JULY 26, 2017
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Client Profile: Mainstage Center for the Arts 

The Support Center is currently in its third year of partnering with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to provide a series of workshops for all NJ grantees and targeted capacity building services for a subset of organizations. Mainstage Center for the Arts in Blackwood was one of six Horizon Foundation grantees to receive a $9,500 grant in 2016-17 for a six-month consulting engagement through the Support Center. Founded in 1989 as a summer theater program, Mainstage uses performing arts as a catalyst for individual expression and growth in youth and adults, and has become an integral part of South Jersey’s cultural scene. Through its Performing Arts Academy, School of Dance, Show Choirs and Summer Stage program, Mainstage serves over 800 young people and entertains more than 28,000 annually, with performances and events that include five fully staged musicals, three musical reviews and 20 short films. 

Welcoming Our Summer Interns!

Fun Facts:

What are 3 words to best describe you?
Open-minded, laid-back and dedicated

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Since middle school, I have looked after countless dogs and cats and have even worked at a cat shelter for a while.

Where is your hometown?
My hometown is Manhattan! 

Fun Facts:

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Draw and paint

What is the 1 thing you can’t live without? 

Where is your hometown?
Newton, Massachusetts
Recap: New Strategies in Grantmaking Panel
Leading Together

The New Strategies in Grantmaking panel returned last Thursday, July 20th to PSEG Newark. With “Leading Together” serving as the theme for the event, grantmakers and nonprofit leaders explored new ways of thinking about business practices and leadership in professional settings. The interactive panel provided participants with the opportunity to discuss, reflect and apply the leadership principles observed to bring constructive change to their communities. 

Recap: Stronger Together Symposium 
Focusing on Nurturing Collaborative Leadership
Building on the success of last year’s first-ever Stronger Together Symposium, Department of Youth and Community Development, Support Center and Community Resource Exchange hosted its second annual symposium to help nonprofit leaders build collaboration skills, meet new partners, and learn from experts. This year’s theme was focused on empowering nonprofit leaders to facilitate social and economic change through collaborative partnership. 
Recap:  Spring 2017 
NJ Impact Economy Gathering

On Friday, May 17, 2017, the Support Center hosted the third NJ Impact Economy Gathering at the Livingston Campus of Rutgers Business School, in conjunction with the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives and Rutgers Business School. The Gathering brought together a large community of people who are passionate about the burgeoning social impact economy in New Jersey. The audience included a diverse range of nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, capacity builders, grantmakers, lenders, impact investors, academics, and city and state government officials. Building off of last year’s two successful gatherings, this spring’s event featured speakers from nine organizations representing both the demand and supply side of the impact economy.

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Special Announcements:
Application Now Open!
Support Center's Fall 2017 Interim Executive Director Training program is now accepting applications. For more information, click here.
Online Storytelling for Nonprofits: The 4-Week Course
Learn how to tell your story in the most effective way across all your online channels to increase engagement, impact, and donations. In this highly interactive, hands-on, four-week course, we’ll uncover the stories, structures, and psychological devices that most effectively captivate your current donor base, potential donors, allies, and beneficiaries. For more information, click here.

Bystander Intervention Training
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we've seen how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting our communities. And yet we have also seen a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when harassment is happening. This training will show participants how to do their part to protect community members when bigotry and harassment collide in front of them.
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32 Old Slip 
24th Floor 
New York, NY 10005
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