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
At last Sunday's Limmud FSU event in WestHampton, I had the privilege to meet Yoram Dori, a senior adviser to President Shimon Peres. Here are his thoughts on the event. I didn't know much about Limmud FSU. About Matthew Bronfman I knew a bit more. I knew he was involved with Israeli banks. Banks annoy me. And I knew he was an owner of IKEA in Israel. This is also not one of my favorites, because my credit cards seem to work overtime … [Read more...] about What I Learned in the Hamptons
from The New York Times: Woman Tells of Affair With Madoff in New Book Hadassah, the Jewish volunteer organization, knew it had invested $40 million with Bernard L. Madoff by the late 1990s. It also knew it had taken more than $130 million from its Madoff accounts and still had millions on the books when the vast Ponzi scheme was revealed in December. What the charity says it did not know, however, was that Sheryl Weinstein, its chief … [Read more...] about NewsBits: The Hadassah / Madoff Relationship – What’s Still to Come?
Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO, GuideStar: ...donors will increasingly want to make sure that their contributions are being spent well and making an impact. Increased donor expectations will require nonprofits to be better at demonstrating their efficiency and effectiveness. In other words, the bar is being raised. Today, transparency and accountability are characteristics that are required and expected. They are not options. Increased … [Read more...] about Raising the Bar in Nonprofit Effectiveness
Following a high-profile career in finance in which he became one of the first well-known hedge fund managers, Michael Steinhardt began the Taglit Birthright Israel program, a philanthropic enterprise which has provided free 10-day trips to Israel for some 220,000 Jewish youth to learn more about their heritage. Steinhardt spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about how the program helps to improve the country's image and the challenges of what he calls a … [Read more...] about Michael Steinhardt Discusses Israel’s Place in the World