Operation Shalom . . . A Call to Unify the Jewish Community As Jews, we often claim to want to make a commitment to building community. There is no doubt in our minds that we are at a crossroads where so many people around the nation and the world, and especially in our very own communities, need connections with other Jews. The devastating earthquake in Haiti has brought such a strong wave of attention and charitable support across the globe, … [Read more...] about Operation Shalom: A Call to Unify the Jewish Community
The fruit of three thousand years of civilization and a hundred generations of suffering may not be sacrificed by us. It will be sacrificed if dissipated. Assimilation is national suicide. And assimilation can be prevented only by preserving national characteristics and life as other peoples, large and small, are preserving and developing their national life. - excerpt from “A Call to the Educated Jew” by Louis Brandeis History teaches … [Read more...] about August (1929) and Everything After: The Jewish Agency at the Crossroads of History
With increasing frequency, nonprofit CEOs ask me what skills they should look for in hiring a marketing and communications (MarCom) professional today. CEOs understand that while certain skills and experience are a constant, the advent of the technology revolution requires mastery of an entirely new skill set and the facility to quickly adopt and smartly apply the next important emerging digital applications. Determining which skills your … [Read more...] about The Top Ten Skills You Want in Your MarCom Professional Now
by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin The Jewish and non-Jewish media have offered various opinions and news reports about non-profits and their financial behaviors. After reading “Raising The Bar”, a provocative editorial in New York’s Jewish Week recently and a highlighted posting on eJewish Philanthropy (February 8th) we feel compelled to further discuss the importance of financial transparency. Today the “new normal” demands that the … [Read more...] about Transparency: An Enduring Component of the Non-Profit World
Recently, a wonderful young leader, Seth Cohen of Atlanta, wrote a blog piece advocating that younger leaders and funders would do well to learn from and not dismiss the wisdom of those whose life experience might provide welcome insights for them. He called that older group “WiseGen.” At first blush, I was inclined to read this as a “shout out” to my own work. After all, for several years, the name of this blog, the address of our website, … [Read more...] about “WiseGen”…. If Only!