The weekly Jewish papers are weighing in on President Obama’s proposal to limit charitable tax deductions. from The Forward: Jewish Nonprofits Cautiously Push Back on Obama Tax Proposal In the short time that Barack Obama has served as America’s president, the organized Jewish community has been one of the young administration’s most solid bases of support for its liberal political agenda. But now, many of the major Jewish organizations … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Around the Jewish Web
A new Foundation Center research advisory, "Grantmakers Describe the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Their Giving," examines how foundations expect their 2009 giving to be affected by the economic downturn. The advisory looks at public statements made by more than one-third of the 100 largest U.S. foundations by giving and 35 other foundation and corporate funders that have described their plans, ranging … [Read more...] about Foundations Announce Expectations for Future Giving in Light of Economic Conditions
As the second call in a four-part series, this conversation will build on the risk management framework established in the first call and focus more specifically on fiduciary issues arising from the alleged Madoff fraud from a legal and investment policy perspective. Topics to be discussed include: an Investment Committee’s charter, the prudent investor standard, delegation of responsibility to outside advisors, conflict of interest policies, and … [Read more...] about Fiduciary Responsibility in the Wake of Madoff
Your organization is considering building an online community. But people have only so much time to participate in such communities -- a new one may not add anything useful. To find out, ask yourself: Are your constituents regularly online? If the majority of them are not, building an online community almost certainly doesn’t make sense. Do your constituents belong to many other online communities? If so, they’re unlikely to be inclined to … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need an Online Community?
What: Humans, Organizations and Strategies in the Digital Age: How The Jewish People Can Prepare for Action Unbound by Space or Time Where: LA Federation When: March 9, 2009, 3:00 – 4:30pm More: Who are you, now that your "friends" are listed online? Think a website is good enough to bring your organization into the digital age? The revolution in information technologies we are living through has affected everything from who we call our … [Read more...] about Introduction to Transmedia Paradigm: Thinking about Organizations and Individuals in the Digital Age