We don’t have to bore you with figures to show how central Asia has become to the world’s economic and political power; it’s already a truism. But the Jewish world is curiously slow in reacting to this consensus.
In the growing Impact Investing movement, will Jewish institutions be leaders or laggards?
Douglas Bitonti Stewart and Julie Fisher Cummings of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation (JFN members) write about gratitude and humility in philanthropy.
Rabbi Dov Linzer, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, reviews JFN's Guide to Jewish Values & Disability Rights.
Taking chances, setting high standards, making long-term commitments to improvements, and defining and then measuring success can put nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations in a better position to draw in supporters of all kinds.
JFN member Jay Ruderman (writing w Danny Woodburn) in the Los Angeles Times.
A new grantmaking approach is needed—one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is for grantmakers to realize that different types of nonprofits have different cost structures.
Libi Baehr explains how Sixth & I Historic Synagogue leveraged collective giving to qualify for JFN's Avenues to Engagement for Intermarried Families Matching Grant Initiative in honor of Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas.
For the second year in a row, the proceeds of the Genesis Prize award were doubled to $2 million by a $1 million contribution from philanthropist Roman Abramovich.