By Adam Scott Bellos Over the past year there has been a spate of articles discussing how progressive and/or young American Jews, exasperated with the rightward turn of the Israeli government were reconsidering support for the country. In response many Israeli commentators have advised Jewish American donors to give up their exceptionalism and respect Israel’s sovereignty, a demand that reflects wider Israeli opinion. The idea that today’s … [Read more...] about Can Israeli Culture Save Jewish Philanthropy?
By Barbara Dobkin In 1993 I founded Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project at the JCC on the Upper West Side with Eve Landau who served as its ED. We were feminists, determined to be a catalyst for change for women in the Jewish community. I was coming into my own as a feminist donor/activist, though not ready to label myself a philanthropist. Looking at the landscape, I was well aware of the dearth of money going to other women’s … [Read more...] about Funding Women Creates Transformative Change
Up to $2 million in new funding to be channeled to Jewish organizations in the United States and Canada committed
to promoting gender equality
June 27, 2018, New York - Today The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced the launch of The Genesis Prize Women’s Empowerment Challenge - a matching grants competition dedicated to promoting gender equality in the North American Jewish community.
The Genesis Prize comes with a $1 million award, … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Announces Women’s Empowerment Challenge –
a Matching Grants Competition in North America
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
The economic performance of Jewish institutions across the sector provide us with some important insights:
a. “Reputation” plays an important role in the success of an organization to consistently raise funds. Among older constituencies of donors, this factor must be viewed as particularly significant. Legacy institutions play to their long-standing relationship with their key donor pool.
b. “Leadership” must … [Read more...] about The Economic Performance of Jewish Organizations:
Insights and Reflections
By Moshe Hecht You know when you’re at a meeting, and the person leading said meeting keeps throwing around a term over and over again, and you’re just sitting there, scratching your head thinking, what the heck are you saying?! Well that’s me. I sit on the board of a local nonprofit. I love it. It’s a great org with great people, and I’m crazy about everything they do. What I’m not so crazy about is this phrase that keeps popping up … [Read more...] about What the Heck is a “Culture of Philanthropy”?