At the JFN International Conference in March, there was a seminar that exposed funders to the world of design thinking. Now we're starting to see how the core concepts from this exciting field are seeping into the world of Jewish philanthropy.
Simply put, design thinking is a form of creative problem-solving that puts the service recipient’s needs at the center. It has been at the heart of product and service breakthroughs at top companies and its tenets have increasingly been employed at nonprofits as well.
As this article from eJewishPhilanthropy shows, design thinking is also seen as a valuable tool to engage teens seeking to create their own Jewish experiences. As it turned out, it is also a prime example of the power of collaboration between funders and Jewish organizations.Share