Is now the time to plan for the major fundraising event? Major organizations often plan for an annual or bi-annual dinner event. Others have an activity that brings people together and garners both financial support and identification with the organization. The question is whether these events are appropriate today, and if they will yield the desired results? If they are not, then what should be done to achieve the same results for the agency … [Read more...] about The Fundraising Event: Is Now The Time?
We are all aware of how difficult it is to receive foundation funding today. The economic climate has become more and more challenging and the number of non-profit organizations seeking support has increased. Simultaneously foundations have more limited funds to distribute and have focused their interest in specific areas. Often a “request for proposals” (RFP) is released, and it is aimed at attracting organizations that are providing or can … [Read more...] about Achieving the Organization’s Purposes or Pursing Funding: Sometimes an Internal Conflict of Interest
Investment Losses Causing an Evaluation of Traditional Consultant Approach An SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released last week shows that nonprofit foundations and endowments are thoroughly evaluating their overall investment management process in response to continued market volatility. Nearly one-third (31 percent) of nonprofits currently using a consultant model for investment management said they are concerned about this approach and are … [Read more...] about Most American Nonprofit Groups Changing Their Investment Mix
A first-of-its-kind national study conducted by the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University surveyed the presidents of Jewish day schools and found that a key to more affordable schools rests with improving board functioning in two critical areas: financial planning and fundraising. Indeed, while communities across the country are rightfully galvanizing to confront the increasing cost of Jewish education at a time of … [Read more...] about Day Schools Could Gain $100 Million Through Better Management
The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) Assembly and the Board of Governors’ meetings just ended and the dust is beginning to settle. Although it was reported that there were sweeping changes to JAFI’s relationship to the Israeli political system this was somewhat exaggerated and I sense there was more playing with smoke and mirrors than actual renovations to rehabilitate an ailing institution. This holds true also for the final approval of Natan … [Read more...] about JAFI: The Dust is Settling; Now What Needs to Be Done?