from DMNews: As social media grows, intelligent e-mail thrives Over the past two years, the rapid adoption of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace has transformed the way many consumers interact on the Web. Some customer segments, especially younger ones, now spend an increasingly large percentage of their online time on these sites and primarily use them to communicate with their peers. These same consumers, according to … [Read more...] about Is Email Dead?
Many charities are already worried about how to manage finances, raise money, and keep up with the ever growing demand for services. We've brought you some posts on things to think about in these tough times and will continue to do so. We also think it is important to bring you some of the philanthropy stories making news. The more knowledgeable, the easier to navigate the challenge. from The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Social-Service … [Read more...] about MediaWatch: The Troubled Economy
Sabbath 2008 documents the closing down of the ultra-orthodox neighborhoods in and around Jerusalem on the eve of the Sabbath. Image by Nira Pereg; from the exhibit Art Focus 5. about: Art Focus 5, 2008 will continue the tradition of providing a rare encounter between contemporary art in Israel and abroad and bringing acknowledgment to Israeli art in the international art scene and media, as well as further familiarizing the Israeli public with … [Read more...] about Can Art Do More?
Harry Zvi Hurwitz, Founder and President of the Menachem Begin Heritage Foundation, passed away on October 1. He worked a full day on Sunday and went to celebrate the Rosh Hashana holiday with his family. In the evening, he suffered a massive heart attack. Unfortunately, all attempts at resuscitation failed. Harry Hurwitz was born in Latvia in 1924 and in 1934 his family arrived in South Africa. He grew up in the Betar Movement and assumed a … [Read more...] about Begin Center Founder Passes Away
from Fundraising Success Magazine: 5 Tips for Nonprofits in an Economic Downturn As America slips further into an economic downturn, how are nonprofit organizations faring? Following are some things to think about in your efforts to continue to fund your missions in these tough economic times: 1. Run a nonprofit like a for-profit business. Running a nonprofit is almost exactly like running a for-profit corporation. The executive has to … [Read more...] about Now, More Than Ever