The AFP 45th International Conference on Fundraising is underway in sunny San Diego, California. And, for the first time ever (or certainly in recent memory) we have both a presentation and an affinity session devoted to Jewish Philanthropy! eJewish Philanthropy is appreciative to Dr. David A. Mersky and Dr. Amy L. Sales of the Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership for the opportunity to post the power point of … [Read more...] about Isn’t a Dollar a Dollar?
This is a busy ten days: from Oxford University to Tel Aviv; from San Diego to Jerusalem we've got you covered. Over this week, eJewish Philanthropy will bring you a combination of on the spot coverage, conversations, complete presentations and links. Check back often as we highlight goings on in the world of philanthropy. For those of you with an interest in Social Entrepreneurship or Social Philanthropy, the gathering these past few days of … [Read more...] about 4 Conferences, 3 Continents
We all know by now that last week the prestigious Israel Prize (for Lifetime Achievement) has been awarded to the Jewish Agency in honor of 80 years of service. The UJC has sent their congrats as has Keren Hayesod. And of course Haaretz has weighed in with their perspective... "I don't know if anyone ever tried to work out the average age of Israel Prize recipients, but the profile is fairly standard. A man or woman in their seventies or … [Read more...] about The Contrarian
At the 2008 Summit in Washington, D.C., last night, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life announced a $10.7 million grant from The Jim Joseph Foundation to expand the Experiential Educator Exemplar (E³) Program and to support the Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative. This is the largest single grant in Hillel's history. "This generation of students, the Millennials, learn through their hands, their hearts and their minds," says Hillel … [Read more...] about Innovate. Collaborate. Create. Take Initiative.
"Are some charities more worthy than others? This seems to be the implication of a bill before the state Legislature that would require philanthropic foundations to document the so-called diversity of the charities they support. The inference is that the more diverse a charity's board of directors and staff, the more worthy it is of philanthropic funding. As a private foundation, Koret seeks to maximize our impact in achieving the … [Read more...] about No Good Deed Goes Unpunished