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Lab/Shul named one of America’s Top 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations

Twelfth Annual Slingshot Guide Highlights the Best of the Thriving Jewish Nonprofit World

 

New York, NY – Lab/Shul has been named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the twelfth annual Slingshot Guide. The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving. Slingshot 2017 was released today.

 

Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by nearly 100 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide mentions that Lab/Shul “teaches them that keeping Judaism alive and relevant well into the future requires taking risks, breaking down barriers, and spreading a message of love and acceptance.” Organizations included in this year’s Guide were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results. Lab/Shul is proud to be among the 50 organizations honored for meeting those standards.

 

The organizations included in the Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding to the needs of individuals and communities – both within and beyond the Jewish community – as never before.

 

Being listed in the Guide is often a critical step for selected organizations to attain much needed additional funding and to expand the reach of their work. Selected organizations are eligible for grants from the Slingshot Fund, a peer-giving network of young donors with an eye for identifying, highlighting and advancing causes that resonate the most with the next generation of philanthropists. Furthermore, the Guide is a frequently used resource for donors seeking to support organizations transforming the world in novel and interesting ways.

 

About the Slingshot Guide

The Slingshot Guide, now in its twelfth year, was created by a team of young funders as a guidebook to help funders of all ages diversify their giving portfolios to include the most innovative and effective organizations, programs and projects in North America. The Guide contains information about each organization’s origin, mission, strategy, impact and budget, as well as details about its unique character. The Slingshot Guide has proven to be a catalyst for next generation funding and offers a telling snapshot of shifting trends in North America’s Jewish community – and how nonprofits are meeting new needs and reaching new audiences.

The book, published annually, is available in hard copy and as a free download at www.slingshotfund.org.