Category Archives: Community Building

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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Newark needs info: A digital conversation

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By Brit Harley, WBGO and Mike Rispoli, Free Press To say that things are different right now in New Jersey is an understatement. The way we do school, food, work and community has shifted dramatically in just a few weeks. … Continue reading

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Creative NJ hosts weekly statewide conversations to connect communities in time of crisis

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At Creative New Jersey, we know the power of keeping networks strong and connected, and we want to help everyone to advance a dialogue around the critical issues facing our communities right now, as well as share timely and accurate … 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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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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To our partners, grantees, community: We see you, we hear you, and we value you during this time of crisis 

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne, Dodge President & CEO

Much has developed over these recent days as we – as individuals, organizations, and communities – absorb and adjust to what the coronavirus pandemic means for how we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and how to confront this … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey green teams gear up for a complete count in NJ

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In a little over a month, the U.S. Census will be in full swing. Homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census either online, by phone or by mail. The count is mandated by the … Continue reading

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An update on our new vision: Announcing our equity theories of change for our program areas 

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

For 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future. The Foundation’s focus has been New Jersey, carrying out its work in program areas that have adapted … 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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Sustainable Jersey: Few thought it was possible — let’s do it again

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey celebrates progress and envisions the future  Sustainable Jersey’s 2019 Sustainability Summit and 10th anniversary celebration drew over 650 change-makers from across New Jersey who came together to advance sustainability strategies for New Jersey and their local communities. We … Continue reading

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What we’re learning: Celebrating the garden that changed my life

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

Grow It Green Morristown this year is celebrating 10 years of bounty from its humble beginnings rooted in Morristown dirt. On the heels of the financial recession, before the town’s redevelopment boom, when community and school gardens were still new … Continue reading

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Kicking off the new year of board leadership learning

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

For those of us involved with the Dodge Foundation Board Leadership Series, each New Year actually begins in the fall. We leave the champagne and hugging for January, but we do a pretty good job in October of looking ahead with a sense of hope and new possibilities. Our New … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey Kickstarts Community Collaboration and Trust

Posted on by Susan Haig, CivicStory

“How can we provide our youth with safe places for creative expression?” “How can we encourage young professionals to live, work, and raise families here?” These and dozens of other questions have been explored and debated in a remarkable series … Continue reading

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A message of gratitude from Chris Daggett

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 I am writing my final post as Dodge President & CEO to say thank you to all the organizations and people that Dodge has supported over the past eight years. I have greatly enjoyed working together, seeing your progress, and building new — and strengthening existing — relationships.   … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: This is what a movement looks like

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

NJ Sustainability Summit combines vision with action The 2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit confirmed my belief that we have a movement. We the people–we the green teams and environmental commissions, committed local citizens, business administrators and local leaders–we believe that … Continue reading

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