According to a special investigative report in the Los Angles Times, for-profit fundraising businesses kept 35% of donations received by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. A comprehensive review of state records filed over a decade, indicates the problem of paltry returns extends well beyond what has been reported in recent years among benevolent societies for police, firefighters and veterans. It affects charities large and … [Read more...] about Pretty Expensive Overhead
I was at a reception last night where quite a few attendees at the Hartman Institute's summer program were also in attendance. And I heard something I found hard to believe. E-mail sent to any Comcast.net address from an Israeli IP address is automatically blocked. Have any of our readers had personal experiences where they can speak either way to this statement? … [Read more...] about Does The Mail (from Israel) Get Through?
Your organization has decided to launch a blog, and you’re the lucky blogger. You need to learn the available tools, think about how you want to position the blog so it is asthetically pleasing, and so much more. All to often what gets lost in the shuffle is content. Two links to take a look at. Supercharging Your Content One of the cornerstones of powerful writing is the use of concrete details that can tell your story for you: They … [Read more...] about Content is Still King
WUJS Arad was a very special program; not only for me but for the thousands who have paraded through this dessert town since 1968. This past Sunday morning when I wrote of the Institute's Arad closing and impending move to Jerusalem, it was out of sadness. To this audience, I assumed newsworthy. But no-way was I prepared for the outpouring of comments from alumni, parents, former staff and others which you can find here (scroll down). I also … [Read more...] about Remembering WUJS and Arad
Hadassah and Young Judaea Israel are determined to paint JAFI as the ‘bad guy’ here. True, JAFI is closing the absorption center, but not before the end of the year. Not only that, they gave over a years' notice. What made Hadassah - Young Judaea pull the plug in Arad early. Why when they have known this for about nine months did they wait until the end of June to make decisions that were effective almost immediately, tell the Fall … [Read more...] about JAFI Weighs In on WUJS Arad Doings