By Avrum Lapin and Benjamin Ginsberg Many fundraising campaigns resemble a marathon more than a sprint. As with the 26.2 mile challenge, dedicated training, careful pacing, effective motivation, and worthy goals are essential to meeting the targets of successful fundraising … [Read more...] about Big Things in Small Packages: The Benefits of Mini-Campaigns
How we say it and what we say will determine the scope of our reach, the strength and connectivity of the messages that we craft and communicate, and ultimately the measure of our success on the ground. By Avrum Lapin Years ago I had a colleague who, after an explanation of … [Read more...] about What Did You Mean By That? The Importance of Clarity
By Avrum Lapin and Benjamin Ginsberg American Friends organizations are of vital importance to hundreds of Israeli nonprofits which provide critical services addressing education, health related needs, poverty, the environment, and housing, as well as essential services to … [Read more...] about Friends Doing Well & Doing Good in America
By Avrum Lapin As we approach and are guided by the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, and Giving Tuesday to follow, I am struck by the many things that we as Jewish leaders might be thankful for and the “arrows” we have in our “quivers.” We have power; we have opportunity; we … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday & The Morning After
By Avrum Lapin Who are our leaders of today? Are they politicians? Faith leaders? Athletes? People of international stature? Humanitarian figures? Are they people who do good, bad, or in between? In today’s world where sports icons are making more news with their violent b … [Read more...] about The Virtues of Leadership … Words Do Matter!