The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel), in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, has created a $1 million matching grant initiative to help build the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship in Israel and generate a greater ongoing philanthropic commitment to the field. Impact entrepreneurship describes an intentional approach to addressing unmet social and environmental needs, alongside a measurable financially sustainable business … [Read more...] about Call for Applications: Building the Ecosystem of Impact Entrepreneurship in Israel
Philanthropy in Israel
By Richard Marker
I guess it was inevitable. We were attending a wonderful and illuminating dinner learning about a cutting edge and courageous program in one of the world’s most famous trouble spots. It was a low-keyed fundraiser, but more so, an opportunity for opinion makers to learn that positive developments are possible even amidst wrenching political settings.
The event was held in the palatial home of someone who had originally come … [Read more...] about How Much Is That Overhead Again?
A Thought Before “Giving Tuesday”
[This article appears as part of a series presented by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition about the work of Jewish organizations to prevent and address sexual harassment and gender discrimination. By pulling back the curtain on works in progress, the Coalition hopes to inspire others to begin their own crucial reform efforts. You can read the framing piece here.] By Steve Rakitt and Jill Weber Smith Recently, and especially this past year, … [Read more...] about Five Lessons for Funders Seeking to Make an Impact on Women’s Equality in the Jewish Community
By Rabbi Ellen Flax One of the many, many painful things that emerged from the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings is that we desperately need more women in positions of power. Is there any question that the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh would have been handled differently had there been more women in the Senate? If there were any Republican women on the Senate judiciary committee? Would things have been different if there were more women who had … [Read more...] about Put Up or Shut Up: It is Time to Put more Women in Positions of Power
By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I just want to tell them save your money and stay home. The organization that contacted me is a smallish amtua (Hebrew for nonprofit) whom I had never heard of before. … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?