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, … [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 g … [Read more...] about Introduction to Transmedia Paradigm: Thinking about Organizations and Individuals in the Digital Age
by Maxyne Finkelstein The other day, I said to a colleague that a well known Foundation had been “Madoffed”. I realized after I said it, how easily it had slipped from my tongue and had become a part of my vocabulary. While this language eases the pain and suffering - as a me … [Read more...] about Responding to Madoff: A Communal Professional Speaks Out
excerpts from remarks by Zeev Bielski The Jewish communities in the Diaspora and particularly those of North America, where most of the Jewish people outside the boundaries of Israel reside, have developed a primary attachment and commitment to the countries where they live. … [Read more...] about Zeev Bielski on the Jewish Future
If your organization is in a serious cash crunch, digging into the endowment and selling assets are two options several organizations have explored. If you're planning on the latter, make sure your donors are on board. from The Wall Street Journal: Brandeis Appears to Scale … [Read more...] about Memo to File: Ask the Donor First