JFN is among the organizations that are part of a new affinity group focused on interfaith matters.
The Natan Fund has started Amplifier, the first concerted effort to unite Jewish giving circles into a field and catalyze the creation of new circles through an innovative web platform.
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.
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.
JFN Israel held a Hitchadshut Yehudit Greenbook Salon on June 10 at the home of Raya Strauss Ben-Dror and Shmuel Ben-Dror. More than 30 funders gathered to learn together and discuss investments in this emerging field.
A conversation I had with an American colleague, a board member and donor for one of Israel's leading cultural institutions, made me realize the dialogue between the Israeli- and non-Israeli philanthropists and activists was at a critical crossroad: She told me she wants to discontinue her involv
At the just-concluded JFN conference, the collective funding power of JFN members and the enthusiasm among many of them to take an increasingly active role in addressing major communal issues were on prominent display.
JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny speaks with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania about the rise of deeper philanthropic networks driven by technology and why the “democratization of philanthropy is a great thing for society.”
For many Jews, giving is a part of who they are. After all, tzedakah literally means “justice,” even though it’s often translated as charity. It’s a way to create a world where fairness is the rule rather than the exception.