by David Cygielman Just a few years ago, being innovative was key to a new organization’s success. But, as time has gone on, debate has hatched over what can truly be defined as innovative and unfortunately, it has become clear that even with initial funding, it is difficult to keep an “innovative” program afloat. There have been a huge variety of conversations and articles dedicated to the conversation of innovation, both sharing its … [Read more...] about From Innovation to Sustainability: A New Conversation
Archives for January 2012
by Maria Chertok The World Giving Index released by CAF in December 2011 shows that the world has become a more charitable place over the last 12 months - with a 2% increase in the global population ‘helping a stranger’ and a 1% increase in people volunteering. In the same time 1% fewer people have given money to a charity than in 2010. The report - which is compiled by CAF using Gallup polling information on the charitable behaviour of … [Read more...] about The New Year has Started: What’s in it for Giving in Russia?
by Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz Recently, Hal M. Lewis, posted on eJewish Philanthropy an article about the need to place the issue of workplace happiness at the top of the Jewish Community’s efforts to retain quality personnel. He argues that non-financial factors, having to do with the quality of the work experience are critical in retaining personnel in the non-profit world. In responding to Lewis’s article, Deborah Fishman argues that in the … [Read more...] about Retaining Day School Teachers Involves More than Networks and Workplace Happiness
from Chicago Tribune: Spertus Institute reinvents itself When Hal Lewis became president of Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, in July 2009, the future of the place looked grim. Spertus owed $43.6 million of the $51.6 million it had borrowed to build its architecturally stunning site at 610 S.Michigan Ave., which had opened to wide critical praise in 2007. The timing, however, was unfortunate, for the ensuing economic crash meant … [Read more...] about A Storied Chicago Institution Works through a Financial Crisis
from RabbiJason.com: iPads in Jewish Day Schools Bill Gates paid a visit to Steve Jobs toward to the end of the Apple visionary’s life. The two technology giants talked about the future of education. According to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, both men agreed that computers had made surprisingly little impact on schools. Gates said, “Computers and mobile devices would have to focus on delivering more personalized lessons and providing … [Read more...] about iPads in Jewish Day Schools