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  • Gary Rosenblatt on the JFN

    NY Jewish Week editor Gary Rosenblatt gave his take on the JFN conference this year. This was the part that stuck out (at least in my mind): There were the usual tensions, in discussions and panels, about the balance between supporting establishment Jewish organizations like federations, and innovative start-ups, which were described in one session as… More ▸

  • Charendoff calls for change in philanthropic giving

    Speaking at a lunch meeting Monday at his organization’s annual conference, the president of the Jewish Funders Network, Mark Charendoff, called for a change in the way the community gives money. Charendoff, adressing about 220 members of the organization — all of whom give at least $25,000 per year to Jewish philanthropy — said that… More ▸

  • At the JFN: How not to give

    I’m sitting in a panel now that gets to the heart of the philanthropic times: “Growing demands, less capital: the funder’s dilemma." Steven Cohen is moderating the discussion between philanthropists Alisa Doctoroff of the Doctoroff Family Foundation, Benny Levin of Israel Venture Network and Katharina Rosqueta, the executive director of The Center of High Impact… More ▸

  • At the JFN: A call for sustainable programs

    I’m here at the Jewish Funders Network Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the next couple of days. The conference this year is focused on innovation — social entrepreneurs and the like. It almost in a sense feels like one big dare to the funders here to fund outside-of-the-box projects. One could question whether that… More ▸

  • Foundation and cartoonist throw down the gauntlet before funders’ parley

    I’m heading down to St. Petersburg, Florida, during the wee hours of Sunday morning for the annual conference of the Jewish Funders Network, a gathering that brings together philanthropists and foundations. A couple of things are sure to be hot topics while I’m down there. First, Eli Valley’s latest cartoon in the Forward: “Social Entrepreneurs… More ▸

  • The Jewish Funders Network hopes to pump $2.5 million into Israel PR

    The Jewish Funders Network has announced that it has started a matching grant program to fund pro-Israel organizations: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Mann 212-726-0177, ext. 204 The Jewish Funders Network has launched a new matching grant opportunity: Pro-Active, Pro-Israel: The JFN Matching Grant Initiative for Strengthening Israel ‘s Image. This new matching grant program,… More ▸