Category Archives: equity

Dodge’s Imagine A New Way transformation launches with new grants

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Trustees approve $2.8M toward an equitable and just New Jersey The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Board of Trustees met virtually this March and approved more than $2.8 million in grants toward an equitable and just New Jersey. The grants include … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Lessons learned for the year ahead

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At the Dodge Foundation, we challenged ourselves this year as we focused on the opportunity to lead and live into equity. 2020 invited us to explore the intersection of risk and opportunity and to take responsibility for our collective safety … Continue reading

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A question for our disrupted times: Will well-meaning white people be able to change?

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Last year’s Dodge Board Leadership Series wrapped in the spring with a workshop titled “Turning Learning into Action,” with an emphasis on addressing systemic racism in all aspects of our society. Even at that time, we were wondering, “What sort of … 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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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 TA: Building the board you need to grow in tumultuous times

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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