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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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Technical Assistance: Are You Ready for Adaptive Planning?

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

You can’t go anywhere in the nonprofit sector these days without hearing people talk about how quickly the world around us is changing — and it’s true that the economy, philanthropic priorities, politics, and technology are all shifting right now. … Continue reading

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Where Does an 800-pound Gorilla Walk?

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Anywhere It Wants To. Quick, before you do anything else: watch this 90-second video and follow the instructions (Don’t scroll down!):   OK…so, did you see a gorilla? It turns out that half of the people who watch that video don’t … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Strategic Planning — It’s Not a Sprint

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal, Creative Capacity, LLC

What’s the most common phone call that consultants get from nonprofits? “We’re doing a strategic plan and we’re having our retreat on such-and-such a date. Can you help us?” This call usually indicates that the organization is hoping to sprint … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Make Sure You Actually Implement Your Strategic Plan

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal of Creative Capacity, LLC

Follow Mary Poppins’ Advice… Is there a strategic plan in the bottom of your desk drawer, taking up space and chastising you every time you look into that dark corner? Don’t be ashamed – you’re not alone. But in the … Continue reading

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Does Structure Inspire Creativity?

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal, Creative Capacity, LLC

In strategic planning, it just might… When we hear the word creativity, we often envision a wild, unfettered environment in which great ideas seem to pop up effortlessly. It brings to mind artists being suddenly struck by inspiration and spending … Continue reading

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