The signs of an economic downturn continue as a new study shows that donations made in response to direct-marketing appeals are growing at a considerably slower rate than in past years, according to a new study reported on by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Direct-Marketing Appeals Produced Sluggish Results Last Year By Elizabeth Schwinn "The signs of an economic downturn continue as a new study shows that donations made in response to … [Read more...] about Economy’s Impact on Solicitations
In the Media
A selection of recent articles and postings around the nonprofit world you may find of interest; first in our Jewish world followed by some links to recent non-profit blog posts. Study: Consultants May Hold the Key to Future of Synagogues A new study examining efforts at long-range planning in synagogues found that -- under the right conditions -- outside consultants, if armed with an understanding of both the business and the nonprofit worlds, … [Read more...] about In The Press
Well, after many emails and endless phone calls and the crunching of many, many pixels, 60Bloggers.com is up. What’s that site all about? Well, May 8th is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel. You’ll notice lots of events happening in Israel and in communities around the world meant to commemorate this historic occasion. 60Bloggers.com is meant to do the same, but on the blogosphere. Consequently, we’ve put together … [Read more...] about lsrael’s 60th Anniversary Commemorated by the JBlogosphere: 60Bloggers.com is Live!
We have all seen stories of how media exposure has helped facilitate change. Certainly the downfall of New York's last governor was accelerated by a New York Times article. But what about the blog-o-sphere. And particularly in our Jewish world, what place do blogs play and what place (in an ideal world) should they play. The blog world has been instrumental in bringing into the open the apparent on-going strife at the UJC. Whether it is from … [Read more...] about Tearing Down The Silos
A sampling of recent stories of particular interest... A Town Under Fire Becomes a Symbol for Israel; from the front page of yesterday's New York Times: SDEROT, Israel — This long neglected immigrant town a mile from Gaza, pounded by Palestinian rockets for the past seven years, is taking on a new identity, edging into the center of Zionist consciousness as a symbol of the nation’s unofficial motto: “Never Again.” Federation's Stanley … [Read more...] about Around Our Jewish World