By Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht According to Hillel’s College Guide, if you are a student looking for a university with a large Jewish population, your #1 choice is the University of Florida (UF), flagship campus of the Florida state system. Hillel lists UF as having 6,500 Jewish undergraduates, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population at the Gainesville campus. But in a study we conducted this spring of … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates?
A new study conducted for Young Judaea (YJ) documents high levels of Jewish engagement years after the alumni participated in the youth movement’s programming. Conducted by Professor Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford University, the survey reported high levels of religious practice, Jewish lifestyle engagement, and Israel attachment. The study … [Read more...] about New Study of Young Judaea Alumni Finds High Levels of Jewish and Israel Engagement Years and Decades Later
Blackbaud, Inc. has released findings from its Next Generation of American Giving study that explores charitable habits and multichannel preferences of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, Matures, and includes a first look at the charitable perspective of up-and-coming Generation Z. In the latest installment of this series, last published in 2013, the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™ shares insight into each age group’s giving … [Read more...] about Generation X Poised to be the Next Big Giver in Philanthropy
New resource provides data-backed insights on the latest household giving trends, as well as proven fundraising strategies to retain increasingly valuable donors in the changing landscape Blackbaud has released a new report, "Vital Signs Part 2: The Undeveloped Value of New Donors," featuring research-backed insight expanding upon donor behavior and specific retention strategies that map to the current giving landscape. This latest report … [Read more...] about Blackbaud Institute’s New Report Reveals Untapped Value of New Donors
A new report on American Jewish philanthropy details an increased focus on Jewish engagement, more giving with social or systemic change in mind, less giving to older institutions, and more collaboration among major foundations. Giving Jewish: How Big Funders Have Transformed American Jewish Philanthropy, commissioned by The AVI CHAI Foundation and authored by Dr. Jack Wertheimer, explores how the philanthropic landscape has changed fundamentally … [Read more...] about New Report on American Jewish Philanthropy shows Donors Rely Less on Established Organizations