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Technology Project Management Best Practices for Jewish Funders & Nonprofits

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This document provides leaders and professionals in the philanthropic and nonprofit fields with foundational understanding of practical tools with which to make improved decisions about technology choices. Foundations may find it useful for their own operations. Funders of any size and...

Funders & Power: Principles for Honorable Conduct in Philanthropy

Where is the line between strong philanthropic leadership & abusing power? What are funders’ responsibilities for ensuring civility & communal cohesion?

Recent years have witnessed a degradation of public discourse in the Jewish world. Actions taken by funders, even with the best...

Program Related Investments: The JFN Edition of the Guide by Mission Investors Exchange

A special JFN edition of the guide to Program Related Investments by Mission Investors Exchange. Comprehensive and practical, the guide aims to give Jewish philanthropists all the information they need to begin making PRIs a part of their philanthropic toolkit.

PRIs are powerful,...

Greenbook: Funding Jewish Overnight Camp

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Greenbooks are topical research reports for funders, published by Jewish Funders Network. Each volume highlights a challenge facing the Jewish community, maps out the history and background, and...

Guide to Jewish Values and Disability Rights

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Beyond Fundraising: What Does It Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?

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This paper is one of three reports commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to address chronic fundraising challenges highlighted in the 2013 UnderDeveloped report. That report, produced in partnership with CompassPoint, gave voice to widespread frustration and raised the question,...

Pew Research Center: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society

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Nearly 70 years after the establishment of the modern State of Israel, its Jewish population remains united behind the idea that Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people and a necessary refuge from rising anti-Semitism around the globe. But alongside these sources of unity, a major new survey...

Insights & Strategies for Engaging Jewish Millennials

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UJA-Federation’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (COJIR) retained the Insight Strategy Group to research Jewish millennials living in New York and get a better understanding of their lifestyle, needs, goals, and the role that being...

Case Study: Making Change by Spending Down

In September 2013, the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP) and GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, partnered to tell the story of the ACBP spend down. Few stories of foundation spend downs—that is, spending all of a foundation’s endowment deliberately with the intent of...

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