News & Articles
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
* Donors Jump In, The Sunday Bergen Record, April 12, 2009 (Sorry – link no longer active)
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.
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.
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
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 Teachers, USA Today, June 26, 2008
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
A Nation At Risk, Education Week, April 2008