by Jeremy J. Fingerman As we enter 2013 and consider what the new year will bring, I see three important trends affecting our community today overall that need to inform our conversations and our plans - as Jewish professionals, lay leaders, and a community as a whole - as we move forward into this year. … [Read more...] about 2013 on the Horizon
Archives for December 2012
by Lou Feldstein How many of us set New Year’s resolutions, only to see them forgotten within a few months or perhaps days? New Year’s resolutions, without a doubt epitomize change. They are a direct affirmation that we want to change something about ourselves or our lives. They are an expression of our testimonial hope that we can be different and live a changed life. Sometimes they are small and minor, other times, overwhelming and life … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolutions Are Not Just For Individuals
Applications are now open for the ROI Community 2013 Global Summit Application period: December 26, 2012 - January 20, 2013 Summit dates and location: June 9-13, 2013 in Jerusalem Learn about ROI Community and the global Summit. Interested in applying? Use this guide: Are you eligible to apply? Carefully read through the ROI Eligibility Criteria. Do you have a referral code? Option A: As in previous years, applicants need a … [Read more...] about Apply Now: 2013 ROI Summit
by Glenn S. Easton The organization I walked into was $1 million in the red, had a $4.5 million cost overrun and mortgage from a recent, disastrous renovation, “borrowed” $1 million from their endowment fund to make ends meet, had two decades of year-end operating deficits, and lost the confidence of its major donors due to perceived organizational and financial mismanagement. Today, the organization has a $23 million endowment, an annual … [Read more...] about Financial Stability by Eliminating Fund Raising
Any of us who help facilitate family retreats and board meetings know that sensitivity to what different members bring to the table is essential. Words, experiences, and expectations can mean such different things to those sitting around the table. And, let’s face it, in families, those differences can be quite personal. We often find ourselves in the role of “translator”, educator, and even peacemaker as well as facilitator in such settings. … [Read more...] about Has The Generation Gap in Family Philanthropy Closed?