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An update on our 2018 grantmaking

Posted on by Chris Daggett, President and CEO

It’s been a disruptive year. We’ve all had to adjust as the ground shifts beneath our feet — in business, technology, government, our personal lives — and even literally, in hurricanes and earthquakes.  Every day seems to bring new challenges around what we thought we … 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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Why We Unveiled New Assessment Tools for Our Grantees

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Whether your organization enriches people’s lives through theater that bridges cultural divides or music instruction that sharpens children’s minds and boosts their confidence, you can probably think of ways you wish you did your work better. At Dodge, we believe … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: A Pinelands Adventure

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

The Mullica River springs as a small stream from sleepy south Jersey suburbs through the deep woods of Wharton State Forest before it widens and converges with the Batso River, passing just north of Atlantic City casinos as it meets salt and spills into … Continue reading

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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Get Psyched for the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Newark will be buzzing with poetry for four days when the Dodge Poetry Festival takes over nine venues in the Brick City October 20-23. We’re jump-starting the Festival excitement with a Twitter chat on poetry with Festival insider tips featuring … Continue reading

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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Show Your Support for #ArtsEdNow

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

It’s almost time to head back to school again — and this year there are two extra reasons to revel. Mark your calendar for the week of September 11 – 17 — National Arts Education Week, a time to celebrate … 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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Random Acts of Art & Community: Join us Thursday for our next #BetterNJ Twitter chat

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

  Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ discussion on Twitter about Random Acts of Art & Community happening right here in New Jersey. Think flash mobs, participatory art projects, or impromptu music performances on the street. … 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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Arts Ed Now: It’s Time for New Jersey Governor’s Awardees to be Proud and Loud

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Dodge Education Program Director

The 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education are just around the corner.  You can join the celebration of talent, creativity and leadership on May 26 at the War Memorial’s Patriots Theatre in Trenton. Approximately 80 students will be … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Getting Your Nonprofit Budget Past ‘One Day (or Year) at a Time’

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

For a nonprofit organization, the annual budgeting process is typically the primary vehicle for financial planning. Organizational leaders and stakeholders come to that process with a sense of plans and goals for the year, and (ideally) come to collective decisions … 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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Technical Assistance: Three Common Operating Reserve Myths

Posted on by Hilda Polanco

How LUNA Could be the Key to Long-Term Sustainability  A recent study of the financial health of New York City nonprofits uncovered some disturbing trends: 10 percent are insolvent and 40 percent exist with virtually zero cash reserves. For nonprofit … Continue reading

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Field Trip New Jersey: Local Schools Awarded Grants 

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Funders make 83 grants totaling $45,000 in Field Trip NJ pilot  The Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation are announcing today that their pilot program, Field Trip New Jersey, has awarded more than $45,000 in grants … Continue reading

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