Philanthropy

How Do You Think About “Jewish” Giving?

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Oct 022019
 

A version of this article was cross-posted on the eJewish Philanthropy Blog and here on the AVI CHAI blog in August 2013. by Yossi Prager When Dan Brown, the wizard behind eJewishPhilanthropy, suggested that I write for the Days of Awe about my view of the many discussions on Jewish versus non-Jewish giving, my first thought was,

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Sep 192019
 
Getting to Sustainability: A Case Study of the Jewish New Teacher Project

Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. By: Michael S. Berger One of the roles foundations play in American society is that of “venture capitalists” in the social sector. Bold, creative solutions to social and educational challenges almost always need funding to get started, and many foundations are available to provide the early capital. However, most foundations do

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Jul 092019
 

By: Yossi Prager Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com  One prominent nonprofit leadership challenge is attracting and retaining talented staff. As I come to the end of 25 years as Executive Director of AVI CHAI in North America, I have been reflecting on how fortunate I have been to keep together a team of program and support

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May 232019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy By Deena Fuchs “What is it that you wish we would have done differently over the last 20-plus years of our grantmaking?” That’s what I asked a few of my AVI CHAI colleagues earlier this week. There were a number of different responses, many of which would make for other interesting articles.

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May 062019
 

By: Joel Einleger Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com After supporting a wide range of Jewish education programs and institutions through the mid 1990’s, AVI CHAI’s Trustees narrowed the focus in North America almost exclusively to Jewish day schools and overnight summer camps, which research had confirmed offer the strongest Jewish educational outcomes and promise. We have

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Apr 042019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy By Yossi Prager More than ten years ago, AVI CHAI received a report from Professor Joel Fleishman recommending best practices for spend-down foundations. One recommendation was that AVI CHAI invests ambitiously in building the organizational strength of our key grantees, including helping them plan for long-term financial sustainability. We took the advice and incorporated

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Mar 262019
 
Remarks by Joel Einleger at Ramah Leadership Convening

It’s wonderful to be here.  I’ve met some of the people in the room over the years, especially the directors, and had the pleasure of visiting almost every Ramah.  I’m delighted to tell you why AVI CHAI was an enthusiastic supporter of the Ramah movement, but I’d first like to tell you a little about

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Remarks by Mem Bernstein at JFN 2019

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Mar 202019
 
Remarks by Mem Bernstein at JFN 2019

Cross-posted at eJewishPhilanthropy.com By: Mem Bernstein Thank you, Andres. It is truly an honor to be here. I want to thank the JFN staff and leadership past and present. Your optimism, your creativity and your guidance has inspired and enriched us all. Speaking to you here in San Francisco as AVI CHAI approaches the end

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Feb 212019
 

By: Susan Kardos Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. [As The AVI CHAI Foundation prepares to sunset, a year-long series from their staff about philanthropic lessons learned.] About ten years ago we, at The AVI CHAI Foundation, set out to determine our spend-down strategy for our Jewish day school work, which we have been documenting and sharing here. Our intention was to

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