by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld I confess! I am a freeaholic. What is a freeaholic? I am addicted to offering things to other people for free. But there is no such things as a free lunch, so it is time to look at my own behavior. Recently the Avi Chai foundation launched a new … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Free!aholic
Archives for May 2012
by Sarah Robinson Fierce Loyalty The strategies and approaches for community building are changing. And gaining fierce loyalty from your community is becoming increasingly difficult. There is just so much out there competing for the attention and heart of your members that … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Create a Fiercely Loyal Nonprofit Community
by Charlene Seidle Rabbi Tarfon and some elders were reclining in an upper chamber in the house of Nitza in Lod when this question came up: Which is greater, study or action? Rabbi Tarfon spoke up and said: Action is greater. Rabbi Akiva spoke up and said: Study is greater. The … [Read more...] about Inverting the Canopy: A Funder Reaches Out for Help
by David Bryfman Over the last few years I have begun to uncover one of the most startling paradoxes in Jewish communal life - that many of the most committed and passionate young Jews appear as statistical zeros in Jewish communal surveys. How is it possible, I ask myself, … [Read more...] about When the Brick Hits the Cloud
by Maria Chertok "There is a war against Russia. It is an announced information war which involves hundreds and thousands of people, agencies and organizations. Taking advantage of the imperfect and out-dated Russian legislation, multimillion dollar budgets come through … [Read more...] about Russian NGOs and Civil Society: Under Influence?