Philanthropy

Landing and Launching

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Jul 092015
 
Landing and Launching

This post is cross-posted from the Sanford Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. For a foundation spending down, the final years entail a lot of ending, closing, and exiting. But there are good reasons why they should also include some creative new work. The latest installment in Joel Fleishman’s long-running study of The … Read More »

Jan 302015
 

This post is cross-posted from The NY Jewish Week By: George Rohr A Jewish day school education was not an option for me when I was growing up in Bogota, Colombia. Having missed out on the experience, I was especially appreciative of the education my children received as day school students in New York. I … Read More »

What’s in it for Me? Selfishness in Philanthropy

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Jan 292015
 

“There was a wealthy philanthropist who added an extension to a synagogue. It was elegant, functional, beautiful. The philanthropist only had one request before he transferred title to the synagogue. He wanted his name inscribed over the entrance as an everlasting memory. As you might expect, some congregants objected, and the dispute eventually came to … Read More »

Jun 182014
 

This post is .By: Yossi Prager AVI CHAI made available $150 million in interest-free loans for construction and renovation at day schools and summer camps by borrowing a great idea from another foundation. In total, we assisted in capital projects of nearly $1 billion. By sharing this story, I hope to “pay it forward,” and … Read More »

Supporting “Field-Building” Organizations

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May 212014
 

This post is cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. For the overall welfare of our community, we believe Jewish funders – local, regional, national – should find ways to support national field-building organizations as well as local providers. ***** More on National-Local Collaboration: Supporting “Field-Building” Organizations by Shari L Edelstein, Marcella Kanfer Rolnick and Yossi Prager Conversations … Read More »

Jan 132014
 
Jewish Funders Network Launches ‘Greenbooks’, Guides to Enable Smarter Giving

This article was cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. In the investment community, research reports known as Blackbooks are extremely well-regarded for their insight, objectivity and quality. Now, the Jewish Funders Network and The AVI CHAI Foundation are bringing the same rigorous lens to the world of philanthropy. Called Greenbooks, they are designed as guides for investing intelligently … Read More »

Highlights of 2013

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Jan 092014
 

As we kick off 2014, we want to provide an update on new program development in the year just completed. In 2013, AVI CHAI worked with operating and funding partners to design and/or launch 11 new initiatives. These new programs are fruits of our continued efforts to join with other funders to co-develop programs that … Read More »

Strategic Philanthropy: Linking Central and Local Philanthropy

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Nov 112013
 

This article was cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. [This article is part of a series on the interactions between local and national funders ignited by the Jewish Funders Network (JFN). To read more about the series, see the introductory post here.] by Yossi Prager AVI CHAI’s spend-down goals include building funding partnerships with philanthropists whose values and … Read More »

Intentional Philanthropy: Geographic Considerations

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Nov 042013
 

This article was cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. [This article is part of a series on the interactions between local and national funders ignited by the Jewish Funders Network (JFN). To read more about the series, see the introductory post here]. by Jeffrey R. Solomon In our first book, The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a … Read More »