Back in September, we wrote about a new initiative being planned for the 2009 Jewish Funders's Network International Conference, The Jewish Innovation Forum. With the overall theme of the 2009 conference being “Funding Genius: A Philanthropist’s Guide to Innovation” the JFN and the conference participants will explore a wide range of innovations in depth. The Forum event makes the innovation come alive - providing a setting for an exciting … [Read more...] about Funding Genius
It's not yet three months since the PresenTense organization opened their first year-round Jerusalem space - and they are already making a significant impact. As co-founder Aharon Horwitz so eloquently told us at dinner Shabbat eve (see below), not only have they created an all encompassing Hub, but we have all come together to form a community. One that extends across multiple channels and to multiple countries, and certainly here in Jerusalem, … [Read more...] about The Community Hub: Pushing the Envelope
Are you an out-of-the box thinker? Here's another great opportunity to apply for significant funding support if your organization/initiative is innovative and aimed at significant transformational impact on the Jewish community, The Russell Berrie Innovation Grant - "The BIG Project". The most important attribute to be considered in making funding decisions is whether a proposal is innovative. While the dictionary may have a definition of … [Read more...] about The BIG Project
by Shawn Landres, Joshua Avedon and Lee Meyerhoff Hendler; originally published on huffingtonpost.com: Forget global warming. The ice age is coming. After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze. Over the past several months, a number of philanthropies have suspended new grant applications and … [Read more...] about Philanthropy’s New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?
New Media Fundraising New interactive technologies are swiftly becoming a key element in the fundraising mix. Innovations generated during the last decade include Internet applications, mobile technologies and interactive television. Charities are now gearing up to use some of them in their fundraising programs. This article provides a summary of the most important new technologies, their features, and their advantages for … [Read more...] about The Advantages of New Technology