A round-up of recent tidings heard around the non-profit world... By The Numbers: Web Counts – Do Visitors Matter? Web statistics can overload you with information about site visitors – where they live, how long they spent on your site, what Web browser they are using and more. The challenge is realizing how that information is relevant to your nonprofit. 4 Tips For Considering New Technology If new technology for your organization … [Read more...] about News. Tips. and More.
In the Media
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Despite a slowing economy, American foundations reported an average annual return on investments of 9.9 percent for 2007, a rate that was down from the year before but higher than the average of what foundations said they had hoped to achieve, according to a new report by the Commonfund Institute. John S. Griswold Jr., the institute’s executive director, said the volatility of the market had less … [Read more...] about Foundation Investments Grew by Nearly 10% in ’07
Some links of interest over the past few days... from our Jewish world: Dame Vivien Duffield: 'You're lucky if you have one good relationship' the woman behind one of the most progressive foundations in the UK; a major current initiative, the new Jewish Community Centre in London. There are two strands to the small but powerfully built Dame Vivien Duffield: her fabled ability to raise money and her even greater enthusiasm for giving … [Read more...] about In The News
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
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