Advocacy Update

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solutio...

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solution to the shortfall could involve changing the way that nonprofits explain their missions. It's a matter of choosing the right words, a process known as framing, and it can affect donors' thinking. The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts.  The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts. Continue reading here.

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience, November 1, 2013, The NonProfitTimes, By Marty Daks

Embracing Those With Disabilities

Physical accommodation for people with disabilities isn't new to the Jewish world. Ethan Felson, vice president a...

Physical accommodation for people with disabilities isn't new to the Jewish world. Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, recalls that when he worked in Connecticut during the 1990s, local congregation Temple Beth Israel became one of the first synagogues to design its bima to include a ramp. "I was very impressed," he says. Read more about inclusion at institutions in the Jewish community.

Embracing Those With Disabilities, November 18, 2013, eJP, by Jan Jaben-Eilon

Our Inclusion Journey is Just Beginning

Meet Rachel and Dana. These Israeli women, both in their late twenties, experienced a life passage recently that for ...

Meet Rachel and Dana. These Israeli women, both in their late twenties, experienced a life passage recently that for many occurs at a much earlier age: they signed leases to move into their first apartments all on their own. The twist? Rachel and Dana both have severe physical disabilities that at one time might have consigned them for life to state institutions. But today, that is not their destiny. Read more about inclusion efforts in the Jewish community.

Our Inclusion Journey is Just Beginning, November 13, 2013, eJP, by Alan Gill