Video: Tools for Philanthropic Impact, Session 1—Strategic Philanthropy

The first in a three-part series on Tools for Philanthropic Impact, convened by Jewish Funders Network ( and the Jewish Communal Fund ( In Session 1: Strategic Philanthropy, we discussed how to focus your philanthropic giving on mission, to find organizations that match your passion, to ensure that an organization is legitimate, to examine the governance of an organization, and to compare and contrast organizations in the field.


Sally Gottesman
Co-Founder, Moving Traditions
Incoming Chair, Encounter

Aliza Mazor
Executive Director, Bikkurim: Advancing New Jewish Ideas

Scott A. Shay
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Signature Bank
Managing Director, Ranieri Partners
Author of “Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry”

Moderator: Jeffrey R. Solomon, Senior Advisor, Chasbro Investments.