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!
Part III of III By Avrum Lapin Show Me the Money… We all remember that memorable line from the movie Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise. While the context was clearly different, the essence was the same. Credibility is established by putting “skin in the game.” In today … [Read more...] about The Uncomfortable Ask: Board Members and Fundraising
Part II of III By Avrum Lapin I am preaching to the converted, or am I? What makes a Board work? What drives an organization to recruit one person over another? Why do some Boards with comparable missions and similar caliber people succeed more than others? How do they … [Read more...] about Board Members as Donors & Investors: Understanding Impact & Conveying ROI