From eJewish Philanthropy (September 10, 2021)
“We’re hearing her name being mentioned as an example,” said Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu, executive vice president of the Jewish Funders Network, (JFN), a service organization that is open to donors who give a minimum of $25,000 annually in the name of Jewish values.
Scott’s philanthropic style, which Sager called “trust-based philanthropy,” dovetails neatly with “GrantED,” an initiative of JFN and UpStart that aims to strengthen relationships between grant makers and grantees. GrantED fosters conversations about power dynamics between donors and recipients and educates funders about the need for unrestricted grants that aren’t tied to any one specific program and can be used for general operating support, Sirbu said.
“Racial justice. Educational access. These are big issues Scott’s investing in,” Sirbu said. “She’s inspiring donors to think more about long-term impact.”
Episode 21 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.
Philanthropist, author, and JFN member Lisa Greer talks to host Andrés Spokoiny about philanthropic strategy, some common mistakes fundraisers and philanthropists make, and ways to strengthen relationships between funders and nonprofits.
Lisa is the author of the 2020 book, “Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships and Make a Difference” (Harper Collins), the first such book written from the perspective of a philanthropist.Read more