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<span> <p>Despite the economic downturn and its effect on Jewish philanthropies and nonprofits, the number of new Jewish non-profit organizations continues to rise dramatically, today reaching more than 600 initiatives serving 620,000 people across North America. In addition to money – nearly $200 million per year flows to this startup sector each year – a robust portfolio of education, leadership and organizational development programs is powering the innovation sector and its leaders – and in turn, broadening the reach of their startup initiatives.</p> <p>These are the major findings of the 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives in North America, a project of Jumpstart, The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation. The survey is intended to help current and potential funders and nonprofit leaders make data-driven decisions that will strengthen 21st-century Jewish life.</p> </spa ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p>Jumpstart, JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute, and The Jewish Federations of North America have partnered to create a think tank on Jewish innovation and social entrepreneurship. The goal is to create a forum to address the key issues that will affect the success of the Jewish innovation sector.</p> <p>The think tank partners held a consultation in Toronto on December 15-16, 2009 hosted and co-sponsored by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and co-sponsored by the Andrea &amp; Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.</p> <p>Dr. Caryn Aviv was engaged to attend the conference and write a report on the gathering. Follow the link above to download the report, view resources, and learn more about the convenors and participants.</p>

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  • Articles
  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications

Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community based education, leadership development, and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world. Uri L'Tzedek uses a three-pronged strategy - education, leadership development, and action - to create a more just world. <br />

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  • Organizations - Religious

Beginning as a pilot program with five students, The Jewish Theological Seminary's Fellowship in Jewish Entrepreneurship consists of three central components: an intensive training/orientation program; an internship at an organization or business that demonstrates effective modes of social change; and a biweekly seminar designed to help cultivate connections between Judaism, activism, and professional achievements. In addition, students will be invited to participate in networking opportunities with alumni, board members, and professionals in the field of social entrepreneurship.

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships

PresenTense is a grassroots venture aimed at enriching the Jewish People by equipping the next generation of Jewish pioneers and innovators with the tools and ideas they need to launch and develop initiatives that have the potential to change the world and inspire the Jewish People. PresenTense is accomplishing this mission through a portfolio of initiatives, including the PresenTense Institute in Jerusalem, PresenTense Magazine, and PresenTense educational programming.

URLwww.presentense.org/(0 visits)
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  • Magazines
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs

Leadel.NET is a unique social change video portal and network, aimed at Jewish students and professionals across the globe. The primary aim of the project is to create an online Jewish media hub with a focus on creating a link between the leaders of today and the innovators of tomorrow. Launched in September 2008, Leadel already contains a unique gallery of interviews with a wide range of leading personalities, giving a truly new perspective of Jewish culture, thought and identity around the world.<br /> <p>Nevertheless, we don't want to stop at "simple interviews", just mediating ideas. As our aim is to experiment with the web to create actual contact between people who do and people who aspire to do. We will soon be launching our Leadel.NET guest feature that will encourage members to contact our featured guests through the site.</p>

URLwww.leadel.net/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Forums and Discussion Boards
  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Video

<div>American Jewish life has evolved dramatically over the past decade as an entire landscape of new Jewish organizations and initiatives have emerged and taken root. Broad social, cultural, and economic changes have laid the groundwork for new approaches to building and sustaining communal life. Changes in Jewish identity and demography, coupled with new technologies and modes of communication, have opened countless new possibilities for imagining Jewish life in the twenty-first century. In and beyond the Jewish community, a new generation of organic, decentralized, and flexible structures is replacing the twentieth century's mechanical, centralized, and top-down organizations.<br /><br />This report is a follow up to The 2008 Survey of New Jewish Organizations and Jumpstart Research Report 2.09: Key Findings from the 2008 Survey of New Jewish Organizations. It explores the implication ...

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

A list of resources from 21/64 for the next generation of Jewish philanthropists.

Publication Date2007
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Bibliographies

Jumpstart partnered with The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation to conduct the first-ever survey of the nonprofit Jewish startup sector. The survey sought data on the hundreds of nonprofit startups that have been founded in the North American Jewish community in the last ten years. The purpose was to better understand the needs of these organizations, with the goal of creating effective responses to the current economic downturn. This preliminary report on the data from the survey contains ten key findings, covering the organizations and their participants, with a focus on how they are run, staffed, funded and governed.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=313&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=313&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="comp ...

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies
  • Interactive Resources - Surveys

Slingshot, a resource guide for Jewish innovation, is a guide to some of today's most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, leaders and visionaries in the North American Jewish community. In its fourth year of production, what started as a guide has also become a Fund. Ultimately, Slingshot aims to spread the word about those groups that are providing solutions for next generation engagement in Jewish life and yet remain underfunded.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=312&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Slingshot (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> 

Publication Date2008
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

Ashoka is the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected over 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. <p>With our global community, we develop models for collaboration and design infrastructure needed to advance the field of social entrepreneurship and the citizen sector. Our Fellows inspire others to adopt and spread their innovations - demonstrating to all citizens that they too have the potential to be powerful changemakers.</p>

URLwww.ashoka.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

ACCESS: AJC's New Generation Program, envisions a generation of American Jews committed to building a just and secure world for Jews and all people. ACCESS empowers young professionals to understand and act on critical contemporary issues and facilitates their development as leaders in and beyond the Jewish community. <p>ACCESS offers three major types of meetings: Our Visioning sessions create a laboratory for new ideas, allowing the larger community to impact the agenda of ACCESS, and through it, AJC; our Education sessions focus on training members to be articulate on issues of concern to the global Jewish community; and our Engagement sessions, including national and international trips, introduce members to a new generation of policy makers and civil society leaders (journalists, diplomats, Muslim and black leaders, and other important U.S. and international opinion-makers) so they ...

URLwww.ajc.org/accessny(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Organizations

JGooders aims to increase the world of good deeds and good doers. It's a secured safe place for you to donate, volunteer and network. JGooders is designed to make giving easier and more accessible. It is a one stop-address, transparent and objective. You can give, volunteer, partner, network and share your do good story with others.<br /><br />Our mission: To build a global, accessible, vibrant and transparent Jewish and Israeli arena that connects needs and generosity; social initiators with social enablers, and allows everyone to Do Good. We believe that global electronic giving is today's new marketplace and will dramatically increase giving.  <br />

URLwww.jgooders.com/(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

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