HEKDESH Selected for Slingshot ’14-’15
HEKDESH is proud to have been named one of the 82 most innovative Jewish organizations for the second year in a row in the Slingshot Guide. The tenth annual publication highlights the best of the thriving Jewish nonprofit world.
Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by 112 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide noted that “HEKDESH engages alumni immediately post-fellowship when they still have strong memories of their experiences. HEKDESH also empowers small dollar donors by allowing nominations from all members and asking members to allocate their own grant dollars among the finalist organizations. HEKDESH helps alumni pool these gifts into a giving circle, which enables them to pool their donations and make collaborative decisions about how to direct those funds…this is philanthropy at its best!”
Organizations included in this year’s Guide were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results. HEKDESH is proud to be among the 82 organizations honored for meeting those standards.