by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin First and second impressions of people make an impact how we interface with each other and how relationships begin and flourish. Perhaps intuitive thoughts or opinions based on little or no facts make an impact as well. There’s room, i … [Read more...] about Who is Your (Jewish) Donor?
Archives for June 2011
by Rabbi Brent Spodek and Adam Gaynor We in the Jewish service-learning world sure do talk funny. Often, Jewish organizations talk about “doing service,” but “doing service” is not a natural way to talk in English. It simply does not make grammatical sense. At this moment yo … [Read more...] about Doing Service with the Poor: Some Notes on Language
by Lawrence Grossman A "case study in institutional decay": that description of Orthodox Judaism in America was offered in 1955 by the late sociologist Marshall Sklare. It has long since entered the gallery of scholarly misjudgments, acknowledged as such by Sklare when events … [Read more...] about American Orthodoxy and Its Discontents
from Chronicle of Philanthropy: Study Shows How Changes to the Tax Code Could Affect Giving A new Congressional Budget Office study is looking into how changes in the way donors calculate their tax deductions for charitable donations would affect giving - and the federal … [Read more...] about Options for Changing the Tax Treatment of US Charitable Giving
New Research Finds that Integrated Direct Marketing is Essential for Maximizing the Long-term Value of Online-Acquired Donors Blackbaud has announced the publication of the 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report, which features research on … [Read more...] about The Continuing Need for Integrated Direct Marketing in Fundraising