Previous Years Membership Benefits

Highlights of the 2016-2017 NJEFP Membership Year

Electronic newsletters containing information on many topics of interest to local education foundations along with additional resource material were emailed to all members at least once per month. Listed below are highlights of the meetings and webinars provided to our members at no additional cost. Some of these were done in conjunction with the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the National School Foundation Association (NFSA). NJEFP members are automatically provided with an NSFA membership at no additional cost.

September          

  • All NJEFP Members renewing by 9/15 received a voucher for two free NJ Devils’ or Philadelphia 76ers’ tickets and two passes for the Liberty Science Center – total value $200. Additionally, one member won a field trip for 30 students to the Liberty Science Center – value $383. One member won a visit from the NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum to their school district – value $1500.
  • NJEFP conducted a webinar for NJSBA members – “The Value of an Education Foundation”

October

  • Membership Meeting – Allamuchy, NJ – “Marketing that Builds Community” Speaker – Katherine DeFoyd of Growth for Good
  • NJEFP conducted a workshop at the NJSBA Conference in Atlantic City “Dollars for your District – Fund your Strategic Plan Wish List”

November

  • Membership Webinar – “Critical Components for Sustainability for Education Foundations”  Presenter – Laurie Cromwell of Foundation Innovation
  • NSFA Webinar#GivingTuesday and Beyond: Your 9-Week Success Plan” Presenter – Dana Ostomel – founder of Deposit-A-Gift (now Firespring)
  • Conference call with NJ Devils to discuss ticket sale fundraising opportunity

December

  • Webinar with NJSBA “Bringing Dollars to Your District through an Education Foundation”
  • NSFA Webinar – “Building a Stronger Partnership with your District”

January

  • NSFA Webinar“Stepping Up -The Nation’s Top 10 K-12 Education Foundations”  Presenter – Dewey Caruthers – President of Caruthers Institute
  • Membership Meeting at Liberty Science Center, Jersey City:  “Effective Use of Social Media for Education Foundations” Speaker – Kyle Ruffin of K.Ruffin & Associates

February

  • NJ Devils celebrate New Jersey Education Foundations at their game. PSA shown on the Jumbotron and NJEFP members’ names listed as honorees. NJEFP Members and their communities attend the game as part of a fundraising effort coordinated by the NJ Devils benefitting each individual member education foundation.           

March

  • Membership Meeting – George Street Playhouse – New Brunswick  “Networking and Idea Sharing with NJEFP Members”
  • NSFA Webinar – “Philanthropic Leaders: Engaging Foundation Board Members in Fundraising”

April

  • NSFA Webinar – “Strategic Planning for the Future”
  • Membership Meeting – Lawrence Community Center- “Tools & Techniques to Retain & Energize Your Board” – Speaker – Marge Smith – Non-profit Consultant – Founder Princeton Community Works

May

  • Workshop conducted with NJSBA and their Education Leadership Foundation- Trenton “Training Education Foundations: Policy and Practice”
  • NSFA Webinar-Public Private Partnerships: The Public Schools, Private Donors and the City”

Member Highlights from 2015-2016

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