Or, do all organizations with a blog need a policy? How do you determine when a nonprofit blogging policy is needed? How do organizations create policies? Here's a story from behind the firewall of a large nonprofit organization - the names and particulars have been changed - but here's how the blogging process unfolded: As the organization's blogger, I facilitated creating the policy. There was/is a lot of fear about encouraging the use … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Blog Policy?
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Which of these situations are all too familiar? 1) People call your organization asking for assistance with issues you don't focus on, because they confuse your nonprofit with another nonprofit. 2) You don’t have an “elevator speech” because it’s just too hard to explain what it is you do in 30 seconds. 3) You have trouble finding your own organization’s table at a community festival, because your banner and materials look just like … [Read more...] about Branding 101
The signs of an economic downturn continue as a new study shows that donations made in response to direct-marketing appeals are growing at a considerably slower rate than in past years, according to a new study reported on by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Direct-Marketing Appeals Produced Sluggish Results Last Year By Elizabeth Schwinn "The signs of an economic downturn continue as a new study shows that donations made in response to … [Read more...] about Economy’s Impact on Solicitations
A selection of recent articles and postings around the nonprofit world you may find of interest; first in our Jewish world followed by some links to recent non-profit blog posts. Study: Consultants May Hold the Key to Future of Synagogues A new study examining efforts at long-range planning in synagogues found that -- under the right conditions -- outside consultants, if armed with an understanding of both the business and the nonprofit worlds, … [Read more...] about In The Press
59. The dark cool stones of the Kotel, smoothed by thousands of hands and millions of tears. 60 Ways I Love Israel by Rachel Bookstein on The 60 Bloggers project; a co-production of Jewlicious.com and the Let My People Sing Festival. It is published daily for 60 days to celebrate Israel’s 60 birthday. Shabbat Shalom form Jerusalem … [Read more...] about 60 Ways I Love Israel
MyJewishLearning.com is proud to announce the creation of its Editorial Fellowship program. The inaugural two-year fellowship will begin in September 2008, concluding in August 2010. The fellowship is open to recent college graduates interested in writing, editing, Jewish life, and new media. MyJewishLearning.com, a transdenominational source of Jewish information, is currently undergoing a major site redesign, ramping up technological … [Read more...] about New Editorial Fellowship