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As the week-long Days of Gratitude campaign invites us to partake in an international, daily expression of gratitude, we’re so grateful to offer you new tools for giving with intention and togetherness. 

Today, we’re sharing about two new online trainings: one for engaging your nonprofit’s community members around giving in innovative ways, and one for starting a new, grassroots giving circle

We’re also sharing about some new ways to incorporate intention into your lives at home: a curated list of organizations serving vulnerable populations in Jerusalem amidst the crisis, a supplement to the Tzedakah Shabbat Guide we made with OneTable last year, a teen facilitation supplement to our Virtual Pop-Up Giving Circle tools, and a brand new opportunity to leverage your best strengths and skills to serve nonprofits in need. 

We hope you’ll join us in practicing daily gratitude, and that your gratitude will inspire intentional generosity. As always, if there’s anything we can do to support your intentional giving at this time, please reach out to us at hello@amplifiergiving.org
Get Together and Give: Virtual Tools for Jewish Engagement Professionals

If you’re an engagement, development, or program professional at a Jewish nonprofit, you’ll know that even though many of our communities’ members are experiencing Zoom-fatigue, they're still looking for meaningful connections. 

During an interactive virtual tour on June 18th, 1:00 pm EST, Amplifier’s Program Director Sasha Raskin-Yin will train Jewish nonprofit professionals in Amplifier’s tools for engaging your participants or donors around giving in new and exciting ways.  

Participants will walk away with:
  • Resources to help foster conversation and donations during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tools and tips for running a Virtual Pop-up Giving Circle
  • A sneak peek at our Giving Panorama—a visual and interactive conversation fit for any event, from board meetings to online happy hours
There will be time for Q&A, and follow-up coaching and support will be available. Please contact Sasha with any questions. 
 
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On Giving, Shabbat, and COVID-19

Last year, we teamed up with OneTable to create the Tzedakah Shabbat Dinner Guide to guide you and your friends through a conversation about giving thanks and giving back around your Shabbat dinner table. In response to COVID-19 and the increased need for charitable giving around the world, we’re bringing it back with additional tips.

Here’s how it works: 1) download our Tzedakah Shabbat guide, 2) read our COVID-19 supplement to the tzedakah guide to see how you can virtually connect with others in order to give more intentionally, 3) invite your friends to a Shabbat dinner Zoom call, 4) let the conversation flow!  Additionally, If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you may be eligible to receive nourishment from OneTable in the form of a gift card that can be redeemed for food on Friday night. Learn more and apply here

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TzedakahShabbat and tag @amplifier_giving on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to let us know how your dinner goes!
 
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Jerusalem COVID-19 Giving: A Curated List from Amplifier and Natan

We’re teaming up with our expert partners to create lists of vetted organizations doing important work within their fields. 

We consulted with Natan, a giving circle in our network that funds innovation in Israel and Jewish organizations around the world, to create a curated list of organizations they fund in Jerusalem that are providing direct services to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re inspired to give to communities of the holy city who are in need, use this list to guide your own giving, or deliberate between the organizations in a Jerusalem-themed Pop-Up Giving Circle

And, if you’re looking for local organizations in major US cities providing direct services to vulnerable populations, check out COVID-19 Giving: A Curated List of Local Organizations, which we made in partnership with Repair the World and Avodah in March.
 
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Host a Pop-Up Giving Circle for Teens

Looking for tips on hosting a pop-up giving circle for teens? In partnership with Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), we created a teen supplement to our new Virtual Pop-Up Giving Circle tools.
 
Check it out to learn tips and tricks for adapting this virtual collaborative giving experience for teens, and contact us or JTFN with any questions.
 
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Launchpad

Many people are hungry for connection, eager to provide support to those in need, and in search of more meaningful activities to do from home. A giving circle lets you do all three! Luckily, Philanthropy Together’s Launchpad offers all the tools and training to help you start a giving circle of your own. 

Launchpad is a virtual, interactive training for grassroots leaders to launch giving circles. The trainings will be delivered online over the course of 5 weekly sessions in June and July. Through Launchpad, you’ll learn and build alongside others, learn from experienced giving circle leaders, and build your circle own with confidence. It’s highly recommended that you join Launchpad with a co-leader, but if you don’t, they will pair you with an accountability buddy. 

Click here to learn more, and reach out to hello@philanthropytogether.org with any questions.
 
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Exciting Skills-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Donating money is one way to support the vital work of nonprofits during this challenging time, but you can also give by sharing your skills and time as a virtual volunteer. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of Skills for Impact: a brand new platform, spearheaded by Repair the World, for sharing your specific talents and skills with those on the frontline of this global health crisis. 

Here’s how it works: 
  1. Browse projects and questions posted by nonprofits in the platform. You can search based on your skills and the causes you are passionate about.
  2. Submit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
  3. When you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
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Days of Gratitude

Throughout this challenging time, gratitude has been grounding us in our work to inspire, ignite, and inform giving rooted in Jewish wisdom. We’re grateful for the giving circles who are giving with intention, givers who have committed to sharing their stimulus checks, funders who have extended their support, and the amazing nonprofits that have shown up for their communities in this time of great need. 

That’s why we’re excited to share about a global, week-long journey of giving thanks. From May 22 until the end of Shavuot on May 30, Days of Gratitude will help us start our days with “Modeh Ani”—expressing gratitude for what we hold dear—by featuring a rotating daily menu of activities designed to help us and those around us share gratitude. We can do these activities on our own, among family and friends, within communities and organizations, and across the broader, global community. 
 
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