After the Earth Moved an editorial from The Forward For American Jews who give generously to charity, there is often an inner struggle: How much should they support other Jews, and how much should they give to causes in the wider world? The response to the tragedy befalling … [Read more...] about The Need to Work Together
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