Gaver Networking Group provides select clients with a wide array of philanthropy and business related services. We focus on 4 main areas of services:
- Resource development & capacity building for nonprofits
- Complete representation services to grantmakers, philanthropists & foundations
- Capital raising for startups, companies & VCs
- Economic development & assistance to foreign parties and investors
We are discrete, efficient and focused on the success of our clients.
Gaver Networking Group works with a select group of highly effective Israeli nonprofit organizations, offering a suite of services to help secure new sources of funding, manage donor relationships, build capacity and embed sustainable resource development strategies. Our Services include:
Campaign ManagementManage campaigns for capital and program funding, donor site visits and fundraising events.
Reaching DonorsTap funders from our exclusive network of high net worth donors and identify new funding sources.
Grant WritingWrite proposals to foundations, Jewish philanthropies and foreign governments.
Capacity BuildingBuild FRD management systems, including budgeting, donor relations, project management and friends organizations.
Complete Representation Services to Grantmakers, Philanthropists, and Foundations At Gaver Networking Group Ltd, we currently represent foundations from Israel, the US and Switzerland. Our professional team brings multidisciplinary experience in third sector management to assist our clients to navigate Israel’s world of nonprofits and maximize return on their philanthropic investments according to their identified areas of focus. We provide a number of services tailored to the needs of each client that include:
Management of RFP & mediationIdentify and evaluate non-profits and solicited/unsolicited requests while clearing local bureaucratic hurdles and providing oversight.
Consultation, planning & partnershipsExplore social problems and needs in Israel and abroad. Guide towards potential investments that ensure maximum impact and sustainability. Identify other funders in the client’s areas of interest and professional organizations for potential partnerships.
Ongoing evaluationIncludes due diligence and site visits, review of financial records, monitor client-funded programs and detailed reporting and evaluation.
Missions/Visits to IsraelPlan and coordinate site visits to help the participants better understand the needs and the pressing issues and needs of Israeli society.
GNG provides corporate development services to companies at all stages of development, from early-stage start-ups to growth companies. (Disclaimer)
FundraisingAssist companies to connect with investors at all stages (seed, SAFEs, Series A-Z, PIPEs).
BizDevIdentify and recruit strategic partners and acquisition candidates, and assist in negotiating deal terms.
AnalysisPerform valuation and competitive analysis, and manage financial, legal, technical and marketing due diligence.
MarComAssist in producing PR and IR materials, including writing, graphics and video.
GNG provides a local field office for state commerce and trade bureaus, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations.
RepresentationRepresent state trade and commerce offices, and economic development agencies, chambers of commerce with a local presence in Israel.
AlliancesCreate high level alliances between visiting executives and officials with local government and corporate leaders.
Event PlanningAssist in planning and executing trade missions and conferences.
B2B MarketingAssist in recruiting Israeli companies for sourcing services and products in the client’s territory.
CEO & FounderEmail With 30 years of fundraising experience, Amos Gaver has raised tens of millions of dollars for both philanthropic and business organizations. In the course of his career he has built an exclusive, international network of high net worth donors and investors. He also has extensive, hands-on knowledge of management, marketing and entrepreneurial development — from the concept stage to implementation and monitoring. Amos has served as Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development at the University of Haifa where he doubled annual revenues from philanthropic sources. He has also served as CEO of global fundraising at Bar Ilan University where he helped bring about a quantum leap in annual fundraising receipts, from about $20 million to $ 50 million. Amos established the Israeli desk of the New Israel Fund, and represented Keren Hayesod in London and the Jewish Agency in the United States. He previously worked as a director of community centers in underserved Israeli neighborhoods, where he designed, tested and carried out social and educational programming for people of all ages. Amos is one of the founders of Tmura, the Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, founded in 2002 to increase the involvement of the high-tech community in non-profit activity in Israel. He has been a Board member and the Chairman of the Grants Committee since Tmura’s inception. Amos earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tel Aviv University, completed the Schwartz management program at Hebrew University, and holds a Masters degree in law from Bar Ilan University.
Grants and Content CoordinatorEmail Cindy Kline, Grants and Content Coordinator, is an experienced resource development professional and grant writer who has been working in the resource development field for over eight years. Cindy formerly worked as the donor coordinator at JDC-Eshel, the Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel and as foundation coordinator in the resource development department of ELEM an Israeli nonprofit which works with at-risk youth and young adults in Israel. Cindy is a certified social worker with twelve years of experience in the field in Israel and in South Africa, specializing in work with the elderly and with foster families. Her experience includes establishing and directing a day care center program for Jewish elderly in Johannesburg. Cindy holds a B.Sw from Bar Ilan University and a Teaching Certificate from the Orot Israel College.
Strategic Accounts Manager
Zvi Newman, Strategic Account Manager, has over 20 years of professional experience in resource development and marketing communications in Israel’s non-profit and hi-tech sectors. His work has been pivotal in securing funding for projects such as Bar-Ilan University’s medical school in Safed, scholarships for low-income students with disabilities, making the Talmud available on smartphones, an archaeological expedition in Goliath’s hometown, nanotechnology-based water purification research, training programs for top math teachers in Israel’s southern periphery, national telephony and internet infrastructure in the UK, and expansion of the Chabad House in Tbilisi.
To date, Zvi has worked with foundations, corporate and private donors, Jewish community federations and organizations, ambassadors, executives, government officials, consultants, researchers, journalists, and professionals around the globe. He specializes in cultivation of professional relationships and development of marketing and informational content.
Zvi previously headed the Resource Development Unit at Achva Academic College, the Resource Development Writing Department at Bar-Ilan University, and marketing and technical communications departments at two of Israel’s leading technology companies – ECI Telecom and Comverse (now Xura). He also worked in international press relations at Yad Vashem, and he has freelanced for a variety of non-profit organizations and technology startups.
Zvi earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Maryland, and he completed professional certification training in marketing, communications, grant writing, and press relations.
VP-USA PartnershipsEmail Robin Blatt, VP-USA Partnerships, has over 25 years of experience as a consultant to with expertise in project management, strategic communications, alliance formation, campaign/business development and fundraising. Her clients have included Sørlandets Kompetansefond (Norway), Combined Jewish Philanthropies, American Friends of Rambam, Technion Institute of Management, US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation, Massachusetts Centers of Excellence Corporation and Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications. She has also worked with Pfizer, Burrill & Company, Brown Rudnick, IDG Media, Decision Resources, and with private investors and CEOs. Previously, Robin was Director of the Massachusetts Genetics Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and she was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health for ten years. She has received numerous grants, serving as Co-Investigator/Project Director for government funded projects. Robin is an Eisenhower Fellow and was also a Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of democracies. Robin holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and is a Registered Nurse, trained at Massachusetts General Hospital.