A Venture Worth Taking? Sustaining 21st-Century Nonprofit Organizations Through Social Venture Philanthropy

By Reuben Romirowsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2007

The author explores the differences between venture philanthropy and traditional grant making, and discusses how venture philanthropy can work in the Jewish nonprofit context. Venture philanthropy combines the principles of venture capital investment with traditional grant making, the author explains. Although venture philanthropy currently represents only a small share of total giving, he contends that it has the potential to significantly change nonprofit agencies, because venture philanthropists demand greater accountability and involvement with their beneficiaries.

Topic: NGOs, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Foundations, Nonprofits, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Siskind, Alan

Volume/Issue: vol.82/no.1-2

Page Number(s): 129-138

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Genre: Article

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Romirowsky, Reuben. A Venture Worth Taking? Sustaining 21st-Century Nonprofit Organizations Through Social Venture Philanthropy. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2007: 129-138. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3683


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