Newest additions to our Resources library: 5 Mistakes Nonprofit Websites Make The first website went up 18 years ago this month. Websites have done a lot of growing up since those early days, but there are still a lot of common mistakes that nonprofits make online. Back Away From That Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database It’s quick, easy, and you already have it. Excel seems like it might be a great fit to manage your donor … [Read more...] about WebLinks: Articles of Interest
Innovation is the hot topic in the Jewish world these days and so there is no better time to point you to two articles from the current issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service. On the Value and Values of Social Entrepreneurship by Yoni Gordis Philanthropists play a key role in encouraging and supporting new developments that keep the Jewish community vibrant and relevant. Where they choose to focus their resources can make the … [Read more...] about Is Innovation a Driver in Jewish Engagement?
Focused around the idea that every time you use your credit or debit card the transaction amount is rounded up for charity, a new international initiative has launched and Israel was the first country to go live. Round-up Israel, focused on the idea "Everyone's small change, pooled together, will go towards providing real help for worthy causes in Israel and elsewhere around the world", is the local franchise of Round-up International. … [Read more...] about Small Change Adds Up to Big Change
Where is the center of Jewish life? The debate continues. Some say the Upper West Side and others Jerusalem. But, make no mistake, beginning on Monday, that center of Jewish life is clearly located on 'coffee house row' - otherwise known as Emek Refaim - in Jerusalem's historic German Colony. For here, in an unassuming multi-story building, a community centered around sixteen fellows is gathering. With a stated goal to foster innovation and … [Read more...] about How Does Innovation Grow
The IVN has recently announced the recipients of their 2009-2011 Fellowships. Dedicated to developing and implementing innovative and sustainable social/economic solutions, the program supports and incubates highly entrepreneurial individuals who stand at the cutting edge of social change, developing and pursuing their vision in Israel and beyond, and empowering people and communities to create positive, sustained change. The selection of … [Read more...] about Israel Venture Network Announces New Social Entrepreneurship Fellows