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
In a recent JTA op-ed piece, Adene Sacks of the Jim Joseph Foundation shared a critical insight about the state of philanthropy and Jewish innovation. One the one hand, social entrepreneurs need support that “nurtures these early stage ventures into maturity and supports the g … [Read more...] about Building a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem
by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin Obtaining financial support for non-profit organizations has always required unique approaches, looking for the next set of creative ideas and methods to tap into pockets of financial resources. Long considered “trail blazers” in mob … [Read more...] about Can Investments and Charitable Giving Co-exist?
by Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner Reading The Jerusalem Post yesterday, it occurred to me that Birthright Israel NEXT's work has a visibility problem. Haviv Rettig Gur writes regarding Taglit-Birthright Israel “these connections are wasted if they are not directed at new Jewish e … [Read more...] about Birthright Israel NEXT and the Invisible Doubling Effect
by Nanette Fridman As we embark upon 2010, Jewish communities across the country continue to work diligently to retool their organizations to allow for sustainable operations. If you spend time in many Jewish communal organizational board rooms or communal gathering places … [Read more...] about Planning for Your Community’s Future