Women Give 2012: New Research about Women and Giving

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Video: Disabilities & Special Needs Peer Network—Changing Community Culture

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Video: Local Jewish Education Peer Network—What are we educating for?

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Press Release: Day School MATCH Program Reignited: Field Will Be Injected With $9 Million in New Funds

New York—MATCH, a matching grant program designed to strengthen Jewish day schools by expanding the community of donors, will launch today for the fourth time since 2004. In partnership with the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations will be matching the first $6 million of new donations to Jewish day schools throughout North America with an additional $3 million, thereby infusing the field with at least $9 million of additional funds.

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Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges

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By Michele Jolin, Paul Schmitz, Willa Seldon, The Bridgespan Group

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Funders and Apes: Seven Steps for Constructive Failure

eJewish Philanthropy.

Friday, I wrote a bit about how funders, like all humans, are programmed by millions of years of evolution to hate failure. But our DNA hasn’t kept pace with the changing times. 

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Funders and Apes: Our Troglodyte Approach to Failure

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Last year, influenced by the hype around Darwin’s 150th anniversary, I developed an interest in evolutionary theory. I read a few books about it, including the masterful Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and since then I’ve been kind of obsessed. 

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Video: Networks & The Future of Jewish Philanthropy—Andrés Spokoiny

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The New Philanthropy: American Jewish Giving to Israeli Organizations

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Eric Fleisch, Theodore Sasson, Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University

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ADVANCE Conference 2011 Summary Report

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Jewish Funders Network, Ruderman Family Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

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