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Philanthropy to Israel and Palestine – it’s time to change the framing

Earlier this year, Alliance Magazine set out to highlight philanthropy in the Israeli-Palestinian context as part of its special feature on Diaspora philanthropy. Short portraits of prominent Jewish philanthropists who support Israel – including Sheldon Adelson, …

Nora Lester Murad 19 May 2018

Deeper issues for Arab philanthropy need to be discussed

A comprehensive and well-written report, Caroline Hartnell’s just-released Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A working paper gave me a feeling of déjà vu. The report featured the same deservedly respected experts that are featured in every report …

Nora Lester Murad 2 May 2014

Just Giving conference 2014: valuable experiences no accident

I’ve been to tens of global meetings and I always find them energizing – both those that inspire and rejuvenate, and those that make be so angry I can’t help but act. I think I …

Nora Lester Murad 30 April 2014

Just Giving conference 2014 Day 1: and it got better …

By mid-morning on Day One of the EdgeFunders’ ‘Just Giving Global Social Change Philanthropy Conference’, I was already basking in gratitude. Hearing these folks talk about transformation of the global economy, dismantling of power structures …

Nora Lester Murad 30 April 2014

Just Giving conference 2014 Day 1: An exciting conversation beginning …

A pre-conference meeting preceded the opening welcome panel, and already the contradictions and challenges of defining ‘community philanthropy’ have come to the fore. The organizers of Edge Funders’ Just Giving Conference in Berkeley, CA, to …