By Avrum Lapin As we embark on a new year and new decade, trends in the philanthropic landscape continue to adapt to meet the needs of nonprofits and the expectations and proclivities of donors. Going forward, donors will want to be more engaged in the causes they care about, … [Read more...] about Five Trends in Philanthropy for 2020
By Avrum Lapin As we approach October 27th, the one year anniversary of the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, our community continues to struggle with issues of security. We wonder collectively how to keep our communities safe - and to enable our … [Read more...] about Heightened Security: Paying for The Increased Cost of Keeping Congregants Safe
By Avrum Lapin When we read a job description, it seems like this line is usually tacked onto the end of the list of responsibilities ... seemingly just for good measure. While this might seem like a line to favor employers who want to create more flexible positions, it also … [Read more...] about And Other Duties as Assigned…? Does That Really Mean Fundraising?
By Avrum Lapin
Strong, dedicated professional leadership is key to shaping the direction of any nonprofit; effective professionals influence the vision, direction and performance of their organization and employees. The nonprofit sector has often struggled to find highly … [Read more...] about Who’s on Deck?
Succession Planning for Nonprofits Big & Small
By Avrum Lapin Attracting younger families, and generally growing membership, is a priority for congregations regardless of size, affiliation, or geographical location. From case studies, anecdotal evidence, and UJA-Federation’s two recent reports on the subject, many c … [Read more...] about Two Birds? Pros and Cons of Adapting a Voluntary Dues Structure during a Campaign