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Insights on Building Honest Communication Between Funders and Grantees
December 11, 2019

Insights on Building Honest Communication Between Funders and Grantees

By developer in 2019
By Aaron Saxe, first published by the Jim Joseph Foundation › If you’ve seen one foundation…you’ve seen one foundation. This common refrain in the nonprofit world is a reminder of the singularity of every funder....
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Community Examines Social Media Addiction
December 6, 2019

Community Examines Social Media Addiction

By developer in 2019
In a series of community conversations, Atlanta’s Jewish teens were urged to “look up” and spend less time gazing down at their cell phones and electronic gadgets.
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Lost Tribe Esports: Putting the ‘Jewish’ in Gaming
October 28, 2019

Lost Tribe Esports: Putting the ‘Jewish’ in Gaming

By developer in 2019
What if your teenager or pre-teen could engage in the video gaming they love – while connecting with other Jewish kids in a safe, mensch-y environment in which to make friends? Now they can. If...
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JumpSpark Brings Moving Traditions to Atlanta
October 2, 2019

JumpSpark Brings Moving Traditions to Atlanta

By developer in 2019
While a majority of Jewish teens will become b’nai mitzvah, many drop out of Jewish life soon after, leaving the Jewish community just when they’re figuring out who they are. To bridge that gap and...
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JumpSpark Breaks New Ground in Second Year of  Strong Women Fellowship
September 24, 2019

JumpSpark Breaks New Ground in Second Year of Strong Women Fellowship

By developer in 2019
Jumpspark’s Strong Women Fellowship, an empowering educational cohort for Jewish teens in grades 9-12, has more than doubled in size and expanded programming to feature a leadership track, 9 neighborhood community groups, and more connection...
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Spark Note: The Power of Professional Development
August 19, 2019

Spark Note: The Power of Professional Development

By Annie Fortnow in 2019
As I entered the first gathering of JPRO19: What Connects Us, the JPRO Network’s conference for Jewish professionals across North America, the room felt abuzz with excitement for the next three days of professional growth...
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