NJEFP Membership Meeting
Friday, October 13   
9:30AM Registration; 10AM – 11:30 Membership Meeting
Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover, Whippany, NJ
Building Your Annual Campaign Plan… Putting the Pieces Together
Building a Successful Annual Campaign requires coordinated planning efforts that help you maximize year-round fundraising opportunities as well as tell your story and share the impact and good work of your education foundation. Debbie and Molly understand first-hand the importance of creating a plan that is realistic, can be implemented with limited resources, and engages volunteers and board members.  Workshop participants will gain tips on creating your solicitation list, strategies for different levels of giving, marketing your campaign, and building momentum for giving to your education foundation among your key constituencies. This workshop will help you develop a comprehensive campaign plan that will ensure success. We encourage staff and board members to attend.
Debbie Sontupe, Executive Director Morris Educational Foundation and President of Match Nonprofit Consulting and
Molly Servais, Board Member, Morris Educational Foundation and Senior Consultant with Match Nonprofit Consulting.
New Jersey School Board Association Conference
Wednesday, October 25 
1PM – 2PM, Room 421
Atlantic City Convention Center
Finding Alternative Funding; How an Education Foundation Can Help
This session will provide participants with information on the critical need for and the benefits of an education foundation. The content will include how to start a foundation, the legal and financial requirements, best practices in governance of the foundation and working with the Superintendent and Board of Education.  Also included in the session will be ways in which the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership, a state wide non-profit organization, provides foundations with support, assistance, fundraising strategies, resources and training, from start up to sustainability. Presented by the Executive Director of NJEFP, Co-chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Trustees.

This NJEFP presentation is part of the NJSBA conference and only open to NJSBA Conference attendees. However, we encourage you to share this information with your district. Especially newer Board of Education members or key school district employees who may not yet understand the role the foundation can play in the district.


NJEFP Membership Meeting
Friday, January 19 
9:30AM Registration; 10AM – 11:30 Membership Meeting
Liberty Science Center – Topic is TBD
We will hold two more membership meetings in the Spring.  At least one will be in Mercer County. Contact me if you have a topic recommendation.

Each year we try to hold meetings in locations around the state so that every member has at least 2 meetings within a 60 min drive.  We wish we could be close to everyone for every meeting but it is not possible.  After each membership meeting I will send notes, handouts and any other helpful information from the meeting in the newsletter so that all members get some benefit from the meeting.


Save the date!
Thursday, March 8th
NJ Devils Hockey Game
As in previous years NJEFP members will have an opportunity to raise some funds through the NJEFP NJ Devils partnership. You will have the opportunity to sell tickets (and make money!) to this game. We will not be holding a membership meeting on the same day as we have done a few years. Many more details to come on this event.

Check the NSFA website for their list of outstanding webinars!