This is part 3 of a series on the impact of the worldwide recession on fundraising. Written by Mal Warwick and Dan Doyle, you can find both analysis and suggestions from these seasoned professionals. Nine practical steps you can take now 1) Don’t panic. You may even find opportunities opening up in these difficult times. Other fundraisers (and, more often, their bosses) are panicking. They’re eliminating donor acquisition, canceling … [Read more...] about Recessionary Fundraising – Some Practical Steps
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The Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego recently held a forum addressing "Strong Governance in Weak Times". The various strategies shared are items we should all be reviewing on a continuous basis. They seem like best practice, but sometimes we all need a little nudge: Stick to your organization's mission and avoid mission drift Increase oversight of finances and investments by convening often Explore new sources of income Review … [Read more...] about Ongoing Strategies
Here are links to some new articles we recently added to our Resources section: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? Falling through the net? Comprehensive survey into charities attitudes towards online giving With very little data available on how the voluntary sector views internet fundraising, … [Read more...] about Recent Resources
It appears that CAJE - the New York City based Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education - is the first of the alphabet soup of Jewish organizations that may be closing up shop. In an email sent out Friday, CAJE states, "It is with regret, that we have to inform you, our dear members and longtime CAJE friends, that CAJE, the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, will not hold its annual conference originally scheduled for … [Read more...] about A Time for Rethinking and Change
Last week, the court appointed trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC mailed claim forms to more than 8,000 potential victims - both individuals and institutions with open accounts in the 12 months preceding the collapse. This mailing did not include potential secondary victims (i.e. those invested through Merkin's Ascot Partners). Advertisements were also published in various U.S. and Israeli newspapers. Jeffrey Katzenberg's … [Read more...] about The Madoff Loss – How Large Might it Grow
Park City, Utah is an unlikely place to find a thriving and growing Jewish community. And an even more unlikely place for an endowed Rabbinic chair. But in Park City you find key elements of community being addressed, both from a spiritual point and a learning point. For as you read yesterday in our interview with Adam Bronfman, he believes "Judaism is defined by ideas, community and a passion for building a better tomorrow." Because a strong … [Read more...] about Jewish Identity Building, Bronfman Style