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Latest News & Posts

Avoiding Avoidance: Managing Conflict in Family Philanthropy

Avoiding conflicts might keep the status quo for the moment, but it ultimately stifles the growth of both the individual and family relationships; the stakes are even higher for families who work together in a foundation setting.

Setting the Stage for Grantees to Be Transparent With Each Other

A foundation executive writes that while funders can offer excellent suggestions to grantees based on what they see in the field, their perspective can’t compare to the cohesive and energizing nature of providing a group of cohorts a sacred space to share, vent, and collaborate.

This Thanksgiving, Foster an Attitude of Gratitude

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Jewish Teen Funders Network Director Stefanie Zelkind writes about how we can foster a culture of gratitude year-round.

The End of Excuses for Day School Funding

Numbers suggest that many more American Jews would opt for a community day-school education if they could even remotely afford it, so writer Liel Liebovitz argues now is the the time for Jewish philanthropists to step up and realign their commitments and budgets.

Gifts to Donor-Advised Funds Grow 23 Percent

A report from the National Philanthropic Trust finds there's nearly $54 billion in donor-advised funds, at the same time the amount distributed by these funds dropped slightly.

Keeping the World's Food Supply Secure

For millions of people, the food they eat could kill them. But they may not have a choice. Daniel Chamovitz  has made it his mission to change that.

How Funders Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Scale

Nonprofits don’t have discrete ambitions. They want to quickly grow their seed money so they can expand programs that have both a measurable and meaningful impact. It’s one way philanthropists define “scale.”

But it is often a lot easier said than done.

Why Site Visits Matter

The following post is written by Beth Zwick , Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and originally appeared on the Council on Foundations website.

How Design Thinking Helps Engage Jewish Teens and Nonprofits

At the JFN International Conference in March, there was a seminar that exposed funders to the world of design thinking. Now we're starting to see how the core concepts from this exciting field are seeping into the world of Jewish philanthropy.

Meet the Millennials

Meet the millennials.

Actually, you already have. They’re the generation born from 1979 to 1990. If you’re not one of them, then you probably have at least a few in your life.