With Monday's upcoming Consultation on Jewish Social Entrepreneurship and New Leadership Development, a timely article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review: Rediscovering Social Innovation Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise have become popular rallying points for those trying to improve the world. These two notions are positive ones, but neither is adequate when it comes to understanding and creating social change in all of … [Read more...] about MediaWatch: The World Around Us
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We reported Sunday on the new partnership agreement signed between the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B'Nefesh dealing with Aliyah from North America. Writing in today's Jerusalem Post, an analysis on what this does, and does not, mean from their Jewish world correspondent, Haviv Rettig: Analysis: Making aliya the American way It would be a mistake to view the agreement announced on Sunday between the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B'Nefesh to cede … [Read more...] about The Challenge of Connecting to American Jewry
.ORG Community Websites Now 7 Million Strong .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the global .ORG domain name, announced last week that more than 7 million domain names are now registered as .ORG, making it the third largest generic domain (after .com and .net). Since management of the registry was assumed by Public Interest Registry in 2003, .ORG registrations have increased more than 250%. "This is a significant … [Read more...] about Is Your Website Lost In The Crowd?
Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel have reached a successful conclusion to the mediation process which has been held between the two parties over the last several months. The two organizations announced today the signing of a new agreement outlining an unprecedented collaborative venture for North American Aliyah. In this new “Collaborative Venture”, Nefesh B’Nefesh will have primary operational responsibility for marketing and … [Read more...] about Welcome to the “One Stop Aliyah Shop”
from the London Jewish Chronicle: Charities ‘not being open enough’ Jewish charities are the worst in the country at being transparent and open about their work, according to a survey by an independent agency. Intelligent Giving (IG), a not-for-profit organisation which monitors charities, has examined this year's accounts and annual reports of around 500 charities, including 23 focused on Jewish causes. The 10 charities with the lowest … [Read more...] about MediaWatch: Around Our World