Connected to Give: Risk & Relevance
Connected to Give: Risk and Relevance, the sixth report in the series, focuses on issues of particular concern to American religious and ethnic communities as they face increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in the philanthropic environment. It looks at how donors balance tradition and innovation, the importance of organizations’ trustworthiness relative to their track records, the role of political ideology, and how religiously affiliated donors balance in-group giving with more universal concerns; it also offers an overview of social giving (including charitable crowdfunding, giving circles, and microlending).
Connected to Give is a collaborative project of a consortium of independent foundations, family foundations, community foundations, and Jewish federations working in partnership with Jumpstart to map the landscape of charitable giving by Americans of different faith traditions. Connected to Give: Risk and Relevance is written by Jim Gerstein, J. Shawn Landres, and Joshua Avedon.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events