Tag Archives: Technical Assistance

Pro Bono Partnership: Why Does My Organization Need a Lawyer?

Posted on by Nancy Eberhardt, Pro Bono Partnership

A note to readers: At Dodge, we know that nonprofit organizations often have legal questions and need support. For that reason, we have funded Pro Bono Partnership for 15 years. Over that time, we’ve witnessed the many ways their work supports … Continue reading

Posted in Pro Bono Partnership, Technical Assistance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Is Dodge’s Technical Assistance Worth Your Time?

Posted on by Regular Contributor

  Nonprofits typically know when they need capacity building work, be it board development, marketing support, fundraising or strategic planning. However, they often launch into major planning efforts without the needed resources and readiness to properly develop or implement the changes they … Continue reading

Posted in News & Announcements, Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: 12 Steps to Recruiting Effective Board Members

Posted on by Dodge

Finding effective board members is not for the faint of heart. It is hard work. Most boards have made it harder by having done it so poorly in the past that there are few left on the board unscathed and … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: Welcoming the “Groan Zone”

Posted on by Dodge

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

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: My Path to Becoming Board President

Posted on by Mary Lev, The Center for Contemporary Art Board President

A funny thing happened to me about a year ago. After several months of “heavy volunteering” at The Center for Contemporary Art, I was invited to join the organization’s board. I was surprised and thrilled to be asked, and accepted … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: Programming Your Nonprofit Fundraising GPS

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, The Nonprofit Center

How to Help the Board Find a Fundraising Route that Works We know that boards of directors can play a critical role in fundraising for a nonprofit — but we also know that this is a chronic area of concern … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: Developing an Appreciation for Depreciation

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Founder and CEO of Fiscal Management Associates

For board members who do not have a background in finance and accounting, the concept of depreciation can be somewhat of a mystery. What is it really? And if no one is showing up on our organization’s doorstep with a … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: The Key to a Strong Founder-Board Relationship

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

  I love founders. When I think of amazing nonprofits and the incredible work they do, I cannot help but appreciate the creative and dedicated individuals who gave them their starts. But every up-side has a down-side — even when … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Register Today for Dodge’s Public Image Works Series

Posted on by Dodge

Getting attention in today’s world can be challenging. It’s no longer enough to rely solely on traditional media or grassroots engagement to get a story out to the public and garner support. That’s why we teamed up with Social Impact Studios … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: The Difficulties of Being Board President

Posted on by Dodge

Believe it or not, not every board member wants to rise to board president. Sometimes the reluctance is even extreme. A recent voicemail from an outgoing board president reflected a directive from her board: Can we find someone the organization … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Board Leadership: Measuring Social Profit

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

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

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet the Board Leadership Series Facilitators

Posted on by By Elaine Rastocky, Dodge Foundation

Have you ever participated in a workshop that promised to be engaging yet despite excellent content, you find your attention lagging? There are a number of criteria for successful workshops, but for me, given effective content, the facilitator either makes … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Technical Assistance: Bringing the Best Out of the Business People on Your Nonprofit Board

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director at The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

What started 20 years ago as a small movement to bring people from the for-profit sector onto nonprofit boards is far more widespread today. And as you can imagine, mixing representatives from the two sectors is not always seamless. Often … Continue reading

Posted in Technical Assistance | Tagged , | Leave a comment
Search the Blog
Subscribe
Categories
Recent Posts