The Dodge Foundation works with the Pro Bono Partnership, a non-profit legal assistance organization serving New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York, which recruits attorneys from major corporations and law firms to provide volunteer assistance to qualifying non-profit organizations without charge. The Partnership provides:

  • Lawyers to assist you with contracts and leases, corporate structure and governance, real estate, employment law, environmental law, compliance with government regulations, fundraising regulations, lobbying, intellectual property and other business legal matters;
  • Nonprofit Crisis Management Advice on the legal aspects of strategic alliances or mergers; workforce reduction and alternatives; leases and other contractual obligations; Board fiduciary obligations and liabilities; restructuring debt , restrictions on use of grant monies, or underwater endowments; fulfilling terms of government contracts; or deciding whether to file for bankruptcy or to dissolve.
  • A wide variety of free and low cost educational workshops on important legal issues for non-profit managers and Board members to help you proactively adopt best practices and avoid potentially costly mistakes.

For assistance, visit the Partnership’s website:, or call the office nearest you.

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TA on the Dodge Blog

Every month, the Dodge blog tackles a new Technical Assistance topic, featuring guest posts from our TA faculty and other workshop participants.

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“We believe that our nonprofit leaders have to stop swabbing the decks and get into the crow’s nest for a better, bigger view,” says Program Officer Wendy Liscow, who leads the Technical Assistance program for Dodge.

To learn more about why Dodge created its Technical Assistance program, visit our Stories page.


Learn how to "measure what matters" with our easy-to-navigate tutorial, the online version of our popular Assessment workshop.

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Wendy Liscow

Program Director, Education


Elaine Rastocky

Technical Assistance Coordinator, Office Manager