Balancing emotional intelligence with a clear strategy, due diligence, and considered approaches, we help implement in some of the most important spaces of society.
Bringing together significant experience in both the business and nonprofit sectors,
we at Israel Impact Partners truly partner to provide meaningful impact.
Optimize and Scale-Up Non-Profits
IIP partners with foundations and philanthropic leaders to help
optimize and scale up the NGOs whose missions matter most to them.
We offer ongoing consulting with leaders to evaluate efficacy, define growth strategies,
and offer scale-up approaches, helping to bring those plans to fruition.
With holistic and comprehensive oversight, we do this by bringing together:
Consultants to assess the current situation, paint a picture of what is possible, and work with the NGO to develop a scale-up plan
Social entrepreneurs and leaders with managerial experience who join forces with the leadership of the NGO to implement the critical changes required
Experts to offer innovative perspectives and debottleneck specific issues (e.g., in government relations, marketing, social media, operations, fundraising)
IIP partners with funders to develop a meaningful philanthropic investment strategy, identifying ideal causes and partnering with beneficiaries to maximize their success. We accomplish this by:
Helping to create and verify values and objectives (e.g., causes, types of engagement)
Clarifying and analyzing the issues at hand to develop high-impact giving strategies (e.g., hand-pick beneficiaries, rigorous vetting of projects)
Supporting and monitoring implementation, setting Key Performance Indicators, tracking performance, and evaluating
Organizing field visits to experience first-hand the before, during, and after
Providing ongoing guidance, support and offering opportunity ‘deal-flow’
Michael Bloch was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company for 23 years where he worked with senior executives and boards of large corporations in more than 10 countries to accelerate their growth, leverage technology for competitive advantage, and transform their support functions.
In parallel, Michael has worked for over a decade with non-profit organizations, helping them define their strategy and implement growth initiatives. Over the years Michael worked on the employment of weaker populations, a new museum, immigration for highly skilled olim, food rescue, woman entrepreneurship, the integration of Haredim into high-tech, the scale-up of educational programs, etc.
Prior to McKinsey, Michael was a researcher at the University of California (Berkeley) and at New York University. Before that, he worked for Unicible (a Swiss outsourcer for the banking industry) where he managed business process redesign and software development projects.
Michael received an M.S. in Business Information Systems and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. A citizen of Switzerland, France, and Israel, he is fluent in French, English, and Hebrew. For more on Michael, head to Twitter and LinkedIn.
RABBI DR. BENJI LEVY
Rabbi Dr. Benji Levy served as the CEO of Mosaic United, a historic joint venture partnership between Israel and global Jewry to strengthen Jewish identity and connections to Israel for youth around the world. He led a team that created a continuum strategy and launched four major initiatives to engage hundreds of thousands of youth across the Jewish world.
Previously he served for six years as the Dean of Moriah College in Sydney, one of the largest Jewish schools in the world with over 1,800 pre-kindergarten through high school students and 300 staff.
Rabbi Benji was named as one of the top three global change-makers working for Diaspora Jewry by Mekor Rishon and awarded ‘Educator of the Year’ by JNF Australia for his leadership and service. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award for his research in Jewish identity and published a book and countless articles.
Rabbi Benji has a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from the University of Sydney and Yoreh Yoreh Semicha (rabbinic ordination) following his study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He completed the Principal’s Program at the Lookstein Centre in Bar Ilan University, an Education degree from Herzog College, and Honors in Jewish Civilization Thought & Culture and a BA in Media and Communications from the University of Sydney. For more on Rabbi Benji, head to Facebook and LinkedIn.
Associated Strategic Consultants
Shachar Eyal was an accountant and consultant at Ernst & Young in New York for 8 years, followed by 2 years with McKinsey in New York, before coming back to Israel. He worked with a number of non-profit organizations and startups in finance and business development roles. Shachar has an MBA from the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia and a BA in Accounting, Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Amir Galili was a consultant and team leader at McKinsey & Company in London for five years. He then served as an independent consultant for the last twelve years, where he advises Israeli organizations on strategy, growth, operations and fundraising. Amir has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Haifa.
Asher Geffen was a business analyst and consultant at McKinsey & Company in Tel Aviv for five years. He then served as an independent consultant where he advises venture capital funds and startups on innovation, cyber-security and business development. Asher has an MBA and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of the Negev
Sharon Guzman served as the director of brand and strategy marketing at Sirin Labs and strategy, marketing manager at Gucci group (Kering) and Christian Dior Parfum and an independent consultant, with a focus on strategy, market research and segmentation, performance and competition analysis, branding, entry to new markets and business. Sharon has an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a BA from Tel Aviv University.
Alon Schnabel has worked as a Project Manager in McKinsey and Company and seasoned consultant, working with a variety of Israeli and international clients, serving C-level executives and boards across multiple industries. Alon has an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a BA from the Academic college of Tel Aviv Yaffo.
Ari Strasberg was a managing consultant with Capgemini in New York for six years then led The Israel Tennis & Education Centers NGO in Israel (an organization with a 15m$ budget and 300 employees across 15 locations) for six years. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a MBA from Cornell University.
Penina Shtauber is a content creator with experience in content development and creation, research, project management, and developing marketing campaigns and materials. She recently published her second collection of contemporary short stories. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Benjamin Lee served as an operational strategist in the International Media Branch of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Previously, he worked in the Europe Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem and at ORT Argentina in Buenos Aires. Benjamin has a BA in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds.
The following are some thoughts our Founding Partners
have developed on the topic of philanthropy:
We are proud of our partners and have worked with tremendous philanthropists and foundations.
The following are a selected few that our founders worked with: