JDub has done it right. They’ve delivered impact. Diversified their revenue base. Enacted their mission and driven toward their vision. Made a huge, positive change in Jewish cultural life. From this perspective, we can look at JDub’s short life and say: "mission acc … [Read more...] about Response to JDub Closing
by Ruthie Warshenbrot I was surprised and disappointed to hear of the recent closing of one of the Jewish community’s darling innovative organizations, JDub. I have great respect for my colleague Aaron Bisman, and have enjoyed watching JDub’s growth and reach over the past alm … [Read more...] about What Will the Jewish Community Do?
by Sarah Kass Today’s eJewish Philanthropy reports JDub is closing up shop despite a 9 year history of innovation and success. The reason? Financial pressures. The article notes that “among the reasons stated for closing are [an] ‘aging out of the cohort of Jewish “star … [Read more...] about Will We Be Builders and Not Just Buyers?
July 9, 2011 Response to Misha Galperin’s article in eJewish Philantrhopy It appears that JAFI and much of the national Jewish community are at a loss at what to do and how to do it when it comes to the future of our People. Equally troubling is the inability to clearly and c … [Read more...] about Helping to Keep Our Children Jewish
by Todd Cohen Giving USA has released its annual estimates on charitable giving in the U.S., and the picture is bleak. While overall giving grew to $290.89 billion in 2010, up 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars, that growth represents only a small step on the path to … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Need Faith in Themselves