It's summertime, and Jewish camping is in full swing around the world. Not only in North America, but in Europe, Israel and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Beginning today, eJewish Philanthropy will look at a number of programs being run with assistance from (alphabetically) Genesis Philanthropy Group, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, JDC, the Jewish Agency and UJA Federation-NY. We begin today with stories of JDC camps … [Read more...] about Jewish Camping Builds Community Across Europe, Israel and the FSU
by Todd Cohen The “new normal” prophesied for the charitable marketplace in the wake of the implosion of the U.S. economy nearly three years ago merely hinted at the pain nonprofits and philanthropy can expect, along with the fundamental changes they will need to make, as a result of the U.S. debt crisis. Nonprofits and philanthropy still are running on the creaky frame of the charitable business model designed a century ago and tweaked in … [Read more...] about Debt Crisis: a Crossroads for Nonprofits
[eJP note: this post was originally published on December 8, 2008.] by Shawn Landres, Joshua Avedon and Lee Meyerhoff Hendler Forget global warming. The ice age is coming. After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze. Over the past several months, a number of philanthropies have suspended new … [Read more...] about Philanthropy’s New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?
A Dialogue with Jeffrey Solomon and John Ruskay Interviewed by Noel Rubinton Two years ago in this journal, Jeffrey Solomon, president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP), and John Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York, had a dialogue about the relationship between federations and foundations. Both men are veterans of the Jewish scene - Solomon was a top UJA-Federation executive before … [Read more...] about Federations and Foundations Take on Innovating and Sustaining
by Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman Anyone trying to understand why Israel does not have a fundraising culture needs to look no further than the tents on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. I know that the demonstrations are not about charity and non-profit life. But the events of these past weeks offer some vital insights into the future of the Third Sector and philanthropy in Israel. On the most obvious level, what Israelis are saying is that … [Read more...] about The Implications of the Tent Protests for the Third Sector in Israel