from the world of philanthropy: eNonProfit Benchmarks Study In the for-profit dot.com world, the bottom line is easy to measure — it comes down to dollars and cents. For nonprofit organizations, success is more difficult to define. How many people were educated? Informed? Served? Engaged? Activated? How much money was raised? Did legislative policy change? Corporate policy? Public opinion? Gossip Influences Generosity A new study at … [Read more...] about Chol HaMoed in Review, II
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We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Pesach. Judging from both our Web traffic counts, and "out-of-office" automated replies, we know many of you took some time off last week. Here, hopefully in easy to read form, is a summary of the various posts added during Chol HaMoed. As you will notice, not much happened in our Jewish world, but a couple of significant studies were released in the broader American philanthropic community you … [Read more...] about Chol HaMoed in Review
The Spring issue of Non-Profit Quarterly is out; titled "Leadership Without a Safety Net". Their focus in this issue is "to draw readers away from the emphasis on strategic career development and towards a focus on leading for impact and effectiveness." Two articles you may find of particular interest are Gap or Pap: Generational Differences at Work and The Evolution of Nonprofit Management Programs (registration / subscription … [Read more...] about Leadership Without A Safety Net
It's only the morning of the 3rd day of Peasach, and yet the New York Times is reporting a Matza shortage! "To the lengthening list of comestible problems befalling our nation, add this: a matzo shortage. From coast to coast, a shortfall of the unleavened flat cracker bread eaten by Jews during the eight days of Passover has sent shoppers scurrying from store to store in search of it." Read more here. … [Read more...] about Where’s the Matza?
For those of you interested in keeping up with the newer and innovative publications in our Jewish world, just in time for the Pesach chag, two current issues to enjoy. First, from publisher Ariel Beery, in his own words: Hot off the presses — PresenTense Five Explores Israel at 60 How does our generation experience Israel at 60? For many Jews older than us, Israel at the ripe old age of 60 reminds them of stunning victories in the face … [Read more...] about The New Jewish Media