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  • Check out the Forward’s special section on giving…

    The Forward published its annual section on giving this week, and while the philanthropy world might not be quite are wealthy as it used to be, this section is certainly rich. (Wacka Wacka.) Anyway, the section features: Thoughts on how to do more with less by the Sam Bronfman Foundation’s Dana Raucher. Thoughts on the… More ▸

  • Nevzlin’s statement against Museum violence smacks of irony

    I just received this in my inbox. Not sure how to address it, but it registers high on my irony meter: Statement by Leonid Nevzlin, Chairman, International Board of Governors, Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel   "Yesterday’s shooting at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a terrible reminder that… More ▸

  • Jewish Teen Funders Network and B’nai Tzedek youth philanthropy to merge

    The two largest Jewish teen philanthropy groups are merging. The Jewish Teen Funders Network, run by the Jewish Funders Network, and the B’nai Tzedek teen philanthropy group, which was run by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, are joining forces, according to a press release from the organizations. Here is the release: [[READMORE]] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JEWISH… More ▸

  • Messinger speech re-opens debate: Should we spend money on Jews or on helping others?

    The president of the American Jewish World Service, Ruth Messinger, reopened a longstanding debate when she spoke at the ordination ceremony at the Conservative Movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in New York last month. Messinger, the onetime New York mayoral candidate and longtime social advocate, has steered the AJWS into the lead on the international Save… More ▸

  • CEO of Denver Jewish federation weighs in on Obama’s charitable tax plan

    The Denver Post spoke with several nonprofit officials in Colorado, including the CEO of the Allied Jewish Federation in Denver, Doug Sesserman, about President Obama’s plan to reduce the tax incentive that those making over $250,000 per year get for making charitable donations. The President’s plan, which would lower the tax deduction from around 33… More ▸

  • Before you give, ask this

    CNN suggests that you ask these simple questions of a charity before you give it money (and I’m guessing if you are a charity, you better be able to answer them as well). More ▸

  • Goldman environmental awards announced

    The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation announced the seven winners of their annual Goldman Prizes this week. The $150,000 grants are for international greassroots environmental projects.Here’s the release: [[READMORE]] Seven Grassroots Leaders Win World-Renowned Goldman Environmental Prize Appalachian woman standing up to big coal’s destructive mountain-top removal mining is among the recipients of world’s largest… More ▸