[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
Philanthropy in Israel
By Rabbi Ellen Flax One of the many, many painful things that emerged from the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings is that we desperately need more women in positions of power. Is there any question that the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh would have been handled differently had there been more women in the Senate? If there were any Republican women on the Senate judiciary committee? Would things have been different if there were more women who had … [Read more...] about Put Up or Shut Up: It is Time to Put more Women in Positions of Power
By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I just want to tell them save your money and stay home. The organization that contacted me is a smallish amtua (Hebrew for nonprofit) whom I had never heard of before. … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?
By Shavit Madhala and John Gal Well-informed philanthropy starts with ... you guessed it: getting informed. How many nonprofit organizations in Israel work on welfare issues and which populations do they serve? What percentage of organizations serve the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population? The Arab Israeli population? What are the organizations’ primary sources of funding? And, what is the role of philanthropy in the field? We had the … [Read more...] about Philanthropy can Improve the Welfare of Israelis – here’s how
Globes is reporting, "A 57-year-old male who lives in Tel Aviv and doesn't give to charity is the most common profile of the 400 highest income people in Israel in 2014. According to the Chief Economist and State Revenues Department at the Ministry of Finance, only 8% of the 400 were women. Of the 400, 165 donated an average of NIS 280,000 each. The remaining 235 donated nothing at all from their own pockets... The generosity of the … [Read more...] about 59% of Israeli Mega-Rich Donate Zero, says new Government Report