The Conference of Southwest Foundations is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking organizations in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise among grantmakers.
The Jewish Virtual Library is an online Jewish encyclopedia, covering a wide variety of subjects, from anti-Semitism to Zionism. The website has more than 16,000 articles and 7,000 photographs and maps.
The Jewish community has an illustrious history of service and social action. Jewish Americans today are eager to uphold this proud tradition and to contribute to the groundswell of service sweeping our nation. Can Jewish service-learning help ensure that the hands-on pursuit of justice maintains its rightful place in Jewish life? This landmark issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service is devoted to Jewish service-learning. A collaboration between Repair the World and the Jewish Communal Service Association, it features insights from Jewish service-learning experts around the world
A publication from GEO and Monitor Institute, Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funders Guide explores what it takes for grantmakers to cultivate a network mindset and offers recommendations for how funders can effectively build the capacity of networks and share what they’re learning with the broader field
Our 20th Anniversary Report highlighting the efforts and accomplishments of the Foundation and its partners over its first two decades.
Our 10th Anniversary Report, honoring the life and legacy of our late founder, Charles Schusterman (z”l).
An open-source online database of Jewish texts on social justice run by American Jewish World Service.
A trans-denominational website of Jewish information and education geared toward learners of all ages and educational backgrounds.
Links to Jewish texts in English, including Tanakh, Talmud, Midrashic Texts, Kabbalistic Texts and key modern texts.
The central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry.
An overview of the organized Jewish community, including non-profit organizations, governing bodies, religious movements and political parties.
Download: The ABCs of Jewish Communal Life
Prepared by Jeremy Burton and by Rabbi Jill Jacobs. Revised for the Jewish FundS for Justice.
The Sosland Online Resource Center offers resources for Jewish educational leaders at the community and national levels. These resources include published works, programs and conferences, organizations and communities and web-based sources on topics including Jewish education, bullying, technology, special needs and much more.
Agents of social change often struggle to understand how to focus their field-building investments and activities because they lack a comprehensive and coherent map of the strengths and weaknesses of their field. To help address this challenge, The James Irvine Foundation asked The Bridgespan Group to develop an approach to assessing the strengths and needs of a field. The result is a framework for building more robust fields, The Strong Field Framework, presented in this report.
The Strong Field Framework can help other foundations and nonprofits to assess the strengths and needs of the fields they seek to build, and to prioritize their efforts and investments.
A book by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom that discusses the concept of open source or decentralized leadership. According to Publishers Weekly: “The title metaphor conveys the core concept: though a starfish and a spider have similar shapes, their internal structure is dramatically different—a decapitated spider inevitably dies, while a starfish can regenerate itself from a single amputated leg. In the same way, decentralized organizations, like the Internet, the Apache Indian tribe and Alcoholics Anonymous, are made up of many smaller units capable of operating, growing and multiplying independently of each other, making it very difficult for a rival force to control or defeat them. Despite familiar examples—eBay, Napster and the Toyota assembly line, for example—there are fresh insights, such as the authors’ three techniques for combating a decentralized competitor (drive change in your competitors’ ideology, force them to become centralized or decentralize yourself).
The “Seven Jewish Values: Guidelines for Inclusive Community” poster was created by Keshet as an educational resource for connecting core Jewish values to efforts to foster LGBT inclusion in the Jewish community.
Keshet is a national, grassroots organization that works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by GLBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet offers resources, trainings, and technical assistance to create inclusive Jewish communities nationwide. www.keshetonline.org
The Israel-at-a-Glance Maps Booklet includes maps of Israel alongside significant dates and interesting facts. Produced by Project Interchange, the featured fold-out is being distributed to all participants of Project Interchange seminars in Israel, serving as a reference guide to be used throughout and pursuant to the week-long educational program for opinion leaders from across the globe.
Founded in 1982, Project Interchange, an institute of AJC, has brought over 5,000 influential figures to Israel from more than 60 countries, offering them broad exposure to the various complex issues facing Israel. www.projectinterchange.org
The Compass Guide is designed to introduce, inform and enlighten readers about some of Europe’s most vital, innovative, effective and sustainable Jewish organizations and programs.
Download: The 2009-10 Compass Guide
Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the 50 most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects and programs in the North American Jewish community today. First published in 2005, Slingshot continues to highlight those organizations in Jewish life with particular resonance among the next generation.
The Slingshot Fund is designed to highlight, encourage and provide support for a subset of the undercapitalized organizations featured in Slingshot. Founded by Jews in their 20s and 30s, the Fund aims to provide a new model for raising and distributing grants by engaging people in Jewish philanthropy who would otherwise not be involved.
Download: The 2009-10 Slingshot Guide
Download: The 2010-11 Slingshot Guide
Download: The 2011-12 Slingshot Guide
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits™, Inc’s., mission is Building Better Communities through Effective Nonprofits. Continued service in consulting and training throughout the state of Oklahoma will be the first priority of the staff and volunteers of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits™, Inc.
This series serves as a guide to aid evaluators as they begin their assessment of foundation programs.
Network for Good helps people get more involved in philanthropy in the U.S. It features nonprofit resources, online donation forms, volunteer opportunities and more.
The Cohen Center’s work spans basic research on Jewish identity to applied educational evaluation studies. The center’s recent signature studies include research with participants in Taglit-Birthright Israel, investigations of synagogue transformation and analyses of Jewish summer camping.
The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the quality and growth of Jewish philanthropy. JFN’s members include independent philanthropists, foundation trustees and foundation professionals. CLSFF has been a member of JFN since 1996.
Donors, grantmakers and businesses can all benefit from GuideStar’s extensive database of reports on more than 1.5 million nonprofit.
The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.
Council on Foundations (COF) is a national nonprofit membership association that provides its members with service and support to help them succeed. COF emphasizes the value of philanthropy in the lives of people everywhere. CLSFF has been a member of COF since 1994.