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CNJG's 2021 Virtual Spring Conference for the Social Sector: The Future of Work and the Role of Philanthropy

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 5:00pm EDT
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The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers' 2021 Virtual Spring Conference will consider the role of philanthropy in shaping how, where, and why we work.  

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted and propelled the future of work in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Rapid digital transformation, the abrupt rise in remote jobs, a changing and uncertain job market, and an evolving conversation on the health and safety of employees have all come to the forefront in the past year. But even before the pandemic - the automation of jobs, the gig economy, the ongoing need for reskilling and retraining, changing demographics, green careers, lack of job security and more – has been setting the stage for novel ways of working. This new, accelerated work paradigm is having a profound impact on industries, workers and communities – and the implications for grantmakers and their nonprofit partners are extensive, significant and complex.  

During this timely and important conference, national and local thought leaders, experts and stakeholders will discuss what philanthropy and nonprofit partners can do to ensure a better future for our state and nation's workforce. Join the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers on May 19 and 20 for an exploration about what lies ahead as we prepare for and address pressing and unprecedented changes in the world of work. 

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