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Board Leadership: Welcoming the “Groan Zone”

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I was back in Morristown and Monroe Township last week to facilitate the last workshops of Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series: Turning Learning Into Action. That’s harder than it sounds, because bringing any learning back to any organization raises the possibility … Continue reading

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Join Us at David Grant’s Book Signing

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Please join us for a reception and book-signing event on Tuesday, May 12 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in honor of the release of The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Measuring Social Profit

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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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Technical Assistance: What’s on Your Leadership Bookshelf?

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

I have been thinking about adult learning — and its workplace extension, organizational learning. What’s the best way to promote them in an age, and in a region, where everyone is so busy all the time? One way is to … Continue reading

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You’ve Always Had the Power…

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

Teaching something does not necessarily mean it will be learned.  It matters a lot what is already in potential learners’ heads (prior knowledge, understandings, misunderstandings, experiences, assumptions, beliefs).  And just as importantly it matters why they think they are there … Continue reading

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Organizational Poetry

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

Dodge Poetry Program directors over the years have spoken and written about a quality of poetry that separates it from the other arts – an extraordinary power of compression.  Single words or lines or images or phrases in poems can … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Hello

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Photo by Kevin Coughlin To our all grantees, friends and colleagues who are experiencing this leadership transition with us, we share both a farewell message from outgoing President and CEO David Grant as well as a welcoming message from Dodge’s … Continue reading

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Assessment 2.0: Dodge’s New Online Workshop

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer Imagine we are in a classroom together.  I am the teacher and I ask you to please raise your hand if you can explain what I mean by the following statement:  “The notes were sour because … Continue reading

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“People We Love”

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For the record, David is far too modest to want this “People We Love” article by Peggy McGlone from Inside Jersey posted to the Dodge Blog. But we couldn’t resist. Photo: Noah K. Murray/The Star-Ledger

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