Our Great Incomplete Journey

Passover is a holidays of journeys. The journey of the Hebrews from Egypt to the Promise Land; the journey from Slavery to Freedom and the ultimate journey: the Jews' road to peoplehood. Somewhere along this momentous journey, a ragtag bunch of slaves become the People of the Book and gave to humanity the eternal ethical and moral values that guide us to this very day.

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Networks and the Future of Jewish Philanthropy

JFN President & CEO Andrés Spokoiny's address to the 2012 Jewish Funders Network International Conference.

A person is walking in the street and passes by a dance hall. The windows of the dance hall are very thick and soundproof, so he can’t hear the music. He only sees people making all sort of strange movements. He walks away, thinking he just saw a bunch of totally crazy people, maybe a mental asylum of some sort.

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Purim, the Beauty of Difference

Purim is arguably one of the merriest holidays of the Jewish calendar. Because of that, perhaps, we don’t often reflect on its deep meaning and its contemporary relevance.

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A Social Capital Market for Israel: Report of the Working Group for Social Investment

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Elad Katz, Didi Lachman-Messer, Yad Hanadiv

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Four Essentials for Evaluation

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Collaboration and Connection: How Foundations Partner Effectively to Address Their Community’s Information Needs

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FSG, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Leveraging Networks: From Commitment to Action

Andrés Spokoiny and Jay Ruderman, eJewish Philanthropy.

On December 6th, nearly 175 leaders – funders, academic experts, and program leaders – came together in New York to explore ways that our community can do more to be fully inclusive of people with disabilities.

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The Redcoats are Coming – and Hope Out of Boulder

eJewish Philanthropy.

Every school child in America knows that Paul Revere rode through Massachusetts warning the militia that “the Redcoats were coming”. Fewer people know that in the night of April 18th, 1775, other riders were sent with the same goal, among them William Dawes.

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Family Foundation Giving Trends 2011

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Cathy Pharoah, Charles Keidan and Jillian Gordon, ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving, Pears Foundation and Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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Rose Youth Foundation: Ten Years of Impact

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Karin E. Tice, Formative Evaluation Research Associates (FERA), Rose Community Foundation

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