Engaging Generation Impact: Best Practices for Families

The co-authors of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Philanthropy, Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker, have developed a practical guide for family philanthropy’s next gen givers: the members of “Generation Impact.”

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Encouraging Giving to Women's & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms

Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms explores how perceptions of others’ behavior influences donors’ giving to women and girls causes—and whether that differs depending on the donor’s gender.

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This You Call a Miracle?

Question: What did the first three-headed clown juggling live baby goats say to the second three-headed clown juggling live baby goats?

Answer: I don’t know, but if I told you, you’d remember.

We tend to remember unusual and surprising things. That’s how our brain is wired; it’s an evolutionary mechanism that helps us notice new threats and opportunities in our surroundings. From ancient times to the present, memory masters have used this principle. In his book Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer explains how competitive memory champions use strange and unusual images to memorize the order of an entire deck of card in just seconds. The 7 of diamonds alone is just a card, but a 7 of diamonds being held by Einstein as he bounces around in lunar weightlessness is something unforgettable.

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Securing Jewish Communities

A webinar with leaders from the Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of JFN member organization Jewish Federations of North America, for a briefing on the state of security in North American Jewish communities.

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Jewish EdTech Central

JFN is proud to launch Jewish EdTech Central, a new Jewish education technology resource for funders who are passionate about advancing Jewish education, and who realize the incredible opportunities afforded by education tech.

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Tikkun Olam One Apartment at a Time: A New Funding Model for Affordable Housing

Cross-posted at eJewish Philanthropy

Public-private partnerships that mix impact investing and grants offer a new model for creating “naturally occurring affordable housing”. A philanthropist and impact real-estate investor explains how.

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Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community

Wildfires in greater Los Angeles have killed people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom), and Ilan Ramon Day School. In this briefing, local Jewish communal leaders discuss the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.

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Giving Circle Reports from Women's Philanthropy Institute

Giving circles, which tripled in the United States from 2007-2017, help introduce new and increasingly diverse donors into the world of philanthropy. As giving circles continue to grow more popular, two reports from the Women's Philanthropy Institute and the Collective Giving Research Group provide a deeper understanding of how this women-driven model of giving is evolving and influencing the philanthropic sector.

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California Fires: How to Help

(Last updated November 15, 2018)

California wildfires have killed dozens of people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions. Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources for Jewish philanthropists to learn more and help.

To submit another link to add to this list, please email seth@jfunders.org.

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Briefing: Pittsburgh Jewish Communal Immediate Needs

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