from The Jerusalem Post: Have Mexican Jews lost their wealth in Madoff-like scheme? Texas-born bank tycoon Robert Allen Stanford, who faces unfolding fraud allegations surrounding his Antiguan investment banks, may end up filling a Bernard Madoff-like role for Latin … [Read more...] about Mexico’s Madoff
AJWS has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to 224 grassroots project partners in 33 countries. This total marks an increase of nearly $2 million over its last grants review in June. The new grants are divided into five categories, which include sustainable livelihoods and … [Read more...] about AJWS Announces $5.7 Million in New Grants
While JAFI's Board of Governors continues deep discussion on revising their by-laws, including the process for nominating the Chair of the Executive, they seem to have forgotten the political animal called Government of Israel, the wishes of the Prime Minister and the fact the … [Read more...] about Who Will Be JAFI’s New CEO?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy offers these 10 Fund-Raising Approaches for Thriving in the Recession (paid subscription required): Don't treat giving as a financial transaction Many arts organizations, public-broadcasting stations, sports booster clubs, and other nonprofit … [Read more...] about Raising Money in Hard Times
by James Besser Times really must be changing; this week I received a fundraising call from the local Jewish Federation on their “Super Sunday.” Why the big deal, you ask? In 22 years of reporting for Jewish newspapers – with my name in synagogue directories and bulletins, w … [Read more...] about Is the Economic Meltdown Changing the Fundraising Calculus for Jewish Groups?