Several months ago, I raised the ethical issue of whether it is acceptable and appropriate to solicit those we work with or have worked with in nonprofit organizations ("A List of Names Is Not Enough"). The focus had to do with approaching people who were either being served by nonprofit organizations or who had been a recipient of their services in the past. I highlighted a number of situations that were actually opportunities for professional … [Read more...] about Soliciting Those We Serve and Have Served: Is it Professionally Acceptable?
Managing Your Nonprofit
by Lisa Colton and Miriam Brosseau Some organizations jump into social media with great excitement. Others with great trepidation. What we know is that the rules of engagement in social media are in many ways fundamentally different than those of other communication tools we’ve used in the past. A good social media policy provides clear guidelines as to how staff should represent themselves and the organization when posting and interacting … [Read more...] about Announcing the Social Media Policy Workbook for Jewish Organizations
Over the years, I have had variations on the same conversation with directors and board members of nonprofit organizations about the role of the fundraiser. Certainly, fundraisers are hired to raise funds for the nonprofit. However, both fundraising consultants and staff members play an important role that goes beyond just the amount of money they bring into the organization. I know it may sound strange to discuss the added value of a … [Read more...] about There Is More To A Fundraiser Than Fundraising
The More the Merrier: Why It’s Better for the Nonprofit When Consultants Work Together by Stephen Donshik Nonprofit organizations often engage more than one consultant at the same time and when this is the case, there can be an added value to their working with each other instead of separately. It is not only a matter of coordinating their efforts to work within the framework of the organization’s objectives, but rather to enable them to … [Read more...] about Why It’s Better for the Nonprofit When Consultants Work Together
by Shuey Fogel The word fashla is Hebrew colloquial for “screw-up”. And yes, even your accountant, an Israeli charity’s best friend, can make a few. As a banker I see this particular slip-up more often than you think. Here are two ways to avoid your accountant inadvertently putting your organization's account in the red. Prelude In Israel, the accountant fulfills a crucial role for the amutah [Israeli Charity]. It is your … [Read more...] about Avoiding “Fashlas” by Your Accountant