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A new report says grantmakers are doing a good job creating resilience among nonprofits, but still fall short when it comes to backing collaboration among grantees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.