by Allison Fine Day 2 in Israel was jam packed and action filled! The day began with a Tweet Up organized by Dan Brown of eJewish Philanthropy. Participants included Charlie Kalech (who very kindly tried for a long time, alas in vain, to get my iPhone working, stupid AT&T!), Margot Stern, Miriam, Schwab and Florence Broder just to name a few (apologies to folks I left out.) They described the current state of Israeli use of social … [Read more...] about Allison in Israel: Day 2
[Allison Fine is a social entrepreneur and writer dedicated to helping grassroots organizations and activists successfully implement social change efforts. She is the co-author, with Beth Kanter, of the bestselling book, The Networked Nonprofit. Allison spent the past week visiting Israel as a guest of the U.S. Embassy's Office for Public Affairs. Here are her observations.] by Allison Fine Had a terrific first day talking to foundations … [Read more...] about Allison in Israel: Day 1
This year Twestival is going 'Local' in cities around the world. Events for Twestival Local will raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits that organizers identify for having an incredible impact within their own community. The events can be as big or small as the city wants to make it. Twestivals have been held in local pubs, a bowling alley, a trapeze studio, and even a giant yacht, all thanks to the generosity of local donors and … [Read more...] about Jerusalem Twestival 2011
Judaism isn’t a game, but a new Internet game called “MostJewish” is helping to begin a vibrant conversation about what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. It’s part of a new digital initiative launched by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RCC), which has long been dedicated to reaching people where they are. And where people are these days is online. Players go to mostjewish.com on their computer or hand-held device and see … [Read more...] about Rabbinical Seminary Launches Unique Social Networking Site
by Paula Jacobs It was a routine e-mail request that rankled me. “A few volunteer slots are still available. I’d like to fill in the gaps on the schedule,” read the blind distribution e-mail sent by the volunteer organization where I have volunteered for years. I shouldn’t have been taken aback when this perfunctory request popped into my inbox. After all, I have written about technology for years, have conducted business via the Internet … [Read more...] about Whither Community?