Friends of Israel

For ‘Friends’ Groups, A New Normal

With the philanthropic ground under them shifting, American ‘Friends of’ nonprofits having to adjust to new realities.

Staff Writer
11/08/2011

Giving to American “Friends of” Israel organizations dropped sharply in recent years, but don’t blame the economic downturn, say the writers of a recent report that documented and analyzed the dip. The recession exacerbated the decrease in donations suffered by such groups as the Jerusalem Foundation, the American Friends of Open University and the Hadassah Medical Relief Organization but didn’t cause it, the report’s author, Avrum Lapin of EHL Consulting Group, told The Jewish Week..

Giving to American “Friends of” Israel groups, like the American Friends of Tel Aviv University, fell more between 2006 and 2009
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