The American based Jewish Funders Network came to town this past week, but you'd never know it. You see, the community of Israeli philanthropists participating in the Conference put a noose around the JFN's neck and held them hostage. They told the JNF they "suffer at the hands of Israeli gossip columnists" and pushed the JNF team against the wall. The sessions were closed to the media; a 180 degree turn from the JFN's normal … [Read more...] about Israeli Philanthropists: Afraid of Transparency
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more housecleaning... The Jewish Funders Network announced this past Tuesday its plan to open a permanent branch office here in Israel. The decision will allow JFN to better meet the needs of its growing membership in Israel. According to JFN President Mark Charendoff, "Our ability to open an office in this location marks a new stage of maturity for the Israeli philanthropic community. It will offer a place for Israel based funders … [Read more...] about JFN Comes to Israel
10 Questions Every Blogger Should Ask Themselves Before Posting To help you in these crucial editing stages, we thought we would lay down some important questions bloggers can ask themselves so they can make an honest, constructive and critical appraisal of their work before posting it up for the world to see. Asking these simple questions could mean the difference between a hastily written blog article that remains obscure and a well-written, … [Read more...] about Do You Blog?
10 Steps to Being Found on Search Engines by Laura Quinn, Director, Idealware Does your organization show up on the first page of results in search engines like Google or Yahoo? The content and structure of your website can have a dramatic effect on how easily potential constituents can find you via search engines. This article explains how. Let's do an experiment. Go to Google and type in the most commonly used version of your organization's … [Read more...] about The Power of Search
From the recent NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference we would like to share Mark Rovner and Katya Andresen's overview of donors' seven needs to feel fulfilled. With all the shiny technology tools out there, it's easy for us to be blinded to the fact technology is about bonds, not wires. It's human connections that matter. In other words, some very human principles make or break the success of absolutely everything we do online. From the … [Read more...] about What Buddha and Freud Have to Do with Nonprofit Marketing
It's that time of the year again. Among other things, you should take this opportunity to clean out your inbox and various folders. We've received a number of links in the past few weeks we'd like to pass on and will be doing this over the next few days. We also have some new resource information from the recent Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference coming your way. Stay tuned and have a great week! … [Read more...] about Pesach Cleaning