Thanks to Your Support We Have Met our Matching Challenge

IFPB has developed a bold vision for deepening our work dramatically in the coming year.  The board and staff have identified exciting potential that a fourth staff member, a Communications Coordinator, would provide.

Thanks to many very generous contributors Interfaith Peace-Builders has met the challenge!  We successfully raised more than $31,000 to match the $30,000 challenge pledge!  

building the movement for change!

Thank you so very much to all of you who contributed to this one time, extra-ordinary fundraising appeal. 

With this infusion, IFPB has hired Sasha Gelzin as our full time Communications Coordinator. Sasha is an accomplished activist who has worked with the International Solidarity Movement, CODEPINK, and National Students for Justice in Palestine, among other groups.

Her work will allow IFPB to expand our reporting on justice movements in Palestine/Israel, better share the impact in the US after our delegations, and better support delegate efforts.

We are growing and so is the movement for justice and peace in the Middle East. 

More information about this challenge and the goal is on this page and the links below right.



Deadline: October 15, 2013


Meeting this Matching Challenge enables Interfaith Peace-Builders to hire a full-time Communications Coordinator who will help:

  1. better tell and share our story;
  2. improve our use of new technologies; and
  3. more fully support the growing movement for a just peace in Palestine/Israel. 

The IFPB staff and board have recently identified these as key priorities.

Because IFPB is making significant progress towards our mission to “empower delegates to educate their local communities and the media,” we are ready, and needing, to increase our capacity. This new full-time Communications Coordinator will expand the reach and efficacy of our movement-building work.

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More than a delegation program, IFPB encourages and supports civic engagement and movement building. 

If you didn't get a chance to donate to the Matching Challenge don't worry.  We still need to raise the funds necessary to maintain IFPB's important programs. 

You can help us get a head-start on end-of-year fundraising by donating today!