The 2018 Guides

Including the National and Chicago Editions.

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. 

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  • Puerto Rico new first time location
  • 11 Slingshot Guide first-timers
  • California greatest number of org/programs

Where we are in 2018

Slingshot highlights some of the most innovative programming in our community, organizations that are uniquely poised to meet today’s needs. We see true leadership and groundbreaking work in the Jewish social justice movement, the LGBTQ community, organizations working in the Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Education movement, and in radically inclusive spiritual communities that are seeking connection and solidarity with other minorities.

  • Life Cycle Stages

    The Slingshot Guide classifies organizations based on one of three broad organizational life stages: start-up, mezzanine, or legacy.

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  • Selection Criteria

    Applicants to the Slingshot Guide are evaluated on four selection criteria: innovation, impact, leadership in the field, and organizational effectiveness.

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  • Methodology

    Evaluators follow a rigorous process that makes every effort to fairly represent the landscape of innovation in North American Jewish life.

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