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?
In the Media
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
around the Jewish media world this first morning of Chol Ha-Moed... Donor wants more aid to Jewish cause In a sign of the times for Jewish philanthropy, it is also serving to link up American Jewish donors and foundations with a new breed of Israeli philanthropists. "There's a change in the Israeli mentality. The hard years after the founding of the state taught Israeli society to schnor, to take money from America or from Europeans … [Read more...] about Major Israeli Philanthropist Speaks Out
Which of these situations are all too familiar? 1) People call your organization asking for assistance with issues you don't focus on, because they confuse your nonprofit with another nonprofit. 2) You don’t have an “elevator speech” because it’s just too hard to explain what it is you do in 30 seconds. 3) You have trouble finding your own organization’s table at a community festival, because your banner and materials look just like … [Read more...] about Branding 101
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