י״ב בשבט ה׳תשע״ה (February 1, 2015)
Change maker, activist, champion of causes — how are YOU helping to make the world, and your community, a better place? Use Clink!, a new app from Jewish Communal Fund and G-dcast, to discover your true giving personality.
Clink! presents teens with 27 topics ranging from poverty, hunger and bullying to Jewish education, women’s rights and substance abuse. Users swipe the screen of their device until they are left with the top three categories of need that resonate most with them. Teens then shuffle a range of activities (such as organizing a food drive for a local food bank or participating in a walkathon to raise funds for juvenile diabetes) in each of their three target areas to reflect their own personalized giving style. Last but not least, young donors learn how closely they are aligned with the “Giving Ladder” – the eight levels of charitable giving recommended by Maimonides. Upon completion, teens receive a fun badge they can share on social media platforms and via email, which showcases their preferred charitable giving style.
“Philanthropy and community activism may be something in which a family has been involved with for years,” noted Susan F. Dickman, Executive Vice President and CEO of Jewish Communal Fund. “But in order for giving to be meaningful to the next generation, teens have to chart their own course and uncover what is important to them specifically as individuals. Clink! is a fun and exciting new way for the next generation to explore, identify and prioritize their values.”
With this interactive app, you will be able to
- Identify the top three issue areas that are most important to you through a fun swiping exercise;
- Prioritize how to give – of your time and your dollars – by shuffling a range of actions and putting them in your preferred order;
- Discover how closely aligned you are with the “Giving Ladder” that the 12th century Jewish sage Maimonides recommended as the eight levels of charitable giving.
Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest network of Jewish funders in the United States, facilitates charitable giving for more than 6,000 fund holders through donor advised funds. JCF has been designated a “Top 50” Charity in the United States by the Chronicle of Philanthropy on its 2014 Philanthropy 400 list.
App: Clink!: Making Change by Giving, a Tzedakah (Charitable Giving) App for Teens, created by the Jewish Communal Fund by G-dcast
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Released: December 14, 2014
Publisher: G-dcast Apps
Price: Free (get app)
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