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July 14, 2022

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Space at the Table for Everyone

From eJewish Philanthropy (July 11, 2022)

What we learned after this project was well underway is that our model has a name: “participatory grantmaking.” When, this past spring, Jewish Funders Network (JFN) published the guide, “Participatory Grantmaking in the Jewish Community and Beyond,” we discovered we are part of a small but growing community of Jewish funders experimenting with this approach.

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July 7, 2022

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Jonathan Goodman & Shawna Goodman Sone: Sibling Philanthropy

Episode 30 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Brother and sister Jonathan Goodman and Shawna Goodman Sone (a JFN board member), of the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, talk about growing up in a philanthropic family, Jewish summer camp, and their shared funding interests.

 

 

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June 30, 2022

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How Supply Chain Troubles, Inflation and Stock Market Woes Are Impacting Jewish Nonprofits

From eJewish Philanthropy (June 30, 2022)

“In a time of economic crisis, philanthropy is part of the safety net,” Andres Spokoiny, president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network, told eJP, citing the pandemic as an example of funders stepping up in ways they hadn’t before. Of JFN’s 2,500 members, 72% gave more during the pandemic than they had before it started. It’s also too early to see the full impact of inflation and its processes, since “there are many things happening at the same time,” he added.

“We have an objectively strong economy, low unemployment [and] economic reactivation that is easing the burden,” he said. “The scenario we most have to fear is stagflation, inflation with recession. That’s the nightmare situation for humans and the economy.”

Read full article by Esther Kustanowitz in eJewish Philanthropy

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June 23, 2022

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JFN Israel Members and First Lady Connect on Climate Change

Members of JFN and the Forum of Foundations in Israel (FFI) came together last week for a joint event focusing on climate change.

Israeli First Lady Michal Herzog addressed the group, highlighting the presidential leadership role in forming the Israeli Climate Forum and citing a recent McKinsey report calling on philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change and emphasizing the crucial role of philanthropy in addressing climate change in all areas of giving.

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June 16, 2022

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June 9, 2022

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