Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series, designed for executive leaders and board members of Dodge grantee organizations, is a comprehensive step-by-step program to build a stronger and more effective Board of Directors for your organization. We have teamed up with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's Business School to present a comprehensive training series. It includes overviews of nonprofit life cycles and assessment, strategic planning, financial management, recruiting and retaining effective board members and more. Offered October 2014 - April 2015. 

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Getting attention in today’s world can be challenging. It’s no longer enough to rely solely on traditional media or grassroots engagement to get a story out to the public and garner support. That's why we teamed up with Social Impact Studios to present Public Image Works, which takes a unique approach to communications and promotions. The workshop is designed to help your organization create a communications action plan that connects six components to spread your message: a distinguished identity, vibrant promotions, storytelling, shared-power mapping, a social media strategy and managing it all. Offered March 2015 - July 2015. 

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Wendy Liscow

Program Director, Education


Elaine Rastocky

Senior Program Associate