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The Implications of New Funding Streams for the Federation System

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Donald Kent; Jack Wertheimer

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 76:1/2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Social conditions (Associations and meetings)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Management

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The annual campaigns are no longer the total measure of success in federation fund raising, as revenues from endowments and participatory funds soar. This massive growth of funds under the federation umbrella that are not subject to the allocations process poses significant challenges. Federations are increasingly becoming facilitators for big givers, rather than controllers of communal spending.