First, a story : Almost a year ago, I met with representatives from one of Israel’s leading television and media networks, who had the backing of a prominent philanthropist to implement a social media strategy for Israel’s 60th birthday. Someone had recommended that they meet me, and I prepared a comprehensive presentation about what I called “Israel 2.0,” where we would create and implement a strategy that would celebrating Israel’s … [Read more...] about Starting a Facebook Group Is Not a Social Media Strategy
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both stories from the Jerusalem Post (click the titles for the complete article): Holier than thou? Donations from evangelicals are critical to welfare funding, but rabbis are divided on whether it is kosher to accept money from messianic Christians. Jewish American songs for Shabbat, the High Holy Days and Jerusalem play in the background as one waits for the phone to be picked up at the Jerusalem headquarters of the International … [Read more...] about News of Note
This past Thursday night, the PresenTense Institute concluded their 2nd summer fellowship program with a presentation to the community on the extraordinary projects they have been hard at work on these past six weeks. eJewish Philanthropy will be profiling many of them for you over the next two weeks. So today, as we introduce our newest project, Cool People, Cool Stuff (tm), I find no better candidate for our first profile than Hey Yiddle … [Read more...] about Hey, Yiddle Diddle
Today we introduce Cool People, Cool Stuff ™ our most ambitious Symposia project to date. Through these posts and resources, we will look at the new and innovative entrepreneurs and the endeavors they are creating on multiple comments. We are at the beginning stage of developing a reference library of the various organizations and foundations involved in social entrepreneurship programs and new leadership development in Israel, North America … [Read more...] about Cool People, Cool Stuff ™
Welcome to Symposia and Much More, the newest addition to eJewish Philanthropy's Resource section. Miriam-Webster defines Symposia as a collection of opinions on a subject and this is certainly one way we plan to use this area. We also hope it will serve as a special stand-alone, easy to locate, resource for a limited number of topics we will delve into with greater depth than on a blog post. We're still adding some tech-finishing touches, but … [Read more...] about An Introduction
Last night I had the privilege of attending the 2008 PresenTense Fellowship Pitch Day at Yad Ben-Zvi here in Jerusalem. There, PresenTenses' 2nd cohort of fellows presented their ventures to the community. It was not just the culmination event of their work, but a testimony to the hours of support that volunteers, coaches, mentors, friends, colleagues, peers, teachers, and more have invested in all the various projects. I've been around the … [Read more...] about Windows into the Future