NCJW to Create Online Home for Women Activists

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has announced receipt of a $500,000 grant from the Mandel Foundation to support a web-based initiative that will transform the way the organization facilitates grassroots community activism, nationwide advocacy and leadership development. With this award NCJW will build a robust online community providing an interactive platform for women of all ages who care about advancing social change as part of a collaborative national network.

“This gift will revolutionize our online presence and provide new tools for progressive Jewish activists,” said the organization’s CEO, Nancy K. Kaufman. “It will strengthen NCJW’s connection and work with its grassroots community, as well as offer a model for other nonprofit organizations who seek to build their strength through their grassroots. NCJW and the Mandel Foundation share a commitment to women’s leadership and social justice and a passion to engage women activists in advancing social change. We’re thrilled to have the Mandel Foundation’s support for this pioneering initiative to strengthen our ability to effect change.”

This new online community will be fully social media-compatible so users can connect directly with their Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts or choose to have a unique profile. The grant will also allow NCJW to build a mobile site to allow easy access to and interaction with content on the go as well as enhance its online giving capacity.

About: The Mandel Foundation was established by Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel, of Cleveland, Ohio. Its primary mission is to help provide outstanding leadership for the nonprofit world. The Foundation supports leadership education programs in its own institutions and at selected universities and organizations.