Author Archives: Dodge

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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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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Why arts education is vital to the workforce of tomorrow

Posted on by Atiya Weiss, Executive Director, The Burke Foundation

  Recently I was asked to speak about how the arts — and specifically arts education — will contribute to the workforce of the future. The convening at which I spoke was primarily concerned with STEM education and its importance … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Making sustainability change stick

Posted on by Lauren Skowronski, Program Director for Community Engagement, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey Regional Hubs meet to advance collective leadership What drew leaders from Sustainable Jersey’s Regional Hubs to an indoors five-hour gathering on a recent beautiful fall Saturday? Consider the range of responses ticked off as we went around the room: … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Beautiful Questions

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

In an age of declarations, assumptions, and sound bites it’s refreshing to come across a book like Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas where curiosity reigns and questions are the goal, not … Continue reading

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Introducing: Our new, streamlined Board Leadership Series

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Technical Assistance Director

For more than a decade, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has provided a comprehensive Board Leadership Series free of charge to our grantees to ensure nonprofit boards and staff access the training, resources, and peer-to-peer mentorship that enable them to accomplish organizational … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: The ‘duty to read’

Posted on by Christine Michelle Duffy, Pro Bono Partnership

If you have attended one of the workshops presented by Pro Bono Partnership that includes a discussion on nonprofit governance, you likely have heard us talk about the three legal duties of nonprofit trustees and officers. In New Jersey, these … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Raising Unrestricted Revenue

Posted on by Nancy Eberhardt, Pro Bono Partnership

Are you tired of endless grant applications, expenditure tracking, report writing? Do you know that you have great services and could probably market more great services or products through a natural expansion of your programs? Are you thinking it would just … Continue reading

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After Charlottesville, moving toward a more equitable society

Posted on by Chris Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President & CEO

All who believe in a just and civil society have a duty to stand up and condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Violence of any kind is abhorrent — violence bred by racism, white supremacy, and other … Continue reading

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Feeling Burned out? 7 Steps to Get Back Your NGO Mojo

Posted on by Yvette R. Murry

You’re probably so busy that you don’t have time to read this post. But, please stop multi-tasking and resist the pull to check your phone. I have an important question: Lately, when you walk into your non-profit job in the … Continue reading

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Art Pride NJ: One Big Tool for the Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride NJ

Did you attend an arts event last year? A performance, exhibit, music festival, or poetry reading? If you did, you are in great company. New Jersey nonprofit arts groups drew more than 7.5 million people to their programs in 2015 … Continue reading

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ArtPride NJ: Mapping the needs of a strong arts ecosystem in New Jersey

Posted on by Dodge

On May 11, thought leaders from within and outside New Jersey’s arts community gathered at Express Newark to discuss trends and conditions affecting New Jersey artists and the future of support for their work. The catalyst was the National Endowment … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: How to Spot and Address Conflicts of Interest in the Board Room

Posted on by Dodge

We’ve all seen the headlines about possible conflicts of interest in the news lately, in stories of national interest and importance.  The topic is also important for all nonprofits to understand and address properly, regardless of whether those organizations’ activities … Continue reading

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