Something is definitely not right at Hadassah, and it goes way beyond a continuing series of PR disasters the past year. According to the lead story in today's New York Jewish Week, less than twenty-four hours after implementing the largest staff reduction in the organization's … [Read more...] about How Sick is Hadassah?
an opinion piece from Dan Brown, founder of eJewish Philanthropy: They say the ability to generate confidence is a leadership trait - and I agree. As such, and from where I sit, two of the largest Jewish organizations in the world have a serious leadership problem. The two: … [Read more...] about The Ability to Generate Confidence
a guest post by Rabbi Stewart Weiss: As the story goes, several years ago a down-and-out man approached Albert Reichman - he of the billionaire philanthropist brothers - and asked him for a loan of $1,000. "All right," said Reichman, "I am prepared to loan you the money. But … [Read more...] about The Bear-Market Blessing
Shabbat Shalom … [Read more...] about “A Penny for Your Thoughts”
It's hard not to be mesmerized by the unfolding affair of Bernard Madoff, not to be in awe of how one individual kept such a gigantic fraud going over a period of decades. Those of us who monitor the allocation of valuable philanthropic dollars are bemoaning the funds that were … [Read more...] about Ignorance Was Bliss