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Local Services: A Look into the Future

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Charles Miller

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 63:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: American Jews; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Allocations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Federations now realize that is is no longer possible to do business as usual in the allocation of funds. Conditions and the growing fiscal stringency requires new approaches, more thinking and planning and an awareness of the need to be less reactive and more assertive. The Federation is the closest thing we have to an organized Jewish community, and as such, it has the responsibility to insure the creative survival of that community. Creative survival must be converted from an abstraction to concrete programs.