Giving


Handouts Are a Bandage on Society’s Woes

By Laura Miller

GIVING: Why you shouldn’t give money to panhandlers, ever.Read More


Takes a Village To Help Downtrodden

By Stephanie Ruskay

GIVING 2012: What’s the best way to respond to panhandlers? For one rabbi doing nothing is not an option.Read More


The Gift of Giving

By Ziysah von Bieberstein

GIVING 2012: What’s the best way to respond to panhandlers? Just give.Read More


When Foundations' Days Are Numbered

By Amy Schiller

The Andrea and Charles Bronfman and Avi Chai foundations are in the process of spending down their assets. They are working to make sure groups they help stay afloat.Read More


Who Benefits From Service Trips?

By Brent Chaim Spodek

Every year, thousands of American Jews go to ‘do service’ in the name of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. But who, exactly, is served by these efforts.Read More


Ten Young Jews, Making a Difference

By Michael Kaminer

GIVING 2011: We put a call out for young Jews making a difference. You told us about Erin Schrode and nine others helping African villagers and making neighbors laugh.Read More


Three Foundations Will Leave Huge Gap

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

When it comes to funding innovative Jewish organizations and projects, few foundations are more involved than three that are shutting their doors in the next few years — the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP), the Avi Chai Foundation and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund. While observers differ about the impact of their closing, one thing is certain: The funders’ absence is sure to leave the Jewish nonprofit world challenged to find new funders.Read More


Writer Seeks Funding for New Book

By Gordon Haber

‘Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!” wrote Herman Melville in “Moby Dick.” In other words, writing is an endurance test, and it can drive you mad. And if it was problematic for him, imagine how the rest of us feel.Read More


Tougher Task for Israel Fundraisers

By Renee Ghert-Zand

GIVING 2011: Raising money in the U.S. for Israeli non-profits used to be simple. Now, donors are much more demanding, and groups have to be much more savvy.Read More


Finding Purpose in Life's Second Act

By E.B. Solomont

GIVING 2011: For many baby boomers, 60 is the new 30, and it gets better from there. Civic Ventures is a think tank geared toward people who are aging, but still want to contribute.Read More





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