Patterns of Singularity: The Motivations of Independent Jewish Funders in Times of Economic Distress


Steven M. Cohen and Dasee Berkowitz, The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and The Charles H. Revson Foundation

With the economic downturn, the view from the philanthropic balcony gives a unique vantage.  To better understand their view point, Steven M. Cohen and Dasee Berkowitz assessed Jewish funders' motivations, charachteristics, concerns and practices. The study found a "disconnect" between the Jewish funders and the innovative, independent nonprofits they support, offering recommendations to better bridge this disconnect.

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