By Judy Altenberg Jean Grossman was 16 when she first got involved in Jewish life. The year was 1943 and she joined friends organizing a program at a local synagogue. “When you grow up without a Jewish community and then you discover one, you want to preserve it,” she said. “For us, strengthening Jewish community back then was about survival; and, today, it’s still about survival.” Last month Jean became the first woman to set up a Lion of … [Read more...] about Empowered Women Change Philanthropy – and JFNA Leads the Effort
By Robert I. Evans
Charitable giving in the United States in 2017 reached a record high of more than $410 billion, according to Giving USA, the major annual report that closely follows trends and actual philanthropic activities across the U.S. Released today, the report reflects that nonprofits received $410.02 billion in 2017, a 5.2% increase in current dollars and a 3% increase in inflation-adjusted dollars over the results reported for … [Read more...] about U.S. Charitable Giving Reached All-Time High in 2017:
What About Jewish Philanthropy?
By Stefanie Rhodes
With deep pride and gratitude, I am delighted to present the 13th Slingshot Guide to Jewish Innovation. Throughout these pages, you will encounter some of the most forward-thinking organizations in Jewish life that are responding to urgent challenges and offering new ways to build a diverse and dynamic Jewish future.
This guide celebrates organizations led by and for Jews of color, LGBTQ Jews, Latinx Jews, Jews of every … [Read more...] about Slingshot celebrates
its Bat Mitzvah
By Erik Ludwig
The purpose of this memo is to frame a conversation about the contemporary context of Jewish nonprofit organizations and the increased importance of a Jewish nonprofit leadership pipeline to develop professionals with the core competencies to lead Jewish life into the next century.
Jewish American philanthropy can largely be understood within the larger trends of the American nonprofit sector and philanthropy. … [Read more...] about WHO’S GOT NEXT:
Understanding the Need for a Jewish Nonprofit Leadership Pipeline
By Richard Marker Equity is the philanthropy word of the year. And last. And next. And well it should be. After all, what are we about if we don’t have societal outcomes that redress systemic injustice, inequality, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, age-ism, misogyny, nativism...? And to be sure, any of us who are philanthropoids know that it is a topic, or THE topic, at virtually every major philanthropy gathering. That doesn’t mean that … [Read more...] about Pedestrian Friendly vs. Pedestrian Normal – A Metaphor for Equity Metrics