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
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?