The publication the JFN Greenbook on Young Adults at Risk presents new challenges and opportunities for funders. By Shula Mozes The publication of the JFN Greenbook on Young Adults at Risk on March 19th, 2019 is a landmark event. Reaching this milestone illustrates how much the field has grown since The Mozes Wolfowitz Foundation founded the Lamerhav program in Israel almost two decades ago. While it does not purport to be a narrative … [Read more...] about Young Adults at Risk in Israel
Philanthropy in Israel
By Moshe Schapiro As the [Israeli] election turns into a tight race, campaign promises are intensifying at a feverish pitch. Leading contenders are in “read my lips” mode: they will invest more in public services and drastically improve our quality of life. However, when Israel's next minister of welfare takes over the reins of command, he or she will quickly discover the dark little secret impeding any progress - the systematic … [Read more...] about Israel’s Hidden Tax on Philanthropy
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel), in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, has created a $1 million matching grant initiative to help build the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship in Israel and generate a greater ongoing philanthropic commitment to the field. Impact entrepreneurship describes an intentional approach to addressing unmet social and environmental needs, alongside a measurable financially sustainable business … [Read more...] about Call for Applications: Building the Ecosystem of Impact Entrepreneurship in Israel
By Richard Marker
I guess it was inevitable. We were attending a wonderful and illuminating dinner learning about a cutting edge and courageous program in one of the world’s most famous trouble spots. It was a low-keyed fundraiser, but more so, an opportunity for opinion makers to learn that positive developments are possible even amidst wrenching political settings.
The event was held in the palatial home of someone who had originally come … [Read more...] about How Much Is That Overhead Again?
A Thought Before “Giving Tuesday”
[This article appears as part of a series presented by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition about the work of Jewish organizations to prevent and address sexual harassment and gender discrimination. By pulling back the curtain on works in progress, the Coalition hopes to inspire others to begin their own crucial reform efforts. You can read the framing piece here.] By Steve Rakitt and Jill Weber Smith Recently, and especially this past year, … [Read more...] about Five Lessons for Funders Seeking to Make an Impact on Women’s Equality in the Jewish Community