According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Contributions continue to pour in for relief efforts in Haiti. Eight days after the massive earthquake struck, donors have contributed more than $305-million to 32 U.S. nonprofit groups. The pace of giving for Haiti is running ahead … [Read more...] about Is There a Downside to Giving On Impulse?
by James Besser Two weeks ago, Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt wrote a fascinating column about a 1950s report on redundancy and wastage in the American Jewish world, and how so many of the problems highlighted in the report continue. Do we really need an … [Read more...] about Jewish Organizations: Too Many, or Not Different Enough?
With 2009 happily over, we can now focus on a new decade - hopefully one that brings us healthily back from the brink of economic implosion fueled by greed, avarice and very poor judgment. So with a modestly optimistic eye gazing out at the year ahead, here are my marketing … [Read more...] about Marketing Predictions 2010
You may think that this posting, my first in the year 2010, written just after the onslaught of end-of-year fundraising requests, is about the tone, content, and timing of those requests for our money. Indeed, one could have an interesting post about that, especially now that … [Read more...] about A Plea for Less Guilt Inducing Philanthropy
Adene Sacks, program director at the Jim Joseph Foundation, writing in the JTA: What social entrepreneurs really need ... As a foundation program director, I learn a great deal from observing the fate of entrepreneurs in the private sector. In that world, it is standard … [Read more...] about The Need For a Funding Roadmap