Category Archives: Collaboration

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: 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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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 forms of … Continue reading

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The Power of Using Talent for Good

Posted on by Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

When considering the ways in which the private sector can advance global health and development and improve our world, a few obvious options come to mind. Funding is usually high on the list, as is research and development, but other … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Commit your town to climate progress, instructions included

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Helping NJ cities and towns meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement   At the recent New Jersey Sustainability Summit over 300 local and statewide leaders convened to pledge their commitment to a sustainable future and learn the practical … Continue reading

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The ‘Me/We’ Mindset: Collaboration can move mountains at Creative Camden

Posted on by Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

  Engaging young people, creating jobs, teaching tech innovation, improving transit and improving education are just a few of the fifty-seven strategic discussions that sparked new collaborations and strengthened partnerships during the two days of our Creative Camden Call to … Continue reading

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Survey of the Social Sector: Rising Demand, Resource Gaps, and Opportunities

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  The Center for Non-Profits has been surveying the New Jersey non-profit community at least annually since 2001 to gauge the effects of the economy, funding and programmatic trends, and other issues in our field. This year’s report, New Jersey Non-Profits … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Relationships Among the Parts

Posted on by David Grant

Faithful readers of the Dodge Blog know that I have repeatedly urged practitioners in the social sector to “plan backwards” from a shared vision of success, using qualitative assessment rubrics as a tool. If you make time for the process … Continue reading

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CNJG: Embracing Philanthropic Future Shock or Bracing For It

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

We are doing a lot of thinking about the future at the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers these days — the future of New Jersey (with a new Governor next year), the future of philanthropy (with new forms of giving … Continue reading

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Creative Camden: Putting Ideas into Action

Posted on by Diana Mendez, Community Organizer & Communications Specialist, Creative New Jersey

Consider the words of Wesly Taveras, a student at Camden’s Creative Arts High: “I’ve learned here that I don’t have to wait to be old to make a difference.” Wesly shared this sentiment during Creative Camden Call to Collaboration’s closing … Continue reading

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Chris Satullo: How Local Media Can Regain Trust

Posted on by Chris Satullo, Senior Advisor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Here’s a news flash: Journalism is in trouble. The business models that once supported big newsrooms capable of churning out high-impact work are near collapse. Purveyors of fake news and propaganda seem to be proving that Gresham’s Law — bad … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Helping NJ schools turn STEM to STEAM with art

Posted on by Heather McCall, Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program Director

I-STEAM Task Force hopes to spur next generation of innovators, educators, leaders and learners   While the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have been a focus of integrated learning systems in schools across New Jersey, there is … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Living in — and planning for — interesting times

Posted on by Allison Trimarco

Staying on Track in an Unpredictable World We’re just a few weeks into 2017, and it already seems hackneyed to talk about how unpredictable the world has become. It’s not surprising that many nonprofits are already experiencing stress from the … Continue reading

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Creative NJ: Creativity & Collaboration in the ‘City Invincible’

Posted on by Dodge

Camden, the “City Invincible,” which built its early reputation as a port city, industrial and manufacturing hub, is currently home to major hospitals, higher education institutions, cultural attractions and citizens who are deeply committed to their City. Though Camden has … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: The Spark of Collaboration in Asbury Park

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

On January 11 & 12, 2017, the Creative Asbury Park Call to Collaboration took place and welcomed a highly diverse group of individuals representing all areas of city life in Asbury Park. This two-day gathering was part of Creative New … Continue reading

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