Author Archives: Regular Contributor

Annual Conference Will Offer Education, Inspiration to the Social Sector

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

The Center for Non-Profits will present its annual New Jersey non-profit conference, Charting Our Course, Claiming Our Future, at the Palace at Somerset Park on December 7, 2016. The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities non-profits face, individually and … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Politics and Public Charities Don’t Mix

Posted on by Nancy Eberhardt, Pro Bono Partnership

Thomas Mann famously said that “Everything is politics,” and in some senses, he was correct.  But 501(c)(3) organizations must avoid election-related political activity at all costs. With a fiercely-contested national election campaign underway, and state and local races heating up, … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Board Engagement — When Missing Lunch is a Good Sign

Posted on by Kent E. Hansen, Pro Bono Partnership

Pro Bono Partnership is served a regular diet of questions about nonprofit board roles and responsibilities and about developing an effective board. We can help explain the legal niceties that apply to the first topic, and provide some practical ideas … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: A Look Back at Teen Arts Festivals

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

After numerous county festivals in March, April and May, the final New Jersey Teen Arts Festival of 2016 was held at Ocean County College on June 1-3. The three-day, statewide festival brought students to campus from throughout the Garden State. … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Finding the Levers in Your System

Posted on by David Grant, former President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

We recently concluded the 2015-16 Board Leadership Series with a workshop titled “Turning Learning Into Action.” Near the end, I posed a question: “Can you effectively influence something that matters to you by focusing on changing something else?” The answer … Continue reading

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Why Is Dodge’s Technical Assistance Worth Your Time?

Posted on by Regular Contributor

  Nonprofits typically know when they need capacity building work, be it board development, marketing support, fundraising or strategic planning. However, they often launch into major planning efforts without the needed resources and readiness to properly develop or implement the changes they … Continue reading

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Announcing Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series

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The Dodge Foundation is excited to launch the 15th year of our Technical Assistance initiative with the announcement of the fall schedule for our Board Leadership Training Series, a free workshop series open to Dodge grantees. The Board Leadership series, … Continue reading

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The Formula for a Successful New Dance Company

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I had a glorious weekend. One of those weekends you aren’t even aware you need until you are in the middle of it and the tension melts away and your soul fills with joy. My typical … Continue reading

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Get Creative So you Don’t Lose Your Day Job

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By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer Last week, Steven Slater became the new poster boy for every stressed, overwhelmed, and harried person in America when he activated the literal and metaphorical emergency slide to escape his job as a JetBlue steward.  … Continue reading

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I Owe Dale Busch a Thank You

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I owe Dale Busch a long-deserved thank you; it’s a thank you 30 years in the making. Aside from my parents, I would have to say that Dale Busch, and her husband Ted, are responsible for … Continue reading

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When I Put On These Shoes…

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By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer When I put on these shoes this morning I knew they were going to be painful, and that I was in for a tough day. The end of the day delivered. I was at my … Continue reading

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Notes from the Road: Teaneck Creek Conservancy

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Wendy Liscow,  Program Officer The conversation with Dodge Foundation grantees about our new guideline themes Creativity and Sustainability has stimulated a wonderful investigative journey, but the real satisfaction has come from experiencing the two concepts coming together in action. As … Continue reading

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Gifts That Will Keep on Giving

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I don’t know about you, but as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are crammed into the refrigerator, I start to think about two things: sending year-end donations to my favorite nonprofits and tackling my holiday gift … Continue reading

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Board Power! One Conversation at a Time

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I have been attending the introductory workshops of the Dodge Foundation’s Board Leadership Series over the past several weeks, taking copious notes and itching to share tidbits of wisdom I am learning.  It would be impossible … Continue reading

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Creating Leaders…It Doesn’t Happen By Accident

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I remember distinctly the moment I knew that the moniker “leader” could apply to me.  I was a sophomore in high school, and I had signed up to help with costumes for a musical review at … Continue reading

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