Capacity Building

Sector Capacity Building Resources

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation partners with a variety of talented organizations that provide tools, resources, networking, and other development opportunities to support and strengthen a thriving New Jersey nonprofit sector. Please share resource recommendations with Judy Ha Kim at

All Resources

  • Financial Management


    BDO FMA serves nonprofits and funders exclusively, empowering them to manage resources effectively, improve operations, and position themselves for stable, long-term impact. With an approach tailored to an organization’s unique needs, they provide qualified training, experienced financial management, and skilled capacity-building services.

  • Organizational Development


    Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid gets you the information you need to do good.

  • Organizational Development

    Catchafire NJ

    Catchafire New Jersey provides New Jersey-based nonprofits with access to capacity solutions and gives them the talent resources to get essential projects done for free. Check out their website for more information on how Catchafire can connect you with a skills-based volunteer to build operational and program capacity, all virtually. Note for 2022, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is underwriting the costs of these opportunities for all/any NJ nonprofits.

  • Leadership Development

    Environmental Leadership Program

    The Environmental Leadership Program supports visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP catalyzes change by providing leaders with support, learning, ongoing community, and resources to achieve success, advance their work, and launch new endeavors.

  • Organizational Development

    Frontline Solutions

    Frontline Solutions is a Black founded and led consulting firm. Their team of activists, scholars, advocates, coaches, strategists, and artists draws on their multifaceted perspectives and lived experiences to engage with organizations. Their services encompass everything from strategic planning to program design, learning and evaluation support, and racial equity and inclusion processes and practices.

  • Leadership Development

    Institute for Nonprofit Practice

    The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) is a capacity building organization that offers a suite of resources — including equity-focused management and leadership development programming, a free, virtual Leadership Learning Series, community convenings, an expansive network of leaders, and robust alumni engagement— all designed to build upon the knowledge, financial, and social capital of leaders who want to lead transformative work effectively.

  • Leadership Development

    Lead New Jersey

    Lead New Jersey fosters and enhances a robust network of informed and prepared leaders who work to make New Jersey a better place to live and work. Through timely leadership training and thought-provoking civic engagement opportunities, Lead New Jersey educates, transforms, and empowers our state’s next generation of leaders from the public, social, and private sectors.

  • Leadership Development

    Leadership Newark

    Leadership Newark’s mission is to be a catalyst to engage, empower, connect and improve the network of community and civic leaders as they each commit to build, strengthen, and serve for the common good in Newark, NJ.

  • Organizational Development

    New Jersey Center for Nonprofits

    The New Jersey Center for Nonprofits is the statewide network, champion and go-to resource for and about New Jersey’s nonprofit community. For 40 years, the Center has provided advocacy, knowledge, insights and tools so nonprofits can focus on the communities and causes they serve.

  • Organizational Development

    The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University

    The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University offers a range of programs and services to help nonprofit organizations implement and maintain strong business practices that will increase their overall effectiveness. Through publicly-offered and on-site education, expert consulting services, networking opportunities, and supported transformation, The Nonprofit Center strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Legal

    Pro Bono Partnership

    Pro Bono Partnership provides free legal help to nonprofits in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. They have served the nonprofit community for 25 years, and recruits attorneys from major corporations and law firms to provide volunteer assistance to qualifying non-profit organizations without charge.

  • Communications

    Social Impact Studios

    Social Impact Studios is a creative hub for engaging people in issues & culture. Since 1996, they have combined artistry & activism to help good causes realize their vision through action planning, visual & interactive design, messaging, and moving grassroots experiences that make a social impact.