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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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Board Leadership: When Looking at Financials, Don’t Do What Seems Most Obvious

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Dodge Board Leadership Facilitator

In the nonprofit sector, we’ve gotten used to complexity when it comes to assessing the performance of our organizations. An organization’s “effectiveness” can be a complex combination of benefits to constituents, social and political impact, cost efficiency, and even environmental … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Three Common Operating Reserve Myths

Posted on by Hilda Polanco

How LUNA Could be the Key to Long-Term Sustainability  A recent study of the financial health of New York City nonprofits uncovered some disturbing trends: 10 percent are insolvent and 40 percent exist with virtually zero cash reserves. For nonprofit … Continue reading

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Where Does an 800-pound Gorilla Walk?

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Anywhere It Wants To. Quick, before you do anything else: watch this 90-second video and follow the instructions (Don’t scroll down!):   OK…so, did you see a gorilla? It turns out that half of the people who watch that video don’t … Continue reading

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Announcing Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series

Posted on by Regular Contributor

The Dodge Foundation is excited to launch the 15th year of our Technical Assistance initiative with the announcement of the fall schedule for our Board Leadership Training Series, a free workshop series open to Dodge grantees. The Board Leadership series, … Continue reading

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Guest Series: Developing Your Board Leadership

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If you’ve been following along the last several Mondays, you know that we’ve been hearing from grantees who have recently taken part in our Board Leadership Training Series workshops and are now telling their stories  about how they are applying … Continue reading

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