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Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Oct 5, 2014 |  
Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Danny Kogan established the project “Ecology for the Sheltered Community” (Ecommunity) for personal reasons. As a result of the birth of his youngest son Jonathan, who was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Danny set up an electronic waste recycling plant, which employs people with special needs. What started as one man in a jeep collecting used electronic […]

On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

Oct 2, 2014 |  
On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

How did the business sector come about? What is social business? How do you nurture a social business? Michal Simler, CEO of IVN, discussed these questions and more at the opening session of the IDC Herzeliya’s course ‘Management in a Changing Reality’. Some 200 students and 30 IDC lecturers and staff, representatives from the Weizmann […]

Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

Aug 31, 2014 |  
Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

In July 2014, TheMarker, Israel’s daily economic newspaper published an article written by IVN’s Jackie Goren. The following is a translation of the article. To read the original in Hebrew, click here. Recently the Allalouf Committee Report was published, according to which Israel currently has one of the highest rates of poverty among the OECD […]

IVN and the JCFSF: 4 New Social Businesses Selected

Aug 27, 2014 |  
IVN and the JCFSF: 4 New Social Businesses Selected

IVN and the JCFSF are Proud to Announce the Selection of 4 New Social Businesses. Launched in January 2013, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco (JCFSF) and IVN embarked on an innovative program to revolutionize its grant making efforts and promote leadership development. The program is aimed at attracting a new generation of Jewish […]

IVN’s Taly Dunevich Speaking at the SJNM’s Lunch & Learn Seminar

Jul 29, 2014 |  
IVN’s Taly Dunevich Speaking at the SJNM’s Lunch & Learn Seminar

The School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (SJNM) is committed to educating a cadre of Jewish professionals in nonprofit management, fundraising, human relations, communication, networking and marketing, who will lead, enhance and transform Jewish communities through their  Jewish identity and commitment to enhancing the quality of Jewish life. Within this educational framework, IVN’s US Director, Taly […]

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Partnership

Jul 24, 2014 |  
IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Partnership

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot embarked on a joint Call for Candidates to identify and select seed-stage social businesses. The goal of this partnership is two-fold: (i) to develop and grow these enterprises and (ii) to develop a pipeline of promising social businesses that will feed into IVN’s flagship program: the Social Venture Program, a development […]