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
an opinion piece from The New York Jewish Week; by Felicia Herman, executive director of Natan and Nigel Savage, executive director of Hazon: Time To Increase Funds For Innovative Groups In the next three years, Jewish foundations and significant individual Jewish funders should act as modern governments do in times of significant contraction — increase their expenditures, with the intention of returning to normal levels of giving when the … [Read more...] about Securing Our Future Through the ‘Innovation Sector’
by Ariel Beery and Aharon Horwitz Once a year the Jewish world experiences an exceptional gathering of movers and shakers - and this year it is coming to Jerusalem. The General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities and Federations of North America, to be held November 16-19, will attract participants from across the spectrum of Jewish communal leadership, and, most significantly, those who invest in and foster the many activities and … [Read more...] about Turning Dusk Into Dawn
by Shawn Landres, Toby E. Rubin and Martin Kaminer From New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco, the impact of the global financial crisis feels like an eerie parallel to the days after 9/11. No one knows whether the acute phase is over or whether there will be further shocks. For some little has changed; for others life will never be the same. Everyone knows someone who has been directly affected. Our major institutions are struggling to … [Read more...] about Don’t Cut Support to Innovative Nonprofits