By Michael Lawrence In my years working in the nonprofit field I have been privileged to spend time with some remarkable philanthropic organizations and families who have been pioneers and leaders in global charitable giving. These are people thinking about how perhaps we (or … [Read more...] about Charity: the Greatest Test of All
Philanthropy in Israel
By Michael Lawrence Nonprofit organizations have been watching and planning toward this steady but seismic change. $30 trillion in wealth is set to be passed to the next generations over the coming years as what many deem the wealthiest generation yet ages and looks to leave … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for the Transition of Wealth
By Michael Lawrence Israelis built this country. But not alone. Never alone. Jews abroad have given generously and philanthropically, strengthening Israel and Israeli life. Last week the title of an opinion piece in Israel’s largest daily newspaper “Israel HaYom” caugh … [Read more...] about Israelis Shouldn’t Fund Diaspora Jews?
By Lee Caspi By now, we are all aware of the major challenges faced by nonprofits due to the Coronavirus crisis. Adapting programming and enabling staff to work remotely are hurdles some organizations will struggle to overcome. Of even greater concern to many are the … [Read more...] about Is Now the Time for the Israeli Nonprofit Sector to Become Self-Reliant?
By Shimon Arbel This year, Mike Leven & Amy Holtz launched the “Jewish Future Pledge” aimed to inspire American Jewish philanthropists and families to pledge 50% or more of the charitable giving in their estate plan to Jewish and Israel-related causes. This new ini … [Read more...] about WANTED: An Israel Future Pledge