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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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    Growth & Innovation in Israeli Philanthropy (NYC & Livestreamed)
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 01:30 PM
    Address provided upon RSVP in New York, NY

    Israel has some of the most innovative and hands-on philanthropists in the world. Over the past decade, the Israeli philanthropic community has grown significantly and a culture of giving has taken off.

    Join Sigal Yaniv Feller, JFN Israel's Director of Advisory Services, for a discussion on the state of Israeli philanthropy. We'll explore the growth of Israel's philanthropic sector and address how to do effective grant-making in Israel from abroad.

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    Bedouin Philanthropy in the Negev (Luncheon)
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Address provided upon RSVP in New York, NY

    Join the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues & Jewish Funders Network
    in NYC on Wednesday, October 18th, at 12:00 PM
    for a luncheon discussion on

    Bedouin Philanthropy in the Negev



    Ibrahim Nsasra
    Philanthropist & entrepreneur
    Founder of the Tamar Center in the Negev, Armonot HaNegev Catering, & 
    Lahav Tours

    In recent years, a small but growing number of Israel's Arab entrepreneurs are becoming involved in philanthropy to advance social change and development of Arab society. Traditionally a charitable practice in Arab culture, a new generation of business leaders is bringing their resources and know-how to strategic giving, and working to expand philanthropic networks in the process.

    Ibrahim Nsasra, a Bedouin businessman from Lakiya in the Negev, has used his success in the transportation industry to launch initiatives that enhance access to employment for women, and STEM education for youth. In doing so, he has engaged other business and civil society leaders and become recognized as an influential change-maker in Bedouin society—by far Israel's most disadvantaged population. How did Ibrahim Nsasra overcome barriers to success himself? What is his vision for the Bedouin society of the future? How are his actions and those of philanthropists like him affecting perceptions of leadership in the community?

    A light lunch will be served.

    Location details provided upon RSVP.

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    Top photo credit: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv via Visual Hunt / CC BY-SA

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