Jews have been debating leadership since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Now, as established institutions begin to make room for innovative startups in Jewish life, discussions of leadership become more complicated and confusing, starting with what the word itself means. A leader is sometimes thought of as anyone who is highly placed in an organization. A major donor may be called a “lay leader,” suggesting that leadership amounts to … [Read more...] about Innovation, Management and Leadership
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Do you have an idea for a social start-up that will engage, leverage and inspire the Jewish community? If so, apply to the PresenTense Summer Institute 2010! During this intensive six-week entrepreneurial boot camp in Jerusalem, you will be equipped with the tools and connections you need to change the world. To launch your venture into the world, fellows are trained in the practical skills of start-up development, attend training seminars and … [Read more...] about Apply to The PresenTense Summer Institute 2010
from SunSentinel.com: Bankruptcy lawyers to Florida charities: Give Rothstein money back Charities across South Florida got a bitter piece of mail this holiday week: letters demanding the return of money Scott Rothstein gave them. About 30 charities that were recipients of the fallen lawyer's largesse received the letters early this week, warning them to return the money in the next 10 days or be sued. The list of charities wasn't … [Read more...] about Clawbacks, Day School Funding and More
an editorial from The Jewish Daily Forward: The story was heart-warming, but instructive in an unexpected way. Jewish families gathered on a Sunday in a warehouse to pack boxes of pasta, canned vegetables and other food supplies and deliver them to needy residents in their region. Parents brought their children to reinforce the message of helping others. A brief dvar Torah was offered, to reinforce another message, that this was not just … [Read more...] about Not Only for Ourselves
from Wise Philanthropy: Philanthropedia - Some early observations and questions Technology allows and public culture encourages individuals to give to projects based on their own interest and to respond to projects as identified through a growing number of direct giving sites. These models permit a funder or donor with limited means to nevertheless play a key role in supporting a specific project and have reasonable confidence that the … [Read more...] about Who Are the Experts?