Creative NJVOAD Call to Collaboration
October 22, 2015
Hosted by the Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake, NJ
Central Question for the Call to Collaboration: How can we harness the best learning from our ongoing recovery efforts in order to implement those innovative practices in the future?
Twenty-nine different breakout sessions were held during Creative NJVOAD’s convening and topics included:
- Harnessing the resiliency of our children to help heal the emotional capacity of their communities
- Maximize collaborative partnerships while minimizing competition for funding and clients
- Spirituality in disaster recovery/preparedness
- Continuity of funding and programs during transition from government agencies to local NGOs
- Coordinating feeding in the state between government agencies, faith-based groups and nonprofits
More about NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD): As we approached the three year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Creative New Jersey and the NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) brought together those who took part in recovery efforts, including representatives from Long Term Recovery Groups, case managers, media, the philanthropic community, federal representatives, and others for a retreat to look at how to capture and implement the innovative practices and collaboration for the future. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and affected the entire State of New Jersey. There were 34 deaths attributed to this natural disaster, and more than 258,000 households reported some sort of property loss to FEMA.
Host Team & Local Sponsors
The Creative NJVOAD Call to Collaboration is supported by:
NJVOAD gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Creative New Jersey gratefully acknowledges the support of the New Jersey Recovery Fund. Launched by the Community Foundation of NJ and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Fund supports the nonprofit sector and local communities as they pursue a thoughtful plan to help rebuild New Jersey, and to ensure that the long-term needs of the state are being met as effectively as possible.