from The Jerusalem Post For Chabad.org, failure is not an option One of the world's most important Internet sites for traditional Jewish content, outreach, and on-line interaction is struggling for cash, Chabad.org director Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin said this week. ...the very real financial crisis that has pounded the world economy world has threatened Chabad.org, which supplies Jewish-related news, spiritual and moral support, in-depth … [Read more...] about Even Chabad.org Needs a Stable Financial Foundation
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
A great deal has been said about the work of the committees of the Board of Directors and the important contribution the committees make to the success of the organization. How can a director of a non-profit organization and the chair of the board insure the success of the committees’ functioning? One of the best ways is to invest in the development and assignment of the appropriate professional staff members to work with the chairpersons of the … [Read more...] about The Secret of A Successful Committee Process: The Lay Leader – Staff Relationship
Jerusalem's Anglo community is rife with rumors that Michael Oren, a senior research fellow at Jerusalem's Shalem Center, will be named Israel's next Ambassador to the United States. Taken together with the Prime Minister's recent announcement that Natan Sharansky is his candidate to head JAFI, it appears this conservative oriented think-tank is poised for great influence in the current government. The Shalem Center is home to the Adelson … [Read more...] about Sheldon Adelson: Minister Without Portfolio
Yesterday, The Jewish Funders Network announced $1.7 in new funds generated for their Matching Grant Initiative for Strengthening Israel’s Image program. Here's a list of the recipients: • Aish Hasbara Fellowship • American Friends of Likud/Caravan for Democracy • Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations • Dor Chadash for AmbassaDORs program • Fuel for Truth • Hope for Heroism • Israel on Campus Coalition • … [Read more...] about JFN Releases List of Grant Recipents for Israel Image Program
According to the Australian Jewish News, "one of the titans of the Australian Jewish community, Richard Pratt, is gravely ill. Pratt, whose pioneering success in the packaging and recycling industries made him one of Australia's richest men, has been suffering from prostate cancer. Media reports suggest that the 75-year-old has been released from hospital and is resting at his home. His Pratt Foundation is one of Australia's largest … [Read more...] about Richard Pratt Gravely Ill
As part of the continuing aftermath of the economic meltdown of 2009, there is lots of talk of an increase in nonprofit mergers. While some organizations have already shut their doors, others are considering a merger as a means to survival. In my experience [I have worked for two large philanthropies that merged] the road to successful merger is filled with many potholes that can make for a very bumpy trip. To ease the journey organizations must … [Read more...] about Considering a Merger? Figure Out Your Messaging Strategy First