Philanthropy

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 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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Giving Away Knowledge, Free of Charge

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Jan 172019
 

This piece is cross-posted in eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deena K. Fuchs I woke up January 1st with an uneasy feeling. It was officially the first day of the last year of The AVI CHAI Foundation’s grantmaking. This is not the time, nor the place to go into how that feels and the myriad conflicting thoughts that go

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Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

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Dec 202018
 
Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

Cross-posted from eJewish Philanthropy Courtesy: JCDS-Boston’s Jewish Community Day School By Deena K. Fuchs When I joined the AVI CHAI Foundation, a little more than 18 years ago, one of the first events I participated in was a Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) Donor Assembly. It was a well-received effort to bring together

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Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”

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Nov 202018
 
Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy Mem Bernstein, Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, delivered the following key note address at the recent Day School Investor Summit, convened by Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, November 11-12 at the Ritz Carlton-Bal Harbour. More than 100 philanthropists dedicated to growing the day school field were in attendance. *** I

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