By Rena Greenberg It is 9:00 am on a Sunday morning in a Northeast Philadelphia warehouse. Over 1,000 volunteers position themselves round hundreds of tables lined with cardboard boxes and a rich variety of kosher food items. A human assembly line forms; children begin tossing … [Read more...] about Unseen, Unheard, Poor Philadelphia Demographic Becomes Community Concern
This holiday season, a philanthropist best known for giving out free books to children is mailing a quarter of a million tzedakah boxes to the same children - and more - to encourage and spread the spirit of generosity and giving. Harold Grinspoon launched the project at the … [Read more...] about Grinspoon Launches Tzedakah Box Project
Tzedekah, Philanthropy and Giving in America Part 2 of 2 By Robert Evans and Bryan Schwartzman Most major donors are looking for some type of recognition for their generosity, but many feel guilty about their desire, perhaps their need, for public kudos. However, our … [Read more...] about It’s Okay to Seek Credit for Giving: Now Give And Go and Study!
By Daphne Lazar-Price #GivingTuesday is brilliant in its simplicity. Who doesn’t want to do good? And who doesn’t want to encourage others to do the same? Many of us already have the language, skills and tools to make #GivingTuesday a force for tzedakah in our communities. All … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday: Advancing a Global Movement for Giving Back
If you believe in your institution, than you need to believe that raising funds for your institution is an honor and a privilege. By Rae Ringel For many of us, the prospect of asking for money of a donor conjures painful fears of rejection and disparagement. We think little … [Read more...] about The Gift of Asking – A Fresh Perspective on Jewish Fundraising