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Dodge Board welcomes new trustee

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Eleanor Horne to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Board of Trustees to a four-year term.  “I am delighted to join the Dodge Board of Trustees because of its focus on New Jersey, its long-standing commitment to creative, … Continue reading

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Dodge celebrates Elizabeth Duffy as a visionary and pragmatic trustee who stands for good governance

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Dodge’s board and staff recently celebrated Elizabeth Duffy’s 16 years as a Foundation trustee at its virtual June meeting. The meeting marked the transition for Liz from trustee to trustee emerita, a four-year term at Dodge in which trustees continue … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Sharnita Johnson on New Jersey’s arts community through the pandemic

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to share what Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff are learning and thinking about as they engage with social sector leaders from throughout the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not … Continue reading

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Announcing our first round and COVID-19 relief and response grants

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At their first meeting of the year, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Trustees approved $4 million in grants to support New Jersey’s nonprofit sector, including $1 million in COVID-19 relief and response. The Board met virtually to approve the first of … Continue reading

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Dodge TA: FMA CARE Act clinics open to Dodge grantees

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Nonprofit organizations have been included in the CARE Act federal stimulus package. We know many of you have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program, your eligibility, and how to complete the application. Nobody is certain how long funds will be … Continue reading

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Making tough decisions with no road map

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Dodge Technical Assistance Facilitator

Responding to the Current Moment Given that most nonprofits focus on bringing people together, the rapidly changing circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and rapid decisions being made by government, communities, and organizations, such as restricting large gatherings, go straight to … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective explores self-care, solidarity, and more

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The second session of the new Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective, a monthly leadership workshop series providing a space where nonprofit professionals of color may engage in a supportive community for growth, professional development, and meaningful peer relationships, is all about … Continue reading

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Building a strategic planning process that works

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Strategic planning documents are valuable, but it’s the actual planning process that really makes a difference in the quality of the end product. How can you be sure that the time you spend building a strategic plan will provide you … Continue reading

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Dialogue across difference: Engaging with polarized perspectives

Posted on by Beth Zemsky, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

In this time of increased polarization, there is interest and concern about how to have productive conversations with colleagues, friends, family, and loved ones about diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice issues. By utilizing an intercultural developmental approach, we can … Continue reading

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Join us for our live Board Leadership webinars and get answers to your finance and strategic planning questions

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We are excited to invite Dodge grantee staff and boards and others in the New Jersey nonprofit community to join us for two webinar offerings part of our Board Leadership Series this February and March. The webinars cover topics that … Continue reading

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A new leadership collective for professionals of color in the sector

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  The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership are excited to announce the launch of The Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective, a new leadership series beginning this month. The Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective is designed to provide a caucus … Continue reading

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At time of tragedy in Jersey City, the arts demonstrate community love

Posted on by Sam Potts, Nimbus Danceworks founder

Note: Nimbus Dance’s Sam Potts shared the below letter with its community following the anti-Semitic Dec. 10 attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, which left three victims and two suspects dead. The Dodge Foundation received the letter … Continue reading

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First 100 Days: My gaze is forward and my mind is on our community

Posted on by Tanuja M. Dehne, Dodge Foundation president & CEO

I write to wish you, our partners and community, warm wishes this holiday season as we head into a new year. December is a time of reflection, to measure progress, and to set the course for the year ahead. As … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: If I were the king of the forest…

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

I had the pleasure of meeting Lonnie Bunch through the late great Clement Price when I was working at the Dodge Foundation, and I think the country and the world is lucky to have Lonnie at the helm of the … Continue reading

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Announcing two new members to Dodge’s Board

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We are excited to welcome two new members to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Anisa Kamadoli Costa and Dan Fatton began their three-year terms in September.   “Anisa and Dan bring strong experience in the social sector and a passion for Dodge’s vision of an … Continue reading

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