Let's Start 2015 Strongly
Last year was NIF Australia’s best fundraising result ever – more than half a million dollars raised to support NIF and its grantees in Israel. In 2014, more than a third of our donors were new to NIF, and we have more than doubled our impact in just the last two years – all of this achieved with your support.
Around the world, NIF, is laying the groundwork for an exciting new program called “New Initiatives for Democracy” (NIF-D), which supports programs to provide our grantees with the infrastructure and support they need. This means focusing resources, reaching out to new constituencies, and developing brand new, exciting tools.
The goal is clear: to support a shift in the public discourse in Israel and mobilise support for democratic values.
Here is a taste of our four new programs:
- A brand new GetUp!-style organisation for effective, online campaigning.
- A partnership with the Council for Peace and Security and Mitvim to ensure moderate voices are heard and trusted in Israel’s security debate.
- Investments in various ‘think-and-do-tanks’ that reach out to the Mizrahi-Sephardi community, facilitate bridge building between Jews and Arabs, and shape public policy.
- Leadership training to ensure bright voices across every sector of Israeli society have the tools to articulate their vision for Israel and effect change.
For some time now, the liberal-democratic camp in Israel has been losing ground.
The time has come for us – those who believe in democracy, inclusion, tolerance, human rights, and social justice – to re-commit to those values in Israel.