by Marty Linsky In the summer of 2010, I received a call from Jeff Solomon, President of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP). “We are spending down. We will close our doors in 2016. We want to do spend down ‘right’ and want to document our process so other org … [Read more...] about Doing Spend Down Right
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by Karyn Grossman Gershon “I have always said prayers of peace for Israel. It is strange to be saying Jewish prayers of peace for Ukraine.” “Yesterday there were shots in Donetsk (it’s next to me).” “There were roadblocks along all our way home from my daughter’s. They stoppe … [Read more...] about In Ukraine, the Message is “To Think Positively”
We must honor our staff and board members by treating their time as holy and precious. by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz I recall one workplace culture in which meetings happened for a set amount of time regardless of any need for discussion. I recall the workplace resentment of … [Read more...] about Spending Too Much Time in Meetings?
The Jewish community has an incredibly diverse, sophisticated and successful network of not-for-profit organizations focused on social justice causes. Organizing, for the sake of improving the world, seems to be part of our DNA. And yet I sense no greater openness to mental … [Read more...] about Creating Mental Health Safe Spaces
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that the inaugural Genesis Prize Laureate, Mr. Michael R. Bloomberg, has chosen to invest the $1 Million award to create a global competition, named the Genesis Generation Challenge. The new competition will strive to find - and fund - … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off $1 Million Global Competition