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3 lessons we learned from Voting Block NJ

Posted on by By Cristina Kim and Annie Chabel, Center for Investigative Reporting

Collaborative journalism is having a moment right now, but it’s more than just a buzzword. As budgets and staff sizes continue to shrink in local newsrooms, collaboration has become one crucial way to expand coverage and reach. Last year, in … Continue reading

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CNJG: Philanthropy’s message to Washington

Posted on by Nina Stack, President of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

This week hundreds of representatives from private foundations are converging on Capitol Hill to share stories of impact and ask policymakers to consider the implications of tax and policy changes on the essential work of our social sector. Foundations on … Continue reading

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New Gallery at 14 Maple exhibit features work by 39 New Jersey women artists

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Thirty-nine works by 39 women artists, all from New Jersey, are on display as part of approaching VIBRANCY, the Gallery at 14 Maple’s newest exhibit in Morristown. Morris Arts hosts a free opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on … Continue reading

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What might an equitable New Jersey look like?

Posted on by Chris Daggett, Dodge Foundation President and CEO

An update on our strategic planning process Equity is one of the most important issues facing society today. As we witness the unrelenting march of current events — whether through personal experience or through our screens — it has become … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Meet our new grants manager

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not … Continue reading

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Investing In and For Good

Posted on by Hans Dekker, Community Foundation of New Jersey

The word “philanthropy” usually brings to mind the act of giving in support of a worthy cause. And this description is, of course, true. At its core, however, philanthropy is much more. As entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad famously said, … Continue reading

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CNJG: Standing up as advocates for the social sector amid federal tax reform efforts

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

  Update as of December 15: The final H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was released on Friday, December 15, 2017. The tax plan will not repeal the Johnson Amendment and does not include the Universal Charitable Deduction, however … Continue reading

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Invest in inclusive innovation: Building shared language in community

Posted on by Sabrina Hersi Issa, Local News Lab Fellow

“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” – Toni Morrison As part of research for Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation exploring how philanthropy can support diverse, inclusive newsrooms, I visited local newsrooms, interviewed experts and community groups, sat with journalists … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: The doctor will see you now

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Robert Frost once wrote, “An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.” As a former English teacher and current consultant to non-profit organizations, I couldn’t agree more. I thought about metaphors as … Continue reading

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Sustainability ingredients: Innovation, persistence, partnerships, and leadership

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey 2017 special awards announced  This week, Sustainable Jersey celebrated the 82 municipalities, from 18 New Jersey counties, that achieved the Sustainable Jersey certification in 2017. Sustainable Jersey has almost hit the 80 percent participation mark this year with 445 … Continue reading

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CNJG: How not to read ‘The Prize’

Posted on by Dale Anglin and Barbara Reisman

At last month’s Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., we presented a workshop called “How Not to Read the Prize” to a standing-room-only audience of national, regional, and local foundations. We did so not to dispute the findings … Continue reading

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Community and Complexity: Investing in Nuance, Building Trust and Engaged Journalism

Posted on by Sabrina Hersi Issa, Local News Lab Fellow

Image via Unsplash As part of research for Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation exploring how philanthropy can support diverse, inclusive newsrooms, I visited local newsrooms, interviewed experts and community groups, sat with journalists and listened. This research sought to explore how local … Continue reading

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Harvest Time: Youth reap the benefits of urban farming in Camden

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Director of Programming, Creative New Jersey

Teresa Niedda, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET), and Fredric Byarm, Founder of Invincible City Farms were two of the many inspiring people we had the chance to work with in Camden when Creative New Jersey was … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Cost savings, collaboration and champions

Posted on by Dodge

2017 school and district sustainability awards announced This week, Sustainable Jersey for Schools celebrated the 91 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017 at an awards event attended by over 250 teachers, principals, green team volunteers, school … Continue reading

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The Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: A Title Conundrum

Posted on by Kent E. Hansen, Pro Bono Partnership

I often wonder if it is productive to try to fashion a catchy title for a post, particularly when you could be the only person who thinks it is catchy. This one’s a stretch. The driver for this title is … Continue reading

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