Tag Archives: Innovation

Invest in inclusive innovation: Building shared language in community

Posted on by Sabrina Hersi Issa, Local News Lab Fellow

“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” – Toni Morrison As part of research for Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation exploring how philanthropy can support diverse, inclusive newsrooms, I visited local newsrooms, interviewed experts and community groups, sat with journalists … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Beautiful Questions

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Director of Programming, Creative New Jersey

In an age of declarations, assumptions, and sound bites it’s refreshing to come across a book like Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas where curiosity reigns and questions are the goal, not … 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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CNJG: Using Travel As A Teaching Tool, And A Lever For Change

Posted on by Jan Nicholson, The Nicholson Foundation

Foundations seeking to drive systems change in health care have a powerful method they can use to educate health system leaders. The Nicholson Foundation has found that sponsoring out-of-state, or even out-of-country, learning trips is an especially effective way to spread … Continue reading

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Continuing the Creativity Conversation

Posted on by Dodge

Over the past two days, more than 150 people participated in the Creative New Jersey conference, discussing how creativity and innovation can help revitalize New Jersey. (See this earlier blog post for background on the conference). This was no ordinary … Continue reading

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