by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin With the results from Giving USA regarding charitable giving in 2008 released earlier this month, we pose a critical question: what are some of the important trends we can discern from the report as we turn the corner into the second … [Read more...] about Giving USA’S Annual Report: How to Gauge the Results from 2008 and Plan for the Rest of 2009
Archives for June 2009
The negative effects of the economy on nonprofit organizations has accelerated over the last six months, according to responses from nearly 100 nonprofit leaders participating in a Bridgespan study initiated in November 2008 and updated in May 2009. The percentage of nonprofits … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Employ Tougher Measures as Downturn Deepens
In preparing for a recent flight to New York for some meetings that included discussions regarding the state of Jewish social innovation, I compiled a stack of recent ‘want to read, but haven’t yet read’ materials on the topic. But much like the rest of life, my best-laid plans we … [Read more...] about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Key Questions on Jewish Innovation, Interruption, and Sustainability
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 … [Read more...] about JAFI: The Dust is Settling; Now What Needs to Be Done?
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research recently completed one of the first statistically significant, longitudinal studies on the usage of social media by United States charities. The new study compares organizational adoption of social media … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Still Setting the Pace in Social Media