With telecommuting rising in popularity and the workforce becoming truly global, conference calls are now an accepted means of doing business. But sometimes a conference call just isn’t enough. Two good articles, the first targeted to non-profits, the second (though expensive) an updated approach in the private sector. A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools (Idealware) Sometimes you need to show visuals to go along with the conversation—maybe … [Read more...] about TechWatch: Virtual Meetings
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from the Jerusalem Post: The Other Side of Wikipedia Most of us have come to realize, it's too late for Wikipedia, as far as Israel is concerned. The "Npov" crowd (an acronym for the supposedly Neutral Point of View of Wikipedia editors) have basically installed themselves in the positions of editorial authority that control the site. Wikipedia editors gave CAMERA a hard time for trying to do something (how dare they!) about the … [Read more...] about TechWatch: Wikipedia and Israel
Hadassah just concluded their 94th national convention in Los Angeles. And at the closing dinner Tuesday night, a prominent Medical Center board member warned the organization was on "the tipping point" into decline. Two pertinent facts were stated by Stewart Greenebaum during his remarks: in the past year Hadassah's membership has declined by 6% and dollar donations have decreased by 20%. So, it appears that like every other organization … [Read more...] about Hadassah, Tipping Into Decline?
We bring you these three articles, two of which are from the mainstream international media, as they all pose questions that need to be asked in our world of Jewish philanthropy, regardless of who sits in the Prime Minister's office. This is neither a discussion of politics or the law. Both of which are topics we will stay away from on this blog. from the New York Jewish Week: Financial Questions for Olmert's Charity New Jerusalem … [Read more...] about Big Money’s Influence
Stories making news in our Jewish world from Haaretz: Jewish Agency outsourcing aliyah marks end of 'aliyah of no-choice' A few minutes after 6 A.M. last Thursday, two groups of about 30 new immigrants each entered the small office of the Immigration Absorption Ministry, at the old terminal of Ben Gurion International Airport. The first was a group of British olim, who were brought to Israel by the independent aliyah organization … [Read more...] about Around Our World