We would like to thank the Jewish Funders Network for providing this Conference summary to us. The audio files are available here in the right side-bar. 2008 Conference--A Few Highlights Top-level presenters, artists, politicians, and thought- leaders, "seminar on wheels" site visits, and a turnout that meant the David Citadel, Jerusalem, was bursting at the seams were all part of the scene at the 2008 International Conference. It was a rare … [Read more...] about High Impact Philanthropy: The 2008 JFN Conference
It seems like yesterday, but it has been six months since we went live with eJewish Philanthropy. We set some pretty ambitious goals, and thanks to you - our readers, we're well on our way. We are gratified by the significant number of guests, from five continents, who visit our website every day; for those who have signed up for daily updates or RSS feeds, and most of all to the many who have offered valuable suggestions, leads, background … [Read more...] about We’ve Come A Long Way
Some links from last week: Billionaires to build a ‘school of leadership’ An international school of Jewish and technological leadership will be founded in two years in Jerusalem, to foster the next generation of leaders in Israel and the Jewish world. Evangelical Group Cuts Off Donations to Jewish Agency A group that directs evangelical Christian donations to Jewish causes has cut off funding to the Jewish Agency for Israel, … [Read more...] about Jewish Philanthropy Happenings
The subject of percentage based fundraising continues to plague our Jewish world. Many professional organizations ban the practice outright in their Codes of Ethics. Here in Israel, while such is also the practice among professional fundraisers, every week advertisements appear for commission based positions in parts of our fundraising community. Today, from The Jewish Ethicist, this q. and a. Q. We have a small, little-known organization. … [Read more...] about Donors Should Be Informed of Exceptional Fundraising Costs
As most of you know, the Jewish Funders Network held their recent conference here in Jerusalem. Due to pressure from the participating Israeli philanthropists, all sessions were closed; no press releases or other information were issued. When I inquired following the conference if JFN would be providing any summaries, announcements of conference happenings etc. (besides the fact they plan to open an Israel office), this was the … [Read more...] about Sunshine at the JFN?