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    Greenbook: Arts as a Driver for Social Change in Israel


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    JFN Releases Guide to Funding the Arts for Social Change in Israel

    Latest volume of Jewish Funders Network’s “Greenbook” series makes the case for art as an engine for social change, maps the existing landscape, and highlights opportunities for philanthropic action

    TEL AVIV—Why invest in art, and why now? A new Greenbook from Jewish Funders Network says the arts represent a powerful opportunity to foster change in Israeli society.

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    Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both (Third Party Webinar)
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both

    Philanthropic families care about legacy as well as impact — but at times, honoring both can be a challenge. As social issues, needs, and pathways to impact evolve, it can be difficult to find creative ways to honor cherished family legacies while remaining responsive to beneficiaries and adaptive to new ideas and new priorities.

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    Council on Foundations Public Policy Summit 2018 (Third Party Event)
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 08:00 AM through April 14, 2018


    Philanthropy is a driver of civil society. It fuels the programs and movements that shape our culture across communities. In this role, foundations are uniquely situated with the experience and expertise to lead the way forward on issues that affect people throughout our nation and across the globe. As leaders in philanthropy, it is our civic duty to extend this leadership to provide expert input in the policymaking process.

    The Council on Foundations will host its inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America—on this very topic. They will welcome current and former elected officials, foundation leaders, and experts in this space, to lead discussions about the role philanthropy plays in affecting the civic and political processes that impact our society, with a special focus on:

    • Tax Policy
    • Civic Engagement and the 2018 Elections
    • Advocacy and Lobbying
    • Federal Budget and Appropriations

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    The State of Small-Staffed Foundations (Third Party Webinar)
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Complimentary for Exponent Philanthropy members / $40 non-members

    Discover the broader world of foundations that have few or no staff, and see where your foundation fits in. Based on insights gleaned from Exponent Philanthropy’s annual survey of leanly staffed foundations, this session will review trends in grantmaking practices, operations, compensation, investments, and governance, including:

    • Advocacy, site visits, DAFs, and more—what grantmaking tactics are on the rise?
    • How are foundation boards working to engage the next generation?
    • What succession challenges are foundations encountering?
    • What investment returns are foundations earning, and how are they balancing their portfolios?
    • How are foundations compensating their board members and staff?

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