Over at UJC/Federations of North America, voting continues for the Jewish Community Heroes Project. Now, comes news of another popular-choice contest, the 2009 Jewish Choice Awards. This contest is an opportunity for Jewish nonprofits to engage their stakeholders: clients, volunteers, board members, donors and others - to share experiences with one another and with the public. All reviews will appear on both GreatNonprofits.org and on … [Read more...] about Tis the Contest Season: Introducing the 2009 Jewish Choice Awards
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America has released a survey of Federation endowment development showing that foundations continue to record the strongest growth despite the economic downturn, reflecting the increasing significance of planned giving as part of overall Federation fundraising. The survey, drawn from responses by 60 communities, is the most comprehensive data available about endowment and foundation giving in the Jewish … [Read more...] about UJC Survey Shows Importance of Planned Giving
"Russian-speaking Jews live all over the world, from former Soviet republics to North America to Israel, where they make up a significant percentage of the population. As a group they have been successful in their new homes, yet many are disconnected from Jewish life." So reads the program description for a workshop, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!, planned for the UJC's upcoming GA this November. In … [Read more...] about The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!
One of our prime goals at eJewish Philanthropy is "to create dialogue and advance the conversation." With this in mind, we welcome long time Chicago communal leader Richard Wexler to kick off a discussion, with a thought provoking op-ed, on moving the UJC forward under their new leadership team. We invite you to join the conversation. "In an ad on the (Detroit) Lions' website for streaming video of old games, fans of the team, which went … [Read more...] about Toward Tomorrow
UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, announced today the launch of the First Annual Jewish Community Hero Awards, which celebrates the selflessness and courage of individuals who are bettering their communities through service and outreach. The initiative - to-date the largest-ever Jewish social-networking effort - will honor one Jewish Community Hero of the Year, who will … [Read more...] about UJC Launches Jewish Community Heroes Project