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6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Ryan Bridges is a contributing writer and media specialist for the Presentation Training Institute. He regularly produces content for a variety of business and presentation blogs, based around the transitional challenges which comes with communication and public speaking. Written by Ryan Bridges “Use your words.” This directive is given to children to help them learn to […]

Everybody’s Got a Story – So Tell It!

Kim Mitchell is often recognized for her fresh perspective on innovative philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and stakeholder and community engagement. Kim has decades of experience in leadership positions in philanthropy, human resources, and consulting while at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Xerox Corporation.   Written by Kim Mitchell In an environment of shifting priorities and shrinking philanthropic […]

It Takes a Village to Measure Outcomes

Laurel Molloy began teaching public workshops at the Support Center back in 2001. Since then, she has expanded her involvement to include a wide variety of customized on-site trainings and ongoing consulting engagements. She is Founder and CEO of Innovations Quantified (IQ), a consulting firm that has been helping organizations increase their impact since 1999.  Written […]

The Five Most Common Proposal Writing Mistakes

Pat Richter has been affiliated with the Support Center since 2002 in many capacities, including as a volunteer facilitator of workshops, affiliated consultant, C.O.O. interim, and most recently the Interim Director of Consulting. She consults with nonprofits and foundations both large and small. She has worked with a multitude of organizations to complete organizational assessment, including […]

Recap: Stay Ahead of the Curve Symposium

Over the course of the past year in addition to sharing updates about our respective organizations and looking for more opportunities to collaborate, the Ahead of the Curve Coalition also talked a lot about risk. We’ve spoken about language and whether terms such as “risk management” make talking about risk less appealing. We’ve talked about […]


Recap: New Strategies in Grantmaking: Leading Together Panel

The New Strategies in Grantmaking panel returned last Thursday, July 20th to PSEG Newark. With “Leading Together” serving as the theme for the event, grantmakers and nonprofit leaders explored new ways of thinking about business practices and leadership in professional settings. The interactive panel provided participants with the opportunity to discuss, reflect and apply the […]

Stronger Together: Focusing on Nurturing Collaborative Leadership

Stronger Together: Focusing on Nurturing Collaborative Leadership Building on the success of last year’s first-ever Stronger Together Symposium, DYCD, Support Center and Community Resource Exchange hosted its second annual symposium to help nonprofit leaders build collaboration skills, meet new partners, and learn from experts. This year’s theme was focused on empowering nonprofit leaders to facilitate […]

Profile: Mainstage Center for the Arts

The Support Center is currently in its third year of partnering with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to provide a series of workshops for all NJ grantees and targeted capacity building services for a subset of organizations. Mainstage Center for the Arts in Blackwood was one of six Horizon Foundation grantees to receive a $9,500 […]

New Strategies in Grantmaking: Leading Together

  New Strategies in Grantmaking “Leading Together” Grantmakers and nonprofits are deepening their work together to bring constructive change to our communities.  It is often said that grantmakers invest in leaders as well as organizations and that a well-led organization is the key to grantmaking success.  But how do grantmakers think about leadership?  What are the […]