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Foundation Life: Beyond Money and Grantmaking

Jeffrey Solomon, JFN member and President of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, discusses the many ways foundations can affect change beyond writing a check. [More...]
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Foundation Makes $400K in Baltimore Grants After Riots

Baltimore funder -- and JFN member -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has made $400,000 in emergency grants to area orgs in the wake of the Baltimore riots. [More...]
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A Simple Idea for Catalytic Philanthropy in the 21st Century

In this piece in eJewish Philanthropy, written by philanthropic consultant Shari Edelstein, she argues, "it is time to consider ways that Jewish philanthropy can leverage relatively limited resources to multiply the potential impact from corporate and business spending – all in the name of promot [More...]
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AJWS Cuts Back on Domestic Advocacy After Donors Balk

Josh Nathan-Kazis examines AJWS's recent move to lay off its entire political advocacy staff only two years after announcing the program. JFN President Andrés Spokoiny argues that the Jewish World needs to be better at communicating why funding advocacy is so important to affecting change. [More...]
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Strategic Philanthropy and Its Discontents

In this essay written in advance of the Strategic Philanthropy: Comparative Perspectives on the Way Forward symposium that took place in March 2015, Paul Brest , Professor of Law, Emeritus, Stanford Law School, "examines different modes of grantmaking, inquiring whether the barriers to t [More...]