By Michael Lawrence In my years working in the nonprofit field I have been privileged to spend time with some remarkable philanthropic organizations and families who have been pioneers and leaders in global charitable giving. These are people thinking about how perhaps we (or … [Read more...] about Charity: the Greatest Test of All
By Justin Hayet Our relationship started with an awkward call to his assistant to set a meeting for my former boss. I mispronounced his name. His assistant laughed. It happened often. I would meet him, as I met many guests of my former boss, Israel’s Ambassador to the U … [Read more...] about Don’t Seek Mentors – In Memory of My Great Teacher, Ilia Salita (z’l)
By Michael Lawrence Nonprofit organizations have been watching and planning toward this steady but seismic change. $30 trillion in wealth is set to be passed to the next generations over the coming years as what many deem the wealthiest generation yet ages and looks to leave … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for the Transition of Wealth
By Doron Kenter In Fourth Grade (or thereabouts), we learned the five “W”s - Who, What, Where, Why, and When. Whether it was in service of a book report or a current events project, we asked and answered the five “W”s, guiding us to certain of the essential issues at hand … [Read more...] about When Are We Waiting For? Timing Is Everything.
By Michael Lawrence Israelis built this country. But not alone. Never alone. Jews abroad have given generously and philanthropically, strengthening Israel and Israeli life. Last week the title of an opinion piece in Israel’s largest daily newspaper “Israel HaYom” caugh … [Read more...] about Israelis Shouldn’t Fund Diaspora Jews?