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Samantha Beinhacker

Samantha Beinhacker is the Director of Member Services at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) where she engages with a network of nearly 1000 philanthropists worldwide, creating opportunities to cultivate interconnectedness and strengthen the network’s impact on the Jewish philanthropic community.
7 Habits of Successful Social Media for Grantmakers

7 Habits of Successful Social Media for Grantmakers

Social media is a powerful tool in leading and creating social change. Think about the Occupy Wall Street efforts, the Arab Spring protests, and Hurricane Sandy reports: social media played a critical role in getting the word out and served as a central organizing tool for mobilizing people. Against that backdrop, more and more grantmakers, concerned with impact, are looking to social media as an opportunity to communicate, learn, and listen to their stakeholders, grantees, and communities. Glasspockets, a website created by the Foundation Center and focused on transparency in philanthropy, has documented the activities of more than 650 foundations,