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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Announcing Cynthia Evans as Dodge’s interim president and CEO 

Posted on by Preston Pinkett III

On behalf of the entire board of trustees, I am pleased today to announce Cynthia Evans as the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s interim president and CEO. With more than 20 years experience at Dodge, Cynthia, the Foundation’s chief financial officer, … 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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CNJG: Philanthropy’s message to Washington

Posted on by Nina Stack, President of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

This week hundreds of representatives from private foundations are converging on Capitol Hill to share stories of impact and ask policymakers to consider the implications of tax and policy changes on the essential work of our social sector. Foundations on … Continue reading

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What might an equitable New Jersey look like?

Posted on by Chris Daggett, Dodge Foundation President and CEO

An update on our strategic planning process Equity is one of the most important issues facing society today. As we witness the unrelenting march of current events — whether through personal experience or through our screens — it has become … Continue reading

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Investing In and For Good

Posted on by Hans Dekker, Community Foundation of New Jersey

The word “philanthropy” usually brings to mind the act of giving in support of a worthy cause. And this description is, of course, true. At its core, however, philanthropy is much more. As entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad famously said, … Continue reading

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CNJG: How not to read ‘The Prize’

Posted on by Dale Anglin and Barbara Reisman

At last month’s Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., we presented a workshop called “How Not to Read the Prize” to a standing-room-only audience of national, regional, and local foundations. We did so not to dispute the findings … Continue reading

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