Harvest & Torah: Shavuot Member Spotlights

Shavuot is almost upon us, and while, for many Jews, the highlight of this holiday is a dairy extravaganza of cheese blintzes, lasagna, cheesecake, and ice cream, the true soul of the day is animated by two themes, one earthly and one heavenly: the harvest and the Torah.

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Why People Believe Fake News, Myths, & Conspiracy Theories: Brendan Nyhan at JFN2018

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Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken z"l

On behalf of everyone at Jewish Funders Network, I want to express how stunned and saddened I am at the tragic death in a plane crash of our member and friend, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken.

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JFN Member Sylvan Adams Brings Giro D'Italia to Israel

JFN member Sylvan Adams has been named Honorary President of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (a cycling race second only to the Tour de France), and he has brought the event's opening stages to Israel!

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Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide for Equity and Justice

Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are fully how well they are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact.

It includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving.

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Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

By Clare Nolan, Janet Camarena, & Jen Bokoff

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The Next Generation of American Giving: The Charitable Habits of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Matures

Blackbuad Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Key findings include:

  • Fewer Americans give;
  • Giving is distributed across more channels than ever before;
  • Baby Boomers remain the most generous generation, and the number of Boomers saying they give is increasing;
  • Generation X is on deck…and there are way more Gen X-ers than you think

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Rewriting Fate: Andrés Spokoiny’s Speech to JFN 2018

JFN President & CEO Andrés Spokoiny delivered this speech in Tel Aviv on March 13, 2018, at the Jewish Funders Network International Conference.

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Poverty: It’s About Us

By Eric S. Goldstein and Andrés Spokoiny
eJewish Philanthropy

Poverty is about other people, not American Jews.

That’s not something we hear out loud, but it does seem to be a subconscious assumption underlying too many American Jewish conversations – and actions  – about poverty.

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President Reuven Rivlin on Israel & Global Jewish Philanthropy

"The impact of the people sitting in this room is not only what you do—and you do a lot...—it is the fact that we and you do it together."

"Thank you all for everything you are doing, and I know how much you are doing."

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