by Robert I. Evans I spent several days last week at NewCAJE, a first-time conference for approximately 350 Jewish educators. Men and women committed to Jewish education gathered in suburban Boston at the Gann Academy, the New Jewish High School of Boston, and talked passionately about diverse subjects all related to the Jewish educational agenda. Given my background and expertise, I was invited to lead two workshops, one on attracting and … [Read more...] about Reflections on the NewCAJE and Important Fundraising Questions
Israel's Ministry of Justice was host today to a press conference celebrating the launch of GuideStar Israel. This tri-lingual web portal contains profiles of each of the 30,000 registered non-profit organizations in Israel. GuideStar Israel features official information regarding all NPOs in Israel sourced from the Registrar of NPOs databases, coupled with additional information provided by the individual NPOs. This combination will create … [Read more...] about GuideStar Israel is Live!
An eight minute video on the new Strategic Plan of the Jewish Agency for Israel. … [Read more...] about Securing the Future: The Video
As many of our readers know, the Avi Chai Foundation is in sunset - in other words, they are in the process of spending down their assets with the intent of closing the foundation. In terms of prominent American foundations, this has been a rare occurrence. As such, the Avi Chai Trustees have initiated a series of reports as a service to the entire foundation and nonprofit community. Having begun their own spend-down process at a time when … [Read more...] about Avi Chai in Sunset: An Ongoing Case Study
Yesterday, Charity Navigator launched a major update to their rating methodology. Going forward, they will begin to include areas of both accountability and transparency: A major step forward in our efforts to revamp our rating system occurred on July 1st. We went live with the Accountability and Transparency methodology, along with showcasing the new information for one organization that we believe is a role model for the sector. Accountability … [Read more...] about The Changing Landscape of Accountability