The New 10 Commandments of Strategy: Planning for our Uncertain World

eJewish Philanthropy.

The fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Arab Spring, the travesty of Argentina’s early elimination in the 2010 World Cup and many other defining events of the last two decades all share a simple truth: the best of our expert predictions about the future are, quite often, wrong.

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Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funder’s Guide

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Monitor Institute, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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The State of Foundation Performance Assessment: A Survey of Foundation CEOs

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Ellie Buteau and Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy

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Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations

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Ellie Buteau, Andrea Brock, Center for Effective Philanthropy

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Three Questions And Three Certainties: Philanthropy In The New Economy

The New York Jewish Week.

Just a year after economists say the “Great Recession” ended, instability and market crisis are rearing their ugly heads again. For the Jewish community, the ongoing economic turmoil may again threaten many of our institutions that depend on philanthropic support to sustain us culturally, spiritually, and — often — physically. However, as the Jewish community enters a new period of financial uncertainty, we need to recognize that going into “crisis mode” misses the opportunity to learn important lessons and make real strategic changes.

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Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks

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Diana Scearce, Monitor Institute, Knight Foundation

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Millennial Donors Report 2011

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Funders Unite to Launch Special Needs and Disabilities Network at JFN

New York—The Jewish Funders Network announced the formation of a peer network of funders dedicated to elevating special needs and disability advocacy in the Jewish community.

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How Do We Approach Impact and Evaluation in the Context of Scale?

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By Dara Major, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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Family Philanthropy Beyond Borders: Best Practices for Family Foundations with Geographically Dispersed Board Members

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Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, J. F Maddox Foundation

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