Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for Jewish Funders Network, and selected third-party events of interest to JFN members.

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NEW POLICY: JFN members have unlimited access to all JFN events, webinars and services. If you are not a JFN member, we welcome your interest and encourage you to sample our many offerings. However, please note that non-members who are eligible to join JFN are limited to three online programs or two live events per year (maximum three events total). Once this limit is reached, you will need to become a JFN member in order to access additional programs. (Please note that the webinars of some affinity groups have more open policies, and participating in those programs will not count against the limit.) Please contact membership@jfunders.org for information.

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    ONLINE EVENT
  • A Midsummer Night's Shmooze: JFN Members-Only Cocktail Party

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM EDT
    online
    rsvp

  • Challenges of Funding in Israel Post Covid-19: A Member Consultation Roundtable for Grantmaking Professionals

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT
    Online
    rsvp

    This roundtable will also be offered on July 23 from 1-3 pm ET. RSVP for the date that is most convenient for you. Please note, this roundtable is tailored for grantmaking professionals. Interested funders should RSVP for roundtables on Tuesday, August 4, from 1-3pm ET and Wednesday, August 5, from 1-3pm ET.

    During the current Covid-19 crisis, many JFN members have contacted us seeking advice on the unique situation you were/are facing vis-à-vis your funding in Israel. Some are uncertain about the future scope of their giving, while others have been seeking knowledge and guidance on needs and opportunities for emergency grants. Many have approached us to think collectively of ways to alleviate the stresses of the Israeli NGOs you support, and to help with possible partnerships and collaborations.

    As Israel’s economy gradually reopens, these needs and the questions are not disappearing, but rather crystallizing: Transitioning from emergency grants to ongoing support, building the resilience of the social sector, encouraging mergers and collaborations, and figuring out your role and commitment as a funder are just some of the issues you may be confronting in the upcoming period.

    This small virtual meeting is designed to dig deeper into your current philanthropic work in Israel, discuss the challenges you face and offer you some initial tips and tools for action. Our goal is to identify and map the most urgent needs of the philanthropic community at this time and in response over the coming months-we will develop content, tools and guidance that would be most helpful for you to face the changing new reality we are all facing.

    Please note, this virtual meeting is different from — but complementary to — the webinars we are offering about the Shaldor Report, which outlines expected social scenarios in Israel through a review of key megatrends and suggests how they will impact diverse aspects of society.

    This virtual meeting is designed for people with experience funding in Israel. If you are new to funding in Israel, we would be delighted for you to attend. Please email ari@jfunders.org, so we can help in your journey.

    Sigal Yaniv Feller, our Director of Advisory Services and Reut Stoller, Director of Programming, both from the JFN-Israel office, will be facilitating the meeting.

     

    This virtual meeting is designed for people with experience funding in Israel. If you are new to funding in Israel, we would be delighted for you to attend. Please email ari@jfunders.org, so we can help you in your journey.

     

  • Impact Investing Roundtable Session 2

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT
    online
    rsvp

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, federations and non-profits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Moderator for Roundtable Series

    Vanessa Bartram, Managing Director, ZORA Ventures

    Speakers for July 22 Roundtable

    Cintra Pollack, Singer Family Foundation

    Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum

    Additional speakers TBA

    This is the second in a series that meets once a month through October. While you are welcome to join us for any of the roundtables, we encourage you to join us for the full series to maximize our shared learning and collaborations.

    Dates for Remaining Sessions

    • Wednesday, August 19,  1-2pm Eastern (8-9 p.m. in Israel)
    • Tuesday, September 22, 12-1pm Eastern (7-8 p.m. in Israel)
    • Tuesday, October 20, 12-1pm Eastern (7-8 p.m. in Israel)
  • Next Year (We Hope!) in Jerusalem: How the Israel​ Experience Field Has Responded to Covid

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
    Online
    rsvp

    ​Israel programs — including missions, youth tours and immersive trips for adults of all ages — have long been among contemporary Jewish philanthropy’s major achievements, bringing hundreds of thousands of people of all ages to Israel for immersive, life-changing experiences. COVID’s disruption of travel and large gatherings brought the field to a standstill, and there are significant questions about how and when to restart. This program brings together a group of funders and program providers who have been regularly meeting since the crisis began to share the data, conversations, and concerns they’ve been wrestling with. The dialogue will explore the effects of the crisis, where the gaps are and what’s needed, and creative strategies to consider while travel remains curtailed. 

    Speakers

    Rina Goldberg
    Managing Director, Israel and Overseas
    The Jewish Federations of North America

    Steven Green
    Senior Director, Grants Management and Compliance, Jim Joseph Foundation

    Ariella Saperstein
    Program Officer
    Maimonides Fund

    Liz Sokolsky
    Executive Director
    Birthright Israel North America

    Mike Wise
    Co-CEO
    Honeymoon Israel Foundation

  • Challenges of Funding in Israel Post Covid-19: A Member Consultation Roundtable for Professionals

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT
    Online
    rsvp

    This roundtable will also be offered on July 21 from 1-3 pm ET. RSVP for the date that is most convenient for you. Please note, this roundtable is tailored for grantmaking professionals. Interested funders should RSVP for roundtables on Tuesday, August 4, from 1-3pm ET and Wednesday, August 5, from 1-3pm ET.

    During the current Covid-19 crisis, many JFN members have contacted us seeking advice on the unique situation you were/are facing vis-à-vis your funding in Israel. Some are uncertain about the future scope of their giving, while others have been seeking knowledge and guidance on needs and opportunities for emergency grants. Many have approached us to think collectively of ways to alleviate the stresses of the Israeli NGOs you support, and to help with possible partnerships and collaborations.

    As Israel’s economy gradually reopens, these needs and the questions are not disappearing, but rather crystallizing: Transitioning from emergency grants to ongoing support, building the resilience of the social sector, encouraging mergers and collaborations, and figuring out your role and commitment as a funder are just some of the issues you may be confronting in the upcoming period.

    This small virtual meeting is designed to dig deeper into your current philanthropic work in Israel, discuss the challenges you face and offer you some initial tips and tools for action. Our goal is to identify and map the most urgent needs of the philanthropic community at this time and in response over the coming months-we will develop content, tools and guidance that would be most helpful for you to face the changing new reality we are all facing.

    Please note, this virtual meeting is different from — but complementary to — the webinars we are offering about the Shaldor Report, which outlines expected social scenarios in Israel through a review of key megatrends and suggests how they will impact diverse aspects of society.

    Sigal Yaniv Feller, our Director of Advisory Services and Reut Stoller, Director of Programming, both from the JFN-Israel office, will be facilitating the meeting

    This virtual meeting is designed for people with experience funding in Israel. If you are new to funding in Israel, we would be delighted for you to attend. Please email ari@jfunders.org, so we can help you in your journey.

     

  • Challenges of Funding in Israel Post Covid-19: A Member Consultation Roundtable for Funders

    Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT
    Online
    rsvp

    This roundtable will also be offered on August 5 from 1-3 pm ET. RSVP for the date that is most convenient for you. Please note, this roundtable is tailored for funders, not staff. Grantmaking professionals interested in participating should RSVP for one of the roundtables we are offering on Tuesday, July 21, from 1-3pm ET and Thursday, July 23, from 1-3pm ET.

    During the current Covid-19 crisis, many JFN members have contacted us seeking advice on the unique situation you were/are facing vis-à-vis your funding in Israel. Some are uncertain about the future scope of their giving, while others have been seeking knowledge and guidance on needs and opportunities for emergency grants. Many have approached us to think collectively of ways to alleviate the stresses of the Israeli NGOs you support, and to help with possible partnerships and collaborations.

    As Israel’s economy gradually reopens, these needs and the questions are not disappearing, but rather crystallizing: Transitioning from emergency grants to ongoing support, building the resilience of the social sector, encouraging mergers and collaborations, and figuring out your role and commitment as a funder are just some of the issues you may be confronting in the upcoming period.

    This small virtual meeting is designed to dig deeper into your current philanthropic work in Israel, discuss the challenges you face and offer you some initial tips and tools for action. Our goal is to identify and map the most urgent needs of the philanthropic community at this time and in response over the coming months-we will develop content, tools and guidance that would be most helpful for you to face the changing new reality we are all facing.

    Please note, this virtual meeting is different from — but complementary to — the webinars we are offering about the Shaldor Report, which outlines expected social scenarios in Israel through a review of key megatrends and suggests how they will impact diverse aspects of society.

    Sigal Yaniv Feller, our Director of Advisory Services and Reut Stoller, Director of Programming, both from the JFN-Israel office, will be facilitating the meeting.

    This virtual meeting is designed for people with experience funding in Israel. If you are new to funding in Israel, we would be delighted for you to attend. Please email ari@jfunders.org, so we can help you in your journey.

     

  • Challenges of Funding in Israel Post Covid-19: A Member Consultation Roundtable for Funders

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT
    Online
    rsvp

    This roundtable will also be offered on August 4 from 1-3 pm ET. RSVP for the date that is most convenient for you. Please note, this roundtable is tailored for funders, not staff. Professionals interested in participating should RSVP for one of the roundtables we are offering on Tuesday, July 21, from 1-3pm ET and Thursday, July 23, from 1-3pm ET.

    During the current Covid-19 crisis, many JFN members have contacted us seeking advice on the unique situation you were/are facing vis-à-vis your funding in Israel. Some are uncertain about the future scope of their giving, while others have been seeking knowledge and guidance on needs and opportunities for emergency grants. Many have approached us to think collectively of ways to alleviate the stresses of the Israeli NGOs you support, and to help with possible partnerships and collaborations.

    As Israel’s economy gradually reopens, these needs and the questions are not disappearing, but rather crystallizing: Transitioning from emergency grants to ongoing support, building the resilience of the social sector, encouraging mergers and collaborations, and figuring out your role and commitment as a funder are just some of the issues you may be confronting in the upcoming period.

    This small virtual meeting is designed to dig deeper into your current philanthropic work in Israel, discuss the challenges you face and offer you some initial tips and tools for action. Our goal is to identify and map the most urgent needs of the philanthropic community at this time and in response over the coming months-we will develop content, tools and guidance that would be most helpful for you to face the changing new reality we are all facing.

    Please note, this virtual meeting is different from — but complementary to — the webinars we are offering about the Shaldor Report, which outlines expected social scenarios in Israel through a review of key megatrends and suggests how they will impact diverse aspects of society.

    Sigal Yaniv Feller, our Director of Advisory Services and Reut Stoller, Director of Programming, both from the JFN-Israel office, will be facilitating the meeting. 

    This virtual meeting is designed for people with experience funding in Israel. If you are new to funding in Israel, we would be delighted for you to attend. Please email ari@jfunders.org, so we can help you in your journey.

     

  • Impact Investing Roundtable Session 3

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT · 6 rsvps
    Online
    rsvp

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, federations and non-profits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Moderator for Roundtable Series

    Vanessa Bartram, Managing Director, ZORA Ventures

    Speakers for August 19 Roundtable

    Campe Goodman, Senior Managing Director at Wellington Management

    Additional speakers TBA

    This is the third in a five-part series that meets once a month through October. While you are welcome to join us for any of the roundtables, we encourage you to join us for the full series to maximize our shared learning and collaborations.

    Dates for Remaining Sessions

    • Tuesday, September 22, 12-1pm Eastern (7-8 p.m. in Israel)
    • Tuesday, October 20, 12-1pm Eastern (7-8 p.m. in Israel)
  • Impact Investing Roundtable Session 4

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT · 4 rsvps
    online
    rsvp

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, federations and non-profits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Moderator for Roundtable Series

    Vanessa Bartram, Managing Director, ZORA Ventures

    Speakers for September 22 TBA

    This is the fourth in a five-part series that meets once a month through October. While you are welcome to join us for any of the roundtables, we encourage you to join us for the full series to maximize our shared learning and collaborations.

    Date for Final Session

    • Tuesday, October 20, 12-1pm Eastern (7-8 p.m. in Israel)
  • Impact Investing Roundtable Session 5

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT · 3 rsvps
    rsvp

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, federations and non-profits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Moderator for Roundtable Series

    Vanessa Bartram, Managing Director, ZORA Ventures

    Speakers for October 20: TBA

    This is the fifth in a five-part series. While you are welcome to join us for any of the roundtables, we encourage you to join us for the full series to maximize our shared learning and collaborations.