Posted on July 9, 2013
Eric Friedman, a “self-styled philanthropist” recently wrote a book telling philanthropists how they should give, entitled Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving. In his book he claims that donors need to figure out what the world needs and not what they want the world to have. He believes in the importance of critical thinking when deciding where to give and doing real work and research in order to give more effectively.
I look forward to his book. This is a wonderful contribution to philanthropy and will add a great deal to the dialogue in the field. The points that he emphasizes are all things that Areyvut programs seek to address. Our goal is to transform knowledge and behavior, and to ignite lifelong passion for the core Jewish values of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam.