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Weinberg Foundation Matching Grant Initiative Raises More Than $9 million for Workforce Development

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, announced today $9.3 million in total funding for a matching grant initiative intended to energize the philanthropic community in the area of wo

A Day Like Today in Jerusalem

As funders, we need to stop watching [the] deterioration of civility from the sidelines. We certainly are part of the problem, but we are also part of the solution. By choosing who, what, and how we fund, we can reward or punish specific behaviors.

Five Lessons for New Philanthropists

In this piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kimberly Dasher Tripp & Michael Kleinman offer five suggestions that new philanthropists should consider to more effectively maximize and measure impact.

Lessons for a Lifetime of Judaism

In the final installment of a four-part series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy in eJewish Philanthropy, Dafna Laskin, Communications Associate with JTFN, highlights how one teen's involvement in his local Jewish youth philanthropy program helped him find his Jewish

JFN Member Daryl Messinger to Become First Female Chair of Union for Reform Judaism

She will become the first woman to hold the top lay leadership position in the URJ, which covers 900 synagogues and 1.5 million Jews in North America, according to a URJ release issued June 30.

Back to childhood for a day – or more

Every time I go back to Argentina my mother makes me feel like a child. She reminds me to button up my coat, impervious to the fact that I survive quite well during the other 350 days of the year, many of which I spent in freezing temperatures.

Keeping the World's Food Supply Secure

For millions of people, the food they eat could kill them. But they may not have a choice. Daniel Chamovitz  has made it his mission to change that.

How Funders Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Scale

Nonprofits don’t have discrete ambitions. They want to quickly grow their seed money so they can expand programs that have both a measurable and meaningful impact. It’s one way philanthropists define “scale.”

But it is often a lot easier said than done.

Why Site Visits Matter

The following post is written by Beth Zwick , Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and originally appeared on the Council on Foundations website.