Activist Philanthropy: A Systems Approach to Social Change

March 13, 2019 By Joshua AvedonPhilanthropy has evolved significantly from its noblesse oblige origins, through federated giving, to the competitive venture philanthropy model which now predominates. In those approaches charities set agendas and funders respond with...

Stronger Than Hate?

By Robert Goldblum …#UsToo ReckoningThe year gone by led to a #UsToo reckoning for American Jewry. While the issue of unwanted sexual advances and demands by powerful men remained a prominent topic in wider society, it assumed a position of particular notoriety in the...

JWFNY, Shifting Direction Toward Deeper and Accelerated Impact

By Jamie Allen BlackOriginally published in eJewish Philanthropy, December 5, 2018 The news, first, is that the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is changing direction.For nearly 25 years, we’ve worked to highlight and empower women and girls and create an...

The Layleader Pipeline: The Discussion Continues

By Rebecca Youngerman[A posted comment to “What about the Lay Leader Pipeline? Another Call to Action”] Thank you for this insightful piece and for inviting conversation and collaboration on such an important topic. You ask pressing questions, the discussion around...

Women in Jewish Fundraising Say Harassment is Pervasive

by Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK (JTA) — She was young, Jewish and the founder of a nonprofit organization that aids deprived children in Southeast Asia. He was a potential funder more than twice her age, promising donations and introductions to influential people.“He...