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    Welfare Nonprofits in Israel: A Comprehensive Overview

    Authors: Shavit Madhala, Michal Almog-Bar, John Gal
    From the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel

    The study includes an analysis of active organizations working in the field of welfare between the years of 2013 and 2016 whose annual revenues exceeded NIS 500,000 – a total of 748 organizations. The research examines characteristics such as sources of revenue, the number of paid staff and volunteers, and the target populations they aim to reach.

    The organizations are classified according to how long they have been operating, the scope of their economic activity, their geographic distribution, and other characteristics.

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    Board Member Institute for Jewish Nonprofits: apply by Aug 6

    Applications are open for the first National Cohort of the​ Board Member Institute for Jewish Nonprofits. The Board Member Institute is a hands-on comprehensive board development initiative, taught and administered by Northwestern University's Kellogg faculty and practitioners from the Jewish sector.  The program was designed and is intended for active and incoming board members of Jewish nonprofits. 

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  • Upcoming events

    Grantmaking at the Grassroots: Building power for equitable systems change (Third Party Event)
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    What does it mean for funders to build power? As more and more grantmakers embark on or deepen journeys to embed values of equity, diversity and inclusion into their work, how can we incorporate a power-building frame to measure meaningful progress on equity?

    Join the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) for the second webinar in their series on their resource, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.

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    2018 NEXUS Global Summit
    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 01:00 PM through July 28, 2018

    The 8th Annual NEXUS Global Summit on next gen philanthropy, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship will be held in New York City from July 27th-28th, 2018 with an optional Opening Plenary and Reception on July 26th at The United Nations.

    While admission to the summit is largely via application, NEXUS is pleased to invite young funders who are JFN members to bypass the formal application review process and “Direct Register” for the summit at a discounted rate of $1,000 (typically tickets are $1500). To begin this process, email Tamar Frydman at JFN: (JFN members only)

    Background: In only 7 years, NEXUS has grown to be the largest network of significant young philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs in the world. NEXUS host summits annually in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. They have held summits at The Obama White House and No. 10 Downing Street; with the Prime Minister of Lebanon and the First Lady of Australia.

    The Global Summit: The FLAGSHIP Global Summit showcases the most innovative ideas, brightest minds and most strategic approaches and solutions to social problems from around the world. It is an exclusive gathering of 500+ leading next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from over 70 countries. They will hear from inspiring young leaders and U.N. officials and brainstorm creative solutions to pressing problems facing our generation globally in 2018.

    Summit Highlights Include: Exclusive Braintrusts with U.N. Agencies, Bridge-Building dinners co-hosted  by NEXUS regional leaders and NEXUS US City leaders and an evening devoted to receptions & dinners focused on issue area themes.  On Sunday July 29th, NEXUS member-led Working Groups will host optional offerings including brunches, sites visits, trainings and more.  Registered Delegates will receive invitations to all optional programming in early July.  Check out a short highlight video of their 2017 Global summit here.

    Topics Include: Impact Investing, climate change, blockchain, family business, future of work, gun control, criminal justice, gender parity, human trafficking, mental health, refugees, healthy democracy, bio-hacking, health & wellness,  education, entrepreneurship, energy innovation, animal welfare, purpose, artificial intelligence, regenerative culture, future of food, film/media, disability rights, indigenous sovereignty, ethical fashion, sports for good, global governance and more...

    Speakers Include:

    Press: NEXUS has been featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy here, Forbes here and The New York Times here.

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