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When You're Connected, You Give: A Conversation with Shawn Landres

The co-founder of Jumpstart talks about who gives what in the Jewish world and how that affects congregations.

Younger Philanthropists Urged Not to Wait to Enact Giving Program

With 10 percent of those on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people age 50 and under, the president of Atlantic Philanthropies urges them to take a "giving while living" approach and reap the bounty from the fruits of their largesse.

How Social Impact Bonds Can Help Investors and Nonprofits

While success is far from guaranteed, when there's the right match a profit and a societal benefit can go hand-in-hand.

Flexing the Collaborative Muscle

More grantmakers recognize that no single organization can go it alone when it comes to addressing social issues that are complex, dynamic and intersecting, writes Emily Wexler of GEO.

A Lesson in Funder Collaboration

How one foundation has successfully embraced funder collaboration for decades to take on tougher challenges and long-term issues.

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.

Looking at Impact Investing Through a Jewish Lens

By Julie Hammerman

Impact investing has become quite popular lately, but it’s simply a new approach based on a very old concept – investing with one’s values to positively impact the world and minimize harm.

Abrahamic Judaism: From a Funder's Perspective

Sh'ma Yis'ra'eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad.
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.