BRIDGEWATER – PSGCNJ’s Executive Council has approved an $8,400 annual budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year to continue services that put unemployed professionals back into the workforce.
The nonprofit’s second operational budget features a $3,110 investment in equipment needed to provide continued services. Scheduled purchases include:
video camera, upgraded sound system, projector, laser printer and current software.
“Our second fundraising campaign will focus on stability as opposed to survival,” said PSGCNJ Executive Director Kenneth Hitchner. “We will continue to invest in our members with the latest tools, tactics and strategies to help them advance their careers.”
After 10 months of fundraising, the employment community recently funded its first annual budget of $5,400 to become a financially self-sufficient nonprofit.
Employed members contributed 44%, members in transition provided 30% and third-party organizations contributed the remaining 26%.
As part of its cultural shift, PSGCNJ now asks for donations during the General Membership meetings. In addition, the nonprofit also asks members who land back into the workforce to contribute a portion of their first paycheck.
All PSGCNJ programs, which include the Accelerated Career Training (ACT) workshops, resume review and mock interviews remain free. New programs, such as its marketing plan seminar and Improv for Business Communications also remain free.
Currently, PSGCNJ is awaiting tax-exempt status. To support its mission, please visit PSGCNJ.org and click on the Give Now button.