A Funding Clash Forces Choice: Food or Identity? JDC Weighs Departing From Historic Agreement by Gal Beckerman and Jane Eisner A prolonged standoff over how to direct American Jewish funds overseas has led to a serious conflict over the community’s priorities: sustaining poor Jews around the world, or strengthening Jewish identities and ties to Israel? The debate over which of these two needs is more deserving of the dwindling dollars … [Read more...] about Is JDC Bucking the System?
Archives for April 2010
The Jewish community has been a-buzz in recent years about its “Innovation Ecosystem,” a term coined by Shawn Landres and Joshua Avedon in their report published in 2008. The report revealed that a substantial number of new Jewish organizations, which think and behave differently from existing, often flailing, Jewish institutions, are cropping up at a rapid pace. These organizations are radically changing the landscape of the Jewish community, … [Read more...] about Back to School
JNF has responded, through Haaretz, to an article in an Israeli business publication, about the investment in the Arava Power Company. JNF sheds light on solar deal Keren Kayemet L'Israel-Jewish National Fund slammed a report this month in Globes that slammed its contract with a local solar energy company. Calling it "one of the strangest deals in its 110-year history," the Israeli business paper Globes last month described alleged … [Read more...] about JNF Responds to Conflict Charges
Some of the U.K.'s most well-known Jewish charities scored wins in the recent London Marathon. from The Jewish Chronicle (London): The London Marathon: Jewish causes are the winners Jewish participants in the London Marathon have raised more than £400,000 for charitable causes. Ort is the biggest beneficiary, raking in £105,000 from a group of South African runners who completed the 26.2 mile course on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Jewish Runners Raise £400,000 in Marathon
The newest study on 2009 online fundraising and advocacy results was released yesterday by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN. Used as a reference along with Convio's results, a picture emerges as to benchmarks, or even just guides, to measure your own organizations' results. Here are some highlights form 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. The complete study is also available for download. Small List, Big Results: We’ve historically found a … [Read more...] about Why Your Online Messaging Matters