Institute News

2016-2017 Watershed Institute Grantees Announced! – December 2016

The Institute is pleased to announce the grantees for the 14th annual Watershed Institute Grant Program. Six grantees from across the state have been selected as recipients in the 2016-2017 Grant Cycle. The nearly $52,000 awarded for project-based grants (ranging from $2,500 – $10,000) was generously provided through funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. (read more…)

NJDEP’s Pre-Draft MS4 Presentation – March 2016StormDrain_stock photo

On Thursday, Mar. 24th,  Kyra Hoffmann of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection presented to a crowd of environmental nonprofits and municipal representatives on the agency’s new preliminary Tier A draft MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer systems) permits. These are the general permits which govern the stormwater discharge from a municipality’s pipes, gutters, catch basins, streets, channels, and any other drainage system that leads to waters of the state. (read more…)

Working with Interns Workshop – February 2016

Intern LogoFor many nonprofits, interns are worth their weight in gold. They increase capacity, provide new perspectives, and hopefully become the next generation of environmental leaders. On February 29th, the Watershed Institute hosted a workshop to uncover how nonprofits can more effectively find and manage interns for maximum impact. This workshop featured a fantastic panel of experts from college career centers and the nonprofit community and an engaged roundtable discussion with participants that uncovered a variety of valuable best practices. (read more…)

Advocating for Your Nonprofit Workshop – January 2016

Advocacy Workshop LogoAdvocacy is using your passion to educate others about the importance of your cause. It is a tool you can use to raise awareness and mobilize people to do good. We were fortunate enough to have Linda Czipo, Executive Director of the Center for Non-Profits, give a fantastic presentation on January 27th on how board members and staff can be strong, well-informed advocates for their organizations. Her talk covered the rules and guidelines for 501(c)(3) lobbying and advocacy, both at the Federal (IRS reporting) and State (ELEC reporting) levels. (read more…)

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