Using data philanthropy, sharing proprietary datasets for social good, can maximize foundations' limited resources, according to Lucy Bernholz. Data driven grantmaking benefits not only a foundation's portfolio, but larger networks of informed peer organizations working towards shared goals.
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We take a break from grating onions and potatoes for the latkes to remind you that Chanukah is about more than presents and fried foods. Honest. The holiday is actually a great time to create new giving rituals with your family. And there will be plenty of latkes ready for when you’re done.
We've been talking a lot lately at JFN about impact investing--which aims to provide an array of socially responsible investing that provides solid returns.
Some JFN members recently got to hear from Rabbi Shai Piron, Israel’s education minister, about how philanthropists can play a role in improving Israel’s education system.
The social media practices of foundations and other funders are often found lacking by grantees. Samantha Beinhacker, JFN Director of Member Services, shows how to change those perceptions.
There are many effective organizations addressing poverty-related challenges deeply familiar with the nuances of the social problems they are confronting.
“Israelis are fascinated by philanthropy," says Maya Natan, director of JFN Israel. They know of fantastic things taking place in the United States and there is also a glow around these issues. Israelis know that in the U.S. to be a philanthropist is an honor.”
Lynn Schusterman reflects on her philanthropic journey that began 25 years ago and takes a look at what the next 25 years might hold.
The executive director of the Natan Fund writes that giving circles that look at their work through a cross-cultural lens open themselves up to investment opportunities they might not otherwise have learned about.