The Other Side of the Coin: The Ethical Responsibilities of Donors The ethical obligations of resource development professionals is a well examined topic, but what about the ethical responsibilities of donors and funders towards the agencies they support? Yes, donors have rights and the nonprofit organization is responsible to fulfill its obligations to the donor. At the same time, the donor also has ethical guidelines that should guide the … [Read more...] about The Ethical Responsibilities of Donors
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Excerpted from: My life in Shanghai: The memories we took with us by Harry Todtenkopf edited by Howard Kleinmann First of all, I would like to warn you: If you are expecting me to deliver a learned treatise about Chinese culture and the various dynasties, you will be sorely disappointed. When we reached Shanghai in the beginning of 1939, we did not have the slightest interest in Chinese culture, and when someone would mention that its … [Read more...] about My Life in Shanghai
Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Necessary Evil or Unfair Imposition? by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Today’s continued economic uncertainty has prompted bold actions by local governments as they struggle to secure necessary income while faced with substantial budget shortfalls, unpredictable tax revenues and critical services in dire need of funding. In this era of municipal belt-tightening, a rapidly growing number of local officials now … [Read more...] about Payments in Lieu of Taxes
from JewishJournal.com: Can millions of dollars power a new kind of community? The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angles - historically unhip and not so youthful - is setting its sights on investing millions of dollars in centers of innovation ... in hopes of generating hubs for a new kind of Jewish activity across the region, one that will appeal to Gens X, Y and Next. To that end, Federation is also negotiating a partnership with the … [Read more...] about Is the L.A. Federation Becoming Hip?
from HollywoodReporter.com: Hollywood's Hottest $150 Million Project Is an 83-Year-Old Synagogue There are a number of synagogues central to Jewish life at the loftiest reaches of the entertainment business - Temple Israel, Leo Baeck and Stephen S. Wise among them - but none has been as prominent for as long as Wilshire Boulevard Temple. ... Hollywood names are helping spearhead a multiyear, $150 million renovation, the first since its … [Read more...] about A $150m. Synagogue Renovation is Underway