From The Jerusalem Post, Globes and Haaretz, respectively; on-point stories on our core themes. Analysis: Misunderstanding the rich American uncle American Jewish giving, like American philanthropy generally, is based on a culture of personal generosity that Israelis have never encountered and don't understand. The American philanthropic industry is so large and sophisticated that an entire profession of highly-trained professionals, with … [Read more...] about Making News This Morning
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Some recent articles of note: How to Make Online Donations Surge Simple changes can often make a huge difference in how much money a charity’s Web site raises Web 2.0 ... 5 ways to make YouTube work YouTube -- the seventh largest Web site in the United States -- entices more than 57 million viewers with everything from bloopers to puppet shows. Now the video Web site giant is making it easier for nonprofits to tell their story. And … [Read more...] about The Non-profit Media Speaks
Some links from last week: Billionaires to build a ‘school of leadership’ An international school of Jewish and technological leadership will be founded in two years in Jerusalem, to foster the next generation of leaders in Israel and the Jewish world. Evangelical Group Cuts Off Donations to Jewish Agency A group that directs evangelical Christian donations to Jewish causes has cut off funding to the Jewish Agency for Israel, … [Read more...] about Jewish Philanthropy Happenings
There have been many instances over the years where innovation has risen from the non-profit community. More often than not, though, we discover new ideas and then adapt from either the private or more recently political sectors. Beginning with the 2004 Democratic primary contests, the Internet as a fund-raising vehicle became front page news. It certainly appears this is still so with the Obama campaign. From today's New York Times, some … [Read more...] about It’s The Networks….
After attending the Facing Tomorrow Conference, being treated to all the press reports (mostly American oriented - even if appearing in the Israeli news), and all the various comments both pro and con about the Conference floating around the blog-o-sphere (the Anglo-Israeli crowd commented heavily on the expense while people are hungry in Israel), here is a view from a U.K. attendee and speaker: "... Peres succeeded beyond expectations in … [Read more...] about The Brits Weigh In on Tomorrow