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
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