The Jewish Museum in New York City has received a major gift from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation. The gift includes artworks from Barnett and Annalee Newman’s personal collection (works by Newman himself, as well as by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Adolph Gottlieb, Camille Pissarro, Robert Rauschenberg, and others) and works created by artists who were recipients of the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (artists such as Mark Bradford, … [Read more...] about The Jewish Museum Receives Gift of Artworks and Funds from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation
[This essay by Jack Wertheimer will be followed by a series of pieces from leaders in the field of Jewish philanthropy, who will offer reactions and analyses to Wertheimer's report, Giving Jewish: How Big Funders Have Transformed American Jewish Philanthropy, commissioned and released earlier this year by The AVI CHAI Foundation.] By Jack Wertheimer The Jewish philanthropic sphere, much like the wider world of American giving, is undergoing … [Read more...] about Philanthropic Accountability is a Two-Way Street
By Moshe Hecht The verdict is in: the people of the nonprofit world are ready for a radical shift. I’m not talking about some nicely-folded policy changes or yet another charity app - I’m talking about a complete perestroika of the existing nonprofit landscape. Everywhere I go, people are talking about just how fed up they are with the ancient practices, low wages, low overhead, and other pressing issues of our industry. But short of some … [Read more...] about Can Change Really Come to the Third Sector?
By Una Osili and Sasha Zarins Following years of steady growth that has tracked the performance of a generally healthy economy, U.S. charitable giving has reached an all-time high at a time when the share of Americans who make donations is falling. But as a lead researcher and an author of the latest Giving USA report, which the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy researches and writes in partnership with the Giving USA … [Read more...] about Fewer Americans are Giving Money to Charity but Total Donations are at Record Levels Anyway
By Deborah Kaplan Polivy, Ph.D. Endowment fundraising is not difficult. As a matter of fact, in order to provide donors with the most varied opportunities to participate philanthropically with an organization, endowment building needs to be a part of almost all fundraising efforts. Admittedly, it does not belong in every organization especially new not for profits. The first step to adopting endowment development is to eliminate obfuscating … [Read more...] about Endowment Development is Just Another Opportunity to Donate