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  • The great incubator debate continues

    It’s getting colder here in New York, but the debate started at JTA by my former colleague Daniel Sieradski over funding for Jewish innovation remains burning hot. In case you’ve missed it (and haven’t spoken to anyone in the world of Jewish social entrepreneurs during the past few weeks): After attending an information session about… More ▸

  • New Jim Joseph grant shows that pluralism pays

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, which is cementing its position as one of the most significant Jewish foundations around, gave out another big grant this week — $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help recruit and train new educators across the denominational spectrum. The grants will be given over a five-year period to the Conservative… More ▸

  • Jim Joseph Foundation gives $12 million to seminaries to improve Jewish education

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help train new Jewish educators across the Jewish denominational spectrum, the foundation announced Tuesday. The grants will be given over a five year period to the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reform Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Modern… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: Mechon Hadar

    More evidence that the Jewish nonprofit world is grabbing onto the notion that grassroots fund-raising is necessary as major donors have become harder to tap in the recession: The egalitarian independent yeshiva Mechon Hadar is trying to raise significant dollars in small gifts to fill its end of a $1 million matching grant. Mechon Hadar,… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: The Birthright Israel Foundation

    In an effort to become a better resource to nonprofits, The Fundermentalist will keep a running update on what organizations are doing to adapt their fund-raising strategies in the recession. We are putting these strategies out there for you to consider for your own organization. And if your organization has tried something new or is… 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 ▸

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy features Jim Joseph and Schusterman

    (Sorry, posted these before, but the links required a subscription. The Chronicle has sent us links so you can read the stories for free, so click away…) The Jewish philanthropic world is well-represented in this week’s issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle has a fairly lengthy story about the $1 billion Jim Joseph… More ▸