Yesterday in New York, under the auspices of the Jewish Funders Network, thirty five of the largest Jewish foundations gathered for an emergency meeting to develop a plan that would anonymously help Jewish nonprofits affected by the year's ever-growing financial mess and help … [Read more...] about A Call to Action
Israel was the beneficiary of more international grants (825) and grant dollars ($106.4million) awarded to U.S. based international programs than any other country in the world. This according to International Grantmaking IV: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends, a new report … [Read more...] about Israel at Top of International Grantee List
by Shawn Landres, Joshua Avedon and Lee Meyerhoff Hendler; originally published on huffingtonpost.com: 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 … [Read more...] about Philanthropy’s New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?
With Thanksgiving behind us we are now officially in the “end of year” giving season, that time of the year when Americans reach deeply into their pockets to help those who are less fortunate. It is a time of reflection, altruism and also that time of year when donors realize tha … [Read more...] about The Giving Season
Nearly 60% of wealthy households who stopped giving to a charitable organization attributed their change in philanthropic behavior to "no longer feeling connected to the organization," according to initial findings released from a new survey initiated by Bank of America. Key … [Read more...] about Are Your Donors Emotionally Connected to Your Cause?