from The New York Jewish Week: Sephardim Move To Restructure Charities In the wake of criminal financial allegations at the top of the Syrian Jewish community’s leadership, the larger Sephardic community is working to reform the way its charities operate, demanding more t … [Read more...] about Charendoff: “No single individual should have the authority to make significant financial decisions for a nonprofit.”
Archives for August 2009
Good communication between professional staff and the board of directors; among the board members; or among the staff is very important in building and strengthening the non-profit organization. It is essential for the lines of reporting and communicating to be clear to all … [Read more...] about No Surprises: The Key to Good Communication
UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, announced today the launch of the First Annual Jewish Community Hero Awards, which celebrates the selflessness and courage of individuals who are bettering their communities … [Read more...] about UJC Launches Jewish Community Heroes Project
What is Jewish innovation? Do we really need it? Isn’t Judaism really about Tradition, like the song from Fiddler on the Roof?” Innovation is actually a basic tenet of Jewish thought, especially in the area of Jewish education. Jews around the world read thrice daily the com … [Read more...] about Innovation and Tradition – A Perfect Match?
The fundraising climate for U.S. charities continued to decline in the first half of 2009, according to the latest Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI) released yesterday by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. The PGI, similar to a Consumer Confidence Index for … [Read more...] about Economy Sends Fund Raisers’ Confidence Down