A Case Study for a Successful Donor-Nonprofit Relationship

By Gali Cooks, Sara Sokolic

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

The donor-nonprofit relationship is changing from one of hierarchy to one of close partnership. This is evidenced by the relationship between the Kaplan Family Foundation and Storahtelling, an organization that strives to make Bible stories relevant for new generations through innovative leadership training programs and theatrical performances. After several years of building this funding relationship, Storahtelling approached the Kaplan Family Foundation with a $50,000 grant proposal. Recognizing that the organization was in a delicate moment in its history, the KFF encouraged Storahtelling to redirect their efforts into finding a full-time development director and offered support in achieving this goal. The successful raising of challenge grant funds and hiring of a development director further strengthened the bond between KFF and Storahtelling, tying the organizations together for continued partnership in the future.

Topic: Organizational Development, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations, Partnerships

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 132-142

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cooks, Gali. Sokolic, Sara. A Case Study for a Successful Donor-Nonprofit Relationship. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 132-142. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4126


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