By Batya Kopelowitz I love numbers. I love how universal they are. One plus one equals two no matter where in the world you are. I love that numbers give us a shared language, no matter what language you speak. After earning an undergraduate degree in business, I entered … [Read more...] about Who Cares About the Numbers!
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By Leonard Saxe and Janet Krasner Aronson As we watch the carnage wrought by COVID-19, mourn losses, and witness lives and livelihoods disrupted, it may seem difficult to take stock and look forward. Those with leadership responsibility for the Jewish community face … [Read more...] about Understanding the Present to Plan the Jewish Future
By Zev Eleff, Lauren Raff, William Gomberg, and Alex Jakubowski In August 2000, a team of Brandeis University researchers published “preliminary findings” of Birthright Israel’s impact on participants. By then, the nascent program had flown 5,000 college students and young adul … [Read more...] about The Possibilities for Impact: Presenting a Guide for the Field
By Zev Eleff and Alex Jakubowski “Our program is entirely innovative. The design is unproven; the approach is untested; the outcomes are unknown,” imagined nonprofit blogger, Vu Le, about a ‘brutally honest’ practitioner-funder conversation. “We also have a tried-and … [Read more...] about Resetting the Table: Changing the Conversation Between Funders and Nonprofits
By Zev Eleff and Ethan Fabes In the spring of 2013, Pew Research Center staff interviewed thousands of American Jews on a variety of issues. Many of the questions repeated the oft-queried variety found in earlier Jewish population studies in the United States. There is … [Read more...] about The Curious Case of Jewish Intellectual Curiosity: What the Data Tells about Making an Impact in American Jewish Life