Learn how to tell your impact story at the 2015 GA

Tell your story and make the ask at the 2015 GA with guidance from Melanie Schnoll Begun, Morgan Stanley’s top wealth and philanthropy manager. She’ll help you analyze and deconstruct what makes personal impact stories so compelling that potential donors write checks on the spot. See the…

New lay leader development program open to Federations

Yesod, a new volunteer leadership development program from the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence, is now open to all Federations. With a curriculum developed by Hebrew U.’s Melton School and written by Dr. Erica Brown, Yesod has empowered new members to assume leadership roles, rejuv…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, September 4, 2015

Throughout this summer’s debate over the Iran nuclear agreement, Jewish Federations have worked to provide opportunities to hear from leaders on both sides of the issue, helping members of Jewish communities better educate themselves to form their own opinions.

Fifty percent increase in aliyah from Ukraine

Surging aliyah from Ukraine means a 50% year-to-date increase in immigration from that country to Israel vs. the same period in 2014. Federations continue to raise funds to help thousands of Ukrainian Jews who depend on us for urgent assistance amid ongoing conflict. With winter fast approac…

Giving circles launch at 6 Federations

Funding to launch giving circles was awarded to young leaders at 6 Federations by the Natan Fund’s Amplifier network and its Incubator program. According to a recent study, members of giving circles are more civically engaged, and ultimately give more money more strategically. Learn more.