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How to join us for #DPF2020 and reduce plastic while home

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We are very excited to share information about the virtual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, taking place Oct. 22 through Nov. 1!  Our first-ever virtual Festival is free and features over 100 beloved and exciting emerging poets. You can view … Continue reading

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Introducing our new Equity Framework

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Here at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, we envision an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, and sustainable communities. Following the development of our strategic vision, we created new equity theories of change for our program areas.  Informed by research, … Continue reading

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Join our Culturally Responsive Arts Education & Anti-Racism 25-Day Challenge

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It’s not too late to join the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s new Culturally Responsive Arts Education and Anti-Racism 25-Day Challenge, which launches today. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has built a learning community to gain a shared understanding of what … Continue reading

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How to help get out the word to assist in your local Census count

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The 2020 Census is almost over, but almost 1 in 5 New Jersey households are not yet counted. If they are not counted, our communities, especially communities of color, risk missing out on the federal and state funding and the … Continue reading

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Margaret Waldock named Duke Farms’ new leader

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Margaret Waldock, Dodge’s Environment program director, will leave the Foundation on Sept. 4 to lead and evolve the stewardship and sustainability practices at the nationally recognized Duke Farms.  Margaret will become the executive director of the Hillsborough-based center, a 2,740-acre native … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Ysabel Y. Gonzalez on creating, dismantling the why during times of crisis

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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 … Continue reading

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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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