from The Jerusalem Post: The business of philanthropy “Philanthropy needs to be run like a business, it’s not just about feeling good that you have just given half a million dollars to a worthy cause, but rather about figuring out how best to leverage the dollars that you have and use them to make a real impact. One of the problems is that while many foundations do a lot of good things, they are too spread out on many different issues … [Read more...] about Jeff Farber on The Business of Philanthropy
The Westbury Group is delighted to announce the launch of the Tachles Fund, a small grants programme designed to: Engage new European and non European based funders and philanthropic entities with an active interest in European Jewish life in a pan-European, professionally managed funding effort; and Identify and bring to attention grassroots projects in different areas which are currently overlooked by existing communal and state … [Read more...] about Tachles Fund: Request for Proposals
From May 2nd-9th, Jewish women across the UK will take part in Jewish Women’s Week, organized by WIZO UK, to raise vital funds for children at risk in Israel. Over 1500 women will volunteer, many going door-to-door, in the hope of raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to support more than 12,000 at-risk children attending WIZO centres throughout Israel. Communities including Hull, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Westcliff, … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Week in the U.K.
Gary Rosenblatt writing in The Jewish Week: Younger Leaders Seen Less Bound By Traditional Ties Study presented at Jewish Funders Network finds little consensus on establishment values. ... The lively plenary was part of a three-day conference sponsored by the Jewish Funders Network, viewed as a yearly “summit” on Jewish philanthropy. About 250 people, representing more than 150 different philanthropists and foundations, from the … [Read more...] about Jewish Giving: Is the Glass Half-Full?
Can We Be Proactive and Keep Support from Going Elsewhere?” by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin As the story of the exodus of Jews from Egypt lingers in our minds, we can’t help but think about current Jewish migration patterns and how this affects today’s Jewish non-profit organizations. Demographic shifts bring changes in personal giving priorities: donors form new bonds and old ties diminish as people traverse the country and the … [Read more...] about Preparing for and Predicting the Future of Giving