009 (Sorry – link no longer active)

Westminster Presents – Performing Arts Program for High School Students March 31, 2009

Adjusting To Difficult Times, The Bergen Record, September 30, 2008
Raising money and turning out volunteers are problems for nearly any non-profit in tough economic times, and local education foundations are no exception. NJEFP presented at Bergen County Summit.

Best Practices of School District Foundations, School Leader, NJ School Boards Association, Sept/Oct 2008
Artists in residence programs at schools. Guitars for sixth grade music classes. SmartBoards for classrooms. CPR training for students. Funding for teachers to attend summer staff development workshops.

Fifth Annual Woodrow Wilson Forum on International & Public Affairs, May 2008

Articles on Education Foundations & School Funding 
(An “*” denotes reading for those who are starting or building a new education foundation)

Fundraising in Difficult Economic Times A selection of tele-seminars and articles on fundraising in difficult times.

*Icing on the Cake, The Bergen Record, April 15, 2008

Schools Looking To Businesses…, Trenton Times, October 2008

Crash Strapped Schools Turn to Foundations, Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, Oct. 12, 2008

Schools Deep Pocketed Partners, New York Times, June 3, 2007

California Public Schools Seek Private Money Just to Cover Basics,
Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2008

Schools: Adding A Little Extra to the Education Pot, New York Times, May 2, 2004

Beyond Bake Sales, Edutopia Magazine, Dec/Jan. 2006

Starting a School Foundation, National School Boards Association, January 2004

Articles & Reports on Education, Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Wealth Building: Science & Engineering Education, The Times (Trenton), November 25, 2008

NJ Plan to Cut High School Dropout Rate, New York Times, Oct. 26, 2008

Making Math Uncool is Hurting America Reuters, October 10, 2008
Click here for PDF version of article

Strong American Schools Launches $5 million Public Education Campaign,
Posted July 15, 2008, Philanthropy News Digest

American’s Perfect Storm, Three Forces Changing Our Nations’ Future, 2007
Policy Information Report by ETS. (click on drop-down box “Education Topics”)

Poor Math Prep Found Among Elementary-School TeachersUSA Today, June 26, 2008

Business’s Social Contract: Capturing the Corporate Philanthropy Opportunity
Published by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

Giving in Numbers: 2007 Edition
Published by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

National Committee on Adult LiteracyReach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce June 2008,Direct HTML Link: Reach Higher, America Report 
PDF:          Reach Higher, America Report

For-Profit Fund Raisers Kept 54 Cents of Every Dollar Raised, Calif. Study Shows
Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2008

Does 8th Grade Pomp Fit the Circumstance? New York Times, June 22, 2008

How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Fix a School System?, New York Times, Money Issue, 3/10/2008
– PDF version of article

The Coming Charity Crisis: The Economy is Tumbling. Will Philanthropic Donations Follow?, Daniel Gross, June 12, 2008

Put a Little Science in Your Life, New York Times, Sunday Opinion, June 1, 2008
– PDF version of article

New IRS Rules Help Donors Vet Charities, Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2008

Strategic Corporate Philanthropy, By Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2008

Profit and Loss in School-Business Partnerships, District Administration, April 2008
For PDF version of article: Click here.

A Nation At Risk, Education Week, April 2008