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Calling All Educators: You’re Invited to Spring & Fountain Online

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

It’s a simple premise—people gather together to sit in a circle, read poetry aloud to each other, and talk about the poems, all with the accompaniment of a seasoned poet. For many years, New Jersey educators have been doing just … Continue reading

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Chris Satullo: How Local Media Can Regain Trust

Posted on by Chris Satullo, Senior Advisor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Here’s a news flash: Journalism is in trouble. The business models that once supported big newsrooms capable of churning out high-impact work are near collapse. Purveyors of fake news and propaganda seem to be proving that Gresham’s Law — bad … Continue reading

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Poetry & Migration: Join Us Friday for Birds of May

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Join us on Friday, March 31st at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, when we will celebrate the NJ premiere of Jared Flescher’s Birds of May, the newest installment of The Creature Show, with poetry by Cynthia Arrieu-King and Catherine Doty. It will … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: When Looking at Financials, Don’t Do What Seems Most Obvious

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

In the nonprofit sector, we’ve gotten used to complexity when it comes to assessing the performance of our organizations. An organization’s “effectiveness” can be a complex combination of benefits to constituents, social and political impact, cost efficiency, and even environmental … Continue reading

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Creative NJ: Creativity & Collaboration in the ‘City Invincible’

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Camden, the “City Invincible,” which built its early reputation as a port city, industrial and manufacturing hub, is currently home to major hospitals, higher education institutions, cultural attractions and citizens who are deeply committed to their City. Though Camden has … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Less water for all of us

Posted on by  Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Drought warning in effect for 14 NJ counties Even as New Jersey is battered with heavy rains from a nor’easter expected to bring two days of wet weather, the rainfall won’t be enough to lift a drought warning and buoy … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Inauguration Poems of the Past

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Today is Inauguration Day, and we invite you to spend some time with the six poems that have been part of inauguration ceremonies of the past. While poems are often part of public ceremony, it wasn’t until 1961 that an inaugural poem was … Continue reading

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Help Support Year-End Giving to New Jersey’s Social Sector

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The Jersey Give Back Guide is back and ready to help New Jersey get generous with its year-end giving! Looking for some new fellow organizations to support but don’t know where to start? The Guide’s Generosity Generator makes it easy and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You, Veterans

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Warrior Writers At Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival from Lynn Estomin on Vimeo. In observance of Veterans Day, we present to you an excerpt from State of the Arts NJ PBS program, The Fog of War: Combat Paper and Warrior … Continue reading

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Why We Unveiled New Assessment Tools for Our Grantees

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Whether your organization enriches people’s lives through theater that bridges cultural divides or music instruction that sharpens children’s minds and boosts their confidence, you can probably think of ways you wish you did your work better. At Dodge, we believe … Continue reading

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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Join us for a live Q&A with Dodge Program Directors!

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  Is there a question you’ve always wanted to ask us but have never gotten the chance? Join us this Monday, November 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for a LIVE Twitter chat with Dodge Program Directors Molly de Aguiar, Sharnita … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Program Director

Surely there must be a more expansive word than gratitude for what I experienced during the four days of the 2016 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. It is a feeling of having ones too often closed heart unlock in response … Continue reading

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CNJG: Five New Jersey Leaders On Leadership

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Last month, I had the extraordinary honor to be among those named by Lead New Jersey as one of its “30 Leaders for 30 Years.” The recipients were chosen because their “leadership has made New Jersey a better place to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ask a Poet, where each week we will present (in no particular order) a Q&A with a poet who will be coming to the Dodge Poetry Festival this October 20-23. Through these blogs, you’ll be able to get to … Continue reading

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Art Pride: Conversing Creatively

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It’s National Arts & Humanities Month and in New Jersey that means it’s also Discover Jersey Arts Month, or its hashtag #ArtoberNJ.  Every October, thousands of local arts and community leaders partner with Americans for the Arts to host Creative … Continue reading

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