Community Center Forms Strategic Alliance with Cutting-Edge Arts Nonprofit In Response to Tough Times In a mutually beneficial move, The 14th Street Y and Storahtelling - a unique non-profit whose mission is to bring ancient Jewish texts and traditions to modern audiences through new media and the arts - have announced a new strategic alliance. Storahtelling began the search for a strategic alignment with another non-profit that would help … [Read more...] about New Partnership Brings Storahtelling to the 14th Street Y
The Jewish Funders Network and the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies have just released a new study, Executive Development & Succession Planning: A Growing Challenge for the Jewish Community. from the introduction: The national Jewish community appears to be on the edge of a precipice. Within the next five to ten years, the baby boomers will retire and leave upwards of 75%-90% of Jewish community agencies with the challenge of … [Read more...] about Executive Development and Succession Planning: A Growing Challenge for the American Jewish Community
by Joshua Avedon and Shawn Landres Last week the Jewish innovation ecosystem suffered the first loss of a keystone organization since the economic ice age began. The Professional Leaders Project (PLP) is the premier independent entity for developing and educating the next generation of Jewish leaders, both volunteer and professional. One thing is clear. PLP's mission of "turning leadership over to the next generation" will live on, most … [Read more...] about Viva PLP!
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Dwindling Reserves: Declines in new gifts serve as bleak omens for donor-advised funds in 2009 In 2008, donors made grants to charities that comprised a median 23 percent of the assets held by the funds at the end of the year. That's a higher median share than donor-advised funds distributed from 2004 to 2007, when median annual distributions in The Chronicle's survey ranged from 18 to 21 percent of … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Around the Nonprofit World
Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmashable%2Ecom%2F2009%2F08%2F14%2Fsocial%2Dmedia%2Dstats%2Dvisualized%2F&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] … [Read more...] about Changing the Ways We Communicate