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Discovery Orchestra: How Shall We Study Music?

Posted on by George Marriner Maull, The Discovery Orchestra

I live and breathe classical music. This came very naturally to me from my mother, Helen, who was a highly accomplished classical pianist. Before entering kindergarten, I had already learned that listening to classical music has the power to take … Continue reading

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Morris Arts: In Flux Gallery Reception Set for Sept. 21 at 14 Maple Ave in Morristown

Posted on by Morris Arts

  Join Morris Arts and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for a free opening reception for the Gallery at 14 Maple’s 16th exhibit, In Flux. The exhibition features works by 11 outstanding artists and reflects … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: New Poll Shows NJ Residents Overwhelmingly Value Arts Education

Posted on by New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Residents’ views on student access to local arts programs and events divided by key social and economic factors Poll questions and tables are available at: Rutgers Eagleton Poll Released September 13, 2016 As the school year gets underway, New Jersey residents deem more … Continue reading

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#ArtsEdNow: Creating a Campaign… Together

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Director, Social Impact Studios

  It’s always exciting to work on a new campaign. The energy of a powerful idea mixed with the spirit of dedicated advocates can spark creativity that makes promoting important social issues thrilling. At Social Impact Studios, we’ve helped craft … Continue reading

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The Fund for New Jersey: Taking Aim at Climate Change — There’s a Seat at the Table for Place-Based Funders

Posted on by Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey

  Taking on climate change is a daunting challenge for any institution, let alone a small place-based foundation in a state with no coal-fired power plants. So when I learned that the focus of Council on Foundations’ annual conference was … Continue reading

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Jersey Water Works: 10 Great Ideas for New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

Posted on by Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future

New Jersey Delegation Gathers National Best Practices from One Water Summit Innovative ways to integrate water management, reduce costs, partner and build broad public support were all on tap at  the U.S. Water Alliance’s second annual One Water Summit, on … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: The Arts AND … Movement

Posted on by Stephanie Carr, ArtPride NJ Program Manager

Lessons Learned at #AFTACON2016 For nearly 60 years, Americans for the Arts has convened an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. As our professional … Continue reading

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NJ Platform: Growing Stories from the Grassroots in South Jersey

Posted on by Milena Velis, Media Mobilizing Project

At Media Mobilizing Project, we always say movements begin with the telling of untold stories. Based in Philadelphia for 10 years, we’ve begun branching out into South Jersey — mainly Camden and Atlantic City — to build a broader community of … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land: Building Healthy Parks and Healthy Communities

Posted on by Anthony Cucchi, Trust for Public Land

It’s no secret that families in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood shoulder an undue burden stemming from impacts of centuries of industrial and economic growth focused in the community. Every day, parents worry how to keep their children healthy despite well-documented lead … Continue reading

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New Jersey Future: Infrastructure Matters

Posted on by Elaine Clisham, New Jersey Future

New Jersey Future is participating again this year, along with hundreds of other groups around the country, in Infrastructure Week 2016, to raise awareness about the need to invest in infrastructure as the backbone of our economy, locally and nationally. … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: It’s Time for New Jersey Governor’s Awardees to be Proud and Loud

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Dodge Education Program Director

The 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education are just around the corner.  You can join the celebration of talent, creativity and leadership on May 26 at the War Memorial’s Patriots Theatre in Trenton. Approximately 80 students will be … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Getting Your Nonprofit Budget Past ‘One Day (or Year) at a Time’

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

For a nonprofit organization, the annual budgeting process is typically the primary vehicle for financial planning. Organizational leaders and stakeholders come to that process with a sense of plans and goals for the year, and (ideally) come to collective decisions … Continue reading

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Center for Non-Profits: Chronic Under-Funding of Non-Profits An Unacceptable Risk

Posted on by Linda M. Czipo, Center for Non-Profits,

              The Center for Non-Profits has just released its New Jersey Non-Profits 2016: Trends and Outlook report, highlighting the findings from our 2016 annual non-profit survey. The full report lays out in detail the … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: STEAM Stories from the Garden State

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Conversations about STEAM, both in New Jersey and throughout the United States, are frequently taking place in educational circles. STEAM — an acronym that has become synonymous with learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — is regarded by … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Three Common Operating Reserve Myths

Posted on by Hilda Polanco

How LUNA Could be the Key to Long-Term Sustainability  A recent study of the financial health of New York City nonprofits uncovered some disturbing trends: 10 percent are insolvent and 40 percent exist with virtually zero cash reserves. For nonprofit … Continue reading

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