Category Archives: Technical Assistance

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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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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Dodge TA: Fiscal and operational strength through COVID-19

Posted on by Hilda Polanco

In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations are experiencing many challenges, including sudden changes in service delivery, shifting workforce configurations, and potential losses across multiple revenue streams. Leaders attempting to navigate this new reality are finding their organization’s financial health and … Continue reading

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Dodge TA: We’re offering new capacity-building opportunities for grantees

Posted on by Judy Kim

We know it is difficult to figure out where to turn for answers to questions during a crisis, especially one with unprecedented challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dodge Foundation would like to invite all of our grantees to take … 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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Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: How do different generations approach their charitable giving?

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Dodge Board Leadership Series Facilitator

The differences between generations has been a popular topic in recent years – and with good reason. The five adult generations currently living in America (yep, it’s five – people born in 1996 are now adults, so we’ve added Generation … 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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Hiring the Executive Director: Keystone of board responsibility

Posted on by Laura Otten, Dodge Board Leadership facilitator

Embracing new leadership models: Free Press and Free Press Action recently announced Craig Aaron and Jessica J. González will lead the organization together as co-CEOs, saying in an email announcement, “We see clear benefits in sharing responsibility for the organization’s … 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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Dodge’s Board Leadership Series is here to help advance your mission

Posted on by Wendy Liscow

Calling all New Jersey nonprofit leaders. You know your staff and board, and you know what you need to advance your mission. Dodge’s Board Leadership Series is designed to help you best support these needs. We only have room for … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Reaching consensus

Posted on by Allison Trimarco

What does it really mean to reach agreement in a group? Many nonprofits operate with the goal of consensus in mind – the idea that we should work together to reach decisions that everyone on our team can support. This … 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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