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  • Upcoming events

    2017 NEXUS Global Youth Summit (Third Party Event)
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM through July 28, 2017


    NEXUS will be holding their 7th annual Global Youth Summit in collaboration with the U.N. in NYC July 27-28, with an opening reception on July 26th.  This is an exclusive gathering of 600+ leading next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs under the age of 45 from over 70 countries.  You will hear from innovative young change-makers and U.N. leaders and brainstorm creative solutions to pressing problems facing the world in 2017.  

    Jewish Funders Network members have been offered a reduced registration rate of $850 and the opportunity to bypass the application review process. Please contact MikuakR@nexusglobal.org for details.

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    Strategic Philanthropy (Third Party Event from the Geller-Gallagher Leadership Institute)
    Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    SmogShoppe in Los Angeles, CA


    A conversation exploring the value of strategic philanthropy in the Jewish communal landscape with:

    • Chip Edelsberg, immediate past and founding Executive Director of the Jim Joseph Foundation, which has awarded over $450 million in grants as a leader in funding Jewish Education since its founding in 2006 and

    • Rachel Levin, President of Fundamental and Executive Director of the Righteous Persons Foundation, which has awarded more than $100 million in grants to support a meaningful and relevant Jewish community through arts and culture and social justice initiatives,

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    Exponent Philanthropy CONNECT Conference 2017 (Third Party Event)
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM through October 17, 2017
    Hilton Denver Inverness in Denver, CO

    2017 CONNECT Conference


    Designed specifically for funders who practice philanthropy with few or no staff, Exponent Philanthropy's CONNECT is your opportunity to challenge your assumptions, build community, and learn about strategies that will help you achieve your philanthropic goals.

    Jewish Funders Network members are eligible to attend at the Exponent Philanthropy member rate. Members: click here to see the discount code (you must be logged in as a member)

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    Asia Gathering 2017: Hong Kong
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 09:00 AM through November 22, 2017
    Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong


    Following on from the success of the last three Asia gatherings—Hong Kong 2014Singapore 2015, and Shanghai 2016—we are delighted to invite JFN members back to Hong Kong for another informative, impactful, and inspirational event that explores the synergy between Israel, Asia and the strength of Jewish peoplehood.

    This year's gathering will take place at the Island Shangri-La Hotel and the Jewish Community Center in Hong Kong.

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