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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.