Tag Archives: New Jersey

History Matters

Posted on by Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission

You may not have noticed, but history is having a moment. Often overlooked as a bit of a wallflower next to its showier sisters—arts, literature, and science — history does periodically take center stage and remind us of its inevitable, … Continue reading

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CNJG: Powerful Partnerships Lead to Stronger Organizations Serving the Sector

Posted on by Nina Stack and Linda Czipo

The value of working in partnership with others has long been a powerful strategy in the social sector. Non-profit organizations understand that partnerships can be highly effective given the right mix of trust, communication, and an understanding of the unique … Continue reading

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Free Press: How an Organizing Mindset Can Serve Newsrooms

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

  Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Why Proactive Employment Law Advice Is Similar to a Fram Oil Filter

Posted on by Christine Michelle Duffy, Pro Bono Partnership

    You may recall the highly successful marketing campaign involving Fram oil filters. In a series of advertisements, an auto mechanic would advise drivers, “The choice is yours. You can pay me now, or pay me later,” suggesting that spending … 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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News Sites Partner to Put Spotlight on Immigration in New Jersey

Posted on by Lee Keough, NJ Spotlight

NJ Spotlight, Center for Cooperative Media and New America Media launch $30,000 crowdfunding campaign The run-up to the presidential election has thrust the subject of immigration squarely into the center of public discourse. Yet much of the discussion thus far … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Bullseye!

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

What does October conjure up for you? Fall foliage and apple cider? Baseball playoffs and Halloween costumes? Much as I appreciate those things, I primarily associate October with a favorite annual event: the kick-off of the Dodge Board Leadership Training … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Encounters with New Jersey’s Criminal Justice System

Posted on by Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing my experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars our class participates in over the course of one year. For the next several weeks … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Meet Our Newest Team Member

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not … Continue reading

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Dodge Foundation Week in Review

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Get good beach reads and catch up on nonprofit news in New Jersey with the Dodge Foundation in our Week in Review social newsletter. [View the story “Dodge Week in Review” on Storify]

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Sustainable Jersey Is Taking Over Our Instagram!

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There are few examples of people coming together to make their community better more successful than Sustainable Jersey. In just a few short years, Sustainable Jersey has changed the way communities  — and now schools — work toward a more … Continue reading

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A Bold Step Toward Community-Driven Journalism in New Jersey

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar

“In an age of participatory media, news demands participation. Or to quote Benjamin Barber, ‘People are apathetic because they are powerless, not powerless because they are apathetic.’ For people to pay attention to an important story, it’s possible that we … Continue reading

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Dodge Seeks Environment and Media Program Associate

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The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, curious, and collaborative candidate to join its team of grantmakers and help foster sustainable, creative, and engaged communities in New Jersey. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a keen … Continue reading

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Dodge Foundation Week in Review

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Three Local News Lab Journalists Recognized for Dedication to Community

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Every day we get to work with amazing local journalists from the New Jersey and New York area who are taking risks, experimenting with fresh ideas and helping share what they are learning with others. These journalists are deeply committed … Continue reading

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