Category Archives: Philanthropy

CNJG: Launching the Newark Philanthropic Liaison 3.0

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

  Though it’s been nine years, it seems like only yesterday that far-sighted funders, the City of Newark and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers came together to form the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. Our objective was to … Continue reading

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What Good Would You Do with $100 Million? Join us Thursday for our next Twitter Chat

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ Twitter chat to imagine the good you’d do with $100 million right here in the Garden State. The MacArthur Foundation will award $100 million to an organization to solve a critical … 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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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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Dodge Partners with New Jersey Health Initiatives to Support Build It Green Competition

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BIG Competition Aims to Spark Innovative Stormwater Management Solutions in New Jersey Communities The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and New Jersey Health Initiatives recently awarded $165,000 in matching grants to New Jersey Future in support of the new Build It … 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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Technical Assistance: Are You Ready for Adaptive Planning?

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

You can’t go anywhere in the nonprofit sector these days without hearing people talk about how quickly the world around us is changing — and it’s true that the economy, philanthropic priorities, politics, and technology are all shifting right now. … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Local News Lab

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar and Josh Stearns, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Sharing what we’ve learned from our experiments in revenue and community engagement for local news. For the last 18 months the Local News Lab has been supporting local journalists who seek to transform their business model and reconnect with their … Continue reading

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Creating a Learning Community for New Jersey Corporate Funders

Posted on by Marion O’Neill, PSEG Manager of Corporate Contributions

    More than 50 corporate contributions professionals last month attended the inaugural meeting of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ Corporate Philanthropy Network affinity group. For a first meeting, the gathering exceeded our expectations and reminded me how great it is … Continue reading

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Where Does an 800-pound Gorilla Walk?

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Anywhere It Wants To. Quick, before you do anything else: watch this 90-second video and follow the instructions (Don’t scroll down!):   OK…so, did you see a gorilla? It turns out that half of the people who watch that video don’t … Continue reading

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A Playbook for Funders

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

This week, a major new resource for foundations is launching and expected to be one of the most important new tools to serve for the field of philanthropy that has come along in some time. The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook was … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Our Mission is our Promise

Posted on by Laura Otten

Once each semester, I assign students in La Salle’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program, as well as the MBA students in my Nonprofit Management class, the task of evaluating the “goodness” of the mission statements of three nonprofits of their … Continue reading

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Dodge Week in Review

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The Geradine R. Dodge Foundation’s weekly round-up of news and stories highlighting the work of nonprofits dedicated to making New Jersey great, plus great ideas, inspiring reads and philanthropy trends. [View the story “Dodge Week in Review” on Storify]

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Sabbaticals Matter

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Sab-bat-i-cal, as defined by Merriam Webster, “is a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc.” For the two months of August and September, … Continue reading

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