Encouraging philanthropy is about teaching others to show empathy and work to make a difference in the world. It is also a way of sharing a common passion with loved ones and thus serves many excellent purposes.
Teaching charity and philanthropy to children is a goal that many parents have. Yet it can be challenging to encourage the entire family to embrace this concept. However, it is possible to do so with a bit of time, some patience, and adherence to the following advice.
Lead By Example
Adoption is both a wonderful and overwhelming process. This is true for both the children and the new parents. As such, it is essential to seek advice when needed. Ideally, potential parents should take the time to research before adopting a child. However, there will always be the need for ongoing research and advice regarding parenting. Here are some of the best pieces of advice for new adoptive parents.
Every step in the adoption process requires patience. Paperwork must be f...
Those that step up to become foster parents are some of the best people in the world. They know there is a need to help countless children in need, and they did something about it. However, there are certain things that all potential foster parents should know and understand before deciding on the matter.
It is never possible to be truly prepared for everything, especially not in the world of fostering and adoption. But that fact shouldn’t stop parents from trying. Research is a crucial eleme...
Is, it is more critical than ever for nonprofit organizations to be high-impact and transparent. But what exactly does that mean? And why does it matter? Let’s dive into the details to gain a better understanding.
Transparency in the nonprofit sector is the act of being open, honest, and clear about funding, goals, and initiatives within an organization. It requires the organization to willingly share financial information, including how donations are spent. But that is not all that goes into transparency.
The world is lucky to have so many organizations out there fighting to make it a more incredible and supportive place. Given the sheer number of networks, charities, and philanthropic organizations out there, sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the special ones.
Certain organizations will always deserve to have the spotlight shining on them. One such organization is the Jewish Funders Network. The Jewish Funders Network is an international community full of philanthropists that care about t...
Volunteering is a significant part of many communities and is an opportunity to do some good in the world. This is doubly true when it comes to volunteering overseas. Volunteering in the Jewish community overseas can (and does) impact the world and is strongly encouraged.
These days, several organizations are specifically designed to help connect potential volunteers with Jewish volunteer opportunities – both local and abroad. The trick is to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Part of being a responsible adult – and human being – is speaking up for those that can’t. Children, especially those in foster care or other difficult situations, need adults that will care for their needs – and advocate for them.
When most people imagine helping foster children, they’re probably picturing foster parents. However, that is just one of the many essential roles in the process. What is just as needed are CASA – Court-Appointed Special Advocates.
What Does CASA Mean?
CASA stands ...
Parents who adopt have to make a difficult decision when telling their children that they are adopted. There’s always a debate about what the appropriate age is for such news.
To be clear, it should never be a debate of whether or not to tell a child they’re adopted. Parents should always strive to do right by their children, including finding the appropriate time and way to tell them of their adoption.
Naturally, there are a few factors that may dictate when this conversati...