A snapshot in history with rarely seen footage. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6gNYbKxu8k&NR=1[/youtube] Provisional Government of Israel Official Gazette: Number 1; Tel Aviv, 5 Iyar 5708, 14.5.1948 Page 1 The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel: WE APPEAL to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz-Israel in the tasks of immigration and upbuilding and to stand by them in … [Read more...] about A Free People In Our Own Land
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
America's family foundations gave away $16 billion in 2006, a 13 percent increase from the previous year, according to Key Facts on Family Foundations, released last week by the Foundation Center. Since 1998, the first year for which statistics on family foundations are available, giving by these grant-makers has more than doubled. Family foundations also accounted for the bulk of giving (59%) by independent foundations. According to Steven … [Read more...] about Family Foundation Giving Up Sharply
A selection of recent articles and posts you may find interesting. Philanthropy Can Be made To Measure Gara LaMarche, president of the Atlantic Philanthropies, is offering advice to donors about how to evaluate their philanthropy. In an opinion article in The Financial Times, Mr. LaMarche sets out guidelines for measuring charitable work. One piece of advice, "Measurement efforts should be a learning tool for both the beneficiary and … [Read more...] about In The Press
from the world of philanthropy: eNonProfit Benchmarks Study In the for-profit dot.com world, the bottom line is easy to measure — it comes down to dollars and cents. For nonprofit organizations, success is more difficult to define. How many people were educated? Informed? Served? Engaged? Activated? How much money was raised? Did legislative policy change? Corporate policy? Public opinion? Gossip Influences Generosity A new study at … [Read more...] about Chol HaMoed in Review, II
We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Pesach. Judging from both our Web traffic counts, and "out-of-office" automated replies, we know many of you took some time off last week. Here, hopefully in easy to read form, is a summary of the various posts added during Chol HaMoed. As you will notice, not much happened in our Jewish world, but a couple of significant studies were released in the broader American philanthropic community you … [Read more...] about Chol HaMoed in Review
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh7Qpr8GtCY&feature=related[/youtube] Shabbat Shalom … [Read more...] about The Balloon Project