Talking Truth About Jewish Federations
Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher(s): Institute for Jewish and Community Research
Author(s): Gary A. Tobin
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Allocations; Fundraising and Philanthropy
Coverage: United States
The author calls for Jewish federations to reclaim their role as "powerhouses in Jewish philanthropy" by defining their purpose and creating ways to measure success. He suggests focusing the General Assembly (the annual conference of the federation movement) on four themes: telling the truth about endowments, retooling the broken federation-agency system, coming to terms with the annual campaign, and administration and function.