Category Archives: equity

Dodge TA: Building the board you need to grow in tumultuous times

Posted on by Laura Otten

Pennsylvania went into “lockdown” first. Within a week, New Jersey, and New York had followed suit.  My conversations with board members and executive directors started on March 13, the day Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf announced that the Commonwealth would go on … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Imagine a new future

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

As our worlds keep changing, as we grieve what once was, and as uncomfortable truths are revealed and continue to be experienced, there is hope because our shared humanity is being activated.    The pandemic has laid bare racial health disparities in our systems and policies, leaving behind those without access to funding and aid as a … Continue reading

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We cannot be silent: Dodge’s commitment to anti-racism

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

We cannot be silent, and we will not stand on the sidelines.  The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation stands for racial justice, social change, and equity. We condemn violence and oppression in all forms, especially racism and white supremacy. For more … Continue reading

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Dodge TA: Implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity during a pandemic

Posted on by Beth Zemsky

There is broad acknowledgement that we are living through an unprecedented time. It is a time of crisis. For many of us and our organizations, also a time of trauma. When things are so hard, how could this possibly also … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Dodge’s COVID-19 initial response

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

COVID-19 has infiltrated all of our lives and will have far-reaching implications for decades. As we all are living through this unprecedented time, we are coming to terms with the fact that the proverbial “rainy day” is indeed here.   This moment is testing us — testing how we live, … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Dodge

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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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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President’s Message: Living Our Vision

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

Two years ago, Dodge outlined bold goals in our Strategic Plan, and 2020 is about living our vision. Living our vision is just that — living, doing, being. Centering our work on equity means centering all of our work on equity, including … Continue reading

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A new leadership collective for professionals of color in the sector

Posted on by Dodge

  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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Dodge staff summer reads: 45 books, articles, or podcasts to add to your list

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

Dodge staff recently started an office book club to read adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, and began compiling a list of the books, articles, and podcasts to read and discuss together. With summer upon us, we are excited to share … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Choosing to change board culture

Posted on by Laura Otten, Technical Assistance Faculty

Diversity has been the talk of, and about, boards for a long time, albeit with more talk than action. Boards of nonprofits remain, according to BoardSource’s 2017 Leading with Intent: Overwhelmingly white Pretty evenly split between male and female, but … Continue reading

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Poetry & Democracy in New Jersey

Posted on by Victoria Russell

We’re just about one week away from our upcoming event—“What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy, happening on March 23 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. in our neighborhood of Morristown, New Jersey. We’ve got some more information about the amazing … Continue reading

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The story behind the new Atlantic City Community Fund

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Creative New Jersey

Atlantic City residents, nonprofits, and community organizations are invited to apply to the Atlantic City Community Fund for grants supporting work that enhances the quality of life in the city. The Board of Advisors to the Atlantic City Community Fund last month … Continue reading

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Is your board giving policy helping your diversity initiatives — or holding them back?

Posted on by Regular Contributor

Adopting a board giving policy has become fairly commonplace in our country’s nonprofit sector. Board giving policies provide clarity about the board’s anticipated role as individual donors, as well as the organization’s expectations in terms of fundraising participation. This practice … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Chris Daggett answers grantee questions about Dodge’s strategic plan

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

Imagine a New Jersey where all people regardless of their zip code have access to quality schools, to the arts, to a healthy environment, to trustworthy news and information, and where all citizens have voice and influence to make change … Continue reading

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