The following results are abstracted from a recent survey conducted by the Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University and released Monday morning at the Workshop on Faith and International Development. During the early years of the State, Israel's policy of development cooperation (which began in the mid 1950's), was said to be one of the most extensive technical assistance programs in the world. This slowed in the late … [Read more...] about Israel and International Development Cooperation
Times have changed. The new donors of today and the donors of tomorrow are far different than the donors many nonprofits have become accustomed to. These up and coming donors are tech savvy. They grew up with video games and the World Wide Web. They are comfortable completing entire conversations and interactions via e-mail or text message. They instant message and talk on their mobile phone while browsing the Internet and reading up on … [Read more...] about High Tech High Touch
As a follow-up to yesterday's post, The Wired Wealthy, we bring you this guest post by Katya Andresen, who summarizes the key points of this new survey and study. Why You Need the Wired Wealthy The economic news is sobering. Foundations are cutting back on grants as their endowments shrink. Corporations are reducing philanthrophic programs. What’s a fundraiser to do? One of my all-too-predictable answers, of course, is to look for new … [Read more...] about Getting To The Point
(eJP note: this letter was received yesterday, after Shabbat began here in Israel; it is posted in full. Shavuah tov to all) Dear Friends, Articles appeared in today's press concerning a proposed plan to close the Aliyah Department. We would like to emphasize that the Aliyah Department will not be closed. The Department's mission, which is no less relevant and important today as it was in the past, and perhaps even more so today, will … [Read more...] about JAFI Response
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