...financial due diligence can reduce risks of philanthropic giving by David Roth and Ardie Geldman Dollars are dear The ongoing economic crisis has made philanthropic dollars more precious. Demand for nonprofit programs and services and for the financial resources to carry them out far outstrips supply. Further, no one knows when the crisis will end. Nonprofits that manage to stay afloat this year on a shoestring budget may face even … [Read more...] about Beware of Throwing Good Money After Bad
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On Tuesday, May 26th The Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel will hold a Conference at Mt. Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The conference will explore the connections between Philanthropy and Public Policy through four panels: Philanthropists as Policy Makers Social Responsibility in the Employment Domain Legislation Sustaining Private Philanthropy in Israel Public policy and philanthropy - New Research … [Read more...] about Philanthropy and Public Policy Conference at Hebrew U.
The Professional Leaders Project (PLP) has opened applications for two programs, LiveNetworks 2009 and ThinkTank4. A Los Angeles based initiative working nationally, PLP is an entrepreneurial non-profit working with a hand-selected and diverse group of Jewish Professionals and lay volunteers in their 20s - 30s - connecting them to forward-thinking seasoned leaders for networking, mentoring, coaching, skill-building and positive organizational … [Read more...] about Professional Leaders Project Accepting Applications for 2009 Programs
by Alan Kravitz When I was in London recently, I noticed something odd whenever I crossed a busy street. I’d look down, and there, in humongous bold letters, would be painted signs warning me to LOOK LEFT or LOOK RIGHT. How strange, I thought. Don’t the good people of this city realize that most people know quite well how to cross the street? So I ignored these “silly” signs - and nearly got hit by a car. I discovered - almost the hard way … [Read more...] about Is Your Website Well Directed?
The Jewish Week is out with their second list of three dozen young Jews retooling Jewish life in New York. Some of the names are ones you'd expect. Others, dark horses. from The Jewish Week Much has been written in these pages and elsewhere about the concern over younger Jews who are less affiliated with Jewish organizations, less connected to Israel and less interested in communal life than their elders. Statistics support this … [Read more...] about Lists, Lists and More Lists: Take 2