Category Archives: Technical Assistance

Dodge Technical Assistance: The Difficulties of Being Board President

Posted on by Dodge

Believe it or not, not every board member wants to rise to board president. Sometimes the reluctance is even extreme. A recent voicemail from an outgoing board president reflected a directive from her board: Can we find someone the organization … Continue reading

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Dodge Technical Assistance: Measuring Social Profit

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

We kicked off another year of the Dodge Board Leadership series last week with a workshop on assessment. I was struck, as always, by the challenge of nonprofit accountability in the age of “outcomes measurement.” Everybody wants numbers, but the … Continue reading

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Meet the Board Leadership Series Facilitators

Posted on by By Elaine Rastocky, Dodge Foundation

Have you ever participated in a workshop that promised to be engaging yet despite excellent content, you find your attention lagging? There are a number of criteria for successful workshops, but for me, given effective content, the facilitator either makes … Continue reading

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Announcing Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series

Posted on by Wendy Liscow

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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Technical Assistance: Bringing the Best Out of the Business People on Your Nonprofit Board

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

What started 20 years ago as a small movement to bring people from the for-profit sector onto nonprofit boards is far more widespread today. And as you can imagine, mixing representatives from the two sectors is not always seamless. Often … Continue reading

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