Author Archives: Rebecca Gambale

Understanding Context: Foundations in New Jersey

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

For most nonprofits, securing support from private foundations – whether family-based or independent – is essential.  No news there right? Often, the standard funding formula is a mix of government grants, earned revenue and private support, including foundations.  Adept fundraisers … Continue reading

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Falling Into New Jersey Arts

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

September is not only the perennial “Back to School” month but the time when the Fall Arts Calendar reveals itself, just like the changing leaves on trees throughout the Garden State.  In New Jersey the arts are more vibrant than … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Fall Semester News

Posted on by Dodge Poetry

Dodge Poetry wishes the best to all of the teachers and students who went back to school this week, or will be going back next week. Here are a few resources and ideas for teachers as you start the new … Continue reading

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Down the Shore!

Posted on by Dodge Staff

Ok, maybe not literally. But the Dodge Blog is taking an end-of-summer vacation, while we continue our regular grantmaking as well as our work with the New Jersey Recovery Fund. And yes, we will be taking a vacation here or … Continue reading

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Tent City, Three Ways

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

News outlets ranging from the AP to the Lakewood Scoop have covered the ongoing saga of Lakewood’s Tent City, an encampment of about 80 homeless people, which the town has been trying to shut down for years. This spring a deal was struck: Tent … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Efficiency: What Is It and How Do You Know?

Posted on by Nancy W. Kieling, President, Princeton Area Community Foundation

The notion that a simple ratio or percentage could hold the answer to which organizations are most deserving of support is appealing. But there is no easy or magic bullet. Just as I was drafting a piece on the topic … Continue reading

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New Farmers: Challenges in Accessing Knowledge, Land, and Financing

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Later this summer, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host a meeting on Beginning Farmers’ access to land and financing and publish an overview of financial and technical assistance resources. This meeting and summary document follow-up recommendations identified … Continue reading

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Dodge Poet Spotlight: Renée Ashley

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Welcome to our continuing blog series here on Poetry Fridays, Dodge Poet Spotlight. We are turning the focus over to the individuals who make our programming what it is in the schools, with teachers in Spring & Fountain, and on … Continue reading

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The Emerging New Jersey News Ecosystem: A Summary of Findings

Posted on by C.W. Anderson, City University of New York and Katie McCollough, Rutgers University

New Jersey has long been a bellwether for thinking about the emerging information ecosystem in the United States, particularly the ways that broad national trends such as decline in newsroom resources and revenues, the lowered costs of gathering and sharing … Continue reading

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It Can’t Fix Everything, But ArtHelps

Posted on by Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director, Monmouth Arts

Art may seem like the last thing anyone needed after the devastation of a storm like Sandy, but we immediately saw artists harnessing the power of the arts to rebuild the spirits of their communities at the same time these … Continue reading

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Dodge Poet Spotlight: Charles Johnson

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Welcome to our continuing blog series here on Poetry Fridays, Dodge Poet Spotlight. We are turning the focus over to the individuals who make our programming what it is in the schools, with teachers in Spring & Fountain, and on … Continue reading

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Preserving Our Farmlands

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

Chefs to serve up a feast for farm to table fundraiser New Jersey’s farmlands are the foundation for a strong agricultural industry and a way of life for generations of farm families. Scenic landscapes of green and productive fields are … Continue reading

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Celebrating Creative Abundance

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Social Impact Studios

One of the things I like most about being an Advisory Board member and partner of Creative NJ is the opportunity to explore big ideas that can make a direct impact on our everyday lives, communities and society. One recent … Continue reading

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Dodge Poet Spotlight: Luray Gross

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Welcome to our continuing blog series here on Poetry Fridays, Dodge Poet Spotlight. We are turning the focus over to the individuals who make our programming what it is in the schools, with teachers in Spring & Fountain, and on … Continue reading

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Board/Executive Director Relationships

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

Relationships can be challenging. Nowhere is that more true than the relationship between the executive director, the board president and the rest of the board. When it is all working, life can be beautiful; and when it isn’t, life becomes … Continue reading

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