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Opportunities and Challenges for Family Philanthropy

No matter how well they are run, family foundations will experience change and transitions; the key is knowing how to manage them and ensure the foundation doesn't lose its focus.

Speaking the Language of Giving That Millennials Understand

Millennials--who stand to inherit $30 trillion in the coming decades--are less interested in creating a philanthropic legacy and more focused on the impact their donations can make today, a new report finds.

Program Launched to Propel Giving Circles Into a Global Movement

The Natan Fund has started Amplifier, the first concerted effort to unite Jewish giving circles into a field and catalyze the creation of new circles through an innovative web platform.

When a Foundation Spends Down

When a foundation decides to wind down its operations and spend its remaining endowment, doing it right takes a lot more than simply writing a check to empty the bank account; this series of articles describes what's in play.

Time for an Empathy Tune-Up

GEO president and CEO Kathleen Enright warns against penalizing nonprofits for effectively being "too strong" in their fields, leading to the perception that they no longer need as much support from grantmakers.

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.