Funders & Power: Principles for Honorable Conduct in Philanthropy

 


Why We Created A Manifesto For Menschlech Philanthropy

Kathy Manning & Andrés Spokoiny, The Jewish Week


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Recent years have witnessed a degradation of public discourse in the Jewish world. Even with the best of intentions, funders can sometimes exacerbate fractures in the community. Seeing this problem, a diverse group of Jewish funders came together under the auspices of Jewish Funders Network to discuss how Jewish funders can align Jewish philanthropy to Jewish values in the service of a vibrant and respectful Jewish community. The principles in this document are the fruits of those deliberations. They are intended to spark reflection, conversation, and policy change among Jewish funders. Initially prompted by concerns of civility in discourse, the guidelines also extend to issues of honorable conduct more broadly.